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    29 Stocking Stuffers That Are Almost Too Cute To Use

    "Almost" being the key word here, because these adorable items are also quite useful.

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    1. A pair of cactus-shaped dryer balls whose prickles will ensure their laundry dries quicker and gets softer than ever — while reminding them of their favorite succulent. Dryer sheets who?

    The green dryer balls in a reviewer's pile of towels

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.50.

    Promising review: "I don't know what kind of sorcery this is, but these things work. It used to take three cycles to dry my comforter and bed sheets. I'm one of those set-it-and-forget-it people, so I'd always forget to turn the dryer back on for round two and three, which meant that at midnight, when my husband and I were about to pass out from exhaustion, I'd remember the sheets and comforter were still in the dryer, undoubtedly damp because I didn't run them through the dryer another two times. So I finally bought these puppies and as usual, I dried the comforter and bed sheets once, and forgot to check on them. That night, my husband asked where our sheets were since they weren't on the bed at bed time. Then he groaned, and asked if I remembered to really dry them. So I checked the dryer and lo and behold, they were dry! I have actually remembered to check the dryer once after drying the bed sheets and they were dry as soon as the first cycle was over. So, it's a miracle. These things work. TL,DR: I'm bad at laundry; these make me good." —Gabby

    2. A ~beary~ smart portable pack of soap sheets, because when public bathrooms run out of hand soap (especially in times like ::gestures around::) that is *not* a good feeling. We love a cute *and* practical gift.

    The pink plastic container with ears and a nose, plus the pink paper-thin soap sheets

    Get a set of four boxes (two pink, two blue with 50 sheets each) from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in packs of two and six).

    Promising review: "Exactly what I wanted! Hands feel very clean after wash! Highly recommend! I read other reviews and decided these had the best reviews, those reviews did not disappoint! Each sheet of soap produces enough soap to give the comfort of knowing your hands are throughly clean. We liked our first order so much that we bought 10 packs for my fiancé's work crew to help make keeping their hands clean during this pandemic! ( he’s a delivery driver/repair tech). If you have wanted to try something like this product, I highly recommend this brand!" —Clippin4you

    3. A Dracula garlic mincer for anyone who appreciates irony, has strong feelings about their favorite vampire, or just really loves garlic bread. And if they're on board with all three like me, even better.

    The mincer that looks like Dracula (just twist the head to mince) with garlic bread

    Brought to you in part by my current Vampire Diaries rewatch.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.20.

    Promising review: "I purchased this as a gift for my friend who is a fantastic cook--she uses fresh ingredients almost exclusively — but pressing fresh garlic is a task usually delegated. No longer — Gracula is there for her. She uses him nearly every time she needs garlic (which is basically daily) and months later still makes a point of saying how much she enjoys the gift. I'm pretty sure she likes it better than other gifts I've gotten her which were more expensive/thought out, and I'm fairly certain it's what took me from "good friend" to "best friend," but it be that way sometimes.Anyway, definitely recommended for people who cook with garlic and have a sense of humor." —L

    4. A pair of adorable stainless steel caribou who perch on the rim of hot chocolate mugs and can wear tons of treats in their antlers (especially marshmallows).

    The caribou in a mug with marshmallows, Hershey's kisses, and mini Reese's on the prongs of its antlers
    Uncommon Goods

    Get the set of two from Uncommon Goods for $18.

    Promising review: "My wife and I gift each other from here all the time. She was a little worried they would not fit the thick walls of some of our mugs, but they did perfectly. Softer cookies go on them very well, as do marshmallows. We also liked the idea of pretzels, but have not tried it just yet. Thanks to UG for bringing us awesome USA made items like these" —Charles

    5. A TonyMoly bunny perfume stick (that's right, it's a solid perfume!) for the perfect combo of fun and functional: it looks adorable, smells amazing, actually moisturizes skin, and it makes bringing perfume on the go incredible easy and free of leaks or spills.


    They're available in three delightful scents:

    *Bebe Bunny: top notes of bergamot and orange, middle notes of rose and orchid, and bottom notes of musk and vanilla

    *Juicy Bunny: top notes of bergamot and lemon, middle notes of freesia and white rose, bottom notes of musk and sandalwood

    *Bloom Bunny: top note of lemon, middle notes of jasmine and rose, bottom notes of amber and musk

    Get it from Amazon for $12 (available in three scents, or a set of all three for $36).

