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100+ Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Every Kind of Teen

Shopping for teens for the holidays can be daunting. Do they still like the same things you used to enjoy when you were younger? Or are there new things that you’re unaware of that are super popular with teens these days?

If so, how do you know what those items are? Is there a list out there for parents struggling to keep up with teens’ interests?

We know that finding the perfect main present to make your teen’s holiday memorable is hard enough. That’s why I rounded up 100+ stocking stuffer ideas for teens that are sure to make them jump with joy, no matter what their interests are.

This list of stocking stuffer ideas for teens includes tech stuff, edible gifts, gag gifts, self-care gifts, artsy, geeky, sporty, and cheap gifts for $5 or $10, as well as gifts for your college kid.

This list is so diverse; you’re sure to find inspiration no matter what your budget for stocking stuffers is as well.

Ready? Choose their favorites and start adding these items to your cart now!

stocking stuffer ideas for teens

Gender-Neutral Stocking Stuffers for Teens

Sibling rivalry is inevitable, and their teen years are when it usually peaks. If you have more than one teen in the house and they’re of different genders, getting gender-neutral stocking stuffers is an excellent way to avoid this.

Here are some gender-neutral stocking stuffer ideas for teens that both boys and girls will love.

Tech Stuff for Teens

Teens these days are big on tech. So if you’re in the market for something gender-neutral and useful for your teens, it would be a great idea to get them something related to gadgets and tech. Here are some items you can stuff in their stockings that’ll surely make them smile.

Wireless Earbuds

AirPods are great, but they can get pricey (especially if you’re buying more than one). These Kurdene Wireless Earbuds do the same thing, and they come at a fraction of the price of AirPods. They’re waterproof, easy to pair, and compatible with both Android and iOs. They have noise-cancellation, and they last up to 30 hours plus they come in a variety of cute colors!

Kurdene Wireless Earbuds

Portable Bluetooth Speaker

If they’ve already got wireless earbuds, perhaps a portable little Bluetooth speaker might be a better choice. This one from JBL clips easily to their bag (or belt loop) and plays music for up to 10 hours wherever they are. Don’t be fooled by the size; this cutesy little speaker definitely packs a punch in terms of volume and bass.

JBL Clip 4 – Portable Mini Bluetooth Speaker


Nothing is worse than not being able to reach your teen because their phone battery ran out. This portable charger can solve that problem for you. Your teen never has to go anywhere with a dead phone, and you can be sure they have no reason to keep their phone off, so they’re easily reachable when needed. It’s a win-win!

Anker PowerCore Portable Charger

Bluetooth Tracker

Tired of hearing, “mom, have you seen my phone?!” or “dad, where are my keys?” A Bluetooth tracker is a great way to help your teens find their stuff easily. It attaches to anything, from gadgets to personal items like wallets and even your pets’ collars. Check this set from Tile or this one from Nutale for a more affordable option.

Tile Essentials – Bluetooth Tracker & Item Locators
Nutale Mini Smart Bluetooth Tracker Key Finder Locator

LED Light Strip

Whether it’s to spice up their gaming room setup or just add that splash of pizzazz to make their bedroom look more IG and Tiktok-friendly, an LED light strip or two is a gift that your teen will surely love getting.

LED Strip Lights

Echo Dot

Got teens who are almost off to college? Help make the transition and adjustment easier on them by giving them your favorite smart assistant: Alexa! This mini speaker can do so much more than just play music. It’s an excellent tool that can help your teens get more organized as well.

Echo Dot Smart Speaker with Alexa

Charging Dock

This 3-in-1 charging dock can charge up your teen’s phone, earbuds, and smartwatch at the same time. All they have to do is plop their gadgets onto it at night, and they’ll all be ready for use in the morning. It’s so tiny it can fit onto any desk, no matter how cramped.

WAITIEE 3 in 1 Wireless Charge

Cord Management Tools

Cords can make an otherwise neat desk look messy. Help your teens with their cord management needs by adding a few cord care items in their stockings this holiday season. This set comes with plenty of cable management tools at a very affordable price.

