When your older kid lumbers into the family room on Christmas morning, takes their stocking down from the mantle and looks inside, they begin to resemble their little kid self. Here are our favorite new and traditional stocking stuffers for teens, college kids and young adults.
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New Ideas for Stocking Stuffers for Teens and Young Adults
Were do you put keys and your phone while working out? These ingenious no-bounce exercise belts work for anyone who goes to the gym or goes for a run and needs to keep up with their valuables.
These ingenious little square tracking devices will help a distracted teen or college kid keep up with phones, keys, and other easy-to-misplace valuables.
This collection of tissue-thin mask sheets is perfect for any skin condition and leaves your skin silky smooth after application.
Sometimes a bit of whimsy goes a long way to personalize a drab dorm room and what could be more entertaining than these string lights that play your teen’s favorite music?
These tiny cat sticky notes in a tiny box will fit perfectly in your cat-obsessed kid’s stocking. Also available in puppies for those who prefer canine cuteness.
Has Sriracha become your kid’s go-to condiment? They will appreciate this mini-size, portable, and refillable bottle so they will never have to suffer through a meal without adding their favorite spicy sauce.
This bottle is super popular on campus now. Say goodbye to plastic bottles forever!
Is your daughter’s best friend your family dog? We love these socks that can be custom-printed with the face of your dog or cat. A percentage of each sale is donated to the Humane Society.
This one is for all age groups.
There is a reason why every Sephora store is always buzzing anytime I dip into one of their stores. It has absolutely every beauty product that your teen or college kid would ever need or want. This gift card will be put to good, and immediate, use!
Uber has revolutionized the way our college kids and young adults get themselves around town. Here is another welcome gift card for a service that many of us are finding we can’t live without.
If your kid is in college in cold country, these will be a little bit of luxury to slip into gloves or boots on days when they have to trudge through the snow to get to class.
If you have a kid in college (or soon to be going) a long charger cord may be the single most useful gift you can give them. They can have their phone plugged in and charging overnight yet still close enough to their dorm bed to use as an alarm!
These adorable little speakers are cute and functional and are offered in a dozen different animals. Definitely a stocking stuffer toy for your grown up kid.
You never really know when you are going to need a “Can Opener, Cutting Edge, Flat Screwdriver, Ruler, Beer Bottle Opener, 4 Position Wrench, Butterfly Screw Wrench, Saw Blade, Direction Ancillary Indication (Water Compass), 2 Position Wrench, Keychain or lanyard Hole (Amazon)” do you? Fits inside a wallet.
Giving your kid a new electric toothbrush is a great way to remind them to take care of their dental health. These by Braun come in black or white.
This might remind your grown up kid of the silly putty of their childhood but this improbable stretchy “liquid glass” and it will serve them well now as both a toy and stress reducer.
Anyone who may be moving into a dorm or apartment in the coming year needs a few tools and a durable tape-measure will come in very handy.
This is a classic gift with loads of functionality.
If your kid loves to have their music with them at all times, consider this small waterproof bluetooth speaker. Especially great for both outdoorsy types or those who live in dorms where sturdy construction is key.
Favorite Stocking Stuffers
Gift cards for restaurants, Starbucks, car wash, nail salon
Candy, gum, breath mints
Travel size toothbrush, shampoo, Kleenex, Advil, hand lotion
Deck of cards, UNO
Stress or Koosh ball
Laundry stain stick
Measuring spoons, kitchen gadgets
Post It Notes
And finally, an orange or apple for the toe!
Photo credit: Andrew Malone