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45 Useful Stocking Stuffers You Still Have Time To Get

Sorry but hangover-preventing wine drops and a multi-use beauty balm are better than the toothbrush your dad always gets OK. (OK a toothbrush is practical, so thank you dad.)

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.

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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. A red wine stain remover that can work on soooo many other stains too.

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

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

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

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

bamboo toothbrushes

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

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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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

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

the three small brushes

19. 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!

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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

23. 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.

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

the tide pens

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

elephant looking tea diffuser in a tea cup

26. 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

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

the earbud holder

28. A rechargeable lighter for the candle fiend who also can't get enough gadgets (two things can be the truth at once!). Lighter fluid? I don't know her.

29. A cuticle oil that'll do their personal beauty counter, cuticles, and skin good.

30. A trio of glitzy ballpoint pens so it'll be so much easier for them to find a pen in their purse when they need one.

person writing with the metallic pen that has a giant fake diamond at the top

31. Nearly invisible earplugs that'll reduce extra noise at concerts, loud events, and more! Anyone who plans their social life around music festivals needs a pair.

person wearing the ear plugs but are barely detectable

32. A bottle of V.I.Poo for deadening treacherous toilet smells before they can happen.

the bottle of spray

33. A pack of moldable glue they could use a million different ways around the house, from corralling wires to sealing cracks in rain boots to mounting hardware on tile walls.

bathroom tile surround with caddy mounted on wall with the moldable glue

34. Hair oil to add some shine to 3a–4c curls without making hair feel greasy. The secret? Australian Kakadu plum.

35. A teeth-whitening pen in case they've been mulling over paying for a pro whitening treatment at the dentist. This is even easier than whitening strips!

Reviewer before and after showing the pen noticeably whitened their yellow teeth

36. A six-pack of soap sheet travel boxes plus 300 sheets of soap to throw in their bag or pocket. Where were these the dozens of times I've washed my hands with just water in a dive bar bathroom?!

several sheets of soap fanned out beside of the travel container

37. Cute lil' teabag holders that'll stick around as helpers.

tea mug with the snail shape holders on the edge to tie your tea bag string around

38. A tub of O'Keeffe's hand cream as a serious dose of moisture for dry, cracked hands. Anyone who you do any hand-holding with will certainly appreciate the tactile improvement.

reviewer's before pic of very dry hands, then after pic of moisturized looking hands

39. A beard balm for eliminating itch and beardruff, and giving 'em the most magnificent facial hair in their damn life.

40. A six-pack of reusable ziplock bags that'll stand up as you fill them. Whom amongst us hasn't wished for an extra set of hands in the kitchen?!

three sizes of reusable ziplock bags

41. A TubShroom anyone with tons of hair (like this writer) will appreciate sooo much. Seriously, they'll split their life between before and after TubShroom.

42. An incredibly moisturizing moisturizer for working wonders on dry lips, faces, hands, cuticles, feet, elbows or knees. Really wherever!

the bottle of moisturizer

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

44. A phone wallet slim enough to fit in their coat pocket.

the rose gold stick on wallet on back of phone case

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

gift cards

When they see what Santa left in their stocking:

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