48 Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers to Snag on Amazon (and They’re All Under $50)

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PSA: Christmas is right around the corner. By now, you probably hopefully have made a dent in your shopping list, with presents picked for everyone from your bestie to good ole’ gramps. But now it’s time to zero in on our personal favs, stocking stuffers. And since you probably don’t plan on filling those giant stockings hung above the fireplace with cash or checks, we’ve compiled some of the best stocking stuffers we could find.

From toys and tech for the kids to self-care goodies for your little sister and tasty treats for your favorite foodie, the list below has something for everyone on your nice list this year. And, with plenty of them offered through Amazon Prime, you won’t have to worry about placing some last-minute orders.

So, without further ado, we present 48 of the best stocking stuffers—all for under $50. What can we say, we’re in the giving mood this year.

What Are Good Stocking Stuffer Gifts?

Good stocking stuffers vary from person to person, but they should be items that fit with the specific person’s likes, hobbies, and interest. Do they go gaga for coffee? A hot new mug or pack of deliciously aromatic java would make sense. Are they partial to cozying up on the couch to binge-watch Netflix every Sunday night? Warm, comfy socks or slippers are a must. A good stocking stuffer can also address a pain point or known weakness, like something for the person who always forgets their keys at home or never spends enough time on their own self-care. Most of all, the best stocking stuffers are affordable so you can literally stuff the stocking with tons of fab goodies.

24 Stocking Stuffers for Kids That You Probably Haven't Thought of Already

1. Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker

For The Scatterbrained

  • Why We Love It: Works like a charm, in reverse, too, easily replaceable battery

I have used Tile trackers for years and I can’t count how many times they have helped me leave the house 15 minutes sooner than I might otherwise have done because I couldn’t find my keys. They work the other way, too: your friend with mom brain can press to “ring” her phone if he forgot where she left it…again. Secure it to keys, purse, gym bag, or other item and if it’s left behind somewhere, the network of Tile users from around the world can help you find it using the app. Pop in a new watch battery every year or so as needed to keep it chugging along in the background. It’s the most useful gadget she never knew she wanted.

2. Rough Draft Mini Spiral Notebook

For the Writer

  • Why We Love It: Pocket size, cheeky cover options

Whether she uses this to jot notes down, journal or sketch out some doodles, this brightly colored notebook will send her back to campus in style. It’s a perfectly pocketable size with 160 lined pages for capturing thoughts, while the spiral design leaves some appreciated extra space in the margins for lefties.

3. KEYPER Key Ring Bracelet

For the One Always Misplacing Their Keys

  • Why We Love It: Versatile wearing options, faux leather, 11 colorways

A keychain-bracelet hybrid that will (hopefully) make losing their keys a thing of the past, this nifty loop that can attach to a clutch, backpack, luggage, or any item she desires. It looks great, too. With several colors, find one to match her favorite purse or opt for a versatile, neutral option that goes with everything, like black or silver faux leather with gold accents. It may arrive after December 25, however, as a heads up.

4. Little Tikes Tobi Robot Smartwatch

For the Little One Learning to Tell Time

  • Why We Love It: Teaches kids to tell time, lots of fun activity options

We’re not saying you have to get your kid a smartwatch, but this easy-to-use sidekick has more than 50 watch faces to choose from, two cameras for capturing photos and videos and plenty of fun (and educational!) games that will help them learn to tell time. And yes, they can track their steps, too, with adorable, movable mini arms and legs on the sides of the face that trek along with them.

5. hum By Colgate Smart Battery Toothbrush Kit

For the Person with Pearly Whites

  • Why We Love It: Comes with a travel case, works with a mobile app and timer

You know you’re growing up when you realize giving the gift of good dental care is actually a great stocking stuffer. This electric brush is powered by batteries so there’s no need to keep it charged up, and even comes with a travel case so she doesn’t have to bring that free toothbrush she got from the dentist on her next trip. Use the app to help guide brushing to make sure no spot is missed.

6. Cridoz Acrylic Resin Hair Barrettes

For the Accessories Lover

  • Why We Love It: Works with any hair type, variety of design options per pack

A little bit of glitz and glam never hurt anyone, and these barrettes can instantly spice up a look, not to mention handle those annoying flyaway hairs that always seem to escape from her ponytail. With a variety of styles to match everything from a business casual look to jeans and a tank, the teeth inside secure to both thick and thinner hair, curly or straight.

