Stocking Stuffers for Teens and College Students

I’m sharing my tips and ideas for stuffing your teens 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 work as stocking stuffers for college students and tweens, too!

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Santa would leave sweet treasures in there! Choosing Christmas stocking stuffers for 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.

Table of Contents
  1. Great Stocking Stuffers for Teens
  2. How to Use This Gift Guide
  3. Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teen Girls
  4. Stocking Stuffers for Teen Boys
  5. Gifts for Everyone on Your List
fireplace, stockings, garland, christmas tree, presents

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

Great Stocking Stuffers for Teens

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 where 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 overboards 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

As you browse the lists for teenage boys and girls, click the links to view details about the items, including options and pricing. These are affiliate links and I may earn a small commission when you click on the links or make purchases, at no additional cost to you.

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teen Girls

  1. Chapstick or Lip Balm
  2. Airpods Case (variety of colors)
  3. Novelty Socks (variety of designs)
  4. Velvet Scrunchies
  5. Cell Phone Card Holder (holds airpods too!)
  6. Glossier Milk Jelly Cleanser
  7. Crave Naturals Detangling Brush
  8. Ugg Fuzzy Socks
  9. Cute Lanyards
  10. Manicure Set
  11. Glow Bath Bomb
  12. Makeup Wipes
  13. Tarte Sugar Rush Trio
  14. Face Mask Subscription
  15. Exfoliating Lip Brush
  16. Oil Absorbing Face Roller
  17. Crystals
  18. Shower Steamers
  19. Claw Hair Clips
  20. Makeup Brush Cleaner

Stocking Stuffers for Teen Boys

  1. Guitar Pic Punch
  2. Shark Bite Socks
  3. Drumstick Pens
  4. Paracord Survival Bracelet
  5. Airpods Case (variety of colors)
  6. Iphone Charger Stickers
  7. Cereal Killer Spoon
  8. Zombie Response Team Car Sticker
  9. Kiehls “Ultimate Man” Body Scrub Soap
  10. Soup Can Safe
  11. Star Wars Mug
  12. Gamer Socks
  13. Novelty BandAids
  14. Favorite Sports Team Lanyard
  15. Axe Body Spray
  16. Thumbs Up Cell Phone Holder
  17. After Sports Full Body Wipes
  18. How to Survive Anything book

More Teen Stocking Stuffer Ideas

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

  1. Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
  2. Water Bottle Ice Tray
  3. Fidget Phone Case
  4. Touch Screen Gloves
  5. Pop Tarts Game
  6. Universal Cleaning Gel
  7. Pickle Candy Canes
  8. Car Phone Mount
  9. Pet Selfie Portrait Tool
  10. Chocolate Santas
  11. Christmas tree ornament
  12. Washi tape
  13. Stickers
  14. Lipgloss/lipstick
  15. Makeup
  16. Body wash
  17. Lotion
  18. Nail polish
  19. Keychain
  20. Perfume/Body spray
  21. Hair Brush/comb 
  22. Small gift sets
  23. Toothbrush
  24. Hair ties
  25. Sunglasses
  26. Wallet
  27. Pocket Journal
  28. Headband
  29. Bobby pins
  30. Hair clips
  31. Inexpensive jewelry
  32. Candy
  33. Nuts/Snacks
  34. Gum
  35. Small notepad
  36. Pens
  37. Markers
  38. Gloves
  39. Beanie
  40. Handheld games
  41. Buttons
  42. Playing cards
  43. Phone Charger
  44. Popsocket
  45. Polaroid camera film
  46. Phone case
  47. Apple Music Subscription
  48. Gift Cards
  49. Gas card
  50. Cash

Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Be sure to stop by and check out all of our ALL NEW 2021 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

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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