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:

Tassel Earrings

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.

Piñata Tassel Drops, $36, Baublebar

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.

Pet Holiday Macaron Treats , $5, Petco

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.

Angry Orchard Beer Glass Set, $15, Angry Orchard

Travel Mug

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.

Cassiopeia Travel Mug, $18, Mod Cloth

Blanket Scarf

You can never have enough oversized scarves that look like blankets, let's be real. This rustic-looking scarf will match anything.

Willamette Weekend Scarf, $25, Mod Cloth

Key Tray

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.

Chip Chip Curio Tray, $18, Mod Cloth

Cookie Pants

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!

Holiday Cookie Leggings, $25, Mod Cloth

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!

Da Bomb Snow Ball Fizzer, $5, Target

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!

Que Bella Pamper Gift Set, $10, Target

Traveler's Converter

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.

Travel Smart Combo, $30, Target

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.

Elf Luxe Brush Set, $20, Target

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.

Essie Holiday Mini Nail Polish Kit, $13, Target

Whiskey Rocks

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.

Sparq Home Refreezeable Whiskey Rocks, $15, Target

Eggnog Marshmallows

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.

Eggnog Marshmallows, $10, Shop Terrain

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.

Urban Agriculture Co. Herb Grow Kit, $18, Shop Terrain

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.

Salad Garden Seed Kit, $24, Shop Terrain

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.

Carry On Moscow Mule Kit, $24, Shop Terrain

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.

DIY Letterboard iPhone Case, $24, Urban Outfitters

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.

Best Babes Necklace Set, $20, Urban Outfitters

Eat Cake For Breakfast Mug

Eat Cake For Breakfast Mug, 19.99, Urban Outfitters

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.

Mask & Mist Duo, $22, Urban Outfitters

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