7. Carhartt Knit Cuffed Beanie

For the Outdoorsy Friend

  • Why We Love It: Stretchy design, 34 color options

Winter is here and the air is cold. Roll this puppy up to stick in their stocking and they (and their ears!) will thank you when they stay nice and toasty all season long. Made of 100 percent cotton with acrylic rib knit, it’s stretchy to fit most head sizes and comes in every color under the sun.

8. Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition

For the Competitive One

  • Why We Love It: Fun for ages 8+ (adults too), screenless family time

Help them add laughs to the next family game night with the Family Edition of this popular, though certainly not always politically correct, card game. No worries if the kids are hanging around, though, as this version is kid-friendly for ages 8+. Think jokes about toilets, butt spaghetti, and other silly things versus the NSFW version for adults.

9. Vernia Natural Silk Pillowcase Set

For the Napper

  • Why We Love It: Hidden zipper, super soft, temperature regulating

Kind on the skin and hair, this set of two 100-percent silk pillowcases will have mom waking up refreshed and ready for the day ahead. Plus, it’ll keep her cool all night long while the hidden zippers won’t scratch her face when she scrunches it up in the middle of the night during a particularly soothing dream.

10. Balanced Co. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bottle Opener

For the Future Supreme Court Justice

  • Why We Love It: Cute novelty item, can never have too many bottle openers

A *notorious* bottle opener that will keep their drinks (and love for RBG) ever flowing. While the real RBG sadly left the world too soon, she lives on in this novelty tool that’s perfect for the bar or kept in the RV for road trips.

11. UGG Leda Sparkle Socks

For the One with Cold Feet

  • Why We Love It: Super cozy, pack of three

Is any stocking truly complete without a rolled-up pair of socks? They’re sort of that frowned upon cliché gift. But they always end up getting used, and these will provide ultra-comfort and warmth for her, just like their boots big sisters. For an owner of ugg boots, they are a no-brainer gift. But they’re warm and cozy under boots or on their own. (Note that these ones may arrive post Christmas.)

12. areaware Gradient Puzzle

For the Puzzle Lover

  • Why We Love It: Challenging for even expert puzzle masters, frameable accent art when completed

Your favorite puzzle master will spend the rest of Christmas day trying to piece together this vibrant (and challenging) design. It might not look like it but there are 500 pieces in all, each made of glossy art paper. It’ll really put your niece’s self-proclaimed puzzle skills to the test. This one might come late, however, so keep that in mind.

13. YETI Rambler Mug

For the One Who’s Coffee Is Never Hot Enough

  • Why We Love It: Keeps drinks hot, 23 color options

Whether sis uses this for her next camping adventure or daily commute to drop the kids off at school, her morning coffee will be kept piping hot. I recently bought a larger version of this mug after finding I was always stealing my husband’s. It keeps your java or tea hot for hours thanks to the vacuum insulated stainless steel. And the MagSlider lid further prevents heat from escaping.

14. Bananagrams Winter Wonderland Edition

For the Board Game Lover

  • Why We Love It: Easy to travel with, winter-themed

Good things really do come in small packages. Board game lovers will die at how cute this version of Bananagrams is. (FYI, if you're not familiar, it's a game in which you race against each other to build crossword grids.) Not only is the banana packaging absolutely adorable, it’s compact enough for any game-lover to take on-the-go to a friend's or family member’s house. An added bonus? There are eight holiday-themed tiles that will stand in for any letter should you misplace them.

15. Herbivore Natural Soaking Bath Salts

For the Self-Care Devotee

  • Why We Love It: Vegan and gluten-, paraben-, sulfate-, synthetic- and cruelty-free

Give mom some much-needed R&R with soothing and calming botanical pink Himalayan salts that are bursting with the delicious scent of vanilla. As it infuses the bath water with vitamins and minerals, it’ll help hydrate and soften her skin, too.

16. Courant Essentials Catch:1 Wireless Charging Station

For the Person Whose Phone Is Always Dead

  • Why We Love It: Attractive design, charges multiples types of devices

This one might be late, but it will allow your giftee to charge everything from phones to wireless headphones. Just plop the device atop its flat surface and charge away. Perfect for the desk, the Belgian linen finish means it looks pretty cool, too. It’s a great option for your brother to use at the office or niece on her desk in the dorm.

