Christmas is almost here, and stocking stuffers are a great tradition worth keeping. Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank with them, unlike with larger gift items.
You can save money shopping for stocking stuffers since they're an easy way to put smiles on your loved ones' faces — especially if you know where to find good items at a low cost.
From clothing and beauty items to kids' toys, here are 20 stocking stuffers you can find at your local dollar store.
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Beauty items are always great stocking stuffers. And this one from Dollar Tree is a steal at $1.25, especially when jade rollers can get as expensive as $22, like this at Sephora.
Hot cocoa ball
Gift food and fun with these hot coco balls from Dollar General.
Drop one of these bad boys into a mug and pour hot milk over it. Then, watch as the creamy milk chocolate melts away and marshmallows appear.
Give the kids hours of fun with a can of Play-Doh. For just $3, you can get six cans to dole out to your children or maybe even your niece and nephew. The silver colors are what makes this pack from Dollar Tree special.
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Dog rope toys
If you’re a dog owner, you’re probably hanging a stocking for your pet, no? Or maybe you just know a dog lover.
Dollar Tree carries a sizeable inventory of dog toys for the pooch in your life. Your dog will have so much fun trying to rip apart these plush toys with an attached rope for an extra good time.
Stuffing a loved one’s stocking with a new pair of warm gloves is probably very appreciated. How many single gloves do you have lying around your house?
Dollar Tree stocks brushed gloves for both men and women in beautiful designs and colors for the season. Grab a pair for just $1.25.
A pair of fuzzy, patterned socks is a must when it comes to Christmas gifts. For just $1.25, pick up some festive socks in red and green colors.
Or get a little fun with snowflakes, Christmas trees, or lights. They’re at least half the price as very similar socks at Target.
Word search or crossword puzzles
If you have a loved one who likes to work their brain with a good puzzle, consider stuffing their stocking with a new word search book or a crossword puzzle.
Dollar Tree carries books that are holiday-themed and perfect for the occasion. A reviewer says each book comes with 64 puzzles. The text is also easy to read, so it’s perfect for puzzlers of all ages.
Let’s be honest, we can never have too many phone chargers.
These lightning cables are perfect stocking stuffers for the iPhone lovers in your life. You get 3.3 feet of cord for just five bucks — good for a nightstand, desk, or car.
And for those who love switching up their iPhones, get them a fun case for their stockings.
Each one at Dollar Tree costs $1.25, and you can choose from a variety of colors and patterns. Just be sure you buy the case that matches their phone type.
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Do you know someone who’s constantly losing their headphones?
While these earbuds at Dollar General may not replace a higher-end pair, they could serve as a good backup pair! And for just $10, they’re a great deal.
Ferrero Rocher chocolates
We all love getting candy in our stockings. Take it up a notch with these Ferrero Rocher chocolate boxes from Dollar General.
They’re the perfect size to stuff into a stocking. And for $6.50, you get 15 delicious chocolates.
Keep your loved one’s home smelling wonderful by stuffing their stocking with a candle.
Dollar General stocks some holiday-themed candles for you to choose from. “Trimming the Tree” and “Midnight Snowfall” are a few of the scents available.
Just make sure the extra weight from the candle doesn’t pull the stocking out of the mantle!
Microfiber car cloths
Have a car lover in your life? These Mr. Clean microfiber clothes are great for gentle cleaning.
For a brand name, this is a good deal. You’ll get a pack of three clothes for just $3 at Dollar General.
Barbasol shave cream
If you know a guy who shaves (lookin’ at you, dad), stuff his stocking with a can of Barbasol shaving cream. A little 5 oz. can is perfect, and it only costs $1.25 at Dollar Tree.
Littlest Pet Shop animals
If you have a kid, these cut little animals from Littles Pet Shop make perfect stocking stuffers. Choose from a puppy, lamb, kitten, duck, and more for just $1.25 each at Dollar Tree.
Maybe your child likes ninjas instead. These ninja wall crawlers are a lot of fun.
When your kid throws one at a smooth surface (like the wall), it will flip and tumble down to the floor. You get three in a pack for $1.25 at the Dollar Tree.
Small items make the best stocking stuffers, so including nail polish in the haul just makes sense.
Dollar General sells bottles of LA Colors polish for just $2.25. Choose from 15 “intensely pigmented” shades.
Claw clips are back like it's the early 2000s again. If you’ve got a trendsetter in your life, these hair accessories will fill their stocking nicely.
Two clips come in a pack for $3.50 at Dollar General, and they’re available in the soft colors that are popular right now.
A good hair brush makes all the difference in hair care. But sometimes they can be really expensive.
Grab a wide paddle brush at Dollar Tree for just $1.25, and choose from sleek black, purple, and blue colors.
Anyone who likes drinking tea or coffee will love getting a mug in their stocking.
Dollar Tree carries a variety of mugs to choose from, but these novelty mugs with fun sayings and designs stand out. Pick up a 14-ounce mug for just $1.25.
Try heading to Dollar Tree or Dollar General to find plenty of small gifts you can pack your stockings with for just a few bucks.
Stocking stuffers can eliminate some money stress compared to the bigger gifts you wrap and put under the tree, but they all bring a lot of joy.