    Promising review: "Perfect and super cute, as a receptionist I’m running everywhere all day, and this cute little bunny keeps me smelling great. It’s easy to apply and is nice and light so the scent isn’t overbearing like some perfumes. It fits right in my purse and I take it everywhere!" —Aspen Trumps

    6. A purrfect night light with a soft silicone body and touch-sensitive control so they can just tap it to change the color and light mode.


    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    Promising review: "These kitty lights are super adorable, super fun, and super loved by my kid. I bought this light as a gift for my daughter for her birthday... she loves it. The kitty is soft and squishy, the light colors are bright and pretty, it has a good battery life... I loved it so much that I bought another for a friend's daughter. Great little light." —KMMR

    7. A purrfectly-shaped lipstick so pretty, they almost won't want to ruin the itty bitty kitty by applying it — but let's be real, the color payoff is WORTH IT.

    The pink lipstick with a cat in the middle being applied on lips
    Winky Lux

    Get them from Amazon or Winky Lux for $18 (available in four colors).

    Promising review: "It was exactly as I expected with color — it adds just enough for a hint without being too overpowering. It’s so creamy and my lips feel amazing." —Autumn

    8. Succulent-shaped tea lights that'll almost be a shame to set on fire.


    They each burn for about 30 minutes!

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 10 different sets).

    Promising review: "Super cute tea lights! They come in two gift boxes with a ribbon around it, perfect for gifting a set and keeping the other!" —Amy D.

    9. A silicone dachshund ice try to make any beverage more of a ~wiener~.

    Reviewer showing the tray with a daschund-shaped ice cube

    It's made of flexible silicone so it'll roll right up to fit in a stocking. You can use 'em to mold chocolates too!

    Get one from Amazon for $8.99.

    Promising review: "They are great. I love dachshunds and to have little ones in my drink are even better. Everything about the silicone is great and it is easy to take the ice out and not have it break. I've used it for a few months and it still is holding up wonderfully." —Schmidty

    10. A giant bow-topped fleece head band so they can look cuter than ever while masking or washing their face — without getting any goopy product in their hair.

    Hands holding the headband in pink with white polkadots

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99+ each (available in five colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "This is actually the second one I have purchased through this company, the first I gave to my sister in law because she loved it so much! You really can't get anything comparable for the money...I've tried and failed. It has the perfect amount of stretch without being too tight or too loose, and it's incredibly soft. I can't recommend this enough!" —Laura Sanchez

    11. A coin purse shaped like a Corgi butt, because they've always wanted their wallet to look a little extra thicc.

    The furry coin purse with tail, little paws, and showing it fitting a lipstick, two credit cards, and coins

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Promising review: "Ok, this is the cutest coin purse Ive ever seen. I have a friend that is obsessed with corgis and I don't blame her. Those floofy butts are too adorable. I cant wait to give this coin purse to her for Yule. She's going to love it" —Bunny

    12. Or a corgi butt mousepad with a plush 'n' cheeky hiney for the cutest possible carpal tunnel prevention.

    The mousepad, with the corgi butt as a 3D cushion

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Promising review: "I ADORE this mouse pad!!! I work as a software developer and was starting to experience the beginnings of carpel tunnel. This has totally stopped the numbness in my hand! And as a corgi mom of two bouncing corgi boys, this was a must have!" —LP

    13. A pair of sherpa-lined slippers that'll prove there isn't much better than a pug hug.

    The low slippers with pug faces at the front with little tongues sticking out

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes 5/6–10/11).

    Promising review: "Very nice, plush, comfortable and so cute! For indoor use! I would definitely buy these again! They fit very well, even if you have wide feet. I bought them for my daughter who has a pug. Great gift! Was supposed to be for Christmas but I couldn't wait! Love them!" —JC

    14. A set of mini macaron containers perfect for storing jewelry, change, or medication at home or while traveling.

    The containers  in blues, pinks, greens, and yellows containing jewelry

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.99.

