Easy Stocking Stuffers
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75 Stocking Stuffers They'll Actually Use

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Easy Stocking Stuffers
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Easy Stocking Stuffers

On top of holiday shopping this year? Prepared shoppers likely have a long list of what to buy, but stocking stuffers are often forgotten until the last minute, when useless items — often marked-up for just this reason — are grabbed in the checkout line out of desperation. Don't end up with gifts no one really wants by making that money-wasting mistake. Here's a list of stocking stuffer ideas that may not be as fun as a bit-coding robot but won't trash the budget or end up in the trash. Looking for more gift ideas? Check out Cheapism's comprehensive list of Unique Gift Ideas.

Tile Mate Tracker
Amazon

Tile Sport Tracker

Buy on  $24.95  $24.91

Price: $19 from Amazon
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If they’re always tearing up their house in search of their keys, purse, or other important items, Tile Sport is perfect. These waterproof Bluetooth trackers have a range of up to 200 feet. Use the Tile app to ring any lost item with a tracker. Lost their phone? Pressing a button on any Tile forces it to ring, even when it's on silent.

Slinky
Target

The Original Slinky

Buy on Target  $3.39

Price: $3 from Target
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Some toys are so timeless they never need to be updated, rebooted, or made over to stay in style forever. An American-made original, the Slinky literally never gets old, and if you've got a kid on your shopping list — and if that kid has access to a staircase — you've got the perfect stocking stuffer.

Related: 56 Gifts That Are Made in America

Travel Mug
Target

Contigo Travel Mug

Buy on Target  

Price: $15 from Target
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If practicality is the goal, you can't do much better than keeping cold things cold and hot things hot. That's exactly what this mug does. Stainless steel with a 16-ounce capacity, it's got you covered no matter what you're sipping.

Google Chromecast 3rd Gen
Walmart

Google Chromecast

Buy on Walmart  $35

Price: $25 from Walmart
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Give someone you care about the gift of a connected TV and streaming video with Google Chromecast. Simple and cheap compared to many of its pricier rivals, Chromecast packs a digital punch without busting the bank.

WowWee Baby Shark Song Puppet
Amazon

WowWee Baby Shark Song Puppet

Buy on  $14.88  $19.99

Price: $15 from Amazon
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Be the hero in your favorite toddler's life by gifting this plush puppet that plays the "Baby Shark" song (doo doo doo doo doo doo). The tempo slows or speeds up depending on how fast you move the mouth.

Soundbot Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Amazon

Soundbot Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Buy on  $14.99

Price: $15 from Amazon
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A great gift for friends who like to take the party anywhere, this waterproof speaker has universal compatibility, a built-in mic, and high-definition Bluetooth wireless connectivity.

Exploding Kittens Card Game
Amazon
Buy Movie Tickets in Bulk
Bjs.com

Movie Tickets

Price: $21 from Sam's Club
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A movie pass to a nearby theater chain is another good gift to buy in bulk from a warehouse club such as Sam's Club, where members can get a two-pack of AMC "black" movie tickets (they're good anytime and never expire) for $21. The ticketing site Fandango charges a $2 fee to send a physical gift card (and some "convenience" fees may follow), but a printout of the fee-free email version also fits nicely in a stocking.

Burberry Classic Eau de Parfum for Women
Walmart

Burberry Classic Eau de Parfum for Women

Buy on Walmart  $39.95

Price: $40 from Walmart
Buy It
She doesn't need to know where you got this designer fragrance with notes of fresh fruit, flowers, sandalwood, and cedar — and she may not believe you anyway. It's still close to $100 on Amazon.

Rubix's Cube
Amazon

Hasbro Gaming Rubik's Cube

Buy on  $4.16  $11.99

Price: $4 from Amazon
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Train your mind while you look for the one answer that is correct on this classic 3x3 Rubik’s Cube. Twist it, turn it, try again. Rubik’s Cubes teach spatial intelligence, problem-solving logic, memory, focus, and above all, patience!

Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes
Amazon

Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes

Buy on  $6.22  $7.99

Price: $8 from Amazon
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People have been stuffing packs of sticky notes into stockings since humans first learned to put glue on little pieces of paper. But you can up your sticky note game with this 125-pack from Amazon. Complete with a wooden stylus, it lets you scribble, jot, and doodle in multi-colored style for just a few dollars.

Badger Sleep Balm
Badgerbalm.com

Badger Sleep Balm

Price: $10 from W.S. Badger Co.
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An ideal stocking stuffer for insomniacs, Badger SleeBalm is a blend of essential oils including bergamot, balsam, and lavender that help speed them off to dreamland naturally. It's made in New Hampshire, certified organic and cruelty-free, too.

Carhartt Watch Hat
Amazon

Carhartt Watch Hat

Buy on  

Price: $15 from Amazon
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You see these hats everywhere because they're just that warm and practical. Made of stretchy acrylic rib-knit fabric, they come in more than 30 colors.

Coffee
Walmart

Eight O'Clock Coffee

Price: $15 from Walmart
Buy It
Are you shopping for a coffee drinker this holiday season? Then you don't have to think too hard about the perfect stocking stuffer — and it doesn't have to be fancy to be good. 

Related: 10 Local Coffee Roasters That Put Starbucks to Shame

Wine Stopper/Pourer
Target

Wine Stopper/Pourer

Buy on Target  $9.99

Price: $10 from Target
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If you know a wine drinker, that person probably doesn't finish every single bottle of wine in one sitting — hopefully. This stainless steel stopper/pourer is sleek yet functional, and easily fits into even the smallest of stockings.

AmazaPens
Amazon

AmazaPens

Buy on  $13.97  $18.49

Price: $14 from Amazon
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Whether it's for the artsy-craftsy person on your shopping list or you're buying for teens who just can't express themselves fully with regular ink, AmazaPens will definitely not go unused. A bright, bold, metallic statement comes with every swipe of this 20-pen set.

Mini Maglite Pro
Amazon

Mini Maglite Pro

Price: $17 from Amazon
Buy it
One of the most well-known flashlight manufacturers, Maglite makes its entire product line in the U.S. The 272-lumen Mini Maglite Pro, crafted from diamond-knurled aluminum, is a great stocking stuffer for anyone who needs a reliable flashlight to stash in a kitchen drawer or glovebox.

Grill Grate Scraper
Amazon

The Grate Grill Scraper

Buy on  $18.81  $23.50

Price: $19 from Amazon
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Christmas doesn't exactly conjure up images of backyard grilling in most of the country, but barbecue season will be here before you know it. When it arrives, whoever's stocking you stuff will be happy you got them the Grate — the universal, non-damaging brass cleaner that works for all gas grills.

HDMI Cables
Best Buy
Burt's Bees Lip Balm
Amazon

Burt's Bees Travel Essentials

Buy on  $9.98  $9.99

Price: $10 from Amazon
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All natural and never tested on animals, this pampering travel kit from Burt's Bees contains cleansing cream, body lotion, hand salve, foot cream, and lip balm.

Anker Power Core 5000
Amazon

Anker Power Core 5000

Buy on  $18.99

Price: $19 from Amazon
Buy It
If they're not going to text you back, at least make sure they can't use a dead phone as an excuse. A great stocking stuffer, this compact little external battery has enough juice to charge most phones twice.

PrettyCare 3D Sleep Mask
Amazon

PrettyCare 3D Sleep Mask

Buy on  $14.95

Price: $15 from Amazon
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Whether you know a light sleeper, frequent traveler, or someone who has to sleep during the day because of their job, reviewers say this is the sleep mask to get them. It's designed with large cavities that won't put the squeeze on eyes, but the high-density memory foam still effectively blocks light.

Buffway Slim Leather Wallet
Amazon

Buffway Slim Leather Wallet

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Price: $13 from Amazon
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This slender unisex wallet is ideal for any minimalist who wants to get around without worrying about keeping track of a bulky bag. Made of real leather, it comes in more than two dozen colors and is RFID blocking to prevent data skimming and ID theft.

