Shopping for adults during the holidays can be a tough task. What do you get for someone that has the financial means to buy whatever they want for themselves?
Instead of focusing on getting the biggest and most extravagant gift, why not focus on stocking stuffers instead?
The adults in my family have given into the tradition of focusing on stocking stuffers instead of big gifts. This makes it easier to shop for everyone, and it’s cheaper, too!
Here’s a great list of stocking stuffer ideas for adults—all under $20—that will be sure to satisfy every family member on your gift-buying list.
For the Women
Fun Socks: During the wintertime, a cute pair of fuzzy socks like these Nap Socks from Brookstone ($19.99), will be much appreciated to keep her feet warm.
Underwear: What woman doesn’t love a good pair of underwear from Victoria’s Secret? Grab some holiday styles for the women in your life.
Nail Polish: A bottle of a funky or holiday-themed color of nail polish will be sure to please most women in your life. Grab a fun O.P.I. nail polish color for about $6.50.
Magazine Subscription: An annual subscription to Shape, Self, Cosmopolitan, or any other type of monthly magazine that your girlfriend will love will typically run you under $20 for the year.
Small Kitchen Gadgets: For the chef in your life, Williams & Sonoma offers a whole gift selection of kitchen gadgets for under $25.
Makeup: Drugstore makeup can make for great stocking stuffers, and a mascara, lipstick, or lip liner won’t run you more than $10. If there’s a product your partner is always running low on, grab it for them.
Fancy Hand Soap: Always perfect for powder rooms and guest baths, fancy hand soaps demonstrate a personal touch and smell heavenly. It makes a great smelling gift for everyone.
For the Men
Boxers: Grab a pair of their favorite boxers. For under $25, you could even splurge for a name brand.
Movie Tickets or a Gift Card: Buy a pair of movie tickets at Costco for under $25 or grab a gift card for the movie lover in your life—perfect timing to watch the Star Wars movie!
Dress Socks: For the business man in your life, a nice pair of dress socks will be a welcome gift.
Shaving Kit: Spoil your loved one with some fancy shaving supplies. Great for the guys who always forget to replace their razors.
For the Connoisseur
Small bottles of Alcohol: Who doesn’t love individual sized bottles of liquor? Perfect for the traveler who can make their own mixed drinks on board the plane!
Whiskey Stones: Chill your liquor without diluting it by purchasing some whiskey stones, available for less than $10 on Amazon.
Artisan Chocolate: Whole Foods offers lots of artisan type chocolate bar options that will be sure to please every palette.
Coffee: Buy a specialty one-pound bag of coffee from a local coffee shop for the coffee aficionado in your life.
We hope these ideas get you started on the right foot with filling up those stockings on a budget!
What are your favorite go-to stocking stuffers for your family and friends? What would you like to receive in your stocking this year?