December 1, 2023

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30+ genius stocking stuffers that’ll arrive by Christmas

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Stocking stuffers just got real. (Photos: Amazon)

Have you hung your stockings by the chimney with care? Don’t wait ’til the night before Christmas to fill them up! Amazon, Walmart and more of your favorite retailers have a whole slew of incredible stocking stuffers that’ll knock anyone’s socks off, from the most finicky father-in-law to the daughter who has it all. We’re talking an RFID-protected wallet on sale for $9, silky smooth pillowcases that prevent wrinkles down to $3 a pop, cult-favorite condiments and Oprah’s favorite hair accessories. We made sure all of these items will be delivered by the big day, so you’re not left holding the bag (or the stocking) underneath the Christmas tree.

A bit of spice and everything nice


Mike’s Hot Honey

$11$13Save $2

Mike’s Hot Honey is actually honey that packs some heat, perfect for drizzling over pizza, wings or BBQ ribs — or even mixing into a cocktail. It’s gluten-free and great for anyone on a paleo diet.

$11 at Amazon

The No. 1 bestselling sauce on all of Amazon is this multitasking culinary hero that’ll spice up the life of a foodie on your list. “Best flavor and the heat is perfect. I love adding this to dough, as a topping on pizza and garlic bread, in sauces, you name it!,” wrote a fan.

Oprah loves these, too

Maya J

Maya J Bracelet Hair Ties

To ponytail or not to ponytail? That is the question, and Maya J has come up with the solution: this collection of hair elastics bearing stylish metal chainlink accents crafted by artisans.

$18 at Amazon

Another clever stocking stuffer from Oprah’s Favorite Things, these hair ties add a twist to your wrist and a little bling to your ‘do. They come in silver or gold styles.

Perfect for frequent fliers


This Amazon No. 1 best-selling wallet doesn’t just help keep everything organized. The​ RFID blocking keeps your sensitive information protected, too. “I love this wallet!! It creates much more room in my purse than my previous wallets yet is substantial enough to carry on its own,” wrote a delighted five-star reviewer.

A light blocker for light sleepers


For your mom who can’t sleep or your friend who just wants to block out the world, Amazon’s No. 1 best-selling sleep mask is this luxe blackout style that’s almost half price right now. And it’s contoured to let those lashes live freely. “Gets pitch dark, even in a sunny room, when fully on your face,” wrote a fan.

Sweets for sweeties


5 Surprise Mini Brands, 2-Pack

After little ones peel away the layers of the ball, they’ll discover five miniature replicas of favorite branded treats, from Hershey’s chocolate to Bubble Yum. Collectibles for the new generation!

$14 at Amazon

Kids far and wide are still obsessed with the unboxing trend, so you’ll surely win the holidays with these babies. “Packaged good. Fast shipment. Granddaughter loved it,” wrote a reviewer.

Got a sleeping beauty in your life? We’ve got the perfect gift: a set of anti-aging pillowcases that keep your hair healthy, too. These are nearly 50% off right now. “First morning I woke up with no “squish lines” on my face. Perfect!” wrote one of more than 9,000 five-star reviewers.

Home cooks and grilling aficionados alike will appreciate never having to wonder again if that swordfish steak is undercooked thanks to Amazon’s No. 1 best-selling instant-read thermometer. “I genuinely adore this product!” wrote a five-star reviewer. “Now, my steak and meat turn out perfectly and cook excellently!”

The perfect color for everyone


When you nab a tube of this cult-fave lipstick, you have no idea what shade it is — and that’s the entire appeal of it. This ‘Black Magic’ lipstick appears to be black in the tube but rolls on to reveal the perfect color for you based on your unique pH level and skin tone.

For a bit of at-home pampering


Calluses and dry, dead skin on your feet are no walk in the park. Babyfoot Original Exfoliant Foot Peel uses a potent mix of plant-based ingredients to slough away dead skin in (strangely satisfying) sheets, leaving your feet baby soft, just as the name promises. One fan described it as “effective and slightly disgusting.”

Gifting jewelry to someone you love? Hide it inside this adorable velvet organizer for earrings, rings and other itty bitty baubles. It’s a No. 1 bestseller at Amazon and an Oprah pick!

Eat like a Jedi


ChopSabers Light Up Lightsaber Chopsticks


These chopsticks actually light up like the real deal. They even come with batteries so they can be used immediately after opening. Christmas Chinese food anyone? They come in seven different colors including Yoda’s green, Luke’s blue, and even the sinister red of the Sith.

$12 at Amazon

Got a Star Wars fan on your gift list? You can’t go wrong with these. As one happy reviewer says, “The only thing you need to know is that they are lightsaber chopsticks that WORK!!!”