Magnetic Tool Wristband
Amazon

Magnetic Tool Wristband

Buy on  $14.90  $21.99

Price: $15 from Amazon
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When the handyman or woman in your life attaches the Magnelex wrist band, it catches and holds screws, nails, nuts, bolts and anything metal. This way, your favorite DIYer can keep both hands free without holding nails between their lips, which is gross and probably not safe. 

Hiware Stainless Steel Straws
Amazon
Multi-Tool
Home Depot

Stanley Multi-Tool

Buy on HomeDepot  $16.10

Price: $16 from Home Depot
Buy It
The epitome of practical, the multi-tool is what handy people carry around if they can only fit one tool in their pocket or purse. This Stanley 12-in-1 tool, which comes complete with holder, is constructed from stainless steel. Pick one up for the habitual DIYer in your life.

Basu Personal Safety Alarm
Walmart

Basu Personal Safety Alarm

Buy on Walmart  $16.99

Price: $12 from Walmart
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Give the gift of safety with the BASU eAlarm, a tiny but loud personal alarm that can go inside a pocket or hang from a zipper or key ring. The 120-decibel alarm is on par with an ambulance siren, and the included batteries last up to five years.

ThinkGeek Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter
Amazon

ThinkGeek Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter

Buy on  $29.99

Price: $43 from Amazon
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Designed like the U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek, this pizza cutter is a fun gift for the nerd in your life. It's made from laser-etched stainless steel so it's durable, too.

Charcoal Cleansing Sponge
Amazon

Konjac Charcoal Face-Cleansing Sponge

Buy on  $9.95

Price: $9 from Amazon
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Made from bamboo charcoal, the Konjac facial sponge is 100% biodegradable and can be used with or without a cleanser. 

Winter Accessories
Bass Pro Shops

HotHands Hand Warmers

Price: $8 from Bass Pro Shops
Buy It
In many parts of the country, winter arrives in force in December. Thin, air-activated hand-warming packs (there are foot-warmers, too) are cheap to buy in bulk and divide into individual stockings.

Lip Balm
Walmart

Lip Balm

Buy on Walmart  $6.55

Price: $5 from Walmart
Buy It
In the winter, there are two types of people: Those who have chapped lips and those who got lip balm as stocking stuffers. With eos' pomegranate raspberry organic lip balm, you can make sure the person you care about falls into category No. 2. It's 100% natural and contains no petroleum — plus it comes in an awesome little tub.

To see products mentioned in this gift guide and more, visit our gift idea lists on Amazon.

Shacke Pak Packing Cubes
Amazon

Shacke Pak Packing Cubes

Buy on  $22.99

Price: $23 from Amazon
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Keep your favorite traveler more organized with these convenient double-stitched packing cubes, made from water-resistant nylon. A laundry bag is included to keep other clothes smelling fresh.

Travel Sewing Kit
Amazon

Travel Sewing Kit

Buy on  $6.99

Price: $7 from Amazon
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It may not be an obvious item to add to a shopping list, but a travel sewing kit, small enough to slip into a purse or pocket to save the day when a button comes loose or a seam pops, is so practical that it's bound to inspire gratitude.

Chi Flat Iron
Walmart

Chi 1" Flat Iron

Buy on Walmart  $58.45

Price: $53 from Walmart
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Here’s a hot gift, literally. This 1-inch flat iron has ceramic heating plates to tame frizzy tresses and make hair styling a cinch. It’s got an 11-foot swivel cord that’ll stay out of your way while you’re doing your ’do, and a dual-voltage switch so you can bring it along when you travel.

Isotoner Women's Classic Terry Ballerina Slippers
Walmart

Isotoner Women's Classic Terry Ballerina Slippers

Price: $12-$15 from Walmart
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Slip these cozy slippers into her stocking so she can stay warm during chilly weather. The stretch terry cotton and cushioned sole allow a comfy, custom fit.

Flexi Retractable Dog Leash
Walmart

Dog Leash

Buy on Walmart  $16.48

Price: $15 from Walmart
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If someone on your list has a dog, and that dog has a neck and a head, a leash like this 16-foot retractable one for big dogs from Flexi is the perfect stocking stuffer. 

