Gifts so big they can barely be wrapped may get all the glory, but there’s something to be said for the tiny present. Stuff one inside a stocking along with its miniature brethren, and the joy it brings multiplies. And while you’re never too old for red-and-green M&Ms, the best stocking stuffers go beyond the shelves of the seasonal candy aisle without crossing the $20 mark.
That’s why we’ve rounded up the best cheap stocking stuffer ideas. We’re talking everything from beauty products like lip masks, nail polish, and face rollers to food gifts like finishing salt and espresso martinis. So, if you have a giant sock to fill this year, click ahead to see our favorite stocking stuffers for under $20.
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Jacobsen Salt Co. Infused Lemon Zest Salt Slide Tin
The finishing touch for many a dish, this little tin of lemon zest-infused sea salt may just be too tiny.
Shop Jacobsen Salt Co. Jacobsen Salt Co. Jacobsen Salt Co. Lemon Zest Salt, $, available at Jacobson Salt Co.
Vegamour GRO Revitalizing Scalp Massager
Healthy scalps grow healthy hair, and this winner of a 2023
Women’s Health Healthy Hair Award wants anyone who uses it to have both.
Shop Vegamour Vegamour Vegamour GRO Revitalizing Scalp Massager, $, available at Vegamour
Baggu Standard Baggu In Strawberry
This colorful shopping bag folds into a 5-inch pouch, making it small enough to fit in totes, crossbodies, and — of course — stockings.
Shop Baggu Baggu Baggu Standard Baggu, $, available at Baggu
Walrfid Store Laptop Computer Keyboard Screen Cleaner Kit
You’ll find every brush, sponge, and cloth you could ever need to clean your phone, laptop, and AirPods in this 4-inch kit.
Shop Amazon Walrfid Store Walrfid Store Laptop Cleaner Kit, $, available at Amazon
Vitamasques Candy Cane Lip Mask
Not just a holiday lip mask, this candy cane-inspired treatment provides a rush of vitamins, probiotics, collagen, and hyaluronic acid.
Shop Target Vitamasques Vitamasques Candy Cane Lip Mask, $, available at Target
Gaiatop Rechargeable Hand Warmer
Cold hands will reach for this pocket-size hand warmer all winter long. With a rechargeable battery, it stays toasty for up to three hours.
Shop Amazon Gaiatop Gaiatop Rechargeable Hand Warmer, $, available at Amazon
The Good Patch Fan Faves Gift Set
Vitamins get a stocking-friendly makeover when they come in colorful, wearable patches. This set includes the caffeine-infused B12 Awake Patch, melatonin-loaded Dream Patch, and hangover-helping Rescue Patch.
Shop Ulta Beauty The Good Patch The Good Patch Fan Faves Gift Set, $, available at Ulta
Christmas Mini Marshmallow Toasting Kit
We don’t know why anyone would need this tiny marshmallow toasting kit, but we also don’t know why anyone wouldn’t want it. It’s fun, frivolous, and flammable — the perfect stocking stuffer.
Shop Etsy Etsy Seller Christmas Mini Marshmallow Toasting Kit, $, available at Etsy
Essie Vintage Vanity Nail Polish Collection In Unhidden Gems
Red nail polish may be for December, but this deep mauve plum is winter’s jewel-tone darling.
Shop Ulta Beauty Essie Essie Nail Polish In Unhidden, $, available at Ulta Beauty
Wild Fable Tech Touch Knit Gloves
Cheap gloves FTW! This touch-screen-friendly pair means no texting and freezing.
Shop Target Wild Fable Wild Fable Tech Touch Knit Gloves, $, available at Target
Anthropologie Tonal Hair Tie Set in Dark Turquoise
These blue-green hair ties don’t just know their color palette. They also know how to secure braids, buns, and ponytails without so much as snagging a strand.
Shop Anthropologie Anthropologie Anthropologie Tonal Hair Tie Set, $, available at Anthropologie
On The Rocks Espresso Martini
Espresso martini lovers will be delighted to upgrade their Christmas brunch coffee with this single-serving cocktail.
Shop Total Wine On The Rocks On The Rocks Espresso Martini, $, available at Total Wine
IMEASY Upgrated Ice Face Roller
This refillable face roller lets users customize their own freezing-cold formula. Add green tea to reduce inflammation, cucumber water for swelling, or coconut to soften skin.
Shop Amazon IMEASY IMEASY Upgrated Ice Face Roller, $, available at Amazon
Rienar Sensor Led Night Light
Nobody is too old for a night light, especially when it’s as cute as this magical mushroom plug-in.
Shop Amazon Rienar Rienar Sensor Led Night Light, $, available at Amazon
E.l.f. Dry Brush Cleaner
Shop Amazon e.l.f. E.l.f. Dry Brush Cleaner, $, available at Amazon
Sugarfina Tequila Grapefruit Sours Gummy
If a Paloma cocktail identified as a candy, it’d these tequila-grapefruit gummies. And because they’re non-alcoholic, anyone can partake.
Shop Sugarfina Sugarfina Sugarfina Tequila Grapefruit Sour Gummies, $, available at Sugarfina
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