Unquestionably stockings are my favorite part of Christmas morning, so it made sense to research some great stocking stuffers for teens and tweens to help you love stockings as much as I do!
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2020 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teens & Tweens
I’ve adopted this same love of stuffing stockings with my own family and thought it was high time I gave you some of my ideas. Teenage boy approved!!
UNIQUE STOCKING STUFFER IDEAS
I hear people lament all the time how they hate shopping for stocking stuffers? What?? That’s the easiest part of Christmas shopping!
Years ago, when my boys were small, my sister-in-law made them darling felt stockings and since we already had fancy mantle stockings.
Since I typically overestimate how many stuffers will fit in a stocking, it worked perfectly to divide our stocking loot between the two.
In the past these stockings have bought us a little time in the morning, but now that they are teenagers and they like to sleep…a LOT; I find myself up early, excitedly waiting for them to wake up.
NEWLY CURATED ITEMS (NOT ALL STOCKING SIZED!)
- Pizza Socks in a Box! | For the pizza lover, you have got to see these looks like a pizza but they are socks, in a pizza box!
- Sushi Socks Box | seriously these are so much fun!
- Scratch Off Mini Notes | So fun!!
- Sky Light, Laser Projector, fun for game and movie rooms or as night lite!
- Pin Art | Seriously, who knew something so simple could be so fun! Try your face (carefully)
- Toilet Night Light | Maybe they would actually hit the toilet?? Hmm.
- Emergency Phone Charger Key Chain | Great idea!
- Home Pedicure Kit | love this idea, for adults and teens alike!
- Tweexy | a wearable nail polish holder
I have had several friends say these RUMPL blankets are the best, their kids love them!
VAT19 | This is another unique and creative gift buying website! I can always find a unique and fun item on this website.
- Exploding Kittens | I admit, I don’t understand this game, but my kids love it!
- Airpods Protective Silicone Case
- Sliding Hair Tie by Pulleez | how fun are these?
- 3 in 1 Smartphone Grip
- Bombas The Original Ankle Socks, who knew!?
- For when you just don’t have pockets! Love this idea! Phone Banjees
- Non-Toxic Plant Based Nail Polish
- A Spinner Ring | Pretty, functional, soothing! I like this idea!
- Gentle Exfoliation for all skin types
Checking my list twice, whipping up a couple of delicious Eggnog lattes, opening the Bible to Luke 2, then, when I can’t take it any longer, we wake them up.
The best part is you can shop for all of these products on Amazon, in your jammies, on your comfy couch!
Whether you are housebound during a big snowstorm or squeezing in some shopping during your lunch break; in no time you will have your stockings stuffed and maybe even a few items for under the tree too!
Best Stocking Stuffers for Teens & Tweens (and some college kids too)
These stocking stuffers are sure to please any stocking opener. It’ll bring the kid back out in your teenager!
- Kanoodle | I actually have this on order for my college freshman, many of these can be crossover gifts.
- Pocket Farkle | Games never get old and dice games are fun for the entire family! We love playing Farkle, easy to learn and portable too, we also have Farkle with Friends, a great way to get the kids and friends involved and get them off electronics!
- Boba Bubble Tea Kit | Kinda thinking everyone would have fun with this one!
- Crazy Socks | These stocks by Stance are one of my favorite brands, they are made well and really hold up to teen boy wear and tear! We have patriotic, Star Wars, Steph Curry, and tropical to name a few. And they have some pretty cute girls socks too.
- More Cozy Socks | Our boys love these sherpa lined cozy, lay around the house socks as well as these lower profile slipper socks, I typically give them a pair of Christmassy socks to open on Christmas eve.
- Pedicure Gift Set | An all natural pedicure in a box set is perfect for teen & college girls!
- DIY Organic Lip Balm Making Kit | this might be something more for under the tree!
- Head Phones | My kids go through the basic head phones crazy fast. So I stock up (I typically make them buy their replacements) I buy the standard jack version (fits into a Mac computer headphone port) as well as the newer lightening jack that works with newer iPhones. My kids like both these Bose and PowerBeats head phones as well, they are pricier however, they seem to take a bit better care with them.
- Portable Charger | Phone batteries just don’t last and this charger rocks! It can charge two phones at once; lickety split! We have two in our family and we use them often when we travel or are on the mountain skiing. Here is a less expensive one that still has good ratings and even one more even less expensive.
- Charging Cords | Same song second verse, these cords seem to disappear or break all of the time. I especially like this jointed one . Gabe had it on his birthday wish list and he loves it!! P.S. I personally have the rose gold one and my boys haven’t stolen it yet!
- Thinking Putty by Crazy Aaron | This is the coolest stuff, especially if you have a tactile or sensory sensative kid. Gabe is fairly obsessed with this stuff, and it doesn’t dry out! I love this mini holiday assortment.
- Beadeaz Balls | Along the same lines as the above, this is the perfect tactile tool. Just try and resist squishing one!
- Pocket iPhone Case | This case is perfect, it protects the phone and has a secure pocket for school ID, driver’s permit & licenses and a little cash.
- LipTrip by Mountain and Ocean is the BEST lip treatment. Developed for everything from dry, high altitude to the wind of the tropics. This is the only lip balm my kids, actually the whole family will use. We have them everywhere!
- If you prefer a more balmy, balm, try Dr. Bronners it’s a bit lighter, not so waxy
- Speks Magnetic Balls | These are not for young kids; or anyone who tends to put things in their mouth. All packaging says adults only, but my boys have played with these for years, these magnetic shapeable balls are mashable, smashable, rollable, buildable, puzzling, and world famous!
- Rubiks Cube | Yup, the good old fashioned Rubik’s cube, our oldest is consumed with Rubik’s Cubes, all kinds and sorts. Give the regular one a try or opt into one of the tougher ones.
- Wide Mouth Water Bottle Paracord Bottle Holder | My kids are always losing or dropping their water bottles, with this simple holder you can strap it right to their backpack.
- Bamboo Toothbrushes | I typically stick toothbrushes in my kids stockings and Easter baskets! Practical and yet necessary and I like these eco friendly toothbrushes.
- School Spirit Wear | I bought each of my boys a school tie (they have to dress up the day before a swim meet), a school lanyard, school socks; these make great stocking stuffers. All available from our school DECA store, I’m sure you have something similar.
- UNO with Customizable Wild Cards | We played this with family over Thanksgiving; ages 16-60 we had a blast with this new twist on the classic! Have you tried Dos? I might have to get this one for our stockings!
- Game of Phones | but this one is a mini game and the offline version!
- Have you ever played Dutch Blitz? It’s solitaire for a group, on steroids! I’ve played this with tweens through adults, and it’s fun for ALL!
- U Fidget | I love these fidget toys, all three, Gabe always has something in hands and these satisfy sensory and tactile needs.
- Metal Earth 3D Puzzles | These puzzles are the metal version of a Lego, my almost 19 year old still loves these! All kinds of styles – don’t forget the tool kit!
I keep my eyes open all the time for little things when I’m in stores like Trader Joe’s or even our grocery store.
What do you add to your stockings? I’d love to hear what types of things you put in there!
Come back often, I am frequently adding new items I discover or hear about from friends or happen upon myself.!
Happy stocking stuffing and a very Merry (and not so stressful) Christmas season to you!
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If you made it this far, give yourself a pat on the back! I hope this guide helped ease some of your holiday stress, afterall, that’s not what it’s about.
Now take a minute and remind yourself the meaning of this Advent!