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20 Perfect Stocking Stuffers Under $20

These inexpensive gifts will make emptying out stockings on Christmas morning even more fun than unwrapping the gifts under the tree!

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Stuff those stockings with great gifts!

While most of our holiday shopping is focused on buying gifts to put under the tree, stocking stuffers shouldn’t be an afterthought. Those little trinket gifts can make just as much of an impact as more expensive presents—if we put a little bit of thought into them, that is. So, what should you get to fill those stockings for all of your loved ones? We sifted through the hottest products on the market this holiday season and narrowed our list down to 20 standout items, all of which are surprisingly under $20. Whether you’re shopping for him or her, you’ll find something for everyone on your stocking-stuffer list. The only problem? You might have trouble choosing just one! And if you’re still shopping for those bigger gifts, don’t miss our ultimate gift guide, where you’ll find the perfect presents for even the pickiest people in your life.

Note: Prices listed were accurate as of press time; pricing fluctuations may occur.


A New Day Classic Wristlet Pouch


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This budget-friendly wristlet has the look of Saint Laurent at a stocking-stuffer price point. Perfect for a night out on the town or even as an everyday wallet, it’s small enough to carry in your hand but slips around your wrist for added convenience. Is your budget incredibly tight this year? Check out these holiday gift ideas that don’t cost a dime.

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Stojo Collapsible Coffee Cup


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These reusable, collapsible cups, made out of food-grade silicone and recyclable materials (no BPAs, phthalates, leads, or glues), replace the bulky travel mug in style. They’re super cool looking, as well as available in several sizes and colors, but it’s their convenience factor that makes them so appealing. Fill one with your favorite beverage, and when you’re done, simply collapse it and throw it in your bag. Where should you go to fill up your coffee cup? Here are the best coffee shops in all 50 states.


Queenieke Power Flex Leggings

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Reviewers on Amazon are obsessed with these budget-friendly high-waisted leggings, which many claim are a total dupe for Lululemons. They’re squat-proof, sweat-proof, and even have a waistband pocket to hold your credit cards and phone. Plus, they’re available in 25 different colors and sizes up to 4X, so they’re perfect for anyone in your life who has a thing for leggings. Do you like to do all your holiday shopping on Amazon? These are 50 of Amazon’s most popular holiday gifts.


Aspen Bay Capri Blue Volcano Travel Tin Candle


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Aspen Bay’s Capri Blue Volcano scented candle is one of the most popular out there. This travel-size version might be small, but it packs a huge fragrance punch of tropical fruits and sugared citrus—and promises to burn up to 35 hours. Shopping for Mom? Here are 31 gifts she’ll adore.

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OPI Hello Kitty Nail Lacquer Collection


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What happens when our favorite nail polish purveyor joins forces with our favorite animated feline? Manicure awesomeness! The Hello Kitty Nail Lacquer Collection from OPI features a bunch of brand-new colors, ranging from super fun glitters to bold reds and versatile nudes. It’s the perfect addition to any girl’s stocking, regardless of her age. And don’t miss these 58 Christmas gifts for teen girls they’ll actually love.


Vince Camuto 3-Pack Boxer Briefs


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These Vince Camuto boxer briefs come in several different color and pattern combinations, and Amazon reviewers are crazy about them. Several claim they are super comfy, don’t ride up, and feature a convenient fly opening. Plus, each box comes with three pairs! Having trouble picking out a present for your man? Check out these 25 gifts that husbands really want.


Stila Stars Aligned Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Set


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Every year, Stila offers some of the best mini makeup sets around, and this holiday season is no exception. We are obsessed with their Stars Aligned Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Set, which includes both a champagne and silvery colored shadow. And we have to admit that we’re equally enamored with their Kiss the Stars Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set, with its pretty yet neutral hues that will look good on anyone. Round out your gift with one (or more!) of these other beauty stocking stuffers for the makeup lover on your list.


A New Day Women’s Chenille Cuff Gloves


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These gloves not only offer warmth and comfort—they’re also perfect for loved ones who need to use their phones at all times. The smartphone-friendly fingertips make it possible to do that without having to remove their gloves. They come in a variety of colors, and they’re under $10. If you’ve got a tech lover on your list, check out our list of the coolest tech gifts you’ll want to keep for yourself.


’47 Brand Officially Licensed NFL Breakaway Beanie


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Go, team, go! Any man or woman in your life who considers themselves a superfan will go wild over these NFL-licensed beanies, sure to keep their head warm while they cheer on their favorite team. Perfect for all that holiday game-watching—and right in time for the playoffs. Not sure what to get a colleague? Try one of these 30 thoughtful gifts for coworkers for $25 or less.