    Promising review: "These are the best little containers EVER! I use them for so many things: change 'purse' for my work locker, pill containers, small jewelry holder (fits my earrings, rings and necklace and works great for when I can't wear something and don't want to lose it). I've used a few daily and none of them have broken or popped open and I've had these for two and a half months already! Cannot praise these things enough! Definitely worth the money." —Meghan Danielle

    15. Chenille-style fuzzy socks in the shape of quirky creatures who'll make keeping their feet warm all winter less of a ~monster~ undertaking.

    The five pairs of socks in different colors (blue yellow, tan, pink, and green) with ears and different facial expressions

    Get a pack of five pairs from Amazon for $16.99 (available in 34 color and stylecombos, including animal shapes, holiday styles and single colors, plus other designs) or buy individual pairs for $7.99 each (available in three colors).

    Promising review: "I love these so much! I get a new set of winter fuzzy socks each season and I LOVE these. They are so cute, it's fun putting them on. Seeing the cute face and the little ears puts a little brightness in my day." —T. Villareal

    16. A dozen squishy cat stress toys you can split up amongst recipients or shower your most stressed friend for when they just need to SQUEEZE something right MEOW!

    Hands holding the 12 squishies that look like sleeping cats

    Get the set of 12 from Amazon for $8.49.

    Promising review: "So Soft. So squishy. So stretchy! These little guys are so satisfying to sit there and squish when you're feeling anxious or frustrated. The paint on their little faces is a little messy sometimes, but the way a stress ball looks isn't very important. I like that these are small enough to fit inside of your pocket, because so many stress balls are big and obvious and embarrassing." —So Soft. So squishy. So stretchy! These little guys are so satisfying to sit there and squish when you're feeling anxious or frustrated. The paint on their little faces is a little messy sometimes, but the way a stress ball looks isn't very important. I like that these are small enough to fit inside of your pocket, because so many stress balls are big and obvious and embarrassing." —Emma McConaughey

    17. A Harry Styles air freshener you can customize with watermelon (*duh*) or any of 21 other scents to fill your favorite person's car with deliciousness on multiple levels. Talk about treating people with kindness!

    The air freshener with an illustration of Harry Styles on a watermelon background
    Gifts by Ells

    Get it from Gifts by Ells on Etsy for $6.68.

    Gifts by Ells is an Etsy shop based in Portsmouth, U.K. specializing in air fresheners and mugs inspired by pop culture.

    18. Disney Tsum Tsums filled with moisturizing lip balm to keep chapped lips at bay while looking adorable on their desk. And each has a delicious flavor — Princess Leia's is cinnamon buns!

    The egg-shaped lip balm with a cap shaped like Princess Leia's head

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ each (available in 10 Disney characters).

    Promising review: "This could not be any cuter! The Princess is here to save your lips, and her cinnamon bun flavor is a wonderful choice to go with her bun hairdo. The container's too heavy to carry with you, but it's great to sit on your desk. Also in case you're worried about it, the cinnamon is not strong enough to burn your lips, but you can taste it." —ThatVulcanB

    19. A bag of Unicorn Farts (spoiler alert: it's actually fruit punch–flavored cotton candy) that'll make a truly magical gift that'll bring out the giggles in recipients of all ages.

    The pouch of candy with a farting unicorn on the front

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    Promising review: "This product has become a staple of my household around Christmas time. Everyone gets a package in their Christmas stocking. The flavor is delicious and unique, making for a great sweet treat! The size of the packaging is marvelous. It's not too much or too little. There is just the right amount of sugary sweetness in this little package." —Tobias

    20. Cable-hugging critters to take a ~bite~ out of the annoyance of fraying cords. I ain't lion when I say I'm tired of having to hold my phone in one position to charge!

    The animal-shaped gadgets who hug cords to keep them from bending when plugged in, looking like they're "biting" the device
    Urban Outfitters

    Just clip 'em around any cable you have to reinforce it!

    Get the original Cable Bite from Urban Outfitters for $6 each (available in four animals) or a similar version from Amazon for $14.29 (for a 18-pack).

    Promising review: "I bought a couple of these to reinforce a cord that has become weak due to normal wear and tear. I was hoping they were functional for a Galaxy phone (which I'm thrilled they are) but had no idea how extremely cute they would be. I've ended up buying SEVERAL more for stocking stuffers." —jwow76

    21. An otter tape dispenser who knows a thing or two about being stuck together — you know they hold hands while they float around, right?

