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    34 Stocking Stuffers Under $10 That They'll Actually Use

    What is worse than being given coal? Being given something that you will absolutely re-gift in the future.

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    1. No-show socks that won't peek out over the top of your lace-up sneakers. PLUS! These comfy bad boys have a silicone backing on your heel, meaning no πŸ‘ more πŸ‘ slipping πŸ‘ socks πŸ‘.

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    Promising review: "Dang, these are great socks. I wear them with sneakers where I don't want my socks peeking out of my shoes! The secret sauce is the tiny rubber band at the back of the heel. Without it, the socks would continually fall down, ending up in an uncomfortable bunch around my toes. But with the rubber bit, they stay put all day!" β€”CK

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in packs of three, six, and nine).

    2. A before-you-go toilet spray formulated with a concentrated blend of essential oils that will neutralize... funky bathroom odors. Yes, the kind that you cause.

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    So how does this work? WELL! Before you go to do your business, spray this directly into the toilet bowl β€” it will cover the surface of your toilet water with lemon, bergamot, and lemongrass natural essential oils and all smelly smells will be gone. Not to be dramatic, but this has the potential to save a marriage.

    Promising review: "We are a family of six in a small one-bathroom house. This is, to put it lightly, a horrific nightmare β€” particularly after my teenage son spends some time in the bathroom. After a couple of weeks of gentle encouragement ('YOU ARE KILLING EVERYONE. SPRAY THAT STUFF ON THE WATER BEFORE YOU POOP OR I'M TAKING AWAY YOUR PHONE AND, SO HELP ME GOD, I WILL CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND AND TELL HER EXACTLY WHY YOU GOT IT TAKEN AWAY.') he started using it regularly. The bathroom is much less disgusting after he leaves now." β€”Supa D.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    3. Soapstone stones that will keep your whiskey on the rocks ice cold without any water dilution, which traditionally happens when you dump ice cubes into your glass.

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    Just store these stones in your freezer, put 'em in your glass when you're sipping on a fantastic alcohol beverage, and that's it! This will keep your drink cold without any condensation or melting ice.

    Promising review: "I bought these as a gift for my roommate & we all love them! Since we don’t have an ice machine or ice trays, these stones are perfect! We use then for so many different things. Aside from drinks, we’ve used them as short-term ice packs to keep food cold and inside a cloth as an ice pack for injuries. I would recommend these stones to anyone!" β€”Edith

    Get a set of nine from Amazon for $9.95.

    4. A lightning cable designed with braided nylon, meaning it won't begin to fray and break after approximately .5 seconds of use. It makes you wonder if a heaven filled with destroyed phone chargers exists..

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These cords are the greatest thing ever! They are totally cat proof β€” my cat chews on mine ALL THE TIME and there's not a scratch, not a single sign of wear and tear. I like having the six foot length so that I have the versatility of moving around without running out of cord. I ordered three more for myself and my boyfriend, and then four more to use as stocking stuffers." β€”MadeleineClaire

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    5. A moon-inspired PopSocket you won't want to bring near the ocean. Imagine you're there, taking Instagram pictures on your phone, and all of a sudden the tides begin to change? You'd feel so awkward.

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    Get it? Because the moon controls the tides? Haha, why am I like this.

    Promising review: "I love it so, so much! I don't know how I lived without a popsocket for so long to begin with, but now I’m never going back! I honestly get complimented on the moon design ALL THE TIME." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. A wall-mounted bottle opener for the new apartment renter who barely remembers to buy toilet paper. A beer bottle opener = one of those obvious things that they'll never really think to buy.

    Amazon

    This wall mount even contains a tiny magnet, meaning the cap won't drop to the floor β€” it'll stay right on the opener until you're ready to throw it out!

    Promising review: "Love this bottle opener! I kept misplacing the handheld one when I came across this. I mounted it on the back of one of my lower doors and that's it! Never have to search again." β€”Troy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    7. A passport case complete with card, boarding pass, and pen slots! This is ideal for the friend who loves to travel, but is also laughably unorganized. (In other words, me.)

