My family loves Christmas. I mean LOVES it! My oldest starts playing Christmas music around September. This year we put up our Christmas tree on November 1st, and earlier in the day my youngest decorated one of his teacher’s classrooms for Christmas.

Over the last several years, our Christmas decorations have come out in October. It started the year my husband was diagnosed and underwent treatment for cancer. A dear friend came to visit to help out. She asked what else she could do and I asked her if she’d help me decorate for the holidays. I wanted the home cheerful while we were going through a difficult time, and I knew that without someone else’s help, decorations were likely to not make it up that year. Ever since, we’ve continued to decorate early.

In previous posts, I shared some of my best book recommendations from the year for the reader on your list and my 24 top gifts that are sure to please.

While giving gifts is one of my love languages, I have to admit that one of my favorite things on Christmas is our stockings. I don’t need much nor want much in the way of presents, but ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved the little surprises stuffed in the fur capped oversized sock hanging from the mantle.

I’m always in search of the perfect stocking stuffers for my boys, husband, and in-laws. This year I thought it might be fun to share with you some of my favorite finds.

Book Light for Reading in Bed at Night

Book Light for Reading in Bed at Night

When you’ve found that book that you just can’t stop reading, and you want to continue whether in the car or sharing a bed, this perfect little book light will come to the rescue. Buy it on Amazon

Microfiber Clean Screen Cleaning Cloths

Microfiber Clean Screen Cleaning Cloths

With all our devices now comes fingerprints, dust, and dirt. This 7-pack of microfiber cleaning cloths is perfect for everyone’s stockings. Buy it on Amazon

Christmas Costume Socks

Christmas Costume Socks

Cheaper than new Christmas PJ’s and easier to store, why not start a new tradition of new Christmas socks on Christmas morning? This pair is festive and fun for the holiday season. Buy it on Amazon

Poo-Pourri Before You Go Toilet Spray—Citrus Scent

Poo-Pourri Before You Go Toilet Spray—Citrus Scent

Spritz the bowl before you go and no one will ever know 😉 Buy it on Amazon

Colorful and plentiful letter openers

Colorful and plentiful letter openers

Fun and at hand. One for the office, one for the kitchen, and one for wherever else you open letters or packages. Buy it on Amazon

Apple Ear-Pods in-ear Ear Buds

Apple Ear-Pods in-ear Ear Buds

Over the past two years, with two teenagers in the home, we have gone through probably two dozen sets of ear buds. I have it on the highest authority that this is one of the best sets. So, yes, this is going in my cart, too, this year! It may not be a surprise to them, but they will like it! Buy it on Amazon

Braided Lightning Cable Charger Cord

Braided Lightning Cable Charger Cord

Next to new ear buds, this is one of the most frequently asked for items in my household throughout the year! Let’s face it, most charging cords just aren’t made to last too long and frequently need to be replaced, or we need an extra for another room or for travel. You might decide you need an extra one too! Buy it on Amazon


Hand warmers

This is a good idea for all the athletes on your list who have to practice regardless of the weather, or for the family outing to hike or ski, but also useful just for the average person like me who still likes to get out for a daily walk despite falling temperatures. Buy it on Amazon

Burts Bees Assorted Fruit Lip Balm Holiday Edition

Burt's Bees lip balm

This four-pack (wild cherry, pink grapefruit, coconut & pear, and strawberry) scented lip balm is perfect for hydrating and soothing your lips during the winter weather, and will remind you of Christmas all winter long. Hoping this ends up in my stocking this year. Buy it on Amazon

Celtic Leather Hair Clip

Celtic leather hair clip

For over twenty years, I kept my hair very short, now that it’s growing out, I’m finding I need little things like this pretty hair clip to keep it out of my way or pinned up and pretty. This makes a beautiful addition to any longer-haired female’s stocking. Buy it on Amazon

Set of Two Hair Clips

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These are best for those with thicker hair or hair with more texture. They help tame long hair in just a moment. Nice sleek look. Buy it on Amazon

Two Tortoise Shell Hair Combs

Tortoise shell hair combs

These are perfect for a stocking stuffer, yet sure to be loved by anyone wanting to keep their hair back. Buy it on Amazon

Blue Tooth Beanie Hat

Bluetooth beanie hat

This was a fun stocking stuffer for all my family members, but especially the teens on my list last year. This Bluetooth beanie hat has built in headphones with stereo speakers and a mic. Perfect for men or women, kids or adults. Great for exercising outside or doing yard work during the cooler weather. Buy it on Amazon

