Updated May 13, 2020 by Karen Bennett

The 10 Best Stocking Stuffers

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in November of 2017. If the people in your life have been good this year, make sure Santa rewards them with one or more of these thoughtful stocking stuffers. These petite presents may be small, but they can prove to be both very useful and entertaining. You’ll find something for everyone, including yummy snacks, personal care items, handy pocket-sized tools, and games that are fun for the whole family. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best stocking stuffer on Amazon.

10. Rugged Roots Beard Balm

9. Magnelex Magnetic Wristband

8. Star Wars USB Wall Charger

7. Angelina Sherpa-Lined Socks

6. Suzi Barrett Affirmators! Cards

5. M&M’s Jars Pack of 3

4. SoulGenie HealthAndYoga Palm Urchin

3. Crayola Glitter Gel Pens

2. BluShore Telescopic Reusable Straw

1. Hasbro Monopoly Deal

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Felix Doolittle Rustic Bouquet Bookplates These vibrantly colored plates will help you keep track of your books and also add a little art to your life. They feature red and yellow flowers in a vase, with your name printed on the bottom. They go well in novels, as well as your notebooks and journals. They’re archived to last generations, and make a great gift for book lovers of all ages. felixdoolittle.com

Hay Cane Key Ring This functional and utilitarian snap hook is made of durable aluminum with a vibrant, stylish two-tone coating in your choice of blue, green, or lilac, each with metallic-colored accents. The bright colors can help you find your keys when they’re buried in the bottom of your backpack or purse. It measures 3.75 inches in length and 1.5 inches in width. hay.com

Editor's Notes

May 11, 2020:

In this update, we added Hasbro Monopoly Deal, which is a great alternative to the full-blown board game of Monopoly. That game is great, of course, but sometimes you just don’t have the hours on hand that it usually takes to get through it. This card game can be played in as little as 15 minutes and can include anywhere from two to five players, and the winner is the first one to collect three sets of properties. This highly popular game replaces the Monarch Playing Cards on our list, as it tends to be a little more exciting and fast-paced.

We also added in the BluShore Telescopic Reusable Straw, which is convenient for when you’re camping or visiting a theme park. It’s convenient to have on hand when you don’t want to use throw-away straws or when there aren’t any of those around. It’s actually a great alternative to the cardboard straws used by parks like the Disney-owned ones. Just open it up to your desired length and place it into your cup. When you’re done, rinse it off and place it back into the included compact carrying tube. Everything is made of sturdy stainless steel, and the tube is attached to a carabiner, so it’s a cinch to clip onto your purse, a bag, or your key ring. Also included is a handy little brush for washing it.

The Crayola Glitter Gel Pens are another new addition that replaces the AmazaPens Glitter Pack, which some users say run out of ink rather quickly. The Crayola pens come in vibrant shades of gold, green, orange, pink, purple, and blue that are sure to delight artists of all ages, making them great for anyone who likes to color, doodle, or keep a scrapbook or a bullet journal.

You can’t go wrong with chocolate, so consider going with the M&M’s Jars Pack of 3. One or two of these packs can fill everyone’s stocking, and the famous outer shells will keep them from melting, even if your stockings are right next to the fire. If you live somewhere with cold winters, you can’t go wrong with the Angelina Sherpa-Lined Socks, which feature anti-skid pads on the bottom and are available in a variety of fun colors and patterns. If you’ve got a sci-fi fan in the house, check out the Star Wars USB Wall Charger, which resembles a miniature Death Star and can charge either one or two devices at a time, and it lights up green when it’s plugged in.


Karen Bennett
Last updated on May 13, 2020 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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