Here it is, the final entry in my series on affordable stocking stuffers. So you’re really on a budget for your holiday shopping or maybe you need to get a big bang for your buck because you have to get gifts for so many family members. Whatever the reason, there’s nothing to fear! There’s plenty of cheap and affordable stocking stuffers available. For this post, I’m rounding up some of the best low-priced stocking stuffers and gifts. These are also perfect if you need to get something for everyone at the office or have a classroom of kids to put together gifts for. We have options for stocking stuffers under $5, $2, and even $1!
For many of these stocking stuffers, the low price comes because you’re buying them in packs or lots. Most of these items are grouped by the price per item, not the overall price for each order.
Stockings Stuffers Under $5
Spider Grip Smartphone Holder
I love practical stocking stuffers because I know the giftee will get a lot of use out of them. This is perfect for any smartphone owner. Unlike most phone and tablet holders, this one is universal and fits any size phone. It has four flexible legs (just like a spider) which can be folded in a variety of ways. They can hold up a phone or tablet on a table or even mount your phone in the car while you’re traveling or on your bike while you ride. I think I may have to order one of these for myself this year…
If you really want to get into the Christmas season, this is a great stocking stuffer under $5. This is a set of 6 Christmas themed crayons. These crayons are handmade by Etsy seller CharsFunCrayons from non-toxic wax and recommended for ages 3 and up. The holiday-themed shapes include Santa, Snowmen, Christmas trees, presents, and stockings.
Star Wars Millenium Falcon Bottle Opener
If you have a Star Wars fan on your Holiday shopping list, then this is the perfect stocking stuffer for them. Made of solid metal, this bottle opener is in the shape of the famous spaceship, the Millenium Falcon. Perfect for popping over beer bottles and classic soda bottles, this is a fun and practical gift.
Add some festive scents to anywhere at anytime with these Christmas Sprays. Handmade by EOcreationz, they offer 2 oz bottles of festive holiday scents. They offer 12 different scents to choose from, including Peppermint Stick, Dashing Through the pines, Gingerbread Cookies, and Vanilla Spice. These are perfectly sized and priced for anyone’s stocking.
Beer Can Christmas Cozy
Got that guy in your life who is impossible to shop for? Well, if he enjoys a nice beer, he’ll appreciate this fun and festive stocking stuffer. Featuring an illustration of Santa enjoying a cold one, it says “It’s the Most Wonderful Time for a Beer.” Festive, fun, and functional!
Available in black or white with red or black print.
Want a joke gift or have you always dreamed of giving someone a lump of coal in their stocking? Now you can do it and not feel bad about it with these chocolate candy coal bags. Comes with 10 pieces of chocolate wrapped in black foil so they look like lumps of coal.
Dinosaur Fossil Dig
This is a great gift for any kid who is fascinated with rocks, fossils, and dinosaurs. It comes as a solid block of sand with a tool and brush. Your child then excavates a 3″ fossil and they can display their discovery with the included stand.
For kids 3 years of age and older.
I feel like this classic toy is even more fun during this time where smartphones and tablets seem to dominate kids’ playtime. There’s a lot of fun to be had with a classic metal slinky. There’s many experiments to make it walk, including the famous down the stairs one. This will get your kids away from their screen for at least a little while.
Stockings Stuffers Under $2
I feel like this is an essential stocking stuffer that a kid should get at least once in their life. When I was a kid, I went bonkers over the Silly Putty in my stocking. I was sticking that to everything, molding it, and using it with newspaper to pick up the print. Plus it’s the perfect size for a stocking.
Comes in a pack of 6.
Nose Pencil Sharpeners
This is another great stocking stuffer for school-aged kids. This item is exactly what you think: a novelty pencil sharpener in the shape of the nose. And as you’d expect, you have to insert your pencil into the nose to sharpen it.
Comes in a pack of 3.
Claw Back Scratcher
This is one gadget that some people don’t fully appreciate until you need it. You know those moments when you get that itch right in the center of your back where you can’t reach? The claw solves that. It’s a back scratcher with a telescopic handle to help you get those hard to reach places. The end features a bear claw shaped scratcher, perfect for itch relief.
Barrel Of Black Slime
Slime is popular with kids and teens these days, and this one is pretty cool. Packaged in a barrel with “CAUTION” printed all over it, inside is a black slime perfect for squeezing, oozing, and all other slime related activities.
Comes with 6 barrels. Recommended for kids age 5 and up.
Stockings Stuffers Under $1
Neon Multi-Color Pen
This is the kind of fun gift I think all ages will enjoy, but it’s especially fun for kids and teens. These neon pens feature 10 different ink colors, so you can write in whatever color matches your mood.
Comes in a set of 24, perfectly priced if you’re looking for stocking stuffers under $1.
Brain Teaser Puzzle Balls
I had a bunch of these as a kid and I absolutely loved them. These little balls are actually mind-teaser puzzles. The first challenge is getting them apart and then you have the challenge of getting them back together. These are fun and perfectly sized for a Christmas stocking.
Comes in packs of 12 with 4 different puzzles.
Reusable Shopping Bags
If you’re looking for a practical gift anyone will appreciate, this is a great and cheap stocking stuffer. Many cities have banned plastic grocery bags or now charge a fee every time you use one. This is an eco-friendly alternative that helps save money. These cloth shopping bags actually collapse into a little strawberry shape, so they’re perfect to toss in a purse, backpack, or even the car so they have a shopping bag available whenever they need one.
Comes in a set of 10.
Bottle Opener Ring
This is the kind of goofy and fun gift people won’t buy for themselves, but they’ll really appreciate it when they get it. What looks like a normal ring is actually a hidden bottle opener. This is perfect for traveling, camping, or just enjoying a few cold ones in the backyard. Get it for the guy in your life who likes to enjoy a beer while he grills.
Flashlight Key Chains
This is a great stocking stuffer for kids. These little keychains are actually working flashlights. They’re perfect to have on hand for low light situations and safety walking at night. Plus, the colors are fun.
Comes in a set of 12. Batteries included.
Flying Gliders Airplanes
This is a fun stocking stuffer under $1 for kids. These gliders are little airplanes that you can toss in the air and they glide like they’re flying. They come in pieces for your child to put together like they’re building the plane themselves. These gliders are fun and great to play with indoors or outside. Maybe even the adults will want to get in on the action.
Comes in a pack of 6. For ages 3 and up.
Emoji Stress Balls
This is another fun and practical stocking stuffer that’s perfect for all ages. These little yellow stress balls are perfectly sized for squeezing and they also feature well-known emoji faces. Great for general play or also good for office workers who need to stretch and exercise tired hands and forearms.
Comes in a pack of 12.
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