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Adults can be hard to shop for at times, especially when it comes to stocking stuffers. I usually give up on finding cool items and end up buying gift cards. But, these unique items are great for stockings, without being insanely expensive.

1- Coffee Mugs for the Sports Fan in Your Life

Sports Coffee Mugs These coffee mugs ROCK. lol 😂

2- Cord Wraps

Cord Wraps Practical Stocking Stuffer HERE. Who wouldn’t want these Kikkerland Bobino Cord Wraps?!

3- Bacon Bandages

Bacon BandagesThese fun Bacon Bandages look…. tasty? Lol! 😃

4- Minimergency KitMinimergency Kit

The Minimergency Kit makes perfect stocking stuffer! 😊 It features 17 must-have items including hair spray, lip balm, breath freshener, an emery board, an adhesive bandage, deodorant toilette, dental floss, hair bands, double-sided tape, earring backs, clear nail polish, nail polish remover, pain reliever and more!

5- Vacu-Vin Wine Saver

Vacu-Vin Wine SaverThis awesome wine vacuum helps your wine last a little longer by slowing down the oxidation process. Get it HERE.

6- Soap Rock

Soap RockHow cool would this Soap Rock look in your shower??

This ‘semi-precious’ soap has a collectible quality to it and makes a unique decorative accent in kitchen or bath. But it’s when it is used that it really shines. It looks like crystal, especially when wet, as the water lights up its brilliant colors. As you use it, the soap slowly weathers away like a stream stone in geologic time, exposing even more beauty within. Great gift idea.

7- Chewable Coffee

Chewable CoffeeUmmm… Where has this been all my life?! ☕️ Snag it here.  *Hopefully they’ll drop in price soon as these are currently SO pricey!

8- “Like” and “Dislike” Stamps

Like and Dislike StampsOh my goodness, these are AWESOME! Get them HERE.

9- Taco Truck Taco Holder

Taco Truck Taco HolderThis hilarious Taco Truck Taco Holder holds 2 tacos on its back! How FUN for taco night.

10- Hot Honey

Hot HoneyThis is a great gift for the sriracha lover in your life. Get it HERE.

And, if you’re wanting something super easy, grab a gift card…

gift-cardsGift cards are SO easy and it allows the recipient to purchase just what they want! You can actually score a great deal on them HERE!

Written by Danielle for Hip2Save. Danielle is a proud mom to 5 amazing kids in Utah, who lives for coffee and baking. She’s dedicated to balancing her own interests and passions, while encouraging her children to follow their own paths in life.

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  1. KetaCar

    Hmm…chewable coffee 👀🤔 think I’ll stick to drinking it for now lol

  2. K3llyb

    I love my vacuvin. I can’t drink more than a glass and hate wasting wine so it’s really handy. Also wine charms, nips, usb cords, ear buds, gloves car adapter, floss, toothbrush, mascara, face masks, external battery packs are fun for grown up stockings

  3. Heather

    Does anyone have ideas for a diy gift, the adults in my family don’t buy presents for adults we pick a theme then each adult brings a gift per the theme and amount set
    Theme D.I.Y amount $40

    • Stefanie

      Is this DIY for you to make for them or for you to present them with the tools/materials for a DIY project? Either way, these could work:

      photo album/ scrap book
      photo collage (framed or not)
      knit/ crocheted scarf or blanket or mittens or hat
      fleece scarf or blanket or mittens or hat
      cross stitch or needlepoint kit
      homemade advent calendar or other holiday decoration
      soap/ bath goods

    • nancy

      movie packet theme- dvd or tickets, popcorn, candy sode.
      bbq them – bbq items
      garden theme – seeds, gloves, etc.
      starbucks – that’s easy 🙂

    • Amy

      Photo Calendar – I don’t know if this would apply. It’s not completely DIY, but you pick the photos and arrange them on the calendar online. My mom looks forward to her calendar each year, which has pictures of all her grandchildren.
      Wreath – There are so many ideas online and even on this blog for making wreaths. With a budget of $40, maybe you could buy enough materials to make a few wreaths for different holidays, or a general themed wreath, that matches the person’s house color or decor, to have up when there isn’t a holiday.
      Sugar Scrub – This looks easy to make, but definitely under your budget.

