25 Handy Stocking Stuffers Under $25

Buying stocking stuffers is perhaps the most challenging part of any holiday shoppers' job. Do you opt for cute or practical, funny or useful. Whichever approach you choose, what's important is that the giftee truly appreciates your offering. To jumpstart your gift planning process, we've rounded up some of our favorite picks for a Christmas stocking that would please just about everyone on your list.

  1. Grow Your Own Pizza

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    Stocking Stuffers - Pizza Grow Kit

    Who doesn't like pizza? Nurture the love of America's favorite food by gifting a Pizza Grow Kit to a very special person on your list. This little box of joy contains everything you need to grow a pizza garden—peat and seeds for tomatoes, peppers, scallions, and herbs. When it comes time to harvest the crop, your pal will have all the ingredients to create an irresistible slice of pie. Available at uncommongoods.com, $12.

    Related: Your Easiest-Ever Garden: 7 Planters That Do All the Work

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  2. Toasted Cheese, Please

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    Best Stocking Stuffers - Grilled Cheese Bags

    Imagine a world where you can cook a grilled cheese sandwich as quickly as you can toast your morning bagel. Get ready to cheer—there's a bag for that! For the cheese lover on your list, these Toaster Grilled Cheese Bags allow for toasting sandwiches, pitas, reheat pizza, and more, all without so much as a glance toward the oven and range. Each little snack pack can be toasted up to 50 times before they've toasted their last sandwich. Yum! Available at uncommongoods.com, $9.99.

    Related: 9 Time-Savers You Need for a Hassle-Free Holiday

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  3. Tipless Mug

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    Best Stocking Stuffers - Mighty Mug

    Coffee on your keyboard? Never! Whether your friend is a coffee lover or just lovably clumsy, they'll appreciate the virtues of the Mighty Mug. This tumbler won’t tip over when knocked or jostled, and yet is light enough to lift easily when you want a sip. Seems like sorcery, but we’re assuming it’s made possible by science! Available on Amazon; $23.39.

    Related: 10 Things You Never Thought to Keep in Your Car

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  4. A Cyclist's Best Friend

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    Best Stocking Stuffers - Wheel Handy Bicycle Tool

    Off-road bikers might not think to carry an entire tool kit on their trip—but maybe they should. With the Wheel Handy Bicycle Tool it's surprisingly simple to do. This little multi-tool will help you fix a bruised bike, help out at a campsite, or perform fixes around the house. With a variety of hex keys, wrenches, and both a Phillips and flathead screwdriver, this pocket-size tool kit is perfect for adventurers and handymen alike. Available at containerstore.com, $11.99.

    Related: Be Ready for Anything with 10 Mighty Pocket Tools

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  5. Modern Mitt

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    Best Stocking Stuffers - Bubble Wrap Oven Mitt

    Stock your favorite home cook's kitchen with this surprisingly stylish oven mitt from Fred & Friends. It’s a dead ringer for bubble wrap, but these cushiony pockets of air protect vulnerable hands as they transport a delicious holiday roast or pie from oven to table. Available on Amazon; $12.48.


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  6. Gulp While Glamping

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    Best Stocking Stuffers - Camping Tumbler

    There's no excuse for unstylish drinkware—even in the great outdoors. Made of durable enameled steel, the Wander Ware camping rocks cup is an essential for the adventurer in your life who loves to be prepared for anything—including a stiff Tom Collins at the campsite. Be warned, however, that gifting this cup may lead to several camping invitations from the giftee. Available on Fred & Friends; $10.

    Related: 7 Camping Favorites Destined for Your Home

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  7. Bottle Service

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    Best Stocking Stuffers - Bottle Key

    Who hasn’t been at a party where someone has asked, “Does anyone have a bottle opener?” Give the gift of preparedness with this undercover bottle opener disguised as a brass key. Convenient to carry, it is perfect for any impromptu gathering where beverages need to be opened in a hurry. Available at Makr.com; $11.

    Related: 9 Problem-Solvers to Snag on Amazon for Under $20

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  8. Pliable and DIYable

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    Best Stocking Stuffers - 6-in-1 Pliers

    The Husky 6-in-1 pliers are for the craftsman, the novice DIYer, and everyone in between who needs to get more out of their limited toolbox space. This tool has both long-nose pliers and can cut and strip wires, cutting your work time considerably. The comfort grip and heat-treated teeth are also so easy to use that it can make its user feel as though they have superhero strength. Available at homedepot.com; $13.97.

