My family loves Christmas. I mean LOVES it! My oldest starts playing Christmas music around September. This year we started putting up our Christmas decorations on November 1st.

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.

Last week, I shared 36 great Christmas gifts for 2020 that you can find on Amazon. In the coming weeks, I’ll also share great shopping ideas for the readers and writers on your list, so stay tuned! I suspect that many of these items would be appreciated by others on your list as well.

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, just in time for your Black Friday shopping.


Reusable Glass Drinking Straws

Clear glass drinking straws

So many of the restaurants are now not supplying straws, but I prefer to use a straw rather than drink straight from the glass. The best solution I’ve found is these ECO friendly reusable glass straws. They are dishwasher safe, but also come with a perfect cleaning brush. Buy on Amazon

Foldable Bluetooth headset

Foldable Bluetooth headset

Not white, and not named for a fruit, but great for multiple days of listening, and you’ll never be scrabbling under the driver’s seat for that dropped earpiece.  Buy 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

The Natural Sea Salt Sampler

Caravel gourment salt collection

With 6 flavors, reusable tins, bamboo spoon. Including Cyprus, French, Himalayan, Portuguese, Sicilian and New Zealand sea salts. Buy from Amazon

Biscoff Cookies

Biscoff cookiesWho remembers back in the day when select airlines served these as a mid-flight snack? Skip the peanuts and pretzels—these were my favorite! Well now you can delight a loved one with Biscoff in their stocking. Buy from Amazon

Multitool Survival Gear

Multitool survival gear

This stocking stuffer offers 13 in 1 pocket tool set for emergency or everyday use. It’s sure to please many of the men on your list, and some of the women too! Buy 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

Braided Lightning Cable Charger CordBraided 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

Portable Extendable Back Scratcher

Portable extendable back scratchers

Confession time: I thought this was a dumb stocking stuffer until I gave one to my husband one year, and I still see him using it! Buy on Amazon

2020 Christmas Ornament

2020 Christmas Ornament

Sometimes we have to choose to take life not so seriously. Sure it’s been a strange year, but one year we will look back and know we survived. This funny ornament will bring up stories from 2020 every time it is put on the tree for years to come. Buy on Amazon

Reusable Rubber Twist Ties

Rreusable rubber twist ties

In this technology age, we have cords everywhere. This reusable rubber twist ties are perfect for corralling all the loose cords to keep things neat and organized. Buy on Amazon

Touch Screen Texting Gloves

Touch screen texting gloves

What do you do when you’re running errands or exercising outside in the cold, and you have to take off your gloves to answer a call or respond to a text or notification? These Touch Screen Texting Finger Gloves keep your hands warm while you stay in touch. Buy on Amazon

Stainless Steel Odor Absorber

Stainless steel odor absorber

Don’t you just hate after you’ve cut up onions or pruned smelly bushes, and despite washing with soap your hands still carry the odor hours later? This Rub-a-Way Bar made out of stainless steel is the perfect odor absorber. It’s small and fits under your sink without taking up much room, ready for use the next time you need it. Buy on Amazon

Digital Tire Inflator

Digital Tire Inflator

My “check tires” indicator comes on a little too often in my old car. Instead of having to find a gas station with an air pump, this digital tire inflator with pressure gauge can be used in your own garage or driveway. Buy on Amazon

Gentle Exfoliating Brush

Gentle exfoliating brush

The winter months often lend to dry flaky skin. This gentle exfoliating brush can be used wet or dry to get rid of dry skin and improve circulation. Buy on Amazon

Natural Glide Detangling Brush

Natural glide detangling brush

The longer my hair has gotten, after decades of very short hair, the harder it has become to detangle it after washing. This naturals glide detangling brush is perfect for kids or adults, wet or dry hair, and curly or straight hair. Buy on Amazon

Bluetooth Beanie Hat

Bluetooth beanie hat

This is one of those stocking stuffers that would work for any age, any gender. We’re so tied to our devices, and this will help us stay warm while still trying to listen to that latest podcast, audiobook, news clip, or phone call. Get one for yourself while you’re at it. 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

Rainbow Puzzle Ball/Fidget Toy

Rainbow puzzle ball fidget toy

This will keep you busy for hours. It’s part puzzle ball, part brain teaser, part fidget toy. Perfect for any age person’s stocking. Buy on Amazon

3Up 3Down Family Card Game

3Up 3Down family card game

Our family loves to play games when we get together, and we’ve always got a “game bag” ready for travel. This is a new game that is sure to delight! Buy on Amazon

Car trash can with lid

Car trash can with lid

Car Trash Can with Lid and Storage Pockets, 100% Leak-Proof Car Organizer, Waterproof Car Garbage Can, Multipurpose Trash Bin for Car. Buy on Amazon

Emergency Weather Radio

Emergency weather radio

This portable weather radio has AM/FM as well as an LED flashlight, reading lamp, USB power bank, and SOS alarm. Buy on Amazon

Golf Club Pen Set

Golf club pen set

Have a special golfer in your life? Get them this Golf Club pen set, complete with putting green! Buy on Amazon

Herb Scissors Set

Herb scissors set

This dishwasher safe herb cutting scissors makes fast work of cutting herbs for recipes and takes up little room in the kitchen utensil drawer. Buy on Amazon

KindNotes Glass Keepsake Gift Jar with Blank Papers to Write Your Own Messages

Kindnotes Glass Keepsake Gift Jar with personal messages

Jar with 31 notes where you can write your own messages. Your 31 notes can be opened one a day, all at once, or anytime they need a smile. Your personal notes will surely warm their heart! Buy 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

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

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

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

Professional pedicure 18 in 1 foot care kit

Professional Pedicure Tools Kit 18 in 1 foot care kit for women, men, salon or home. Buy it on Amazon

Money Puzzle Gift Boxes

Money puzzle gift boxes

Stumped on what to give someone? It’s not just college students who appreciate a little extra cash. But don’t just put it in a boring envelope…make them work for it with this money holder maze puzzle. Buy 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 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

Photo Clips String Lights

Photo Clips String Lights with 50 LED clips

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 50 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

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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

Magnetic Wristband for Holding Tools

Magnetic wristband for tools

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

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

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

Colorful Charger Cable Protectors

Cable protectors

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 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 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

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

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!


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