Splurge or Save: Stocking stuffers for him + her!

Quick version: these are the BEST stocking stuffers this year, with splurge options v. save options for women and men! Scroll below to see the full lists.

Stocking stuffers are some of the BEST Christmas morning gifts — there's just something about that sweet tradition; no matter how old you are it’s so fun peeking into your stocking and seeing allll the fun goodies Santa hid in there! Some of our absolute favorite gifts in the past have been small enough to fit in a stocking, and we hope this post will make those you're gifting this year say the same thing.

It can definitely be a challenge to find quality stocking stuffers instead of just filling the whole thing with candy, but we've done ALL the research for you so no need to worry! Below you'll find a list for her, and a list for him, and we've ALSO included a “splurge or save” option for each little gift. Whether you're splurging on some big-ticket items or saving this year, these great stocking stuffers are all WINNERS.

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Stocking Stuffers for Her

#1: Lipstick Set – one of Corrine's personal favorite stocking stuffers!

SPLURGE: Pillow Talk Kit: Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk is a timeless shade, and their makeup products are super high quality. This is always a top beauty gift pick and a go-to lip recommendation. It’s the perfect neutral set that looks amazing on all skin tones and lips. A $92 value, for only $59 you get two lipsticks and a pencil that'll seriously fly off the shelves this Christmas so grab it now while you can!

SAVE: Buxom Plumping Set: Crazy good deal on this two-piece bundle featuring ​​an always-sharp lip liner and a lip polish in a dreamy neutral shade. This set is valued at $22, but you can grab it today for just $14!

#2: Eye Mask – last year's #1 stocking stuffer!

SPLURGE: ELEMIS Eye Mask: THE luxury item to pull out when you really want to treat yourself! Put this eye mask under your eyes before you apply makeup. It takes away SO much puffiness instantly, and makeup goes on AMAZINGLY afterward!! A true gem to open on Christmas morning.

SAVE: Wander Beauty Eye Mask: Not only is the packaging on these beauties totally gorgeous + Christmas-esque, but this eye mask brightens, hydrates, and reduces dark circles – for only $26! That's such a steal for a holiday gift with RAVE reviews.

#3: Women’s Beanie

SPLURGE: UGG Cable Knit Beanie: Add warmth and style to an outfit during the cold winter days – this beanie is super cute with a chunky knit design and pom. UGG seriously doesn't disappoint when it comes to allll the comfy cozy pieces.

SAVE: Sherpa-Lined Cable Knit Beanie: Shop sooo many colors of this adorable beanie for just $9.52 with code SAVE15 at checkout! This beanie has a sherpa-lined design that’s going to keep you warm in any temp.

#4: Glass Straws

SPLURGE: Poketo 4-Piece Set: If metal straws have ever bothered your teeth, these glass straws are SO good to have (and gift) plus they have the cutest aesthetic! Shop the cool or warm tones and enjoy a cleaning brush, carrying case, and pouch to take them anywhere.

SAVE: Dishwasher Safe Set: SO many high ratings on this 4-piece clear glass straw set for just $5.99!!! This set comes with a straw cleaner, and don’t worry about these not fitting into your favorite glass – they’re the perfect size and the curve makes them the best for sipping cold beverages!

#5: Body Brush

SPLURGE: OSEA Brush: Mounted on a wooden base, this dry bath brush is an amazing gift to help your friends, sisters, and moms awaken their skin! By using this brush you’re taking off the dead skin and making way for hydrated skin to shine.

SAVE: Natural Bristle Body Brush: Fitted with a handle to stay in your grip while exfoliating, this brush is the perfect stocking stuffer! It’s UNDER $10 and has a nearly perfect 5-star rating. This dry brush will deliver results and is made with great materials.

#6: Dry Shampoo  – one of Corrine's personal favorite stocking stuffers!

SPLURGE: ORIBE Dry Shampoo: This dry shampoo smells amazing, works super well, DOESN’T create build-up, and there’s no residue. AMAZING for volume and a day two or three look. This is one of the best stocking stuffer ideas!

SAVE: Hairitage Dry Shampoo: Have an excuse to skip hair washing day one more time with the BEST affordable dry shampoo. It works really well to create long-lasting volume and has amazing reviews!

#7: Highlighter – one of Corrine's personal favorite stocking stuffers!

SPLURGE: Smashbox x BECCA Highlighter: A classic highlighter that never disappoints in pigment and payoff! Champagne Pop is a stocking stuffer any girl would go a little crazy over – this highlighter has so many great ratings and gives that perfect glowy finish! One of the best gifts for the beauty lover.

SAVE: Best Drugstore Highlighter: This highlighter in the shade Blossom Glow is the best drugstore highlighter ever! The pigment of this $5 highlight is some serious competition for the department store beauty counters, and it's a fun idea for a teen's stocking, too!

#8: Sunglasses

SPLURGE: Gucci Square Sunglasses: These oversized designer sunnies are a dream! The tortoise color and shape make this stocking splurge a total home run. 

SAVE: Quay Level Up Sunnies: Take it from the hundreds of positive ratings, this trusted brand delivers fun styles and great products for only $65! These sunglasses have an oversized square frame with gold detailing that totally lives up to its ‘level up’ name.

#9: Hoop Earrings

SPLURGE: 14K Gold Hoops: These twisted oval hoops are the perfect size earring, snap shut, and have super high quality! A true classic accessory, these Italian-made earrings would be a meaningful stocking stuffer and will definitely get tons of use.

SAVE: Madewell Gold Hoops: These vintage hoops are UNDER $35 and are bound to become a daily staple! The puffed rope design and open back give it a fun vintage look, too.

