It’s our final day of 2023 TIA Holiday Gift Guides and we are ending with stocking stuffers!
Admit it, you probably forgot all about the stockings and you’re honestly grateful we reminded you. Here are some 2023 stocking stuffer ideas so you’re not scrambling at the last minute to throw stockings together. These stocking stuffers also make great gift bag items.
2023 Stocking Stuffers
Growing up I was actually more excited about what was in my stocking than what was under the tree. Some people assume that stockings are just full of cheap junk. I disagree. I think the perfect stocking is full of smaller but quality items that signify the recipient’s likes and interests.
I got one of these back when I worked at The Home Depot. Everyone there had one of these in their orange apron. Maybe my family does more craft and home projects than most, but this little keychain has come in handy many times.
Plus, it fits perfectly into the stocking of your favorite tool junkie.
- Customer Review: “Great ruler to measure both imperial and metric. Just small enough to fit on your Keychain and large enough for most measurements.”
- Where to Buy: $5.97 at The Home Depot or start at $9.72 on Amazon.
To me, this is the perfect, thoughtful, functional stocking stuffer. They can put it on their keys, attach it to their backpack, keep it in the car, or their purse. And when they need a tool (or tools) in a pinch, this will be their saving grace, and they’ll think of you every time. AND it’s a snowflake, can’t get more holiday than that!
- Customer Review: “Glad I got this little gem. I don’t have to look in my toolbox for these tools as I have it all in one. I also like that I can carry this everywhere I go and it fits in my purse, or backpack. It is compact to have even in my pocket when I am working on something.”
- Where to Buy: 2-Pack on Amazon for $10.99 (reg. price $14.99)
I like to put something seasonal or wintery in every stocking. This beanie has a 4.5 rating and over 17k reviews. It’s form-fitting and designed to keep you warm. Available in 15 different colors and suitable for both men and women. The perfect winter accessory and stocking stuffer.
- Amazon Review: “Love the weight and quality of the fabric. Fits perfectly without having to readjust constantly. Color is true to the picture. Definitely recommend.”
- Where to Buy: Only $9.99 on Amazon.
Some kind of food is essential in every stocking in my opinion. It can be sweet, salty, savory or whatever you want. However, I like it to have a seasonal theme. I really like this variety of chocolate bars.
PRO TIP: disperse one of these variety packs across a variety of stockings. While you can intentionally give certain flavors or designs you know they will love, there is a little extra added fun in watching people show-off, share, or even swap whatever flavors they receive.
- Customer Review: “I love Moodibrs! I’ve eaten them many times from various brick and mortar stores, and I’ve never been disappointed. They are so fun and adorable on the outside, but inside it’s seriously delicious high end chocolate! Like you can feel the difference when you eat it, there’s no waxy feeling. This is the good stuff!
And I love that this company isn’t trying to pass off low quality chocolate in adorable packaging. It’s like they are having fun, no doubt, but still taking their chocolate REALLY seriously, know what I mean? I’m so excited about this Christmas collection of Moodibars, and I can’t wait to see my friend’s face when he opens the package… he’s a total chocoholic!”
- Where to Buy: 5-pack of chocolate $18.99 on Amazon.
I think “something fun” is essential in every stocking or gift bag, and whatever that is I like the challenge that it also has to be small. A simple deck of cards can provide endless amounts of fun, but I also like to show people something new, and fun for a wide array of people.
Taco VS Burrito is made for players ages six and up, requires two to four players, and a game only takes 15 minutes to play. This game is perfect to play as a family, with friends, or even while traveling.
- Amazon Review: “Did you all know this was made by a kid?!? That made me love this game even more. I’ve only played with adults but it’s easy to teach kids too. Kind of like exploding kittens but tacos and burritos instead.”
- Where to Buy: $24.99 on Amazon.
Available in three sizes and 13 colors. The compact packaging makes it fit perfectly into the stocking of your favorite gym rat, a beach lover, or a yogi. They will think of you every time they use them.
4.4 Stars rating on Amazon from over 16,000 reviews.
- Amazon Review: “I’m absolutely thrilled with my microfiber travel/camping towel! This little wonder has become an essential part of my outdoor adventures. Its compact size makes it incredibly convenient to pack, and I’m amazed by how quickly it absorbs moisture. I have bought many sizes of this product. I keep a medium towel in my car. I have a small one in my backpack when I travel. I used my first towel on a 3 week backpacking trip to Switzerland. It is awesome!”