    Related: 15 Handy Things to Get at Home Depot for Under $15

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  9. Equipped in Emergency

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    Best Stocking Stuffers - Emergency Safety Multi-Flashlight

    Worry a little less about recently licensed drivers or kids who are about to go off to college by stuffing a Stalwart 12-in-1 emergency multi-tool in their stocking. With a glass cutter, LED flashlight, and seat belt cutter, this tool has everything you need (and more) to help out in an emergency situation—not to mention help you sleep a little better at night. Available on Amazon; $14.65.

    Related: Small Miracles: 9 Amazing Home Repair Products

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  10. Napping by Nature

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    Best Stocking Stuffers - Camping Hammock

    Spontaneous naps are now made possible with a camping hammock that can easily be folded inside a small bag. The Ohuhu portable nylon camping hammock is best for the person in your life who enjoys taking a snooze in the woods, between two palm trees, or maybe secretly in the break room during lunch. Available on Amazon; $14.99.

    Related: Weekend Projects: 5 Ways to Make Your Own Hammock

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  11. A Measure of Distinction

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    Best Stocking Stuffers - Tape Measure

    Murphy's law states that when you actually need a measuring tape, you won't find one at the ready. However, by gifting a surprisingly stylish rosewood tape measure to fit in a purse or briefcase, you'll make your friend prepared beyond measure for whatever life offers. Not only is this tiny tape a must-carry tool for when you're buying furniture or hardware, but it can come in handy at life's most unexpected moments—like when you're trying to decide if you can fit this year's holiday haul in the trunk of the sedan. Available from Spartan Shop; $16.

    Related: 8 Products Guaranteed to Last a Lifetime

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  12. Powerful Paper Plane

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    Best Stocking Stuffer - Electric Paper Airplane Converter

    Who needs a baseball-throwing arm to win a paper airplane contest? The lucky kid, or kid-at-heart, who finds the PowerUp 2.0 Electric Paper Airplane Conversion Kit, in his Christmas stocking won’t be able to stop folding and flying paper airplanes. Guard your paper supply! With the PowerUp module, paper airplanes sail, soar, swoop and glide effortlessly. The sturdy module is built to withstand dives and drops, and requires 3-AA batteries (not included). Available from Amazon; $15.97.

    Related: Bob Vila's Gift Guide for the DIY Kid

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  13. A Cut Above

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    Best Stocking Stuffer - Papagayo Skinny Folding Knife

    The Papagayo Skinny Folder combines the utility of a flat knife with the versatility of a serrated blade in a Zebrano-style wood case. Classy, compact and way cool, the knife comes with a 3-3/8-inch titanium-coated stainless blade that tucks safely away when not in use. Slip it in a backpack or purse for easy access. Keep in mind that this budget-friendly gift should be used by adults only—it's no kiddie toy! Available on Amazon; $15.12.

    Related: 12 Products Every Homeowner Needs

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  14. No-Effort Planting Kit

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    Best Stocking Stuffers - Seed Ball Kit

    Give your favorite gardener a green-thumb boost. The Seed Ball Kit comes with everything needed to create seed bombs that explode into beautiful blooms in gardens or flowerpots. In addition to non-GMO flower seeds that are specifically selected for the recipient’s growing region, the kit contains sterile compost, red clay, and easy-to-follow instructions. Go ahead; sprout some smiles. Available at uncommongoods.com; $23.


    Related: 12 Tiny Gardens You Can Grow on Your Windowsill

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  15. No More Dropped Phones

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    Best Stocking Stuffers - Smartphone Stand

    Text-addicted teens and tech-smart adults will love PopSocket, a clever little knob that sticks to the back of smartphones and tablets, giving users something secure to grip. Snap selfies with confidence or use the knob as a stand for easy viewing. The PopSocket even attaches a smartphone to the side of a laptop screen for those times your teen simply can’t be separated from social media. Available on Amazon: $8.88.

    Related: 15 New Gadgets Every Homeowner Wants for Christmas

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  16. Roll Out the Notes

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    Best Stocking Stuffer - Roller Notes

    If your friend has stuck her last sticky note, gift her a fresh new take on the original. This roll-out writing surface is as fun as it is practical, and is be sure to bring a dose of cheer to whomever passes by the home memo board. Available at fredandfriends.com; $10.

