45 Small Stocking Stuffers That Will Make a Big Impression This Holiday Season

Small Stocking Stuffer Gifts

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Many would agree that rummaging through your Christmas stocking is one of the most exciting parts of Christmas morning. Hung by the fireplace or at the end of your bed, the tradition of filling an empty sock-shaped bag full of surprises originates from the life of Saint Nicholas. Legend has it that the Christian bishop wanted to help an old man in poverty, by secretly throwing bags of gold coins directly into his daughters’ stockings while they were hanging up to dry by the fireplace. This led to the custom of children hanging stockings or putting out shoes, eagerly awaiting gifts from Saint Nicholas.

The stories of Saint Nicholas’ secret gift-giving later influenced the modern Christmas Eve traditions of Santa Claus. Today, many children (and adults) are still leaving out their stockings in the hopes of finding them filled with all sorts of tiny treats by morning. After all, good things come in small packages.

If you’re looking for unique stocking fillers for your loved ones, this gift guide includes something for everyone on your list. Whether you're shopping for kids, teens, best friends, moms, or grandparents, our collection of products is sure to please.

Some of the best stocking stuffers combine practicality with whimsy. For example, if you're shopping for artists, we’ve included the Viviva Colorsheets—a portable booklet of watercolor paint sheets. Similarly, crafters will enjoy working on this hedgehog needle felting project.

Other little gifts to consider are bath and beauty products. If the recipient could use a little relaxing, then consider adding some geode bath bombs to their stocking. Or, if their vanity needs some refreshing, a set of moisturizing lip balms and French hand creams could be much appreciated.

Or, if you want to stay away from physical gifts, and prefer to give an experience, then check out our selection of online classes. My Modern Met Academy offers courses in illustration, painting, photography, and more.

Scroll down to see all of our stocking stuffer ideas.

Looking for creative stocking stuffers? Check out our selection of 45 small gift ideas that are sure to make a big impression.

Bath & Beauty


Geode Bath Bombs


French Hand Cream Set


Jade Face Roller

Face Roller

BAIMEI | $14.99


Bear Face Wash Headband


Set of 3 Lip Balms

Lip Balm Set

Maybelline | $10.17


Arts & Crafts


Small Leather Pouch Kit


Solar Photography Kit

Stocking Stuffers Christmas Stocking Gifts

UncommonGoods | $14.95


Embroidery Stitch Sampler


Portable Watercolor Paint Sheets


Hedgehog Needle Felting Kit


Rainbow Pencils


Unique Accessories


Space Time Hourglass Necklace with Meteorite Dust


Cubist Earrings


Never Give Up Necklace


Color Wheel Pendant Necklace


Animal Temporary Tattoos

Animal Temporary Tattoos

Tattly | $15


Vincat van Gogh Enamel Pin

Vincat Van Gogh Enamel Pin

Nia Gould | $12.50


Abstract Portrait Ring Cone

Ceramic Ring Cones

Muddy Heart | $53.12


Rainbow Sloths Enamel Pins

Sloth Enamel Pins

Surfing Sloth | $11.28


Toys & Games


Frida Kahlo Action Figure


“Art Genius” Playing Cards


Yoga Joes: Series 1 Figurines

Stocking Stuffers Christmas Stocking Gifts

Brogamats | $25


Small Wooden Cat Pile Game

Stocking Stuffers Christmas Stocking Gifts

Comma | $20


Lollipopter Kinetic Toy


Cubebot Multicolored Wood

Cubebot Multi

David Weeks | from $9


Wooden Snake Block Toy


Mindfulness Cards


Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle

Klutz | $11.93


Useful Products


Animal Multi Tool


Cat Head Air Freshener


Wearable Nail Polish Bottle Holder

Nail Polish Holder

Tweexy | $9.99


Monstera Leaf Coasters 


Balloon Dog Phone Stand

Balloon Dog Phone Holder

Case-Mate | $9.99


Sheep and Sheep Dog Wool Dryer Balls


Quote Pencil Bag


Mini Cactus and Green Circle Planter


Baby Nessie Tea Infuser

Baby Nessie Tea Infuser

OTOTO | $14


Artist Page Flags Set


Bull Bottle Stopper


Modern Coasters


Tiny Plant Bookmarks

Plant Bookmark

YKING | $5.99


Van Gogh Irises Candle

Van Gogh Candle

Flatyz | $17.95


Aladdin Sane Keychain

Aladdin Sane Keychain

Sketch.inc | $25.95


Cat Butt Push Pins


Online Classes

Portrait Drawing for Beginners: Learn How to Draw Anyone You’d Like | My Modern Met Academy: Learn to draw facial features, characters, and people! In bite-sized lessons, this portrait drawing course will break down one of the most complex subjects, the human face, into something simple and approachable.

Architectural Illustration for Everyone: Draw Buildings in Ink and Colored Pencil | My Modern Met Academy: Master the art of architectural illustration with this course by Demi Lang. She'll take you step-by-step through her incredible process of drawing buildings using ink and colored pencil.

Animal Portraits in Colored Inks: Tell a Visual Story That Conveys Emotion | My Modern Met Academy: Explore ways to add emotion and personality to your artwork by using colored inks. In bite-sized lessons, this expressive illustration course will guide you through creating your own animal portrait from start to finish.

Crochet Crash Course: Fiesta Fringe Bag | My Modern Met: Have some crafty fun when you fashion this fringy bag. New to crochet? No problem! You'll learn how to create the bag from start to finish.

Beyond Bouquets: Turning Pressed Flowers Into One-of-a-Kind Art | My Modern Met Academy: In this class, you'll learn how to press a variety of flowers and transform the blooms into stunning, one-of-a-kind botanical art.

Introduction to Pet Photography: Capture the Spirit of Your Furry Friend | My Modern Met Academy: Learn how to take a soulful portrait of your dog in a studio setting with the help of a renowned pet photographer.


This article has been edited and updated. 

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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