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Cool Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Fill your holiday with tradition and your stockings with tiny treasures. Our stocking stuffer ideas include gifts simple and small, but all are thoughtful ways to add joy to Christmas morning.

Lore has it that long ago, Dutch children would leave shoes out for St. Nicholas to fill with goodies; that is, until Washington Irving wrote a story in 1809 describing how children would hang stockings out instead. The Dutch, being quick to recognize a trend, changed their custom.

Keep the tradition alive by filling someone's stocking with one of these nifty gifts.

Find our stocking stuffer list below for adults and on the following page for kids.

  • Address/date book
  • Bath salts and spa items
  • Camera memory card
  • Candles
  • Card games
  • Cell phone or accessories
  • Chocolates and candy
  • Cookies
  • DVDs
  • Gift certificates
  • Golf balls or other hobby goodies
  • iPod case
  • Jewelry
  • Kitchen items, such as a spatula
  • Magazine subscription
  • Ornaments
  • Picture frame
  • Scarves and gloves
  • Snow globes
  • Socks/slippers
  • Stationery or note cards
  • Tickets to a concert or sports event
  • Two-dollar bill

Kids and stockings go hand-in-hand; use this list of stocking stuffer ideas meant for the youngest ones in your family.

  • Coloring books or game books
  • Crayons, colored pencils, or markers
  • Diary or journal
  • Dolls or tiny teddy bears
  • Card games
  • Certificates to paint ceramics or make a bear
  • DVDs
  • Gift certificates
  • Handheld games
  • iPod shuffle
  • Jewelry
  • Miniatures (such as tea sets, doll furniture)
  • Mittens or gloves
  • Movie tickets
  • Oranges
  • Puzzles
  • Slippers
  • Snow globes
  • Sport cards
  • Stickers
  • Stationery or note cards
  • Theme park admission
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