30 Stocking Stuffers That Make the Season Bright
Let's be honest: We all save the stocking stuffers for the last minute. And while candy or a gift card are certainly better than a lump of coal, there are much more thoughtful options to put in your loved one's stockings this year. These items make perfect gifts for everyone on your list and will prove that stockings are more than just fireplace decorations and candy cane holders. From ornaments to kitchen supplies, and some tasty snacks, scroll through to find the best stocking stuffers of 2021.
Bake It Up
Williams Sonoma's stocking stuffers come with their own knit stocking ready to be filled. This set includes four holiday-themed stainless-steel cookie cutters, a red silicone spatula, a stainless-steel whisk, and cherry red baking decorations — which are a mixture of candy balls, jimmies, and mini spheres. Now all your favorite baker needs is some cookie dough.
VAHDAM's loose leaf teas are beautifully flavored, and this set of three allows tea lovers to try the brand's most unique blends, with a Sweet Himalayan Detox Green Tea, a Saffron Masala Chai tea, and an Earl Gray Masala Chai tea all in an adorable pink package. Not only are the teas delicious, but also your purchase will give back as VAHDAM Teas donates one percent of its revenue toward the education of tea growers' children in India.
There's nothing worse than saving half an avocado and finding it covered with brown spots after just a few hours in the fridge. These avocado huggers are here to save the day and keep avocados fresh for longer. The set of two silicone huggers can be used with or without the pit and will create a tight seal around the fruit to preserve its freshness.
There will be no need for hot chocolate packets this holiday season thanks to Spicewalla's new Haute Chocolate Collection. The collection includes three four-ounce tins of their Classic Hot Chocolate, Mexican Hot Chocolate, and Chai Spiced Hot Chocolate blends. Simply add your favorite mix to a cup of warm milk for a decadently delicious flavor.
This gift box from Enzo's Table features a bottle of ENZO Organic Medium Extra Virgin Olive Oil and two jars of pesto. The Aperitivo box is sure to spice up any charcuterie board and the sun-dried tomato and artichoke lemon pestos pair well with crackers, cheese, roasted vegetables, and grilled paninis.
The Most Wine-derful Time of the Year
These wine bottle stoppers will make your bar a little more festive. The pair of nutcracker and gnome stoppers fit any bottle of wine, and their glazed ceramic designs will look adorable at your holiday table.
Spice Up the Holidays
For the grill master in your life, these six spice rubs are a must-have. In a partnership with New Belgium Brewing Company, each spice blend is infused with one of New Belgium's world-class beers. The set includes mini jars of Citrus Ginger, Habanero Grapefruit, Hot Honey, Moroccan Tagine, Summer BBQ, and Sweet & Sour seasonings. These rubs are great on meat, seafood, veggies, and anything else they want to experiment with. Plus, the Spiceology site features recipes using some of their favorite spices.
Keep it Cool
BrüMate's slim can cooler is designed exclusively for 12-ounce slim cans — like White Claw, Michelob Ultra, Corona Light, Red Bull, and more. The triple-insulated stainless-steel design keeps drinks cold and the non-slip base ensures there will be no spills. The stylish can cooler comes in many colors and is a must-have for summer and tailgating fun.
Cocktail enthusiasts will love these canned carbonated mixers from AVEC. With no added sugar and low in calories, they will be the mixer they reach for every time. The Grapefruit & Pomelo mixer is an upgrade on the classic Paloma and can be mixed with vodka, tequila, and rum — or sipped on its own.
For the cheese lover in your life, gift them this baked brie dip kit — their charcuterie board will never be the same again. The kit includes a mini cast-iron skillet that can withstand 600 degrees F, so it can be used on any stovetop or over a fire, and cranberry and almond topping. All they will need to do is get their favorite brie and savor the delicious flavors.
What's a stocking without some chocolate? Beyond Good uses rare cocoa from Madagascar and Uganda to create their single-origin chocolate. Their chocolate is made from Madagascar's Heirloom cocoa, which has a bright and fruity flavor, as well as Uganda's mixture of forestero and trinitario cocoas, which has a caramel flavor. This dark chocolate set includes six bars from Madagascar and Uganda featuring six different flavors.
Any food lover would appreciate these glass food ornaments. You can choose from individual ornaments, like avocado, bacon, or a cheese board, or grab a set, like pizza & beer, coffee & bagel, or the NYC-inspired set.
Donut Forget the Dessert
Grab this donut kit for the little bakers in your life. Foodstirs is a "junk-free bakery" that provides better-for-you baked goods. Their baking products are lower in sugar, organic, Glyphosate Residue-free, and use fair-trade chocolate. This galaxy donut kit includes everything you'll need for a baking day with the kids, including organic pancake mix, organic glaze mix, plant-based pink dye, plant-based blue dye, dye-free diamond sugar, and a silicone donut pan.
