Thursday, November 22, 2018

2018 List of Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Adults This Christmas

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for grown ups from Creative Green Living

In many families, long past the time they give Christmas gifts from Santa, adults still get stuffed stockings on Christmas morning. 

Of course, filling Christmas stockings for adults can be a little trickier than filling stockings for kids. Anyone can buy cheap toys or plastic doo-dads at the Dollar Store but what kinds of things will they actually use?

If you are looking to find great stocking stuffer ideas for your adult children, stocking stuffers for your wife or husband, I've got lots of ideas for you!

This list has great stocking stuffers for men, stocking stuffers for her, stocking stuffers under $5 and extra special stocking stuffers that are a little more.

Of course, because we're Creative Green Living, our primary focus isn't going to be on plastic toys or cheap trinkets that will break quickly or things that will wind up in the landfill in a week.

What are great stocking stuffer ideas?

In my mind, I think the best stocking stuffer ideas are things that:
  • Aren't junk
  • The recipient will actually like
  • They can really use
  • Won't break in less than a week
  • Aren't candy
These are my best ideas to help you fill their stockings with great gifts that meet those criteria! 

The last thing most of us need is "stuff." I love things that I can really use (and even better, use UP).

Just say no to cheap junk and give gifts they will love and can use.

Ready to get all my best stocking stuffer ideas for adults? Let's go!
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Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Adults


Good Day chocolate supplements - great adults stocking stuffer they will really use

Ok, I know I said no candy but these are supplements. They get a free pass.

Good Day makes a variety of chocolate supplements that I love. The Energy chocolates are my favorite and I actually started buying them by the case.

They're a better pick-me-up than coffee and don't taste bad if they sat too long (unlike a latte). They're a fun and tasty way to take supplements to promote energy, sleep, calm or to get vitamin D.

Arbor Day Foundation trees in celebration certificate - a great stocking stuffer for outdoor enthusiasts
What do you give the person who has everything? Trees of course!

Donate to the Arbor Day Foundation and they will plant five (or more!) trees in honor of your loved one in a national forest that you choose.

This is a great last minute stocking stuffer idea because they have printable certificates you can download and print at home. You can also order a high quality, printed card that they will ship to you or your loved -- perfect for rolling up and tucking in their stocking!

Arbor Day Foundation sent me one to give to my dad and it's really quite lovely! It's a great gift for any conservationist or outdoor enthusiast.

While supplements are not intended to treat or cure any specific conditions, hemp CBD is becoming recognized among the medical community as a key supplement to support a healthy lifestyle. Know someone who is CBD curious? These would make a great stocking stuffer!

PlusCBD Oil products are infused with CBD from agricultural hemp (not THC from marijuana - which is the component that gets you high) and their products are legal to ship to all 50 states. 

Many people describe their experience taking PlusCBD Oil as promoting feelings of contentedness and having a clear mind. Others find it supports positive sleep patterns, focus and mood.

Spoon holder pot clip -  great stocking stuffer for people who like to cook
(I saw these recently at Cost Plus World Market, too)
This nifty little doo-dad lets you rest your spoon on the edge of the pot without getting your counter or stove messy.

The flexible claw means that it can accommodate many spoon sizes and even the handle of a full size whisk!

Ok, so laundry stuff may seem like a weird stocking stuffer. But if you know any newly launched adults, college kids or just people on the search for non-toxic products that actually work, this is actually awesome!

MyGreenFills is my favorite brand of laundry detergent and is what I use at home. Until December 16th, they are offering stocking stuffer kits that have samples of five different products and 100% of the proceeds are going to charities. It's a win all around!


Pop Sockets - cell phone holder and stands. A great stocking stuffer idea for adult men and women
Available in all kinds of designs from plain to fancy, Pop Sockets make great stocking stuffers for both men and women. 

If you don't already have one, these little poppers stick on the back of your cell phone case and pop out to make it easier to hold. They can also prop your photo up when turned on its side.

Mine may or may not double as a fidget. #ADHD
long arm cocktail whisk - stocking stuffers for people who like to cook
Use this long arm mixer it to mix iced tea, chocolate milk, protein shakes and more!

They'll use it so much you may want to pick up a couple so they can always have a clean one on hand.

Sambucol elderberry gummies support your immune system
The tastiest way to keep your immune system supported all winter long!

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans alike. The Sambucol Gummies are pectin based, (no gelatin!) which means they won't stick to your teeth, and won't melt. Each gummy has only 1 gram of sugar.


stocking stuffer ideas for guys
Help keep track of keys and keep headphones from becoming a hot mess at the same time. This is a great gift for anyone who prefers a more rugged, masculine feel to their personal items. 

bike repair kit - best stocking stuffer gift ideas for men and women
Cost Plus stocking stuffers are some of my favorites! This handy pocket sized bike repair kit fits common bike first aid must haves in a convenient tin that's easy to throw in your pocket or day bag so you are prepared for any emergencies your bike throws your way. 


Lyft caffeine sticks - Stocking stuffers without candy for people on keto or paleo
Pure LYFT makes four different flavors of caffeine sticks - you just add them to any water, tea or beverage you are drinking already and it gives you 125mg caffeine boost from green coffee extract. 

