November 13, 2020

The best stocking stuffers of 2020


Looking for an add-on gift for someone special or a simple present for a friend, neighbor, or coworker? Look no further. We've gathered this list of stocking stuffers that pretty much anyone would be excited to receive. 

 A portable device

Fire tablet

Fire Tablet 7: $49.99 at Amazon

Imagine the excitement of finding a tablet in a Christmas stocking. You can grab the popular Fire Tablet 7 for around $50. It offers a trim design and reliable WiFi connectivity, which makes it a nice gift for a student. 

For those who take their coffee to go

yeti rambler

YETI Rambler 30-Ounce Tumbler: $34.99 at YETI

From travelers to campers and everyone in between, everyone can appreciate a portable tumbler that will maintain beverage temperatures. YETI’s durable construction and proprietary magnetic lid make it up for this task, plus the 30-ounce tumbler is great for long adventures. You can also find it at Backcountry.

For the fitness-minded

fitbit inspire 2

Fitbit Inspire 2: $99.95 at Amazon

Many people look to the approaching New Year as the time to get active and healthy. The stylish Inspire 2 fitness tracker is the perfect little motivator that monitors activities, counts calories, and more. Choose from several colors. Also available at  Kohl’s, and Macy’s.

For inquisitive young minds

echo dot kids

Echo Dot Kids’ Edition 4th Gen: $59.99 at Amazon

The Echo Dot Kids’ Edition is made for youngsters, thanks to its kid-friendly content and adorable design. And although it’s designed for kids, it offers the same awesome features as the adult version, including impressive sound and Alexa voice control. Pre-order now in time for the holidays.

A game the whole family will enjoy

kids against maturity

Kids Against Maturity Game: $29.99 at Amazon (was $39.99)

Family game nights have been important in 2020, so keep the fun going with a game that’s made especially for youngsters. Although Kids Against Maturity focuses on humor that appeals to kids, it’s a game that the entire family can enjoy together.

For the sidewalk artist

crayola sidewalk chalk

Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk: $15.99 at Amazon

Kids will love this sidewalk chalk for the bright colors, and parents will appreciate how easy it is to wash away when the fun is done. The pack includes 24 colors for limitless creativity.

A gift everyone will appreciate

fire tv stick

Fire TV Stick 4K: $49.99 at Amazon

A Fire TV Stick is an essential device for streamers.  It provides access to numerous top streaming services and more than 500,000 shows and movies, including many holiday classics. You can find it at Bed Bath & Beyond too.

For diehard Tom Petty fans

tom petty

Wildflowers & All the Rest by Tom Petty: $44.99 at Amazon (was $49.98)

Tom Petty's music will live on forever. “Wildflowers & All the Rest” is the much-anticipated four-CD collection that includes fan-favorites as well as several new releases. It’s a must-have for Petty fans or anyone who just loves great music.

For a fun photo op

fujifilm camera

Fujifilm Instant Mini 11 Instant Camera: $69 at Amazon

An instant camera makes it fun to share holiday memories within seconds of snapping them. The Instant Mini even has selfie mode and comes in several cool colors. It’s also available at Kohl’s.

For the person who loves cars


Matchbox Gift Pack: $9 at Amazon (was $9.99)

Matchbox cars are timeless toys, and kids as well as kids-at-heart will love to collect them. This pack of nine cars has a nice variety and can easily be divided and stuffed in numerous stockings.

For the one who wants to look their best


Sephora Glow Set: $42 at Sephora

Not only is this beauty set packed with products from top brands, but it’s all decked out for the holidays. It includes six items designed to make skin glow and comes with a dazzling gold carrying case.

For the aspiring artist in the family

ZMLM Scratch Paper

ZMLM Scratch Paper Art Set: $9.99 at Amazon (was $14.95)

Scratch paper provides a unique way for aspiring artists to create. When the matte black finish of the paper is scratched away, a rainbow-colored background is revealed for countless creative possibilities.

For salon styles at home

Revlon Hot Air Brush

Revlon One-Step Hot Air Brush: $35.33 at Amazon (was $59.99)

Anyone who loves simple hair styling tools will be thrilled to receive a hot air brush. The One-Step by Revlon produces 1,100 watt of power for quick drying and styling. You can also purchase it at Bed Bath & Beyond.

For children learning to read

caterpillar children's book

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Children’s Book: $5.76 at Amazon

A story that’s beloved by kids makes a great stocking stuffer for little ones who are learning to read as well as parents who enjoy sharing bedtime stories. "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" has been a kid favorite for more than 20 years, and is available as a board book with colorful illustrations.

A tasty treat for the chocoholic


Ghirardelli Chocolate Holiday Limited Assortment: $12.79 at Kohl’s (was $15.99)

Caramel, mint, peppermint bark, and more — this assortment of chocolates will add sweet treats to any stocking. There are plenty of individually wrapped squares per bag for stuffing in multiple stockings. Also available at Amazon.

For the nature enthusiast


LifeStraw: $17.35 at Amazon (was $19.95)

A LifeStraw is small enough to fit in a stocking, but it serves a big purpose. It’s capable of removing as much as 99.9% of bacteria, parasites, and chemicals from contaminated water, making it an essential accessory for campers, hikers, and more. One LifeStraw can filter up to 1,000 gallons of water. 

