Stocking stuffers are small gifts that can fit into – well, a stocking!
Finding really good stocking stuffer ideas…
That’s always a bit of a toughie!
The holidays are a time when everyone comes home to celebrate, including college students.
College students are in a transition period of life, which makes them kind of weird to shop for. The same goes for stocking stuffers for teens: figuring out what they’d really like isn’t exactly straight forward.
Even when you ask:
The answer is usually unhelpful!
Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Do you need ideas of what stocking stuffers college students (or college bound teens) actually want to get?
I searched to the ends of the internet to find stocking stuffers for teens and college kids. Here’s what I found.
19 Stocking Stuffers for Teens
& College Students
1. Mini Nutella
Nutella is a delicious spread that is loved by almost everyone. I’d even say it’s loved most by teens and students!
2. A little Burt’s Bees Gift Set
Burt’s Bees beauty items make nice stocking stuffers that a college student would be sure to say “Yay!” about. A lip balm or a body scrub would fit well in a stocking.
You could cram in a small gift set.
3. A Pizza Pouch
Does your teen love a good gag gift?
Then this portable pizza pouch is sure to get a laugh!
It’s one of my silliest stocking stuffer ideas on this list. It’s a necklace that can hold a piece of pizza, what’s not to love?
4. Cable Chompers!
Ever had a charging cable fray on you?
It’s such a pain! But, luckily there’s a solution.
These cute, little things called Cable Chompers extend cable life by protecting charging cables from bending too much!
I have one and I love it. They’re adorable and useful, making them awesome stocking stuffers for teens.
5. Temporary Tattoos
Next on my list of stocking stuffer ideas is:
These are fun for both teens and college students. Because the best way to try out a tattoo is by starting with a temporary one, right?
6. Bath Bombs
There’s nothing better than unwinding after a long day of classes with a relaxing bath.
That’s why bath bombs make wonderful stocking stuffers college students can enjoy. Teens love them, too!
They really do make for excellent little presents.
7. Sriracha Mini Keychain
Did you know these existed?
The oh-so-popular Sriracha Sauce is available in a mini, to-go keychain. So neat, and cute in my opinion!
This would make a fun novelty stocking stuffer for any fan of the hot sauce.
A college student is sure to get a kick out of it and find plenty of uses for it.
8. A Portable Mini Essential Oil Diffuser
Another stocking stuffer idea:
Those who love essential oils would also love a mini, portable essential oil diffuser. They provide a way to freshen up a dorm room, work space or car.
Portable ones are the perfect size to fit in a car cup holder, making it a convenient travel companion as well.
9. A PopSocket
You may or may not have heard about these cool phone gadgets, but they’re awesome!
I got a PopSocket recently and I wish I had gotten it sooner. It makes holding onto my phone, while taking a picture or doing anything else on it, SO much easier!
I don’t have to worry about accidentally dropping my phone while performing those tasks (yay!).
PopSockets are so handy and make great stocking stuffers college students, teens, or pretty much anyone.
10. Lottery Tickets
This is a gift that can give even more with no extra cost for the giver. Buy a handful of lottery tickets and see how the odds play out!
Lottery tickets make enjoyable stocking stuffers for teens & college students.
11. Washi Tape
Washi Tape comes in all kinds of crazy patterns like bacon, skittles, puppies, kittens, etc. Pretty much any design you can think of!
Students and teens can use it to decorate their room, planner or crafts. It’s a versatile tape that has lots of uses.
- Also Read: 20 Gift Ideas that College Girls Love to get
12. Movie Tickets
These make great stocking stuffers for college students and teens who can’t afford a lot of extras. The price of a movie ticket can be an expense they can’t afford to spare, but they give students a reprieve from studying.
During a holiday break, it’s always nice to have something to do!
13. A Portable Charger
Portable power banks for charging devices are useful to have when running around campus, taking a camping trip or traveling.
They’re small too, which makes them great for stocking stuffer ideas.
College students LOVE having a portable charger, as they have lots of things that need charging.
14. A Bullet Journal
Bullet journals are all the rage, and a nice stocking stuffer for college students/teens.
Bullet journaling is an open ended way to track just about anything – like moods, habits, schedules, etc. It’s like an artistic alternative to a planner!
So much more than that.
15. A Fitness Tracker
Have you heard of the Freshman 15?
It’s that 15 pounds college students put on during freshman year.
Help students combat that with a fitness tracker. Or help teens into good habits early!
These are a REALLY nice surprises as stocking stuffers for college students.
16. Scalp Massager
If you’ve never used one of these Scalp Massagers, you need to!
It feels AH-MAZING!
Such good feels. which is why it lands a spot on my list of stocking stuffer ideas. This one is sure to wow.
17. A Book or Two
But, something that can help ease the nerves about college and make the transition smoother.
You could add in a book that has been on their reading wish list for a long time.
Either way, win win!
- Also Read: 19 Books Every Freshmen Should Read
18. A Tumbler or Water Bottle
Everyone can use a water bottle or tumbler, which is why this makes the list for great stocking stuffers for college students and teens.
It’s always much cheaper for a student or teen to have one on hand than it is to buy bottled water. They’ll totally appreciate the money you save them.
19. A Fun Flash Drive
Flash drives are a MUST for students in this day and age.
They even come in all kinds of novelty shapes like animals, foods, guitars, and superheros, like Batman.
Fancy ones certainly makes for nice stocking stuffers!
What do think of these stocking stuffer ideas?
Amazing, or nah? Let me know by leaving a comment!
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