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17 best stocking stuffers for the whole family for Christmas 2023

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Christmas stocking stuffers can often be an afterthought, but they offer so much opportunity for finding great gifts in small packages. Whether pricey or cheap, stocking stuffers can end up the most useful or joy-sparking gifts your family receives this year. Because they're only meant to be a little thing (hey, they go in a sock), stocking stuffers can be silly, serious or sweet. We've found ideas for men, women and kids that fit the bill.

Below, the best stocking stuffers for the whole family for Christmas 2023. Shop reviewer-loved finds like tech and beauty items to fit their interests. We have ideas for all budgets and family members from Amazon, Nordstrom and more.

The best stocking stuffers for the whole family

Add these small but mighty fun gift ideas to their stocking this Christmas.

For the builder: Lego wintertime polar bears

LEGO Wintertime Polar Bears
Amazon

This little Lego set creates a wintery scene with polar bears, a rotating base and a Christmas tree. It comes with 312 pieces and is suitable for ages 9 and up. 

This Lego set doubles as a festive decoration once it's built. It's currently on sale at Target for 20% off.

" [My] grandson was occupied most of the morning on Christmas assembling this and was very pleased with results," an Amazon reviewer says


For the teenager: Sony LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo

Sony LinkBuds S x Olivia Rodrigo
Amazon

Sony's earbud collab with songstress Olivia Rodrigo is purple perfection. 

These wireless earbuds with a charging case are compatible with Android and iPhone. They've been tuned by Rodrigo for optimal listening to her "Guts" and "Sour" albums on the music streaming service of your choice. The marbled pattern on these earbuds is created using recycled plastic from automobile parts and reclaimed water bottles.


For the hiker or camper: Lifestraw emergency water filter

Lifestraw
Lifestraw via Amazon

If you've got an avid camper or a hiker on your Christmas list this year, check out the Lifestraw emergency water filter. Rated 4.8 stars on Amazon, the device works like a straw to let you drink from streams and lakes in an emergency. It's designed to filter up to 99.999999% of water-borne bacteria and 99.999% of parasites. One straw filters up to 1,000 gallons of water.

But it's not just outdoor adventurers who could benefit from a Lifestraw. "There's no guarantee you'll have access to clean water or be able to boil water in an emergency, especially if you're away from home," says one Amazon reviewer, who highly recommends the Lifestraw for survival kits. "We keep one of these in our vehicle and another two at home."

Regularly $20, Amazon has these handy emergency tools on sale for half price, just $10.

Lifestraw filtered water bottle

If you've got a higher budget for stocking stuffers, Lifestraw also makes a filtered water bottle that performs to the same filtration standards as the standard straw. It's on sale at Amazon for $45, reduced from $60.


For the kid: Jellycat Little Amuseable Snowflake plush toy

Little Amuseable Snowflake Plush Toy
The Paper Store

How adorable is this little snowflake stuffed animal from Jellycat? It has a sweet smile and is suitable for any age. Plus, it's a great option for anyone who likes winter-themed gifts but not necessarily Christmas-themed presents. 

The Little Amuseable Snowflake is the ideal winter companion. Plus, it's under $20.


For the self-care enthusiast: Snow LED whitening electric toothbrush 

Snow LED WHITENING ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH
Snow

A toothbrush might seem like an underwhelming Christmas gift, but this one is special. 

This luxurious electric toothbrush has a blue light to help whiten your gift recipient's teeth. There are also modes for cleaning, polishing and sensitive teeth.

This toothbrush has a two-minute timer and comes with two brush heads. Find it in four colors.

It's currently $99, reduced from $149.


For the at-home hairstylist: Amika Mini-Mension bestsellers set

Amika Mini-Mension Bestsellers Hair Set
Revolve

Christmas morning typically looks like messy hair and pajamas, but it doesn't have to. Give the gift of gorgeous hair with this mini Amika bestsellers set. Put one hair product in each stocking, or give the whole thing to one lucky recipient. 

It includes minis of the Soulfood nourishing mask, Wizard silicone-free detangling primer, and Perk Up dry shampoo. These stocking stuffers are also travel friendly. 


For the candle collector: P.F. Candle Co. Mistletoe Special soy candle

PF Candle Co Mistletoe Special
P.F. Candle Co.

A holiday candle makes a festive gift, and P.F. Candle Co. offers natural scents they'll love. Consider the limited-edition Mistletoe Special, a scent featuring Douglas fir, eucalyptus, pine and cedar. The scent is inspired by snowy nights and twinkling lights.

This 7.2-ounce soy candle comes in a festive green vessel that's minimalistic yet jolly. Its scent throw is described as strong. 

"It's Christmas in a jar," a reviewer says.


For the bejeweled: Melinda Maria The Perfect Necklace

Melinda Maria The Perfect Necklace
Melinda Maria

As its name may imply, they'll get so much wear out of this classic necklace from jewelry designer Melinda Maria, designed in Los Angeles.

The price is right for this dainty chain necklace with a faux diamond -- it's just under $50. But just because it's an affordable option doesn't mean it doesn't have luxe touches. This cubic zirconia necklace with a lobster clasp is 18-karat gold-plated.


