So you bought them the big gifts that left quite a dent in your wallet, but you just can’t seem to figure out what to put in their stocking. Everyone knows reaching into that holiday sock is one of the best parts of the season, so we’re here to help you find some trendy, affordable, and small items perfect for the occasion. Below, we’ve rounded up all the best stocking stuffer deals from Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy.
Ah, the holiday season. Merry and bright and… incredibly stressful because you can’t seem to find any suitable stocking stuffer ideas for everyone on your list. If that’s the case, we gotchu. After all, you deserve to kick your feet up, indulge in some spiked eggnog, and spend time with your loved ones this season — instead of on the internet, frantically trying to find a good deal. We’re deal-scouting elves here at Mashable, so here are some stocking stuffer deals that are sure to please absolutely everyone.
The Fujifilm Instax Mini Link 2 is an ideal gift for anyone who has to upgrade their phone storage yearly because of how many photos they have, and the teen in your life is probably a good contender. This smartphone printer seamlessly connects to your phone via the Instax Mini Link App and allows you to pick out your favorite pics to turn into Polaroid-style printouts. As an added bonus, you can spice up your photos with doodles, shapes, and filters.
While AirTags might not be the world’s most exciting gift, they’re sure as heck useful (especially for those who seem to have a real problem with losing stuff). Attachable to anything from your keys, backpack, wallet, and luggage, the tags connect to your Apple device in one tap. After that, you can find whatever it is they’re attached to via the “Find My” app. Gone are the days of losing things forever.
A massage gun is heaven on earth for anyone who exercises and gets subsequent muscle soreness/cramps/stiffness. The tiny-but-mighty Therabody Theragun mini connects via Bluetooth to its compatible app, on which users can customize massage routines, watch educational demonstrations, target specific muscle groups, and way more. Plus, the latest 2nd gen model is 30% lighter than the previous Theragun model — so rest assured it won’t rip their stocking!
There are plenty of smart speakers on the market, but Amazon’s Echo Pop makes an ideal stocking stuffer, thanks to its cute and compact size. It’s also more affordable than some of Amazon’s wider-known options like the Echo Dot. The colorful Alexa-enabled companion can keep you in the know about the weather, important reminders, and current events, plus let you make calls, reorder your fave Amazon buys, and pump out playlists like a champ.
Our favorite budget pick for a streaming device, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K can turn any old TV into a smart TV with its plug-and-play dongle. Just plug it into an HDMI port and have access to Netflix, Hulu, Max, Peacock, Disney+, and all the other streaming apps directly from your TV. The Alexa-enabled remote lets you find, launch, and control what you want to watch with your voice.
A Mashable Choice product, the Beats Studio Buds are excellent entry-level noise-canceling earbuds. They offer powerful bass, a long-lasting battery life, spatial audio, and top-notch comfort, making them a superior choice to the entry-level AirPods. Plus, they’re currently back down to an all-time low of $89.95 from $149.95.
Our favorite compact Bluetooth speaker on the market, the JBL Clip pumps out surprisingly big sound for up to 10 hours on a charge in a package that fits in the palm of your hand. At just 7.3 ounces, it can easily be clipped onto your clothes, backpack, or purse without weighing you down. It comes in all sorts of fun color options to suit your giftee as well.
Give the gift of better health — or at least better health awareness — with a Fitbit Inspire 3. Our friends at PCMag (which is owned by Mashable’s publisher, Ziff Davis) called it the “best fitness tracker you can get for under $100,” due to its discreet design, ultra-long battery life (up to 10 days!), vibrant always-on display, activity and sleep features, and SpO2 sensor.
The celeb-favorite Solawave skincare wand combines red light therapy, microcurrents, facial massage, and therapeutic heat to deliver visible results when it comes to skin puffiness, fine lines, dark circles, blemishes, and more. It earned a Mashable Choice award and tops our list of skincare tech we tested and loved.
Everyone has a golf-obsessed person in their life, right? A laser rangefinder, like the Callaway 300 Pro, offers highly accurate distance and slope measurements to improve a golfer’s game. This one features a range of 5-1000 yards, Pin Acquisition Technology, pulse technology, and other useful features for the course.
This cute and quirky 35mm camera lets amateur photographers dabble in film photography without a huge learning curve. It’s compatible and reloadable with 35mm color and monochrome film, has a fixed shutter speed and a built-in flash, and comes preloaded with a roll of 35mm film with 24 exposures, all for under $20.
For the gamer in your family, you can’t go wrong with a brand-new video game inside a stocking. Best Buy currently has select PlayStation and Xbox video games on sale for up to 50% off for the holidays, including Madden NFL 24 Standard Edition, Sonic Superstars, Grand Theft Auto V Standard Edition, Just Dance 2024, and many others.