Sometimes the best gifts come in the smallest packages. Or in our case, a stocking. You don't have to wrap anything (#TimeSaver) and they're usually those presents you know someone wants or needs, but they won't spend money on purchasing for themselves.
Keep in mind that you don't have to fill stockings with gifts that will make them cry (although if you want to go that route, we've included some ideas!). Instead, think of items that are functional and will make everyday life just a little easier. Or something that allows your loved one to spoil themselves a bit during this season.
We've curated the best stocking stuffers parents will obsess over:
Simplify your skin care routine with this clarifying and brightening oil. It seals in moisture and helps balance out oil—plus, it's pregnancy and breastfeeding-safe (just be sure to double check with your doctor).
For the person who always seems to lose their keys or phone, Tile will guide you to its exact location as long as you're within 200 feet. Goodbye, mom brain.
Spruce up your desk or counter space with this gorgeous brass easel and calendar. You can upload photos straight from your phone or social accounts without diminishing the quality of the images.
Because, well, 2020. Pretty Connected was the first in the market to level up your face mask game—and we adore this kids to adults collab with Dylan. The vibrant colorways will match any look and make it easier to stay safe on the go.
Your AirPod case is about to get a major upgrade in this proprietary Copper Case. With 100% recycled copper that naturally kills bacteria and a chic—but not bulky—exterior, it's sure to be one of the most useful tools in your pandemic toolkit.
So it's not likely they'll be getting lei'd in Hawaii any time soon. But a girl can dream, right? Gorgeously scented with pikake (a Hawaiian jasmine which is typically featured in leis and often thought of as a symbol of love and romance) this moisturizing body lotion is a sweet and uplifting way to infuse a little daydream-y self-care into her day. (I'm also a big fan of lotion that comes in a classy glass bottle, TBH.)
You knew face masks had to be on the list, right? Use the handy chain above to clip to one of these gorgeous reusable face masks. It's made from organic cotton, is double-layered for safety and is totally reversible. It comes in a bunch of beautiful prints, but this one is my fave.
File under: Products I never thought I'd need, but now cannot live without. If you know someone who works on a computer all day, this small, but mighty item will gently correct posture. It's made with soft fabric that is low-key enough to wear under clothes and doesn't pull or tug throughout the day.
You know those products you never knew you needed until you tried it? Yeah, this one is it. It hydrates and brightens the under eye and has a cooling sensation that really wakes you up and reduces puffiness. The formula allows it to be used over or under makeup, too.
Perfect for adults and kids alike, this silicone straw set easily clips onto any bag so you never have an excuse to use plastic. They work great with both cold and hot beverages and are super easy to clean.
If you love to enjoy wine, but always end up with red, splotchy skin or a headache, meet your new BFF: Drop It. Like magic, just a few drops filter out sulfites and tannins that are commonly attributed to those pesky headaches. And it totally worked for us!
No one can ever have too many hair ties because you inevitably lose them. These don't slip or damage hair, and they're biodegradable. Win-win-win!
We could all use a little levity in our stockings and this cheeky candle from Here for the Burn provides just that. It jokingly says "Social distancing from my family" so you can save this one for when you need alone time. The scent I love is the luscious spices and evergreen one, so you can feel like you're hanging out in a cabin in the woods instead of locked in your bathroom pretending to take a shower. Ahh, 2020.
Between phones and computers, most of us are spending untold hours with blue light all up in our eyeballs. Protect their precious peepers from the strain with stylish blue blocking glasses from Look Optics. Their prescription-quality frames come in several flattering styles (even kid versions!) that are certain to make you look extra profesh on that next Zoom call.
This new addition to MAC's lineup is going to make any stocking happy. Why? 1) It's MAC, so you know it's going to be quality, and 2) It comes in over 10 shades that range from subtle to va va voom and it's easy. Most moms don't have time for a full face of makeup, so it's nice to just swipe on some lip gloss and feel put together in an instant. It's shiny without being sticky, and gives you plumping power without the sting.
This is a splurge, but a sentimental gift any mama would love. It's minimal, beautiful and the quality is incredible.
If you're ready to cut the cable cords, YouTube TV offers live streaming for more than 70 channels, including sporting events and on-demand shows and movies. We love that its DVR has unlimited storage and that you can add up to five people on your subscription.
For those nights when you just need a little extra beauty sleep, a silk mask will make going to bed feel even more luxurious. After all, mama needs nap time, too.
For those outdoor workouts or just a little quiet time, these wireless headphones are ideal for anyone on your list. Plus, they're sweat and weather-resistant and have up to 6 hours battery time (for those moments you inevitably forget to charge them).
If you can never seem to enjoy a warm cup of coffee, say hello to your new best friend. Using the app, customize your brew's temperature so it's still warm hours later.
We all need a bit more fun in our lives, and that's exactly what these makeup crayons provide. The pigment on them is amazing, and they're a quick way to add a pop of color to your eyes, cheeks or lips—wherever you want them. Bonus: They're made with clean ingredients, are hypoallergenic and EWG-verified.
While we can't stuff your stocking with extra zzz's, we can give you the next best thing. These gold eye masks are divine for tired under-eyes, full of hyaluronic acid and amino acids that de-puff and awaken that delicate area. Pro tip: Keep them in the fridge for a cooling sensation.
If you can't swing a fancy new TV, this will turn your existing one into a smart device. We're obsessed with having our favorite streaming platforms at the click of a button and the picture quality is incredible. Pro tip: Take this along on vacations so your littles always have their favorite shows at the ready.
A hand-poured candle crafted in Brooklyn with a twist—it can be poured onto skin once melted for a little extra nourishment. Hello, date night.
Your skin care game is about to get a major upgrade. Jade rolling has so many benefits, from increasing blood stimulation to reducing puffiness and tension and this XL version is perfect for your entire body.
Even in a pandemic, sunscreen is so important. We're obsessed with this tinted face stick with SPF 40 for those no-makeup looks. Perfect for all the video calls.
Its nourishing blend of five simple organic oils is practically magic. Use it for everything from rashes and irritated skin to extra hydration for hands and lips.
Okay, hear me out. Insomnia has been a struggle this year and this pillow spray has become one of my favorite parts of my nighttime routine. Two spritzes later, you'll smell a delicious blend of lavender and camomile to wind down.
Perfect for bringing your morning smoothie to go or when you want a water bottle without the plastic. This earth-friendly bamboo mug is insulated and comes with a built-in infuser for brewing tea or making flavored water from your favorite fruit. It comes in five colors but we love how simply classic this one is.
In any other year, gifting hand sanitizer would be weird but not in 2020. Hand sanitizer is coveted, and why not make it a little fun, too? We love all things Hello Bello and we also love this one for its calming lavender scent, and it's non-sticky finish on both adult and little hands. This 4-pack is under $15 so you can grab one for every stocking.
Want more gift guide inspiration? We've got you covered. Check out all of our 2020 Gift Guides here.
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