Set of 3 Cable Management Boxes

Touchscreen Gloves

Only a few things can stop a teen from texting, cold weather isn’t one of them. These gloves work on touchscreen phones so their fingers don’t have to freeze while they update their Facebook status or DM their friends.

Winter Touchscreen Gloves

Nano Drone

This has got to be the ultimate tech stocking stuffer! A drone so small it fits into a stocking but flies just as well as a regular drone — what’s not to love?

Syma X20 Mini Drone

Edible Stocking Stuffers Any Teen Would Love to Sip and Munch On

Who doesn’t love snacks and treats? Bake some cookies and pack them in little baggies to throw in everyone’s stockings. You could also get a big assortment of their favorite chips, or a few packs of various chocolates for an exciting, jam-packed stocking!

Looking for more alternatives that’ll let you add a bit of personal touch? Here are some ideas.

Homemade treats and drinks 

  1. Hot Chocolate Bombs – alternatively, you could also try to do those fancy hot chocolate bombs to add to your teen’s stockings. Don’t know what a hot choco bomb is? Here’s a quick and easy recipe
  2. Holiday Cake Pops – they’re surprisingly easy to make, and you can decorate them for the holidays whichever way you want! There are tons of cake pop recipes out there but, let’s be honest, we all want to know how to make those delicious Starbucks birthday cake pops, right? Here’s a copycat recipe that you can follow. 
  3. Flavored Pop Corn – popcorn is a ridiculously easy-to-make crowd-pleaser. Pop some in the microwave and coat in your teen’s favorite flavor for a stocking stuffer treat you can’t go wrong with.
  4. Homemade Lollipops – lollipops aren’t just for kids, especially when they’re this aesthetically pleasing. If you make enough, you could drop enough in their stocking that could last them a few months. Check out this recipe in case you didn’t already have one. 

Last-minute treats and snack ideas for stocking stuffers

    1. Mints – teens could always use some mints in their purse/pocket. Chuck some into their stocking for something cheap but sure to be used and appreciated.
    2. Protein Bars – you may have noticed your teen starting to be a bit more conscious about their body and diet. Help them keep fit by adding a few protein bars.
    3. Goldfish Crackers – no one is ever too old for a bag or two of goldfish crackers. These just bring you right back to your childhood, no matter where you are in life at the moment.
    4. One Chip Challenge – for some reason, many teens are so curious about how much spice and heat they can tolerate. If you’ve got a daredevil at home who’s constantly testing the limits, this chip from Pacqui might be something they’d be excited about.
    5. Sour Candy – there’s always an abundance of sweet candy during the holidays so give them something different by adding a few packs of sour candy to their stocking instead.

Gag Gifts for Mischievous Girls and Boys

Teens will be teens. If there’s one thing they know how to do, it’s to have fun. These fun gag gifts are perfect for mischievous pranksters. If they ever need to lighten up the mood in any room, you know they’ll be pulling out one of these.

Fart Spray

Help your teen level up their fart jokes and pranks with a bottle of this fart spray. A little goes a long way, so make sure to tell them not to spray it all over the house unless you’re ready to move out or burn the house down. Oh, and be prepared… You know, just in case they decide to pull an Uno reverse card move and use it to prank you. 

Liquid Ass Fart Spray

Roto Wipe

For the teen who always uses too much toilet paper. Just kidding! This is actually just a box that you can place your real gift in, whatever it is. Enjoy the puzzled look on their face when they take it out of their Christmas stocking!

Prank Pack Roto Wipe

Realistic Rodents

Just imagine the look on their face and how fast they would run when they pull out this hairy rodent from the bottom of their stocking! Too harsh? Nah. Get it here

Prextex Realistic Mini Hairy Rats

Toilet Mug

Just a cute little mug to drink some hot cocoa in. Works great as a trinket holder for their desk, too! 

Evelots Toilet Coffee Mug

Magic 8 Ball Trump

Whether your teen loves Trump or loathes him (or even if s/he has no opinion on him), this Magic 8 ball is guaranteed to get them grinning with every question they ask. 

Magic 8 Ball

Dehydrated Water

Teens need to stay hydrated at all times. This can of dehydrated water won’t help hydrate them, but it’ll surely get them laughing. Get it for your teen and everyone else in the family to win the Most Useless Gift award, guaranteed. 

