Christmas 2023 Guide to The Best Stocking Stuffers for Her: 50+ Ideas Your Wife, Girlfriend, Mother or Adult Daughter Will Love

Stocking Stuffers she will love - pictures of lots of stocking stuffer ideas for women including pens, nail polish, essential oils, skin care, socks, jewelry, crystals and more

If you are trying to find worthwhile stocking stuffers for your wife, girlfriend, mom, or adult daughters, you are in the right place!

Finding stocking stuffers for the women in your life can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be!

I've put together a helpful guide to help you find the best gifts for their Christmas stockings that the women in your life will:
  • Really love
  • Actually use
  • Not break in less than a week
She may even end up loving the stuff you put in her stocking more than what's under the tree! Wouldn't that be a fun surprise this holiday season!

If you have been scratching your head trying to find the perfect stocking stuffer ideas for the women you'll be spending the holidays this year, I've got you! Your wife (or girlfriend, or mom, or daughter!) will be thrilled with these fun finds and you'll get all the credit!

What do you put in a woman's stocking?

Whether it's your first or fifteenth-year Christmas shopping for your wife, mom, adult daughter or girlfriend, the task of finding great stocking stuffers can be hard.

As a general overview, here are some categories of small gifts that are the perfect size for stockings:
  • Gift cards
    especially to places you know she already loves
  • Handmade gifts
    Not handy? Buy handmade! Lots of ideas below!
  • Lip balm
    You can really never have enough lip balm. Buy more of her favorite brand or try one of our suggested favorites 
  • Something for her hair
    Of course what exactly will depend on her style and hair length but hair ties, clips, headbands and more are perennial faves.
  • Really nice pens
    Like, a really nice one. Or five.
  • A book or two
    Lots of books are the perfect size for sliding in a stocking! Even mine! And I'll sign it for you, dedicated to her if you want!
  • Tech stuff
    The kinds of things we can all use - charging cables, cases, power banks, etc. Be sure to make a note of what kinds of devices she has before you go shopping.
We have specific recommendations for these categories and more to help you find good quality gifts she will love at every price point! Keep scrolling!

Should you put candy in an adult Christmas stocking?

While most women love sweet treats, what kinds of things are appropriate will vary from woman to woman. If she has dietary requirements, you really don't want to screw this up!

In general, I think it's safer to skip this. However, if you do want to include candy or another sweet, be sure to ask yourself these questions first:
  • Does she have any allergies?
    Nothing screams "I don't get you" like giving someone with a gluten allergy chocolate covered pretzels for example.
  • Does she like the flavor of the thing you want to share? 
    Believe it or not, not everyone likes chocolate. Or cinnamon. Or caramel. Have you ever seen her eating the thing you want to give (or something with that same flavor profile) previously?
  • Does she have other dietary requirements?
    While she might not have a meat *allergy*, if your girl is vegan, she isn't going to be thrilled about milk chocolate.
  • Can she eat/does she like oranges?
    Oranges are a traditional Christmas stocking stuffer. If you're not sure about candy but still want to do something edible, maybe an orange will be a more appropriate choice?

Best Stocking Stuffers for Women:
A Gift Guide to Help You Wow Your Wife, Daughter, Girlfriend or Mom When They Open Their Stockings on Christmas Morning

Best stocking stuffers for women. This list has lots of ideas for the adult ladies in your life that she will really love. Perfect for mom, your wife or girlfriend. Lots of great store bought ideas and some DIY ideas, too!

This gift guide contains both affiliate links and sponsored placements.

Stocking stuffer ideas for moms - Little Green Book of Mother's Wisdom Gift book by Carissa Bonham
Little Green Book of Mothers' Wisdom - signed by the author!
This small gift-size book is a tiny hardcover book with a cloth spine - definitely nice enough for giving any mother in your life - even if she isn't *your* mother

I just happen to be the editor of this lovely collection of inspirational quotes by and about mothers. I've put it together with some of my favorite art that encompasses all the different feelings that motherhood stirs in us.

No need to give Amazon any of your money - shop small and buy it directly from the author - I'll even sign it for you (no charge) and ship it to you for free! Buy it from me in my Etsy shop here! (want to see the insides? I have a video of me flipping through it on the Etsy listing as well)

personalized rainbow pencils that say Colin from C&A Creations
Engrave her name or a motivational saying on a rainbow collection of pencils. Is her favorite color green? You can also choose to have the set be all one color! Buy them from C & A Creations on Etsy here.
Stocking stuffer idea for grown ups - one last fuck to give in a tiny jar
One Last F**k to Give (in a tiny glass jar)
Now, this cute gift may not be for everybody, but this is a stocking stuffer guide for adult women. And if the woman in your life is like most of us, she is just plain out of f*cks to give. 

If your gift recipient is running low on f**ks or is just plain out, she could probably use an emergency stash in her stocking! 

These tiny little f**ks come in miniature glass bottles and cost less per-f**k, the more you buy. So buy a set of 10 or 15 so you can share these little gifts with your friends and make sure everyone you love always has one last f**k to give on hand in case of emergencies. Buy a stash of spare back-up f*cks on Etsy here.

