Trying to find a solid stocking stuffer for the people in your life can be a challenge, but we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up a handful of unique, fun gifts that almost everyone will enjoy unwrapping this holiday season – and will actually using throughout the year. So instead of tearing your hair out trying to stuff a stocking, check out our recommendations below.
1. RRefial Touch Screen Gloves
It’s best to think of stocking stuffers as gifts one wouldn’t purchase for themselves, but are things you’ll get every day use out of. Nothing speaks to that idea more than a pair of touch screen gloves. A really good set will save your digits from the frozen air, while still making sure you can return that text, check Twitter or scroll aimlessly through Instagram. Regardless, you’ll be thankful for them when winter comes—and that’s what makes them a near perfect gift.
2. Tile Pro With Replacement Battery
As Guardians of the Galaxy will tell you, we’re all losers, especially in the sense that we lose stuff. And while we all know one that one person that seemingly can never find anything, there’s a way to ease that frustration: Tile. Capable of being used to find any number of frequently lost items (keys, phone, wallet, and more) a simple Bluetooth tracker helps you keep your sanity. The pro version has a replaceable battery so you won’t need to buy a whole new Tile when it’s on its last legs, as well as being water-resistant, durable and louder than before–making it a compelling purchase even if you’re the most organized person in the world.
3. W&P Carry on Cocktail Kit
Sure, you’ve heard of BOYB, but have you heard of BOYC? With the Carry on Cocktail kit, you’ve got everything you need to turn the unrefined and sometimes chaotic experience of flying into something that’s a lot more palatable. Each kit has all the tools to craft a premium cocktail while you’re up in the air. And with several different options to accommodate everyone’s personal favorite drink, they’re great to keep on hand for the hotel minibar should you be inclined. Overall, it’ll be sure to make flying a little easier—or at least a little bit more fun.
4. Mkeke Leather Apple Watch Band
Let’s face it, while Apple Watches are super useful and handy devices to have, they aren’t inherently stylish. But, like any other watch, it all it takes is a simple swap of the band to breathe new and refined life into something. This band from Mkeke is genuine leather, which will not only age well over time (no pun intended) but instantly makes your Apple Watch look more at home in a formal setting than the standard plastic band. Additionally, the band will fit both the 42mm and the 44mm casings, for all five Apple Watch models that are currently on the market, which makes it fully usable with all versions of the watch.
5. Anker Powercore Portable Charger
The thing with tech gifts is that it’s difficult to buy something that’s stocking stuffer worthy without it costing an arm and a leg. There’s an easy solution though: a portable charger. While it’s not the sexiest gift for techies, a portable charger like this one from Anker makes perfect sense for those friends or family members that are constantly on their device, on the go. Being prepared always helps and having a quick and easy charging solution is a gift they’ll continue to use again and again and again.
6. JBL Clip 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Bluetooth speakers are about a dime a dozen these days, but JBL has consistently produced some of the clearest and highest-rated speakers around, and that continues to be true with this portable and durable speaker. The Clip 3 is IPX7 waterproof, so even if it happens to go for a swim in a pool, you’ll still be able to keep the tunes coming. The handy clip adds effortless portability, just clip to your bag or person and head out. And, with 10 hours of playback, you’ll be able to keep music running all afternoon and evening without it ever skipping a beat. With ten different colors, there’s something that will fit everyone’s tastes.
7. Tiny Arcade Pac-Man
A classic like Pac-Man plays just well now as it did when it first arrived, full of addicting gameplay, so taking that classic arcade cabinet experience and miniaturizing for the most portability possible seems like a no-brainier with this keychain version of the game. Sure, it’s a bit of a novelty, but isn’t that inherently part of the fun with a stocking stuffer? A classic like Pac-Man plays just well now as it did when it first arrived, full of addicting gameplay, so taking that classic arcade cabinet experience and miniaturizing for the most portability possible seems like a no-brainier with this keychain version of the game. Sure, it’s a bit of a novelty, but isn’t that inherently part of the fun with a stocking stuffer?
8. Amazon Fire TV Stick
Amazon’s Fire TV stick is an elegant fix for those looking to have a one stop shop for all of their streaming needs. Significantly less bulky than other streaming devices, it’ll fit right into your HD television’s HDMI port and connect right to the internet in a quick and easy setup. The user interface is super streamlined, pulling in every single available streaming application, all in one place. Highly visual and detailed, it’ll cut down on the amount of time you spend scrolling through all your content. But if you want to get to something quicker, the Alexa-enabled voice remote can guide to your favorite app with ease. It’s a great gift that’s both easy to give and easy to recommend.
