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    31 Problem-Solving Products That Make Great Stocking Stuffers

    AirPod cases, nugget dippers, and more great stocking stuffers that'll give them a little help when they need it.

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    1. A cute AirPods case that'll safely hold their AirPods and charger case and protect them from water damage (hi rain and snow). They can even clip this lil' guy on their backpack or purse for easy access.

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    Promising review: "The AirPod case fits perfectly in this one. The case is thick and a durable material. You can tell it is very protective. On the other hand, because it is a thick rubber material, it can easily be stained with marks. However, the case does the job. It is a bit bulkier than I thought, but it’s fine because you can clip in onto your bag." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    2. A Can Coolie for the person who's always grilling and spending time outdoors. This soft pouch will ~take the bite~ out of sweating beverages with insulated fabric and a sturdy design.

    Shark mouth-shaped can holder with soda can inside of it on a picnic table

    Promising review: "Yes, yes, yes, and yes. I got this as a gift for my best friend who is obsessed with sharks and it was better than I could've expected. It's very durable and makes every beer look so much cooler." —Ashley Barnas

    Get it from Amazon for $8.74+ (also available in packs of two and four).

    3. A Tile Mate that'll help them find their iPhone at home, even if it fell under the bed, is buried in a stack of clothes, or is right in front of them. 🤦‍♀️ This little gadget will make it ring, so they can get to its location before giving up their search.

    Hand holds makeup pouch with white Tile Mate tracker fasted onto a gold zipper

    Promising review: This is my third year using Tile and I know that I couldn’t live without it. Tile saves me so much time as it enables me to find my keys, purse, and car by just pressing the center of the tile. It is music to my ears when I find them — that little jingle when I find my lost item." —Tile Customer

    Get it from Tile for $17.99+ (also available in a 2-pack and 4-pack).

    4. Colorful hair barrettes to hold up strands and transform a boring 'do into something beautiful. They'll love wearing these beauties with their hair up or down.

    Colorful tortoise shell-print, dark blue, and mixed marble hair clips in neat lines

    Promising review: "Super cute pieces that are identical to the photos provided. The wide range of styles and designs make it so there is a perfect clip for every outfit. These don’t give me a headache and hold all my hair nicely. I have some thick and curly hair and these do a great job!" —Hannah Wells

    Get a 20-piece set from Amazon for $11.99.

    5. A cold weather reflective baseball cap because they can *hit the pavement* and keep their head warm when they take their training outdoors. It has a fleece-lined interior (buh-bye feeling chilly) and reflective material for visibility. Plus, it'll go with all their fave workout outfits.

    Model wears black reflective Athleta baseball cap with gray mockneck top

    Promising review: "I love the is hat so much that I bought two. Great for outdoor running and the reflective part keeps you safe." —Athleta Customer

    Get it from Athleta for $38 (one size fits all).

    6. Glow-in-the-dark LED bands for the person who's always walking or running when it's dark outside. Each band can be worn on an arm or ankle for optimal visibility early in the morning and late at night.

    Model wears green glow-in-the-dark bands on their ankles while they run at night

    Promising review: "This product was a gift for my daughter who may walk her dog in the evening and to my grandson who sometimes runs at dusk. They both report their pleasure with the product. 'It works well' was the comment. It's bright, comfortable and did I say it's bright! I'm thinking of getting another color and letting them add on to their safety color palette." —Jed

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in eight colors).

    7. A face mask chain that's equally pretty and practical for your friend who's always losing their face masks. This portable accessory will securely clasp on their face masks, not feel too tight on their neck, and go with all their outfits.

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    Promising review: "No more losing track of my mask! It is always with me now, ready to be pulled up at a moment's notice. The turquoise color is beautiful!" —Etsy Customer

    Get it from Dear Soho on Etsy for $14+ (available in 15 styles).

    8. The Poppy Manicure Tool because they can paint their nails with precise strokes and not make a mess. Plus, who wouldn't want to treat themselves to a salon-worthy mani at home?!

    Model holds Olive & June The Poppy Manicure Tool while painting nails with pink polish
    Olive & June

    Promising review: "This product took a bit to figure out how to attach on different size nail polish bottles but once I got the hang of it, it helped me with my non-dominant hand significantly! Definitely a worthwhile investment if you don't go the salon. Makes the salon experience at home so much more enjoyable :)" —Olive & June Customer

    Get it from Olive and June for $16.

