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Top 30 Unique & Frugal Stocking Stuffer Ideas Hip2Save

Looking for inexpensive and fun stocking stuffer ideas?! Check out these 30 Unique & Frugal Stocking Stuffer Ideas…

*Play dough
*Hand warmers
*Deck of cards
*Socks/Underwear/tights
*Stickers/temporary tattoos
*Small accessories- bracelets, earrings, hair bows,
*Personal Grooming- Deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush
*Gum/Candy
*Crayons
*DVDs
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*Small accessories- bracelets, earrings, hair bows
*Mittens
*Gum/Candy
*Meaningful Christmas Tree Ornaments
*Gift cards, movie tickets
*Sunglasses
*Glow Sticks
*Bubbles
*Pens/Pencils
*Nail Polish/Nail Stickers
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*Lotions
*Personal Grooming- Deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush
*Lip Gloss and Lip Balm
*Lottery tickets
*Reading light/Bookmarks
*Cars or Small Toys
*Seed Packets
*Rainbow Loom Bands
*Coupons for late bedtime or treat
*Gift cards- Coffee, Movies, ToysRUs

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  1. Ashley

    Mini beauty freebies! Bath and body, VS, sephora, ulta, etc.

  2. KT

    I love making homemade lip balms (beeswax and coconut oil with essential oils) and sugar or salt scrubs!

  3. Rebekkah

    Growing up my parents always put fruit (tangerines, star fruit, oranges, apples. . .) in our stocking that went with our special Christmas breakfast. It was always fun to see what fruit we got and to see how it fit with our breakfast. It was also a great way to get us to eat fruit. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Veronica

      My mom did this for us too…it was fruit but we always loved it..lol

    • Cassandra

      Aww. This is something my late grandfather did, which was passed onto my dad. We could always expect to see some fruit in our stockings – and still do to this day!!

    • Laurie

      We always got an apple and an orange … and a lot of nuts

      • Em

        Same here! Our kids get apple and orange, too. I do skip the nuts. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Laurie

          So do I – my child is allergic ๐Ÿ™

    • Jennifer

      My mom always gave us an orange and peanuts in the shell. I’ve started doing the orange too ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. EG

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    • EG

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    • Amanda

      Used the first one thanks!

    • Elizabeth

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  5. t

    I tune cards

  6. veronica

    Mini perfumes, colognes, chalk, silly putty, mini candles

  7. Veronica

    Mini candles, chalk, silly putty, mini perfumes and colognes, mugs, hot cocoa mixes

  8. Edy

    I got 21 stockings last year clearance /and now putting the names of special needs young people! And filling them out with one pack wipes sanitizer shampoo ,toothpaste oatmeal cup and deodorant and when I travel I get the soaps , shower gels, coffee packs , will put things from body bath works too , for their parents

    • Karen

      What a generous thing to do, Edy! Those stockings will surely be much appreciated. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

  9. JA

    Flashlight, slim jims, baseball cards, Listerine breath strips, socks, paint and brushes.

  10. Gwen

    I was just telling my friends that I was stuffing my 4 and 6 yr old boys stockings with a bottle of ketchup, a box of Mac & cheese and batteries.

    • A

      My 7 year old is getting carrots and a cucumber. He loves veggies!

  11. Veronica

    So many great things at the dollar store..lol Book markers, mini note pads, mini calanders, key chains, spatula and wisk set,

  12. Angela

    beef jerky for all guys (and hungry women lol)

  13. Holly

    If its for someone older or a hubby, SD Cards, car chargers, jerky, ice scraper, mini flashlight, bottle opener, ear buds…

  14. Emily

    Character bandaids for my little kids

    • Shannon

      Awesome suggestion! I do character tooth brushes but love for this. Will add for this year!

      • Trinity

        They have great ones at dollar tree and big lots for $1! My kids love these.

  15. Jill

    Don’t forget those mini liquor bottles! My family can never wait to see what odd or interesting little off brand liquor is in their stocking. (We’re all adults, of course.)

  16. Lauren

    For men (my dad and husband) I got the target men’s beauty box, cufflinks, movie tickets, some super manly toenail clippers for thick nails (yuck), and a free shutterfly mug. For my sisters I did selfie sticks, made adorable fillable ornaments with the cheap Lindt deal and the vs panty deal (they came out cute), I also scored full size beauty samples thru boxycharm and another testing site I use. They have nail polish, face serum, face masks, socks, panties, lippies, free shutterfly reusable bags and magnets etc. my kids love surprise eggs so I did some chocolate surprises and other egg surprises plus the after Christmas deals I got last year. My 12 year old son was hard. I got a high grade yoyo, a micro can rc racer, Rubik’s cube, and a cute BB-8 marshmellow lollipop that was $1 at walmart.

