37 Best Stocking Stuffers You Can Buy For $25 or Less

Practical, petite and price-conscious, these presents will definitely grab a spot on Santa’s nice list.

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Updated on December 12, 2023

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Now that the holiday countdown has begun, it’s officially time to prep your e-carts for all the presents you’re going to buy the special people in your life. But, while you might be laser-focused on those high-ticket items that will get prime real estate under that Christmas tree, you can’t forget to stuff your holiday stockings with some small-but-mighty presents. (From delicious snacks to game-changing kitchen tools, the best presents prove that big things really do come in small packages.)

But, with so many options to choose from, where to begin? To help streamline your holiday shopping spree, we hand-picked over 35 of the very best stocking stuffers — all of which are available for $25 or less. It doesn’t matter whether your special someone’s taste is sweet, savory or somewhere in between, there’s a great gift for anyone.

$20

Looking for a gouda gift idea? You can’t go wrong with a cheese utensil kit. Designer Justina Blakeney teamed up with Target’s Opalhouse collection to create a set that looks just as good as that decadent cheese spread. Manchego, brie, gruyère — this pick can handle it all.

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$15

Adding a dash of salt to your recipe just got a lot fancier, thanks to Truff’s Black Truffle Salt. Whether they sprinkle it over a fresh batch of popcorn or lightly seasoned on a chicken breast, this pick is luxury in a $15 canister.

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$17.99

Want to keep things spicy? This clever keychain will be your heat hotline — anytime, anywhere. This specific set comes with three different hot sauce flavors, so you can have an on-hand sampling.

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$20.99

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so why not start it on the right foot with this sparkly maple syrup. Infused with edible sparkles, this Vermont-based maple syrup not only tastes sweet and delicious but enhances the presentation of everything from waffles to pancakes.

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Bakers will love this mini chopula that serves as a non-stick knife and a spatula in one. Chopula’s unique curved design allows you to cut and flip food while keeping your hand away from the heat. It’s great for baking brownies and cookies or making pancakes since it’s easy to maneuver and use.

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$11.78

Wine night is all fun until you accidentally sip someone else’s glass of pinot noir. Fortunately, these wine charms will keep beverage blunders to a minimum for your favorite oenophile and their guests. (Plus, everyone knows that wine and cheese are an unbeatable combo.)

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$16.99

We all know someone who loves whipped cream, right? Snag this small Reddi-Wip-inspired ornament that was designed after the iconic red bottle. Although it won’t dispense any sweet creamy goodness, it’s a welcome reminder of this holiday favorite treat commonly enjoyed alongside pies and ice cream.

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Since the holidays are essentially synonymous with hot cocoa, these sweet stirrers are a no-brainer. All your special someone needs to do is dip this chocolate and marshmallow sick into their hot milk or water — and it’ll take care of the rest.

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$18

Though your favorite grill master might have their go-to tools, this multi-purpose pick will be great for impromptu barbecues. Decked out with a spatula, basting brush and fork, this five-in-one tool has everything they need for a sizzling meal.

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$16.90

Every carb lover is all too familiar with the uncomfortable sensation of draining a pot of boiling pasta water. Not only does this set of holders offer a comfortable grip, but the bow-tie shape is absolutely adorable.

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$15

Start your special someone’s day on the right, caffeinated note with a travel cup. Since this option from Stojo can be collapsible when idle, it’ll be the perfect companion for their morning commute.

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$20

Popcorn lovers can rejoice with this personal popcorn maker that pops up to four cups at once. The lid serves as a measuring cup for the kernels which can then be placed into the bowl in the microwave for two to four minutes. After you’ve eaten the delicious popcorn, the maker collapses and can be put away without taking up too much space.

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$24.99

What to get the friend who loves to spill the tea? This starter kit from Art of Tea, naturally. With eight eco-friendly sachets (a cute box to store ‘em all in), this bundle offers an easy, delicious way to explore every type of tea from English Breakfast to white coconut créme.

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For many, Taco Tuesday is more than a delicious cooking idea; it’s a lifestyle. So, why not spruce up their weekly special with these snazzy holders? (It doesn’t matter if they prefer crispy or soft-shelled tacos, this option will make assembling the perfect taco easier and considerably cuter.)

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$15

Presentation is key when it comes to preparing and making food. For those bakers in your life, this edible glitter will be a welcome present as it can give a shiny finish to those cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. This Amazon bestseller is available in 15 different colors and is only $15.

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$16.99

Whoever thought socks were a lame stocking stuffer has certainly not seen this pair from Rainbow Socks. The fun packaging will cater to every burger lover, plus the two pairs inside will provide comfort all day long.

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$1.89 (Pack of 3)

You can’t go wrong with chocolates on Christmas morning. The package has three candies with chocolate hazelnut filling covered in smooth milk chocolate. At less than $2 per pack, you can grab a few packs to add to those stockings for the entire family. Oh, and the gold foil makes them look expensive, too.

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$12.95

Stocking stuffers that lay the groundwork for a brighter, greener future are quite literally the gifts that keep on giving. Whether they’re just starting their eco-conscious journey or sustainable savants, your loved ones are bound to use this straw set on the daily.

