9 Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Adults Under $20

Christmas stockings aren’t just for the kids; stockings can be fun for adults too! There are many different things you can put in an adult’s Christmas stocking that are age appropriate and that match your budget. Whether you give them a delicious treat, a fashion accessory, some candles, books, or something else, they’ll be excited to look at their stocking on Christmas. Lakeside has you covered with affordable and unique stocking stuffers for adults. Check out these 9 stocking stuffer ideas for adults under $20 to get started on your holiday shopping.


1. Include A Sweet Treat In Their Stocking This Christmas


Handcrafted Hot Chocolate Makers or Dunkers

Handcrafted Hot Chocolate Makers or Dunkers

When it comes to affordable adult stocking stuffers, a sweet treat is always a great go-to choice! Everyone loves candy and sweets during the holidays; give them something to indulge in.

This featured gift of hot hot chocolate makers or dunkers is the perfect holiday treat to give to anyone. Choose from a variety of hot cocoa spoons or choose a delicious marshmallow dunker treat box.

Other Sweet Treats To Put In Their Stocking

In addition to the hot cocoa treat, there are plenty of other sweets to include in their Christmas stocking. Check out some ideas below.

  • Christmas cookies
  • Assorted chocolates
  • Mug cake
  • Candy canes
  • Baking mix
  • Peppermint bark

2. Put A Scarf In Their Christmas Stocking


Cashmere Oversized 78" x 28" Plaid Scarves

Cashmere Oversized 78″ x 28″ Plaid Scarves

Scarves are another great go-to gift for Christmas, especially for an adult’s stocking. A scarf is a beautiful fashion item that they can enjoy wearing all winter long!

Featured here are oversized plaid cashmere scarves that anyone would love to receive! Choose from a variety of colors to include as a thoughtful stocking stuffer.

Other Accessories To Put In Their Stocking

Scarves aren’t the only fashion accessory you can include in an adult’s stocking stuffer. There are plenty of other accessories that make great stocking stuffers; check out some other ideas below.

  • Earrings
  • Birthstone bracelet or necklace
  • Headband or hair accessories
  • Coin purse or wallet
  • Sunglasses or reading glasses
  • Makeup bag

3. Use Activity Books As Adult Stocking Stuffers


TV Show Brain Games® Activity Books

TV Show Brain Games® Activity Books

Activity books aren’t just for kids; they can also make great stocking stuffers for adults! Give them a fun activity book that they’ll enjoy.

If you’re looking for the perfect activity books to include, check out these featured Brain Games® activity books! Choose from Wheel of Fortune, Family Feud, or Jeopardy. Each book is filled with a variety of word puzzles to solve.

Other Games & Activities To Put In Their Stocking

In addition to activity books, there are many other fun games and activities to include in an adult’s stocking stuffer. Check out some ideas below.

  • Puzzles
  • Card game
  • Adult coloring book
  • Mini handheld games
  • Remote control car
  • Small board game
  • Toy for their dog or cat

4. Give Them A Food Sampler Set In Their Stocking


4-Pk. Santa or Snowman Hot Sauce Gift Sets

4-Pk. Santa or Snowman Hot Sauce Gift Sets

Food is always a great gift that all ages love. Include a food sampler set in their stocking for a fun and delicious gift to indulge in this season.

These featured hot sauce gift sets are holiday themed, perfect for any Christmas stocking! Choose from a Santa or snowman set; both are filled with a variety of delicious and spicy sauces.

Other Food Sampler Sets To Put In Their Stocking

Hot sauce sets aren’t the only food gift samplers to include in their stocking this Christmas. Check out some other food sampler set ideas below that they’ll love.

  • Popcorn sampler mix
  • Coffee or tea sampler set
  • Cocktail mixer set
  • Nut mix sampler set
  • Cheese sampler set

5. Include Some Fuzzy Socks In Their Christmas Stocking


Women's Licensed Plush Slipper Socks

Women’s Licensed Plush Slipper Socks

Another great gift to include in an adult’s stocking stuffer is a pair of fuzzy socks. Give them a fun pair of socks that feature a holiday theme or a theme of their favorite character.

