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

Various Small Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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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 make the perfect gift 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 to make for a great gift.

We’ve found a selection of gifts that are either small in size, small in price tag, or both. All have a creative bend to them, like the floral embroidery high-quality temporary tattoo set that treats the recipient to self-expression and play while doing something daring. Another product we like is an embroidery kit that's perfect for someone who enjoys sewing and loves hedgehogs. 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 unique gift 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


Embroidery Temporary Tattoo Set

Floral Embroidery Temporary Tattoo Set

TATTLY | $15


Einar Unicorn Candle

Einar Unicorn Candle

54Celcius | $39


René Mogritte Enamel Pin

Niaski Magritte Pin

Niaski | $12.50


Splatypus Jar Scraper

Splatypus Jar Scraper

OTOTO | $14.95


Van Gogh Action Figure


Four-Leaf Clover in a Bottle


Letter Tile Keyring With Heart Embellishment


Dog Stacking Game

Wooden Dog-Shaped Stacking Game

COMMA | $20


Rainbow Pencils


Viviva Colorsheets


TriceraTACO Taco Holder

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

KidFunwares | $14.99


Uni-Posca Paint Marker Pen (Set of 15)

Uni Posca Markers

Posca | $28.85


Bartender Glasses for Cocktails (Set of 4)


Hedgehog Embroidery Kit


Cactus Candle Tea Lights

Office Gift Ideas Small Gifts Stocking Stuffers

Ornerx | $9.37


David Attenborough Pocket Activity Book

Pocket RGB Wisdom

Hardie Grant | $9.99


Peace and Love Earrings


Color Wheel Pendant Necklace


Yoga Joes

Small Gift Ideas



Personalized Charger Cable Name Tag for Devices


Frida Kahlo Keychain

Frida Kahlo Keychain

sketch.inc | $25.95


Siamese Cat Mini Planter


Childhood Reusable Tote Bag

Childhood Tote bag

LOQI | $17.50


Brief History of Art Mug


Handmade Mini Self-Care Spa Gift Set


Great Masters Page Flags


Mini Waffle Maker Machine

Small Gift Ideas

DASH | from $9.95


Animal Multi Tool


‘Yayoi Toesama' Socks

Yayoi Kusama Socks

Chatty Feet | $12.50


Optic Table Tiles


Glass Water Bottle with Silicone Sleeve

Glass Water Bottle with Silicone

KIVY | $19.90


Travel Wallet

Black Travel Wallet

Melsbrinna | $13.99


Creativity Cards for Self-Care & Relaxation

Mindfulness Card Set

Eccolo | $16.22


Art Genius Playing Cards


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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