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If you’ve got a teenager, you know they can be notoriously picky — but if you’re looking for the best stocking stuffers for teens that will actually make them happy, you’ve come to the right place. From personal care items (now that they’ve finally taken an interest in looking and smelling decent) to candy and fidget toys (because they’re still kids, even if they’re adult-sized), we’ve put together a teen-approved guide to the stocking stuffers teens will legit use and love. They may no longer believe in Santa, but there’s still something magical about digging into that stocking on Christmas morning to find the little surprises that have appeared overnight.
Ranging from $7 – $35, these are cool little gifts that won’t break the bank. And though the majority of them will fit neatly into a stocking, they don’t have to be stocking stuffers — your teenager will be just as delighted to find them under the tree!
Hally Shade Stix Temporary Hair Makeup
Teenagers love to experiment with their look (uh, lewk?) and these Hally Shade Stix are the perfect way to do that without the commitment. They’re one-day hair color: simply swipe in, and wash out.
iWALK Portable Phone Charger
Compatible with several different iPhone models, this portable powerhouse is cordless and the size of a tube of lipstick, so your teen can pop it easily into a backpack, pocket, or purse and have plenty of “juice” for their battery wherever they are.iWALK Small Portable Charger 4500mAh Ultra-Compact Power Bank Cute Battery Pack Compatible with iPhone 14/14 Pro Max/13/13 Pro Max/12/12 Pro Max/11 Pro/XS Max/XR/X/8/7/6/Plus Airpods and More,Red $34.99 on Amazon.com
Charms Hot Chocolate Pops
If your teen is a sucker for anything sweet (see what we did there?), stuff their stocking with a treat you can’t find just anywhere — like these Charms Hot Chocolate Pops, with creamy marshmallow at the center instead of the regular bubble gum!
Coddies “Shoeshi” Slippers
Sushi-loving teens will adore these cushy, premium slippers made to look like one of their favorite eats. Made with memory foam and nonskid rubber soles, they’re both comfortable and durable. Because you know your kid will inevitably wear them out in public at some point.
Dr. Squatch Soap
We’d chalk Dr. Squatch’s popularity up to their genius social media campaigns, but after trying it, we can confirm that it isn’t just the videos … it’s actually a really good soap! And anything that entices our kids to bathe is a plus, amiright? At $7 per bar, a couple of these would make a great stocking stuffer.
Bic Body Mark Temporary Tattoo Markers
Teen want a tattoo but that’s a hard “NO” from the parental units? Or are they just the artsy type who’s always doodling on every surface? These temporary tattoo markers – made for skin — are the perfect solution! And also, the perfect stocking stuffer.
Chap Stick S’mores Collection
‘Tis the season for dry, crusty lips — and nobody wants that, not even teens. So tuck this delicious trio of flavored Chap Stick into their stocking … and then dare them not to lick it all off.
Carhartt Knit Beanie
The weird thing about teens is, it’s hard to get them to wear a coat, even in subzero temperatures … yet they’ll wear a beanie every time. Go figure. Available in 13 different colors, this Carhartt beanie will keep their head warm and their aesthetic cool.
Cards Against Humanity – Family Edition
The Cards Against Humanity game has been a huge hit in all its forms, and for a good reason — it’s hilarious! Stuff your teen’s stocking with this Family Edition and watch them become a willing participant in family game night. Perfect for ages 8+ and for 4-20+ players, everyone can join in the fun!
SHASHIBO Shape-Shifting Box
The wildly popular Shashibo cube might look like a work of art (it comes in a multitude of cool patterns!), but it’s also a fidget magnet cube that uses rare earth magnets to transform into over 70 different configurations (complete with satisfying clicks!).
Slim Jim Snack Sticks (15-pack)
Apparently it’s a thing on TikTok to have the official Slim Jim account comment on your stuff (weird, yes, but we don’t make the rules). Capitalize on this trend and get some cool-parent points by stuffing your teen’s stocking with this delicious 15-pack of their favorite meat stick.
Patchology Rosé Toes Softening Foot Mask
The Patchology Rosé Toes renewing foot mask is packed with moisturizing shea butter, revitalizing resveratol, and a heavenly strawberry scent to soothe those dry winter tootsies.
Bluetooth Shower Speaker
Who doesn’t love to sing in the shower? Even if their taste in music is questionable, teens will love this waterproof, bluetooth-compatible speaker that boasts up to six hours of play time, plus suction cups for the shower wall. It comes in multiple colors, too!
Life Skills for Teens
If you live in perpetual fear that there’s some fundamental life skill you’re gonna forget to teach your teen, this Amazon-bestselling book has your back. It’s called Life Skills for Teens: How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform First Aid, and Just About Everything in Between, and with over 5,000 nearly-perfect ratings, it’s something your teenager will actually want to read.
Rapid Ramen Cooker
If your teen could subsist on ramen and ONLY ramen (thank goodness multivitamins are a thing), they’ll love this 2-pack of Rapid Ramen Cookers as seen on Shark Tank. It’s the perfect size for a pack of their favorite flavor, has a foolproof waterline so they always know how much to put in, and is microwave and dishwasher-safe.
TONYMOLY I’m Real Sheet Mask Collection
Cult-favorite K-beauty brand TONYMOLY brings you this collection of sheet masks for a little self-care that packs a lot of punch.
Dunkin’ Hot Chocolate Bomb
This decadent hot chocolate bomb is filled with mini marshmallows – and all you’ve gotta do is pour six ounces of hot milk on top, sit back, and watch it melt into a creamy and delicious cup of cocoa.
UGG Darcy Cozy Socks
‘Tis the season for toasty toes in cozy socks, and these are warm, fuzzy, and comfy without loud patterns and available in six neutral colors … so your teen can wear them with anything. Like, you know, Crocs.
Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch
Acne is a bummer — and one that, unfortunately, many teens have to deal with on the regular. These drug-free, healing hydrocolloid acne patches help heal spots quickly and improve the look of pimples overnight. Clinically tested, safe for all skin types, and zero animal testing!
Sugarfina Iced Vanilla Latte Gummy Bears
If your teen is a fan of coffee (and a little something sweet), these Iced Vanilla Latte gummy bears from Sugarfina will be right up their alley. No barista required.
Kawaii Kitties Stress Relief Toys
Teens are in the unique position of being kids with adult-like levels of stress — so these adorably squishy and stretchy stress-relief kitties are the perfect solution for focus and to relieve anxiety.
First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub
Teens can banish bumps on the bod with this exfoliating scrub from First Aid Beauty … so their legs and arms can at least be smooth while they’re wearing shorts and t-shirts in the dead of winter.
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