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    42 Stocking Stuffers Both Kids And Adults Will Love

    Small delights to excite all ages.

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    What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

    Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

    1. An Elf Snowball Showdown card game everyone can enjoy, even if there's no snow on the ground. "Throw" a set of like-colored snowball cards at your opponents and prepare for return fire. The last elf standing wins!

    cards with festive designs
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We have played this now with kids and adults. Surprisingly works with both! Hilarious game." —hanson traw

    Get it from Amazon for $6.22.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    2. A small sphere light they'll be over the moon for.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This little moon is amazing! My 4-year-old is obsessed with anything space so this was a no-brainer. She loves that it changes colors and that it comes with a remote. She loves that she can pick a new color every night and sometimes we just let it cycle through the colors on its own, which is so soothing. Charging is very simple too and doesn't take very long to charge either." —szero4

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in four sizes).

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

    3. A pack of sheet masks with cute animal faces so their spa day can get a little wild.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Very cute and fun. Great for slumber parties! Gentle on the skin, used on 10-year-olds and they loved the fun designs. They smelled nice, too." —Dmp

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $10.99.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

    4. A tiny felt book ornament for voracious readers who know adding more books of any size immediately ups the home's coziness level.

    felt books
    SoandSewPlushies

    These ornaments can also come as magnets, hair clips, garlands, and more. 

    Get it from SoandSewPlushies on Etsy for $1 (available in custom colors).

    Ships in 1–5 days after ordering. 

    5. A tiny tin with huge fun inside — a puzzle game called Iota.

    small tin that says iota
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This game is a ton of fun! If you like puzzle/strategy games I would definitely recommend this! It's a game that two people could play so my wife and I love to play it! It takes a little bit to understand the rules, but once you do it's easy. I would definitely recommend it." —jstivers

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    6. Cookie house buddies and reindeer skewers to turn their mug into a winter wonderland.

    Uncommon Goods

    Get a pack of four cookie homes for $20 (available in two flavors) or a pair of reindeer for $20 from Uncommon Goods.

    Standard shipping is 3–7 business days; express is 1-2 business days.

    7. Goldfish soap you can actually buy instead of winning at a carnival.

    two soaps in bags with plastic goldfish inside
    Blingiddyup

    Get it from Blingiddyup on Etsy for $5 (available in four colors).

    8. A set of bento box forks to make bringing lunch to school or work feel fun. They'll open their food and be like, "check meowt!"

    double pronged toothpick shaped like cats and dogs
    Amazon

    Get a set of seven from Amazon for $5.40.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    9. A set of coloring pencils with little seed pods on the other side, so they can be planted once the graphite runs out.

    pencils on top of coloring book
    Amazon

    It comes with six coloring pencils and two graphite pencils.

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $16.95.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    10. A little dollop of a kitten light that they can tap to turn on or off.

    squishy cat light
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    11. A deck of playing cards with a gorgeous rainbow gradient for playing anything from crazy eights to poker.

    solid color cards that come together to make a rainbow
    Amazon

    Fredericks and Mae is a queer-owned business that's been making visually wonderful things since 2007.

    Promising review: "These cards are absolutely gorgeous and the rainbow fan in our family was so excited when she saw them. They are almost too cool to play with but then once you start using them, you love them even more. Highly recommend for a fun deck of cards." —ItsLiz

    Get it from Amazon for $12.22.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    12. A tin of shimmery putty sure to capture the attention of anyone, any age.

    hands pull apart slime putty with green and purple sheen
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    13. A miniature baking set with everything they need to make mouse-sized meals. Fans of Tiny Kitchen are sure to enjoy!

    teeny-tiny slice of cake on hand
    amazon.com

    The set comes with a storage tin, rolling pin, wee knife, pizza/dough cutter, mixing spoon, three wee spoons, mixing bowl, pizza/pie pan, pie server, sheet pan, silicone cake and cupcake molds, two silicone finger mitts, and 48-page recipe book. The recipe book comes with explanations on how the food chemistry works so it's great for newbie food scientists.

    Promising review: "I gave this to my sister for Christmas and she immediately used it to make mini treats with the kids. They LOVE it! I just kept getting texts and pictures from them about how functional and FUN it is." —Leslie Palmer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    14. A pack of round cat magnets purrfect for fridges and lockers.

    waving round cat magnets
    Amazon

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $12.99.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    15. A three-pack of modeling dough from The Dough Project made with plant-based ingredients like organic wheat flour, sea salt, beets, chlorophyll, purple carrots, and more. The packaging is cute, the dough is easy to mold into shapes, and some shipments come with cool stickers — win-win-win!

