101 Cheap Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Introduction

We're chugging along in my stocking stuffer series!

These gift guides cover everybody from babies to grandparents. Today's collection of cheap stocking stuffers is no exception. In this post, I've got over 100 cheap stocking stuffers for every member of the family. Everything on this list (as of publish time) is under $10.

It's so easy to buy stocking stuffers that friends & family will love without break the bank. Even on a budget, you can wow any family member on Christmas morning!

In this list, I've compiled over 100 stocking stuffers for every member of the family. As of this publishing date of 2022, every single thing on this list is $10 or under. (Please let me know if that changes – I'll be glad to update the list as needed).

Best Stores for Cheap Stocking Stuffers

You'll find that these cheap stocking stuffer ideas come from a variety of places. Most of the stores included in this list have some kind of free shipping. I didn't want shipping costs to make your stocking stuffers even more expensive. So, I chose stores that provide quick and cheap shipping options this holiday season. You can the individual websites for details. Off the top of my head, I know that Nordstrom, Target, and Amazon all have some kind of free shipping available!

If shopping in person, there are many other resources for cheap stocking stuffers. Those include: dollar stores, Target dollar spot, and Walmart clearance sections. Walmart tends to put overstock items on clearance often. Sometimes, they even put seasonal items on clearance during that season! No matter your Christmas budget, there are many options for stockings. You don't have to limit your stocking stuffers to candy!

If you can't buy it, make it!

At the bottom, check out the section of DIY gift ideas. I get a lot of requests for super inexpensive gift options too, and DIY is about as cheap as it gets. I'm not a huge gift DIYer, but sometimes those little things can make the most impact.

Especially around the holidays, people love seeing the thought that goes into a gift! Make a unique gift that is a conversation starter and ultra cost-effective.

101 Cheap Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Let's take a look at over 100 inexpensive stocking stuffers for men, women, and children!

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Inexpensive Ideas For Babies

  1. Cutlery Set
  2. Teethe-eez Teether – This was one of my kids' favorite teethers when they were babies.
  3. Cloth Developmental Book
  4. Headbands
  5. Disposable Placemats – Great to have in a diaper bag for restaurant visits.
  6. Bath Book – These books are waterproof and float in a bath, making bath time into reading time!
  7. Sassy Wonder Wheel
  8. Fingertip Toothbrush – This is a great way to start the routine of brushing teeth. It also eases teething gums.
  9. Nasal Aspirator
  10. Baby Food Jars
  11. Gel Teether Keys
  12. Teething Pacifier
  13. Tush Swiper – Apply diaper cream without having to use your hands.
  14. Baby Banana Training Toothbrush – Another great way to start the routine of teeth brushing.
  15. White Hot Safety Duck – A parent favorite; test the temperature of bath water before putting a baby in.

Cheap Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Toddlers

  1. Crayola Doodle Board – Wonderful for car trips or long waits.
  2. Funny Faces Santa Claus – Cute Christmas-themed book
  3. Bubble Bath
  4. Fishin' Bath Toy – One of our family's favorite toys ever!
  5. Mini Coloring Books
  6. Touch and Feel Flash Cards – This is a great developmental tool that integrates both textures and colors.
  7. Fresh Food Feeders – If your toddler is starting to eat solids, put fruits or veggies in these feeders. This helps begin exposure to certain foods.
  8. Night Light
  9. Board Books
  10. Munchkin Bath Falls – This is such a fun bath toy!
  11. Foam Bath Letters and Numbers – This is another family favorite. These foam letters & numbers stick to bathtub walls and float.
  12. Finger Crayons
  13. Bath Crayons
  14. Sidewalk Chalk Holder – Prevent those little hands from being covered in chalk.
  15. Bubbles

For Kids

  1. Markers
  2. Play Doh
  3. Glow-in-the-Dark Glue
  4. Cool Food Maker – This is a gadget for aspiring chefs.
  5. Scratch Art Kit
  6. Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids
  7. Mini Bible
  8. Playfoam Pals
  9. Fast Food Gift Cards
  10. World's Smallest Etch a Sketch
  11. Stickers
  12. Uno Card Game
  13. Dollar Store Toys
  14. Nerf Darts
  15. Jell-O Slime Kit – Let your child make edible slime!
  16. Wacky Tracks – Wonderful fidget toy for kids with busy hands and brains.

