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Adult Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Updated on September 13, 2015

Sometimes it can be a bit difficult to come up with ideas for stocking stuffers, especially grown up ones. This page lists several ideas that can help you to find some neat and creative gifts that fit nicely into stockings.

Candy and Treats

It doesn't matter what age you are, candy and treats are always welcomed gifts. You can find it just about anywhere and some places even sell special or custom candies. For example, M&M candy allows you to add pictures to your custom order.

There are also several websites that sell vintage or hard-to-find candy.

Mini Bottles of Liquor

As long and the individual you are purchasing the gift for is of legal age and has the ability to enjoy a liquor beverage, mini liquor bottles make a great stocking stuffer idea. There are so many to choose from so you'll likely find one that suits your taste.

Health and Skin Care Products

Everybody uses health and skin care products and it's always fun to try something new that you haven't used before. Some items can be used by both men and women while other things are more sex specific. Hand and body lotions, soaps, combs and brushes, shower gels, and hair care products are some of the items that pretty much anyone can use and enjoy.

Gift Cards

Gift cards make fantastic gifts because people can purchase the items that they like with them. Some people think that gift cards are impersonal and not very thoughtful but everyone loves receiving them. You can also add another small gift along with your gift card if you think it would add more thought.

Some Types of Gift Card Ideas can be:

To their favorite store
To a movie or other event
For coffee or food
For groceries or department store shopping
Mall gift cards that are available for use at multiple stores
For online purchases (i.e. iTunes or Amazon)

Bottle Openers, Knives, and Other Tools

Tools are useful for just about everyone and it's not always the large battery-powered tools that make great gifts. Tools like bottle openers, small hammers, wrenches, or screw drivers make excellent stocking stuffers and everyone can use them.

Here are some other tool and gadget ideas:

Lighter (i.e. Zippo or wind-proof lighters make great gifts)
Swiss Army Knife
First-Aid items
Stop Watch
Meat Thermometer

Scented Candles or Room Sprays

Who doesn't enjoy a nice smelling room? Keep in mind that some people have aversions to certain types of smells but if you know that someone you're buying for has a favorite scent or just likes pretty smelling things, these make great stocking stuffers.

A Deck of Cards or Other Small Game

Everyone should have at least one deck of cards in their home. You can play cards by yourself, with two people, or with a group of people. There are also multiple other types of small games that fit perfectly into stockings. There is the famous UNO card game, pocket chess and checkers, and Dominos to name a few.

DvDs / Movies

DvDs make great gifts at any time of the years but they are also a perfect stocking stuffer idea. You may know a specific movie that someone wants or even just a genre of movies that they like. You can find some really good deals online or even search the bargain bins and stores like Walmart.

Lottery Tickets

Some people buy lottery tickets all the time and some people never or rarely buy them. Even those that don't regularly play still enjoy receiving tickets as a gift. There are lottos where you can buy tickets with pre-chosen numbers and there are even holidy themed scratch tickets.

Movie or Event Tickets

There's usually at least one movie playing in the theaters that you're interested in going to see. Everyone loves a good movie. Depending on your budget, you can look around for upcoming concerts or events that you can get some tickets for.

Gloves, Socks, and Scarves

It's usually pretty cold around the holiday season so warm weather clothing items can come in pretty handy. They're both thoughtful and useful. As well, they can fit nicely into a stocking.



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    • RJ Schwartz profile image

      Ralph Schwartz 2 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      Terrific list of practical ideas !

    • Lori Worsencroft profile image

      Lori Worsencroft 2 years ago from South Carolina

      Great tips! Love the mini liquor bottles and lottery tickets!

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Bookmark this page for xmas, tq