Stocking Stuffer Ideas

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One of the traditions in our family is that of the Christmas Stocking.


We, like many families open them first thing on Christmas morning. We wrap up lots of small gifts and cram them in as much as possible. Gifts usually range from sweets & chocolate through to novelty items or CDs. Even our cats have a stocking!


I still use my stocking from 1999 – its tradition!

We try to be different every year with the content but we also have our favourites too – such as a magazine to read after Christmas or during quiet times. Of course we also have to the obligatory chocolate orange in the foot of the stocking too!


It can sometimes be hard to think of ideas for stocking stuffers, so here are some ideas which might help or inspire:

For anyone


  • Magazine / Comic Book
  • Favourite Chocolate or Sweets
  • New Toiletries –  toothbrush, shower gel, shampoo, festive flannel, bubble bath, festive shower cap, hand sanitizer,
  • CD – of a favourite band, artist or some festive tunes
  • DVD – an old favourite or a brand new one
  • Paperback book
  • Deck of cards / trading cards
  • Festive Socks
  • Glove and Scarf set
  • Christmas Undies
  • Piece of coal (or chocolate disguised as coal!)
  • Stationary
  • Novelty Puzzles
  • Handmade coupons – for days out, spa treatments, a day of baking, 100 kisses
  • New phone case

For Children


  • Small felt ornament for the tree
  • Travel game
  • Hair Bobbles
  • Novelty Festive Toys
  • Colouring Book and pencils
  • Cuddly toy
  • Whoopee Cushion
  • Chocolate coins
  • Hot chocolate / Snowman Soup
  • Bottle of bubbles
  • Stickers
  • Bouncy Ball
  • Kazoo
  • Puzzle
  • Silly String

For Teenagers 


  • Lip Balm – you can get some random flavoured ones
  • I Tunes Voucher
  • Portable Phone Charger
  • Cute keyring
  • Makeup / Nail Polish/Hair Bobbles ( the popband ones are highly recommended)
  • Necklace
  • USB stick
  • Festive bath bombs
  • Hot chocolate
  • Computer game for a console
  • Pocket Notebook
  • Journal / Diary
  • Heat Pads
  • Friendship Bracelets
  • Selfie Stick

For Adults


  • Scratch Card  (you can usually find some cute festive ones)
  • Tickets to something – a show, the cinema, the pantomime
  • Something for their hobby – craft items, golf balls, knitting needles, cupcake cases & recipe book, wooden spoon, tape measure, nails & screws etc.
  • Aftershave / Perfume – you can also buy little kits this time of year too
  • Slippers
  • Makeup
  • Earrings
  • Mini Spirit Bottles
  • Handbag Mirror
  • Car air freshener
  • Crossword puzzle book
  • Stress Ball
  • Reusable Shopping Bag
  • Speciality tea
  • Leather Wallet / Money Clip

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