This tabletop jewelry organizer slides together in two separate pieces that ship flat and make it easy to slide into her stocking on Christmas morning. It's a little bit of a bigger item so it's nice to have it taking up some room, too!

Choose from maple or ebony wood veneer to be the finish on this jewelry organizer that can hold rings on the fingers but it can also stack watches, bracelets, and scrunchies around the tall arm base. For a small additional fee, the Etsy seller will also personalize it by engraving a name on the base or the palm.

With a little advance notice, you can also order this item in order wood finishes or even colors of acrylic. Buy it in the C&A Creations Etsy Store here.

If you know the lady in your life loves chocolate and you really want to wow her with a handmade item, Hot chocolate bombs are all the rage this year. These can cost $5-$13 each in stores or on Etsy but they aren't hard to make if you have crafty intuition! Whip up a batch for your girlfriend or sister and customize them with their favorite flavors!

Handmade Trinket and Ring Dishes from Plot Twist Pottery
I have multiple trinket dishes from Plot Twist Pottery and I love them all. She has lots of shapes and colors to choose from. Anyone who wears jewelry will love these as a safe little nook to store their shiny things while bathing or washing up. Buy a handcrafted trinket or ring dish from Plot Twist Pottery Here.

Personalized necklace stocking stuffer idea
Support a small business and get personalized jewelry for her at the same time. This beautiful but simple necklace from IrinSkye can be personalized with her initial and either her gemstone or just her favorite color.

If your gift recipient is a mom, she might love a personalized mother's necklace, with an initial from each of her kids along with their birthstones. It's a great way to give a thoughtful stocking stuffer that isn't too pricey.

Stocking stuffer idea for her - a cute custom ring or thumb ring
I ordered a ring for myself from this Etsy shop earlier this year and I was so impressed by the quality of what I got for the price I paid! 

I had both of my kids and my husband write their first initial on a white piece of paper and draw a heart around it.

I snapped pictures with my cell phone, lined them up in a line and sent the image to Caitlyn and her team and I ended up with a beautiful custom sterling silver ring that I wear on my right hand as my family ring with the initials of the three people I love the most. Definitely check out this Etsy shop for more creative jewelry from handwriting, kids drawings and more.

Owl webcam cover stocking stuffer idea from Uncommon Goods
If you've ever joined a video meeting and realized too late that you're—EEEEK!—not camera-ready, you need this bird to watch out for you. This adorable Canadian-made silicone apple is universally compatible with Chromebooks, PCs and Apple products.

Pink pearl Earrings from Brilliant Earth
Get her something she may not already have in her jewelry box. This beautifully matched pair of rose colored, freshwater cultured pearls are mounted on silver posts. These elegant, organic pearls feature brilliant luster and shine with traditional grace and beauty. Shop Brilliant Earth's assortment of ethical, giftable jewelry here.

Stocking stuffer ideas for wife or mom - leather gloves from kohls
If you live somewhere with cold weather, I highly recommend these! These women's faux-fur cuff leather gloves from Cuddl Duds are sure to quickly become her favorite new winter-weather staple accessory. 

They are touch-screen compatible and feature cozy faux fur cuff to keep out the winter chill Buy them online at Kohls. Vegan? Real leather not her style? These faux leather, vegan gloves might be a better fit instead!

Gemstone essential oil roller bottle tops make great stocking stuffers for her
If she uses essential oils, she will love these natural gemstone roller bottle tops. This set comes with ten different gemstone tops and a tool to easily remove the tops to swap out.

These are compatible with most 10mL roller bottles to allow her to mix or dilute her own essential oil blends and top them with a gemstone roller.

flower flavored elixirs for tea or champagne
These flower flavored elixirs with flavors like rose, jasmine, orange blossom and more enhance either tea (hot or cold!) or champagne. Or be creative! The set comes with five different flavors to help you load up one stocking or to split up and share.

Stocking stuffer ideas - personalized colored pencils in a wood slide top box case
In the Creative Green Living Etsy shop I have something perfect for the people in your life who like to color or do art to destress - customized colored pencils packed in a durable wood case with their name engraved on it! Buy it in my Etsy shop here.

These would pair great with a coloring book for adults like Color Your Own Happy from my friend, Jen Goode or the 2023 Weekly Coloring Planner from Johanna Basford.

Stocking stuffer idea for adults - personal essential oil diffuser from rocky mountain oils
This pocket-sized essential oil diffuser is great for carrying on the go or keeping handy on your desk or nightstand. I keep mine at my computer with water and a couple drops of Peppermint Mocha essential oil blend for a mid-day work pick-me-up!

Andalou naturals Instant hydration dydro serum facial mask 1000 roses with fruit stem cells
Beauty products that pamper like this hydrating sheet mask are perfect stocking stuffers to encourage self care. This mask is powered by fruit stem cells and alpine rose stem cells to create a soothing, hydrating experience.