J.R. Liggett's Old-Fashioned Shampoo Bars, 3 ct.
Amazon

J.R. Liggett's Old-Fashioned Shampoo Bars, 3 ct.

Buy on  $21.99  $22.47

Price: $22 from Amazon
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For travelers, toting shampoo bars instead of bottles frees up valuable room in a quart-size bag for other carry-on liquids. These all-natural bars come in three fresh scents, and since they're biodegradable, they're eco-friendly, too.

Digital Tire Gauge
Amazon

Digital Tire Gauge

Buy on  $11.99  $8.79

Price: $12 from Amazon
Buy It
A thing that helps you maintain appropriate tire pressure might not seem like a glamorous gift, but your recipient will thank you every time a tire gets a little droopy and no guesswork is needed to figure out exactly how many PSI are needed to get them out of that dark corner of the gas station by the air pump. 

Related: 12 Popular Gifts for People Who Love Cars

Zippo Hand Warmer
Amazon

Zippo Hand Warmer

Buy on  $10.92  $21.95

Price: $13 from Amazon
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If gloves aren't warm enough, a Zippo hand warmer will really heat things up. He can fill it with lighter fluid, slip it into a pocket, and get up to 12 hours of toasty heat.

Super Wikki Stix
Amazon

Super Wikki Stix

Buy on  $14.89  $19.95

Price: $18 from Amazon
Buy It
Bendable and stickable without any special tools, American-made Wikki Stix are a molding toy made from knitting yarn and non-toxic wax that can be shaped into just about anything. This set includes 48 3-foot neon pieces for mess-free fun.

Ceramic Greek Coffee Cup
Amazon
Magic 8 Ball Classic Fortune-Telling Novelty Toy
Target

Magic 8 Ball

Buy on Target  $6.99

Price: $6 from Target
Buy It 
This classic piece of Americana makes a great, inexpensive gift for a co-worker. "Will the boss let us go home early today?" "Outlook good."

Seatbelt Cutter and Window Breaker
Amazon

Seatbelt Cutter and Window Breaker

Buy on  $16.89

Price: $17 from Amazon
Buy It
This holiday give the gift of preparation with an emergency tool that the stocking stuffees — this is a four-pack, after all — will hopefully never need, but will certainly be glad to have if the situation calls for it. 

Journal or Notepad
Amazon

Journal or Notepad

Price: $2 from Amazon
Buy It
For jotting down notes or making a quick to-do list, a stylish notepad makes a good alternative to a phone or tablet. Give recipients the satisfaction of physically crossing off each item as they go. Look for cover designs that reflect their interests and style — like this Van Gogh notebook for someone who loves art.

Waiters Corkscrew
Amazon

Hicoup Waiter's Corkscrew

Buy on  $10.95

Price: $11 from Amazon
Buy It
There are some impressive electric wine bottle openers on the market, but they're big and bulky. This simple corkscrew is pocket-sized and backed by sommeliers. Looking for a gift to pair with the corkscrew? Here are 50 Great-Tasting Red Wines Under $20.

Blume
Amazon

Skyrocket Blume Doll

Buy on  $9.88  $9.99

Price: $8 from Amazon
Buy It
They’re flower dolls. Just add water to the top of their pots and a Blume doll will bloom, emerging from the pot with a bright floral-themed, beehive hairdo. Each doll has more than 10 surprises including a mini friend, a sticker sheet, and fashion accessories, plus hairstyles and outfits you can mix and match. There are 22 Blume dolls to collect.

Gift Cards
Target

Gift Cards

Buy on Walmart  $300.90

Price: $5 and up from Target
Buy It
In a survey by the National Retail Federation, gift cards have been the No. 1 item on holiday wish lists for 10 years running. Gift cards fit easily in a stocking and usually can be bought in small denominations. For multiple stockings, consider buying in bulk

Credit Card Chip Blocker
Amazon

Credit Card Chip Blocker

Buy on  $10.99  $24.99

Price: $11 from Amazon
Buy It
If you have a credit or debit card, chances are you recently received a new one with a little chip to for extra security. But where there's extra security, there are criminals who figure out new ways to get around it. This RFID chip blocker prevents new-age data thieves from swiping your chip info no matter what kind of device they wield.