    Related: 12 Inventions That Do All Your Chores

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  17. Get A Better Angle

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    Best Stocking Stuffers - 15-in-1 Screwdriver

    How many uses can one screwdriver hold? The home improver on your list will be able to answer that riddle when you surprise him with this shiny new toy in his stocking this season. The 15-in-1 Ratcheting Screwdriver comes with 13 bits and an extender that can be swapped out with a simple twist. Complete with a swiveling head, this little DIYer can tackle almost any job, sort of like your handyman. Available at The Container Store; $19.99.

    Related: 10 Money-Saving Gadgets That Pay for Themselves

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  18. A Good Egg

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    Best Stocking Stuffers - Egg Timer

    Sometimes is simplicity is best—and there's nothing more simple than the egg timer, right? Think again—this little gizmo will surprise even the most jaded home cook. Drop it in a pot of boiling water, along with your eggs, and the BeepEgg Timer will play one of three cheerful tunes to let you know when your eggs are cooked to perfection. When you're not using the BeepEgg, slip it back into an ordinary egg carton with the rest of its dome-shaped counterparts. Available on Amazon; $19.99.

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  19. Collapsible Cafe

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    Best Stocking Stuffers - Foldable Travel Mug

    A travel mug that fits in the purse, backpack, or kitchen junk drawer? Now, that's every coffee lover's dream. This collapsible cup can be sized down to carry on the go, then sized up when you're ready to fill 'er up with your morning fuel. For a coffee mug that's as flexible as your caffeine-addicted friend, look no further. Available on Amazon; $12.99.

    Related: Skip the Line: 10 Amazon Buys for Everyone on Your List

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  20. Modern Timepiece

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    Best Stocking Stuffers - Digital Alarm Clock Thermometer

    When a gadget can tell time, it's called a clock. When it can display the temperature, keep a calendar, and more, that's something special. This minimalist bamboo clock can do all that, and still look good doing it. That's what makes it the perfect stocking stuffer idea for the punctual person on your list. Available on Amazon; $13.99.

    Related: 12 Gadgets Every Homeowner Wants for Christmas

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  21. Just a Pinch

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    Hearth and Hand Measuring Spoons

    What's the difference between a dash and a pinch of salt? Few cooks can say for sure. But you can portion out the measurements that matter with these metal measuring spoons from Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Hearth & Hand home collection. Not only is this set of spoons the perfect addition to a farmhouse kitchen, but you can be sure this practical stocking stuffer will get used on almost a daily basis to make delicious meals and desserts. Available at Target; $7.99.

    Related: 10 Gadgets for Every Lazy Cook's Kitchen

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  22. Silicone Stopper

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    Silicone Stoppers

    Any budding wine connoisseur will love these silicone wine bottle stoppers. The set of three corks fit wine bottles of varying sizes—plus beer, vinegar, olive oil, and other bottles as well. Thanks to an airtight seal, corked bottles can be laid sideways in the fridge without causing spills. When a bottle is empty and the cork's work is done, toss the stopper in the dishwasher for a quick cleaning. Available at Target; $24.99.

    Related: 10 Gifts to Get Now Before They’re Gone

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  23. Tiny Tools

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    5 in 1 Tool Pen

    Perfect for the person who is always tinkering around, this 5-in-1 pen lets you keep tiny tools right in your pocket. The regular-sized pen includes a ruler, screwdriver, touch stylus for smart devices, and even an integrated bubble level. This little toolkit includes many of the essentials a handyman or woman needs—all in one portable package. Available at uncommongoods.com; $25.

    Related: 15 Incredible Gadgets Everyone Wants for Christmas

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  24. Always in the Spotlight

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    Flexible Flashlight

    There are some inventions you'll never know you need until you learn they exist—this flexible light is one of those things. The light can bend, fold, or wrap around almost any object to shine light on almost any task in the home, garage, or on the go. Gift it to the bicyclist, mechanic, camper, or just about anyone in your life. Available on Amazon; $23.99.


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  25. Splash of Flavor

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    Fruit Infused Ice Cubes

    These ice ball infusers provide a fun way to experiment with new flavors. Keep things traditional by adding lemon to your water or give your rocks a twist for innovative cocktails. Simply add your favorite fruit or herb to the ice ball mold, shut it, fill with water through the flip top, and freeze. Pop the ice into your drink and it will slowly melt as you sip, releasing bursts of flavor. Available at uncommongoods.com; $10.

    Related: 10 Ways to Decorate Your Xmas Tree for Under $10

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  26. Shop Smart

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    Shop Smart

    It doesn't matter if there are 2 people on your list or 20. It pays to look around for deals and bargains when filling your holiday shopping cart. Check out even more of our cost-conscious gift guides to score something for your friends and family.

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