Wednesday, November 21, 2012

60 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teens

We have four kids - ages 12, 14, 16, and 19. One of their favorite things about Christmas morning has always been seeing what's waiting for them in their stockings. Now that they are teens, it's fun to come up with creative and/or practical little treats and trinkets to give as stocking stuffers.

If you have teens or tweens to shop for, here's a list of stocking stuffer ideas. *A few are gender specific, but most are good for both boys and girls.

1.  Lip Balm/Chapstick
2.  Gum
3.  Sharpies, Highlighters, or other colorful markers/pens
4.  Bookmark
5.  Clip-On Book Light
6.  Earbuds
7.  Candy Bar
8.  Key Chain
9.  Cell Phone Cover
10. iTunes Gift Card
11. Mini Flashlight
12. Car Charger for Cell Phone
13. Post-It Notes
14. Deodorant/Body Spray
15. Scratch-off Lottery Tickets (if you are okay with that)
16. Cash
17. Electric Toothbrush
18. Fast Food Gift Card
19. Movie Theater Gift Card
20. Contact Lens Case
21. Socks
22. Face/Body Wash
23. TicTacs/Breath Mints
24. Teeth Whitening Strips
25. Sunglasses
26. Hair Gel/Hair Spray
27. Beef Jerky (I know this might be weird but my kids love it)
28. Ice Scraper (for teens that drive)
29. Car Air Fresheners (for teens that drive)
30. Gas Gift Card (for teens that drive)
31. Jewelry
32. Nail Polish
33. Makeup
34. Makeup Brushes
35. Makeup Remover Cloths
36. Wallet/Change Purse
37. Hair Clips/Ponytail Holders
38. Lanyards
39. Watch
40. Mechanical Pencils
41. Hand Sanitizer (for backpack, locker, car, etc.)
42. Giant Candy Cane
43. Gummy Bears
44. Reusable Water Bottle
45. USB Flash Drive
46. Concert or Sporting Event Tickets
47. Compact/Pocket Mirror
48. Hand-held Electronic Games
49. Yo-Yo
50. Magic 8 Ball
51. Playing Cards
52. Pocket-size Multi-Tool
53. Personalized Christmas Ornament
54. PEZ Candy Dispenser
55. Flavored Dental Floss (Seriously, you can find such flavors as bacon or cupcake)
56. Swiss Army Knife
57. Magazine Subscription
58. Boxers/Undergarments
59. Batteries (they always need plenty of batteries for their electronics)
60. Gloves/Mittens

Can you think of anything else to add to the list?



Joni Taylor said...

Thank you for posting this. I remember loving my stocking when I was a kid but now that my BOYS are teenagers, buying for them has become a challenge. I so needed this post.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Love, love, love. I have older kids so a lot of this is what I've been getting, but there's a few things on your list I'm going to add. Thanks!!!!

Nikki said...

Fantastic list! My boyfriend's daughter just became a teenager, and we're kind of at a loss on what to get her. This helps!

Crissy said...

What a great list of ideas! I don't have a teen to buy for yet, but I'm going to pass this post on to a few of my friends who do.

Anne Younger said...

That is a great list. I always struggle with finding stocking stuffers for my two oldest and they would love a lot of the items on this list! Thank you!!