Related: 100 Christmas Gifts for $25 or Less

Kitchen Tools
Target
Earbuds
Walmart

Earbuds

Buy on Walmart  $14.33

Price: $7 from Walmart
Buy It
Most people probably have a set of earbuds, but they tend to get lost or broken, so a backup pair is always good to have. One of Cheapism's top picks among cheap headphones is the JVC Gumy in-ear headphones. Prices vary by color.

Phone Case
Amazon

Phone Case

Buy on  

Price: $8-$20 from Amazon
Buy It
Most everyone has some sort of protection on their mobile devices already, but swapping cases can be like switching eyeglasses or nail colors — a fun way to accessorize. One of Cheapism's top picks among cheap iPhone cases is the Incipio NGP, which comes in several color options for the iPhone 8. Cases for newer and older models are available, too.

Mini-Flashlight
Amazon
Jump Rope
Target

Jump Rope

Buy on Target  $4.99

Price: $5 from Target
Buy It
Most New Year's resolutions have something to do with fitness. But instead of splurging on the latest celebrity-endorsed exercise contraption, stuff the stocking of the fitness enthusiast in your life with a tried-and-true adjustable speed rope, which has been whipping athletes of all stripes into shape for generations. 

USB Hub
Amazon

USB Hub

Buy on  $7.99  $12.99

Price: $8 from Amazon
Buy It
Connect all kinds of gadgets crying out for a charge to a computer with a USB hub. These handy accessories come in many sizes and prices. A hub from Sabrent makes one USB 2.0 port into four, each with its own power switch.

Universal Remote
Amazon

Universal Remote

Buy on  $6.99  $9.99

Price: $9 from Amazon
Buy It
When you stuff a stocking with this GE Universal Remote Control, you give the gift of total control over multiple devices. You can upgrade a lucky someone's home theater system with a remote that comes in five different color options.

Daily Planner
Staples

Daily Planner

Price: $16 from Staples
Buy It
Give the gift of organization this year, with a 2020 daily planner and appointment bookfrom Staples.

Screen Cleaning Wipes
Target

Screen Cleaning Wipes

Buy on Target  $2.69

Price: $3 from Target
Buy It
Your friends and loved ones live in the modern world, which means they have screens — probably a whole bunch of them. If they open their stockings and see Innovera screen cleaning wipes, they might not explode with excitement right away, but at some point in the ensuing days, weeks, and months, they'll silently thank you while wiping finger oil sludge off their phones, tablets, and laptops.

To see products mentioned in this gift guide and more, visit our gift idea lists on Amazon.

Measuring Spoons
Walmart

Measuring Cups

Price: $6 from Walmart
Buy It
Score this measuring cup set from Mainstays for the cook on your shopping list. They're made of durable stainless steel and are dishwasher-safe.

Electric Toothbrush
Amazon

Kids' Electric Toothbrush

Buy on  $6.84  $6.85

Price: $7 from Amazon
Buy It
Everyone needs a toothbrush, and electric versions that bring oral hygiene to the next level can be found for a range of prices. Even kids might get excited about a toothbrush — and toothbrushing — if it has cartoon characters on it, like an interactive talking Minions version from Colgate.

Batteries
Best Buy

Batteries

Buy on Best Buy U.S  $12.59

Price: $18 from Best Buy
Buy It
No matter who it's for, no matter what their taste, no matter what else is stuffed in their stocking, the people you're buying gifts for are bound to get something with a "batteries not included" sticker on the box. You can solve that problem with a 48-pack of Insignia AA batteries.

Digital Voltage Tester
Amazon

Digital Voltage Tester

Buy on  $12.75

Price: $11 from Amazon
Buy It
Quickly and safely troubleshoot electrical issues at home or in the car with this digital multimeter from AstroAI, which measures voltage, resistance, continuity, and more. 

