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Unique Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Stuffing the stocking is a serious undertaking for our family – a tradition brought over from my family. Today I’m sharing a few unique stocking stuffer ideas for the whole family!

Every Christmas Day, we’d save the stockings for last. Everyone in the family added items to everyone else’s stockings! They were STUFFED FULL! I’m not sure what was more fun – discovering cool items to tuck into stockings, or finding out what cool items other people had found! We’ve loved finding unique, fun, bizarre, laughable, and useful items to tuck into the stockings until they are full to bursting!

So consider this your “stocking” – a post stuffed full of ideas for you to use as you fill stockings in your house!

Unique Stocking Stuffer Ideas for  Grownups!

Stocking Stuffer Idea Ice Chips candy boxes

Ice Chips Candy – A good for you candy made from 100% Birchwood xylitol, which is both dentist and diabetic approved. Ice Chips are the perfect healthy alternative for those with a sweet tooth and come in a variety of fun flavors, including Root Beer Float, Licorice, Orange Cream, Sour Cherry, Berry Mix, Lemon and more! Invented by a pair of grannies, and winner of ABC’s Shark Tank, these chip-shaped candies have great flavor. They also make  an energy powder called enrgICE which provides a cool burst of energy without the jitters of coffee!

Stocking Stuffer Idea Cozy Socks

Cariloha Bamboo Socks – I. Cannot. Take. These. Socks. Off! My other fuzzy socks are doomed. Cariloha, makers of all things comfortable and bamboo, has these fantastic slipper socks you’re going to WANT to find in your stocking. Wait. A stocking IN a stocking! Ahhh! Anyway. The soft and squishy bamboo in these socks naturally repels odors, allergens, and skin irritations, to keep feel feeling amazing (fresh and clean). No slip silicon foot beads and extra wide comfy elastic at the top ensure they stay on your feet and so do you! They come in a soft blue and a white, and in anklet or crew lengths.

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The Heart of Christmas Movie – Who doesn’t love a good movie? A new DVD is a perfect stocking stuffer. Maybe something Christmasy to watch after all the gifts are opened!? This one’s a tear-jerker. Based on the true story of a boy who brought together a town, this story of compassion is especially compelling at Christmastime, evoking the spirit of selfless giving. Terimally ill Dax isn’t going to make it to Christmas, so the whole town pulls together to give a special and heartwarming gift to this boy and his family. Ah! Are your eyes tearing up yet? It’s a wonderful movie to watch or gift this time of year.

Sportline Pedometers – Add a healthy note to a stocking by ditching the candy, and adding a cool sports item. Like a pedometer! The Sportline  Pedometer is small but sleek. It accurately measures walking and hiking distances, and has an ultra compact design. Perfect for helping out with New Year’s Resolutions!

EatSmart – For the traveler, who will forever appreciate not having to stress about whether their luggage will meet airline requirements. The EatSmart Precision Voyager Digital Luggage Scale is compact and easily weighs luggage up to 110 lbs (and who is carrying around that much luggage anyway!). It has a soft grip handle and easy clip buckle and fits easily into your luggage… so when you’re coming home from Bora Bora laden with souvenirs, you’ll know whether or not you’ll need to ship some home or pack them with you! Never be surprised by those insane extra luggage fees again!

Knock Knock – I have long been a fan of the highly detailed list notes and pads from Knock Knock brand. They have a wide assortment of themed notepads that help you get it all done. Pack This, Cook This, All Out Of… notepads are great fun! My favorite (after the Social Media Citation note, which would be appropriate to give many people on Facebook!) is the To Do list, because it has categories for every kind of “to do” project! I can quickly organize my week by jotting down all my projects and tasks! Knock Knock has plenty more novelty gift items. You’ll fall on the floor with giggles when you see all the items Knock Knock has, so check them out!

Unique Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids!

Stocking Stuffer Idea, Play Tape for kids

InRoad Toys PlayTape – Tape that is printed to look like roads. Genius! Kids can instantly create roads or train tracks for toy vehicle play. Sticks to any flat surface, is easy to tear, and peels off with no residue, and you can reapply! Perfect traveling toy! As they say, “The possibilities are as endless as a desert highway!” InRoad Toys PlayTape is 100% Made in the USA.

Shop InRoad Toys PlayTape or on Amazon Prime!

unique stocking stuffer ideas

eeBoo – What can I say!? I love this brand’s unique arts and crafts materials. The colored pencil selection alone will astound you: they’ve got fluorescents and metallics in cool themes like Robots and Owls, and Mixies: dual color pencils that change color as you write! (Psst! eeBoo pencils and crayons are perfect for people who love those grown-up coloring books!). 

Shop eeBoo‘s site (it’s so pretty!) Also shop eeBoo on Amazon Prime!

Seed coins and wooden play tokens, collage

Leafcutter Designs (SHOP IS ON PAUSE)- I already shared the adorable Tiny Mail Kit with you, but Leafcutter has so much more to offer! Like Seed Money – adorable little paper money pieces that contain seeds. This time, it’s okay to throw your money around – and grow a lovely garden of greens, root veggies, or wildflowers! This could be for kids, but I think gardeners would love it also! Seeds are organic and/or heirloom and printing is plant-based so it’s perfectly safe to consume the edibles! These will be so much fun to share around (leave along with your tip, plant a secret garden!).

  • Pennies = delicate wildflowers
  • Nickels = spritely herbs
  • Dimes = crunchy root crops
  • Quarters = crispy fresh salad greens

Check out their Trade Tokens  – a reminder that the best things in life are free. Well, with just a little time and thought involved. Crafted from solid American maple wood, they are stamped by hand in the US. Archival black ink means they’ll last forever. Use and reuse – it’s like a wooden coupon!! Not just for stocking stuffers – these are great to include in shower gifts, to cheer up a friend, or use as a party favor or reward for kids!

SugarBOOGER / Ore Originals – An adorable home and family brand, you’ll find all kinds of stocking stuffer ideas here. I’m especially a fan of their silicone teethers, bibs, and the fun prints they use for water bottles, snack containers, and serving ware. You’ll find something unique and fun for any kid here!

What do you love to put in stockings!? 

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diane baum

Tuesday 14th of December 2021

Great ideas

Kelly Sas

Thursday 11th of February 2016

While some great ideas, for me they are quite pricey for stocking stuffers.

Julie Kieras

Thursday 11th of February 2016

I tried to include a range of ideas and prices - There's so many ways to do stockings! :) Some people do all dollar store items, which is so fun! And some families I know ONLY do stockings, not larger wrapped gifts, and so they put a few $5 and $10+ items inside.

These items would also make good grab bags gifts I think!


Monday 23rd of November 2015

yay! We love stocking stuffers too. Cute things.