The holiday season is sneaking up on us, and it’s time to think about those little extras that make Christmas morning special: Stocking stuffers! Even though they’re not the main event, there’s something about a sock full of hand-picked goodies that’s oh-so-fun no matter how old you are.
But before we go any further, let’s state the obvious. Kids don’t need more candy on a day they’re already amped up to 11 by 4am. And no one wants more junk to regift–especially if the white elephant office party already passed.
If you’re thinking that makes curating a top-notch stocking for you loved ones (big and small) a little trickier, think again. Enter: Target stocking stuffers. You can take yourself to Target, IRL or online, and knock the job out in a single cart. What I love about Target’s selection is how it’s full of surprises for everyone, without having to spend a lot. It’s not about the price tag; it’s about the thought and the smiles you’ll see when your family discovers these little treasures.
They have something for literally everyone on your list and best of all? There’s thousands of candy-free, practical options that each cost less than $10. (Which means you don’t even have to feel guilty if you pop a couple treats for yourself into your cart.)
So, let’s make those stockings a highlight this year! With Target’s under-$10 finds, we’re all set to add that extra touch of joy and keep the holiday spirit alive and well. Happy stocking-stuffing!
Apple AirPods Gen 1/2 Silicone Case with Clip
Few tech products are easier to lose than AirPods. (It’s almost like they designed them that way, huh?) With a convenient clip and made from easy-to-clean silicone, these simple cases are great for anyone who needs help keeping them close at hand. They come in a bunch of fun colors, too!
Cat & Jack
'Be You' Bracelet Set
If they’re in their friendship bracelet era, these rainbow-laden bracelets are a sweet addition to their collection. And if you’ve got multiple stockings to stuff, you can always split them up!
Coconut & Warm Vanilla Hand Cream
Absorbent and non-greasy, this festive hand cream from Beloved is the perfect size to slip into their stocking (and then right into their purse.) Even better? The silky feeling and dreamy vanilla scent could fool you into thinking it cost three times as much!
From protecting hair from frizz and breakage to keeping skin clear and happy, satin pillowcases > regular old pillowcases. The price tag will keep you happy too!
Summer may be long gone, but bubbles are always a good idea. In fact, they look even prettier against a snowy landscape! (Not to mention they’re a fun addition to bath time every once in awhile.)
Buffalo Check Plaid Cozy Crew Socks
Cozy socks are practically a mandated stocking stuffer. This seasonally appropriate pair will keep their feet toasty all winter long and even has a special slot for a gift card if you really want to well, knock their socks off. (Sorry. Couldn’t help it.)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Finger Puppets
Whether it’s already a favorite or you’re just introducing your little ones to the classic story of Rudolph, these adorable finger puppets are sure to be a story time (and bath time!) hit.
Limited Edition Holiday Candy Cane Body Wash
The sulfate and paraben-free body washes from Native are a permanent fixture on my shopping list, but it’s always fun to toss in a limited edition seasonal scent!
Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza
Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza
This one is actually fun for the entire family! The game play is simple (it literally takes less than three minutes to learn) and the illustrations are ahhdorable. But be warned. They may look cute but games can get intense quickly. So much yelling. In the good way, of course.
Shade Stix Temporary Wash Out Hair Color
Got a kid who’s begging to get a little creative with their locks? They’ll be thrilled to find the Shade Stix Temporary Wash Out Hair Color from Hally in their stocking. And you? You’re not a regular mom. You’re a cool mom (who knows it’s just temporary).
Every Man Jack
Men's Moisturizing Sandalwood Beard Oil
Just because beauty products make great stocking stuffers, that doesn’t mean dad is out of luck. Pamper his grizzly mug with this earthy beard oil from Every Man Jack. It’s made with a host of natural ingredients to make him as soft on the outside as you know he is on the inside.
up & up
Sleep Eye Mask
It won’t help the pre-dawn Christmas morning wakeup, but this highly-rated sleep mask will certainly come in handy from December 25th on! The contoured design blocks out the light without compressing the eyelid or making it impossible to blink.
