25 Stocking Stuffers For Adults They’ll Actually Use

Gift ideas for stocking stuffers for adults that they’ll actually use!

I love this tradition for kids and adults, but it isn’t always easy coming up with stocking stuffer ideas for adults. This collection of stocking stuffers for adults will help you decide what to get your family members! 

Plus, I want to make sure you’re not wasting money on little trinkets that get tossed aside or kitschy items that won’t actually get used. 

My mom still gives my brother and I a stocking filled with little gifts each year. She is creative and comes up with the best ideas, so I’m using her as inspiration.

My list of stocking stuffers for adults includes unique items that men or women will love and are small enough to fit inside a stocking! There are ornaments, mini candles, cologne samplers, practical items, and more! 


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Stocking Stuffers For Adults


Nail Polish & Top Coat

Olive and June nail polish is hands down the best nail polish I’ve ever used. It’s guaranteed not to chip for 7 days…and it actually lives up to the promise (plus it’s only $9!). You can see my full review here if you want more details! Get individual colors, the new Matte Top Coat, nail stickers, or their new quick dry polish to add to a stocking! | Olive & June





Claw Clips

This hair accessory is back in full force! I use them all the time myself since I’m constantly pulling my hair off my face and I love that these Old Navy versions come in a two pack so I can keep one in my car and one at home at all times! | Old Navy






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Enamel Camp Mug

This little mugs can be personalized with a wide variety of options! They’re the perfect size to stick in a stocking and will keep water, coffee, or tea the right temperature! | Etsy




Yoga Socks

These are one of the best selling items on my blog! Socks are a stocking stuffer staple, but these take it to a new level! The breathable fabric and grips on the bottom make them a great option for yoga! Or, honestly just for walking around on hardwood floors 🙂 | Amazon






Beanie Knit Hat

Men always need new accessories and beanies look great on them, so snag one of these classic winter hats from Old Navy and roll it up inside a stocking! | $12 At Old Navy






Frostbeard Mini Candle 

Virtually every bookish gift guide (including mine!) includes these candles for good reason! They give readers a chance to imagine themselves inside their favorite book or turn their house into a bookstore or library! | Etsy




Beard Brush

This mini beard grooming kit would be an excellent stocking stuffer for men. It includes a beard brush, scissors, and two sided comb! All for less than $10. | Amazon





Christmas Tree Ornament 

I’m an ornament collector so I love finding a new option to add to my tree in my stocking. These smore’s ornaments are simply adorable and I love the wide variety! | Amazon





Cold Beer Coat

Go way beyond the traditional cheap beer holder with these awesome beer coats!! I love that they even come with “handles”. The variety of colors make this a perfect stocking stuffer for adults! These are as low as $13! | Uncommon Goods




Burts Bees Gift Set

Winter time means cold, dry air, so give their lips and hands a little more love! Burts Bees offers a nice selection of gift sets or you can grab individual items you know they’ll love. | Burts Bees





Succulent Tea Light Candles

A perfect option for plant lovers! These tiny tea light candles add a dose of greenery to any room and will delight plant moms. They’re a great deal at 12 for $12 too! | Amazon






Whiskey Stones

Keep your drink cold without diluting it! This set of 9 whiskey stones comes in a keepsake box and includes a pouch that can be kept in the freezer so they’re ready to use whenever you need a drink. One of the stocking stuffers for adults they’ll use over and over! | Target





Cologne Sampler Pack

Stocking stuffers for men aren’t always easy to find, but this sampler set of cologne is a great option when you don’t know what scent he’ll like! | Target






Lottery Tickets 

My husband’s family has a tradition of handing out scratch-offs on Christmas morning and I absolutely love it. While we don’t pull in Powerball level numbers, every $2 or $5 is a major victory!







Cord Organizer

It is a truth universally acknowledged that anything with a cord will get tangled. These simple gifts help keep cords under control at home or on the road. | Etsy



Cozy socks 

I wear my cozy socks virtually 24/7 in the winter months since we only have carpet in the bedrooms. Unfortunately, they tend to get lost over the summer (or more accurately – one gets lost). A fresh pair each Christmas is a welcome gift! | Amazon




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Ring Holder 

A quirky jewelry holder is a cheap and perfectly sized addition to any woman’s stocking. This cute cactus is a sweet touch to any room! | Amazon





Salt Blends

Add unique seasoning to food with this adorable collection of stacking salt blends! If you have multiple stockings to fill, you could even split them up among 2-3 people! | Uncommon Goods




Tea Drop Sampler

I love the idea of these tea blends!! No extra tea equipment required. Simply drop these into a cup of hot water and they’ll dissolve into tea! The sampler includes 5 drops each of five different varieties of tea. Plus – it’s currently on sale for only $15!! | Uncommon Goods





Bourbon Lip Balm 

This about as far from girly chapstick as it gets! Stocking stuffers for adults, especially men, can be hard to find so this is a great option for guys! | Etsy




Smart Plugs 

Control your outlets with your voice or phone! These are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. | Amazon




Tea or Coffee Sampler 

Not sure what flavors they prefer? You can’t go wrong with a sampler! Plus, if there are varieties they don’t like, they’re great to have in the house for guests. Twinings is my favorite type of tea, so I guarantee you’ll love this! | Amazon





Everyone needs batteries and it’s massively annoying when you can’t find any just as you’re about to settle in for a binge-watching session and your remote won’t work… Nothing screams stocking stuffers for adults like batteries 🙂 | Buy At Target




Facial Roller

These little tools are all the rage right now so they make great stocking stuffers for adults. Rose quartz helps to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles or can help serums and moisturizers absorb into the skin! Target is a great option for picking up beauty items at a good price. | Target



Check out my book lover’s gift guide, secret santa gift ideas, or Harry Potter gift guide too!


What are your favorite stocking stuffers for adults gift ideas?



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  1. These are such great ideas! Scratch-off lotto tickets are my go-to for people when I have no idea what to get them. I like beverage and food items, too, because people can use them and then they’re gone – no clutter!

    1. So true that sometimes stocking stuffers turn into clutter. I always appreciate food and drinks for that reason too!

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