This list of stocking stuffers for teens & tweens has the best ideas for both boy and girl teenagers in 2023! Find over 100 small gifts sorted by interest. Cool, cheap ideas that are great Christmas gifts for teen family and friends.
A few years ago, I published the original version of 101 stocking stuffers for teens & tweens. As most of you regular readers know, I try to keep these stocking stuffer gift guides fresh by updating them every year.
For 2023, I thought I'd share a new and improved version of this post. Below, you'll see some cool, fun stocking stuffer ideas for teens in your life.
What are good stocking stuffers for teens?
I'm a big fan of combining practical ideas & gifts from a teen's different interests in their Christmas stocking. Find 2-3 really fun small gifts, pair them with one or two practical items that they need, and fill the rest with candy. Check, done! ✅
I have to admit, this stocking stuffer idea list was one of the more difficult ones I've had to do over the years. Our family's children, grandchildren, and cousins are getting into the teen stage. They can be difficult to shop for!
So, I did a little bit of research (and a WHOLE lot of browsing my favorite shopping sites). I was able to come up with over 100 cool stocking stuffer ideas for teens & tweens in your life.
How to Use This Gift Guide
In this list, you'll get great stocking stuffers for both teen boys and teen girls. These groups' interests kind of start merging around this stage of life. Because of that, I didn't think it would make sense to divide it by gender.
Instead, I separated each category in this list by interest. You can personalize your stocking stuffer shopping to your teen's favorite things.
As mentioned above, think about what your teen loves. Find 2-3 items on this list that fit their interests. Add in a necessity or two (bonus points if you were going to have to buy it anyway), add some candy, and call it a day. No need to go overboard!
Let's get going - here's my list of the best stocking stuffer ideas for teens & tweens!
101 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teens & Tweens
Stocking Stuffers For an Artist
- Washi Tape
- Liquid Chalk
- Inkjoy Gel Pens - These are the best pens I've ever used. They come in lots of colors and work incredibly well!
- Hot Glue Gun Finger Caps - Keep those fingertips burn-free!
- 'I Arted' Shirt
- Scrapbook Scissors - Cut paper edges into lots of different shapes and patterns.
- Mod Podge - An essential crafting supply.
- Glitter Hot Glue Sticks
- Chalkboard Tape - Stick this tape and write on it with chalk, just like a chalkboard!
- Geometric Art Spiral Tool
- Calligraphy Pen
- Color Wheel Magnets
- Pocketed Artist's Apron
- Mini Easel
Great Gifts For a Teen Techie
- Selfie Stick - Attaches to any phone for easy selfies.
- Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
- Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger
- Headphone Audio Splitter - This splitter allows the user to share their headphones with another device.
- Smart Color-Changing Light Bulb
- Bluetooth Beanie - Play your favorite Bluetooth music from inside of your hat!
- Mini Pocket Drone
- Water Resistant Phone Case
- Ocean Wave Light Projector
- Lock Socket - Keeps the rest of the home from stealing your charger.
- Earbud Nest - Great way to organize earbuds and cords.
For a Chef/Food Lover
- Kitchen Apron
- Master Chef Junior Cookbook
- Marshmallow Roasting Sticks
- Chicken Infuser
- Microwave Popcorn Popper - Use this tool to pop kernels in the microwave
- Egg Mold Set - Make hard-boiled eggs into fun shapes!
- Pie Press - Great tool for forming mini hand pies.
- GarlicZoom - Simple garlic chopper for the kitchen
- Cake Shapers - This lets the cook a cake in any shape they would like.
- Egg Beater Whisk
- 1000 Foods to Eat Before You Die
- Personalized Steak Brander
- 'Foodie Fight' Trivia Game
Stocking Stuffer Ideas For a Tween Beauty Guru
- Mascara - This mascara is incredible and so inexpensive!
- Mac Prep + Prime Spray
- Curling Wand
- Lip and Cheek Blush Stick - Simple makeup tool for a minimal makeup look
- Small Eyeshadow Palette (like Naked 2 Basics)
- Wet Brush - The best brush I've ever used. My go-to!
- Hair Dryer Diffuser
- Makeup Brush Cleaning Mat - It's great to start the habit of cleaning makeup brushes early.
- Acrylic Makeup Organizer
- Hand Mask
- Nail Art Set
- Funny Sleep Mask
- Beauty Blender - In my opinion, this is the best makeup sponge out there!
- 'Purity Made Simple' Cleansing Cloths
- Leave-In Conditioner - My ride-or-die leave-in. Smells great and works like a charm to detangle and condition.
- Flavored Lip Balm
- Blush Palette
- Spiral Hair Ties - Unique ponytail holder that prevents tangles and breakage
- Tweezers - This set of tweezers has been my favorite for years!
- Egg White Pore Mask
- Philosophy Seasonal Favorites - Fun holiday scents of a really quality brand of shower gels
- Blotterazzi - Oil blotting towels for your face
- Hair Chalk - Great way to try out hair colors without making them permanent.
- Aquis Flip Hair Drying Tool - Easy way to dry hair after a shower
- Nail Care Set
- Facial Water Spray
- Loose Glitter
- Color Removal Sponge - Another great tool for cleaning makeup brushes
Stocking Stuffers For a Book Worm
- Hands-Free Reading Light - Attach to your neck for late-night reading
- Finger Point Bookmarks - Keep track of the exact space you stopped reading
- Kindle Cover
- Favorite Book
- Thumb Thing - Use your thumb to easily hold books open while reading
- Journaling Pens
- Novel Teas - Fun teas with literary names
- "Shh I'm Reading" Socks
Small Gift Ideas for a Sports/Health Nut
- Infuser Water Bottle - This bottle allows you to infuse water with fruits, herbs, etc.
- Phone Armband - Great for runners or outdoor sportsmen. Attach your phone to your arm!
- Resistance Band Set - Wonderful way to weight train with limited resources.
- Desktop Basketball Game
- Shaker Bottle
- Fitness tracker
- Hype Buzzer - This is a cute gag gift for teens. Encourage hype when needed!
- Jump Rope
- Sports Soap - Knock out even the worst body odor after the gym.
- Hibbet Sports Gift Card
- Core Sliders - Another great way to train ab muscles with limited weights.
- Hand Grips
- Compression Socks
- Sports Laces - Keep shoelaces from getting in the way of a great workout!
There you have it - over 100 great ideas when buying stocking stuffers for teens this holiday season. I'm wishing a very Merry Christmas to the shoppers out there! I hope this list helps take a little bit of the load off of Santa this holiday season. 😉
Tip: Turn stocking stuffers into small gifts!
These teen stocking stuffer ideas are also great small gift ideas. Many times, teenagers need small gifts for their friends. This list is the perfect inspiration for that kind of gift-giving! This would also be great for more distant family members or even when packing a gift basket.
Give these as small gifts this holiday season. Any teenager would love to receive these on Christmas morning! For you last-minute shoppers, I tried to include as many “fast shipping” items as possible. Most of these are from Amazon, Target, Walmart, etc. so you can shop right up until zero hour.
Take a peek at a few of my other stocking stuffer lists below...