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    Dec 11, 2017

    34 Useful Stocking Stuffers They'll Really Appreciate

    Stuff besides candy, naturally.

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

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I got this for my husband because we camp a lot and I thought it would be funny to turn our phone lights into a lantern. Honestly, it's a really handy little thing. I use it a lot!" —ImaturtleLT

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in two styles).

    2. 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.

    amazon.com

    Includes a carrying case and five lenses that will fit a wide variety of phones, as they easily clamp onto the surface of the phone.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my friend who has grandkids and needed something that would take great pictures when they went on their vacation. She just told me how happy she was with this product, how easy it was to use, and the way she was able to take great pictures with it. I love coming up with unique gifts for people and this one was one of my best ideals yet!" —AMZ

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99.

    3. A pair of ice grips so trekking across snowy sidewalks in cute shoes won't be a problem.

    bit.ly

    Includes one set with stainless-steel spikes and a waterproof carrying case. Compatible only with women's flats, loafers, and flat or low-heeled boots and shoes.

    Promising review: "My wife loves them! She's the original clumsy and crossing the parking lot in our northern latitudes has always been a challenge for her. Now she's quite confident in her footing as she goes shopping." —Steve

    Get them from The Grommet for $38.

    4. A skyline of bookmarks that may help them keep their page in the books they just got for the holidays that they're reading all at once.

    etsy.com

    Get them from another studio on Etsy for $11.01.

    5. A light-up beanie to keep warm and signal to others when they're not feeling so ~chill~.

    ae.com

    Get it from American Eagle for $10.

    6. A bottle opener they'll have to hide from their friends at their next party.

    modcloth.com

    Get it from ModCloth for $15.

    7. A hilarious stress reliever that'll give them a fun way to get out some aggression.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This was a huge hit at my family Christmas party dirty Santa! The best part was, no one knew it was from me. Well to be honest, several people blamed me but still. Hah" —J

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    8. A compact travel jewelry box to help any style obsessive keep their baubles in order.

    urbanoutfitters.com

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $24.

    9. A set of silicone beer savers for keeping a six-pack of the good stuff fresh in case of emergencies.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Everyone needs these. Just an all-around good idea. I like these because I can close a beer back up after making beer cheese or something equivalent that does not use a whole bottle of beer in the recipe." —paul

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

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

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great for vacation, cheer competition, or any place you may have to leave your bag or backpack unattended!! Plenty of room for jewelry and money!!" —Somer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    11. And a three-pack of mini Wet Brushes to help tame the wildest of tangles.

    amazon.com

    But really, these brushes are ~magical~.

    Promising review: "I leave a couple of these in our swim bag and when the kids do swim lessons everybody has their own brush. It works, they don't take up a lot of space, and they're fairly cheap. Awesome." —Doug W

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

    12. A set of mini screwdrivers that'll become indispensible in their tool kit for eyeglasses, appliances, and lots of other essential bits.

    amazon.com

    My dad gave me a similar set a few years ago and I probably use this more than anything else in my (rather large) tool bag. Includes six magnetic mini screwdrivers.

    Promising review: "This is a great set of small, precision screwdrivers. Maybe they aren't small enough to dismantle the innards of your watch, but they are perfect for the small screws I so often encounter on appliances, computer cases, small electronics, etc. This set will replace a cheap set I purchased last year (and it didn't last). This tool set is in a quality built case that has a sliding latch to keep it closed. I really like the hard anodized finish and the tool shafts and ends appear to be quality steel. The different colors help me to find the one I want. These are a great product at a great price. They arrived quickly and were well package for shipment. I may even give some as gifts to my friends that are tool geeks!" —Seacidal

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    13. A set of 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.

    amazon.com

    Dishwasher-safe, and rust- and scratch-proof.

    Promising review: "Love these straws as they are washable, and the cleaning item works great. Our son uses straws and I did not want to continue throwing them away. With these straws they are reusable, and washable. Also my son who has sensory issues was fond of them from the get go. If you have sensory issues or are ordering for someone who does, I recommended trying both straws at the same time. Which helps them choose the change and over time hopefully they will like the new one. We eased into it and that was the best way to make the change." —G Hale

    Get them from Amazon for $6.95.

    14. A kid's hand scrubber to make your resident Pig-Pen excited for germ-free paws.

    bit.ly

    Promising review: "My daughter loves the hand scrubber! She normally does a poor job of washing her hands no matter how much I tell her to rub longer, but the scrubber motivates her to 'wash all of the germs' away. It fits her hand perfectly. I thought maybe the scrubbies would be a bit rough, but she loves them. Happy I purchased it!" —Kiszi

    Get it from The Grommet for $8.46 (available in two colors).

    15. A tube of toothpaste that'll get My Little Pony fans super excited for oral health. Every little thing helps!

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $2.89.

    16. A deck of Harry Potter cards because everyone should have a good deck of cards on hand for traveling, passing the time, whatever!

    amazon.com

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

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

    amazon.com

    Adjustable angle 3.34" diameter 10X magnifying mirror. Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included).

    Promising review: "As a women over 50 who likes to travel, this is my fav. new travel accessory. I need the extra light and the magnifying mirror to apply makeup. It is sturdy, well made and 4 batteries were included so I could use it right away. Yes, it is an LED light, but who's applying makeup in the dark with only this mirror, clowns? It's bright, so it could double as a flashlight! Perfect for your girlfriend getaway, so you don't have to be the bathroom hog, and perfect for a cruise, where everything space-saving is needed. A friend just bought this same item at a well-known, name-brand store for twice the price. Such a deal! I'm going to order another to give as a gift for a travel friend. My advice? Buy two!" —Dance the Night Away

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in two colors).