    • Shannon

      If you can sew or knit/crochet pot holders are really easy and useful. Or if food gifts are ok you could make a meal then freeze it for them to eat later?

    • Heather

      Thank you all those were some great ideas, it’s real loose we can make something or buy things now to just decide what to do. Merry Christmas

  4. Amy

    I love the taco truck, and my son will too! This is a set of two trucks, a green one and an orange one, and each truck holds two tacos. I compared Amazon, which is the link above, to eBay and found them cheaper on eBay. Only $12.77 on eBay for the set.

    • Stefanie

      Taco Trucks are even cheaper on ToysRUs at $9.99, plus they have them Buy 1 get 1 50% off as well. Thanks for this suggestion – I bought a set not for a stocking, but for friends of ours we plan to see just after xmas. I think they’d be an excellent holiday gift exchange/ white elephant gift too!

      • Stephanie

        Thank you for posting this Stefanie! I had a $5 rewards for TRU, so I was able to pick this up for our family gift exchange for only $5 oop 🙂

      • Brandi

        Yay! Thanks Stefanie! 4 taco trucks for $15 and free shipping? Yes, please!

  5. Laura

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  6. Lana

    Yikes! I do 17 stockings every year and our stuffers have to be cheaper than this!

    • Leigh

      I have 12 stockings to fill and I thought that was a a lot! This year I got Zoya lipstick/nail polish sets (70% off on Black Friday) for my sisters, poo pourri for my dad and fil, shutterfly reusable bags for my stepmom and mil, winter hats for the guys, and small Disney plush for the kiddos. Also, I made cold weather bundles for all the adults with tech gloves ($3 at jcpenney) Chapstick and hand sanitizer (free, from my local cyclebar), and hand warmers ($1 from dollar tree). How’d you fill 17 stockings?????

      • irene

        Your gifts sound great… and frugal!

    • Jennifer

      Mine too, love the free Friday downloads from Kroger. I have saved up several to fill stockings this year.

      • Just Me

        Yes! I’m loving the Christmas freebies from Kroger. Filling a stocking for my father in law with them. Lol he’s hard to shop for

      • chris

        That’s so clever!

    • Jean

      What are your usual go-to’s for stuffers, Lana?

  7. Stephanie

    If they drink, do some mini bottles. Every person I do this for loves it.

    • Just Me

      Good one too!

  8. Summer

    Where can I find the stockings that are in the first photo?

  9. KW

    We have 11 stockings! Some ideas we use: chap stick, hair ties, tape, pens, post it notes, small candles, emergency lights (square flashlight fits in hand), popcorn, chocolates, photo ornaments…

  10. Cassie Sue

    For my kids, I like to get them slightly nice versions of essentials. Like I’ll buy my daughter a few nice scented lotions (she goes through lotion like it’s water) instead of something on the cheap side, I’ll stockpile a few nicer brands when I get coupons. Chapsticks and hand sanitizers too. My son, it’s Axe products (he loves them) instead of buying the soaps and deodorants that are cheaper. I figure, it’s something I was going to buy anyways, so I’m really only spending a few extra bucks, AND the kids think they’re cool that they have fancier stuff to use. And I like to get them both some cute socks (you know, for weird sock day at school) which are usually on sale around the holidays, and have a use later.

    Other good stocking stuffers are paperback books (from thrift stores are a bonus), rolled up calendars (from the dollar store) and small Kleenex packs. The kids love them.

    • Nurse Heather 💉


    • Stephanie

      I like that idea a lot. My mom did a similar thing when I was a kid.

