50 Cool Stocking Stuffers for Teens and Tweens

If you’re on the hunt for stocking stuffers for teens, you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for on this list.

As kids get older, they develop their own style and have strong opinions about everything, including gifts, so holiday shopping can be a bit challenging. When choosing stocking stuffers for teens, don’t overthink it. Just choose a combination of practical and fun items that you think your older kids will enjoy.

Try to add some unique presents that will make them laugh or they will like using.

Image collage of stocking stuffer items for tweens and teens.

Stocking Stuffers for Teens

Shopping for christmas stocking stuffers can be difficult, especially when it comes to teenagers and tweens. It seems like they already have everything and that nothing is cool anymore.

Finding thoughtful and unique items that match their interests is not always easy. If you’re struggling to think of something, consider something silly, like a squishy novelty toy, or get them something practical, like earbuds.

There are actually a lot of great choices for older kids, especially within the 50 stocking ideas below. So don’t stress, just use this list to fill the stockings this year.

History of the Christmas Stocking

Christmas stockings are a popular holiday tradition, but where did they come from? Legend has it that in the early 19th century, Saint Nicholas visited homes on Christmas Eve and left small surprises like oranges, chocolate coins, and nuts in each stocking hanging above the fireplace.

As time passed and Christmas celebrations spread around the world, the Christmas stocking became a beloved worldwide custom that we still enjoy today.

While what we consider “stocking stuffers” is different, the original sentiment of love and warmth hasn’t changed.

What to Put in a Stocking

What to put in your family’s stockings depends on what everyone likes and your family traditions.

Basically, you should fill your Christmas stockings with gifts that are thoughtful, useful and fun. Think small gestures to let your tweens and teens know you love them.

Things like toys, small trinkets, portable electronics, stationery items, jewelry and more. It’s also a great opportunity to include some special items that may not have made it onto their Christmas list.

Ours always include a combination of gifts that are practical and fun. Gift cards, socks, small games, and lip balm make it into my family’s stockings every year. Of course there is always plenty of candy in there too!

Even the Grinchiest teens love rummaging around their stockings to see what’s inside.

Use this list of small gifts middle schoolers will love to fill your tween & teen’s stocking this year.

Teen girl at a decorated mantle, putting a small blue box in a red stocking with white cuff.

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Christmas Gifts for Middle Schoolers

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Unique stocking stuffers. On this list you'll find lots of fun small gift ideas for tweens & teens that are perfect for stuffing Christmas stockings.

Hopefully, you’ve gotten a ton of inspiration so you can easily fill the stockings of your older kids this year.

What fun stocking stuffers for teens are you choosing this year?

Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.
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