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Sometimes, the very best stocking are the gadgets that are so genius, your recipient is wondering why they didn’t have them before. Fortunately, this automatic pan stirrer is the perfect mix of affordable and “a ha!” (Think about all the time you’d save if you had something to stir your recipes on your behalf.)

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$20 (2 Jars)

If the giftee in question has an affinity for cocktails, a jar of stuffed will whet their appetite. Filled with Wisconsin blue cheese, this savory bite will pair nicely with a martini or bloody mary. Cheers!

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$20

Transform even the most simple card game into a savory experience with Ojibean’s deck. Each card has a sweet, digital illustration of the best nigiri, sashimi and maki pieces. Go Fish just got a lot more exciting.

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$15

For those individuals who enjoy a glass of wine, put this dishwasher attachment in their stocking. The tiny device prevents wine glasses from tipping over in the dishwasher so they can get the ultimate clean. It’s suitable for wine glasses and flutes with its adjustable opening that wraps around a variety of stems to keep them sturdy.

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$24.90 (Pack of 4)

For those plant-based folks, LOVO has some of the best Swiss-made chocolate that works as a great stocking stuffer. The creamy chocolate is made with almond milk, coconut milk, hazelnut milk, and oat milk to provide a rich and satisfying flavor with every bite.

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$16.99

If you know someone who likes to meal prep, then this bento box will be a welcome gift. Made with three compartments, it’s designed to separate food whether that’s vegetables, fruits or meats. It’s great for those interested in portion control with its one-cup and two-cup compartments, and it's leak-proof so it can be taken on the go whether that’s to school or work.

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$18.99

To go along with the bento box, get this portable utensil set one can take with them on the go. With a knife, fork and spoon, this utensil set has everything one would need to enjoy a meal. Plus, they can be placed back into the included silicone case after use to store and keep them clean.

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If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, a giant cup of coffee or matcha tea is the MVP. Thanks to Golde’s rechargeable whisk, your recipient can become a barista on the fly. (Plus, this handy pick charges through a USB port, so they can easily take this to the office.)

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$9.99

Dash’s mini waffle maker is a great way to score a bite-sized breakfast on a budget. (Try saying that three times fast.) All your recipient needs to do is pour in their batter, and they’ll have perfectly-made pancakes in no time. Want to take your gift a step further? Fill the rest of their stocking with a bottle of syrup and fresh berries.

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$17.99

For those who aren’t fans of chocolate, opt for this pack of dried dates as a stocking stuffer this holiday season. The sharing-size bag has over 100 dates inside making them a great snack or healthy dessert with their natural sweetness. Oh, and they have no added sugar, so everything you taste comes directly from the pitted dates — that’s it.

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$20

As Ina has told us many times, store-bought is fine. That said, Modern Sprout’s herb jars are perfect for the person who loves to garden and cook in equal measure. (You’re just a click away from gifting someone a fresh-from-the-garden flair.)

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$12.49 (Set of 3)

There’s nothing better than leftovers, but that’s only if you can reheat them properly. These reusable silicone bags can be used to reheat pizza, grilled cheese and bread without leaving behind any crumbs or residue. Each bag can be reused up to 50 times and they are dishwasher safe for an easy clean.

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$19.89

Carving meat can be difficult, especially if it’s a big turkey or ham. This electric knife makes it easier with serrated blades that seamlessly work their way through the subject without unwanted pressure and strain. Plus, its ergonomic design with a hand contoured grip makes it easy to hold so there's a decreased chance of injury.

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$11.99

Fast food lovers will love this dip clip that attaches to most car vents with its 16 different angles and positions. Designed to hold standard condiments like mustard, ketchup and barbecue sauce, one can enjoy those chicken nuggets and fries in the car with more ease while minimizing the chance of spills.

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$25 (Pack of 8)

For those snack lovers, they’ll love these probiotic snack bars that are dairy and gluten-free. Made with oats, almond butter and probiotics, these soft-baked crunchy peanut butter chocolate bars are a delicious way to satisfy cravings while keeping the belly happy.

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$11.95

Guacamole lovers will appreciate this 3-in-1 avocado slicer that splits, pits, and slices. The stainless steel pitter removes the pit while the slicer divides the avocado into seven even pieces. When it comes time to clean, it can simply be tossed in the first rack of the dishwasher, and it’ll be all ready to go for next time.

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$3.99

Measuring spoons are a great gift for those chefs and bakers in the family. This set comes with five different spoons including a tablespoon, teaspoon, half tablespoon, half teaspoon and one-fourth tablespoon. They can be tossed in the dishwasher for easy cleaning and used over and over again in the kitchen.

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$4.98

Santa shouldn’t be the only one who wakes up with a belly full of cookies on Christmas morning. These gluten-free sandwich cookies taste reminiscent of a crispy s'more with their graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow flavors. They can be enjoyed with a glass of milk or on their own while watching a movie.

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$6.48

Oatmeal is a fan-favorite breakfast among many people for its easy preparation and versatility. These organic oats can be used to make cookies, oatmeal, granola, overnight oats and more. They can be prepared on the stovetop or in the microwave in less than two minutes making them perfect for those individuals on the go who don’t have time to whip up a big meal.

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