21 Best Stocking Stuffers Of 2016 That Will Knock Their Stockings Off
Personally, I think stocking stuffers are the most fun gifts to shop for; with the glory of the internet, it's never too hard to find the best stocking stuffers in 2016, no matter who you are shopping for. There's way less pressure to find the ~perfect~ thing and more room to find a ~cool~ thing. Stocking stuffers are affordable, they can be playful, and they're a great excuse to get someone something that's a little outside of the box. When else would you find a need or rationalization to get your friends unicorn coffee mugs or foot peelers or snowflake shaped marshmallows? This is your opportunity to have a sense of humor with your gift-giving and show a little personality.
Instead of getting your friends and family holiday socks and candy canes — because c'mon, you do that every year — get them something that they can have fun with. Get them something that they'd never know they needed. Get them something that they can look forward to using or something that might make their days a little brighter, even if it's silly. Because for stocking stuffers, it's OK to be silly. Feel free to let loose and be creative with it!
These are 21 of the best stocking stuffer gift ideas out there, perfect for your besties, your co-workers, your sisters, your brothers, your lovers, and your in-betweeners:
These lightweight earnings are perfect for New Year's Eve, so get them for someone who is always on the hunt for glam New Year's ideas. They're also super versatile and can be rocked all year long.
Fancy Dog Treats
Macaron cookies are not just for fancy adults, now they're for pets, too. These dog-friendly cookies are a foolproof stocking stuffer for any dog owner.
Beer Glass Set
For the beer or cider lover in your life, get them a set of authentic bar-style glasses to use in their home.
Travel mugs don't have to be industrial looking or boring, they can be fun to look at, too. Perfect for the star-gazer or sky-watcher in your life, this celestial cup is also a map of the stars.
You can never have enough oversized scarves that look like blankets, let's be real. This rustic-looking scarf will match anything.
This classy-looking dish is perfect for keys, random coins, or jewelry that's lying around. This is exactly the kind of gift that someone wouldn't know they needed until they unwrapped it.
Yes, you read that right. These holiday cookie leggings are the perfect stocking stuffer and will probably get worn a lot more than you'd think!
Snow Ball Bomb
This bath bomb is super festive. It's got glitter and fizz makers and inside the bomb is surprise ornament that you can only see after your bath!
Face Mask Variety Set
Give the gift of variety with this tester kit that will allow your friend to try out all the different types of face masks!
This is perfect for the traveler in your life. This compact device is both a converter and an adapter, and it's super portable and easy to travel with.
Elf Brush Set
If you're into makeup, you know there's really nothing better than a fresh brush. Gift this full 11 piece brush set to someone who will appreciate its fabulousness.
Holiday Nail Set
This on-point Essie holiday nail kit is the perfect combination of gorgeous seasonal colors. Save someone a few trips to the nail salon with this gift.
These whiskey coolers are freezable and come in a pack of nine. This is a super swanky gift for the whiskey-drinker in your life, plus they look great on a bar cart.
OK, there's no way they already have a pack of eggnog marshmallows. These sweet, creamy treats taste like festive nostalgia in a bite. Put them in hot cocoa, turn them into s'mores, eat them whole.
Herb Grow Kit
Perfect for someone who lives in a city and can't easily find their own garden space, this Urban Agriculture kit is super easy to use and will yield basil, mint, and cilantro.
Fancy Salad Kit
This DIY kit is perfect for the foodie or salad lover in your life. The kit includes: spicy greens mix seeds, gourmet lettuce mix seeds, deep purple bunching onion seeds, pencil carrot seeds, and cherry tomato seeds.
Carry-On Drink Kit
Some people are very particular about their drinks — they don't just want vodka on the plane, they want their go-to Moscow Mule. So make it easy for them with this super easy carry-on kit with all the fixings to make the perfect cocktail anywhere.
Letterboard Phone Case
This DIY phone case is interchangeable. You can write a message for your friend before you gift it, or leave it up to them. Here's your chance to be creative.
Best Friend Necklace
This BFF heart necklace is super special because it's for three babes. Gift them to your besties and you can all wear them together, it will be very 1999.
Eat Cake For Breakfast Mug
Mario Badescu Face Duo
If you're into skincare, you know that Mario Basescu has some of the best stuff on the market. So this face mist and face mask duo is a major steal. Their post-holiday skin will be thanking you major.
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