    The Dough Project, Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    The Dough Project is founded by a preschool teacher in NYC. I've been using these jarred doughs for a couple weeks and lemme tell you: You don't have to be a kid to enjoy playing with them. They're super easy to mold and smooth into shapes, smell nice, and have cute illustrations under each lid. I can't recommend this stuff enough! The dough gets a little dusty and shriveled when left in open air (peep the caterpillar pic) but you can preserve your creations with a layer of glossy Mod Podge.

    Get a pack of three from The Dough Project for $19.99 (available in four colorways).

    (If you'd prefer to mix up your own dough, get the DIY pack here.)

    Current shipping time is 7–10 days.

    16. Tiny hands to turn any mundane task into something hilarious.

    Amazon, Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Definitely one of the weirdest stocking stuffers I could think of. The detail on these little hands is incredible, I swear if you look hard enough you could see hangnails. They are almost creepy in detail." —Dr K

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $13.59.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

    17. A set of macaron containers for a sweet way to hold tiny treasures.

    Amazon

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.99.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

    18. A creative bookmark that looks like the Wicked Witch of the East got smushed in between some pages, because everyone needs some encouragement to read.

    wicked witch of the east legs sticking out of book
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Absolutely darling! Well-made, and packaging is so cute too. I gave it to my 14-year-old niece for her birthday and she loved it!" —Kate M.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    19. A mini Jenga kit for quick games on the go.

    small wooden jenga game
    Amazon

    The box comes with 18 mini Jenga blocks.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.96.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    20. A book of 642 tiny things to draw sure to inspire them to get out there and practice doodling.

    small book that says 642 tiny things to draw being held between forefinger and thumb to show small size
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Bought this for my very artistic 13-year-old daughter. She's forever asking, 'what should I draw?' I crossed my fingers when I ordered this, as we've tried many other books to inspire her that didn't. When I gave it to her, I was expecting a lukewarm response. However, as she thumbed through the book, she started giggling and smiling and couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I even got a spontaneous hug. She ran to the door when her dad got home to show him the book. And I think that the 642 options may just keep her inspired for a few weeks! ;) Any book that can charm a 13-year-old girl is a keeper in my book!" —Fascinated viewer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    21. A six-pack of little animal planters perfect for both veteran gardeners and children who are just learning about planting seeds.

    pots shaped like a panda, penguin, tiger, elephant, koala, and crocodile
    Amazon

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five different sets).

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    22. A punny 2022 desk calendar for adults who want a little mirth to start the day or for older kids who are just getting into wordplay.

    desk calendar that says "i bought my son a fridge for christmas. i can't wait to see his face light up when he opens it"
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $14.39.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    23. A planet bath bomb–making kit for baths that are out of this world.

    Kiwi Co

    It comes with a mold, colors, and all the ingredients needed to make fizzy bath bombs.

    Get it from Kiwi Co for $19.95.

    Item will ship out within 2 business days from a warehouse in California.

    24. An unreasonable number of satin scrunchies so you can shower your loved one with fun, gentle hair accessories — or break 'em up and put in multiple stockings!

    reviewer wears a scrunchie and gives thumbs up to pile of scrunchies
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "All 40 scrunchies came with a wide variety of colors. The stitching on the scrunchies was not perfect but I personally don’t mind considering the price." —Dahlia

    Get a pack of 40 from Amazon for $9.99.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    25. A tiny science kit for your favorite fledging researcher. It comes with a mini booklet that contains instructions for over 20 experiments! I can see them in a white coat and goggles now.

    Amazon, Amaozn

    This kit comes with a miniature cabinet, funnel, petri dish, beaker, Erlenmeyer flask, magnifier, test tube, pipette, graduated cylinder, measuring scoop, balance scale, and three weights.

    Promising review: "I highly recommend this toy for your budding scientist. This is incredibly entertaining and offers an early introduction into the tools needed for science experiments. It includes an Erlenmeyer flask, pipette, beaker, and a balance scale, among other tools! Really good manual included. I bought for my husband, who is a scientist, and he loves it and keeps it on his worktable in the lab." —Proody

    Get it from Amazon for $27.42.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

    26. A honey bear pin to give to the sweetest person you know.

    honey bear that says beary sweet
    Badge Bomb

    Get it from Badge Bomb for $10.

    Expedited 2-3 day shipping options are available at additional cost.

    27. A pack of Christmas-themed pens so they can write down all their favorite gifts. #1? These pens, of course.

    reindeer, tree, deer snowman, and santa pens
    Scribblet

    Get it from Scribblet on Etsy for $2.84 (available in four styles).