Thermal Neck Warmer

Thermal neck warmer

Winter months can chill us to the bone, but this 2-pack of thick heat trapping thermal neck warmers in your choice of four colors keeps your neck warmer than traditional scarves. Buy it on Amazon

Sneaker balls, Gym Bag, and Locker Deodorizer

Sneaker balls, Gym Bag, and Locker Deodorizer

Have athletes in the house? Then you know the “after glow” that comes following the workout. Put these in their stocking then after the holiday they can be put to good use in their athletic shoes, gym bag, or locker. You’ll thank me. Buy it on Amazon

Bath Bombs

Bath bombs gift set

This pack of six in assorted scents is sure to please any female on your list. Who doesn’t enjoy a warm soak after a long or cold day? This is often the kind of thing your special someone won’t spend money on themselves but will be delighted when these show up as a present or in their stocking. Buy it on Amazon



It’s too easy to put electronic devices in front of our children today. Want to stimulate creativity, give them something that forces them to use their imagination. Enter WikkiStix. Quiet and engaging, reusable, and the perfect compact toy to take to restaurants or other venues where quiet entertainment is the goal. Buy it on Amazon

Gel Highlighters

Sharpie gel highlighters

I’m always highlighting, but what I like about these particular highlighters is that they don’t bleed through the pages which is particularly important to me when I’m highlighting on thin paper like most translations of the Bible or some other text. Buy it on Amazon

Colored gel pens with refills

60 pack gel pens with refills

Just fun! For journaling, drawing, doodling, or actually writing, these classic, neon, glitter and metallic inkers add a little sparkle to your day. Buy it on Amazon

Narnia coloring book

The Chronicles of Narnia coloring book

I’m not much of an artist, but if I were to color, this is what I would color. Buy it on Amazon

Infinity Cube

Infinity cube

Awesome pocketsize fidget toy for any age fidgeter. Perfect size for taking to school or work. Buy it on Amazon

Motivational Stress Ball Assortment

Motivational stress ball assortment

Sometimes we just need something to occupy our hands or take our mind off the stress for a few moments. This 3-pack of stress relief toys is perfect for kids and adults. Comes in 6 different colors to choose from. Each ball has a motivational saying. Buy it on Amazon

3-in-1 Luggage Scale/Flashlight/Phone Charger

3 in 1 luggage scale, flashlight, phone charger

This is on my list this year! I travel frequently and always wonder whether or not my luggage will be overweight. This particular device not only tells you how heavy your luggage is, creating worry-free check-in, but when you aren’t using it to weigh your bags, it has a useful flashlight feature to light your way around your hotel room, and a built-in powerbank to charge your phone! Perfect for any traveler on your list! Buy it on Amazon

Keep it Clean Carbage

Keep it clean carbage garbage can

It seems that we always have little bits of garbage in the car and no convenient place to put it. This attractive yet handy garbage bag fits conveniently in your car and is easy to empty. Buy it on Amazon

Freezer Pop Sleeves

Freezer pop sleeves

Who doesn’t love a nice cold freezer pop on a hot summer day? But they’re often too cold for little hands to hold. That’s when freezer pop sleeves come to the colorful rescue! Buy it on Amazon

Keychain Tape Measure

Key chain tape measurer

This little handy keychain tape measure doubles as a keychain. It measures 6-ft. long which is a reasonable length for most home projects. Buy it on Amazon

TableTopics Conversation Starters

Family Tabletopics - conversation starters

These are great family oriented conversation starters. We keep some of these cards in our car glove compartment for when we have to wait a long time at a restaurant, and the rest close to our dinner table at home. It’s fun to see what each other responds. How well do you know your family? Buy it on Amazon

Magnetic Book Marks

Magnetic book marks

These magnetic book marks are colorful, re-usable, fun, and functional. They won’t fall out of your book like any ordinary bookmark, and can even help mark the exact spot where you stopped reading by utilizing the arrow line marker at the end of each book mark. Buy it on Amazon

Pedicure Set

Essential pedicure kit

This 6 piece essential pedicure set comes in a bright festive package. Perfect for men, women, and teens. Buy it on Amazon

Airborne Chewable Tablets

Airborne Chewable Vitamin C

When the winter months, my family and I take a daily dose of Airborne vitamin C immune support supplement, especially when we know we’ll be travelling. Comes in citrus and berry flavors (I prefer the citrus). Also comes in an effervescent form but the chewable variety doesn’t require any beverage. Buy it on Amazon