For the clean-cut person

Every Man Kit

Every Man Jack Sandalwood Body Value Kit: From $24.99 at Amazon

Not only do these body products have an appealing sandalwood scent, but they are made without harsh ingredients or animal-based products. They come with a handsome canvas tote for storage or travel. 

For young explorers


LET’S GO! Binoculars for Kids: $16.99 at Amazon

We love these little binoculars for young adventurers. They feature a trim, lightweight design, durable build, and crisp viewing. They also come in numerous fun colors.

For the coffee drinkers on your list

two rivers kcups

Two Rivers Coffee K-cup Variety Pack: $22.20 at Amazon

If you have a house full of coffee drinkers, this K-cup collection will fill all their stockings. You’ll get a total of 40 K-cups with a huge variety that includes espresso, cappuccino, flavored coffees, and more.

For a healthy smile

sonicare toothbrush

Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean: $39.95 at Amazon (was $69.99)

Give the gift of an attractive smile. The Sonicare ProtectiveClean works with sonic action that cleans gently yet effectively for healthier teeth and gums. 

For the person who appreciates a clean home

drill brush

Drill Brush Power Scrubber Attachment Kit: $14.95 at Amazon (was $18.95)

We love that this drill brush set will turn a drill into a powerful cleaning machine. That’s why it’s an excellent stocking stuffer for anyone who needs a boost for cleaning tasks around the house.

A fun travel game

connect 4 game

Connect 4 Grab and Go Travel Game: $4.99 at Amazon (was $8.99)

Travel games are fun for anyone who enjoys the classics and likes to play them on the go. This one plays just like the original Connect 4, except its compact size is also just right for stocking stuffing.

Holiday treats for your feline friend

temptations cat treats

Temptations Holiday Dinner Cat Treats: $8.49 at Chewy

What cat wouldn’t love treats to celebrate Christmas? Temptations are available in turkey and sweet potato flavors just for the holidays and arrive in festive holiday packaging. You can also buy them at Amazon.    

An elegant necessity for the wine lover  

cuisinart wine opener

Cuisinart Electric Wine Opener: $29.99 at Macy’s (was $37.99)

Your favorite wine enthusiast will love the convenience of an electric wine opener that pops corks with minimal effort. This trim, stainless steel device holds a charge long enough to open as many as 50 bottles. You can also buy it at Amazon.

Healthy teeth for Fido


Greenies Seasonal Gingerbread Flavored Dental Dog Treats: $8.49 - $9.99 at Chewy

Greenies are available for a limited time in Gingerbread flavor, so dogs can enjoy the taste of the season too. And just like regular Greenies, they help promote healthy teeth and gums. They are available in several sizes and can also be found at Amazon.

For cold winter mornings

smartwool socks

SmartWool Women’s Cozy Cabin Crew Socks: $17.74 at Backcountry (was $24.95)

Comfy wool socks are the perfect accessory for spending winter days at home. This pair boasts soft cushioning and is crafted with soft Merino wool for a flexible, breathable fit. They can also be found at Amazon.

For someone who likes soft, fluffy laundry

cactus dryer balls

Cactus Dryer Balls: $9.50 at Amazon

These cactus dryer balls may look cute, but they are designed to tackle the serious job of fluffing laundry as it dries. And since everyone does laundry, anyone can use a set.

For the person who spends a lot of time outdoors

black diamond headlamp

Black Diamond Storm 375 Headlamp: $39.96 at Backcountry (was $49.95)

Hiking, fishing, camping, and more — if you have an adventurer on your shopping list, a headlamp makes a great gift. Not only is this one made by a top brand in the industry, but it also delivers multiple modes for different needs and a durable build that will withstand tough conditions. You can also buy it at Amazon and Dick’s.

For the comics collector

searchlight comics bundle

Searchlight Comics Bundle: $27.81 at Amazon

Comic books are nice stocking stuffers for long-time collectors as well as novice readers. This pack contains 50 DC and Marvel comics from the 1980s to today, so there’s several to stuff in the stockings of every comic book lover on your list.

For the reader        

The Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half: A Novel: $16.20 - $21.59 at Amazon

If you are looking for a book for an avid reader, The Vanishing Half: A Novel is a top seller for 2020 that made it to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. It’s available at Amazon in paperback or hardcover.

For the outdoor adventurer

North Face Liner Gloves

The North Face FlashDry Liner Gloves: $24.95 at Backcountry

Any outdoor enthusiast will appreciate these gloves’ special liners that keep hands dry. They are mid-weight and great for active lifestyles, but they can also be layered with heavier gloves for colder days. They can also be purchased at Amazon and Dick’s

For the Hatchimals fan


Hatchimals Colleggtibles 4-Pack: $9.99 at Amazon

Hatchimals hold exciting surprises kids love, so no doubt they make great stocking stuffers. This collection includes four plus an adorable bonus figure — awesome additions to any Hatchimals collection.

 For the Lord of the Rings devotee

lord of the rings

Lord of the Rings Set: $9.95-$89.99

Are you shopping for a Lord of the Rings fan? The trilogy collection is a gift that will continue to give every time your loved one watches it. You can find it on Amazon on DVD, Blu-ray, HD DVD, and even 4K.


Jennifer Manfrin is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money. 


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