31 Creative Small Gifts That Will Make a Big Impact This Holiday Season

Small Gifts

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As the holidays draw near, there’s usually a major focus on big-ticket gift times. But what about the smaller products that you need to buy? They’re perfect for stocking stuffers, secret Santas, or office gifts for that special cubicle buddy. These purchases don’t have to be extravagant or expensive; they just need to show that you put some thought into picking them out.

We’ve found a selection of gifts that are either small in size, small in price, or both. All have a creative bend to them, like a Stranger Things candle holder that's a subversive twist on conventional decor. Another product we like is an embroidery kit that's perfect for someone who enjoys sewing and loves llamas. These items are certainly quirky, but they're sure to make your recipient's life a little brighter—just as gift-giving should be.

So whether you need secret Santa gifts, stocking stuffer ideas, or a great office gift, check out our entire list below. For even more shopping ideas, we’ve got a whole category dedicated to creative products.

Looking for Secret Santa gifts? Stocking stuffer ideas? Check out our pick of small gift ideas below!


Baby Nessie Tea Infuser

Office Gift Ideas Small Gifts Stocking Stuffers

OTOTO | $14


Tealight Cacti & Succulent Candles

Cacti and Succulent Candles

Zoet Candles | $12.95


Wooden Snake Puzzle Toy


Cat Butt Magnets


Monstera Leaf Zipper Pouch


Van Gogh Action Figure


Four-Leaf Clover in a Bottle


Letter Tile Keyring With Heart Embellishment


Cat Stacking Game

Small Gift Ideas Office Gift Ideas Small Gifts Stocking Stuffers

Comma | $20


Rainbow Pencils


Viviva Colorsheets


TriceraTACO Taco Holder

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

KidFunwares | $19.99


Uni-Posca Paint Marker Pen

Uni Posca Markers

Uni Posca | $69.98


Music Box Kit


Wolf Embroidery Kit


Cactus Candle Tea Lights

Office Gift Ideas Small Gifts Stocking Stuffers

Ornerx | $7.99


David Attenborough Activity Book

Pocket RGB Wisdom

Hardie Grant | $9.99


Mindfulness Cards


Color Wheel Pendant


Yoga Joes

Small Gift Ideas



Personalized Charger Cable Name Tag


Portrait of the Artist as a Young Cat Book

Portrait of an Artist as a Young Cat

Nia Gould | $16.95


Siamese Cat Mini Planter


Llama Embroidery Kit


Bob Ross Mug


Handmade Mini Spa Gift Set


Great Masters Page Flags


Mini Waffle Maker Machine

Small Gift Ideas

DASH | from $18.44


Animal Multi Tool


Medusa Socks

Medusa Socks

Curator Socks | $14.25


The Kiss Candle

The Kiss Candle

Flatyz | $17.95


This article has been edited and updated.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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