LEGO Friends Doughnut Shop Toy Cafe Playset
Pint-sized LEGO sets are perfect for stockings. Since they aren’t a giant undertaking, they’re a great activity to tear into when the excitement dies down without the threat of overwhelm. And while any would do, we’re a tad obsessed with this one. Between the tiny moped and doughnut stools, it may be one of our favorite LEGO Friends sets ever.
Star Wars Boba Fett's Starship Microfighter Set
If they’re more of a Star Wars kid (or adult!), we’d go with Boba Fett’s Starship Microfighter Set, complete with blaster, jetpack and a cockpit that really opens.
Holiday Snowflake Marshmallows
Yes, I know what I said about candy, but we’re going to make an exception for these adorable snowflake marshmallows. They’re the perfect addition to a cup of holiday hot cocoa!
Just pop this cutie over their little hand and they’ve got a teether that requires just enough dexterity. The textured silicone on top soothes sore and swollen gums and the crinkle sound it makes keeps baby entertained.
Candy Cane Shea Sugar Body Scrub
The TikTok famous Tree Hut scrubs are a total hit with tweens and grown up beauty-lovers alike. (Trust me, my daughter and I check both boxes.) At less than eight bucks a pop, they’re impressively effective at buffing, hydrating and brightening dry, dull skin and while they come in a variety of awesome scents, Candy Cane is obviously the choice du jour.
Clean Mint Mouthwash Concentrate
You can never go wrong with practical stocking stuffers. Not only is the diminutive mouthwash concentrate from hello a total bad breath buster, it’s also perfectly-sized for travelers. Just pop off the top, add a couple pumps and a bit of water and you’re good to go!
Whether they’re a fiery Aries, a comfort-loving Taurus, or a keyed up Virgo, the zodiac-lover in your life will appreciate a candle you’ve chosen just for them. Each sign features a different gorgeously layered (and surprisingly-luxe) scent and burns for 36 hours.
A New Day
Jumbo Claw Hair Clip
These wallet-friendly claw clips are perfect for pulling off an effortless updo without being harsh on hair. They come in several colors too!
Barbie Imagine Ink
Packed with games, activities and coloring pages, this Imagine Ink book is a great way to keep the Barbie obsessed entertained at home or on-the-go.
Intergalactic Thinking Putty Tin
Stretch it, roll it, twist it, bounce it–there’s endless ways to fiddle with Thinking Putty. It’s a great on-the-go toy for restaurants and even long car rides (if they’re old enough not to accidentally grind it into the upholstery, of course.)
Lightning to USB-C Neon Braided Cable
There’s a cord stealer in every family. Gift yours a colorful cord they can’t “confuse” with anyone else’s. As a bonus, the braided design means it won’t be rendered useless after just a couple months of use.
Make Believe Ideas
Never Touch A Polar Bear
Board books are a first stocking must! We love this touch and feel series which is a total delight for little hands.
Da Bomb Bath Fizzers
Bubble bath? Never met her. Made with just a few simple ingredients, each of these fun bath bombs has a surprise hidden inside.
Holler and Glow
Holiday Themed Printed Foot Masks
Baby soft feet never looked so festive! These hilarious yet practical foot masks will soften even the roughest hooves. The caramel scent is a delightful bonus.
Cat & Jack
Kids' Wayfair Surfer Shade Sunglasses
A pair of super cool shades that look just like mom and dad’s? Obviously.
Rosemary Mint Scalp & Hair Strengthening Oil
With thousands of reviews and a cult following, it’s safe to say the Mielle Organics Rosemary Mint Scalp & Hair Strengthening Oil is one of the year’s hottest hair products. And it’s no surprise, really. The multipurpose oil does everything from tame split ends to foster hair growth (hello postpartum breakage!) and works across a variety of hair types.
Hydro Star Pimple Patches Mini Pack
Zit stickers, but make it fashion. They’re adorable and effective, making a noticeable difference just overnight.