Fabulous, Festive Stocking Stuffers for Moms and Dads
November 4, 2021
Parents put a whole lot of effort into the festive season. In the run-up to December 25th, they’re consumed with all things Christmas—from sourcing magical gifts for baby, kids and grandparents to hosting family gatherings and cooking up a storm. Safe to say, parents deserve a little love in return. One great way to say thank you for all they do? A Christmas stocking jam-packed with goodies.
Just because the items tucked inside a stocking are small, doesn’t mean they have to be any less thoughtful. Whether you opt for a slew of affordable gifts or a couple of high-end items, there are tons of great family-friendly stocking stuffers to choose. Ready to start your search? We’ve sourced awesome stocking stuffers for mom—including luxury skincare, jewelry and everyday baby essentials to make her life easier. And don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about Dad! Here you’ll find the best stocking stuffers for dads too, from practical gifts to tasty treats he’ll love.
First up is a stocking stuffer for parents who love sipping on a steamy brew. Tea Drops offers organic, finely ground whole-leaf teas, pressed into sweet shapes that dissolve in boiling water. This starter set includes two individual drops—chai spice and peppermint flavor—in a lovely wooden gift box.
Buy it: $6, TeaDrops.com
PopSockets make great stocking stuffers for Mom or Dad. These handy little gadgets function as a phone stand and a secure grip so parents can text, snap photos or watch videos with one hand. Choose from a range of colorful options, including PopSocket’s nonprofit partner collections that donate a portion of the proceeds to charitable organizations like The Trevor Project.
Buy it: $15, Popsockets.com
Searching for stocking stuffer ideas for Dad? Huckberry has tons of great options including the In Good Hands Kit. This manicure kit comes with a multitool that includes five implements to keep hard working hands and nails in the best shape possible, plus a nourishing moisturizer.
Buy it: $20, Huckberry.com
All parents know the struggle: Preparing a bottle while wrangling a hungry (and quite possibly cranky) baby at the same time. The solution? The Bokee baby bottle holder. Created by two dads, this genius device is a multifunctional bottle-prep accessory that uses suction to hold a bottle or sippy cup securely in place. Is it any wonder it won a Best of Baby award? Trust us, stocking stuffers for new parents don’t get much better than this.
Buy it: $20, TheBokee.com
Gifts that bring the family together are always winners in our book. That’s why we love this unique card game. Based on the Danish concept of “Hygge”—meaning coziness, togetherness and enjoying the good things in life—this party game has over 300 interesting, thoughtful questions designed to spark cozy conversation around the Christmas tree. Plus, it’s small enough to slip into a stocking.
Buy it: $20, Nordstrom.com
Looking for stocking stuffers for expecting parents? This seasonal tote bag by Motherhood Maternity will certainly do the trick. Decorated with a gold star, this stylish accessory reads: “Tis the season to be pregnant.” Roll it up and stick it in a stocking or fill it up with goodies and present it as a main Christmas gift.
Buy it: $11, MotherhoodMaternity.com
The one gift parents truly appreciate? An uninterrupted night’s sleep. Help them towards that goal with this soothing duo by This Works. Presented in a jolly Christmas cracker gift box, this set includes a calming pillow spray and a stress-busting roll-on.
Buy it: $13, ASOS.com
Spice things up with this luxury stocking stuffer for moms and dads. TRUFF’s iconic sauce is sure to tantalize taste buds thanks to a blend of red peppers, white truffle oil and organic agave nectar. It comes in a special-edition white and gold VIP box, perfect for making anyone feel special.
Buy it: $35, TRUFF.com
Music aficionados will adore this unique card deck from Uncommon Goods. Illustrated with stars like Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Beyonce, each suit represents a different musical genre. Parents can play together or use them to teach kids a favorite card game.
Buy it: $10, UncommonGoods.com
This Best of Baby award-winning sound machine would make an excellent stocking stuffer for new or expectant parents. This small-but-mighty product has six different sound options, including ocean waves, pure white noise and even human shushing that will lull baby to sleep. Give Mom and Dad a silent night (or more time to enjoy the festivities).
