19 stocking stuffer gift ideas, perfect for last-minute shoppers

These 19 stocking stuffer gift 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 19 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? Take five and give yourself a little TLC with this relaxation gift set complete with three caffeine-free loose leaf teas, an eye mask, our Jolly Teacup, and ten tea filters (for an added bonus!) 

Shop the DAVIDsTEA Relaxation Kit, Self-care Tea Gift Set with 3 Loose Leaf Infusions for $28, 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 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 $10.19, at Kohls 

4. 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 $16.99, at Wayfair

5. 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 $12.97, at Amazon 

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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 $40.99, at Amazon

9. 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

10. 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 $26.92, at Amazon

11. 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 $56.42, at Amazon

12. 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 $16.95, at Amazon

13. This magical lip elixir 

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Hair and face masks are a given for any spa lover when it comes to holiday shopping, but the out-of-the-box concept this season? This lip mask provides some much-needed hydration to plump lips to perfection, as the temperatures continue to drop. (Plus, if you're like me and always lose your chapstick, this will be your saving grace each-and-every day.) 

Shop the Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir for $40, at Nordstrom

14. This sugar scrub

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A staple in my nighttime routine for years, this sugar scrub is the TLC everyone needs this year. Between its super-sweet scent and the affordable price, this is the one-stop-shop for successful shopping this year. 

Shop the Tree Hut Tropical Mango Shea Sugar Scrub 18 oz for $5.99, at Target 

15. This bath towel set

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When I'm having trouble finding unique gifts for everyone in my family, often, I'll buy one bulk item and separate them into each stocking, and this towel set is a great example. Here, you'll receive three perfect pieces that are just as soft and luxurious as the last. Here, you have the option to gift them all or add them in individual. Oh, and if you want to go above and beyond, add your personal touch by monogramming them. 

Shop the Hotel Collection Ultimate MicroCotton 20th Anniversary 3-Pc. Bath Towel Set, Created for Macy's for $41.99, at Macy's 

16. This shaving set

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Men need loving too, and this Art of Shaving gift is the perfect way to treat any of the most important men in your life. Elegantly wrapped and packaged, recipients will receive pre-shave oil, shaving cream, a shaving brush, and an aftershave balm to lock in and condition skin; for their most close-and-comfortable shaving experience yet.  

Shop The Art of Shaving Sandalwood Shaving Kit for Men for $95, at Amazon 

17. This aromatherapy sleep duo

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If you've updated to the best mattressbest mattress topper and still know that your loved ones are still having trouble sleeping, it may be time to add in a little helper along the way, and this dreamy duo will do the trick. Here, this aromatherapy set includes essential oils designed to calm and relax every user and help to a more restful night of sleep.  

Shop the Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Sleep - Lavender + Vanilla Body Lotion for $37, at Amazon

18. This fun find for your furry friends

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DL1961 Dog Fido Canine Trucker Jacket for $49, at Amazon

The Fido Canine Trucker Jacket will keep your pup warm yet on-trend through cooler weather. It features a traditional shirt collar, snaps button closure, and a harness hole — matching it your furry friend's most fabulous find! 

19. This gorgeous glove

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Domino/Caramel Glove for $98, at Primo Luxe

Last but not least — go ahead and put a trendy spin on the most traditional stocking stuffer gift idea: a perfect pair of gloves. Here, this sleek style is the pretty pick anyone (and everyone) will love!  

Brittany Romano

Brittany Romano is a Shopping Editor, based in New York City. From her start as a fashion market assistant at Marie Claire to building a highly profitable commerce vertical at Us Weekly and AMI brands, Brittany has produced award-winning content covering everything from celebrity beauty hacks to must-have items from online sales. She is a graduate of New England College. When she isn’t writing, you can find Brittany indulging in yet another DIY project or cheering on her beloved Boston Bruins.