21 Stocking Stuffers Under $25 That Are Actually Useful
From clever gadgets for clean freaks, DIYers, foodies and more, shop these creative gifts under $25.
Don't get me wrong, candy and gift cards are nice too, but these clever and useful gifts, all under $25, will come in handy all year long and some might just win "favorite stocking stuffer" at your family Christmas this year.
This retractable lint roller is a game changer! It unscrews like lipstick, locks in place and rolls to collect lint onto the adhesive paper roll. When you're finished using it, twist it to retract it back in the case until your next use. The case ensures you won't collect dust when you're not trying to, so the adhesive rolls of paper, which you can buy separately as refills, will last longer than a typical lint roller.
If the person you're shopping for has AirPods or is asking for them this year, this cleaning pen is a no-brainer stocking stuffer. The silicone end can take care of all that gross ear wax that builds up in the crevices of AirPods. The other end of the pen features a brush, which is great for dusting off keyboards, cameras and other tech products. The size makes it easy to tote around or keep at a small workspace.
This stocking stuffer would actually come in handy right away on Christmas morning for a fun family pancake breakfast. This pancake pen allows you to create pancakes in any shape you can imagine and draw. If your freehanding skills are subpar, use the pen to fill in cookie-cutter shapes. You can technically mix the pancake batter directly in the pen, but after testing it, we found it's easiest to premix the batter and use the pen for adding to the griddle. The pen fits into the door of a refrigerator, which is great for keeping any leftover batter on hand.
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For loose-leaf tea lovers, an infuser is a must-have. There are several infusers to choose from out there, but I doubt you will find one as lovable and functional as this dinosaur. Fill the belly with loose leaf tea, place in a cup and pour the tea. The dinosaur head looks adorable as it peeks out of your cup, and you can use the neck as a handle to easily remove it from your cup.
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A measuring tape is a must-have item for any woodworker, crafter or serial project-finder. It's also essential for the avid antique shopper who needs to know if that one-of-a-kind piece will fit their space. This small keyring would be a perfect stocking stuffer for the person who always needs a measuring tape but can never seem to locate one.
Here's a gift that any handyperson will seriously appreciate. No more dropping nails and screws or holding them in your mouth while working on projects. Ten strong magnets on this best-selling wristband will keep hardware secure, freeing up both hands to tackle the project.
Chopping teeny, tiny sprigs is maddening. Cut cooking prep time with a pair of herb scissors. These nifty shears feature five blades to instantly slice through herbs and greens for cooking and garnishing. And at less than $16, they’re easily worth the investment.
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This collapsible straw is stainless steel and expands like a telescope to be a regular size straw. A cleaning brush, stored inside the straw, also extends the same way, and both fit neatly inside the lipstick-sized carrying case, available in several sleek metallic finishes.
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Arriving at your destination with dry, tired skin doesn't exactly put you in the vacation mindset. When you look your best, you feel your best. This is why we fell in love with this slim humidifier. It extends and contracts to fit into a variety of vessels, from water bottles to mugs, so there's never a reason to not be moisturizing your skin.
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Speaking of selfies, this handy gadget is perfect for pet parents. Most dog owners have tons of blurry photos on their camera roll from when their pup looked so cute but just moved too fast for a quality photo. This clever attachment is here to help you get that perfect photo. It clips to the top of a smartphone and holds a tennis ball that captures a dog's attention to look at the camera. It works for both selfies and solo dog portraits.