For the kid at heart: Car cleaning gel kit

Car Cleaning Gel Kit
Amazon

This slime for adults cleans pesky nooks and crannies in their car. It also works great on laptops and cameras. 

Just press it into cracks and crumbs and dusk stick to it. Voila! 

"This has become a cleaning essential in my car," CBS Essentials senior editor Lily Rose says. "It easily picks up dust, dirt, crumbs, little hairs and whatever else is sitting on my dashboard and in my cup holder."


For the neat freak: Cleaner kit for AirPods Pro

Cleaner Kit for AirPods Pro
Amazon

Speaking of detail cleaning, if they have the AirPods Pro, they could likely use a good refresh. This useful cleaner kit has a flocking sponge, soft brush and metal pen tip to clean out those AirPods. 

"The combination of tools and one device are perfect for getting into the little cracks and crevices of the AirPods themselves and the case," an Amazon reviewer says. "This is a no-brainer at this price."

This cleaner kit is currently $8 after a coupon, reduced from $9.


For the glam: Glamnetic Virgo pre-set kit 

virgo VIRGO PRE-SET KIT
Glamnetic

Get them started on the lashes of their dreams with Glamnetic's magnetic lashes. This kit includes lash glue and a natural-looking pair of lashes.

If your giftee is always complaining about false lashes poking them in the eye, these are the perfect solution. Glamnetic's innovative lashes don't stick up in the inner corner thanks to their magnetic lash glue that thoroughly holds things down. They're even easy for beginners since they snap right down onto magnetic lash glue -- there's no need to adjust the lashes on slippery glue.

This set is currently $51, reduced from $60.


For person who is all about their beauty routine: Slip pure silk pillowcase 

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Amazon

Silk pillowcases not only feel good against your face as you drift into sleep mode, but they also offer nice beauty benefits as well. Silk pillowcases can help lessen frizz, keep the skin hydrated and more. This silk pillowcase is made of mulberry silk, is hypoallergenic and comes in 19 color options, ranging from pink to black. 

This silk pillowcase has a 4.5-rating on Nordstrom. One reviewer commented, "I have curly hair and this pillowcase helps to keep my hair from tangling while I sleep." Another reviewer said: "As if I didn't love sleeping enough, this pillowcase somehow makes it even better. Beautiful touch, beautiful color. I'm in love."


For the plant lover: AnotherStudio plant animal decorations 

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Etsy

These crafted plant accessories will enhance the look of your plants and spark plenty of joy in the process. You can pick from 30 different animal options, including a flamingo, toucan, sloth, koala, lemur, grasshopper, bumble bee, and more. All you have to do is carefully bend the hands and feet of the animals onto the stems of your plant, and viola, you have just created an ecosystem in your own home. 

This seller has plenty of happy customers from Etsy. One reviewer, who gave the product five stars, wrote "These are absolutely adorable! I got the frog for my friend for part of her birthday present and she LOVES it! I also got the sloth and haven't decided who gets him yet. I might keep him!" Another said: "I'm obsessed with these little plant animals. They are wonderful quality with the cutest little details. They really bring magic to a space." 


For the outdoor adventurer: National parks bucket list water bottle

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Uncommon Goods

This water bottle design from Wondery is functional and incredibly fun. It comes with a set of 63 stickers, one for each national park in the U.S., that you can apply to the corresponding laser-engraved national park emblem on the water bottle, marking that you've visited that park. 

The bottle is made of a sturdy stainless steel, can hold 32 ounces of liquids, can keep those liquids cool for up to 24 hours (12 hours for hot liquids) and is dishwasher safe (even with the stickers on). 


For the home chef: Miyabi artisan chef's knife

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Williams-Sonoma

Level up your giftees cooking experience by getting them this pristine chef's knife from Miyabi. Japanese knives are prized in the cooking world for their quality and good looks, and Miyabi knives are considered the cream of that crop. This knife is super sharp and boasts a beautiful wood handle and hand-hammered finishing, which adds to the overall experience of using this product. This is the kind of cooking tool that if you take care of it well, it'll last a lifetime. 

This knife has a 4.9-star rating on Williams-Sonoma. One reviewer said that it's "extremely sharp out of the box, cuts meat and vegetables like butter." Another commented that this knife is an "amazing chef's knife," adding "Absolutely the sharpest chef's knife I've ever used and it holds an incredible edge. I haven't sharpened it once since I got it and I use it every day. The balance is also insanely perfect. Feels like an extension of your hand while you're using it to cut."


For the traveler: Mark & Graham custom travel jewelry case

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Mark & Graham

Your traveling friend will appreciate being able to keep their jewelry organized and in place while on the go. The jewelry case has dedicated compartments for bracelets, tabs for rings and stud earrings and clips to keep delicate, chain-link necklaces from becoming tangled balls of metal. There is also a removable pouch that can fit large hoops and bangles.

The travel jewelry case is made of faux leather, lined with linen and comes in 12 colors. The best part is that you can customize the travel case with up to three initials. 


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