    9. A pair of shredding claws for brisket, chicken, and pulled pork sandwiches. They can easily grasp and shred pieces of meat (no carving knife required) for their next barbecue or picnic. They're also melt-proof, so they won't have to worry about excessive heat ruining them.

    Hands use two black shredding claws to cut up pulled pork on a white plate

    Promising review: "We love barbecuing on the grill and the bear claws help picking up the meat easily and turning it over. Pulled pork is a favorite of ours and the claws pull apart the meat, chicken or pork with ease. These are very durable as well." —Nadine D Piatt

    Get them from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in four colors).

    10. Shoe deodorizer that'll be a perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who's always on their feet. This essential oil-based formula minimizes gross odors in shoes, sneakers, and more athletic footwear.

    Model sprays shoe deodorizer into white Nike basketball shoe

    Promising review: "I have an old pair of tennis shoes that I use to work out in. I have had them for a while, so you can imagine that they smell a little ripe. After trying it, I am a believer! The spray has kept my shoes smelling fresh for days on end, even after using the shoes. Enjoy a clean-smelling shoe again." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in two sizes).

    11. An RFID-blocking credit card holder so they can keep their driver's license and credit cards safe from identity theft. It also fits great in a backpack or tote bag for easy access.

    Hand pulls pink RFID-blocking credit card holder out of black tote bag

    It comes with six credit card slots, a currency pouch, and one pocket for optimal storage.

    Promising review: "This is the smallest wallet I've ever owned and I love it. I took it on a long trip where all I needed to carry were the necessities. In this case, that was my driver's license, medical card, credit card, and a few paper bills. It was so convenient and left me with a lot of extra room in my bag." —Hannah

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in 26 designs).

    12. A USB cord bracelet that'll be incredibly handy if they forget a charging cable at home. It blends in with their other jewelry and easily connects to a portable phone charger or computer if their gadget batteries are running low.

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    Promising review: "It is a great design to charge my phone and the proper length for me to connect my phone and power bank. The best part is it can not only charge my phone, but also transfer my data with my MacBook." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in nine colors).

    13. A personalized nylon collar for their "adventurous" fur baby. You can add their name and your phone number just in case they take a little field trip to your neighbor's yard.

    Red collar that says "Bailey" with a number on a dog's neck

    Promising review: "I ordered two collars for my sweet escape artists. They came so quickly and look great! The red is nice and vibrant, while the white stitching is easy to read. I love not listening to tags jingle while we are sleeping. I only wish I would have ordered them a year ago!" —Chewy Customer

    Get it from Chewy for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS—L and four colors).

    14. Clinique's All About Eyes because they'll love applying this gentle cream during their skincare routine. It helps minimize dark circles and puffiness, especially if they may have stayed up a too late the night before. Another great benefit? Their eye makeup will actually stay in place, thanks to this non-creep formula.

    Pink jar of Clinique's All About Eyes Eye Cream on top of a silver lid

    Promising review: "I use this every morning. It helps my eyes look bright and awake in the morning. It helps with dark circles and leaves the skin feeling soft all day." —Clinique Customer

    Get it from Clinique for $34+ (available in two sizes).

    15. Light saber chopsticks so they can enjoy takeout ~in a galaxy far, far away~ (aka the kitchen). These babies glow and grip well on sushi and noodles, making their next lunch break a super fun and mess-free experience.

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    My colleague Emma owns these and said "I love them to pieces, TBH, I use them as decor every bit as much as I use them to eat." You can read more of her light saber chopsticks review here.

    Promising review: "Bought these for a white elephant and everyone loved them! My friends are huge Star Wars fans and absolutely love these chopsticks. Great color quality and great LED light quality. They're well made, easy to clean, and a nice weight! Would recommend for sure, very fun and cute gift!" —Nik

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in six colors and also in 2-packs).

    16. A Wallet Ninja multi-purpose pocket tool to take off beer caps, unscrew bolts, and more. It easily fits in their wallet, too, in case they need to open beverages or repair sunglasses on the go.

    Hand uses camo print 18-in-1 multi-purpose pocket tool to open beer bottle

    This Wallet Ninja includes multiple tools: Six hex wrenches, a can opener, fruit peeler, bottle opener, letter opener, nail puller, box opener, phone stand, ruler, and flathead screwdriver!

    Promising review: "This tool is very handy to have on hand. I have used it to open bottles and tighten screws countless times since I bought it. It fits in the wallet just fine, but if your wallet is particularly fragile (easily ripped fabric, etc) you should probably put it in some kind of sheath since it has some sharp points." —Forrest B.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89.