9. Polaroid Zip Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Printer
A gift that, quite literally, keeps on giving, the Polaroid Zip Wireless printer is great for that friend or family member that’s a constant shutterbug. Capable of connecting to any smart phone via bluetooth, you can instantly print any digital photo, making the intangible into something tangible. The 2×3″ prints include sticky peel-back paper so you can slap them anywhere you’d like. Plus, it’s small enough to fit into your jacket with ease, which means it’ll quickly become an essential part of your night out.
10. Baxter of California Beard Comb
For men that have truly epic, gnarly, out of control beards, it’s sometimes best to get a tool to help bring order to the chaos. A beard comb does just that, helping to shape the even the most unruly of facial hair. Despite their name sake, this Baxter of California beard comb is actually made in Switzerland from high-quality acetate (the same thing that’s used in a really sturdy pair of sunglasses) to make sure it’s durable enough to go through even the bushiest of beards. Furthermore, that acetate allows for both control and comfort to help shape their facial hair into the best shape possible.
11. What Do You Meme? Game
What Do You Meme? is similar to that of other adult card games (i.e., Cards Against Humanity) in which you have a topic card and other cards to find the most humourous pairing. The spin here is that the game brings the online world of memes, offline, allowing you to pair your favorites with a prompt to create some hilarious results. It’s a perfect gift for someone that loves to throw a good party or the game-obsessed person in your life.
12. Apple Watch Standing Charger
When you have a product as beautiful and as elegant as an Apple Watch, it’s absolutely deserving of its own special place in your home. This is why this Apple Watch stand makes a great stuffer for those who are obsessed with their wearable. Crafted from high-quality aluminum, the stand has a place for you to run your charger through, keeping it nice and sung while the Apple Watch clicks into place. From there, it’s easy to toggle the watch over into nightstand mode for a quick bedside view at what time it is, or as a desk clock. And since it works with all Apple Watch series, there’s no need to worry about getting the newest version, as compatibility across models won’t be an issue with the stand.
13. BARNEY Leather Electronics Organizer
When traveling, it can be unwieldy to keep track of all of your various electronic cords, let alone they often end up getting wrapped up and tangled in one another. A cord organizer eliminates that issue, placing everything in one convenient place and keeping them neat, and well, organized. This leather rollup case from Barney also has dedicated spaces for a passport, credit card, cash, and whatever else you may need to file away in a safe place.
14. Kikkerland Cactus Dryer Balls
More environmentally friendly—and decidedly cuter—than dryer sheets, these cactus dryer balls from Kikkerland quickly inject a bit of character and fun into the doldrums of doing laundry. The prickly stems of the cactus work in real-time to help better fluff and aerate your laundry as it tosses and turns around in your dry, ultimately saving you time by cutting down the drying time by as much as 50%. Plus, they’re just super adorable.
15. V-MORO AirPods Leather Case
AirPods have quickly become the preferred Bluetooth headphones of Apple users everywhere, but that tiny case can be a little difficult to keep track of amongst the hustle and bustle of daily life. This is why having a carrying case of some sort is pretty helpful to keep track of where they are at any given time. This particular version from V-MORO is made from a stylish, quality leather that adds a bit of refined look and feel. Additionally, the front LED is visible through the case, so users will be able to tell at a glance where their battery life is—all without needing to remove the case.
16. Carharrtt Watch Hat
The holidays are a perfect time to go ahead and invest in a really good beanie or winter cap. Fortunately, Carhartt’s Watch Cap is one of the best around, at a price that won’t break the bank. The uni-sex cap comes in just about every color under the sun, so there’s more than likely something for everyone’s stocking.
17. ThermoPro Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer
For the aspiring chef in your life, an instant-read digital thermometer can mean the difference between meat that’s overcooked and meat that’s just right. This one from ThermoPro folds nice and neat to save on storage and can provide a reading in 3-5 seconds. The clear digital display can provide a temperature readout in both Fahrenheit and Celsius depending on your preference. Plus, the foldout nature means it’s easy to collapse back into itself, which means there’s less of a chance for a burned finger.
18. lululemon Always in Motion Boxer 3 Pack
These boxer briefs from lululemon are some of the most comfortable briefs available on the market due in part to their soft, Modal fabric construction. Part of the brand’s “Office Travel Commute” line, they’re underwear that can keep up with the busy, active lifestyle of the modern man—all while keeping you warm and dry by actively wicking away moisture.
19. Upcycled Record Coasters
For the music lover that enjoys a good drink, or the craft cocktail connoisseur that loves a good tune, these upcycled record coasters will make a great stuffer, elevating the traditional drink coaster to something that’s a bit more elegant and refined.
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