This sheet mask is Fair-Trade, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free, Eco-Friendly, Vegetarian and Vegan and 100% Non-GMO Project Verified personal care. And 100% Creative Green Living approved.

Night lights made from crystals like Amethyst, rose quartz and quartz
Bring the beauty and power of your favorite crystals into her home with these light sensor nightlights. These are so much prettier than their plan plastic cousins! Choose from amethyst, rose quartz and quartz.

mimosa and champagne cocktail mixer cubes for stocking stuffers
Drop these flavor-packed sugar cubes into a glass of champagne for an instant cocktail. Teetotalling? These would also be delightful in sparkling water. Flavor options include peach, raspberry, strawberry, arcadia orange, grapefruit or lemon.

Silver mandala essential oils wearable diffuser locket
Aromatherapy Diffuser Locket
This locket comes with several different pads that can be used to hold drops of your favorite essential oils. I personally wear mine when traveling because I am prone to motion sickness. Having a few drops of peppermint essential oil or a tummy soothing blend on the pad helps calm a queasy travel tummy.

amethyst ring for stocking stuffer
Amethyst Ring
This pretty ring is on my personal wish list. Georgia-based jeweler, RingCrush sells lots of cool rings that you can mix and match. This purple amethyst ring is my personal favorite but she has lots of other great options in your lady's favorite colors.

How to make Lush bath bombs - Lush inspired bath bomb recipe with activated charcoal
Activated Charcoal Bath Bombs
Activated charcoal is great for your skin. It helps absorb excess oil and draw out impurities.

Impress your gift recipient by making her a batch of bath bombs inspired by her favorites from Lush! Get the bath bomb recipe here.

Pro tip: Do not give this to your wife or girlfriend if you have recently had a fight or you think she is mad at you. Trust me. Coal on Christmas is not the funny gift you think it is.

(of course, if it's your sister, she probably deserves the coal anyway!)

(not crafty? Don't want to make your own bath bombs? Pick up similar pre-made bath bombs or shower steamers on Etsy!)

Lush inspired blue bath bomb with sprinkles
Bath bombs are the perfect way to make her alone time in the bath extra. Learn how to make bath bombs (these ones feature sprinkles and smell like bubble gum!) or buy some hand-crafted bath bombs from an artisan on Etsy.

Gabriel cosmetics lip gloss in ambrosia make a great stocking stuffer for her
You may not know that many lip glosses (including natural and organic brands) are contaminated with lead. This is legal and totally unregulated by the FDA so buyers need to do their own due diligence.

Gabriel makes some of my favorite lead-free lip gloss. They are also phthalate and paraben-free, making them a Creative Green Living favorite.

fun prints on emery boards for stocking stuffers
I know I am not the only woman who is consistently losing her nail files! Most of us need a purse nail file, a home nail file, a car nail file and few extras for back up. Whether she has natural nails or always has a manicure, having extra nail files on hand is always appreciated!

Travel Size poo-pourri spray bottle as stocking stuffer for adult
This non-toxic, chemical free formula traps stinky odors in the toilet to prevent embarrassment. It's a little bit of a silly gift, so I would't do this one for someone you have just started dating but it's great stocking stuffer for a sister, wife or daughter.

Sterling silver fidget ring makes a great stocking stuffer for women
Can she just not sit still? If she is super fidgety like I am, she'll love having a ring like this. It's way less childlike than a fidget spinner and it's fashionable at the same time! I love mine and wear it every day.

a variety of pop socket phone holders as stocking stuffers for women
A pretty Pop Socket
Pop Sockets come in all kinds of pretty designs. They will help her hold on to her phone so she is less likely to drop it while using it. It also serves as a convenient way to prop the phone on its side if she wants to lay it down to watch a video.

Organic mint tea from Republic of Tea
This soothing peppermint tea is perfect for any cold winter evening. It's not caffeinated so it won't keep her awake at night. It's also great for helping support digestion after Christmas feasting. 

Tohi night's rest hand and body cream
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.

I massaged it onto my hands, neck and chest and I fell asleep faster than I have in weeks!

bottles of organic essential oils from Rocky Mountain Oils - lavender, tea tree, orange, peppermint, lemon and frankincense
If she's interested in essential oils for cleaning, diffusing or other uses, she'll love the organic essential oil line from Rocky Mountain Oils. The oils I personally use most often are lavender, orange, peppermint and lemon.

Teal make up eraser soap free make up remover wash cloth
The Make Up Eraser is a great way to remove makeup and exfoliate your skin with just water. It works for years without needing to be replaced. I love this pretty teal color but they come in lots of fun prints, too.

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

About the Author:

Carissa is an award-winning green lifestyle writer and mom of two active boys. The owner and lead writer for Creative Green Living, she most recently won the "Best Green Lifestyle Blogger" award at ShiftCon 2019 in Atlanta.

Her goal is to empower families to make healthier, more sustainable choices that are beautiful and delicious! 

She is also the author of Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017), Proven Techniques for Keeping Healthy Chickens (Skyhorse, 2018) and The Little Green Book of Mothers' Wisdom (Skyhorse, 2020). 

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