17. Eccolo Travel Passport Cover

For the Jetsetter

  • Why We Love It: Solid and pattern color options, pocket for other items

Coming in nine different colorways, this passport cover is a stylish sidekick for her upcoming—and long-awaited—travel plans. Made of synthetic faux leather, the passport slots neatly inside while a half-size pocket slot can hold other documents, including boarding passes, credit cards, luggage tags, and more.

18. Planner Sticker Book

For the Sticker Fanatic

  • Why We Love It: Motivational messages, daily pick-me-ups

She’ll cover everything from her laptop and phone case to her folders and notebooks with these encouraging reminders and fun designs. With over 700 stickers in the set from more than 15 artists, each is a beautiful daily pick-me-up she’ll appreciate on her rougher days.

19. Handheld Smoke Infuser

For the Grill Daddy

  • Why We Love It: Comes with a cleaning brush, up your meat game

Help dad impress guests at the next gathering with this professional smoker that adds presentation flare to meat, fish, sauces, or even drinks and cocktails. Everything comes neatly in a storage box for keeping it tucked away in a home bar. Dad might claim he’s already an expert, but it still comes with free recipes to get him started.

20. Ethique Hair Sampler

For the Eco-Friendly Beauty Lover

  • Why We Love It: Eco-friendly and sustainable, for all hair types

Sized just right for stockings, the clean beauty enthusiast will love testing out Ethique’s sustainably made, plant-based shampoos and conditioners. Suitable for all hair types, from oily to color treated, she’ll love that everything is ethically sourced.

21. Tea Drops Lightly Sweetened Loose Leaf Bagless Tea

For the Tea Drinker

  • Why We Love It: Unique design, variety of flavors

Shaped like stars, flowers, hearts and squares, these loose-leaf tea drops instantly dissolve for a tasty hot cuppa. From matcha to Earl grey, citrus ginger and peppermint, the wooden gift box will fit beautifully in a stocking. She’ll probably keep it, too, to store more tea once she makes her way through this set.

22. Herschel Charlie RFID Wallet

For the One Who Needs a New Wallet

  • Why We Love It: Ultra-slim design, easy top-access

It’s about time he got his first big-boy wallet, and this card holder from Herschel is the ideal size for keeping his school ID and cash handy. It can hold multiple cards and is slim enough to slot right into a back pocket of his fav jeans.

23. Amco Rub-a-way Stainless Steel Odor Absorber

For the Chef Who Can’t Stand the Smell of Onions

  • Why We Love It: Super easy to use, no water needed

The cook of your house will be in awe as this stainless-steel bar magically erases the smell of garlic and onions from their hands. Really! It doesn’t even require water. A few rubs and their hands will be back to smelling fresh, as if that five-course meal for two just showed up on the table.

24. Neurogum Neuro Calm and Clarity Mints

For the Pal in Need of Some Extra Focus

  • Why We Love It: Small business, minimal ingredients

If dad’s been working overtime this holiday season, these Neuro Mints will give his brain a boost of calmness and clarity. Free of sugar and gluten, they come in the delicious flavor of ginger chai or honey lemon.

25. Homesick Scented Candle

For the First Time College Student

  • Why We Love It: Thoughtful gift, relaxing aromatherapy

Give your college student a fragrant reminder of home. Combining scents of maple, bergamot, and patchouli, it’ll burn for up to 80 hours, enough to satisfy their late-night study seshes, allowing them to burn the midnight oil in more ways than one.

26. Kendra Scott Maggie Huggie Earrings

For the Fashionista

  • Why We Love It: Updated classic, comes with a gift box and jewelry bag

A nice set of gold earrings will go perfect with her back-to-work outfit. A modern take on a classic and timeless design, the small hoops will go with just about anything. The gift box and jewelry bag are a nice plus for gifting. These will arrive after the big day, but they'll still be great for New Year's Eve.

27. Maxi's Creations The Mug with a Hoop

For the Baller

  • Why We Love It: Novelty, perfect for basketball fans

Playing with your food is never a bad idea—at least in our opinion. Whether it’s for hot chocolate, coffee, tea, or even soup or cereal, this novelty mug is absolutely adorbs. The mini hoop is perfect for popping mini marshmallows into hot cocoa, blueberries for morning oatmeal or nuts to cereal.