Men’s Premium Necessities Travel Kit

Men's premium travel necessities kit

Sometimes the guys on our list can be hard to find useful stocking stuffers for. I love this men’s premium travel kit because it includes everything from a spare razor and shaving cream to bandaids and deodorant. All items are TSA approved. Buy it on Amazon

Lip Scrub

Lip Scrub

We need to take care of our skin, especially during the winter months. This organic exfoliating sugar scrub exfoliates chapped dry lips, and moisturizes lips. It comes in berry, mint, and vanilla flavors. Buy it on Amazon

Set of 4 Brain Teaser Puzzles

Metal brain teaser puzzles - set of 4

My family loves any kind of logic/brain teaser puzzles, and this set of four is perfect for kids and adults. The ideal stocking stuffer that will keep them busy while Christmas dinner is cooking. Fun for visiting guests as well. Buy it on Amazon

Photo Clips String Lights

Photo clip string lights

Of all my possessions, my photos rank among the most important to me. I love this set of photo clip string lights because they are a festive, inexpensive way to display photos. The string consists of 20 LED clips, is battery powered, and glows with starry twinkle lights. You might even decide you want an extra set or two for yourself! Buy it on Amazon

What I Love About You Fill-In Book

What I love about you fill in book

This little fill-in journal is such a sweet stocking stuffer for someone you love. It contains fill-in-the-blank lines for you to describe some aspect of your affection for a loved one. Simple prompts make it easy for you to share why you care. Several other varieties also available (What I Love About Us, What I Love About Being Your Mom, What I Love About Mom, What I Love About Dad, Why I’m Grateful For You). Buy it on Amazon

Easy to Read Tire Pressure Gauge

Tire pressure gauge, digital, easy to read

Great idea not just for the men in your life, but the women too. Helpful to have in your car’s glove compartment. Simple to use, and easy to read day or night. Buy it on Amazon

Aqua Notes Water Proof Note Pad

Aqua Notes Waterproof Note Pad

Have you ever had that “perfect idea,” stroke of genius, or even remembered something you didn’t want to forget while you were in the shower? Here’s your answer: the waterproof note pad that hangs in your shower and lets you jot down a note before you even dry off. Perfect idea for everyone on your list from writers to busy moms to executives on the go. Buy it on Amazon

Drink tea, read books, be happy spoon


What could add more whimsy to your morning or afternoon cup of tea than this cute delight? It’s the perfect size for a stocking stuffer, and makes a great gift for a reader when paired with the tea below. Buy it on Amazon

Novel Teas

Novel teas

Contains 25 individual English Breakfast tea bags individually tagged with literary quotes. Makes a sweet gift for a book lover or bibliophile when combined with the tea spoon above and a great book. Buy it on Amazon

Magnetic Wristband for Holding Tools

Magnetic wristband for tools - tool helper

I think everyone needs one of these in their toolbox, men and women alike. Have you ever gone to hang a picture, or screw in a screw, only to drop it? This magnetic wristband has super strong magnets to hold nails, screws, washers, etc. making any home repair job just a little easier. Buy it on Amazon

Funny Socks – “If You Can Read This Bring Me Chocolate”

Funny socks: if you can read this, bring me chocolate

Who doesn’t love fun socks? These are perfect for any sock-wearing, chocolate lover on your list! They will be on my list this year for sure! They also have other varieties too. Buy it on Amazon

4-Piece Dessert Topping Set

4 piece dessert topping set

Speaking of chocolate, whether you fancy peanut butter and chocolate, or sea salt caramel, or bittersweet chocolate, this dessert topping set is sure to please this holiday season. It’s a perfect topping for pie, cake, ice cream, or added to that warm cup of coffee or cocoa. And given that it’s from Stonewall Kitchen, the quality is sure to please. Buy it on Amazon

Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels

Sander's Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels

If you want to fill a stocking quickly with a sweet treat that is sure to please, go for the 36 oz package of Sanders Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels. One is enough to tame that sweet tooth, but with company around for the holidays, there will be plenty to share. Buy it on Amazon

USB Clock Fan

Cool off the writer on your list with this USB clock fan.