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    Promising review: "I love this passport holder! It has room for my passport, driver’s license, three credit cards, several hundred dollars in cash (hidden from view in the side pocket adjacent to the passport pocket), and my boarding pass, with a separate pocket/space for each item. I love it. I didn’t even need to bring my wallet with me!" β€”Victoria Elias

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 19 colors).

    8. Reusable chopsticks for the pal who would likely eat sushi for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if it weren't for the inconvenient possibility of mercury poisoning.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a very good quality product. The packaging is great, it includes a nice box and an instruction sheet on how to hold your chopsticks, as well as very funny and interesting little known facts about the use of them." β€”AnelidosR

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $9.95 (available in seven colors).

    9. Microfiber cloths ideal for glasses, jewelry, camera lenses, smartphones, tablets, TV screens... the list goes on and on. Looking to clear off those fingerprints on your iPhone? Here's your answer.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "MAGIC! This cloth is amazing! We have tried all sorts of cleaners and they made our TV so much worse. Then, while searching Amazon to find yet another 'good' cleaner, I came upon these. It says no cleaner necessary, and they're right! It was that instant gratification you get when you buff the wax off your car. I will be giving these as Christmas gifts for sure!" β€”Lane

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $8.99.

    10. Sheet masks to revitalize dull and tired skin, because heaven knows that eggnog, stress, and "cookies for Santa but I'll eat them myself" tends to wreak havoc on your complexion.

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    Promising review: "My skin is really sensitive and acne-prone, and I've has some bad experiences with sheet masks in the past. I tried this sheet mask last night after washing, exfoliating, and toning. It was really nice. The lavender smell wasn't too strong, and the mask left my skin feeling really soft and hydrated." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $2.55 (available in 23 scents).

    11. Plush-lined mittens that you can totally pass off as a homemade present. "OMG! Did you knit these yourself?" "YES, I did! Took me forever, but totally worth it!"

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    Promising review: "I love these! You can't beat the price, either. They look exactly the same from the picture, and they're so nice and warm for winter weather." β€”Chelsea

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in seven colors).

    12. A cast iron snuffer for the candle connoisseur in your life who lives and breathes the Bath & Body works semi-annual sale. This nifty tool quickly puts out a flame without getting soot on the walls!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Purchased this just before Christmas to use with my candles. Handiest little tool I've ever purchased!! Works exactly as expected and looks great. Now I don't have to inhale the smoke I used to inhale before using this, as this candle snuffer does the trick of putting out flames in a snap." β€”Linda A. Sneed

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89 (available in 10 colors).

    13. A satin pillowcase because beauty sleep is no joke, and this will actually keep your mane tamed whilst you snooze the night away. Seriously! This will prevent your hair from tangling and snagging.

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    Promising review: "I really love this pillowcase! Not only is it super cute, but it really does what it's supposed to as far as preserving your hair overnight. As a member of the natural hair community, a satin pillowcase is a MUST and this pillowcase really gets the job done!" β€”Morgan123ThatsMe

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 23 colors).

    14. A wannabe intellectual watercolor hair brush likely to say "oh what a tangled mane we fix." This detangling tool works on wet and dry hair, gets knots out in a jiffy, and won't cause any breakage in the process. YIPPEE!

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    Promising review: "This is the best hairbrush I’ve ever had. I have quite long hair and this brush detangles with little to no effort, wet or dry. A+++!" β€”ShopgirlVA

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

    15. A checklist notepad to list all 708 things that need to be done today, of which only three will actually be completed. But hey! At least they were all written down!

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    16. A polish remover that won't destroy your poor, defenseless, already-pretty-darn-weak nails. Dare I say, this gentle formula will actually condition and prep 'em for a fresh coat of lacquer.

    instagram.com / Via @zoyanailpolish

    This polish remover is free of formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin, which are icky chemicals that find joy in destroying your nails. Plus, this pump bottle prevents any spillage and makes it super easy to get some product on a cotton ball.