Buy it: $50, buybuyBABY.com
A sheet mask is a great stocking stuffer for moms (and dads!) in need of a little self-care. Dr Jart+ is an innovative Korean beauty brand known for its awesome skincare products. This pick is an intensely moisturizing mask designed for dry and damaged winter skin.
Buy it: $6, Sephora.com
Practical stocking stuffers for parents—like this stroller hook and accessories set—are sure to come in handy. This nifty system attaches to strollers and shopping carts for hands-free convenience on the go. The five-piece set includes a magnetic phone holder, stainless steel triple stroller hook and cup holder, plus two universal hub attachments.
Buy it: $35, SkipHop.com
The Tile Mate makes a great stocking stuffer for dads who can never remember where they left their keys, wallet or diaper bag. Parents simply attach the Bluetooth device to the item in question and locate it using the free Tile app. Genius!
Buy it: $25, TheTileApp.com
Eco-conscious parents will be delighted to see these reusable straws in their Christmas stocking. The set of two metal straws comes complete with a wire brush to keep them fresh and clean.
Buy it: $10, SaksFifthAvenue.com
Here’s a luxurious stocking stuffer for Mom: Brooklinen’s Mulberry silk pillowcase. It promises to protect skin and hair from friction (a major bonus for people with curly hair!). It’s also naturally breathable and cool to the touch.
Buy it: $59, Brooklinen.com
All parents are superheroes in their kids’ eyes. Gift them this tin packed with first-aid supplies, so they can swoop in and save the day if Christmas games lead to bumps and scrapes. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer for parents who like to be prepared for every eventuality.
Buy it: $11, Welly.com
Multipurpose beauty products make great stocking stuffers for Mom. Case in point: This trio of hydrating balms that can be used on lips, cheeks and eyelids.
Buy it: $12, ASOS.com
Fathers that love hiking with their little one will be happy to see this cozy buff in their Christmas stocking. It can be worn as a neck gaiter or headband, depending on the weather. Opt for the classic black style or go for one of the colorful print options.
Buy it: $27, BackCountry.com
Buy it: $35, SaksFifthAvenue.com
The best stocking stuffers for dads appeal to their interests. Foodies will drool over this premium hickory-smoked bacon salt. It’s perfect sprinkled over everything from eggs to fresh popcorn. Move over salt-bae there’s a new man in town!
Buy it: $10, Huckberry.com
Really want to push the boat out? Jo Malone’s holiday gift set is a great stocking stuffer for moms who appreciate the finer things in life. The star-shaped box is filled with a mini perfume and luxurious body cream.
Buy it: $38, SaksFifthAvenue.com
Fun socks make ideal stocking stuffers for parents. We like this festive set by Happy Socks. It comes with two pairs decorated with whimsical Christmas scenes.
Buy it: $26, HappySocks.com
The age-old battle of what to watch can finally come to an end thanks to the Decider Dice. Parents simply roll the first two dice to choose the genre and medium (TV show or movie). A roll of the third will then determine the exact show selection, giving you the chance to actually put something on before one of you falls asleep.
Buy it: $15, UncommonGoods.com
Draw inspiration from the stars with Joanna Buchanan’s zodiac ornaments. There’s a fabulous, jeweled ornament to represent each of the 12 signs, which come neatly wrapped in a beautiful keepsake box.
Buy it: $78, JoannaBuchanan.com
The North Face is a great place to find trendy stocking stuffers for dads. Not convinced? Check out this pair of cozy gloves. Made from a durable yarn, they offer superior warmth and are equipped with Etip technology, meaning he can use his smartphone without having to take them off.
Buy it: $35, TheNorthFace.com
The Tangle Teezer is an award-winning hairbrush that glides through wet and dry hair, helping to loosen tangles without pulling and tugging. It’s perfect for taming Mom’s mane and gently loosening knots from a squirming toddler’s hair.
Buy it: $12, UltaBeauty.com
Parents in the fourth trimester may need a little extra TLC. Introducing Bodily’s restorative turmeric latte. Packed full of antioxidants, this warming caffeine-free blend is one of the best stocking stuffers for new moms.
Buy it: $20, Bodily.com
Candles tend to make good stocking stuffers for Mom and Dad. Why? They’re small, affordable and smell great. This “adulting” candle, by Anecdote, is made from a coconut-soy wax blend with notes of fig and sandalwood. Get a load of that witty label!