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Beautyblender Jewel Box Makeup Sponge and Cleanser


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The Beautyblender sponge has amassed a cult following. This set includes one of the brand’s trademark edgeless, reusable, high-definition cosmetic sponge applicators, uniquely shaped and made out of their exclusive material that ensures impeccable, streak-free application with minimal product waste, as well as a cleanser. Are you shopping for a beauty lover? If so, you’ll definitely want to see these other great beauty gift ideas, too.

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Dash Rapid 6 Egg Cooker


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This crafty egg cooker simplifies and streamlines the process of boiling and poaching eggs, so they’re ready in just a few minutes. We also love that it comes in a bunch of different fun colors that will match any kitchen. While it’s definitely the perfect stocking stuffer for any culinary genius, those who aren’t so great in the kitchen will also appreciate it, as it makes egg-cooking foolproof. Here are some more hot gifts for first-time homeowners.


Plants for Pets Air Plant Variety Pack


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These air plants are the perfect gift for people who love a little green in their home—even if they don’t have a green thumb. This variety pack features 12 assorted tropical Tillandsia plants. You can gift the dozen to one person, or split them up into all the stockings you need to fill. By the way, these are some other houseplants you literally can’t kill.


Kuhn Rikon Original Swiss Peeler


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Finding the perfect peeler is surprisingly difficult, but we may have finally done it. This ergonomically designed, dishwasher-safe peeler is small but mighty. It features a super sharp carbon steel blade that cuts better than models costing several times more, and it works for both righties and lefties. Get one for yourself while you’re shopping, along with these other kitchen gadgets you’ll wish you had years ago.

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AsiaRhyme Personalized Name Necklace

$12.79 plus shipping

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This personalized name necklace is a cheap and chic option for the necklace-wearing girl in your family. It’s available in rose-, white-, and yellow-gold-plated styles, and while you can get it with the simple click of a button, just make sure to order it in advance to give the vendor enough time to customize it. If you love this idea, don’t miss these other personalized gifts that really go the extra mile.


Godiva Chocolate-Filled Star Ornament


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This chocolate-filled Godiva Christmas ornament is stuffed with ten individually wrapped milk and dark chocolate truffles in festive seasonal wrappers. It’s small enough for a stocking stuffer, but Santa can also hang it directly on the tree. Either way, all those Christmas-morning chocolate cravings are sure to be satisfied. If you want to add a homemade touch to the holiday, try making these delicious Christmas food gifts that anyone can bake.

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Zwilling Pour Homme Multi-Use Tool


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This incredibly handy and super compact stainless-steel multi-use tool by Zwilling Pour Homme contains a nail file, knife, scissors with rounded tips, and folding nail clipper. It also features a convenient key chain case, so it can be attached to your ring of keys and ready for use at any given moment. A tool like this could come in handy during in an emergency, along with these 10 carry-on items that could save your life.


Kitsch Velvet Scrunchies


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Scrunchies have come back in style over the last year in a serious way, and almost everyone who has hair is happy about it. These adorable Kitsch scrunchies come in a pack of five various blush and mauve tones. They are chic enough to wear on the wrist, and, of course, they’re the perfect addition to a ponytail or bun. Trying to cut down on holiday spending? Here are some tips on how to save money this holiday season.


A New Day Women’s Brushed Blanket Scarf


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This super versatile, undeniably soft, and extremely large scarf is perfect for the fashionista who wants to stay warm. Also available in a variety of colors and even a few patterns, it makes a chic addition to any winter wardrobe. While you’re shopping, fill up your basket with these 29 things you’re not buying from Target—but should.


Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Socks


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Anyone who has ever experienced the dreamy coziness of a Barefoot Dreams blanket or robe is well aware that the brand’s trademark knit is all sorts of luxury. Now, imagine getting to walk around in that softness all day long. A pair of these socks are a perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who values comfort—so that would be pretty much everyone on your list! That makes it a great option for a gift exchange, along with these Secret Santa gift ideas under $20.


Herschel Supply Co. Charlie RFID Card Case


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This chic little business-card holder, perfect for the go-getter in your life, is available in a bunch of cool colors. It is super durable, and with its RFID shielding, this slim card case makes a versatile, utilitarian stocking stuffer. Trying to keep costs down this year—while also making those stockings burst at the seams? Here are 100 stocking stuffers for under $10.

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Leah Groth
Leah is a Philadelphia-based writer, editor, mother and product junkie. Her obsessions include old houses, home design, fashion, beauty, books and anything that makes her life — which includes working full-time and taking care of two "spirited" children and a Vizsla puppy — a little bit easier. Her work has appeared on a variety of publications and websites, including Glamour, Prevention, Business Insider, Livestrong, Mindbodygreen, Fatherly, Scary Mommy, Wonderwall and Cosmopolitan.