    Promising review: "As someone who changes her polish every two to three days, I can say I've tried all kinds of removers. This one is absolutely the very best!! Keeps nails healthy and strong while removing the polish, even glitter. You won't regret trying it." β€”ELLE

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    17. A wine stain remover for when your red, red wine refuses to stay close to you and instead decides to spill on your favorite TJ Maxx blanket. Don't worry β€” it can be saved.

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    Promising review: "This stuff works like a charm. I bought it for a red wine stain (full glass of wine) on a pale pink dress. I saturated the dress as per the instructions on the bottle and sent it to the dry cleaners. Dress came back perfect. I have since used it for many many subsequent stains on various fabrics with 100% success. I love that you can just spray the stain and launder the item at a later date." β€”Hippychick*

    Get it from Amazon for $5.92.

    18. Vegan and cruelty-free deodorant wipes formulated with coconut milk, witch hazel, and shea butter to block out all PepΓ© Le Pew-level odors.

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    Promising review: "I have always suffered from bad odor on my underarms because I have very delicate skin, so I can't use strongly-scented deodorants. I'm always trying out cream deodorant or gels, but it either irritates my skin or it doesn't stop my bad odor. THIS IS THE BEST INVENTION EVER. I LOVE IT! I can't believe that something finally works! My armpits don't smell bad; I can finally move my arms freely. The scent is wonderful, I love the smell, and it is not harsh on my skin. Even after a long day, my underarms are still smelling like coconut." β€”Patricia

    Get it from Amazon for $4.85.

    19. Reusable silicone food huggers that keep produce fresher for a longer period of time. This means you can eat half a pomegranate, save the rest for later, and it won't be gross by the time you're ready to eat it!

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    Promising review: "These are wonderful little covers for so many things. There are plenty of gadgety things in my kitchen that I barely use, but these I could use another set of. I find it really satisfying to snug these onto cut lemons and peppers and zucchini- β€” no bulky containers in my fridge or plastic wrap to throw away. And my half-vegetables look so adorable with their colorful huggers. Just love these!" β€”Melissa Goldman

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $8.93.

    20. A tiny trinket dish ideal for storing bobby pins! Maybe having something like this will inspire us long-haired youths to actually put our hair accessories back where they belong.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these catchall trays! I have several throughout my home that I use for keys and jewelry, and I always have extra ones to give as gifts. Great quality!" β€”Patricia Puente

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49 (available in 12 colors).

    21. Adhesive cable clips to keep your home office clutter-free. These will prevent alllllll the your cords from tangling with one another, eventually becoming a spider web mess that you'll never be able to fix.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is one of those items you purchase on a whim and then wonder how you ever survived without them. I've used them throughout the house to minimize cord clutter and keep cords in place." β€”Renee

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $8.98.

    22. A microfiber hair towel to keep your sopping wet 'do out of sight, out of mind from the moment you step out of your shower until... well, forever. Who has the energy to dry their hair anymore, am I right?

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This has changed my life. This dries my hair, keeps my clothes dry, is easy to use, and is durable." –Jamie V. Hughes

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in five colors).

    23. Non-slip socks for the friend you'd likely attend a wine tour with, both of you ~pretending~ to be able to tell the differences between dry notes and fruity flavors. Wine is wine, people.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These were a gift for my girlfriend that really likes wine. They are very well made and come in a box that is so good, you don't even need to wrap it (assuming it's a gift). She accidentally found them before Valentine's Day and likes them immensely." β€”Dan Johnson

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in seven colors).

    24. A makeup brush set complete with all the tools necessary to turn into a beauty blogging professional overnight. *uploads a ~natural~ makeup tutorial because I truly don't know how to contour*

    Amazon

    Promising review: "BEAUTIFUL. They don't feel cheap and I (gently) tugged the bristles to see if strands come loose easily. They don't! Very long handles that are comfortable to hold, and this set even comes with a silicon makeup sponge, a brush cleaner pad, and a makeup case to put it all in. Definitely a good buy!" β€”Rachel W.

