The holidays are a special time of year — and most of the holiday magic is for making sure young children create lasting holiday memories. But what about the adults? Inside every adult is a young child who gets giddy at the thought of gift giving and receiving. Stocking stuffers are a big part of that feeling. What’s inside the stockings can be a thoughtful and fun mix of treasures, funny gifts, and useful items alike. See below for a list of 18 great stocking stuffers for adults:
1. Coffee Sampler Pack
No holiday is complete without a nice cup of hot coffee — especially if the night before included a lot of eggnog! This sampler includes a blind sampling of coffees, so it’s a unique and fun tasting experience that friends and family can enjoy together.
2. Lump O’ Coal Gum
It may be the season of giving, but not everyone is on the “Nice” list. Remind them that Santa knows all with this tin of gum that looks like tiny lumps of coal. It’s a perfect size to fit in a stocking, and the tin is reusable!
3. Adult Coloring Book
Who wouldn’t want the gift of stress relief? This adult coloring book features relaxing animal patterns that will help you unwind after a long day at the office. Just get some colored pencils or markers and an adult beverage and you’re all set. Staying within the lines is optional.
4. Whiskey Stones
This set of eight stainless steel stones will keep your whiskey, wine, or other spirits cold without diluting or watering them down. The stones come in a gift box, with a freezer storage bag and tongs to help dispense into your glass. And unlike regular ice cubes, these can be cleaned and used over and over again.
5. Gourmet Salt Sampler
This is a great gift for both budding chefs and home cooks alike. Whenever a recipe calls for an exotic spice, you probably don’t have it on hand because they’re expensive and hard to find. But with this sampler, you get four varieties of salts: Pink Himalayan, French Grey, Hawaiian Red Alaea, and Black Lava.
6. Package Opening Tool
Who hasn’t had to deal with difficult-to-open product packaging? This tool eliminates the need for cursing and fighting with those holiday gifts you can’t seem to open with regular scissors. And they are perfectly safe, meaning you won’t cut your hands opening even the most stubborn packages. This package comes with two openers, ideal for leaving one at the office and one at home.
7. Set of Mini Journals
Everyone needs to jot things down, but it’s usually on sticky notes and folded pieces of paper. This set of three Moleskine journals feature a heavy-duty cardboard cover and lined pages — perfect for to-do lists and anything else that pops in your head. And since it will fit in your pocket, you’ll always have it nearby.
8. Beer Opener Survival Card Tool
One of life’s great emergencies is having a beer, and no opener. This survival card is wallet-sized, and it also features 10 other uses: can opener sharp edge, flat screwdriver, ruler, wrench, butterfly wrench, saw blade, direction auxiliary indication, two position wrench, lanyard hole/key ring hole.
9. Instant Cooling Towel
This is a perfect gift for any outdoor or fitness enthusiast. Simply activate with water, and it instantly cools to 25-30 degrees cooler than a regular towel. Reusable and washable, it offers instant relief after a workout, run, or even mowing the yard. The uses are limitless!
10. Go Away Coffee Mug
For coffee drinkers, there is a minimum amount of java they need to consume before they become approachable each morning. This cup lets everyone know where they stand with three levels: Go Away, Not Yet, and How Can I Help You? This is a humorous approach to the amount of coffee needed to start the day.
11. Bacon Toothpicks
Bacon makes everything better. These toothpicks are the best way to pack even more bacon flavor into your life. Eat some bacon, then use some bacon flavored toothpicks to savor the bacony goodness. Each tin comes with 80 sticks of deliciousness.
12. Magnetic Wristband
This is an awesome idea for the do-it-yourselfer In your life. Never lose a nail or screw again with this magnetic wristband tool. The set of four strong magnets ensures that nothing will be lost and it saves time without having to search for the right parts.
13. Portable Power Bank
No one wants to be caught with a dead phone. This small, yet mighty charger features 3350mAh of power, which can fully charge most smartphones on the market. It’s about the size of a tube of lipstick, so it can travel anywhere easily.
14. Bluetooth Shower Speaker
Everyone knows the acoustics in the shower make everyone sound amazing. And now, singing in the shower just got even better. This Bluetooth speaker is waterproof, so you can be jamming along with your personalized playlist while getting fresh and clean.
15. Car Garbage Can
We all spend a lot of time in the car, and that produces trash — coffee cups, fast food wrappers, mail, etc. If it comes in your car as one thing, it probably ends up as trash at some point. Keep your wheels looking good with this car trash can. Available in three colors, you can the right style for anyone on your list.
16. Inflatable Travel Pillow
For the frequent flyer, this travel pillow can be inflated on demand, but stores neatly in a small pouch when not in use. Perfect for stowing away in a carry on and not taking valuable space. It offers comfortable neck support, and allows for some much-needed rest to the weary traveler.
17. Meat Shredding Claws
For the BBQ master, pulling pork can be a tedious and frustrating process. These powerful Bear Claws are perfect for pulling pork, shredding chicken, turkey, beef, and even tossing salads. They are lightweight, and can handle up to 475 degrees, so there’s no worrying about them melting. Also, they are top rack dishwasher safe and 100% made in the USA.
18. LED Book Light
For the person on your list who reads into all hours of the night, this book light is a great way for them to keep up with their hobby without keeping others up. The ultra thin design features a bright white LED and can be clipped on or free-standing.
Stock Stuffers for Adults: Conclusion
Who says kids should have all of the fun during the holidays? This list of stocking stuffers for adults gives any gift giver a host of options for the grown-ups on your list. From the auto enthusiast to the voracious reader, no one will be left off of your shopping list this year.