Tap into the beast inside


Bear Paws Meat Claws

$15$20Save $5

Forget knives and forks. These ergonomic “claws” let you shred meat like an animal in the wild — and they’re dishwasher-safe!

$15 at Amazon

An Amazon’s Choice product, this set of wolverine-like claws makes a great gift for the grill master in your life. Or, honestly, anyone who cooks (they double as salad tossers). “A great set of shredders for the price,” writes a reviewer. “These Bear Paws are sharp, they shred meat easily and fit my hands very well.”

The quintessential natural clay mask is one of those awesome, affordable secrets held close by beauty experts—and your giftee will never look back at expensive brands once she indulges in it. “Adds instant glow to skin after being used as a mask. Leaves hair soft and defines your natural curl pattern,” wrote a fan.

For eco-friendly laundry


Cleancult Wool Dryer Balls, 6-pack


These wool dryer balls speed up drying time, soften clothing and reduce wrinkles naturally for up to 1,000 loads. Tots and cats will adore them as soft toys too — and when they’re done, the balls are biodegradable.

$20 at Amazon

A three-pack of these organic wool dryer balls in a stocking is a sneaky way to get folks excited about laundry and about helping the earth. “There is no smell and I have never seen any fuzz left on my clothes or linens,” reported a customer.

Smart charging for smart phones


If it feels like your older-model iPhone can’t hold a charge to save its life, we have some good news: You don’t have to carry a bulky power bank everywhere you go. This powerful portable charger is so small it can fit easily in your pocket — or their stocking!

Remember Slinky? This classic toy never goes out of style, and right now on Amazon it’s less than $3. “I got this for my kid. He loves playing with it. It brought back memories of my childhood. Definitely recommend,” wrote one of more than 24,000 five-star reviewers of this metal bestseller.

Wellness in a bottle


Ever thought about starting your morning with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar? Devotees swear by this all-natural ingredient, which is believed to do wonders for boosting immunity, regulating digestion, kickstarting weight loss, clearing up skin, boosting energy levels and so much more.

A must for the makeup bag


The No. 1 best-selling mascara on all of Amazon is this volumizing formula that’s free of all oils, fragrances and toxins. One fan wrote, “I have purchased this mascara so many times for a reason. It is the only mascara that gives me the long fluffy eyelash look without the false eyelashes. I’ve tried all types of mascaras high end to drugstore and I keep coming back to this.”

For outdoor enthusiasts


LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

$13$50Save $37

Turn water from streams and lakes into fresh, healthy drinking water. This little straw removes 99.999999 percent of waterborne bacteria and 99.999 percent of waterborne parasites.

$13 at Amazon

In case you haven’t met this modern wonder, the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter enables you to make just about any type of water drinkable. The Amazon No. 1 best-seller has more than 85,000 perfect reviews, with one saying, “I drank from the most disgusting-looking crevice filled with brown scum. I thought, this is going to be safe, but taste horrid. WRONG. TASTED LIKE THE FRESHEST SPRING WATER. Better than any tap.”

The spa experience all year long


Cior Women’s Cozy Memory Foam Spa Thong Slippers

$23$30Save $7

The Cior Memory Foam House Slippers are some-thong special indeed, covered and lined in Teddy bear-like coral velvet — a kind of microfiber that’s breathable, moisture-wicking and easy to clean. They’re less than $20 at Amazon when you apply an on-page coupon.

$23 at Amazon

What’s a holiday season without a cozy pair of slippers to get attached to? We found a pair of fuzzy flip flops that are perfect for colder temperatures. With soles decked out in memory foam, they’re an absolute dream to walk in, too.

Whether you have enlarged pores on your nose, cheeks, or all over your T-zone, the best way to clean the crud out is either with professional help or with a hydrocolloid patch designed for the job. “The amount of disgusting gunk that came out of my face was appalling,” wrote a shopper. “However, my nose has never felt so clean and smooth for consecutive days.”

Goodbye dry winter skin


Hume Supernatural Dry Body Oil Spray

$22$25Save $3

Despite the word “oil” in the name, this isn’t a heavy, greasy product. Instead, it’s a light moisturizer that quickly soothes dry skin. It’s made from plant-based oils and is free from phthalates, parabens and all of the other questionable ingredients found in some other lotions.

$22 at Amazon

Hume is an all-natural beauty company that’s new on the scene but is already garnering rave reviews. This delicate moisturizing oil is loved by men and women, and some in two fresh scents as well as a clean, fragrance-free option. One verified shopper sums up what many users express: “I really love how soft my skin feels after using this and there is no greasy film or feeling afterward.”

