Stocking stuffers for adults that aren’t candy

Stocking stuffers don't have to be difficult, but it can be if you're filling adult stockings.

Candy is a regular suspect in stockings everywhere. By no means are we saying forgo the candy in your stocking this year, but maybe do you need to re-think what you stuff in those stockings... 'Will this stocking stuffer be thrown out?' or 'Does this stocking stuffer have a purpose?'... i.e. 'Am I wasting money on this stocking stuffer?'

Check out this list of stocking stuffers that are practical and great for every adult stocking.

Gift Cards

These don’t need to have a lot of money on them. A $5 gift card to any coffee shop is worth one free specialty coffee and that makes for a great morning.

  • Coffee shop gift cards
  • Fast food gift cards


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Self care items

Think about all the things we use every day. No one likes buying razors but isn’t it really nice the first time you use a new one?

  • Lotion
  • chapstick
  • Nail polish
  • Fingernail clippers
  • Nail file
  • Razors
  • Perfume
  • Tweezers
  • Face mask
  • Bath bombs

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Cell phone accessories

People like to choose their own phone cases. A cell phone case just another way to express ourselves and our style. But everyone loves a new charging cord – especially if its one of the really long ones.

  • Charging cords
  • Power banks
  • Cell phone finger holds

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Batteries are always great to have around, but it seems like when we need them, we don’t have any. Grab a pack of batteries to throw in the stockings this year and maybe we’ll all stop stealing the batteries from the TV remote.


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Car accessories

For those who don’t have a fancy automatic start car, this ice scraper is just for you. Imagine scraping the ice off your windshield and not freezing your fingers!

  • Ice scraper
  • Air fresheners
  • Bluetooth FM transmitter
  • Car chargers

Bottle opener

A handy new bottle opener will never be thrown out. Nor will a new corkscrew.

  • Bottle opener
  • Corkscrew
  • Mini bottles of alcohol
  • Wine bottle stopper

Check out this pawesome Dog Corkscrew and Bottle Opener for all the dog lovers.

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Quick fixes

Spilling coffee on your shirt in the very beginning of the morning is a great way to have a bad morning. Check out these quick-fix solutions that are handy in a pinch.


It’s midnight and the power is off. Do you know where your flashlight is?


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Stainless Steel Straws

Plastic straws are out and stainless steel straws are in.

These straws are washable and will help decrease the number of plastic straws that end up in the ocean. Mother earth will thank you for your efforts against plastic straws.

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Drink tumbler

Drink tumblers are great for anyone. Coffee lover? Great stocking stuffer. Ice tea drinker? Great stocking stuffer. Enjoy cold drinks in general? GREAT stocking stuffer.