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CLJ Gift Guides: 31 Affordable Stocking Stuffers for Everyone!

December 7, 2016

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We have more gift guides for you today! Starting with these stocking ideas and later today, we’ll be sharing gifts for the home cook. Growing up, our stockings usually consisted of an orange in the toe, candy and some fruity shampoo–a luxury to have your own shampoo for a little while in a family of five girls. But since marrying Chris, the stocking game has changed a bit. There are actual bonus presents in there! One year, Chris got me 30 different kinds of chapsticks. Every kind imaginable. They filled my entire stocking and it was one of the best gifts he could have given me. Not only am I always losing my lip balm, but I got to try every kind under the sun.

However, for us, we keep stocking gifts small enough to fit in the stocking (obviously) and inexpensive, too. All are under $30, but most are under $10. So here are 31 stocking stuffer ideas for everyone in the family (we mixed them all together since many of them could work for a variety of people) that meet those requirements:

1. Mobile Lens Kit so they can up their smartphone camera game. Includes fisheye, wide angle and macro lenses, that work in front-facing camera mode, too. On sale for $16!

2. The sweetest barrettes. $8

3. A Really Big Windup bug. They’re really big. They windup. And they’re bugs. And fun. $4


4. A cool camera strap for their DSLR. $7

5. Trolls Pez Dispensers. The it candy for the it movie (these are selling out all over so grab them while you can.) $7


6. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, perfect for the outdoorsman! $17


7. Twenty no-crease hair ties that will extend her hair life and are so cute, too. $7


8. Gourmet sea salts, with the best reviews. Set of 6. $21


9. Game of Phones. Hilarious and fun for so many ages. $20


10. The perfect premium tea infuser with over 1400 reviews! $9


11. No longer sold. Similar! Key Folding Knife. The most discreet pocket knife that folds into the shape of a key–so they can stop using their actual keys to open things. $8


12. MagnoGrip Magnetic WristbandEmbedded with super strong magnets for holding screws, scissors, and small tools–like an extra hand! $17


13.No longer sold. But check out these fun straws!  $5img46o

14. A satin pillowcase. To keep their skin youthful and hair smooth. $19

15. Sriracha 2 go. Because no one should be without Sriracha. No one! $10


16. A high-rated, fully adjustable jump rope. For fitness or fun. $9


17. Flip book kit to create their very own mini movies. $12


18. Shark hand puppet. ‘nough said. $6


19. Moleskine journal (set of 3). Pocket-sized so they can doodle, write or think up their next great idea on the go. $8


20. A smart plug, that connects to your WiFi so that they can turn off anything in your home from your phone. $16


21. Sweaters for mugs. Squeal inducing. $16


22. Plaid pom pom beanie for him or her. $17


23. Ten color pen…and all the nostalgia. $4


24. Zero-Gravity Fridge Rover. $3


25. Coconut Balm. The skin salve (for everywhere!) that’s at the top of everyone’s list. $12


26. Similar. For the comic fan. $7


27. No longer available. Diet Coke Dash Button so they can order their elixir with the touch of the button.


28. Glow in the dark stars. Forever and always. $8



29. Professional Water Resistant Heavy Duty Steel Nose Trimmer with LED light. And if that wasn’t enough, it has over 4000 glowing reviews. $17



30. No longer sold. Similar! The softest, sweetest kitty socks. $11



31. Invisible Ink to make all their wildest dreams come true. $2



See the rest of the 2016 gift guide right here!

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  1. K says:

    Help????, looking for a resource (which I thought was in one of your gift guides?)…a print of your home in bl/white but NOT a photograph…can be ordered framed or infrared and is black and white. Looks like a piece of orig art/sketch. Can you help, sound familiar? Thanks!

  2. Carly says:

    What shop was the camera strap in? If you click the link it just says item no longer available and shows you a ton more camera straps but from all different shops.

  3. Sarah says:

    So many great ideas!!!
    Might be my favorite gift guide so far lol

  4. shannon says:

    I have that tea infuser, and it’s a good one. The holes are small so it works even with smaller looseleaf teas.

    That magnetic wristband would be perfect for my dad! Great ideas!!

  5. Katie says:

    I usually only find a few things that my family would like in gift guides, but I love every one of these ideas! Thank you, thank you!

  6. Jane says:

    Great gift ideas!!

  7. Shelley says:

    I’m always looking for different ideas for my husband’s stocking. The magnogrip wrist band is right up his alley! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Kathryn says:

    My husband just glanced at my screen and asked why there was a double penis mug. I’m crying with laughter. The rest of these are great, but I can’t unsee that.

  9. Megan says:

    Sriracha keychain, smart plug, game of phones…ya’ll just filled up my hubby’s stocking for me! Thanks for the (much needed) ideas.

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