Witty Yetis Dehydrated Water

Pickle-Flavored Lip Balm

For the teen who munches on pickles like it’s heaven’s gift to humans. This gift might start off as a gag gift, but there’s a big, fat chance your teen will actually love it. 

Dill Pickle-Flavored Lip Balm

Shock Pen

This one’s a classic and something that your teen may or may not know about yet. Still, it’s a good, cheap gag gift that they can also use on their friends when they go back to school.

Cooplay Shocking Pen

Stress Chicken

Teens often get stressed out because of school. This rubber chicken is a handy tool that can help them release their stress and get a bit of a giggle with every squeeze.

Funny Squishy Chicken Toy

Car Key Flash Drive

“Oh my gosh! Mom! Dad! No! Oh. My… Wait! Is it really…? Did you really? No way!” Got a teen who’s been begging for their own car so you can stop driving them to places they need to be? This car key flash drive will get them hyped up for nothing except having more storage space for files from school. Ha! Who’s the prank master now?

NB: Just be sure that your teen can handle a good prank or this prank could backfire. 

Car Key Model Flash Drive

Teen Stocking Stuffers For the College Kid

The key to finding gifts that the recipient will appreciate is to think of items that will make their lives better and easier.

Whether your teen is prepping to go to college soon or is already in college and coming home for the holidays, these thoughtful stocking stuffers will surely make them appreciate you and make them want to come home more often.

A 3-in-1 Alarm Clock

This nifty little cube is an alarm clock, a nightlight, and a Bluetooth speaker in one! It’s something everyone could get some use out of, especially college kids.

Night Lights Bluetooth Speaker Alarm Clock

Surviving College Book

This book is filled with tips on surviving college – one can never have enough tips on how to survive college. It’s a tricky time in your teen’s life and they can use all the help they can get. This book is filled with college wisdom, tips, and advice for every possible situation your teen might find himself/herself into.

Freshman Survival Guide

A Hug Replacement
When they’re away for college and you can’t hug them when they need it, this oversized blanket-slash-hoodie makes the perfect hug replacement.

Oversized Microfiber & Sherpa Wearable Blanket

A Power Strip With Multiple Outlets

For some reason, university dorms think a 1:1 student-outlet ratio is normal. This power strip comes with 10 outlets with individual switches, 4 USB ports, and wireless charging for your teen’s phone.

Power Strip Multi Outlets Charger


Sharing a bathroom with strangers can be awkward (at first). This one’s the original lemon scent, though there are plenty of other scents too so take your pick!

Poo-Pourri Toilet Spray

A Set Of Good Pens

Writing with a good pen makes all the difference when you’re in college. These no-bleed, no-smear gel pens come in a pack of 12. They’re smooth, comfortable to use, and the ink is consistently vivid and dark.

Sharpie Medium Point Gel Pens

A Hot And Cold Water Bottle

Ensure that your college kid has a hot or cold beverage on hand at all times by giving him/her this water bottle. Because it can keep drinks at the right temperature for longer periods of time, they don’t have to keep going back to get a new one. It’s spill-proof and easy to clean, too, so it’s great for teens living in dorms.

Triple-Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Straw Lid

Wallet Ninja

Rest easy knowing that you’re sending your not-so-little-one back to college with a nifty tool that could help him/her in plenty of situations. The Wallet Ninja is an 18-in-1 tool that fits in your wallet, purse, or pocket easily.

Wallet Ninja CHROME

Lens Cleaner

For their glasses, phone, tablet, laptop screen, camera lens, and more, this box of lens cleaners comes with 210 individually packed lens wipes so it should last them a while.

Care Touch Lens Cleaning Wipes

Instant Coffee

Something to keep them company during late-night study sessions or to give them a burst of energy in the middle of a long day. This box of instant coffee could also save them from spending on days when their allowance is about to run out and they barely have money to get coffee from the cafe.

Starbucks VIA Instant Coffee Medium Roast Packets


A Benjamin or two can make any teenager/college kid giddy. Cash is a foolproof stocking stuffer. It even works as the main present, too. To make the cash gift less impersonal, you could try these creative ways to fold money for gifts.