Want to warm her heart? Start with her feet. Like all things Muk Luk, these chenille nonskid slipper socks are plush, comfy and warm as can be. “I adore these socks and my feet sing happy songs whenever they are on,” wrote a happy reviewer.

Great earbuds for a great price


Tozo A1 Mini Wireless Earbuds

$16$20Save $4

These waterproof earbuds have incredible sound, a built-in microphone, and an ergonomic design that keeps them in place no matter how active the wearer is. Start the holidays off to the right tune!

$16 at Amazon

You can enjoy great wireless audio for under $20 when you pick up the stellar TOZO A1 earbuds; in black, they come in at an extremely affordable $16 on sale. They’re a great starter pair for kids, noted one fan. “These are great earbuds especially for a first pair because if the kids lose them or break them, they are not expensive to replace.”

Aromatherapy is one someone’s wishlist this year, and these shower steamers deliver the goods. “This stuff is amazing, especially for the people who don’t have tubs to use the bath bombs or salts,” pointed out a shopper. “I will be buying more for gifts for people who only have stand up showers.”

No-stress streaming


Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

$27$50Save $23

Get easy access to hundreds of streaming apps and channels, including Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Disney+, HBO Max, Apple TV+, Starz, Showtime and a boatload more.

$27 at Amazon

With more than 162,000 five-star reviews, it’s safe to say this thing is a winner. “If you get this new Fire Stick, forget cable,” one savvy Amazon shopper shared. “I love this new Fire Stick. I need one for each room. It has more features and stations that are free and come with the Fire Stick.”

For restaurant-worthy waffles


Dash Mini Waffle Maker

$14$18Save $3

What’s more adorable than a mini waffle maker covered in a mini waffle print? Nothing! This 4-inch machine will make recipients smile as soon as they pull it out — and it effortlessly cranks out deliciousness in three to four minutes.

$14 at Amazon

“There are few items on Amazon for under $10 that are as fantastic as this mini waffle maker,” wrote one shopper of this cult-fave product that’s small enough for a stocking. “It makes perfect Eggo-sized waffles, in record time.”

Forget calling the plumber


TubShroom and SinkShroom Drain Protectors

$15$18Save $3

Prevent a hairy situation with these mini gadgets that fits snuggly inside your tub and sink drain to catch hair. When it comes time to clean it out, just wipe it off, throw away the unwanted hair and place it back in your drain.

$15 at Amazon

More than 3,200 five-star reviewers are happy not to have to call the plumber anymore! “I live in a house with a wife with long hair as well as 3 long hair daughters,” wrote one. “Before I learned about this device when we were living in a rental the drains had to be cleaned out a couple of times a year. We bought a house 6 years ago and I have never snaked the tub drain because of this product.”

Anti-aging eye cream that works


LilyAna Naturals Eye Cream

$18$25Save $7

Lilyana Natural eye cream contains zero artificial fragrance and is made in the USA in a USDA Organic Certified facility. This eye cream is so beloved it even has male fans.

$18 at Amazon

Amazon shoppers can’t get enough of the “miracle in a jar” and with over 19,000 five-star reviews, there’s a reason it’s also a bestseller: The non-toxic formula calms inflammation and repairs skin overnight so that you can wake up looking like your best self.

For the cleaning obsessed


Yellow putty might seem like a strange way to clean tough-to-reach dirt and grime, but once you try it for yourself, you’ll become a believer. All you have to do is roll the gel over the area you want to clean, give it a second to pick up the muck, then peel it off the surface and watch as the hard-to-reach dirt comes free. Gross, but also amazing — and with 28,000 devoted fans!

Good to the last drop


Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer

$15$20Save $5

This is a simple gadget — it has an on/off switch and a plug — and keeps your beverage hot from the first sip to the last.

$15 at Amazon

Just sit your mug down on this warmer and your beverage will stay consistently toasty. The Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer boasts an indicator light telling you when your drink is hot — it takes less than two minutes to do its thing! Even better, it has a nice long cord, easily wipes clean and is tiny enough to travel with. With smart details like this, it’s easy to see why more than 31,000 shoppers are fans of the gadget with many saying it makes a great gift.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

More Holiday Gift Ideas

We’ve got your holiday shopping list covered with fantastic gift ideas for everyone on your list. You’ll find expert picks on the best tech gifts on Engadget, the best gift ideas for car lovers at Autoblog, gifts for the young (and young at heart) at In the Know, and picks for just about everyone else on your list (moms, dads, teens, nurses, you name it!) in Yahoo’s holiday gift ideas section. On AOL, you’ll find for gift ideas for seniors shopping for moms, dads, teens and toddlers.

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