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Treating someone to a gift card is nice, but there are more creative ways to give something unexpectedly thoughtful in a small package. Whether you’re shopping for kids (and children at heart), luxury-loving beauty buffs, techies, movie lovers, home spa enthusiasts or fitness aficionados (and every type of person in between), we’ve rounded up some of the best stocking stuffers for everyone on your list from Amazon, Disney, Nordstrom, Target, Uncommon Goods, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, and other retailers and star-backed brands.
Ahead, check out over 40 Hollywood-inspired picks for every budget, from surprises under $10 and affordable luxuries for $50 or less to star-approved items that top off at $250. Need more gifting options? Check out more ideas from The Hollywood Reporter’s holiday gift guides.
OCOOPA Hand Warmer and Portable Power Bank
One of our own go-to last-minute gift ideas, Ocoopa’s hand warmer also doubles as a portable phone charger.
Arcade Fun Portable Gaming Console
This plug-and-play Nintendo Game Boy-inspired console will bring nostalgic gamers back to their childhood with old school-style games.
Prada Saffiano Leather Card Holder
A Prada card holder is the perfect fashion treat for style lovers.
Whiskey-Infused Toothpicks Variety Set
Daneson’s set of whiskey-infused toothpicks will release savory flavors of warm and spicy Cinna Mint, classic Mint, Single Malt No. 16 (a 14-year-old Islay scotch whisky) and Bourbon No. 22 (a 6-year-old cask-strength Kentucky straight bourbon) every time your giftee cleans their teeth.
Baggu Packing Cube Set
Brighten up your giftee’s next trip with this set of printed packing cubes by Baggu.
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Color Reveal 2-Pack
If Santa can’t fit a life-sized monster truck down the chimney, then these cool color-changing Hot Wheels cars might be a better option — and unlike a real ride, they’ll fit in stockings and don’t require insurance.
Mejuri Gold Dôme Huggies
Billie Eilish, Lucy Hale, Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid are just a handful of fans who have worn Mejuri’s sleek and affordable fine jewelry pieces. These bold gold dome huggies will keep stylish recipients’ ears sparkling all year-round.
Crosley CR3036D-WS Tribute Vintage AM/FM Bluetooth Radio
Crosley’s vintage-inspired AM/FM radio has more tech features than meets the eye. Audiophiles can use it as a portable Bluetooth speaker or plug-in headphones for a private listening experience.
Disney Munchlings Mystery Scented Plush
Surprise your favorite Disney collector with these adorable scented Munchlings Baked Treats plushes that come in a charming mystery box.
Beats Studio Buds
On sale for under $100 on Amazon (reg. $150), the Beats Studio Buds feature Apple’s H1 chip for smooth Bluetooth streaming and switching between devices (it’s the same processor in the second-gen AirPods). The wireless earbuds feature Spatial Audio for powerful and balanced sound, active noise cancellation, up to eight hours of listening time, easy one-touch pairing for Apple and Android devices and a pocket-sized charging case that offers up to 24 hours of power.
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Socks
Necessities are always appreciated — and Barefoot Dreams’ super-soft CozyChic socks will be a welcome upgrade to their basics.
Quip Smart Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
Quip’s new rechargeable version of its smart electric toothbrush makes a great stocking stuffer for the wellness-minded, eco-conscious giftee. It has a two-minute timer and users can earn rewards via Quip’s app when they brush regularly.
Vegamour Gro Dry Shampoo
Some of the best dry shampoos also make perfect stocking stuffers. Vegamour’s Gro dry shampoo is one of the best beauty gifts for anyone who wants to keep their tresses clean and oil-free while boosting hair growth. Nicole Kidman recently invested in the hair wellness brand.
Polaroid Go Everything Box Camera and Instant Film Bundle
Shutterbugs will love unwrapping this palm-sized Polaroid Go mini instant camera bundle, which comes with an extra pack of film. The compact camera can do double exposures and the self-timer makes it easy to take selfies.
Star Dust Ultra Bright Glowing Stars
Inspire them to go for infinity and beyond (or just create a cool space-inspired room) with this set of 200 glow-in-the-dark stars.
Wikki Stix Reusable Molding and Sculpting Sticks
Trust us when we say that this sensory-friendly set of Wikki Stix will be the attention-consuming gift that keeps on giving to kids and caregivers alike.
Chamberlain Coffee Matcha Starter Pack
Gen Z star Emma Chamberlain’s namesake coffee brand is one of the best food stocking stuffers for DIY baristas. This matcha starter pack includes a square mason jar, Chamberlain Coffee’s frequently sold-out matcha tea (available in original, mango, vanilla or chocolate flavors), a handheld frother and a stainless steel reusable straw.
DASH Mini Waffle Maker
For the one who loves breakfast in miniature form, Dash’s charming mini waffle maker is the perfect stocking stuffer for the home chef who’s short on kitchen counter space. The three-piece gift set also includes heart-shaped measuring spoons and a recipe book.
Meri Meri Peppermint Candy Surprise Balls
Kids of all ages (including those at heart) will love unraveling these seemingly never-ending peppermint surprise balls filled with festive goodies (think silly jokes, stickers, friendship bracelets and more).
TheraGun Mini Massage Gun
After the long holiday season, recipients won’t mind putting Therabody’s newest edition of its best-selling mini portable massage gun to the test on their aching shoulders, arms, back and legs. (Oprah Winfrey and Miranda Kerr are among the stars who most recently sung its praises.) The second-generation model is 30 percent lighter and 20 percent smaller than its predecessor, and it’s also on sale for $50 off right now at Therabody, Amazon and Best Buy.
Skims Men’s Boxer Briefs 3-Pack
Kim Kardashian-founded label Skims’ new NFL-approved boxer briefs will keep guys comfy all winter and beyond.
