Growing up, rummaging through my stocking was always more fun than unwrapping my actual Christmas gifts. Maybe it was the variety I liked; it was always a fun assortment of trinkets, candies, and random items that made my parents think of me. I loved the fact that it was never anything on my list, so it was a surprise from top to bottom. Whatever it was, I'm a big fan of stocking stuffers, and these 20 stocking stuffers for teens and tweens under $20 are sure to be crowdpleasers.
Admittedly, stocking stuffers can be hard to shop for. It's a test of your creativity, considering the items from your teen's Christmas list are probably wrapped up and tucked under the tree. I vividly remember one year watching my brother dump out his stocking to discover... peppermints and blue ink pens. My mom, shaking with laughter in the corner of the room, admitted, "I had no idea what to put in yours!" Luckily, my brother's always been incredibly easy-going and low maintenance... but I'm sure a list like this could've helped my mom out.
From tech accessories to beauty products to cozy winter accessories, these are stocking stuffers that will delight on Christmas morning without breaking the bank.
1. Kate Spade Universal Stability Ring
2. Sloth-Shaped Mug
3. Monogram Journal
4. Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures Christmas Santa Cane
5. Zariah Studs
6. Amazon Gift Card
7. Holiday 48 Color Eyeshadow & 2ct Brush Set
8. Hamburger Socks
9. Clean Canyon Set
10. Read This if You Want to Be Instagram Famous
This is a fantastic gift for the social media inclined. Not only does it offer advice for beautifying your feed, gaining followers, and taking great photographs, it also touches on Instagram "codes of conduct" and creating a personal brand.
11. 2019 Inspirational Quote Everyday Desk Calendar
As handy and convenient as smartphones are, there's something to be said about using a high-quality, paper calendar. This desk calendar from Rifle Paper Co. not only looks beautiful on your desk, but will keep you motivated all year long with inspiring quotes.
12. Unicorn Power Bank/Portable Phone Charger
Give the gift of a fully-charged phone this Christmas. With this unicorn power bank, you'll always have a backup if your phone gets in the anxiety-inducing red zone. Plus, if your teen's cellphone never dies, they never have an excuse for ignoring your phone calls and texts.
13. Girl, Wash Your Face
14. Snowcap Mittens
15. Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
16. Pizza Rescue Kit
This is an ingenious stocking stuffer for a pizza-loving teen... and honestly what teen doesn't love pizza? The Pizza Rescue Kit comes with Black Truffle Salt, Aleppo Chili Pepper, and an Italian herb mix – everything they'll need to spice up their next slice of pizza.
17. Nail Polish Set
Your tween or teen might feel too old for Elf on the Shelf fun, but this nail polish set is the perfect compromise. With five holiday colors (red, green, silver, gold, and white), this super affordable set has everything they'll need for a beautifully festive home manicure.