28. Wikkistix Waxed Yarn

For the Mini Sculptor

  • Why We Love It: Calming, sensory toy, encourages creativity

Your little one will get a kick out of sculpting with these wax sticks that act as a calming sensory fidget toy as well. They’re non-toxic, six inches long each, and come in packs of two-dozen, with multiple colors so they can let their creative juices fly. This one comes after December 25.

29. The Modern Witch Tarot Deck

For the Newbie Tarot Reader

  • Why We Love It: Helpful for those just learning, gorgeous artwork, inclusive

Complete with beautiful and diverse artwork, this tarot deck and instruction manual is a fun addition to any card reader’s arsenal. Thanks to the vibrant art, cards like the magician, empress, and chariot are revealed in stunning detail as the cards are flipped. The included guidebook will help those just learning to understand the meaning of each card.

30. Facetory Facial Mask Set

For the Skincare Enthusiast

  • Why We Love It: Full set for monthly masking, for all skin types

Face masks are always a well-deserved treat (even if they come a few days after the holiday). This set of ten is gentle on all skin types, leaving the complexion brightened, tightened and hydrated. They’re soft, form-fitting and packed with concentrated essence like aloe vera and shea butter.

31. Reusable Grocery Bags

For the Budding Environmentalist

  • Why We Love It: Sustainable, long handles for carrying

Help them cut down on their plastic bag usage in style. Instead, your city-dwelling BFF will love using these washable cotton mesh string tote bags to bring home all the fresh produce finds at the local farmer’s market her heart desires.

32. Truff Hot Sauce

For the Snacker Looking to Crank Up the Heat

  • Why We Love It: Travel-friendly, single-serve packets, unique flavors

Everyone has that one friend who puts hot sauce on everything. Keep them from flagging down the server for Tobasco or keeping a full-size bottle in the desk drawer at work: This bottle of black truffle and chili pepper hot sauce can be tossed in a lunch box, purse or backpack for on-the-go use just about anywhere his meal needs some literal spicing up.

33. Princeton Architectural Press The Night Sky Postcards

For the Future Astronaut

  • Why We Love It: Educational, variety of art styles

Help them prep for a future NASA career with foil-stamped postcards boasting different imagery from Chinese star maps, artist’s depictions of the universe and even pages from Galileo’s sketchbooks.

34. Welly Bandaged In Good Vibes Patterns

For the Roughhouser

  • Why We Love It: Nice pick-me-up, two different sizes

With fun and funky patterns, these colorful bandages will take a bit of the sting out of scuffed elbows and knees. Good vibes only, as the name suggests, the fun and reusable tin is a psychedelic vision on its own.

35. Terra Ties Biodegradable Elastic Hair Ties

For the Hair Obsessed

  • Why We Love It: Environmentally conscious, no slipping or pulling

If one thing’s for sure, you can never have enough hair ties. This pack from Terra Ties is 100 percent compostable and will ensure the pony never budges. It won’t leave annoying creases behind, so whether it’s a man bun or a cute side pony, it’ll be fire.

36. CeraVe Am Facial Moisturizing Lotion

For the One with Parched Skin

  • Why We Love It: Touted by dermatologists, no greasy feel

Gentle on sensitive skin, oil-free and formulated with SPF 30, hyaluronic acid and ceramides, it’s no wonder this daily-use hydrator is a fav of dermatologists. Totally unscented and non-comedogenic, there’s no gross, greasy finish left behind either.

37. Colorcoral Cleaning Gel

For the Teen with a Dirty Car

  • Why We Love It: Can be used on multiple surfaces, perfect for crumbs

Is it slime? Is it a cleaner? Either way, you’re not going to find a more entertaining way to (subtly) encourage them to finally get around to doing some much-needed dusting (after the holiday, of course, since this will arrive late). If they have a habit of munching on croissants and muffins while working away on the computer, it’ll help grab all those inevitable crumbs that get lodges between the keys, too.

38. Sunday Riley CEO Glow with Vitamin C and Turmeric Face Oil

For the Gal with a Seven-Step Skincare Routine

  • Why We Love It: Brightens and hydrates at the same time, only need two to three drops at a time

Infused with Vitamin C and golden turmeric, this best-selling skin saver brightens and hydrates the complexion. It will definitely become one of their most used products.

