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Fabulous, Festive Stocking Stuffers for Moms and Dads

Good things come in small packages—and these stocking stuffers for parents are no exception.
ByMartina Garvey
Associate Editor
Published
November 4, 2021
Stocking stuffers for Dad on Christmas morning
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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.

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Tea Drops Small Wooden Tea Box Set with Sweet Peppermint and Chai Spice

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

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Popsockets Pride Flag

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

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Gentlemen’s Hardware In Good Hands Kit

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.

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Buy it: $20, Huckberry.com

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Bokee Baby Bottle Holder

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

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HYGGE Games The Hygge Game

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

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Motherhood Maternity ‘Tis the Season Tote

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.

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This Works Soothe & Sleep Set

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

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TRUFF White Truffle Hot Sauce

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

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Uncommon Goods Music Playing Cards

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

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Wavhello Soundbub Ollie The Owl Bluetooth Speaker and Soother

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

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Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Facial Barrier Mask

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

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Skip Hop Stroll & Connect Universal Stroller Accessory Set

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

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Tile Mate The Versatile Finder

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

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Corkcicle 2-Pack Tumbler Straws

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

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Brooklinen Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

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

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Welly Superhero Supplies First Aid Kit

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

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Dr. PAWPAW Mini Natural Beauty Lip Balm Trio Gift

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

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Buff Thermonet Buff

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

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Averie Sleep Safari Starry Nights Taavi Zebra Scrunchie and Mask Set

Next up is another awesome stocking stuffer for moms. We’re wild about the quirky zebra print on Averie Sleep’s sleep mask and scrunchie set. It’s available in green, blue and burgundy.

Buy it: $35, SaksFifthAvenue.com

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Amola Salt Smoked Bacon Salt

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

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Jo Malone London Holiday Christmas Ornament 2-Piece Fragrance Set

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

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Happy Socks Ho Ho Ho Socks Gift Set 2-Pack

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

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Uncommon Goods What to Watch Streaming Decider Dice

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

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Joanna Buchanan Zodiac Ornament

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

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The North Face Men’s Salty Dog ETIP Gloves

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

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Tangle Teezer The Original Detangling Hair Brush

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

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Bodily Recovery Latte: Restore

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

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Anecdote Candles Adulting Candle

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

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milk + honey Bath Bomb Blend No. 08

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

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Hyperice Hypersphere Mini Vibrating Roller

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

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MoMA Touchscreen Mist Cleaner

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

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FridaBalls Kid Proof Underwear

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

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Medipop Starkey Protective Keychain

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

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Hive Bee’s Wraps Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps

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

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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo

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

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Sweeter Cards This is a Delicious Stocking Stuffer

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

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The Met Art: 365 Days of Masterpieces Calendar 2022

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

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Threshold 15oz Stoneware Mama Bear Mug

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

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Honest Hand Sanitizer Spray

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

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Baublebar OMG Santa Elf Earrings

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

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Herschel Charlie Wallet

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

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Hart Mini & Me Hearts Bracelet Set

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

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Movtip Portable Mini Humidifier

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

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Caitlyn Minimalist Kid Drawing Keychain

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

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Pod Pocket AirPods Protective Silicone Case

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

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