The Stocking Stuffers We Swear by (for $25 or less!)
Come Christmas Eve, the stockings will be hung by the chimney with care, but before we get to that point we need to make sure we can fill them with treats that St. Nick himself would be proud of. Stocking stuffers are often handled with a last-minute frenzy, but we're here to ease some of that holiday stress. Our ever-discerning editors have rounded out a list of items that are good quality and have a reasonable price tag to boot! So we've made our list (and checked it twice of course!) and are confident we have found the seven items that are sure to bring a lot of cheer this holiday season.
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Socks
“Socks may feel like an uninspired stocking stuffer gift, but hear me out. This celeb-approved brand makes some of the coziest products out there and these fuzzy socks are no different. They’re cute, warm, soft, and perfect for lounging or layering under your winter boots when you’re braving the cold. At just $15, your recipient and your wallet will thank you.” – Stephanie Perry
SMOKO Pearl Boba Kawaii Pop
“Smoko is one of my favorite brands when it comes to adorable, squeal-worthy items, and I love giving the brand’s super cute plush toys, night lights, and keychains as gifts to my friends. This Pearl Boba Kawaii Pop, however, is one of the few stocking stuffers that I’m definitely buying for myself this holiday season on top of everyone else I know. It’s not only an incredibly useful gadget for your phone as a stand and as a grip, but it’s also beyond adorable — I mean, just look at it! There are three other options apart from this boba tea version (including one of an equally cute dumpling), and luckily for those who can’t decide between all four (guilty), the Pop itself is removable from the stand so you can switch between them to fit your daily mood.” – Nina Huang
Madewell Women's Bandana
“I honestly believe with all my heart that everyone could use a bandana. It’s not only my favorite way to brighten up an outfit, but it also serves as a fantastic headband or makeshift mask. And come Christmas, I’m gifting Madewell bandanas to everyone I know. The cotton fabric is soft and breathable—plus they come in a wide range of gorgeous patterns. And priced at $12.50, it’s an affordable present, too.” – Katie Macdonald
Japanese Candy Assortment
“When it comes to Christmas presents, I always go out of my way to find something really unique that’s perfectly suitable for the friends and family I’m gifting. But when it comes to stocking stuffers, I always try to think about the items that are beloved by all. For affordable options, you truly can’t go wrong with candy, chocolate, or both. This 30 piece assortment of Japanese Candy is my go-to not just because the candy is delicious but it’s also all just so incredibly cute. Everything is imported from Japan so it also feels very apt for this year where we can’t travel anywhere. It’s bound to make anyone smile and make them forget that they’re just sitting at home for at least one moment.” – Tara Gonzalez
Outdoor Research Essential Adult Face Mask Kit
“While my go-to stocking stuffers are typically a delicious-smelling candle or a nice bottle of wine, this year, I’ll be giving my friends and family the year’s must-have accessory – reusable face masks. This Outdoor Research option is great because it has adjustable ear straps and a comfortable nose guard. Plus, the breathable, water-resistant mask also comes with a travel pouch and three disposable filters for added protection.” – Rebecca Carhart
We think you deserve to buy only awesome things. We've asked the most discerning women out there to share what they honestly, truly swear by so you can get on with life and find your next favorite product, faster. What do you SwearBy?