Now that you've got the big gifts under the tree covered, it's time to focus on those decorative socks hanging over the fireplace. We love stuffing stockings with little doodads we find on our travels, like magnets, ornaments, and other trinkets, but they don't always fill it to the top. If you need to fill some extra space or just flat-out forgot to grab items to fill those stockings, there's no need to stress. We've got you covered with this list of last-minute stocking stuffers from Amazon. While we naturally have an eye toward travel-friendly gifts, there's a little bit of everything on our list. Whether the stocking belongs to someone who loves to experiment in the kitchen, sing their heart out, or just squeeze in a little self-care, we've got a stocking stuffer idea for you.
Give the gift of smooth, clear skin with this activated charcoal sponge. Small enough for stockings, this little sponge is also a great size for traveling. With a little exfoliation, all skin types will be glowing, blood will be flowing, and pores will be detoxed. The fact that there are no parabens, sulphates, or chemicals is a big bonus, but we also love the fact that it’s biodegradable and eco-friendly. Even the packing is compostable!
Know someone who loves exploring new cities on foot? One of our favorite ways to learn the nooks and crannies of a place is to hit the pavement. However, after hours of walking — or even just being on our feet at a museum or waiting in lines — our feet need some TLC. We know it’s winter now, but these exfoliating foot masks are especially great during the summer sandal season when heels can get rough and tough. Plus, it’s easy to throw into a suitcase and have on the ready whenever the time calls.
While there are several different themes for Burt’s Bees kits, their baby kit caught our eye this year. This set’s natural products include shampoo and wash, buttermilk soap, a nifty cream-to-powder diaper rash cream, lotion, and nourishing oil. There are no phthalates, parabens, or petrolatum, and all products are pediatrician-tested for safety and gentleness.
As more and more airlines switch to in-flight entertainment that streams from personal devices, we think a stocking stuffer like this will get some serious mileage. This in-flight phone cradle allows for hands-free viewing while up in the air, meaning no more cricked necks, asleep arms, or awkward positions. It attaches to the seatback in front of you or tray table, and can fit nearly every phone or tablet on the market. It also folds flat for easy packing.
Get with the program and help eliminate the need for plastic straws with this eco-friendly stocking stuffer. Each pack comes with four reusable stainless steel straws that are non-toxic (always a plus) and dishwasher-safe. There are also 10 free smoothie recipes, just in case your giftee is looking for some tasty inspiration.
This is a great stocking stuffer because it’s not necessarily something someone wants to purchase on their own. If you haven’t heard, Poo-Pourri is magical for masking unpleasant odors. It’s main purpose is to cover up any trace of your business in the bathroom, but it can also be used to ward off smells like lingering smoke in a hotel room, wet dog, or musty scents.
We like clothing items that also function as a place to cleverly hide items while traveling. This cotton circle scarf has a hidden zipper pocket that’s great for stashing important papers, paper currency, or even your passport. It does say that it’s good for phones, but we’ve found that loading in anything slightly weighty can feel wonky when you’re actually wearing the scarf.
In this tech-heavy age, we can never have enough gadgets. Several input plugs on this travel adapter allow you to charge multiple gadgets at once, which is key for hotel rooms with limited wall sockets. Even better, this adapter works in over 150 countries and has USB inputs.
9. Hand Warmer
When layers aren’t enough to keep warm, we toss one of these portable hand warmers into our jacket or pant pockets to help add a little heat. They are also great for relieving muscle aches after a long flight or hike, though they shouldn’t be applied directly on the skin. We also love them because they are TSA-approved and activate with a simple shake.
10. Travel First-Aid Kit
Looking for a more practical stocking stuffer? This small, lightweight travel first-aid kit is a great (and smart) option. It measures four-by-six inches and weighs just over an ounce-and-a-half. Handy for unexpected minor first-aid needs, this set comes with bandages, moleskin pieces, safety pins, gauze, iodine prep pads, medical tape, anti-inflammatory pain pills, antihistamines, anti-diarrheal pills, and hydrocortisone cream.
Forget water purification tablets, this reusable straw removes 99.9 percent of waterborne bacteria and parasites, including E. coli, salmonella, giardia, and cryptosporidium. It also removes microplastics down to one micron, and has a long lifespan, filtering 4,000 liters of contaminated water when used properly. Bonus: For each one purchased, the company donates a year’s supply of safe drinking water to a child in need. We’ll drink to that.
This LED selfie light ring is a must-have or a must-give for anyone who loves taking beautiful shots for Instagram. You can adjust the brightness level with three different light settings and charge it easily with a USB. We like flipping it around and using it to take food pictures inside dark restaurants, too.
For most people, their phone is also their only camera. So why not help amp up those shots with this cell phone camera lens kit? This set has three different professional-grade HD lenses: 0.4-times wide-angle lens, a 180-degree fisheye lens, and a 10-times magnification macro lens. They are easy to clip on and are the perfect size for traveling.
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