Gift Card

Another great stocking stuffer for teens who are off to college or are already in college is gift cards. Get them some from stores you know they frequently shop at/go to. You can also get them Amazon gift cards so they can order whatever they need/want.

Amazon Gift Card in a Holiday Gift Box

Hand Warmers

For when it’s cold out and they forget to bring a scarf and gloves (because you know they do that all the time, right?) these handy little hand warmers will keep them nice and cozy.

Hand Warmers

A Candle / Drinks Warmer

Burning a candle is usually one of the fastest ways to get rid of that funky dorm room smell. Unfortunately, most dorms don’t allow candle burning. This candle warmer can help with that. It can also function as a coffee warmer or a soup warmer!

Large Jar Candle Warmer

Dry Shampoo

Let’s be honest. College kids: they don’t always have the time (or the will) to shower before heading out. A bottle or two of dry shampoo can be a lifesaver, especially when it’s cold and classes start early. This one’s good for all hair types.

Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo


Get them post-its they can use to leave passive-aggressive notes for their roommates. Kidding! Post-its can help them study better and more efficiently. Not to mention, college kids always need to take note of something, whether it’s their exam schedule, a cute classmate’s number, or the number of that pizza place they really like.

Post-it Super Sticky Notes

Shower Caddy

If your teen is living in a dorm and using a communal bathroom, having a shower caddy is a must. This one’s small enough to fit in a stocking. It’s foldable and washable, too, so it won’t accumulate gunk from stagnant water and it can fit quite a lot of products.

Dorm Shower Caddy

Personal Fan

Running around campus to get from one class to the next can make your teen sweat. This portable rechargeable fan sits nicely around your teen’s neck area, blowing a cool breeze

Hand Free Mini USB Portable Rechargeable Fan

A Fidget Toy

Fidget toys are more than just toys. They can help greatly in relieving anxiety, too. This set of premium quality fidget toys is durable and compact. It comes with a carrying case so your teen can bring them anywhere as well.

Fidget Toys

A Card Game

College kids need a break from all that studying, too! Add a card game or two in their stocking to bring back to college and play with their roommates/friends. It’ll be helpful in keeping boredom at bay.

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Stocking Stuffers for Teen Girls

Girls are so much easier to shop for. Since moms do most of the shopping for the holidays, they might find that it’s much more fun to shop for girls, too, as it tends to feel like they’re shopping for their younger selves.

It can be a bit overwhelming, though, especially when you’re on a budget and don’t have quite a lot of time to think about it. Here are some stocking stuffer ideas for teen girls that they’ll absolutely love.

For the Self-Care Queen

Self-care is important, especially for young girls. If you have a self-care aficionado at home, these little gifts would surely make a great addition to their self-care routine.

Face Masks

Find a gentle face mask that won’t irritate your teen’s skin. These ones are super cute and feel nice on the skin. 

Animal Spa Mask Sheet

Hair Mask

Help them keep their hair strong and healthy with this argan oil hair mask. It smells great and leaves hair feeling smooth and smelling great too! 

Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask

Lip Balm

Here’s another foolproof stocking stuffer idea, not just for girls but for boys as well. Anyone would appreciate a nice basic lip balm, but your teen might also appreciate a tinted one or a flavored one, just to mix things up a little. 

NIVEA Tinted Lip Balm
Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Origin Moisturizing Flavored Lip Balm

Bath Bombs

These are selling like hotcakes right now and it’s not hard to see why. A fizzy ball in the bath that releases a nice aroma while also softening your skin is pretty hard to say no to. These ones have a surprise ring inside that’s sure to make your teen’s day!

Mermaid Love Potion Bath Bombs

A Cute Infuser

Does your teen love to sip on hot tea? Make tea time more exciting and Instagrammable for her by giving her a few of these cute loose-leaf tea infusers

Cute Animal Loose-Leaf Tea Infusers

A Weighted Sleeping Mask

All that gadget use can strain your teen’s eyes and this is the perfect eye mask to relieve them. This eye mask is weighted so they may feel uncomfortable at first but insanely relaxing when you get used to it. Your teen can also heat it up in the microwave or freeze it, depending on how she likes them on her eyes. 

