In my family, stocking stuffer gifting is a competitive sport. Everyone gets one for every other member of our 9 person family and the pressure's on to give the most creative, useful, or cool gift. So with that many people over so many years, I feel pretty confident in recommending some rad stuffers for everyone on your list. Here are 30 stocking stuffers (or you know, small presents) for under $25 that will put the stuff in their stockings...
For...the Food DIYer
Chef'n Buttercup Butter Maker, $9.14
Who doesn't want to Little-House-on-the-Prairie-it by hand churning some homemade butter? No one. No one doesn't. This is an awesomely packaged lil butter maker that I've used many times. The cool things about it are: 1) it has the recipes right on it; 2) the butter comes out in a little ramekin at the base; 3) it looks cool. Done.
For...the Dudely Dude
Duke Cannon Big Ass Brick of Soap, $10.50
What dude doesn't want to smell like naval supremacy? This soap makes me laugh every time. Plus it benefits veterans, win-win. Perfect for any guy who can laugh at himself...and for those who can't. Either way, fun.
For...the Wine Lover On the Go
Bella D'Vine Outdoor Wine Glass Holder, $17.49
I've been looking for a wine glass holder like this forever - it has interchangeable bases that allow you to shove it in the lawn, strap it to a chair, or suction it to a hot tub. Boom! Wine wine everywhere.
For...the Bedtime Reader
Bed Prism Spectacles, $8.19
These are goofy, but super handy. Read or watch t.v. while laying completely flat. I got these as kind of a joke, but turns out I use them all the time. Bonus: you can laugh at whoever's wearing them.
For...your Sporty Pal
Marna Beans Bottle Cleaning Sponge, $9.95
Follow my train of thought on this one...sporty folk need to hydrate, so they carry water bottles, which get disgusting and are hard to clean. So voila! Adorable, clever little bottle cleaners. Ba-da-bing, ba-da-boom.
For...the Phone Obsessed
Game of Phones, $20.00
A real card game you play with your phone! They call it a "digital scavenger hunt", and the cards require actions like "Send a message to your parents First reply wins." A genius and hilarious combo that finally puts to use your friend's annoying habit of checking her phone every 15 seconds.
For...the Creative Baker
Witty Gadget Russian Piping Tips, $12.99
Russian piping tips have become all the rage in baking, and with good reason - you can decorate those cupcakes with amazing floral shapes...without any piping skillz. I decorated my Super Easy Cookie Layer Cake with these and it came out gorge. Baker guys and gals will be stoked on these.
For...the Frugal Glam Gal
Every Drop Beauty Spatula, $5.50
This handy wand lets you scrape out that last bit of your makeup, lotion, or other beautifying liquid of choice. First world problems, yes, but your glam girls will appreciate it.
For...the Tween/Immature Adult
Ugly Baby Shower Art, $12.00
What the hell is shower art? Well it's glittery and waterproof and it will suction anywhere suctionable - what else do you need to know? As an immature adult, I have many of them, including a personalized one from my sister that says "Aunt Pee Pee"...a name she tried (in vain, thank god) to make stick with my 3 year old niece. There are so many options, from silly to clever to even heartwarming. I've been surprised at some of the even more sophisticated people who have loved them. They're super fun for almost anyone.
Sea Monkeys Ocean Zoo, $10.54
Who didn't receive a sea monkey zoo as a child and fantasize about the mini metropolis your wee pets would create, only to watch the disappointing birth and rapid death of what are essentially rehydrated fish food? Well, make that dream come alive again! No matter what, there is still something magical about these little kits that any nostalgic will appreciate.
For...the Techie Gadget Lover
Vogek 6-Port USB Charging Station, $21.99
This handy gadget charges up to 6 devices at once and looks sleek (and expensive) to boot.
Kuretake Fils Watercolor Set, $23.30
I've posted this guy before because it's the best. Opaque Japanese watercolors that come with a handy watercolor brush so there's no need for that pesky little water dish. Portable and sleek and perfect for any creative or aspiring artist.
