13 unique stocking stuffer ideas for everyone on your list

These 13 stocking stuffer ideas are guaranteed to spread joy this holiday season

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What's the one thing we have to do before hanging our stockings by the chimney with care? Decide what is going in them. 

The Real Homes team understands that 2020 has been tough on us all, and choosing the best gifts for everyone on your list might be the last thing you have time for while you're, say, homeschooling your children while working full-time. But the one silver lining? 

We are here to make holiday shopping nothing short of a breeze. 

Whether you're looking for a carefully curated candle or a skincare savior, we've rounded up 13 stocking stuffer gift ideas that everyone on your list will enjoy this holiday season. And the best part? We've made sure that these small items will bring big joy and after the year we've all had? 

That's music to all of our ears. 

1. This loose leaf tea set

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Stressed from a long day? Turn to this tea sampler to unwind with any of the 12 included bestselling loose leaf options. Every option boils 1-2 cups making it the perfect solo activity, or grab a loved one and catch up on their day, too. 

Shop the DAVIDsTEA Organic Tea Sampler for $24, at Amazon

2. This scalp scratcher 

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Need a massage? This 20-prong scalp scratcher is the next best thing. It's ideal for anyone dealing with stress, anxiety or sleep disruptions, and better than that? It can be used on your scalp, next and even shoulders! 

Shop the USAGA Head Massager Scalp Scratcher (was $11.99) Now $9.89, at Amazon

3. This facial steamer 

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Dreaming of the spa? Turn your bathroom into your own personal oasis courtesy of this professional at-home facial steamer. Ideal for all skin types it'll hydrate dehydrated skin, shrink enlarged pores and give you a soothing, dewy complexion in just 9-minutes! 

Shop the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Pro Facial Steamer for $149, at Dermstore

4. This perfect pair of socks

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Socks for Christmas? Not so groundbreaking — but this pair of socks for Christmas? Maybe not all that creative, but oh-so appreciated, especially this year. Available in five sensational shades, every pair is designed from the same comfortable chenille material that's so super-soft, you'll never want to take them off.

Shop the Women's LC Lauren Conrad Chenille Cable Slipper Sock with Poms (Was $11.99), Now $8.39, at Kohls 

5. This personalized wine glass 

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Sure, sure, Mom might love all her kids equally — but when gifting her this personalized wine glass this holiday season? We're certain that this 12oz stemmed wine glass will go straight to the top of her list (alongside her "unofficial" newly-crowned favorite child). 

Shop the Bova 12 oz. Stemmed Wine Glass for $12.99, at Wayfair

6. This handheld water filter 

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The one thing 2020 taught us? Disaster can strike at a moment's notice — and this handheld emergency water filter can alleviate any of those struggles if (and when) it does. This #1 bestseller is a must-have when heading out on any hike or climb and will filter up to 1,000 gallons of contaminated water. Making it the lifesaver everyone wants (and needs). 

Curious about what water bottle to use? Check out our best water bottle guide for 6 error-proof picks! 

Shop the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter (Was $19.95) Now $16.39, at Amazon 

7. This shearling slipper 

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Yes, we know this shearling slipper is a bit on the larger side, but if you have to pick one gift to stuff into a stocking this season? It's this one. More so, since from now until November 22nd, shoppers can save up to $60 on this bestselling slipper, making this must-have a can't miss. 

Shop the UGG Genuine Shearling Slipper starting at $119.95, at Nordstrom

8. This sheet set

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Dealing with another restless night of sleep? If you've already changed your mattress, mattress topper, and pillows, the problem might be your current sheet selection. If so, this top-rated sheet set has a bandwagon of over 6,000 fans who can't stop ranting and raving over how these "unbelievably soft sheets" went ahead and "exceeded every expectation." 

Shop the LBRO2M Bed Sheet Set for $22.99, at Amazon

9. This card game 

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Love Cards Against Humanity, but want something a bit more tamed? Turn to this Cards Against Humanity: Disney version. While it isn't high on the list if you're dealing with school-aged kids, it most definitely is a good idea to gather your teenage kids for a good old-fashioned family night. 

Shop the CADS Against Dis Edition for $33.99, at Amazon

10. This magic face mask

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Of course, this face mask will smoothen, brighten, and reduce wrinkles but the best part? After a long stressful day, it will just feel good when placed directly on your skin and continue to work magic for up to 8 hours after use. 

Shop the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask starting at $22, at Nordstrom

11. This calming candle

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Have you started to notice a theme with all of our stocking stuffer gift ideas? They're all exceptional when it comes to distressing — and this stress-relieving candle is no different. When lit, users can unwind to the calming scent of both spearmint and eucalyptus day after day, and if you're still on the fence? Over 1,700 reviewers claim it's their absolute go-to already. 

Shop the Bath & Body Works, Aromatherapy Stress Relief 3-Wick Candle for $24.40, at Amazon

12. This baby-approved blanket set

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New baby in the family? We didn't forget about them — and this 3-pack blanket set can easily roll up into any stocking this season. Designed with luxurious softness and a lightweight, breathable material each blanket will surely bring a smile to your newborn's face — or at the very least, mom's. 

Shop the Tula Baby Blanket Set, 3 Pack for $55.96, at Amazon

13. This Dad-approved mug

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Naturally, we've said the best for last — and that's what to gift Dad! This year, gift him this humorous mug, which will be his go-to for years to come. 

Shop the You're the Man, Dad Mug for $14.95, at Amazon