    Ships in 1-3 business days. 

    28. And a tiny desk crab to hold up their favorite pen.

    tiny crabs with claws raised up
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $8.33+ (available in four colors).

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    29. A sweet lil' Groot ready to hang out. They can attach this Guardian to anything from a stethoscope to a houseplant stem.

    baby groot holds onto antenna
    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    30. A pair of gigantic peanut butter cups because the traditional size is way too wimpy, IMO.

    model holds jumbo peanut butter cup that's as large as their palm
    The Grommet

    Get a pair from The Grommet for $11 (available in six flavors).

    Plan on placing your order by December 13th if you want to use Ground shipping with delivery on or before December 24th.

    31. A Shrek toothpaste cap to make all their TikTok dreams (or nightmares?) come true.

    CasualChicken

    I thought products like this were only true in fairy tales.

    Get it from CasualChicken on Etsy for $6.99.

    Ships in 3–5 business days. 

    32. A rainbow "crystal" soap that's so pretty, they may forget to ever actually use it.

    a transparent rainbow rock soap
    MoonShineSuds

    Get it from MoonShineSuds on Etsy for $8.50 (available in two styles).

    Ships in 1-3 days. 

    33. Silicone paw print or gamer cat joystick caps to keep their thumbs happy during extended playing. Also they're so undeniably cute, how could anyone not want 'em?

    Amazon, PixieAndPalm

    Get two pairs of paw prints from Amazon for $9.99 or one pair of gamer cat grips from PixieAndPalm on Etsy for $5.50 (available in two styles).

    Free 2-day shipping for Amazon Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

    34. A bottle of ferrofluid to make spiky designs that move and change with just a magnet.

    model uses magnets to make black liquid in glass bottle spiky
    Amazon

    It's magnetic liquid! Learn more about ferrofluid here or watch a cool video of it here.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    35. A pair of resin gummy bear Croc charms so they can properly decorate their Crocs in the sweetest way possible.

    Croc covered in gummy bears
    thegildedclog

    Get two from Thegildedclog on Etsy for $6.

    Ships 6-8 days after ordering. 

    36. A screaming goat figurine to really help them express themselves. One press of the button releases a cathartic "AAAHHHHHHHH!"

    The goat figurine, plus the box it comes in and the booklet
    Amazon

    And it comes with a 32-page, illustrated booklet all about goats.

    Promising review: "This little piece of screaming plastic has created an excellent outlet for resolving frustrations in our home. Every time a conflict or struggle arises we push the little goat, get a gratifying screech, chuckle, and move on throughout our day. No regrets on purchasing this. When you get one, get four or five because you're going to want to share with family and friends." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.17.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    37. A Baby Yoda mug they can enjoy all sorts of drinks out of while watching the latest episode of The Mandalorian.

    The green handle-less mug shaped like The Child
    Amazon / Quinn Lacasse - Qlc Creative

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    38. A purrfectly adorable spoon to add some whimsy to their tea-drinking time.

    spoons with car shaped handles with arms that hook over side of mug
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great product and is super cute! The spoon holds on to the side of the cup as expected. I use it every day to stir my coffee." —Curiously curious

    Get it from Amazon for $3.19.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

    39. A bath bomb with a surprise squishy friend inside! Bath time is suddenly gonna be really fun.

    bath bomb with squishy animals
    MarvelousBathCo

    Get it from MarvelousBathCo on Etsy for $7.20 (available in three scents).

    Estimated delivery is 3–5 days. 

    40. A cupcake straw charm to add a sweet twist to any beverage, even if it's just water.

    small cupcake with straw through it
    For The Love Of Pixie Dust

    Get it from For the Love of Pixie Dust for $8 (available in three colors).

    Ready-to-ship items ship between 7-14 business days.

    41. A book tracker bookmark they can fill out every time they finish a new book. It's so encouraging to be able to actually see progress! 

    a person holding the bookmark
    British Book Art / Etsy

    British Book Art is based in the UK.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love my bookmark! So, so cute! Already made a start coloring in the books and writing the names on the spines!" —Chloe

    Get it from British Book Art on Etsy for $3.57.

    Ships in 1-4 days. 

    42. A set of LED lightsaber chopsticks to make fights over the last dumpling extra dramatic.

    dueling glowing lightsaber chopsticks over a bowl of rice
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased these for a friend's birthday present (he is a sushi waiter) and these are flippin' AMAZING. I ordered two sets by mistake, but I am totally keeping the second pair for another gift (or for myself!). These are sure to be great conversation pieces and attention-getters. Way to go!" —T. Redwood

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $14.97.

    Free 2-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change. 

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