ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Updated on March 27, 2013

Christmas stockings should be filled with things that make the recipient squeal with delight on Christmas morning. I appreciate "tradition" but I like creating my own traditions as well.

Bright red stockings with white faux fur trip were always hung from my grandmother's quilt frame that was mounted to her living room ceiling. The frame was lowered and the stockings were hung and filled, then the frame would be raised back up so that everyone could walk into their house on Christmas Eve. As all the cousins grew taller they had to continue to raise the frame. Otherwise someone was going to get some apples and oranges "up-side" their head.

My grandparents, aunts and uncles all filled our stockings with fruit, nuts, candy canes and any small toys they might find to throw in.

However, once I had kids of my own and began my own traditions, I rarely put fruit or nuts in the candy canes. I wanted to fill them with other goodies.

For some wacky stocking stuffer ideas, see another article of mine found here.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men

Some great stocking stuffer ideas for men are:

  • Gift certificates
  • Gift cards
  • Speciality coffee samples
  • Body spray
  • Cologne and aftershave
  • Soaps
  • Massage oils
  • Key rings
  • Money clip
  • Commemorative silver dollar
  • Tie
  • Jerky sticks
  • Bags of nuts
  • Novelty socks
  • Novelty boxers
  • Belt
  • Playing cards and poker chips
  • Favorite candy bar
  • Tickets to a sporting event
  • Sports, hunting, or car magazine

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Women

Some great stocking stuffer ideas for women are:

  • Gift certificates to someplace they have wanted to try
  • Gift cards to their favorite "treat" places
  • Jewelry (earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings)-be sure to make it unusual
  • Speciality teas or coffees-stores often have sample sizes around Christmastime
  • Samples of hair products
  • Hair accessories
  • Key chain
  • A copy of her favorite magazine-these roll up nicely for stockings
  • Puzzle books like Sudoku or Word Finds
  • Nail polish in cool colors
  • Lipsticks and lip liners
  • Eyeliners and mascara in cool colors she might not ordinarily try
  • Perfume or cologne in sample sizes or purse-sized
  • Coin purse
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves
  • Movie tickets
  • Tickets to an upcoming event
  • Scarves
  • Scented Candles
  • Soaps and bath oils
  • Massage oils

Stocking Stuffers for Teenage Girls

Some great stocking stuffer ideas for teenage girls are:

  • Gift cards
  • Gift certificates
  • Lip gloss
  • Teen or glamour magazines
  • Movie tickets
  • Sunglasses
  • Concert tickets
  • Jewelry (earrings, necklaces, bracelets)
  • Novelty socks
  • Scarves
  • Makeup
  • Commemorative silver dollar
  • Cute little shaped neon Post-It pads
  • Body sprays
  • Hair accessories (brushes, mirrors, barrettes)
  • Nail polish
  • Novelty emery boards
  • Small Picture frames
  • Musical toothbrush
  • Anything personalized-girls love to see their name on something

Stocking Stuffers for Teenage Boys

Some great stocking stuffer ideas for teenage boys are:

  • Gift cards
  • Gift certificates
  • Sunglasses
  • Novelty socks
  • Toboggan (if you don't understand this one, read this hub)
  • Novelty boxers
  • Jerky sticks
  • Commemorative silver dollar
  • Concert tickets
  • Movie tickets
  • Cologne and aftershave
  • Musical Toothbrush
  • Sports, car, motorcycle magazine

Stocking Stuffers for School-age Kids

Always consider a child's age and maturity level. Some great stocking stuffer ideas for kids are:

  • Crayons
  • Colorful markers
  • Special markers with glitter
  • Hair accessories
  • Novelty socks
  • Toy cars and trucks
  • Bags of farm animals, toy soldiers, etc.
  • Small hand-held games
  • Small puzzles
  • Whistle
  • Harmonica
  • Personalized pens or pencils
  • Hairbrush
  • Musical toothbrush
  • Bubble bath
  • Candy (try Pop Rocks for some retro fun)
  • Fruit roll-ups
  • 100-calorie packs of cookies or crackers
  • Gum
  • Novelty watches
  • Sunglasses



    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image


      7 years ago


    • KCC Big Country profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Central Texas

      Thank you, CarolineChicago!

    • CarolineChicago profile image

      Caroline Paulison Andrew 

      9 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Wow! I just ran across your hub from another hub on stocking stuffers. Amazingly useful hub! Bookmarking & voted up!

    • KCC Big Country profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Central Texas

      Hey Tom! Most call me KCC for short. Glad to meet you! I'm flattered to be included in your gift idea blog! Thank you!

    • Tom.Gilbert profile image


      10 years ago from The North Pole

      What's up Big Country? I really like your ideas, so I decided to feature this piece on my big list of Christmas gift ideas blogs on my website. Awesome stocking stuffers!

    • KCC Big Country profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Central Texas

      You're weclome, Elisabethkcmo!

    • elisabethkcmo profile image


      10 years ago from Just East of Oz

      We love stockings, it's fun for me, buying little surprises and stuffing each person's stocking. My daughter enjoys her stocking more than anything else on Christmas morning. Thanks for more ideas!

    • KCC Big Country profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Central Texas

      No need to stop, Newsclipper! It's fun for any age! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Newsclipper profile image


      10 years ago from Michigan

      Great hub. My favorite part of Christmas is filling my son's stocking. I'm always looking for new ideas. He's a grown man now, but I still fill a stocking for him every year. I can't stop! :)

    • KCC Big Country profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Central Texas

      Awww...thank you so much Tesa!

    • Tesa Adams profile image

      Tesa Adams 

      10 years ago from Austin, Texas

      I love christmas stockings. Great ideas. You always write such great hubs, you are an inspiration!

    • KCC Big Country profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Central Texas

      I had to read that twice...I thought you said I had nice lips....:) Thanks Sukhera!

    • sukhera143 profile image


      10 years ago from Home

      Nice tips.

    • KCC Big Country profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Central Texas

      You're welcome, Robert. I think stocking stuffer buying is my favorite part of Christmas shopping. Your kids never get too old for that kind of fun!

    • profile image

      Robert Ballard 

      10 years ago

      Thanks for the tips! We have stuffed those stockings for years for our boys. Now that they are men, 35,33,29, they still are delighted when thy pull those stockings off the stairwell. Great hub and I'm sure a help to many who might not have thought of this.

      Robert Ballard


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)