    The otter-shaped dispenser

    Get it from Amazon for $15.90.

    Promising review: "I had been afraid that this would be a cheap knock off of what was pictured. To my surprise and joy, it looks fantastic!" —Autumn Brooks

    22. A set of four fruit-shaped flashdrives to add a little extra flavor to any group project. Or load 'em up with your favorite tunes and give them as new-fangled mixtapes!


    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $23.99 (also available in 10 other shape assortments).

    Promising review: "They are exactly what they look like — super cute flash drives. I've loaded them up with photos, videos, and music and given them to friends as gifts. They've been a big hit." —Urban Fantasy Super Dragon

    23. A screaming goat figurine that'll help them release all that stress building up inside. Just press the button on the stump he stands on to hear those bleats that can't be beat.

    The figurine with box and booklet

    And it comes with a 32-page, illustrated booklet all about goats, making this product the G.O.A.T. itself.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.81.

    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

    Learn more about the brilliance of this in If You Need A Quick And Easy Gift, This Screaming Goat Is The Answer.

    24. A velvet finish lip tint packaged in an adorable ink bottle, because the perfect lip application is basically art, after all!

    An arm with the 10 colors swatched on it, plus the ink bottle-shaped lip tints

    Get it from Amazon for $9 (available in 10 colors).

    Promising review: "I usually don’t wear lipstick, I’m more of a gloss girl but that’s mainly because I don’t like reapplying or uneven color after an hour. I’ve searched for a light, long lasting lip color in shades that worked with my skin tone. I LOVE this. I ordered a second color a few weeks after the first and probably will stock up just in case. It last a long time and as it fades it doesn’t look bad. The color wears naturally but it takes a while, and several glasses of water, before that happens. Worth every penny!" —Veronica

    25. A snack container with two separate compartments (one for food, one for dip) they'll really care(ot) about when that 3 p.m. hunger strikes.

    The carrot container with two compartments: a longer one for carrots, a round one for dip (like hummus) and a lid

    Get it from Amazon for $10.47 (also available in two apple versions and a celery version).

    Promising review: "I bought this because I saw someone at work with it and I had to have it! Little pricey but I didn't care lol. It stores a lot of carrots and the perfect amount of dip. I use it everyday now." —Gabbie

    26. A hedgehog multi tool whose spines will comb their hair, while his legs function as a bottle opener, screwdriver, phone kickstand, and more!

    The multitool shaped like a hedgehog, with the spikes forming a comb

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    Promising review: "My boys love these multi tools. They have wild hair and it lets them carry a comb that can fit in their wallet or even in their pocket. Gave as a stocking stuffer, turned out as a great one." —JB

    27. A mini bluetooth speaker your ocean-loving friend can hang in the bathroom, bring in the car, or take to an outdoor gathering. He's sure to guarantee a ~whale~ of a time.

    A hand holding the small whale-shaped speaker with a wrist loop

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    Promising review: "Okay this thing is literally hilarious, I did NOT have high expectations for something this small and cute. It was even smaller and cuter than I expected. But wow, okay, when I heard it blast music beautifully I just started laughing because this thing should NOT sound as amazing as it does. I just took it on a weekend getaway with some friends and the looks that they gave it when they heard it, think a puppy head tilt when it doesn't understand something. Yup. It's amazing." —ams

    28. A brontosaurus loose leaf infuser who might get a little skittish sometimes. Every time anyone talks about tea, he thinks there's a T. Rex nearby.

    The green infuser in a cup of tea

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.95.

    Promising review: "These are super adorable - and were exactly what my daughter and I were looking for. They sit great in our cups so we can enjoy our teas. None of my loose leaves came out either (an issue I’ve had in the past with other infusers) — Plus, they are THE easiest to clean!" —Amanda

    29. A plush squeaker toy so your small fry of a furry friend can enjoy a treat when you do.


    Get it from Amazon for $6.88 (available in 16 shapes).

    Promising review: "This is the second toy from this maker I have bought and I LOVE them. More importantly so does Lola! They last forever and she gets so excited. The best part is that she hasn't been able to tear it apart yet. I decided I was going to buy her a new one each month until she has them all." —Reynold Wang

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