    17. A bottle of Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray so they can do their business in peace *and* leave a heavenly scent in the bathroom.

    Bottle of black Poo-Pourri on a bathroom counter with a grooming kit

    Promising review: "This little guy packs a punch. It's like the Sylvester Stallone of sprays. I have used this in a private facility bathroom that had several stalls. It was awful in there! Awful, that is, until Sylvester here was sprayed, and it completely got rid of that smell! I cannot thank Poo Pourri enough for making this and marketing a small enough bottle for me to take it with me in my purse." —Paula Larsen

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in 19 scents and nine sizes).

    18. Glossier's Boy Brow + Generation G Duo that'll come to the rescue if they need to do their makeup on the go. A brow pomade will instantly groom unruly eyebrows and a sheer matte lipstick will give their lips a just-blotted look. And both easily fit in a cosmetics bag!


    Promising review: "Eyebrows that don't show up in pictures are no more! I have a thin, light haired eyebrow, but the idea of 'putting on' eyebrows every day just didn't feel like me. Boy Brow is perfect! It brushes on easily and gives a very natural appearance, perfectly darkened and thickened brows. Add the semi-matt, but not dry, perfect hint of color lippy and the finish was easy and light." —Glossier Customer

    Get it from Glossier for $30.

    19. A LifeStraw Personal Water Filter to help them get clean drinking water on camping trips and avoid bringing plastic bottles. Whenever they're in the great outdoors, this tiny device captures unwanted impurities (including bacteria) and allows for easy sipping.

    Camper uses blue water filtration device to safely drink water from a stream

    Get it from Cabela's for $19.99 (available in two colors).

    20. A water-resistant armband for anyone who loves listening to a good playlist during workouts. They won't have to hold onto their phone anymore and worry about drops if they're walking, running, or lifting weights.

    Reviewer wears light blue armband while running a marathon
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    Promising review: "My first time wearing this was for my first half marathon and it worked great. I have an iPhone 7 and the case has openings for all different jacks on the side and center of the phone. The screen protector allows you to use the touchscreen and the band was great and held tight. I absolutely love it and can't wait to use it for trail runs as the weather gets better!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98 (available in three sizes and it's designed for multiple phone models).

    21. An all-in-one avocado slicer that'll divide, pit, *and* slice their avocados. This nifty gadget ~halves~ the time it'll take to get these fruits ready for guacamole and toast.

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    Promising review: "Of all the kitchen gadgets I own, we use this one the most! We eat an avocado almost every day, so I love that this does everything we need! It cuts it in half effortlessly, pulls the pit, and slices the good stuff. If you are eat avocados regularly, invest in this tool. It will save you so much time and effort compared to using several different things to get the job done. I've recommended this to several friends and they've all thanked me for it! As an added bonus I like that we can wash it in the dishwasher." —Kmberly B

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. Mighty Patch's Hydrocolloid Acne Pimple Patch Spot Treatment that'll lift gunk out of whiteheads while you sleep. This overnight treatment will help shrink bad pimples and leave you with a clearer complexion in the a.m.

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    Promising review: "These are a damn miracle. I was shocked at the gunk they pulled out. A zit that would have taken a couple weeks to heal and disappear was nearly gone in five days! Worth the hype and worth the money." —Amy Neubauer

    Get a 36-pack from Amazon for $12.50.

    23. Goodr Circle G's Polarized Sunglasses because they won't have to deal with an annoying glare or UVB lighting when they're hiking or running. If they love spending time outside, these babies will help make sunny days more tolerable.

    Polarized pink sunglasses with yellow lenses on white cushion

    Get them from Backcountry for $25 (one size fits all, available in four colors).

    24. Cable savers so they don't have to say goodbye to their frayed laptop or phone charger. These babies help extend the life of lightly damaged cables and wires. ('Tis *not* the season for tech repairs.)

    Green and pink cable savers around frayed phone charger wire

    Promising review: "I’ve just had to replace a charging cable for my iPad, the wires broke within the insulation, within an inch of the connector/plug end. Then I found out about these spiral coil flexible silicone wire protectors. They keep the wire cable from being stressed from bending. I bought a bunch of these and have put them on both ends of every charging cable for every device, iPad, cellphone, etc. that I own." —Richard Virchow

    Get a 6-pack from Amazon for $4.99 (available in four colors).