Savor the Season
Three Jerks tenderloin jerkies are a tasty savory snack for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. This three-pack of jerkies includes their Filet Mignon Chipotle Adobo Jerky, Filet Mignon Memphis BBQ Jerky, and Hamburger Jerky in perfectly portable two-ounce bags. There are three bags perfect for anyone on your list, but we won't judge if you keep one for yourself.
Warm and Cozy
Enjoy any warm treats — like coffee, hot chocolate, or soup — in this jumbo monogrammed mug. The red-glazed ceramic mug is completely customizable with any letter to make this mug perfect for every person's stocking. And you can stuff the 23-ounce mug with up to a pound of coffee or hot chocolate mix to make this gift extra exciting.
Hot sauce lovers will go crazy for these mini TRUFF hot sauce bottles. The mild to medium heat sauce is made with a blend of chili peppers, agave nectar, black truffle, and savory spices and is great on anything and everything. You can purchase a pack of up to five mini bottles that are great for any on-the-go spice needs.
Run Run Reindeer
After you've given the reindeer their magic food, give your loved ones their own delicious treat. This Reindeer Crunch features salted caramel popcorn with walnuts, pecans, and cashews all drizzled with dark chocolate.
Make it Mini
Dash's Mini Griddle is the perfect addition for kitchens in dorms, campers, or small apartments. Its compact, sleek design will look great on the counter, and its versatility will make it their new favorite kitchen gadget because the griddle isn't just for pancakes. They can make eggs, cookies, grilled cheese, and so much more!
Make your holiday candy more special with these personalized M&M's. The candies can be any color — though you can't go wrong with traditional red and green — and can include messages, clipart, or images. And the tasty treats come in a festive Christmas tree gift box.
Give the gift of holiday flavors that will last long after the tree comes down with this set of simple syrups. The seasonal syrups include the flavors Winter Forest, Gingerbread, Candy Cane, and Sugar Plum and will taste great in coffees, cocktails, teas, and baked goods. The set is available in winter, spring, summer, and fall flavors so you can give your loved one the taste of their favorite season.
With all the hand washing we're doing, you can never have enough soap. Bath & Body Works' foaming hand soap cleans your hands while maintaining your skin's natural moisture barrier with its essential oils, vitamin E, shea extract, and aloe. This seasonal Snowy Peach Berry scent has fruity notes of cranberries and peach combined with hints of shimmering woods.
Comfort in Every Bite
These biscuits are so good they'll be gone right after they open their stocking. Callie's Buttermilk Biscuits are made with cream cheese for a tender, buttery, and tangy taste. Each box has one dozen ready-to-serve biscuits that are great on their own or filled with fried chicken and aioli.
The Gift of Nostalgia
Grandma's kitchen always smells the best, and this homesick candle captures the scents perfectly. Give the gift of love and nostalgia with this Grandma's Kitchen-scented soy wax candle. With a burn time of up to 80 hours, your loved one will enjoy the scents of warm apple pie with ice cream, fresh snickerdoodles, and sugar and spice just like Grandma's house.
Little Saint Nick
What's even better than cookies for Santa? Cookies that look like him! These Santa-shaped sugar cookies are hand-decorated with Cookies by Design's signature icing and make great stocking stuffers as well as treats for your holiday guests.
Rise and Shine
Trade Coffee's coffee subscription lets you choose how many bags you want to gift — from two to 24 — for your loved one to try coffees from roasters around the nation. The recipient will take a coffee-matching quiz to find personalized coffee matches from top brands. They'll receive new, fresh bags of either grounds or whole beans at the frequency they choose for a gift that is every coffee lover's dream.
Cup of Cheer
For the person who's always on the go, grab this YETI 20-ounce tumbler. The stainless-steel tumbler is great for hot or cold beverages, and you can choose from 11 colors, so there's a YETI for everyone on your list. Plus, to make this gift even more special, YETI offers customizations — like text, monograms, images, or your own uploaded design.
Coasting Through the Holiday Season
Keep surfaces protected while still spreading holiday cheer with these tartan coasters. This set includes four cork coasters covered with coated paper and hardboard with a festive plaid design perfect for holding hot or cold beverages.
Christmas is the Bomb
Hot chocolate bombs were a favorite 2020 holiday trend, and this year you can have the chocolate bombs shipped directly to you. This set of four Belgian chocolate bombs dissolve into a delicious drink when hot milk is poured over them. You can choose from a set with peppermint and gingerbread flavors or salted caramel and milk chocolate flavors — with two of each flavor in the set. But be sure to order soon because these will sell out fast!
Dreaming of a Wine Christmas
Dress up wine glasses with these festive wine charms that will help guests distinguish their glasses. The set of four charms includes a snowman, elf, reindeer, and Santa and will look adorable on the bottom of any stemmed wine glass.
These crew socks are perfect for a cozy day at home. They feature a soft and stretchy ribbed design with a cozy slouchy fit that is a must-have for cold winter days. The socks come in gray or white and fit shoe sizes seven to 11.