  11. Jess

    Mike’s hot honey is sooooo good

  12. Michelle

    I’m using the freebies from Harbor Freight to fill stockings for my husband, DS and DD’s bf. I like to put nicer candies and nuts in my kids’ stockings and useful things that are also a little bulky such as fluffy lounge socks, tech gloves and loofah’s. My kids looove stockings so I try and make them really nice and fun for them. By shopping year round and using coupons and all the good deals Hip2Save posts I don’t break the bank.

    • Elle

      Great ideas Michelle, I’m loving the Harbor Freight freebies as well:) Collin has found us lots of bargains this year, and really helped stretch our dollars!

  13. Wendy

    Scratch off lottery tickets are popular with our family.

    • Danielle (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Fun idea!

  14. Josie

    Where would someone find these awesome stockings in the picture? 🙂

  15. Ang

    I ❤️❤️❤️ the stockings in the photo please where can I get these??? Whenever walgreens and rite aid have great deals I stock up throughout the year for stockings. If someone in your family loves Chick fil A… they have a cow calendar for $7 that comes with a gift card to get something every month. Worth $35 of food and drinks.

    • Amy M

      I loved my calendar card this year. Totally pays you back plus so much more.

  16. Claire

    Raise for gift cards? How does it work?

    • Danielle (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You can buy (or sell!) gift cards for less than the balance available on them. 🙂

  17. Marie

    I love the Minimergency Kit idea. I’m going to make my own though. i just got a cute pouch with my December Target beauty box. Thanks for the idea!

    • Danielle (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! 🙂

  18. Patti

    I bought the Minimergency Kit for my daughter for her stocking last month since she’s moving to Europe soon (love the Emoji zipper). It’s tiny so it’s perfect for travelers. It’s from the Container Store & they always interesting stocking stuffers – usually on the pricey side though.

    • Katherine

      Oh, the checkout area of the Container Store is DANGEROUS.

  19. Anna Rose

    If you have teens who love anime or manga books, Asian snacks would be great stocking stuffers. They sell them at plenty of major grocery stores: pocky sticks, meiji hello panda, coconut juice, jasmine or matcha green tea, seaweed snack, mochi… cheaper of course if you have asian stores nearby.

    Also, I bought full size Doritos for my tween and teen for their stockings. Since I never let them have that much junk food at once, I know they will be so happy.

    • Danielle (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Fantastic idea! We’re doing junk food stockings this year, and my kids are going to love it! Hehe! 😉

  20. Mommaof6

    Seems like most fill stocking with junk. I put GOOD gifts in my kids’ (big) stockings. I have put things such as t shirts, hoodies, cameras, shoes, Legos, coloring books, crayons, markers, card games (uno, old maid, crazy 8s, etc), and hot wheels. I put things they will enjoy, not boring stuff like lotion, body spray, or candles. That stuff is all household stuff that everyone should always have on hand. I don’t see what anyone would see in that as special. Just my opinion.

    • rob

      Unnecessary comment.

    • jennifer

      Wow, you’re rude!

  21. Sue

    Not everyone has the money to buy real expensive stocking stuffers, or regular presents for that matter. Presents are not really what the season is about. I disagree with the Mommaof6 comment. I think many people enjoy having their own lotions or sprays, especially if it is a splurge item that cannot be bought all the time, and personal to that person. The free Bath and Body works items work well for this idea though for those of you looking to spend less. Tic Tacs, a special pen, candy bar, scratch ticket, snack, car wash certificate, car scent, or book are things I use. I actually make a game at the end of my stocking with a note for a scavenger hunt to find presents or which present to open first. It stretches out the opening process for those who cannot afford multiple presents to give and makes it fun.

    • Elle

      Great ideas Sue:) I love the scavenger hunt idea!

      Mommaof6, woooow! We all sure look up to you. Thanks for educating us on what you find acceptable, and telling us what we’re doing wrong. Now we know that we’re ignorant and beneath you, thanks for pointing it out! I bet your kids really find your openmindedness encouraging and totally nondepreciating. If only we could all could be like you.

  22. summer

    Any ideas on where can I find the stockings that are in the first photo?

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