When it comes to Santa Claus + Christmas traditions, every family treats the holidays a little differently. While some like to fill stockings with oranges + chocolates, my family has always gone all out. In fact, going through my stocking was one of my favorite parts of Christmas as a child. You more or less know what gifts you’re going to get – or at least what you asked for – but what’s hung up by the chimney is a grab bag of surprising just waiting to be opened. Whether your family is like mine or you just want to start a new tradition of your own, keep reading for some of the best stocking stuffers for men + women!
Best Stocking Stuffers for Him
I’ve been helping my mom make purchases to fill my brothers’ stockings for years. It may seem like there is a disadvantage of small items to get men, but there are actually plenty of stocking stuffer options. Create the perfect stocking by filling it with a combination of the categories below!
- Something edible – candy, jerky, hot sauce
- Something boozy – mini bottle, flask, bottle opener
- Something wearable – socks, boxers, tie (gift idea: tie subscription)
- Something hygienic – deodorant, beard oil, teeth whitening kit
- Something practical – lightning cable, Tile, gift cards
Best Stocking Stuffers for Her
As a woman, I can speak from experience on what I (and typically other women) would want to find in their stocking. if your wife, mother, girlfriend, etc. believes “it’s the thought that counts” then a stocking filled with items she loves is a great + affordable gift she’ll love! Another great way to fill a stocking is to get her an item for every room in the house!
- Kitchen – candy, cocktail ingredient, insulated champagne flute
- Bedroom – hair ties/scrunchies, jade/rose quartz roller, silk pillowcase
- Bathroom – face mask, bath bombs, quip toothbrush, make up
- Living Room – cozy socks, candle, Mamma Mia 2
- Office – dry shampoo, power bank, a gift card to her favorite lunch spot
If you want to get her more than just a stocking, check out my girlfriends’ gift guide – perfect whether she is your sister, friend, coworker, or significant other.
Many of these items can be given to both men + women so have fun with it! No matter what stocking stuffers you end up choosing, you are sure to create a personalized gift your loved one will appreciate. What is your favorite stocking stuffer?