December 24, 2020
Oh no. Your stockings might be hung by the chimney with care, but you just remembered that St. Nicholas is not actually coming to fill them. That’s right—you’re St. Nicholas, and you’re responsible for coming up with stocking stuffer ideas for the family. And of course, Christmas is almost here. But there’s no need to raid the storage closet in search of small “gifts.” That’s because Gopuff can deliver fun stocking stuffers in just 30 minutes.
To make your task less stressful, we curated a list of stocking stuffer ideas for the whole family, from the baby to the cutest member of the house (the dog).
Toys and Games
This is a great stuffer—that’s what she said! Fans of innuendo will love this hilarious card game, which challenges players to pair their funniest white phrase card with the red setup card in order to win the red card. The person who collects five red cards first wins the game and the admiration of 13-year-olds everywhere.
Shop Now: That’s What She Said Game ($24.99)
Create your own memes IRL with this fun card game. Players compete to create the funniest meme by pairing a picture card with a word card. A warning: This game has some mature themes and may inspire teens to become social media managers for prominent brands.
Shop Now: The Game of Meme ($5)
Bet you never thought you could fit a Slip ’n Slide into a stocking, which makes this one of the more unexpected stocking stuffer ideas. This basic model includes everything you need for slippery fun: a slide that attaches to most hoses and two ground stakes. We recommend waiting until the summer to use it, but we also know that snowbanks look mighty fluffy.
Shop Now: Super Slide Slip ’n Slide ($5)
Encourage your kid’s inner Banksy with this chalk graffiti kit, which includes 10 chalk sticks—glitter, glow and colored chalk—plus 26 stencil letters and two blending sponges. The nontoxic chalk is all washable, just in case you need to remove an errant line before the art appraisers see it.
Shop Now: Chalk Glitter & Glow Graffiti Stencil Kit ($5)
Your baby will grab this rattle right out of their stocking and immediately bring it into their mouth. Luckily, it’s textured for teething relief. It’s also easy for babies to pick up and makes a satisfying rattling sound when shaken.
Shop Now: Bright Starts Grab and Spin Rattle ($4.49)
Candy and Snacks
Make your life simple and grab a snack or candy variety pack to split up among your stockings. They’re especially perfect if you have a lot of stockings to fill, though no promises that the kids won’t argue over who got the “better” flavor.
- Doritos & Cheetos Variety Pack ($9.99)
- Skittles & Starburst Fun Size Variety Mix ($8.49)
- Fruit by the Foot Variety Pack ($2.99)
Here’s a little secret: When you fill the kids’ stockings with a bunch of mini candies, they’ll think you gave them a TON of stuff when all you did was split up a single bag.
If you’re looking for stocking stuffer ideas that will really impress the gamers of the family, try a wireless controller. It’s a bit pricier than other stocking stuffers, but will be very much appreciated as it lets gamers play across multiple devices and with multiple people. Better start working on those touchdown dances for when you own your kids or significant other in Madden.
- Gold Sony PS4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller ($64.99)—also available in Jet Black, Glacier White and Magma Red
- Microsoft Xbox One Black Wireless Controller ($64.99)
This portable wireless speaker is a great gift because its battery lasts for up to 12 hours, it’s compact and it easily clips onto things. Plus, its IPX5 waterproof rating means your loved one can take it in the shower, lounge with it at the beach or clip it onto their bathing suit while water skiing.
Shop Now: Coby IPX5 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker ($29.99)
Apple AirPods who? With a built-in mic and music controls, these Coby earbuds prove you don’t need to spend a lot to get a quality wireless earbud. We really love this stocking stuffer for people who like to listen to music or podcasts while going about their day.
Shop Now: Coby Black Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds ($39.99)
If your loved ones would prefer a more traditional over-the-ear headphone that is still wireless, these are also great. Though they may have to hang half-out of the stocking to actually fit.
Shop Now: JVC Wireless Bluetooth Headphones ($61.99)
This is a great stocking stuffer idea for people who can never find their phone charger or who want to charge their phones as easily as possible—no more fumbling to shove the charger into the port while you race to keep the battery from dying. The wireless charger is compatible with iPhone 8 and iPhone X models, newer Samsung Galaxy phones and other devices that use Qi wireless charging.
Shop Now: ChargeWorx Wireless Charging Pad ($11.99)
Another practical gift, this lightning charger for iPhones features an extra long cable that is perfect for those who would prefer to charge their phone while watching TikToks in bed.