39. YOTU Kn95 Face Masks

For the Mask Conscious

  • Why We Love It: Plenty of masks to last, 3D shape nicely conforms to the face

It’s not a bad idea to stock up on face masks, whether they still wear them out and about in crowded public places or just want some extra protection while cleaning out the dusty attic. For a restaurant or outdoor worker, it’ll come in especially handy.

40. Veggetti Spiral Vegetable Cutter

For the Home Chef

  • Why We Love It: Fun to use, makes cool looking veggies for salads

Gift this to your favorite Ina Garten wannabe and watch zoodles become their most frequently cooked meal. But seriously, beyond the novelty aspect, for someone who has gone vegan or is simply trying to eat healthier, zucchini noodles are a breeze with this as-seen-on-TV gadget.

41. Theraflow Dual Foot Massager

For the Dad with Sore Feet

  • Why We Love It: Good for daily use, travel-friendly

Not only does this help boost circulation and sooth aching heels and arches, but it provides some much-needed stress relief, too. For a dad who is diabetic, has neuropathy, or suffers from other foot aches and pains, this’ll end up tucked under the couch and pulled out on a nightly basis.

42. Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book

For the Crossword Master

  • Why We Love It: For all skill levels, screen time break

Sometimes, going analog is a good thing. Whether it’s on a flight, while having morning coffee, or lying in bed on a lazy Sunday morning. And who doesn’t love a good crossword? With 300 never-before-published puzzles in all skill levels, it’s a handy way to pass the time (when their phone is dead, of course).

43. beautyblender Turn the Blend Around Makeup Sponge Set

For the One with a Makeup Routine

  • Why We Love It: Three-pack, comes with scrub mat to keep sponges clean

For anyone who applies a full face on the regular, this makeup sponge set is a necessity for blending and flawless application. Plus, it comes with a scrub mat to keep them clean. P.S. These sponges are designed free of parabens and nasty chemicals. She’ll appreciate they’re vegan and cruelty-free as well.

44. Clevr Blends Chai Tea Latte Oat Milk Instant Latte Mix

For the Health Conscious

Why We Love It: Celebrity-endorsed, vegan, all-in-one latte packet

Grab a couple packs of these instant latte mixes that are beloved by celebs like Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey. This isn’t your average powdered latte: it contains tons of superfoods, including mushrooms, adaptogens, lion’s mane, and probiotics with no refined sugar. The oat milk is even already added to the mix. It’s vegan, too!

45. FITLUV Fabric Booty Bands

For the Exercise Buff

  • Why We Love It: Doesn’t ride up or slip, simple accessory for basic at-home workouts

We all have that friend who has jumped on the working out at home bandwagon and is intent on gathering all the gear she needs to do the next program, from dumbbells to sliders, and resistance loops. I have a similar set to these and love that they don’t ride up or slip down like rubber bands do. If she’s working hard to get a booty that could rival Kim K. or J-Lo, she’ll love the extra challenge these provide during squats, and the results they’ll yield for her cute glutes.

46. Funko Pop! Marvel Avengers Endgame Captain America

For The Collector

  • Why We Love It: Beloved character, for display or play

If he’s a collector of Funko Pop! figures, and a fan of Marvel, you can’t go wrong with this adorable version of Captain America, complete with a broken shield and Mjolnir, Thor’s hammer, honoring a pivotal moment in the movie. If he’s serious about not even removing them from the boxes, he won’t even mind if this one’s a duplicate he can actually take out and enjoy.

47. Copper Cow Coffee

For the Coffee Aficionado

  • Why We Love It: Travel-friendly, drip method

Who said single serve has to come from a machine and pods or good drip coffee from an expensive cafe? Copper Cow Vietnamese coffee comes in single serve packets you can simply tear open and pour into the included dripper filter, then pour hot water overtop and watch the delicious goodness seep into your mug. With this delicious vanilla flavor, it’ll be just the afternoon pick-me-up treat they need at the office.

48. Amazon Gift Card In Premium Gift Box

For Everyone

Why We Love It: Choose your desired amount, they can buy what they want

Or, if all else fails, an Amazon gift card (you can load it with up to $2,000) is sure to please. Choose the perfect design and they can redeem it for just about anything. Sure, gift cards aren’t the most personal things you can choose, but let’s face it, there are some people who are simply impossible to buy for.

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