20 Cool Stocking Stuffers Under $20
December 13, 2019
It’s that time of year! Lights are going up, trees are filling up lots, and everyone’s thinking about what to put in the stockings hung by the chimney with care. The trouble is, most of the things we put in stockings aren’t that useful and more often than not are tossed out before the next holiday. It’s time to change that. Here are 20 cool stocking stuffers (all under $20!) that are practical, creative, and quirky.
1. Portable Reusable Drinking Straws
The massive eco-movement that swept the nation recently saw a significant reduction in the use of plastic drinking straws. They’re unnecessary, wasteful, and easily replaced by alternative (reusable) options―like these gorgeous portable ones.
2. Screen Cleaning Pad
Fingerprints, food smudges, and all other varieties of dirt and grime layer on our phones. Instead of letting your loved one wipe the filth off on their shirts (or cheek...ew), give them something that will get the job done more effectively. These faux-suede cleaning cloths won’t scratch screens and come in packs of four.
3. “OMG, This is So Me” Candle
We all have that friend. Let her know that you both acknowledge and appreciate her, ahem, uniqueness by gifting her a candle that says it all. Hunter boots and tweed vest not included.
4. Collapsible Silicone Cup
How often do you need a cup or mug but don’t have one with you? Chances are, you’re not the only one facing this dilemma. You can’t just carry around a cup, though. They take up too much space, don’t they? Not anymore. Put a collapsible silicone cup in a stocking this Christmas, and disposable beverage containers will become a thing of the past. Better for the environment, better for your wallet.
5. Cat Wine Markers
What’s the number one party faux pas? No, it’s not knocking over the alcohol. At least, not once you reach adulthood. It’s drinking out of someone else’s glass. Keep the host or hostess in your family happy with these adorable cat wine markers.
6. Sriracha Keychain
Do you have a friend who can’t get enough hot sauce? Make sure they never have to go without their favorite condiment by giving them a sriracha keychain. That’s right, they can spice up any meal―on the go!
8. Selfie Ring Light
The key to a good selfie is the right lighting. If you know someone who experiences frequent frustration over the poor quality of their photos, this selfie ring light is exactly what they need. As a bonus, if you’re ever in need of a flashlight you can rely on its powerful LED lights.
9. Jellycat Silly Sushi California
Have you ever seen a stuffed toy that made you crave sushi? Now you have. That special someone you know who orders California rolls at every opportunity will appreciate this cute and cuddly smiling sushi.
10. Upcycled Record Coasters
Vinyl-lovers will be awed by these cleverly upcycled record coasters that are made from the centers of real records. Each one is handmade in the USA.
11. Copper Pineapple Mug
Copper mugs are at the height of popularity, which means everyone has one. But does everyone have one that’s shaped like a pineapple? We didn’t think so. Your Moscow mule-loving friend or family member will adore this unique copper pineapple mug.
12. Plantable Wish Cards
This sweet as can be gift is perfect for the gardener in your life, casual or serious. Each card contains wildflower seeds, and all you have to do is write down a wish, plant it, and then nurture it as it grows.
13. Punderdome Card Game
If you frequently have to endure bad puns from a loved one, choose this gift at your own discretion as the puns may become even worse. Punderdome challenges players to take two prompts and combine them to come up with a pun. Game night just got better.
14. Sunglasses Straps
Equip your sunglasses with a strap from Chums the next time you’re skiing, cycling, or taking a lap to ensure that they stay right where they need to be—on your face. They came in a variety of colors to match any of your shades and are priced right at $9.99.
15. Reusable Shopping Bags
Along with plastic straws, plastic bag use is declining. Help those around you help the Earth by gifting them eco-friendly shopping bags that are not only useful for multiple purposes, they’re also cute!
16. 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer
Avocados are amazing, and everyone thinks so. Consequently, you should be able to give anyone in your life this nifty 3-in-1 avocado slicer and make their year.
17. Exploding Kittens Game
If your friend group is starting to get bored with Cards Against Humanity and is looking for another game to take its place, look no further than Exploding Kittens. It’s really not what it sounds like, unless you’re picturing kittens and explosions, in which case it’s exactly that.
18. Emergency Underpants
Sure, this can be seen as a gag gift…but what if there’s ever a time when someone legitimately does need emergency underpants? They won’t be laughing then, will they?
19. Vacu Wine Saver
Anyone who is a fan of wine knows the struggle of trying to put the cork back in after opening a bottle that hasn’t been finished. Take away the hassle entirely with a pack of vacu-pump wine saver that keep wine fresher for longer.
20. Go Girl
Out in the woods, men have it easy. Women? Not so much. If you know a female hiking or camping enthusiast, you know they experience the dread of nature’s call in the wilderness. Take the discomfort out of the equation with a Go Girl.
Packed in with the novelty candy and cutesy knick knacks, add in a few of these stocking stuffers and watch everyone’s face light up. After all, what’s better on Christmas morning than making those you love happy?
Written by Sara Antonuccio for Knockaround.