Buy it: $24, Nordstrom.com
The bathroom tends to be the only place parents can get any alone time—especially amidst the holiday chaos. So why not upgrade their wind-down routine with a relaxing bath bomb? Infused with calming lavender and eucalyptus, this pick is a great stocking stuffer for moms and dads.
Buy it: $5, Follain.com
If you’re willing to splurge on stocking stuffers for Mom and Dad, consider this mini roller by Hyperice. Weighing less than a pound and measuring 3” in diameter, it’s compact enough to fit in a stocking and powerful enough to melt away muscle tension.
Buy it: $99, SaksFifthAvenue.com
Parents of young children know that keeping mucky paw prints off your devices is easier said than done. Solve the problem with this cool touchscreen cleaner designed by MoMA. With the press of a button, the spray releases a gentle mist that can be wiped away along with fingerprints, smudges, and 99.9 percent of bacteria using any side of the surrounding container. Talk about clever stocking stuffers for parents!
Buy it: $15, MoMa.com
Looking for novel stocking stuffers ideas for Dad? You’ve come to the right place. FridaBalls boxer briefs are designed with a reinforced protective pouch to keep the, um, family jewels safe. Bonus features include a breathable wicking fabric to keep things fresh and a never slip secure waistband—practical and funny!
Buy it: $28, FridaBaby.com
Juggling a stroller, diaper bag and keys while trying to get out the door can be a bit much. This clever keychain features a stylus point for buttons and an easy hook that opens doors. Plus, it means you don’t actually have to touch germ-covered buttons and handles.
Buy it: $15, Nordstrom.com
Trying to keep things eco-friendly this Christmas? Add beeswax food wraps to your holiday shopping list. The washable wraps keep food fresh and reduce plastic waste.
Buy it: $18 for a pack of 3, Hive.com
How about a dry shampoo that actually cleans hair? Yes, really! This awesome product removes dirt, oil and odor for a fresh start—no shower necessary. This practical stocking stuffer is one time-starved parents will be reaching for again and again.
Buy it: $14, Sephora.com
Add something sweet to Mom’s Christmas stocking. This salted caramel chocolate bar doubles as a greetings card that reads: “This is a delicious stocking stuffer.”
Buy it: $9, SweeterCards.com
Give parents a year’s worth of art with this calendar filled with reproductions from The Met’s collection. It’s a cultured stocking stuffer for parents who like to surround themselves with beautiful things.
Buy it: $19, TheMetStore.com
This stoneware mug is a lovely stocking stuffer for moms who can’t live without their morning beverage. The minimalist design is adorned with an etched print that reads “Mama Bear.”
Buy it: $7, Target.com
Here’s one more Best of Baby award-winning product that made the cut: Honest hand sanitizer. This affordable stocking stuffer for parents kills 99.9 percent of bacteria without drying out sensitive skin.
Buy it: $4, Honest.com
Give a nod to the iconic Christmas movie Elf with these quirky earrings by BaubleBar. The gold-plated studs are an excellent stocking stuffer for moms.
Buy it: $40, BaubleBar.com
This slim card organizer by Herschel is a perfectly sized stocking stuffer for Dad. It’s got tons of five-star reviews and comes in a variety of colors.
Buy it: $22, Herschel.com
Tick two members of the family off your shopping list at once with this cute mommy-and-me bracelet set. Decorated with hearts, the beaded bracelets are adjustable and easy to put on and take off. Mom and her mini will love this set.
Buy it: $78, Maisonette.com
If you live in a cold climate, central heating may be on full blast ('tis the season!). Combat dry air with this cool-mist humidifier that’s compact enough to fit in a Christmas stocking.
Buy it: $27, Amazon.com
Why not turn your kids’ drawings into a super-cute stocking stuffer? Simply choose your customization option and email your doodle of choice to the seller.
Buy it: $42, Etsy.com
Last up on our list of the best stocking stuffers for Mom and Dad is this protective AirPod case. Made of flexible silicone, it fits snugly over AirPods and can be attached to a belt, bag or keychain.
Buy it: $20, Grommet.com