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68 Useful Stocking Stuffers They're Sure To Really Appreciate

Sorry but red wine–specific stain remover and a hair-finishing cream are better than the toothbrush your dad always gets OK. (OK a toothbrush is practical, so thank you dad.)

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Still shopping for Christmas? Heads up that most of the items in this post won't arrive in time for Dec. 25, but check out our last-minute version of this gift guide with more ideas that are more likely to arrive in time!"

1. A 12-pack of water bottle-cleaning tablets to make sure everyone's go-to container actually gets cleaned. (Cleaning water bottles is hard!)

before, during, after pics of tablets cleaning a stained thermos

2. A five-pack of Disney princess socks because socks will forever be a useful gift. You know what's not useful? Cold feet!

the socks on feet

3. Or a pair of yummy socks that, once you purchase them, provides meals to people during crisis with World Central Kitchen. Talk about a multi-tasking gift!

socks with cartoon avocados on them

4. A red wine stain remover in a mini size that can work on soooo many other stains too.

5. And on the flip side, some wine drops that are meant to cut down on the stuff that makes you have wine hangovers.

person dropping the wine drops into a glass of wine

6. A Bite Away gadget for treating insect bites and stings with a 3- or 5-second setting to help relieve itching, pain, and swelling. Where has this been my whole life with my sweet, sweet blood that attracts mosquitoes?

person using pen-like device on their arm

7. A shampoo bar for the person who's already sworn to live a zero-waste life in 2022. Or realistically, cut down a bit of plastic use. Or even more realistically, cut down on single-use plastics for their toiletries.

8. A deck of snazzy playing cards because everyone should have a good deck of cards on hand for traveling, passing the time, whatever!

the playing cards

9. Butterfly-shape sticky traps that'll look cute while they ensnare fungus gnats, fruit flies, plus other nuisances that are wreaking havoc on houseplants.

10. And a 3-in-1 plant moisture meter to help 'em better care for their plant babies, whether they're a plant newbie or a seasoned pro.

the meter in a potted plant

11. A Glossier Balm Dotcom trio so they can give this fan-fave a spin in a variety of flavors.

three tubes of the balm

12. Clay mask sticks they can use to more or less draw on the part of their face they want to address instead of dirtying their hands.

the clay mask sticks

13. A cleaning pen that'll *gently* revive the look of their jewels that they DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE have grown cloudy over time. Don't worry, it's made with micro-fine cleansers, polishing agents, and a polymer for a pro-level shine at the price of your morning coffee order.

reviewer's cloudy before pic of ring, then gleaming after

14. A rechargeable hand warmer with double-sided heat and three different heat settings because their feet and hands are always freezing.

15. A milk frother to help them whip up all the delish coffee drinks they're always sending you on Instagram and TikTok.

16. A phone lamp to corral their phone's flashlight in times of need... even while camping!

white lamp on the flashlight of a phone

17. A set of phone camera lenses they'll be able to use for amazing vacation photos that only *look* like they had to lug around hefty camera equipment to achieve.

18. Reusable dress weights to prevent your household's dress stan from having a Marilyn-like moment. It happens! But it doesn't have to happen.

person showing the dress weight inside the hem of a dress

19. A masked Dwight bottle opener to scare off other people from swiping one of their beers.

bottle opener with The Office's dwight wearing the CPR dummy's face mask

20. A tactical writing pen with a point that'll break glass or serve as a weapon against an attacker if ya' need it to. This takes the pen being a sword to a whole other level. Hopefully you'll use it for writing considerably more often than breaking glass.

21. A houseplant collection of bookmarks to help them keep their page in the books they just got for the holidays that they're reading all at once.

four bookmarks that look like houseplants marking pages

22. Silicone beer savers for keeping a six-pack of the good stuff fresh in case of emergencies.

rubber bottle cap on a beer bottle

23. Biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes for anyone who's trying to create a little less waste.

bamboo toothbrushes

24. And coconut oil-coated floss to leave them scratching their head. But then they'll have squeaky clean teeth and that's more important.

the floss

25. A selfie ring light for finding their perfect light.

26. A compact travel jewelry box that'll help any style obsessive keep their baubles in order.

27. And some earring-lifting backs so they don't have to fight the droopy look while wearing their fave baubles.

showing the difference between a heavy earring without and then with the lifter

28. Some super soothing eye patches I personally use and love. They're great for travel and when I use them at home I pop them in the fridge for a few minutes before I use them.

the eye patches

29. A cooling towel that'll help anyone who finds themselves overheating — regardless of the reason.

A person wringing out a microfiber towel with water dripping out of it

30. A hair finishing cream on a mascara-like wand for helping slick back those baby hairs and flyaways before their next video conference call.

before and after pics of person with hair in bun with lots of wisps as before and slick look as after

31. A ~secretive~ brush where they can stash some cash as a little extra insurance both at home and on journeys.

round hairbrush with part inside for stashing cash

32. And a trio of mini Wet Brushes to help tame the wildest of tangles.

the three small brushes

33. Or! A detangling brush made for folks with 3a–4c hair types who've more or less resigned to super painful brushing. As reviewers point out, it doesn't have to be the case!

34. Mini screwdrivers that'll become indispensible in their tool kit for eyeglasses, appliances, and lots of other essential bits.

person using the screwdriver on a toy car

35. Stainless-steel straws and a cleaning tool so their at-home iced coffee obsession won't create an island of plastic straws in the ocean. Also the steel just makes the coffee taste even colder!!

the straws

36. Or if they're into a more flexible solution, a 10-pack of silicone straws they can even cut to size for their to-go tumbler of choice.

hand holding a bunch of the silicone straws

37. An acne patch that'll be far gentler on their surrounding skin than drying spot treatments of yore. Hydrocolloid, tea tree oil, and calendula oil do the deed in drawing out fluids and pus with results you can see.

38. A five-pack of wallet-size multitools anyone and everyone could use.

the credit card shape multitool in a wallet pocket

39. A magnifying LED makeup mirror they can tuck into a bag and use to turn a flat surface into a vanity.

40. A dry shampoo any busy (or lazy) person will greatly appreciate for the extra sleeping time it'll buy 'em.

bottle of dry shampoo

41. A three-pack of Tide To Go pens because they'll always be grateful they have one on them.

the tide pens

42. A cheerful tea infuser to help feed a tea-lover's habit.

elephant looking tea diffuser in a tea cup

43. A spare pair of earbuds because these tiny things we rely on so heavily are incredibly easy to lose and these can be their backup! AND these round jacks will fit into the ports on airplanes for those long-haul flights.

the ear buds

44. An earbuds holder so sharp, it won't be forgotten!

the earbud holder