Shop Now: Apple-Certified iPhone Lightning USB Cable 10 Ft ($15.99)
Beauty and Spa
We’re not lawyers (sorry again, Dad), but we’re pretty sure if you give your loved one a “good for one free massage” note, it’s in writing and legally enforceable. Instead, pamper your loved ones with a Yes To coconut hydrating face mask, a 100% cotton face mask that is soaked in a moisturizing serum.
Shop Now: Yes To Coconut Ultra-Hydrating Paper Mask ($3.99)
With its caffeine-infused paper eye masks and treatment cream, this two-step eye kit is designed to reduce puffiness and lighten dark circles. While it is definitely a great gift for any beauty lover in your family, you may want to slip one of these into your own stocking if you had to stay up late and play Santa.
Shop Now: Yes To Cucumbers 2-Step Eye Kit ($4.99)
Makeup brushes are great stocking ideas because every makeup lover needs them, but they’re not as fun to buy as, say, a new lipstick or eyeshadow palette. This particular fluffy eye brush is great for blending eyeshadow until the edges look blurrier than the Christmas lights after some homemade spiked eggnog.
Shop Now: e.l.f. Fluffy Eye Blender Brush ($5.99)
Dove Personal Care Gift Sets
You can’t beat the price on these Dove hair and body sets, which give you three stocking stuffers for basically the price of one. They are full size and may be a little large for your typical stocking, but that just means the stocking will look like it’s filled with extra stuff this year.
- Dove Men+Care SportCare Active + Fresh Gift Set ($9.99)
- Dove Intensive Repair Shampoo + Conditioner + Dry Shampoo Set ($9.99)
Everyone from kids to adults can enjoy this bath bomb, which turns bathtubs into a bubbling cauldron filled with fizzing black bubbles. The best part? It contains a secret surprise inside, so really, this is like two stocking stuffers in one.
Shop Now: Galaxy Bomb Black Amber Bath Fizzer ($9.99)
e.l.f. makes traveling easy with its Jet Set hydrating skincare set, which includes a cleanser, Prep and Hydrate balm, moisturizer, night cream and eye cream. All of the bottles are a TSA-approved size, which means they’ll fit well into a stocking, even if they won’t be used for travel until the After Times.
Shop Now: e.l.f. Jet Set Hydration Kit ($14.99)
This travel-sized Welly Human Repair Kit contains the basic things you need to mend a human, including bandages, antibiotic cream, extra googly eyes and hand sanitizer. It’s a practical gift that should be in every suitcase or college student’s dorm.
Shop Now: Welly Human Repair Kit First Aid Travel Kit ($10.99)
If the travel-sized Welly first aid kit is still a bit too big, check out the ultra compact Quick Fix kit. This little stocking stuffer fits perfectly into purses, but the best thing about it is its cool tie-dye bandages. Trust us when we say that the VSCO girls in your life will be low-key excited about this.
Shop Now: Welly Quick Fix On-the-Go First Aid Kit ($8.99)
Another practical gift is this Welly travel medicine kit, which contains kid-friendly chewable medicine tablets. The tablets are designed to alleviate allergy symptoms, soothe upset tummies and reduce fever and pain. All that’s missing is a sticker for a well-behaved patient.
Shop Now: Welly Kids Travel Remedy Kit ($16.99)
Travel-size products make excellent stocking stuffers because they can be used for travel or at home by someone who wants to try out the products before committing to a full size. This Sun Bum hair kit contains a shampoo, conditioner, dry shampoo and leave-in treatment that can give you the type of beach hair Ariel herself would envy, especially now that she has her own pair of legs.
Shop Now: Sun Bum Hair Tripper Kit ($24.99)
Pet Treats and Toys
Alt text: Kong SqueakAir Dog Ball Toy Medium
This isn’t your average tennis ball. This is a tennis ball that squeaks. So basically this is the dog equivalent of getting a luxury car for Christmas.
Shop Now: Kong SqueakAir Dog Ball Toy Medium ($2.19)
Don’t just give your cat the discarded ribbons from your unwrapped presents. Instead, treat them to these soft, catnip-filled mice. The combination of the mice shape and the non-addicting herb is designed to encourage play in the majority of cats.
Shop Now: Kong Plush Mouse Cat Toy with Catnip ($5.29)
These treats not only taste good to dogs, but also help clean their teeth and freshen their breath. Greenies are made of easily digestible ingredients, too, so your dog won’t feel sick if they follow in their humans’ footsteps and overindulge on Christmas.
Shop Now: Greenies Original Dental Dog Treats ($9.99)
Need more last-minute gift inspiration? Check out Subscription Gifts: Christmas Edition, which features subscription boxes that can be purchased as late Christmas Day and delivered the next month.