Sivio Weighted Sleeping Eye Mask

Scented Candle

Teens are obsessed with making everything smell good — their clothes, their hair, even their room! Bath and Body Works has a ton of fairly inexpensive candles that you can get, but if you’re looking for something a bit more special for the holidays, this one might be a good one to include in your teen’s holiday stocking.

This premium quality scented candle fills the room with a nice, cozy scent and it comes in a cute glass jar that your teen will surely want to keep forever. 

LA JOLIE MUSE Scented Candle

Their First Skincare Device

Now that your teen is starting to put a bit more effort into maintaining a self-care routine that includes skincare, it’s the perfect time to give them their first skincare device. This device is a face cleanser and massager in one. It’s the perfect addition to your teen’s spa day at home!

FOREO LUNA Smart Facial Cleansing and Firming Massage Brush

Facial Mist

Here’s something to refresh them on hot days. A spritz or two of this hydrating facial mist can refresh your teen on hot days. It has skincare benefits, too, which is always a huge bonus.

Eau Thermale Avene Soothing Facial Mist Spray

A Box Of Affirmations

Boost your teen’s self-confidence with this box of affirmation cards. Each one comes with cute graphics to boot so it’s something they’ll surely look forward to every day. 

Affirmators! 50 Affirmation Cards

For the Artsy Teen

Teens can be quite creative, though some can express their creativity more than others. If you see that your teen is into arts and crafts, these stocking stuffers might just be right up her alley.


This pack of stickers is perfect for customizing their water bottles, laptops, and even their journals. They come in a pack of 50 so there are tons to play around with. 

Cute Waterproof Stickers

Washi Tape

Great for journaling, customizing stuff, or simply wrapping gifts with a cute touch, these washi tapes make a great stocking stuffer for your teen who loves to do art. 

30 Rolls Washi Tape

Rainbow Scratch Notes

Leaving notes just got way more fun! These notepads start off black, but you can scratch the surface with the wooden pen it comes with for a fun surprise. 

Mini Rainbow Scratch Notes Art

A Mini Photo Printer

Does your teen love sticking photos on the wall or adding pictures in her scrap book/journal? Make the task easier for her by adding this mini photo printer in her holiday stocking. It’s compatible with both Android and iOS and it works with any other device that supports NFC and Bluetooth printing too! 

KODAK Step Wireless Mobile Photo Mini Printer

A Pack of Sharpies

Any artsy teen can never have enough of these. Sharpies can be used to label and customize just about anything, from phone cases to sneakers. 

SHARPIE Color Burst Markers

Paint By Stickers

If your teen has already gone through multiple paint-by-number kits, it might be time to try something a bit more challenging but also more fun. This paint-by-stickers set is dog-themed for teens who love cute little fluffers! There are other designs to choose from too.

Paint by Sticker

Paint Supplies

If you know what medium your artsy teen likes to use, a few items to replenish her supplies is always a welcome gift. Try to sneak into her room to see which brands she likes. This one is one of the easiest stocking stuffers for artsy teens.

Instax Camera

Capture memories for a lifetime and print them in an instant. Every teen has at least one phone with a built-in camera but those Instax photos just hit differently. This one comes with a camera, a case, and 20 sheets of photo paper.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Camera

Wreck This Journal

For the teen who likes to get creative in an unconventional way. This cool journal is also a nice gift for teens who sometimes have trouble dealing with anger and frustration. 

Wreck This Journal

An Origami Kit

Give your teen something fun to learn and do for the rest of the holiday. This origami kit comes complete with origami papers and instructions on how to make beautiful paper-folded art. 

Amazing Origami Kit
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For the Budding Feminist

Seeing your teen take a stand and fighting for her fellow females is indeed something to be proud of! Here are some stocking stuffer ideas for the budding feminist in your life.

This Cool Shirt

Ruth Bader Ginsberg is an icon that lots of teenage girls look up to. Add this cool shirt to her holiday stocking and she’ll be proud to wear it until it wears out. 

RBG Quote With Book Women T-Shirt

Playing Cards

A deck of playing cards can keep boredom at bay. These ones come illustrated with some of the most powerful and most influential women in America that your teen can take inspiration from. 

