17 Of The Best Stocking Stuffers That Aren’t Just Chapstick And Toothbrushes

There are two types of people in the world: those who hate stocking stuffers and those who love ’em. I’m solidly in the pro-stocking stuffer category. Who doesn’t love the thoughtful little baubles and frippery? None of which you NEED, but those thoughtful items make life fun.

The best thing about the items on this list is that they’ll keep. Yep. Buy ’em now and have thoughtful gifts at the ready for those grown-up moments everyone else forgets about. Winter holidays, sure. But graduations, promotions, housewarmings — any of these gifts could work for whatever gift-giving scenario that presents itself. (Presents! Ha! Totally unintended, but Imma go ahead and take credit for it.)

Here, you’ll find a list of stocking stuffers and fun gifts for practically everyone on your “nice” list.


Gaia Bath Bomb

Taking a bath is one of life’s little pleasures, and this bath bomb will be sure to make your recipient smile.

gaia bathbomb

SHOP – $10

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Sleeping masks are the new ‘it’ thing, and this cult favorite from Laneige gets top marks for smelling good (and not tasting like a medicine cabinet if some accidentally makes its way into your mouth).

LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask

SHOP – $22

Glossie Balm Dotcom

I own the limited edition cookie butter version of The Balm Dotcom and it smells great, goes on sheer, and isn’t sticky or gloopy.

balm dotcom

SHOP – $12

Botanical Bath Soak

Pretty yet practical, this botanical bath soak will look good on the edge of the tub until the recipient is ready to use it.

botanical bath soak

SHOP – $9

Ugg Adah Cozy Chenille Socks

It’s a scientific fact that you can’t have too many fuzzy socks.

ugg adah cozy chenille socks

SHOP – $20

Grapefruit Mimosa Cubes

Brunch is a state of mind, not a time on a watch dial, and these mimosa cubes make anytime brunch time.

luxe cube grapefruit

SHOP – $17

Dog Person Keychain

People who love their animals are sooooo my people. Let your recipient show their status as a dog aficionado with this cute keychain.

fan club dog person keychain

SHOP – $8

Blooming Lollipops

One of the most genius gifts ever: gift your bestie one of these yummy lollipops, and when she’s done, she can plant ‘em. The herb or flower seeds are embedded in the compostable sticks.

uncommon goods blooming lollipops

SHOP – $20

Gift sets are great if you need to buy more than one gift, but are short on time. Buy the package, wrap each one individually, tie on a bow, jab on a glitter sticker…and boom…you’ve got yourself a present, my friend.

Caroline Herrera Good Girl Rollerball Gift Set

Whenever you have an opportunity to gift yummy scents, you should take it. This rollerball set featuring three different sets is a great gift for stylish friends.

rollerball perfumes

SHOP – $30

Buxom Crown Jewels Plumping Lip Gloss Set

Cosmetics brand Buxom has a rep to protect: bold, voluptuous pigments for people who aren’t afraid to let their true colors show. Gift this lip gloss set to your friend who wears heels to the dog park.

buxom lip gloss set

SHOP – $25

Jo Malone Fragrance Discovery Set

Proper and polite, Jo Malone’s brand is built on elegance. Gift these fragrances to your favorite auntie, the one who has season tickets to the opera.jo malone london travel size cologne set

SHOP – $115

Team From Around The World Set

Tea lovers may seem like they’re laid back, but let me tell you this: every person I know who drinks tea instead of coffee is a certified badass. Offer a tube of tea as tribute, and back away slowly.

uncommongoods Tea from Around the World Set

SHOP – $55

Tory Burch 4-Pc. Fragrance Miniatures Gift Set

No one does modern preppy like Tory Burch. I always imagine the TB fragrance style to be that of a present-day Audrey Hepburn: pretty, neat, and a little romantic whimsy.

Tory Burch Fragrance Miniatures Gift Set

SHOP – $48

Dylan’s Candy Bar Chocolate Bar Gift Set

C’mon who doesn’t like candy? No one, that’s who, and this sampler set will have at least something they’ll love.

dylan's cand bar chocolate bar gift set

SHOP – $15

Kitsch Holiday Scrunchies

Where do good scrunchies go to die? Perhaps it’s one of those things you find out when you die, like who killed Jimmy Hoffa or what happened to Atlantis. We may never know for sure, but one thing’s for certain: everyone could use more scrunchies. Especially these cute ones by Kitsch.

mykitsch holiday scrunchies

SHOP – $10

Tarte Iconic Palette Library Amazonian Clay Collectors Set

Send one Tarte palette in this set of four to your bestie. Then plan a girl’s night out where you’ll all show off your new colors.

tarte iconic palette

SHOP – $49

Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush Trio

I know I err toward the side of hyperbole, but this looks-good-on-everyone set is seriously genius. The packaging is adorable, too.

blush trio

SHOP – $25


Do you love or hate stocking stuffers? What’s your favorite stuffer on this list? Tell us in the comments below!

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