- Where to Buy: Available on Amazon for $9.99 – $20.99.
Everyone needs lip balm in winter, may as well make it fun. Just like the chocolate bars, I like to buy a variety pack and disperse the different balms in various stockings.
I’ve bought these exact Burt’s Bees seasonal Christmas lip balms for gift bags before. Everyone really enjoyed them. However, that’s not surprising considering they have a 4.7 Amazon rating and almost 29k reviews.
- Amazon Review: “Bought this for my husband. I get him some every Christmas. He looks forward to seeing what flavors he gets. His favorite is Mango.”
- Where to Buy: $11.99 on Amazon.
Perfect stocking stuffer for the person notorious for losing their keys, phone, or whatnot. Have them attach it to whatever they constantly lose. Next time they will be able to find it in a flash and anxiety-free.
- Amazon Review: “This is now the third batch of Tiles I’ve bought, they are the best trackers if you use an Android phone. I put them in my luggage when I travel, in my backpack when I commute, in my purse every day, and on my keys. I also have the app on my phone and tablet, so if I lose any of these items I can find them with the push of a button (literally). They helped me track my delayed luggage on a recent flight! I wish the batteries were replaceable, so I wouldn’t have to keep buying new Tiles every few years – I’d pay more per tile for this!”
- Where to Buy: $24.99 on Amazon.
I bought this eye mask for myself and have told everyone about it since. It’s great for unwinding at the end of a long day or relieving eye strain after working on a computer. This will be like slipping a mini spa into someone’s stocking.
- Amazon Review: “Suggested by one of my friends. I’ve had this product for about a week now and I am really enjoying it. I love coming home to shower get in my cozy clothes and slap this mask on. I even put it on my forehead while watching tv in bed. My ear was achy and I used it for that too.”
- Where to Buy: $31.99 on Amazon.
Speaking of spa…face mask anyone?
Go ahead, accuse me of lying. But I know plenty of women AND men who enjoy face masks, especially if it smells like “freshly baked gingerbread” or a warm cup of “minty cocoa”. I also like gifting face masks and other items that remind people to slow down and relax because the lead-up to the holidays can be so nerve-wracking.
This is another item I’d split up between stockings or gift bags. This set is a 12-pack and has four different scents: eggnog, minty cocoa, fresh gingerbread, and candy cane sundae.
- Amazon Review: “I admit to buying these because they are cute gnomes. My sister and I have enjoyed using them because they are easy to use and made our faces feel amazing. I have purched more to give to friends, family, and coworkers.”
- Where to Buy: $19.99 on Amazon.
Are you filling a golfers stocking? Golf tees fit perfectly in the average stocking. Feel free to browse the whole collection of golf tees, but we included links to a few of our favorites
- YATTA Golf Telos Premium Golf Tees, Adjustable Golf Tees: $12.04 on Amazon.
- Tornado Tee High Performance Golf Tee: $24.99 on Amazon.
- RECTEEFIER Chapman Pack – Slice/Hook Correction Golf Tee: $13.98 on Amazon.
- Putt Light Beer Bottle Golf Tees: $19.99 on Amazon.
Last but not least is a staple item that I have had in every stocking growing up, and now I put them in my own family’s stockings: a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. This is a much better version of the orange in a stocking tradition in my opinion.
The most common versions are milk or dark chocolate with infused orange flavor. Not only do they taste great, but to eat them you actually have to smack the bottom of the chocolate onto a hard surface and the chocolate breaks into perfect wedges.
Fun fact: Where did the tradition of putting an actual orange or clementine in Christmas stockings come from? One theory is that they’re said to represent a gift of gold from Saint Nicholas. And that oranges in the stocking stems from the generosity of Saint Nicholas (also known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle and Old Saint Nick), who was the son of a wealthy merchant and later in life a bishop.
- Amazon Review: “What I don’t like about this is it is soooooo delicious that I can’t just eat a few of the wedges. Once I open the box a little voice says more, more, more. The subtle flavor of orange with the delicious milk chocolate is just too ooo delicious.”
- Where to Buy: Available in 1, 4, or 6-packs on Amazon.
MORE 2023 TIA Holiday Gift Guides
That completes our list of 2023 Holiday Stocking Stuffers. Need more gift ideas? Check out our other TIA 2023 Holiday Gift Guides.
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Past Gift Guides
Check out our past TIA Gift Guides for more ideas on holiday gifts.