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $8.39.

    25. A lavender mint spray for the dedicated fitness fiend who swears by hot yoga. You know the thing about hot yoga though? Extreme sweat. This spray = the only thing that will keep their mat from getting stinky.

    Etsy

    This alcohol-free spray is packed with essential oils known for their antibacterial properties, including eucalyptus and tea tree.

    Promising review: "I am obsessed with the way this smells! So relaxing and great to use before and after my yoga sessions. I highly recommend it." β€”Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 or from Mind Over Lather on Etsy for $10.

    26. Lightweight headphones with a portable folding design, meaning these music players will fit perfectly into both their purse and their stocking.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these! The sound quality is wonderful. they arrived super fast, and my husband liked them so much that I already ordered him a pair. Definitely worth the price!" β€”Tinkstar1308

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in seven colors).

    27. A luxury hand cream infused with vitamins e and c to provide the best gift you can give this winter: MOISTURE! Plus, this contains the calming scents of lavender and espresso AKA smells good enough to devour.

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    Promising review: "I have never come across a cream or lotion that could combat my dry ass elbows. But this is a GODSEND! This is perfect. Plus, the size is small enough that I can carry it with me in my tiny essentials pouch." β€”Irene

    Get it from Amazon for $9.

    28. Iridescent, reusable stainless steel straws currently on a mission to save the environment, one less one-use plastic straw at a time.

    Amazon

    These food-grade, dishwasher-safe straws also come with two cleaning brushes to ensure that no gunk gets trapped inside.

    Promising review: "These are by far the best reusable straws out there. They're easy to clean with the brush, and I love that they come in both straight and curved shapes." β€”Tracie

    Get a set of ten from Amazon for $8.49.

    29. A clip-on book light that I wish I had owned in middle school, when my parents insisted I go to bed but I was too invested in reading The Clique books to care.

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    Promising review: "Such a convenient light to have on hand while traveling or in a room without a lamp. I love that it is sturdy but lightweight, so that I can use it on paperback books. It stays attached, flexes and brightens the pages well, and doesn’t leave any marks on the covers or pages." β€”Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    30. A paraben-free moisturizing lipstick for long-lasting hydration that even the windy, frigid, "chapped lip season" winter weather won't be able to destroy.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am addicted to lip balms, and this is the first kind I have found that actually moisturizes my lips without drying them out more. I only have to apply this once in the morning and once at night (and with other lip balms, I usually have to reapply every hour or so)." β€”grelmcmu

    Get it from Amazon for $4.90

    31. Facial wipes that will remove makeup, cleanse your skin, and leave you feeling extremely refreshed β€” all with one swipe! You'll want to thank the aloe and cucumber ingredients for that.

    instagram.com / Via @yesto

    Promising review: "These cloths are phenomenal. When I come home from work, I grab one of these wipes and just swipe the day away! These smell incredible β€” full-on cucumber refreshingness! Likewise, these have just enough liquid that they don't drip onto your face. Plus, I have sensitive skins and have never had any problems with this." β€”Dr. E

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.55 (30 wipes in each pack, available in nine formulas).

    32. A lined notebook any lama lover would be overjoyed to receive. Will you want to keep this for yourself instead of giving it to a friend? It's very likely.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59.

    33. A desktop heater so that their coffee remains hot to the last drop. What's more frustrating than a parking ticket? Having to sip on lukewarm beverages that are supposed to be warming your soul.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this warmer! Easy to use, easy to turn on and off. This blends in nicely at work and it keeps my one cup of coffee warm, since I often get busy and forget to drink it." β€”d e

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    34. Rosie the Riveter bandages to cover up that painful paper cut of yours with an awesome piece of history.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $8.45.

    Me, receiving gifts that I'll actually use:

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