The Woman Cards

Statement Pens

With these statement pens, your teen won’t be able to stop writing. This might just be what inspires your teen in writing that femininst essay she’s always had in her mind. 

Smash The Patriarchy” Black Sparkle Feminist Pen Pack

Jane Austen-Inspired Jewelry

Does your teen love Jane Austen? This free-size cuff is simple and minimal but makes a big statement. 

Jane Austen Jewelry Bracelet

A Self-Defense Keychain

Because women don’t need men to protect them. This keychain comes with a complete set of self-defense tools your teen will need to keep herself safe while she’s out with friends or by herself.

Self-Defense Keychain Set

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teen Boys

Shopping for boys can be a bit challenging. They barely ask for anything so you have to listen and remember if they do tell you something in passing.

One way to make shopping for gifts for your teen boy easier is to look around his room and see what he likes. You could also take note of what he needs if you prefer practical stocking stuffers.

Here are some ideas to get your shopping list for your teen boy started.

For The Teen Who’s Into Sports

Sneaker Balls

For some reason, teen boys tend to develop a stronger, more… hmm… let’s say “pungent” smell compared to girls. It could be because they sweat more or it could be caused by something else. If your teen likes to play sports and often comes home with shoes and a gym bag that smells unpleasant, these deodorizer balls are sure to be useful for him.

Sneaker Balls

Running Armband

This armband can help keep their phone and other mini valuables secure while they practice or work out. It’s sweatproof and washable, too, which is important as sweat harbors tons of bacteria.

Running Armband with Airpods


This might seem weird but, to a teen who’s bulking up, it can be quite the lifesaver. Jerky makes a great quick snack. It’s high in protein and low in carbohydrates which is what most athletes try to eat.

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky, Peppered

Compact Cooling Towel

Whether it’s for cooling down after an intensive workout or just lowering his body temp on a challengingly hot summer day, this compact cooling towel is something that your teen will thank you for. It’s compact so he can bring it anywhere and it’s reusable so you’re getting the best bang for your buck.

Compact Cooling Towel

A Jump Rope

Now that your teens are more homebound, something to help them keep fit at home would be most appreciated. This jump rope is fairly inexpensive despite its amazing quality. It’s adjustable so your teen can use it for years to come.

Adjustable Tangle-Free Skipping Jump Rope


If your teen plays sports competitively and likes to keep track of their progress, this wearable piece of tech might just be the perfect stocking stuffer for them.

Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness and Activity Tracker

Merch From Their Favorite Team

Sports merch always makes teen boys happy. If you know which team is your son’s favorite, ordering one or two items from the merch store to chuck into their holiday stockings would be a good idea.

A Mini Version Of Their Favorite Sport

Get them something fun to do during the holiday break that’ll make them miss playing their favorite sports a little less. If your teen is into basketball, this desktop basketball game is sure to be a hit. There’s one for gold, hockey, and other sports too.

Desktop Basketball

Shower Set

Playing sports can leave your teen feeling and smelling sweaty. Help them stay fresh and ready for the rest of the day by getting them this shower set.

Art of Sport Shower Collection

A Drawstring Sports Bag

Here’s something to help them carry all their gym/sports essentials. This drawstring bag is so spacious, it even has multiple compartments to keep their stuff separate. It’s super sturdy and very well made, too!

Adidas Alliance II Sackpack

For The Geeky/Nerdy Teen

Being geeky/nerdy isn’t a bad thing. Games, movies, TV shows, and comic books are all great sources of entertainment for teens.

Most tween boys have yet to outgrow their fascination for superheroes. Older teens might have already outgrown it and moved on to other pop culture things.

Whatever your teen is a fan of right now, these stocking stuffers will surely hit the spot for them.

A Funko Pop!

Funko makes Funko Pops of just about every character in pop culture, from mainstream ones like Harry Potter and Star Wars to those that are a bit more niche like A Clockwork Orange

Funko Pop! Deluxe: Harry Potter
Funko 35519 POP Bobble: Star Wars
Funko POP Movies: Clockwork Orange

The Death Star

Get them something to level up their holiday drinks. This Death Star ice mold can also be used for jello and chocolate so there’s more than one way to use it. 

