Holiday gift guide – the best stocking stuffers

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Because they’re small enough to fit inside, stocking stuffers are usually less visually imposing than larger gifts. But as this roundup proves, the best stocking stuffers can be every bit as exciting.

  • What products make good stocking stuffers? Look for accessories and EDC gadgets; they’re inexpensive yet very useful.
  • Does Santa really fill your stocking at Christmas? Yeah, of course!
  • What are the best stocking stuffers in 2018? We have looked through hundreds of products to find the best — keep reading to see our selection.

While new laptops, bikes and toys make great gifts, smaller gifts are often just as much appreciated. What’s more, many of these items will see daily use. Here’s our roundup of the best stocking stuffers available right now.

WINGBRUSH Interdental Toothbrush

 WINGBRUSH Interdental Toothbrush - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

WINGBRUSH keeps smiles white

Most people value their smile, and WINGBRUSH helps to keep it gleaming white. The design covers all the surfaces of your teeth, while also being gentle on crowns and implants.

Price: $6.35 USD

Matador FlatPak Travel Toiletry Bottle

Matador FlatPak Travel Toiletry Bottle - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

Save space with FlatPak

Regular travelers will appreciate receiving the FlatPak bottle. This squishy container takes up 3.5 times less space than a regular toiletries bottle.

Price: $12.99 USD

Keri Versatile Minimalist Wallet

Keri Versatile Minimalist Wallet - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

Keri is a very versatile wallet

This visually striking wallet is perfect for credit cards, business cards, medication, keys, and more. The slimline design slips is pocket-friendly, and you can even wear on a leather cord.

Price: $19 USD, pre-order

Xiaomi USB LED Light

Xiaomi USB LED Light - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

Xiaomi’s USB light offers instant illumination

Another useful gift for travelers is this Xiaomi light. It draws power from any USB port, providing diffuse light for reading or seeing the way.

Price: $15 USD

YSMART Smallest EDC Flashlight

YSMART Smallest EDC Flashlight - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

YSMART is one tiny flashlight

This tiny flashlight is about the size of an AA battery with the top half taken off. In spite of its size, YSMART offers impressive power and durability.

Price: $15.25 USD, pre-order

Kuhn Rikon High-Performance Ratchet Grinder

 Kuhn Rikon High-Performance Ratchet Grinder - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

Go fine or coarse with Kuhn Rikon

Foodies will love this grinder from Kuhn. It works with salt, pepper and spices, and you can easily switch between fine and coarse grinding.

Price: $15.34 USD

Star Wars Death Star Kitchen Timer

Star Wars Death Star Kitchen Timer - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

Count down to dinner with the Death Star timer

Another great kitchen gift is this Death Star timer. It looks just like the evil mothership, and the timer plays cool sound effects when it hits zero.

Price: $17.99 USD

Vacu Vin Wine Saver Vacuum Pump

 Vacu Vin Wine Saver Vacuum Pump - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

Vacu Vin stops oxidation

For those who prefer liquid refreshment, the Vacu Vin will be a welcome gift. This device pumps the air out of wine bottles in order to prevent oxidation.

Price: $12.39 USD

nOcean Reusable Drinking Straw Bracelet

 nOcean Reusable Drinking Straw Bracelet - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

nOcean is endlessly reusable

If you know someone who always drinks with a straw, get them the nOcean bracelet. This brilliant product can be reused endlessly, meaning less plastic in the environment.

Price: $15.06 USD, pre-order

Matador Mini Pocket Blanket

Matador Mini Pocket Blanket - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

The Matatdor blanket is truly tiny

The Matador mini blanket is perfect for avid picnic eaters and outdoor enthusiasts alike. It weighs just 38 grams, yet rolls out to 44 by 28 inches.

Price: $19.99 USD

Verve X Dripkit Single Serve Pourover Coffee

Verve X Dripkit Single Serve Pourover Coffee - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

Enjoy a rapid brew with Dripkit

For the caffeine addict in your life, the Verve X Dripkit is a dream come true. To make a brew, you simply pour hot water onto the Dripkit and wait for 30 seconds.

Price: $3.25 USD

Evolution Shaving Can Shave Brush

 Evolution Shaving Can Shave Brush - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

The Evolution brush offers a better shave

A great stocking stuffer for guys, the Evolution Brush fits onto any shaving foam or gel can and dispenses the product. The bristles stimulate the follicles, ready for shaving.

Price: $19.95 USD

Harry Potter Egg Set

Harry Potter Egg Set - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

Potterheads will love this egg set

No Potterhead should eat breakfast without this set. Egghead Harry holds your spoon, and you can create scar-shaped toast with the supplied cutter.

Price: $11.43 USD

Elago Wrist Fit Apple AirPods Silicone Strap

Elago Wrist Fit Apple AirPods Silicone Strap - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

Wrist Fit holds your AirPods

Apple fans will adore the Elago Wrist Fit. This special silicone accessory slides onto your Apple Watch wristband, with two slots for holding your AirPods.

Price: $8.99 USD

Shockproof Translucent iPhone Case

Shockproof Translucent iPhone Case - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

This shockproof case protects your iPhone

This slimline case offers good protection for new iPhones. It can take bumps and scratches, while the raised front lip protects the display.

Price: $22 USD

CatTongue Grips Non-slip Phone Grip

CatTongue Grips Non-slip Phone Grip - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

Keep a firm hold with CatTongue

Of course, it’s better not to drop your phone in the first place. CatTongue Grips add a grippy surface to the back of any phone — ideal for your clumsiest friend.

Price: $12.99 USD

Boar 13-in-1 Stainless Steel Keychain Multi-Tool

Boar 13-in-1 Stainless Steel Keychain Multi-Tool - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

Fix anything with this keychain multi-tool

Multi-tools make great stocking stuffers, and this one from Boar is no exception. The key-shaped tool works as a screwdriver, a box cutter, a ruler, and even a wrench.

Price: $9.99 USD

The RearViz Bicycle Mirror

The RearViz Bicycle Mirror - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

RearViz helps you see the traffic

Regular cyclists will love the RearViz mirror. You wear it like a bracelet, with a small mirror that flips out to give you a view of the traffic.

Price: $50.95 USD

Tile Mate Bluetooth Key Finder

Tile Mate Bluetooth Key Finder - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

Tile Mate will help your forgetful friend

Know someone who is always losing things? The Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker makes it easy to track down keys and other valuables via the companion app.

Price: $24.99 USD

Speks Magnetic Desk Toys

Speks Magnetic Desk Toys - Holiday gift guide - the best stocking stuffers

Beat stress with Speks

Speks are tiny magnetic balls that are great for building geometric shapes and small 3D models. They are perfect for defeating work stress.

Price: $24.95 USD

The best stocking stuffers

What have been your favorite stocking stuffers of all time? Share your memories in the comments!

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Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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