When I was a child, the stockings were, by far, my favorite part of Christmas morning. I loved the surprises and the kitschy baubles. And there is nothing more tantalizing than seeing a row of overstuffed stockings hanging on the fireplace mantle or banister. Just thinking about it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
This year, you can make sure everyone on your list has a nice, plump stocking to delve into with the Scary Mommy Stocking Stuffer Guide.
Will this cute and customizable Hello Kitty coin bank encourage your little kitty-cats to save their pennies for a rainy day? You can bank on it. (Sorry, we had to.)
Move over, Dr. Pimple Popper! If there’s a pimple-popping obsessed person in your friend group, then this is the gift for her. Made of 100% skin-friendly silicone, this “decompression” and “relaxation” toy is a stress ball gone wrong as it lets the user fake “pop” fake pimples. Whatever floats your boat, we guess!
If your house is home to a young Potterhead or two, then someone definitely needs this Harry Potter Quidditch ornament in their stocking. He will look perfectly magical in any tree and comes in a gift-ready box.
Drones are everywhere these days, but how about a stocking-sized one that doesn’t even need a remote to control its movements? This hand-operated mini drone uses high-tech infrared motion sensors to detect obstacles and steer by hand. Just toss it in the air and pray it doesn’t get lost in the Christmas tree.
If you’re playing Santa for a Dragamonz fan, then this is a total must-have stocking stuffer. It’s a 3-pack of eggs to smash open and discover Dragamonz figures along with battle cards to trade with friends. There’s over 70 to collect, so maybe get a few sets.
Who doesn’t love tacos? Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? That’s why these handy AF dino taco holders are a must-have stocking stuffer for pretty much any kid. Or adult. Everyone loves tacos! They hold two tacos each and look very prehistoric while doing it, and at $14.95, they’re an absolute steal.
Just like VSCO girls and binging on seasons of Friends, Rubik’s Cubes are another old thing made new again by the current generation of kids and teens. It’s an ideal stocking stuffer for kids (and adults?) of any age, and the best part? It’s currently just $3.44. Hello, bargain.
Is your kid more of a Belle than an Anna? Go with this ultra cute lip smacker created for the truest of Disney fans.
She might be spending a lot of nights in these days, and that’s exactly why the moms you love will be into this stunning cocktail shaker. In a bright and on-trend gold with a weighted bottom, she will be sending the kids off to bed ASAP just so she can mix a perfect drink in this beautiful thing. The best part? It’s only $17.
Repeat after me: you love your family and after one glass of wine, whatever nonsense they’re currently doing to drive you nuts will suddenly feel a little less crazy-making. It’s the mantra of moms everywhere and now, you can remind yourself from that first sip to the last.
If a mom has to perform a super perfunctory adult task like sharpening knives, shouldn’t she at least be able to do it with a touch of rhino-induced whimsy? Gift her this crazy-cute rhino knife sharpener with a non-slip base. It’s BPA-free and extremely cute, so there’s really no reason all moms shouldn’t own one.
Bring some tissues with you Christmas morning, because this fill-in-the-blank book is designed to trigger your mom’s waterworks. Honestly, seeing how much it means to her will make you feel emotional, too. Oh, and consider yourself warned: Moms get so proud about what’s written in the book that they often read the sentiments aloud. Simple prompts like, “When we are apart, it makes me happy to think about ____” and “I love your taste in ____” make it easy-breezy to jot things down.
Um, remember your 90’s scrunchie obsession? These vibrant hairbands-on-steroids are officially making a comeback and we don’t need Clarissa to explain that to us. (Though we kinda wish she would.) The good news is, you can get a f*ck-ton of colors for only a few bucks; that way, the teen in your life won’t complain that they don’t have a specific color. Get her all the hues and she’ll have a color-coded scrunchie or six for every day of the week, if not the entire month.
For teens just starting their experimental makeup journeys, ohii Lip Jellys are a stepping stone. This three-pack comes with a trio of travel-ready tubes in agave, mint, and rose scents. Each tube features a non-sticky, long-lasting formula that moisturizes lips a la castor seed oil and shea butter, and are totally vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, paraben-free, mineral oil-free, sulfate-free, and phthalate-free. Basically, it’s everything-bad-for-you-free, AKA a mother’s dream lip balm for their child.
Red wine stains on the teeth or mouth (a.k.a. tannin teeth and malbec mouth) are not a good look, but these natural wipes were made to remove them. Their secret ingredient is simple: Baking Soda, which removes surface stains and neutralizes acids that can corrode enamel. They also contains Hydrogen Peroxide to gently whiten the teeth and kill bacteria.
Masking makes the skin grow softer and the best part is, it can be done in one step. For your beauty guru BFF or family member who loves the look and feel of healthy skin, but not the 12 steps it takes to get there, this set from Tony Moly is the best compromise. Each 3-layered sheet is loaded with skin-loving, highly nourishing ingredients that transform skin from drab to fab in just 20 minutes.
A jade roller is a must-have to add to every skincare routine, and they’ve been eyeing one for months. Recommend they keep theirs in the freezer to roll out morning puffiness while eating breakfast. It’ll be their Christmas (and every hungover morning thereafter) miracle.
It’s winter time y’all, and that means everyone who’s anyone is dealing with dry, scaly skin. Enter a very welcome stocking stuffer for literally anyone — Weleda’s Skin Food for face and body. It’s meant precisely for skin that’s dry and flaky, but it’s also super light-weight and absorbs into skin quickly (because no one wants those sticky, slimy hands). The cream has a plant-extract formula and offers a blend of chamomile, calendula, and pansy. We’ll be snagging a tube for ourselves too, obviously.
Made out of reclaimed records, these unique coasters are retro cool, bring back the memories of his favorite tunes, and keep those damn rings off the furniture.
There’s only one thing that’s more fun than Skee-Ball, and that’s playing Skee-Ball at your desk.
The wacky, wavy guy at the car dealership has a specific type of cult-like following: teenagers. Get him in miniature form to bring the ultimate smile to your teen’s face. The wacky, wavy dude fits on your teen’s desk, shelves, or nightstand, and can work to encourage your teenager as he breaks open those daunting chemistry or history books. Plus, it’s just flat-out funny.
Why be basic with your bottle-opening? Simple, yet amazing. Just like him, this unique bent nail and magnet combo is a genius conversation piece that’s both modern-looking and rustic at the same time.
For the guy who truly has everything, why not gift him… ethically and legally sourced Australian Red Kangaroo balls? Yup. You read that right. The company Huckberry is offering this wild item and bills it as either “the best gag gift or the best conversation starter.” I mean, they’re not wrong. But if your guy needs a bottle opener, why not give him one with tons of personality… and balls?
Related: The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2019