Cheap Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Teens

  1. Holographic Chunky Glitter Set
  2. Bacon Bandages
  3. 3-Minute Devotions for Guys
  4. Washi Tape
  5. Cube Puzzle
  6. Hair Chalk – These combs let you easily apply temporary hair color.
  7. Magazine
  8. Crazy Pen
  9. Maze Money Box – This one is a great way to give money to kids & teens.
  10. Emergency Alarm Keychain – Useful safety tool for young drivers.
  11. Bath Bombs
  12. Colored Pencils
  13. The Complete Cookbook For Young Chefs
  14. Tweexy – This is a nail polish holder ring. Very useful!
  15. Smencils
  16. Life Skills for Teens – I think every teenager should have this one. Lots of useful tips and lessons.

Cheap Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Him

  1. Cinnamon Flavored Toothpicks
  2. Caffeinated Shaving Cream
  3. Burger Press – Great for those grillers in your life.
  4. Men's Helper Multi Tool – This stainless steel, credit card-sized gadget is a bottle opener, screwdriver, ruler, and lots more. It's so useful!
  5. Mini Blender Bottle – If your guy loves protein shakes or mixing supplements, this is an essential.
  6. Launch Pad Golf Tee
  7. Bottle Opener
  8. Milk Frother – Great for those coffee fans.
  9. Beard Brush & Comb Set
  10. Cut Resistant Gloves
  11. Beard Catcher – As of the wife of a man with a beard, let me sing the praises of this cape. 🙂 Keeps sinks and countertops clean and free of hair.
  12. Dad Jokes Book
  13. Sneaker Balls – This helps deodorize those stinky shoes!
  14. Dude Wipes
  15. Eyeglass Repair Kit

Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers For Women

  1. Tea Sampler
  2. Lip Gloss Ornament
  3. Glass Nail File – This is a nail care treat – you won't realize how much you love it until you use it!
  4. Jewelry Organizer
  5. Foot Mask
  6. Shower Steamers
  7. Car Oil Diffuser
  8. Cell Phone Armband – Great for athletic women.
  9. Drinking Buddies – Hilarious way to label drinks with friends.
  10. Makeup Sponges
  11. Purse Organizer
  12. Self Grip Rollers
  13. Nail Polish
  14. Blue Light Blocking Glasses – Great for women who work on computers
  15. Cozy Socks
  16. Stuff Every Wine Snob Should Know
  17. Barrel Cosmetic Bag – Really convenient, compact way to store makeup

Cheap DIY Ideas

  1. Homemade Jarred Jelly/Salsa
  2. Microwave Heat Pack
  3. Book of Coupons for Chores/Babysitting/etc.
  4. Homemade Crayons – Kids would love crayons in the shape of letters or favorite characters
  5. DIY Body Scrub
  6. Framed Picture
  7. Mod Podge Picture Coasters – Very personal craft that's perfect for grandparents!

Merry Christmas and happy holiday shopping! I hope you get lots of use out of these ideas this holiday season. I'll be back tomorrow with yet another post in this series. It will be a list of unique stocking stuffer ideas that you guys will love.

Check out a few more of my other stocking stuffer posts below…

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This list of over 100 cheap stocking stuffers has lots of ideas for babies, toddlers, adult men, women, teens, and kids (girls & boys). There's even a section of small, inexpensive DIY gifts!
Over 100 cheap stocking stuffer ideas

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5 Comments

  1. Veronica Lee says:

    Great ideas! I pinned this!

  2. Dee | Grammy's Grid says:

    Lots of ideas you have there!!

  3. What a fantastic list full of great ideas to get inspiration X #anythinggoes

  4. frugal hausfrau says:

    As a grandma with all my grandbabies in a diff location i sometimes feel out of touch with what exactly to get for the different age groups. I love that you broke it down like this and am keeping this handy for when I do my shopping!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday!

    Mollie

  5. Zachery Basse says:

    This site was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something that helped me. Cheers!|