Death Star Ice Mold

PacMan Desk Lamp

Every geek and every nerd knows PacMan and this mini desk lamp is the perfect stocking stuffer for any PacMan fan out there. Get PacMan himself or the ghost if that’s more his vibe. 

Paladone Pacman Pixelated Gaming Light
PacMan Ghost Light Table Lamp

These Play Station Coasters

These Play Station-themed coasters go well with your teen’s geek cave and it protects furniture from water damage. It’s a win-win for both parent and child! 

Paladone Playstation Metal Drink Coasters

A Levitating Speaker

Add magic and wonder to his bedroom with a Bluetooth speaker that floats! This one comes with a tower base and a UFO-shaped levitating speaker that’s sure to boost your teen’s curiosity for what’s up and out there. 

Levitating Floating Speaker

A Mini Bat-Signal

If your teen is a fan of Batman, this mini bat signal is something you need to add to his stocking! It’s a cool collectible item that actually works and projects the bat logo so it’ll be cool for photos and for display purposes. 

Batman: Bat Signal (RP Minis)

A Robot-Building Kit

For the teen who’s into robotics, this robot-building kit is something that they get busy with for the rest of their holiday break from school. It’s perfect for beginners as it comes with step-by-step instructions, though advanced bot builders and programmers are sure to have fun with it too. 

ELEGOO Smart Robot Car Kit

Magic Cube

If your teen loves a good challenge, give them this magic cube to solve. This is great for teens who are no longer challenged by a regular Rubiks cube. 

Qiyi Megaminx Cube

Cheap Stocking Stuffers for Teens

Stocking stuffers don’t have to be expensive. In fact, they shouldn’t be. They’re just gifts on the side to get your kids hyped up for the main present. If you’re on a tight budget, but are still looking to stuff their stocking with cool stuff, check out these cheap stocking stuffer ideas.

$10 And Below Stocking Stuffers for Teens

$10 is actually pretty generous considering you’re only buying stocking stuffers for your teen and you’re buying more than one. Here are some things that you can get that won’t blow your budget.

A Pop Socket

These are so cute and so useful, especially for teens who tend to drop their phones all the time. The basic ones go for as low as $7 online, but you might be able to get them cheaper from physical stores.

PopSocket Phone Grip

Fuzzy Socks

No one’s really ever too old for fuzzy, fluffy socks. Get this for men or this one for women, and give your teen/s the gift of comfort for the holidays. 

Men’s Winter Thermal Fleece Lining Knit Slipper Socks
Fuzzy Socks for Women Warm Cozy Slipper Socks

A Cheesy Keychain

This cute little keychain has a cheesy reminder on it for your not-so-little one when s/he’s out in the big world. 

Gifts For Mom – Keychain

Hand Sanitizer

On any other day, any other season in all of our lives, hand sanitizer would have never made it on this list. Because of the current pandemic, though, this stocking stuffer makes perfect sense!

PURELL Instant Hand Sanitizer

Stress Balls

Stress balls do more than just relieve stress. They can help fight carpal tunnel and improve your grip, too. This one comes in a pack of three so you can keep one for yourself, too!

Squishy Stress Balls

A Reusable Face Mask

This pandemic has really changed everything, even gift-giving! If you live in a place where masks are still mandated, this galaxy-printed one would be a great stocking stuffer for your teen.

Reusable Face Mask

The Manual to Manhood

Single moms have it tough, especially when they have boys to raise. This book has fantastic tips for your teen about stepping into manhood. This book contains everything that dads usually pass down to their sons from shaving to saving money. This book makes a great stocking stuffer for teen boys. 

The Manual to Manhood


For the teen whose hair is always in her face. Scrunchies are back and they come in even more colors, patterns, and styles now. Get a couple of scrunchies for your teenage daughter as an easy, inexpensive stocking stuffer. 

