The stockings are hung by the chimney with care… better make sure there’s something worthwhile in them! It’s all too easy to let stocking stuffers fall by the wayside in the hustle-and-bustle of the holiday season. And by the time you remember, a quick trip to the drugstore finishes them off. Not this year! Behold 15 surprising, cool, and affordable picks that’ll rival the delight of their main gifts. There’s just one problem: You’ll earn such a sparkling reputation as Santa’s Best Helper, you’ll have to deliver again next year!
H2O—let’s go! A glass and metal water bottle with motivational messages turns hydration into a fun game.
Come Christmas morning, they’ll have a brouhaha over this brew-aha! A collapsible silicone steeper lets your favorite elf steep tea right in their own favorite mug.
Keep your eye on the pie! Three vials of perfect pizza seasoning—black truffle salt, Aleppo pepper, Italian blend—have the power to turn mediocre pizza into a little slice of heaven.
Bikes aren’t quite as reliable as Santa’s sled. Keep your rider prepared for a popped tire with a tiny repair kit that’ll seal up leaks fast—and keep them rolling.
These flowers are sure to bloom where they’re planted. Each wildflower kit is designed to attract specific pollinators: butterflies and hummingbirds and bees, oh my!
Vino, vidi, vici! Help your fledgling sommelier conquer any glass of wine with a pocket-sized aerator designed to enhance the flavor profile of individual glasses of red, white, or port.
The, er, art of gift giving just got a whole lot easier with these clever studs that’ll deck their ears with just the right kind of colorful clash.
Things that roar: the open fire that’s roasting your chestnuts, Katy Perry—and this cardboard DIY dragon kit that’s sure to delight kids ages 6 and up.
Make a feline fan purr with a set of three rubber cat stamps. An ink pad is included, so they can start stamping those piles of wrapping paper right away!
Sweeten their present haul with a bottle of chili-infused honey handmade in Brooklyn. The perfectly balanced blend of sweet heat spruces up everything from biscuits to pizza!
The greatest gift of all will be helping them solve an age-old question: How do you keep half an avocado fresh in the fridge? With an ingenious silicone snuggy, of course.
Turn your teen’s texting habits into a family (fun) plan. Gift them a set of these cards, then challenge them to a high-tech scavenger hunt designed to show off smart-phone skills.
Remind them you love them every time they pop open a cold one! This discreet, heart-shaped bottle opener really spreads the cheer(s).
Put hot sauce in their bag, swag. Three unique flavors—jalapeno, tequila and lime; scotch bonnet and ginger; and red habanero with black coffee—will spice up their everyday foods.
Got a giftee who hails kale? This handy de-stemmer and herb trimmer will save them tons of time—and leaf them breathless.