Storyboard Notebook 16:9, 8.5″x11″ US Letter
Shopping for an aspiring filmmaker? This Storyboard Notebook has 170 pages for future directors, screenwriters and animators to jot down their script and scene ideas.
Invasion Joshua Tree Card Game
Joshua Tree has long been an inspiring getaway for Jared Leto and countless other Hollywood insiders. A great stocking stuffer for travelers and game enthusiasts alike, this Invasion Joshua Tree card game celebrates the otherworldly desert destination through a fast-paced adventure where players will encounter aliens, snakes, crystals and more — all without leaving home.
Harry Potter x Kitsch Body Wash 4-Pc. Set
When your favorite Harry Potter fan can’t escape to the Wizarding World IRL, this whimsical four-piece scented body wash set will bring the magic to them.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Fenty Eau de Parfum
Surprise your favorite Rihanna superfan with the entrepreneurial star’s best-selling Fenty fragrance, which is finally back in stock. The warm floral eau de parfum boasts notes of magnolia, musk, Bulgarian rose, tangerine, vanilla, blueberry, coconut, geranium and patchouli, and comes in a chic amber glass bottle.
If you’re shopping for an absent-minded Apple aficionado, an AirTag is one of this season’s best stocking stuffers that are actually quite useful. They’re on backorder pretty much everywhere, but retailers like Target and Best Buy let you order online and pick up at your local store. Or get a four-pack of AirTags ($99) if you want to fill more Apple aficionados’ stockings.
Echo Dot with Clock (5th Gen, 2022 release)
Can you say, “Alexa, give my giftee’s home a smarter setup?” Amazon’s 2022 Echo Dot speaker lets recipients use voice commands to check the weather or their schedule, find recipes and control smart home accessories such as lightbulbs. It also comes in a fun kids edition without the clock display.
Charlotte Tilbury Mini Pillow Talk Lipstick & Liner Set
Beauty buffs will love swiping on this glamorous mini Pillow Talk lipstick and liner set from Hollywood-loved makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury’s namesake brand.
STOJO Collapsible Travel Cup With Straw
Stojo’s collapsible, travel-friendly cup means your eco-conscious coffee lover will always have a reusable vessel on hand. It comes in 12-, 16- or 24-ounce sizes and in more than a dozen colors.
All-new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max
For the new cord cutter, Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K Max lets them stream movies, TV, sports and more in Dolby Vision and Atmost from their favorite on-demand video subscriptions.
Clé de Peau Beauté Holiday Limited Edition Eye Color Quad, Visions of Radiance
This sparking eye shadow quad by Clé de Peau will keep their peepers looking bright and merry.
Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Nano 3.0
Upgrade your favorite home chef’s grilling setup with Anova’s Sous Vide Precision Cooker Nano 3.0, which connects via Wi-Fi to help monitor food temperature and ensure meals are never overcooked.
Parents Are Human: A Bilingual Card Game
Help your family bridge the generation and language gaps with Parents Are Human’s card game, which was designed to help players foster deeper relationships through 70 heartwarming and thought-provoking personal prompts. (Actress Tiffany Chu recently showed off her set.) The game is available in bilingual options, including in traditional and simplified Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Filipino/Tagalog, Vietnamese and Arabic, and more languages are in the works, too.
Go Time Gear Life Tent Emergency Survival Shelter
For those who are always embarking on a last-minute adventure (fodder for a future screenplay, perhaps?), this two-person tent will give ’em shelter.
Béis Passport & Luggage Tag Set
Your favorite stylish traveler can jet-set like a star with this sleek passport and luggage tag set from Béis, the fashion- and function-minded travel accessories brand founded by You actress Shay Mitchell.
Solawave 4-in-1 Facial Wand
A favorite of Madelaine Pesch and Hollywood makeup artist Tanya Brewer (who used it on client Vanessa Hudgens), Solawave’s pocket-sized red light therapy wand with microcurrent, facial massage and therapeutic warmth is one of the best stocking stuffers for beauty lovers who want on-the-go depuffing. The four-in-one device also addresses fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and circles and blemishes.
The brand’s kit also includes the Renew Complex Activating Serum, which contains hydrating hyaluronic acid, soothing aloe vera and blue tansy for tackling inflammation.
Anker MagGo Magnetic Foldable Wireless Portable Charger
Techies can never have enough battery power, and Anker’s MagGo wireless charger will keep their iPhone 12 or 13 charged up while letting them prop up their smartphones for easy movie-watching.
Barry & Jason Game Night In a Can
One of the best stocking stuffers for game lovers, this Game Night In a Can tin is filled with 35 fun challenges — perfect for breaking the ice at family holiday gatherings. From paper plan competitions to drawing contests, expect the unexpected with this quirky set.
KODAK Luma 150 Ultra Mini Pocket Pico Projector
On-the-go film fanatics can turn any spot into a movie theater with Kodak’s Luma 150 Ultra Mini Pocket Pico projector, which delivers 1080p HD video as large as 150 inches on any wall or other flat surface. You can plug in an Amazon Firestick or Roku to watch movies and TVs from your streaming accounts or mirror your laptop or smartphone screen for presentations. It has built-in speakers and USB ports for supporting flash drives loaded with photo or video files, and the rechargeable battery lasts up to 2.5 hours.
Wild One Treat Pouch
Fashionable pup parents can keep their essentials and their furball’s treats organized in this fun treat pouch from designer Isaac Mizrahi’s colorful collaboration with stylish pet goods brand Wild One.
Tile Mate 2-Pack Bluetooth Tracker
For the most forgetful folks on your list, these Android- and iOS-compatible Tile Bluetooth trackers will keep their keys and other belongings on their radar (at least within 250 feet).
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