    18. A selfie ring as a means for the best possible light for their self-anointed closeups.

    amazon.com

    Universal clamp design with a rechargeable battery.

    Promising review: "This is like an evolved version of Snapchat's front camera's flash! It's rechargeable and comes with three levels of brightness! The first level is already brighter than Snapchat's front camera's flash, so this is very cool and nice. I use this a lot for selfies!" —Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

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

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was excited when I saw it here on Amazon. This stuff really works. Because there's three in each package, I'm using one Tide To Go Pen as a stocking stuffer. I love finding things like this. Sometimes I even convert someone to continue using a product. Another plus, it fits perfectly in your purse. Don't leave home without it!" —bubblechamp

    Get them from Amazon for $5.69.

    20. A spare pair of ear buds because these tiny things we rely on so heavily are incredibly easy to lose and these can be their backup!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Last pair lasted two years, longer than any other wired or wireless headphones I've ever owned! So when my black ones died finally (only because I stepped on the ear bud and totally smashed it to pieces), I was delighted to see other colors! Naturally I repurchased these in purple this time and again, love the sound! Still as great as my original pair. Hope they also last as long!" —hacksore

    Get them from Amazon for $9.87+ (available in nine colors).

    21. An ear buds holder so sharp, it won't be forgotten!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Clever cord organizer. Well made, and used as a stocking stuffer, (though this could be given year-round). Great for those pesky ear buds that never go back into the small case that they arrive it (when new) or the plastic wrapping (that typically is tossed after removing the buds). Highly recommend. Class leather — will get better with age and use." —ScS, CA

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    22. A 14-pack of stain erasers to lighten the wear and tear their red wine love is taking on their teeth.

    wineawesomeness.com

    Get them from Wine Awesomeness for $14.

    23. A four-pack of cat butt coasters as a conversation starter that'll protect nice tabletops.

    amazon.com

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99.

    24. A 3-in-1 avocado tool the family member who just discovered avocado toast will find indispensable.

    amazon.com

    It splits, pits, and slices avocados, and is top rack–dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "I loved mine so much I ordered one as a stocking stuffer for my son-in-law. Great gadget! I even use the knife edge to cut lettuce at times (no browning edges a day later)." —Kindle Customer

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

    25. A 12-pack of tweezer sharpeners so they can keep their #1 beauty tool in fighting shape.

    anthropologie.com

    Get them from Anthropologie for $4.

    26. A 13-pack of beautifully packaged sheet masks to tuck into everyone's stocking for a family pampering pic later.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "They are amazing! I love Korean face masks! They made great Christmas gifts!!! They smell great and feel great on your skin! Especially in this cold weather!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $9.80.

    27. A wallet-size multitool anyone and everyone could use.

    amazon.com

    Has 11 functions, including can opener, bottle cap opener, 4-position wrench, 2-position wrench, butterfly screw wrench, direction anxillary wrench, knife edge, saw blade, screwdriver, ruler, keychain hole (for easy attachment onto your gear).

    Promising review: "This was meant to be a stocking stuffer for my husband at Christmas and as a 'gadget guy' he loved it. It satisfies so many 'little jobs' when your 'tool belt' is not available. He carries it in his truck. His brother also loved it, so had to get one for him, too. They are very inexpensive. In fact, everyone would be well served to have one handy." —clothesmaven

    Get it from Amazon for $3.98.

    28. A trio of no-crease hair ties that won't betray the person who spends waaaay too much time on their long locks.

    amazon.com

    It's me. I spend too much time on my hair.

    Promising review: "These are magic for me. I have medium-thick hair but A LOT of it. If I pull it back I always end up with a headache. I can go most of the day with my hair pulled back with these without having a headache. Winner!!!!" —smash

    Get them from Amazon for $6.

    29. A Lush shampoo bar for the person who's already sworn to live a zero-waste life in 2018.

    lushusa.com

    This'll keep 'em from using plastic shampoo and conditioner bottles!

    Get it from Lush for $11.95.

    30. A ducky tea infuser to help feed a tea-lover's habit.

    amazon.com

    Infuser made of stainless steel and ducky made of BPA-free plastic.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    31. A pack of moldable glue that can be used a million different ways around the house, from corralling wires to sealing cracks in rain boots to mounting hardware on tile walls.

    amazon.com

    Advanced silicone technology bonds permanently to almost anything, then sets strong by turning into a durable, tactile silicone rubber overnight. Bonds to glass, ceramic, wood, metal, most plastics, and more. Forms a strong bond, and allows you to mount and hang things without drilling. Holds up to 4.4 lbs.

    Promising review: "Got this as a gift for my gadget-crazy kids for their stockings. It was a HIT! A broken foot on the bottom of a new bathroom scale was replaced with one molded from this — and it was easy to shape well enough to maintain the level balance the scale required! Amazing stuff. Instructions are easy to follow, product it easy to use, and it works!" —A Mom

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $22 (available in a variety of color combos).

    32. A beard balm to eliminate itch and beadruff, and give 'em the most magnificent facial hair in their damn life.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "My hubby has the ability to grow facial hair longer and faster than seems humanly possible. Although he's a man's man, leaving him hesitant to use a product in his beard, he's incredibly overjoyed with this balm. Smells great, leaves beard smooth, and has definitely softened it." —MDT1

    Get it from Amazon for $12.87.

    33. And a four-pack of Starbucks gift cards so everyone has something to do once they get stir crazy from being in the house together for too long.

    amazon.com

    Get them from Amazon for $40.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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