25 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.
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 had-picked over 25 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.
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.
For a Christmas tree that will appeal to their taste buds, give your special person one of Cody Foster’s vintage-inspired ornaments. While there are plenty of famous foods to choose from, the sweet dumpling option will give their holiday decorations a fun, delicious flair.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
Once the holidays roll around, a batch of seasonal cookies is the gift that keeps on giving. If you don’t want to make them from scratch, grab a box of Partake’s Holiday Sprinkle cookies. This recipe might be free of nuts, dairy and gluten, but they’re downright delicious.
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.
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.
Did you know that adult coloring books are known to improve brain function, decrease stress and increase focus? Give your loved ones some extra zen — oh, and make them Star Baker — with the help of this artful tome.
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.
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.)
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.
Organized foodies will greatly appreciate this convenient meal planner, which has designated spaces to brainstorm a week’s worth of recipe and jot down groceries. Meal prepping has never looked so good.
Why choose between savory and sweet when you can have the best of both worlds? With mouth-watering maple and bacon, these bite-sized treats will have your loved ones craving seconds.
We don’t know who needs to hear this, but washing the dishes doesn’t have to be a boring task. Thanks to Fred’s sponge — which is designed to look like a perfectly ripe avocado — this pick is bound to put a smile on your loved one’s face.
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.
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.)
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.
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.)
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.
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!
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.
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.)
A gingerbread house is an excellent stocking stuffer — not to mention it’ll give your recipients something to do once they’ve opened all of their presents. If you’re looking for a conversation-sparking take on the classic style, this mid century home will win over foodies and architecture enthusiasts.