Duct Tape
Staples

Duct Tape

Price: $5 from Staples
Buy It
It's likely that the list of things duct tape can't fix is shorter than the list of things it can. Although it's hardly the sexiest gift in the world, a roll of good duct tape, like this Duck Tape brand basic strength roll, will absolutely come in handy. 

Surge Protector
Staples

Surge Protector

Price: $10 from Staples
Buy It
Turn one standard outlet into six and protect your home's power supply from annoying and potentially dangerous shorts with this power strip and surge protector.

Greeting Cards
Target
Ballpoint Pens
Staples

Ballpoint Pens

Price: $8 from Staples
Buy It
Few items are more frequently needed — and more easily lost — than a regular old ballpoint pen. A single pack of pens, like this 36-pack of Bic Round Stic Grips, should last until at least next Christmas.

Deodorant
Target

Deodorant

Buy on Target  $4.99

Price: $5 from Target
Buy It
It's not going to win any awards for holiday spirit, but if you're going for practicality, deodorant is a can't miss stocking stuffer. You can score a two-pack of 6-ounce Old Spice sticks from Target.

Contact Lens Solution
Target

Contact Lens Solution

Buy on Target  

Price: $7 from Target
Buy It
Like deodorant, eye drops aren't going to be the wow gift of the year, but if you're looking for a stocking stuffer the contact lens wearer in your life will definitely use — like two 12-ounce bottles of multipurpose solution — look no further.

Shaving Cream
Target

Shaving Cream

Buy on Target  $2.99

Price: $3 from Target
Buy It
Make whoever's stocking you're stuffing this year think of you with gratitude every morning — or at least whenever they take razor to skin — when you give the gift of shaving cream.

Pain Reliever
CVS

Pain Reliever

Price: $10 from CVS
Buy It
Some of the best stocking stuffers are the ones that help the people who receive them stock up their medicine cabinets. Headache medicine isn't glamorous, but it's necessary and practical. Scoop up a 100-count bottle of Advil tablets from CVS.

Wet/Dry Trimmer
Best Buy

Norelco OneBlade Wet/Dry Electric Trimmer

Buy on Best Buy U.S  $24.99

Price: $25 from Best Buy
Buy It
The rechargeable Norelco OneBlade works just as well both wet and dry. Whoever finds this in their stocking will be able to trim, shave, shape, and edge with ease, both pre-shower and post.

Tea Candles
Target

Tea Candles

Buy on Target  $4.29

Price: $4 from Target
Buy It
From hippie to hipster, yogi to yuppie, just about every category of human has something that requires tea candles. If they don't, they should — and you can light their fire with a 12-pack of vanilla caramel-scented tea candles from Chesapeake Bay.

Forever Flag Stamps
USPS

Forever Flag Stamps

Price: Starting at $11 from USPS
Buy It
Even in the era of digital everything, there is one universal truth at the holidays — everyone can use some stamps. A book of U.S. Flag Forever Stamps will undoubtedly not go to waste.

Scotch Tape
Target

Tape

Buy on Target  $3.59

Price: $4 from Target
Buy It
One side is sticky. The other side is smooth. Tape isn't glamorous, but it works. Scotch Magic Tape is not really magic, but it can make two paper halves whole again, and that should make every gift recipient smile.

Mpow Universal Waterproof Phone Case
Amazon

Mpow Universal Waterproof Phone Case

Buy on  $7.99

Price: $8 from Amazon
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Keep that phone bone-dry during aquatic adventures with this submersible waterproof pouch, compatible with most smartphones under 6 inches. It's even touchscreen-friendly, and comes with a handy detachable lanyard.

Lulu Candles Fresh Linen Soy Candle
Amazon

Lulu Candles Fresh Linen Soy Candle

Buy on  $14.95

Price: $15 from Amazon
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Elevate the often-expected gift of a candle by giving one with a unique scent. This best-seller on Amazon will bring to mind that wonderful smell of clean laundry — without having to do chores, of course.