  17. Ashley

    We always got fruit and nuts and sometimes firecrackers: black cats, sparklers, etc

  18. lisa

    For my husband, a lint roller, I know exciting!! We have a pug and she sheds like crazy! We also put bottles of pop from the $ Tree in stockings since soda is a guilty pleasure at our house ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lauren

      World market has some interesting single bottles, last year I put chocolate soda and butterscotch in stockings

  19. Cece

    This year my 5 year old is getting tons of Star Wars stuff…pencils, socks, stickers, candy, coloring book, notepads… thanks to Dollar Tree and the dollar bins at Target!

  20. Becky

    Lottery Tickets!

  21. Bob

    3-pack of microwave popcorn and popcorn seasoning is something new I’m adding to my kids’ stockings this year.

  22. katie

    This is obviously for adults only but I was thinking of getting all the girls in my family a little key chain with pepper spray, it is a practical gift that could actually save a life.

    • Gwen

      Good idea!

    • Marie

      where do you buy that?

      • cherryluva

        ive seen pink mini key chain pepper spray bottles sold at Track Auto

  23. BChall

    Not to be mean but A piece of coal to let them know what they may have done wrong to set a disciplinary action into place that IF they were to go down the wrong path and misbehave that there would be more coal and less gifts? Thoughts? Just curious

    • Bethany

      Cute idea!

    • Kim

      I know what you mean! The tooth fairy who usually leaves $3-4 just left a very long note about morals and behavior and a quarter. My son could have cared less, he still got money lol (this is also the day after he asked if the tooth fairy is real and I didn’t lie. He still expected her to leave something.) If behavior is drastic and nothing you say or do helps, when last resort I so wild turn to Santa or other holiday figure. He is supposed to know if kids are naughty or nice!

    • Kim

      I know what you mean! The tooth fairy who usually leaves $3-4 just left a very long note about morals and behavior and a quarter. My son could have cared less, he still got money lol. If behavior is drastic and nothing you say or do helps, when last resort I so wild turn to Santa or other holiday figure. He is supposed to know if kids are naughty or nice!

    • B Rob

      Dollar tree had bags of chocolate that look like lumps of coal. First thing some of my kids will see when they get into their stocking.

  24. Laurie

    Pez dispensers

  25. meredith

    If my kids found a piece of fruit in their stocking I would never hear the end of it

    • blondecurve

      Hahaha

  26. Suzanne

    Bath toys, sippy cups, bubble bath, nail polish cute/funky socks, movie/car wash tickets, ear buds or extra chargers for devices

  27. gater

    My kids got personalized pillowcases. They also get the same pez dispenser every year with a few new rolls of pez (We do this for Valentine’s day and easter as well) after the candy is gone the pez dispensers disappear until next year. And fun bandaids which my daughter (she’s 2) will love! My hubby is getting abad of Christmas Oreos, they are his favorite and he gave them up to be healthier this fall so it will be a special treat.

  28. Marie

    I individually wrap every item in their stockings. It is very time consuming considering I have three stockings to fill, but just adds to the suspense and surprise factor…also makes the morning last a little longer. My children (who are older now) have often said the stockings are their favorite part of the morning.

  29. Marie

    Also, I have found a lot of wonderful stocking stuffers at Barnes and Noble after the Holidays for 75% off. The trick is you have to save it til next Christmas!

    • Judy

      Great idea to check Barnes & Noble in the new year. Thanks

  30. Em

    Tried to reply towards the top of the page, but not sure where it went. We also do apple and orange. One fits very nicely in the toe of the stocking. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Holly

    My daughter loves fun bandaids so I get them in the $1 sectiona t target or the Dollar Store. Plus the Dollar Store had frozen body wash and bubble bath! Avon has bath body paint for 99cents a lot she loves that

  32. Heidi N.

    My kids are teenagers and they are all getting Dorco disposable razor packs.

    • cherryluva

      those bottles are VERY cute and the Minion kids soap at Big Lots smells AMAZING! too bad they aren’t tear free as my kids still don’t get it!

  33. Laurie

    Lego mini figures, mystery hot wheel cars.

  34. Jacy

    What is a good price on hand warmers?? Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Jennifer

    I got free bowls and books from Kelloggs this year!

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