For that person who has everything! This USB clock fan plugs right into your computer or any other USB port to cool you off and keep you informed of the time while you work. Buy it on Amazon

Burts Bees Hand Repair Gift Set

Burt's Bees hand repair gift set

Made with all natural ingredients, this set is perfect for winter. It comes with their Almond Milk Hand Cream (smells divine!), Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, and a pair of cotton gloves. Buy it on Amazon

KindNotes Tin Keepsake Gift Box of Messages

Kind Notes: tin keepsake gift box of messages

This is great for men or women. Includes 31 inspirational messages to cheer anyone’s day, every day for a month or just when they need a bit of encouragement. Buy it on Amazon

Little Jar of Big Ideas

Little jar of big ideas for men, women and kids

Such a great idea for the males or females, kids or adults on your list. Just the perfect size to share Ten Reasons Why I Love You. Who wouldn’t love finding that in their stocking and then referring back to it throughout the year for a little encouragement? Buy it on Amazon

Personalized 30 oz Tumbler with Straw and Lid

Personalized tumbler with straw and slide lid

I love this. Lets you personalize a tumbler for that special person in your life with your own phrase, or logo, quote, or even Bible verse. Buy it on Amazon

Personalized Heart Shaped Jig-Saw Puzzle

Personalized heart shaped jigsaw puzzle

Show just how much you love that special someone by printing a custom image on this heart shaped jig-saw puzzle. Buy it on Amazon

Oatmeal Milk and Honey Candle

Oatmeal milk and honey soy jar candle

Who doesn’t love a new candle? This 4 oz scented soy jar candle comes in other scents too. Buy it on Amazon

OxyClean Gel Sticks

OxiClean gel sticks for anyone on the go on your list

Perfect for anyone on the go on your list…men or women, teens or adults. I almost always have one of these in my luggage to handle a new stain before I can get home. Buy it on Amazon

Cable Bites

Cable bits to protect your phone charger

Who hasn’t had their charging cable break? And usually at the most inopportune time. These cute cable bites (come in many different varieties) are perfect for preventing the outer part of the cable from breaking, rendering it useless. This is perfect for anyone on your list. Buy it on Amazon

Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

Bluetooth noise cancelling wireless earbuds

I personally prefer as few wires around me to get tangled up in as possible. These are the perfect solution whether I am exercising, washing the dishes, or driving in the car. They are noise cancelling and have 2 built-in microphones. Perfect for anyone on your list. Buy it on Amazon

Round Zipper Key Ring Chain Case

Round zipper key ring chain case

I have one of these and have worn it out, so it’s time to get a new one. It’s perfect for keeping your earbuds, change, and even an extra dose of medicine on hand in one small compact case that’s easy to find. You might decide to buy them for multiple people on your list and an extra for you. Buy it on Amazon

Waterproof Portable Aluminum Pill Box

Waterproof portable aluminum pill box

We own a couple of these. They are perfect for stashing a few dollars, or your next medication dosage. They are brightly colored so they are easy to find in your bag, and waterproof so safe to take with you to the beach or camping. They come in a 3-pack or 6-pack. Buy it on Amazon

The Great Grill Scraper

The original great grill scraper

No one likes cleaning the grill, but this little handy tool will make light work. Buy it on Amazon

Iota Game

Iota game - perfect for travelling

This is one of my family’s favorite travel games. It’s touted as “the Great Big Game in the Teeny-Weeny Tin.” It won’t take up much room in a stocking, but it will occupy many fun hours together with family and friends! Buy it on Amazon


Blink Card Game

Blink - touted as "The World's Fastest Game", perfect for travelling

This is one of my family’s favorite travel games, but fun when you have a few minutes around the house too. It’s touted as “The World’s Fastest Game” and literally only takes a few minutes. Perfect for middle-age child to adult, two players. We like to compete against each other in playoffs! Buy it on Amazon

I Can Do All Things Journal

I can do everything through him journal

This zippered journal is a great addition for morning quiet times, and an inspirational reminder of his power available to us. The zippered feature makes it perfect for travel so pages don’t get bent or torn. Buy it on Amazon

Assorted Lindt LINDOR Chocolate Truffles

Lindor chocolates, assorted bag

This is the assorted flavor bag of Lindor chocolate truffles, or you can find the bags of your loved one’s favorite flavor. My favorite is the milk chocolate with sea salt. You really can’t go wrong with Lindor. Buy it on Amazon

Well that list should give you a good start to your stocking shopping. If you have other great ideas, I’d love to hear about them in the comments below. I shop for stocking stuffers all year long, and I’m always excited to get new, fun ideas to surprise my family with.

Wishing you and your family a hope-filled holiday season!


I shop for stocking stuffers all year long, and I’m always excited to get new, fun ideas to surprise my family with. Your family will love this huge list of practical gifts that are both useful and unique. 60 top 2019 Christmas stocking stuffer ideas for teens, adults and in-laws. #Christmas #gift #giftideas

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