Stocking Stuffers for Teens and College Students

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Search our lists of nearly 100 stocking stuffers for teens – stuff that they’ll actually want and will actually use! Good things come in small packages, and I’ve got the proof right here.

I’m sharing my tips and ideas for stuffing your teen’s stockings with budget-friendly, unique and practical goodies that they will love! There are over 80 stocking stuffer ideas for teen boys and girls on this list – small gifts and treasures that will be just as memorable and meaningful as what’s under the tree.

Bonus – Most of these gift ideas will also work as stocking stuffers for college students and tweens!

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Great Stocking Stuffers for Teens

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Santa would leave sweet treasures in there! Choosing Christmas stocking stuffers for teens in my family is one of my favorite things to do all year. These small and simple gifts can be the best things about the holidays!

I spend lots of time thinking about each person and coming up with stocking stuffer ideas that fit their personality; from my gadget-loving husband to my video game-obsessed teen son to my glitter-obsessed tween daughter, I get to think about the very things I love about their personalities and find little trinkets they will treasure.

fireplace, stockings, garland, christmas tree, presents

As you can see, we take out stockings very seriously around here!

The teen years can be the toughest years, as teens are spending more and more time with their friends and less time communicating with their parents. Gone are the days of mile-long lists and bouncy visits to Santa’s house. Gone are the days when wrapping up a tiny stuffed animal was all it took to get that crooked-toothed grin. These days they want bigger, shinier, and more connected things, and we get bouncy visits to their bedrooms with their game consoles and phones in hand.

So in preparation for this holiday season at home, I have compiled a list of teenager-approved stocking stuffer ideas for teens. There are stocking stuffers for teen boys and stocking stuffer ideas for teen girls, all of which have been approved by my own angsty teens. I guarantee you will find something on this list to please yours, too!

Expert Tips for Stuffing Stockings

  • Try to keep to a budget it’s easy to go overboard filling stockings.
  • Collect small trinkets year round. I have a big box where I toss makeup samples and other things that I get for free or cheap.
  • Splurge on a few things, but mostly keep items to under $5.
  • Keep the size of your stockings in mind. I’ve purchased things that I thought would fit and then actually didn’t. Keep a stocking in that box so you can see if things will fit.
  • As you collect them, store items for each recipient in separate boxes or bags. Cut tags, remove packaging, add batteries, and all other prep work before the big night. This makes things much easier on Christmas Eve!
  • Create traditions – my kids know there will be a chocolate Santa and a Christmas ornament in their stocking every year, and they can’t wait to see what I picked out for them.
  • FAVORITES LISTS! Have your kids fill out a list with their favorite scents, candy, flavors, etc to help you in your quest. Our Free Printable Christmas Planner has a blank (and totally adorable) wish list, plus shopping lists galore to keep you organized.

Do You Wrap Presents in a Stocking?

You don’t need to wrap anything that goes into a stocking unless you really want to. The best part is the stockings are the wrap!

We usually open our stockings last, after the gifts under the tree. 

How to Use This Gift Guide

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teen Girls

  1. Oil Absorbing Volcanic Face Roller
  2. Laneige Lip Glowy Balm
  3. Ice Cream Airpods Case
  4. Shell Bracelet
  5. Snap Hair Ties
  6. Scratch Art Notes
  7. Glossier Milk Jelly Cleanser
  8. Tangle Teaser Detangling Brush
  9. Barefoot Dreams Fuzzy Socks
  10. Lightning Bolt Earrings
  11. Cute Lanyards
  12. Manicure Set
  13. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
  14. Bandana
  15. Makeup Wipes
  16. Face Mask Subscription
  17. Sunglasses
  18. Crystals
  19. Butterfly Clips
  20. Makeup Brush Cleaner
  21. Temporary Tattoos

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Stocking Stuffers for Teen Boys

  1. Custom Face Socks
  2. Novelty BandAids
  3. Thumbs Up Cell Phone Holder
  4. Dude Wipes for Face and Body
  5. Life Skills for Teens
  6. Mini Rubiks Cube
  7. Minimalist Card Wallet
  8. Shark Bite Socks
  9. Carhartt Beanie
  10. BOD Body Spray
  11. Drumstick Pens
  12. Paracord Survival Bracelet
  13. Podskinz Airpods Case
  14. Men’s Beaded Bracelet
  15. Bee’s Knees Hot Honey
  16. Star Wars Mug
  17. Dude Diet book
  18. Razer Gaming Mouse
  19. Polarized Sport Sunglasses
  20. Pajama Shorts
  21. Swiss Army Knife

More Teen Stocking Stuffer Ideas

These are perfect filler items and toys to add to your teen’s Christmas stocking. Take that wish list with you when you shop so you know their color, flavor, or scent de jour!

There are a lot of links, and then just a long list of non-specific suggestions. That’s when that favorites list will come in handy!

  1. Toaster Bags (Make grilled cheese in the toaster!)
  2. Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
  3. Water Bottle Ice Tray
  4. Airpods Ear Hooks
  5. Fidget Phone Case
  6. Touch Screen Gloves
  7. Popcorn Seasoning
  8. Pop Tarts Game
  9. Shoe Eraser
  10. Pocky Variety Pack
  11. Screaming Goat Figurine
  12. Universal Cleaning Gel
  13. Pickle Candy Canes
  14. Car Phone Mount
  15. Carmex Medicated Lip Balm
  16. Pet Selfie Portrait Tool
  17. Teenie Nee Do Stress Ball
  18. Chocolate Santas
  19. Christmas tree ornament
  20. Washi tape
  21. Stickers
  22. Lipgloss/lipstick
  23. Makeup
  24. Body wash
  25. Lotion
  26. Nail polish
  27. Keychain
  28. Perfume/Body spray
  29. Hair Brush/comb 
  30. Small gift sets
  31. Toothbrush
  32. Hair ties
  33. Sunglasses
  34. Wallet
  35. Pocket Journal
  36. Headband
  37. Bobby pins
  38. Hair clips
  39. Inexpensive jewelry
  40. Candy
  41. Nuts/Snacks
  42. Gum
  43. Small notepad
  44. Pens
  45. Markers
  46. Gloves
  47. Beanie
  48. Handheld games
  49. Buttons
  50. Playing cards
  51. Phone Charger
  52. Popsocket
  53. Polaroid camera film
  54. Phone case
  55. Apple Music Subscription
  56. Gift Cards
  57. Gas card
  58. Cash

Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Be sure to stop by and check out all of our ALL NEW 2022 Holiday Gift Guide and Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids! We have extensive gift lists with hundreds of ideas to fit every personality and every budget.

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Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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