For...your Pooch-Loving Pal
Xuanr Dog Water Bottle, $19.99
No need to cut short that long walk for their panting pet with this portable dog water bottle. Plus, how cute, it thinks it's people.
For...the Cat Cuddler
Sushi Cat Blind Box, $12.99
Which cat dressed as sushi will they find inside this blind box? It's a mystery...I got lobster sushi cat, and I gotta say I get compliments on it all the time. Yes, compliments for a keychain. And the box has a picture of a cat crying a diamond saying "why am I sushi?" Worth it just for that.
For...the Consummate Chef
Short Stacks Small Format Cookbook, $14/each
Each of these sweet little cookbooks is full of recipes focused on just one ingredient, from eggs to avocados. Plus they're super design-y and cool to boot.
Teifoc Water Well Brick Construction Kit, $16.99
I'm obsessed with this German company that makes these little building sets for kids. This comes with real cement mix and a baby trowel to build miniatures using twee little bricks! I want one. So I guess for adults too.
For...your Dapper Dad
Marz Shoe Care Kit, $16.00
My pops uses this shoe polishing kit on the reg. It's a handy kit that looks sleek and manly.
For...your Foodie Friend
mberry Miracle Fruit Tablets, $14.99
These crazy tablets make sour things taste sweet. Take a tablet, then suck on a lemon. It now tastes like sweet sweet candy. Trippy and fun and a sure-fire hit.
Bondic Starter Kit, $24.99
A welding wand that uses liquid plastic to repair anything from toys to eyeglasses to wiring. And it doesn't dry until you flash the little UV light on it. They'll be breaking things just for the pleasure of putting them back together.
For...Kids, Coworkers, Really Anyone
PG Craft Cottage Surprise Ball, $17.00
Surprise balls were one of my favorite stocking stuffers growing up, and...they still are. You just keep unwrapping the ball as a myriad of goodies fall out. This Etsy company even lets you choose gender and age group and includes cool, retro toys. Crowd. Pleaser.
For...the Gardening Guru
Handigger Multipurpose Garden Trowel, $15.95
This bad boy apparently was voted #1 Gardening Invention of 2016 (by who I can't say). But it's perfectly ergonomic for the backyard gardener, especially those with arthritis or any other hand/wrist issues.
"We are the Granddaughters of the Witches You Could Not Burn" Sticker, $2.92
A clever and haunting feminist saying in rad sticker form. What's not to love?
For...the Baby Feminist
Little Feminist Board Book Set, $13.49
This baby feminist set includes 4 books covering famous female artists, leaders, pioneers, and activists. Start 'em early!
OontZ Angle 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $24.99
A portable, waterproof bluetooth speaker under $25 that actually gets good reviews?! Snag it.
The Oregon Trail Card Game, $14.99
Every child of the 80's played this classic computer game and died of dysentery oh so many times. They will be stoked on this new card game.
For...the Coloring Fanatic
Crayola Color-In Socks, $10.00
They've done all the coloring books, now they can try the fashion! This sock coloring set comes with 4 fabric markers so they can color their way to style.
For...My Favorite Murder Fans
Murder Mystery Ice Cube Tray, $9.95
If you're not familiar with the MFM podcast (get into it), insert "true crime fans" there. Any true crime lover will love bedecking their cocktails with ice candlesticks, poison bottles, revolvers, and daggers.
Purzest Coffee Measuring Spoon with Clip, $10.99
Combining two necessary coffee contraptions, the scoop and the bag clip, into one cool looking and handy stocking stuffer.
Magical Christmas 3D Paper Glasses, $1.98 at Home Depot
None of those stocking stuffers float your boat? Well I saved the all around easiest for last. These 3D glasses project Xmas-y pictures over any light (Christmas tree lights in particular), from ornaments, to candy canes, to jolly Santas. You can order them online in bulk or just pick up a few pairs from your local Home Depot on the cheap. They are totally festive and a great, fun-and-done, toss-away stuffer for anyone.