These featured plush slipper socks will make the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone! Choose from a few different fun designs including Monopoly, Mickey/Minnie, or Stitch.

Other Cozy Items To Put In Their Stocking

Keep the cozy theme going by include other comfortable items in their stocking to use during the winter season. Check out some other ideas below.

  • Gloves
  • Winter hat
  • Mini heater
  • Slippers
  • Mini back massager
  • Cozy heating pad

6. Give Them A Cookbook In Their Stocking This Christmas


Taste of Home Dessert Cookbooks

Taste of Home Dessert Cookbooks

If you’re shopping for someone who loves to bake or cook, consider putting a cookbook in their stocking this Christmas. This is a fun gift that they’ll be excited to receive.

These featured dessert cookbooks are perfect Christmas stocking stuffer ideas for adults! Choose from the chocolate dessert cookbook or the Christmas cookies cookbook.

Other Types Of Books To Put In Their Stocking

In addition to a cookbook, you can also put some other types of books in their stocking this Christmas. Check out some unique ideas below.

  • Coloring books
  • Personalized journal
  • Fact book
  • Fiction book (from their favorite author or series)
  • Tablet or e-reader
  • History book from the year they were born

7. Put Some Scented Soaps & Lotions In Their Stocking


Holiday Hand Soap or Lotion Sets

Holiday Hand Soap or Lotion Sets

Soaps and lotions are another adult stocking stuffer idea that anyone will love. Include some Christmas scents to get in the holiday spirit.

These adorable soap and lotion sets are holiday themed for extra cheer! Choose from a snowman or Christmas tree soap to put in their stocking or a penguin, reindeer, or snowman lotion. Each of them include a lovely holiday scent.

Other Spa & Beauty Items To Put In Their Stocking

Soaps and lotions aren’t the only beauty items to include in their stocking. Here are some other spa and beauty gifts you can put in their stocking this Christmas.

  • Bath bombs
  • Nail polish
  • Eyeshadow palette
  • Lipstick set
  • Perfume or cologne
  • Essential oils
  • Gift card to beauty store

8. Use Unique Home Accents As Adult Stocking Stuffers


Set of 4 Glass Photo Coasters

Set of 4 Glass Photo Coasters

Adults love stocking stuffers that are useful and unique. Decorations and home accents are fun items to place in their stockings; they’ll appreciate this exciting gift.

These featured photo coasters are a unique gift to add to someone’s stocking. Place your own family photos inside of each coaster to give someone a special and meaningful gift.

Home Accents To Put In Their Stocking

There are so many different types of home accents that you can include in their Christmas stocking. Check out some ideas below for inspiration.

  • Christmas character figurine
  • Ornaments
  • Picture frame
  • Sentiment block sign
  • Small flower vase
  • Decorative kitchen towel

9. Place Some Scented Candles In Their Christmas Stocking


3-Wick LED Scented Candles or Candleholders

3-Wick LED Scented Candles or Candleholders

Scented candles always make great Christmas gifts for people of all ages. Include some holiday scented candles in their stocking this Christmas.

These featured holiday candles and candleholders are a wonderful selection of stocking stuffers to include this Christmas. Choose from a variety of Christmas designs and scents for a fun stocking stuffer gift.

Other Scented Items To Put In Their Stocking

In addition to holiday candles, you can alternatively include some other scented items in their stocking this Christmas. Check out some other ideas below.

  • Essential oils
  • Perfume
  • Handmade bar soaps
  • Scented room spray
  • Reed diffuser set

Enjoy these stocking stuffer ideas for adults under $20? Check out our full selection of Stocking Stuffers to find even more gift inspiration for the holiday season!


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