#10: Necklace – a meaningful Mint Arrow stocking stuffer

SPLURGE: Mint Arrow Messages: An encouraging and timeless piece of jewelry, One Day at a Time is the cutest paper clip chain necklace! Give the gift of a calming reminder as well as a beautiful accessory at the same time.

SAVE: Walmart Heart Necklace: Under $4 deal on this adorable necklace with a 5-star rating! This piece has an adjustable length and a dainty gold-tone heart to remind someone how much they’re loved.

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Stocking Stuffers for Him

#1: Beanie

SPLURGE: Rag & Bone Beanie: This wool beanie comes in two neutral colors and is knit from extra fine wool – AKA, he’s going to stay warm and cozy with this on! This totally necessary clothing item is something he probably won’t buy for himself, so grab one today and he’ll totally thank you later.

SAVE: Herschel Supply Beanie: You can’t beat this price for such a good brand! This Herschel Supply knit beanie is a super comparable product for a portion of the price. The signature logo is patched on the exterior and gives the simple beanie an elevated look!

#2: Gloves

SPLURGE: North Face Gloves: The most useful gloves you’ll buy…ones that you can text in! Say goodbye to freezing fingers just to answer a text, these are the best stocking stuffer he didn’t know he needs! 

SAVE: Text Friendly Winter Gloves: Over 50,000 ratings on these thermal soft knit lining gloves! Did we mention they’re only $10.99?!? Run, don’t walk! These come in handy when you’re using your phone and will be loved all winter long.

#3: Earbuds

SPLURGE: Bose Earbuds: These are small and sleek, the perfect stocking stuffer for an active guy! The quality of these is pretty amazing not to mention the wireless and bluetooth features that makes working out so much easier. 

SAVE: Nano Pods: Under $20 deal on these wireless earbuds that come in a portable charging case. These are waterproof and have a 4-hour battery life! These compact earbuds are great for the guy on the go.

#4: Phone Charger

SPLURGE: Night Lightning to USB Charging Cable: Over 260 ratings on this 10-foot charger that's designed to be tangle free!! This charger uniquely features a weighted knot that'll anchor to any flat surface because who doesn’t get annoyed when the charger falls and you have to fish around the floor for a few minutes!?

SAVE: iPhone Lighting Cable: Under $10 deal on this 3-pack of 6 foot chargers! These are designed with durable material to help make them long lasting, and are a great gift to add to every room to help devices charge quickly.

#5: Water Bottle

SPLURGE: Self-Purifying Straw Water Bottle: The coolest gift for the guy who's always outdoors or on the go! This water bottle is self-sanitizing and uses UV-C technology to purify drinking water.

SAVE: Wide Mouth Water Bottle: A great save option, this super sleek and durable glass water bottle has a charcoal silicone grip, is just $30, and is dishwasher friendly!!

#6: Watch

SPLURGE: Nixon Digital Watch: This incredible Nixon watch is made from recycled plastic, is waterproof up to 100-meters, and has a readable screen. There are so many features to love on this watch, he’ll have a great time exploring everything it can do in his day to day routine!

SAVE: Waterproof Stainless Steel Watch: Over 5,000 ratings on this ultra-thin digital watch that’s perfect for the athletic guy! This watch is UNDER $25 and comes in a huge variety of colors if you want to grab it in his favorite sports team color.

#7: Sunglasses – one of Corrine + Neil's personal favorite stocking stuffers!

SPLURGE: Bose Bluetooth Sunnies: Tons of high ratings on these super unique Bose glasses that are polarized lenses (shatter and scratch resistant) and have open ear headphones on the frames that connect to your devices! Only you will hear your favorite music or podcast – without wearing earbuds! A great gift for the guy who cares about tech and style.

SAVE: Open Ear Audio Sunglasses: A super similar version for a fraction of the cost! These are great looking sunnies for everyday wear, but also feature bluetooth speakers on the side frame with a slim design.

#8: Body Wash

SPLURGE: Jack Black All-Over Wash: Alllll the stars on this product that smells so good and works as a multipurpose wash! It washes away the day without taking away skin and hair’s natural moisture.

SAVE: Old Spice 3-in-1: A trusted product that’s a major $6 deal! You can’t go wrong with this high endurance body wash that can clean hair, too. It’s the best smelling wash that'll leave him feeling so fresh!

#9: Toothbrush – one of Corrine + Neil's personal favorite stocking stuffers!

SPLURGE: Rechargeable Electric Power Toothbrush: This ​​Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean toothbrush is a splurge, but it's WORTH. IT. This removes three times as much plaque and keeps teeth healthy from stains better than a manual toothbrush!

SAVE: Sonic Electric Toothbrush: Shop this comparable deal for a portion of the price! This toothbrush will help prevent cavities and improve oral health – don’t worry about traveling with this rechargeable brush, one charge will last 60 days!!

#10: Necktie

SPLURGE: Manston Silk Tie: This Burberry tie is a great gift if he doesn’t have a special occasion tie, or finds himself wearing them often. This gray checkered one is timeless and he’ll love wearing an Italian-made tie whenever he gets the chance!

SAVE: Plaid Necktie: A casual tie that's the perfect stocking stuffer for the working guy. There are a lot of great ratings on this tie for its good materials and overall style!   

The stuff stockings are made of

When your Christmas stockings are hung by your chimney with care, we hope your stocking stuffers are the perfect breath of fresh air! Change it up this holiday season with something on our list. We sure love this tradition and we hope we made your stocking stuffer shopping just a little bit easier! Let us know what stocking stuffers you're definitely planning on getting in the comments below, or on Instagram today!

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 5 kids, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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