There's no sugar or calories in the sticks and only 1g of carbohydrates in each stick. This makes them great for everyone including your friends doing paleo or who are on keto.

muscle soothing bath bombs with essential oils are perfect stocking stuffers for him and her
This DIY bath bomb recipe is easy to make. The green tea and essential oils make it great for both men and women to relax and unwind muscle tension after a hard day of gardening or doing manual labor. This is the best bath bomb recipe because it doubles as a bath fizzy and and a soothing tea bath.

Not feeling up for making DIY bath bombs? That's ok! Support small businesses and pick up from bath bombs on Etsy.

Pencils with encouraging motivational phrases on them
Who doesn't need a little encouragement every now and then? Remind your people how awesome they really are with these motivational pencils available from Taylor Elliot Designs on Etsy.


Money maze puzzle box - fun stocking stuffer gifts for men
This puzzle box could be filled with cash, a gift card, candy or maybe even a sexy note from your spouse. It's a dual present because it's both a fun puzzle and whatever the prize is inside.

I gave one of these to both my husband and oldest son a couple years ago and we've continued to fill it with money or treats for subsequent holidays. It's gotten a ton of use!


Stainless steel drinking straws - best stocking stuffer ideas for grown ups
Reusable straws are a great way to avoid unnecessary waste and help protect animals. 2018 was really the year that awareness of single-use straws went mainstream so you don't have to be a crunchy hippie to enjoy this present.

This particular set comes with eight straws and two cleaning brushes for a great price!

New Primal Meat Sticks - stocking stuffers for dudes
We recently had the new free-range turkey sticks and I'm sure my husband would eat one every day for the rest of forever if we had an unlimited supply.

These also make excellent snacks for paleo and keto friends. (Be kind and skip this one for the vegans, though, obviously)

Carrying around a giant multitool isn't for everyone. Most women find them too heavy to keep in their purse and not every man wants to remember one more thing. 

Enter the credit card multitool! This multitool is the size of a credit card, can fit in your wallet and does 11 different things including cut, wrench, open bottles, serve as a screwdriver and more!


EO organic hand sanitizer spray - an alcohol and essential oils based hand sanitizer that is free of triclosan

These tiny, pocket-sized hand sanitizer sprays are perfect to keep in your pocket, purse or car. 

They sanitize hands with the power of essential oils and organic ethanol - no triclosan or sketchy ingredients allowed!
Arnica pain relief support from Boiron - stocking stuffers for adults that they will actually use
Arnica is one of my favorite homeopathic remedies to keep on hand. We use arnica for aches and pains and whenever we get injured enough to suspect a bruise is coming on. 

This box of Arnica comes with three tubes that are individually packaged - so give one tube each to three people or give the whole box to one person!

Upcycled hand warmers - best stocking stuffer gift ideas
If you live in a cold climate, you will especially appreciate these hand warmers /pocket warmers. Made from an upcycled sweater, these are a great DIY stocking stuffer idea for both men and women. Get the DIY tutorial for how to make hand warmers from S Woodson Says.

Not in a DIY mood? Buy hand warmers from a small artisan on Etsy to support the little guy without having the break out your sewing machine.


Think Jerky - great men's stocking stuffer ideas
These gluten-free jerkys are made from grass-fed beef and free-range turkeys. My favorite is the classic but more adventurous foodies will enjoy trying all five flavors.

Bananagrams or speed scrabble game - perfect stocking stuffer ideas for adults
This is the commercialized version of a game my extended family has played for a long time (we call it "speed scrabble"). 

Players take turns grabbing tiles, which they then have to create an intersecting crossword style puzzle with. The first person to use all their tiles wins! 

Plus the fact that the tiles all come packaged in a giant banana is just straight up fun.


Gabriel cosmetics lip gloss - best stocking stuffers for her
Gabriel makes some of my favorite lead-free lip glosses. They are also phthalate and paraben free, making them a Creative Green Living favorite. This soft, shimmery pink color is universally flattering on all skin tones.



Schmidt's Natural Deodorant - natural deodorant that really works
One of the only natural deodorants I've tried that really truly works. Bergamot + Lime is the one I use - it smells like skittles!

Pro tip: While Schmidt's comes in both glass jars and in traditional sticks, I personally find the formula in the glass jars to work better than the stick



Mongo Kiss lip balm - toiletry and personal care products for stockings
Organic and Non-GMO verified lip balm in yummy flavors. 

The tubes are large (they're a larger diameter than standard lip balm tubes) and will last all year.


These let you still use your touchscreen devices and have grippy bits to help you hold your phone, steering wheel and more. 

I gave these to my husband a couple years ago and they are still going strong. They are one of my husband's all time favorite gifts!


Sophi nail polish - the best truly nontoxic nail polish for adults and teens
Sophi makes my favorite non-toxic nail polish. I find it lasts even longer than traditional nail polish plus it doesn't smell bad!

Because Sophi has a different chemical composition than regular nail polish, you really do need to pick up the Prime + Shine + Seal system (included with two colors in this kit) to use with it.

