100+ Ideas for Stocking Stuffers for Teens

Posted on: November 25th, 2020 by

When it comes to buying things for your teens’ stocking, it can be kind of tricky. It’s easy to get caught up in a ton of expensive stocking stuffers to try and impress your kids. Gone are the days when you could give them a stuffed animal and watch them snuggle with it for hours with a smile on their face.

I can remember back in the day when I would wrap little gifts for my toddlers, and they would spend hours just playing with the wrapping paper. I honestly could have just put wrapping paper in their stockings, and they would have been just as happy. Unfortunately, our kids grow up, and the days of playing with wrapping paper are over.

Your kids might be older now, but that doesn’t mean that you have to give them new iPhones in their stockings to provide them with still a great Christmas. While your teens may want bigger and more expensive gifts these days, there are still plenty of great unique stocking stuffers for teen ideas that are fun and go way beyond the whole socks and money kind of presents! These are meaningful stocking stuffer ideas that your kids will be able to use and that they won’t get sick of within a few minutes of receiving them!

Remember that a stocking stuffer is just that, a stuffer, a fill-in gift, something before the main event at the end of the day. It doesn’t have to be a huge grand gesture, and it doesn’t have to be expensive! Even stocking stuffers from The Dollar Tree can still wow your teens!

This is why I put together some of my favorite stocking stuffer ideas for you that work for teenagers and older kids. You could even use some of these gift ideas for preteens and young adults too! Let this guide to stocking stuffers for teens make your shopping easier. Use it for the ideas or even better shop right from our links (some are affiliates) and have everything shipped to your home. No leaving the house. No dealing with crowds or hoping the store hasn’t reached max capacity. Shopping made easy.

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100 Stocking Stuffers for Teens

We've thought about the most popular types of stocking stuffer ideas for teens and some unique ones as well. Each category is listed below with up to 10 options each to give you lots of choices. We are continuing to review items for this gift guide. We'll continue to add to this until December 7, 2020.

Arts & Crafts

Think something different when you plan out stocking stuffers for teenagers. I love the idea of arts and crafts kits. Not only will these be a fun way to stuff their stocking they can provide some fun screen-free activities for your teens.

10 Desktop Calendars that will fit in a stocking

Does your teenager love puppies? Do they need encouragement to start their day? Are they a teen getting ready for the SATs? Or is your teen like my older one addicted to Trivia crack? These desktop calendars, from Workman Calendars, are perfect! There's ones to match every interest and they're small enough to fit into a stocking.

If your teens, are home schooling or virtual learning, the days may all be blending together. Not only do these desktop calendars make for great stocking stuffers, they'll also help your teen keep track of what day it is.

10 Yummy Treats for Stockings!

If your teenager has a sweet tooth, we found some delicious and tasty stocking stuffers.

Stuff that Teen's Stocking with Brainteasers & Mind Bending Puzzles

Pocket-size brainteasers can be great stocking stuffers for teens. Here's a few we've been testing out.

FunkoPop Figures

FunkoPop figures have become such the hot collectible with my teens. Movie characters, celebrities, video games, there's a FunkoPop for everyone. Coming soon a few of our new favorites, sent to us from Funko.

Stuff the Stocking with Jewelry for Teens

Teens love jewelry and I'm loving the move towards unisex jewelry. My 16 year old is especially fond of jewelry that has a mission and helps do good in the world. Below you'll find jewelry stocking stuffer ideas for teens: girls, boys, or both.


Winter is coming! If your teens are anything like mine, they've grown. Their styles have changed. Check out these stylish pieces of winterwear for their stocking. More ideas coming soon.


Teens can smell bad. Their bodies are changing. Their skin is changing. Help them deal with the changes gracefully with products that don't just solve their teen needs but that they can also feel good about using. Stuff your teenager's stockings with these ideas for deodorant, perfume, cologne, shaving cream, nail care and more.

More ideas are coming. We have received quite a lot of samples, this week, to test out for inclusion here. Please bear with us as we take the next few days to review them and determine if they should be included in our Stocking Stuffers for teens. Unless noted, each item in this list of skincare items below was tested by us from review samples sent to us.

Haircare & Accessories

Coming soon. We have received quite a lot of samples, this week, shampoos, conditioners, scrunchies, headbands, etc., to test out for inclusion here. Please bear with us as we take the next few days to review them and determine if they should be included in our Stocking Stuffers for teens. Unless noted, each item in this list of haircare items or accessories below was tested by us from review samples sent to us.

iPhone and Tablet Accessories

Most teens today have their own iPhones, Androids, tablets, and other smart devices. Here we share a few stylish and practical accessories your teen may need. They aren't all exciting, but sometimes stocking stuffers need to fill a need versus being exciting and stylish.

Fun Face Masks & Accessories for Teens

Masks have become a necessity. If it's been a while since your teen has had a new one or they've been using disposable masks consider stuffing their stocking with some new masks.

We've even added some mask accessories that will make it easier for your teens to take care of the masks they have.


Teens need socks! They may not always enjoy getting them, but they still need them. To make getting socks a little more exciting for your teens, we've included some links to socks that we think your teens will like. They've all been approved by teens in my house.

T-Shirts, Athletic Wear, and Apparel

My teens live in t-shirts and sweatpants or shorts. Some have gotten embarrassingly looking. If you can relate grab some of these t-shirts and other items to stuff into your teen's stockings.


Books can be a great stocking stuffer for teenagers, but there are so many to choose from. How can you find the right book for your teen's stocking? I turned to my blogger friends for help on this one. Find their recommendations at the links below.

10 More Fun Ideas for Stocking Stuffers for Teenagers

There are some unique stocking stuffers for teens that just didn't fit any of our categories above, but they had to be included. More coming soon.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 35+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 15+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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