    25. The Sign Tribe's Remove and Chill Nail Polish Eraser Cream that'll gently take off stubborn glitter and polish without scrubbing. If they give themselves manis at home, they'll appreciate this gentle formula that removes polish and helps hydrate cuticles.

    Model uses nail polish eraser cream to gently remove white nail polish from fingers
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    Promising review: "I love painting my nails, but always hate the process of removing the polish. Most nail polish removers smell alcoholic and dry out my nails and cuticles. The Sign Tribe Remove and Chill Nail Polish Eraser Cream is *so* much easier. You put on this hydrating cream and it basically melts off the polish. Plus, my cuticles look so hydrated and cute after I use it." —SkinStore Customer

    Get it from SkinStore for $15.

    26. Crochet hanging baskets for all the little things cluttering their bedroom. These bright beauties will hold tiny succulents, skincare products, chargers, and other essentials that don't have a storage spot.


    They can also get creative with these crochet baskets by hanging them on a door knob *or* placing them on a nightstand!

    StitchedByNay is a small Brooklyn-based business that sells beautiful crochet goods, including coasters, wine tote bags, and hanging baskets.

    Get a set of two from StitchedByNay on Etsy for $22 (available in multiple color combinations).

    27. An Invisawear smart bracelet so versatile for everyday wear and helpful when it comes to safety. Inside the charm, there's a button that'll notify up to five contacts about their exact GPS location if they need assistance. All they have to do is press twice to alert their parents, bestie, or S.O. should something come up.

    model wearing silver expandable bracelet

    Just a note, this item *is* on backorder, however, it's expected to ship the week of 12/11 and arrive before Christmas!

    Get it from InvisaWear for $149.

    28. A set of reusable food huggers that'll help keep their fave fruits and veggies fresh in the fridge. They'll get to eat leftover apple halves and save canned greens without having to deal with a leaky (and wilting) mess.

    Green reusable food huggers on half an apple and jar of capers

    These little helpers are also BPA-free and dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "These are great, got them as a gift for my mom and she absolutely loves them. No more soggy veggies in aluminum foil or Saran Wrap, and the produce gets used a lot faster because it is more visible." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $12.95 (available in five colors).

    29. Milk Makeup's Vegan Milk Moisturizer that'll quench their thirsty skin with a blend of vegan milks (desert milk, aka extracts from arid environment plants, fig milk, and oat milk) and olive-derived squalane. You can give them the gift of healthy, baby-soft, and moisturized skin for the holidays.


    This moisturizer is designed for normal/dry skin and if you're looking for other hydrating formulas, Murad's Skin Perfecting Lotion is great for acne-prone skin and Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30 works well for sensitive skin.

    Promising review: "This has instantly become my favorite moisturizer. I have really dry skin, especially in the colder months. This moisturizer is very thick and a little goes a long way. It keeps me hydrated all day long and it makes my foundation go on so smoothly. I definitely recommend if you have dry skin! You will love it!" —Sephora Customer

    Get it from Sephora for $19+ (available in two sizes).

    30. An anti-chafe balm because it's about time they can wear sports bras, shorts, and compression leggings without irritation issues. No more skin rubbing when they go hiking or running outdoors.

    Model rubs anti-chafing stick onto thighs

    Promising review: "This stuff really is awesome. It really works and I don't know where it has been all my life. I started looking for something for thigh chafing after running into a few issues (not fun). It is super easy to use, just slide it on like you'd use deodorant." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (also available in a two-pack).

    31. A Saucemoto Dip Clip so they can eat nuggets and fries without making a mess in the car. This baby easily clips onto a car vent and securely holds sauce containers and packets. The days of ketchup dripping into their lap when they drive are over.

    Amazon / Via, Amazon

    Drive a compact, SUV, or pickup truck? No problem, because this dipper has a universal mount that moves and locks into 16 positions to accommodate different car vent sizes.

    Promising review: "I got these for my mom as a stocking stuffer for Christmas and OMG, she absolutely loves them! I kind of got them as a gag since we are always teasing her about trying to hold the ketchup and dip her fries or nuggets while she's driving, but this little plastic holder made her SO happy, lol. 😊 They work great for pretty much most sauce cups and it has a handy little attachment so that if the sauce comes in packets, you can pour it in there and still attach it to the air vent. My mom tells everyone who gets in her car about them and I will definitely purchase as a gift for more people!" —Summer

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.90+ (also available in packs of four, six, and 10.)

    That feeling when you find a stocking stuffer they'll use again and again:


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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