Amazon Offer: Use code PIGGYSET when purchasing two PiggyPaint brand items (including Sophi nail polishes and nail polish remover) from Amazon to get 20% off!

Tohi Night's rest lotion to help you sleep
This soothing hand and body cream uses the power of lavender, patchouli, ylang ylang and sandalwood essential oils to help you relax and get ready for a great night of sleep.

While it contains lavender, the ylang ylang, patchouli and sandalwood essential oils keep it from smelling too feminine - it's really a great co-ed scent.

I massaged it onto my hands, neck and chest and I fell asleep faster than I have in weeks! It's safe to use on kids as well.

This cream is available as a stand-alone item or as part of a gift set (all of the items in the set make great stocking stuffers as well!)


Maggie's functional organics fuzzy socks - Best warm socks for stocking stuffers
Maggie's functional organic footies are made from organic cotton and woven and dyed in the USA. These also happen to be my favorite snuggly socks to wear around the house.


essential oil stocking stuffer ideas
Whether it's for her essential oil diffuser, wool dryer balls or to add to lotions or hand soap, a great essential oil blend is a wonderful gift. Two of my favorites are Love (a citrus/floral blend) and Sweet Oasis (a soothing blend perfect for winding down at the end of the day).



stocking stuffers for men
If you have been looking for a natural men's deodorant that could possibly replace their Old Spice, this is a top contender! 

The scent is the closest to Old Spice I have smelled in a natural deodorant and it really works!



These toeless socks are perfect for the year-round flip flop enthusiast or for post-pedicure when you need to wear sandals but don't want to freeze! 

They are also great for yogis who practice in cold spaces but don't want to lose grip on their yoga mats!


Organic wool hiking socks - stocking stuffer ideas for men
Made with organic merino wool, they are not only comfortable but actually help keep feet from stinking - like magic! 

These are my husband's favorite socks for hiking. They come in lots of colors so they are the perfect stocking stuffer for both him and her.

stocking stuffer ideas for athletes and trainers
This muscle rub is a soothing way to help muscles after a workout or working hard in the yard. 

It works just as well (maybe even better!) that Young Living or DoTerra's Deep Relief or Deep Blue rubs - but for a fraction of the price. When I used it on my sore back, I slept great and could still feel it working the next morning, even after showering. 








stocking stuffer ideas for beer lovers and husbands
These are great for people who aren't always able to finish their beer or soda. They are also great for home brewers to keep their empty bottles clean and sanitary between batches.

stocking stuffer ideas for men
A good multi-tool is indispensable and will help anyone feel prepared for any situation. This one is especially great for outdoor enthusiasts.




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Carissa Bonham, author, owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living

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Carissa is a green lifestyle advocate and mom of two active boys. The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY Blogger" in 2018.

Her goal is to empower families to make easy projects and healthier choices that are beautiful and delicious! She is also the author of the hardcover cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017) and Proven Techniques for Keeping Healthy Chickens (Skyhorse, 2018). Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living Tribe on Facebook.
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8 comments:

  1. LOVE this list!! I have 4 adult children and am buying several of these ideas! Thank you so much! Very creative!

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    1. I'm glad this list was helpful for you! I hope your kids love their presents.

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    2. Checked out the Schmidt's deodorant on Amazon and saw this: Isabella
      1.0 out of 5 starsThis product causes painful cyst-like bumps
      December 15, 2017
      Scent Name: Bergamot + LimeSize: 2 OZVerified Purchase
      I’ll start with an upside: out of all of the natural deodorants I’ve tried, this stuff does the best job of preventing sweating (which is never an issue for me when I use this product, I never feel moist). It also has a nice true-to-description smell (though I might choose a different scent after experiencing it, because it’s a strange choice for the armpit area). But, there is a MAJOR downside: every time I start trying to use this product again, within a couple days I develop painful, large, cyst-like bumps in my armpits. They’re not ingrown hairs, they’re not acne. But they are deep under the skin, and I always get multiple in each armpit (I can feel them even when I’m not touching them). I don’t know WHY this product does this or WHAT is wrong with it, but there is DEFINITELY something wrong with it. Too bad. For a point of reference, I do not have sensitive skin nor have I ever suffered from this happening with any other product I’ve used in my life, it is completely exclusive to this, and I have experienced it without fail every time I’ve tried to use it.
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    3. That sounds like a terrible experience!

      The specific Schmidt's deodorant I recommended above is the same one I have been using for five years now with no issues. I have sensitive skin and have issues with some products containing essential oils and haven't had issues with this particular product (or I wouldn't have recommended it!).

      I wonder if the user who wrote this review is allergic to one of the ingredients.

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  2. This was incredibly helpful! Two of my adult children live green, and this list helped me find presents! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. thank you for this list - i was all out of ideas

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  4. .....my husband and I thought this was a joke at first. .. I guess we're more of the creative type. Lol these were um ... Different, but kind of lack luster. Very impersonal too, unless they're into that stuff. (the multi tool was a good one) I don't know ,I guess I just expected more, but it did made me realize that I actually have a lot more ideas than I previously thought. So thanks anyhow, I'm sure this will help many others.

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