85 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teen Boys (And College-Age too!)
It’s November and I’m already thinking of stocking stuffers. Why? Because teens are HARD to buy for! When my two sons entered their teen years, choices were more challenging. Now at 24 and 19 years old, they secretly love finding full stockings on Christmas morning. So here I am again. What can I do differently this year?
Are you in the same dilemma? Then let’s get to my Ultimate List of 85 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teenage Boys. Some ideas may be obvious, but when you are in a time crunch, this handy list will keep you from forgetting!
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Okay, on to the list!
1. Cool socks – see the list of ideas from Kohl’s website
2. Novelty T-shirt – Kohl’s has plenty to choose from
5. Beanie hat and scarf set
7. Leather bracelet
9. Body Spray or Cologne – try this small 4 count sampler Goodfellow gift set from Target
12. Face Wash
13. Chapstick – my fave is the 4-pack of Burt’s Bees
14. Nail clipper set in a case– not fancy, just practical.
15. New comb
16. Biore Strips
17. Electric toothbrush
18. New Razor Set or Electric Razor
19. Shoe deodorizer
Just for Fun
21. New computer game or action figures that go with a game he plays
23. Rubik’s cube with a new twist – like the Magic Rainbow Puzzle Ball
25. Graphic novel or comics
26. Movie theater card or subscription app for Cinemark
27. Christmas ornament (I try to find one that symbolizes what they were into that year)
28. Poo-Pourrifor their bathroom
29. Head massager
30. Ballcap with their favorite band or character.
For Teens Who Drive:
31. Car air freshners that attach to the vents
32. Gas gift card
33. Digital tire pressure gauge 150 PSI (I purchased this one for my son last year!)
34. Car Wash and/or Oil Change gift certificate
35. Unique key chain, and also a
36. Tile Mate for when they lose it!
37. Insulated Spill-Proof Travel 12 oz. Coffee Tumbler in a choice of colors for hot and cold drinks or a 16 oz with a silicone sleeve in various colors.
The Useful & Practical
38. Hand sanitizer with carabiner for backpacks
39. New mask with a fun theme
40. Nice mechanical pencil with refills
41. Package of favorite ink pens
42. Barnes & Noble or Amazon gift cards for books (or college textbook rentals)
43. Rechargeable Book Light with 3 brightness settings, case and cable (5-star rated!)
45. Leatherman multi-toolor pocket knife
46. Small starter tool kit, like this 5 piece tool kit with bag from Walmart
47. Computer screen cleaning kit
49. Smart plugs or Google smart bulbs
50. Extra batteries – for flashlights, wireless computer mouse, keyboard, etc.
51. New water bottle
Novelty & Fun
53. Money wrapped in a fun way, like replacing chocolates with rolled bills in a box of chocolates.
54. Create your own “Get out Free” cards that excuse your teen chores such as taking out the trash, loading the dishwasher, etc.
55. Pokemon cards
56. Oversized candy bar like this huge Hershey’s Candy Kiss!
57. Stress ball or other fidget stress-reliever toys
58. Bottle of specialty root beer
59. Retro candy – look for ideas and share what you ate as a kid!
61. Scratch-off lottery tickets (if one’s a winner, give them the cash and you cash in the ticket)
62. Magazine – themed magazines of all kinds at Barnes & Noble
Check your local museum gift shops for unique gifts, which also support the museum. Cracker Barrel restaurants have fabulous gift shops that have many fun items to fill up stockings!
Electronics & Gaming
64. Anker PowerWave Wireless Charger for Apple or Android
65. Cord Wrap Case for Earbudswith winder cord reel.
67. Popsocket for phone – in teen boy themes
68. Anker Bluetooth speaker- most rated 4.5 stars
70. iTunes or other music gift cards
71. New game controller or gaming mouse
72. Gaming gift cards – Target carries XBOX, PlayStation, Nintendo, Steam, and Fortnite
Don’t Forget the Food!
73. Fast food gift cards – for a one-stop-shop, Target carries Starbucks, Dominos, Subway, Burger King, and Sonic. Don’t forget Chick-fil-a and Whataburger (for hardcore Texans!)
74. For college students, Dash or Uber Eats cards will be appreciated for sure!
75. Favorite gum or mints
76. Duncan Hines mug cakes (Last year for my sons, I got two different kinds, split them, and added a new microwavable mug!)
77. Small can of pringles (great for the “toe” part of the stocking!)
78. Snack foods - small bags of nuts, beef jerky, crackers and chips, Nutella, small bottle of BBQ sauce or hot sauce
80. Flavored candy cane – Walmart sells these every year in all kinds of flavors!
81. Specialty popcorn from The Popcorn Factory
82. International Foods – find many choices at World Market or places online to create a stocking-full of treats from all over the world!
83. Gamer Goodies – for a hardcore gamer, select items in relation to their favorite game, such as a novelty t-shirt, socks, keychain, ball cap, and action figure. Select an XBOX or Playstation gift card. If he watches gaming videos on YouTube, find their favorite YouTuber and see if they offer merch (merchandise) with their brand. GameStopoffers many gamed-themed stocking stuffers too.
84. Survival Kit - flashlight, pocket knife or multi-tool, compass, solar phone charger, headlamp, waterproof watch, work gloves, small first aid kit, hand warmers, insulated socks, beef jerky nuts, and granola.
85. Game Night Pack – new card game(s), favorite pizza gift card, specialty popcorn, multi-player computer game, sudoku puzzle book, or Rubik's cube.
What did I forget? Add your ideas in the comments below!
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