Furry Hair Scrunchies

A Phone Case

Remember how much you loved changing your Nokia phone’s case back in the day? Teens today love doing the same thing! Phone cases can go anywhere from $5 to $50, depending on the brand and design, but you can get really cute ones for $10 or under. Here’s a cute one for the girls and a super simple one for the guys

Butterfly Bling Clear Case
Anti-Scratch & Fingerprint Silicone Case

Reusable Straws

Help your teen reduce their carbon footprint by gifting them with these reusable silicone straws. You can get a pack of multiple straws for under $10, so you can add them to other family members’ stockings too. 

Flathead Reusable Silicone Drinking Straws

A Clear Pouch

These are so underrated as gifts. Everyone can find some kind of use for a pouch. Girls can use it to store and carry makeup, guys can use it to store accessories like earbuds, bracelets, and whatnot. Clear pouches like these are quite useful for traveling, too! 

Clear Toiletry Pouch

Clip-on lenses

These are great for teens who are into phone photography. They’re compatible with most phones, whether Apple or Android, and they’re really easy to use as well. 

KINGMAS 3 in 1 Camera Lens Kit

Scalp Massager

This one has blown up so much on Tiktok so there’s a good chance your teen has already heard of it. A scalp massager helps you wash your hair better. They feel great on the head and they’re really good for the hair, too! Here’s a two-pack so you can also try one for yourself.

Scalp Massager

Bluelight-Blocking Glasses

You may not be able to keep your teen from their phone, but you can at least protect their eyes from damage caused by excessive exposure to blue light with these glasses.

Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Sweet Treats

Chocolates, gummies, lollipops — all these make great stocking stuffers for kids of all ages (sometimes even for adults too!).

$5 and Below Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teens

Can you even get anything for a fiver anymore? Yes! You can get tons! The Dollar Store is the place to be if you’re looking for stocking stuffers under 5 dollars, though you can find plenty online via Amazon too!

Here are some ideas that you can add to your basket:

A Lash Curler

Perky lashes can change your teen’s whole look. This one from Wet n Wild is durable and works really well in curling those lashes. 

Wet n Wild High On Lash Eyelash Curler

Dude Wipes

These flushable wipes are 25% bigger than regular wipes so they’re perfect for guys but girls can totally use them too! They’re handy and compact so your teen can bring them anywhere as well.

DUDE Wipes Flushable Wipes

Nail Grooming Kit

Clean hands are nothing if your nails are dirty. This nail grooming kit comes complete with a nail clipper, nail file, and other tools to keep your teen’s nails looking nice and neat at all times. 

Nail Grooming Kit Manicure Set

Foldable Basket

A foldable basket for their little trinkets might just be the solution to your teen’s messy desk. Here’s one you can get for under $5. 

Foldable Storage Bin

Temporary Tattoos

Got a teen who’s been begging for a tattoo? This pack of temporary tattoos might be a good gag gift, though the designs are pretty cool so there’s a good chance they’ll end up loving it.

Temporary Tattoo Stickers

Mini Jenga

You’d think it’s easier but mini Jenga is actually more challenging than regular Jenga. Give it a go with your teen. Check out this mini Jenga set here

Hasbro Gaming Mini Jenga

RFID Blocking Card Keeper

Your teen probably has tons of membership cards and other types of cards in his/her wallet already and the collection will only keep growing from here. This RFID-blocking card keeper is a safe way to have all their cards in one place. 

Elfish RFID Blocking Credit Cards Holder

A Digital Coin Bank

Help your teen save up and learn the value of every penny with this cool digital coin bank. It keeps count of your savings for you so can see whether you’ve reached your goal already. 

Digital Coin Bank

Mini Art Prints

Your teen can hang these mini prints up on their wall or prop it up on their desks. These line art ones and motivational affirmation prints would be great for the ladies while these gamer-themed ones and these anime ones would be perfect for the boys. 

Women Art Sketch Print Set of 4
Motivational Quote Prints
Game Art Print
Japanese Anime Poster Art Prints

Magnetic Rings Fidget Toy

The latest in fidget toys, these magnetic rings are great stress and anxiety reliever, making them the perfect stocking stuffer for any teen! 

Magnetic Rings Fidget Toy

If you’ve made it to the bottom of this long list of stocking stuffer ideas for teens then you surely have plenty of options in your basket right now to choose from.

The hard work is done, so now go and enjoy your special celebrations with your family.

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