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17 Unique Stocking Stuffers That Aren’t for Kids

Santa, Don’t Forget About the Adults!

Santa is coming to town soon, and you know what that means—it’s time to start shopping! Whether you’re shopping for that special someone or you’re single and ready to jingle, it can be hard to find stocking stuffers and gifts suited to everyone’s taste. This year, we have you covered with our picks for trendy and useful gifts everyone will adore. So if you want to make this December one to remember, check out our favorite adult holiday stocking stuffers!

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And so the countdown to gift-giving begins. I won’t lie to you, this time of year is inarguably one of my favorites, and a huge part of that is finding the perfect gift for everyone on my list. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s easy, though—especially when it comes to finding those perfect adult-friendly stocking stuffers.

While I think the challenge is part of the fun, sometimes you just want a curated list of goodies that won’t steer you wrong. If that sounds like what you’re looking for, here’s a list (yes, I checked it twice) of fun and unique stocking stuffers for adults. Happy shopping!


2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB

Price: Varies

Nothing says “I love you” more than a shiny new pair of keys as a stocking stuffer, and the sleek, all-electric 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB is a dream on wheels come true. Fletcher Jones Mercedes in Newport Beach is the place to shop big this holiday season with a top-tier selection of EQBs. This luxury vehicle is not only eco-friendly and has an EPA-estimated electric range of 245 miles, but it also features a “Hey Mercedes” voice assistant for seamless navigation and control of countless luxury features. Some of these features include a panoramic sunroof, heated and cooled front seats, and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The 64-color cabin lighting lets you dial up your own ambiance depending on your destination—whether you’re road-tripping up the coast or heading out on the town for a swanky dinner date. Add this sleek ride to your Christmas wishlist, and get ready to hit the road in style.

Local Insight: Fletcher Jones Motorcars, Mercedes-Benz of Newport Beach is the nation’s leading Mercedes-Benz dealership, offering not only a fleet of dynamic vehicles that turn heads but five-star amenities, personalized services, and a team of experts eager to serve.


Goodies From Lighthouse Dispensary

Price: $2-$50

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Whether you partake or not, cannabis products are a great way to show someone you care about their physical and mental health—especially during the stress of the holiday season. And if you’re in the Palm Springs area, an order from Lighthouse Dispensary is the way to go. For topicals, the Sweet Releaf Comfort Plus Body Butter offers potent, affordable pain relief, ranging from mild soreness to chronic pain. For those looking to enjoy more discreet ways to enjoy, I recommend the Dabwoods Starter Kits (the company is woman- and minority-owned), the Dollar Dose Lozenges (available in 5mg or 10mg THC) and the fruity Pabst Blue Ribbon 10mg cannabis-infused seltzers (which works faster than the average edible). For a more traditional experience, check out flower from Zips or an infused pre-roll from Lil’ Lime.

Local Insight: For 25% off Lighthouse Dispensary products, use the coupon code LM25!


Glenfiddich 12 Year Old Whisky

Price: $39.99-$79

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Is this for a really big stocking? Yes. Will it be the best stocking stuffer they’ve ever received? Also yes. Glenfiddich 12 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky is a classic bottle, making it a great choice for someone who’s getting into whisky—there’s a reason it’s the best-selling single malt Scotch whisky in the world!



Pure Blooms Super Supplement

Price: $99

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While the gift of supporting a healthy lifestyle is good at any time of year, it’s no secret that it’s especially welcome at the start of the new year. Created by nutritionist Alexa Ryan, the Pure Blooms Super Supplement is a plant-based, high-protein supplement that helps improve gut health, immune function, mood balance and more—simply add a scoop to your favorite smoothie, milk or even coffee daily.



Jewelry From Uncommon James

Price: $25-$62

For so many girlies on my list (and myself, included) a classic, easy-to-wear piece of jewelry is always a great gift. Uncommon James has the perfect something sparkly for everyone, with metal options to suit the friend who’s the silver to your gold. Some of the pieces that caught my eye are the Seeing Double Earrings for that double-piercing illusion, the dainty Personalized Touch Necklace with a single initial and a dainty CZ stone, the bold yet simple Girl Boss Earrings and (my favorite) the Everyday Bracelet for that understated glam.


Mini Hip Pack From Aloha Collection

Price: $46

This one’s for all the hikers, wanderers and beach-goers on your list. It’s lightweight, splash-proof and packable, making for the perfect adventure bag. Not only is Aloha Collection’s Mini Hip Pack super cute and functional, but it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Founded by two native Hawaiian women, every Aloha Collection purchase forwards ​​5% of the profits to conservation organizations based in Hawaiʻi.



Condition. Rainforest Repair Balm From JustUs Skincare

Price: $55

For the skincare lover in your life, I recommend JustUs Skincare’s Condition. Rainforest Repair Balm. Chock-full of powerful ingredients like pracaxi oil, acai, andiroba and tamanu, Condition is a whipped balm that’s soothing, hydrating and glow-enhancing. Every ingredient in JustUs Skincare products is sourced ethically, and are sustainable, cruelty-free and personally tested by the team. Now that’s thoughtful gifting!



Crystal Mimosa Kit From Teaspressa

Price: $30

Teaspressa is my go-to for gift-giving throughout the year, and the holiday season is no different! This Crystal Mimosa Kit is the perfect stocking stuffer for coworkers, friend groups, cousins—you name it. Simply drop a LUXE Mini Cube into your champagne, mimosa or mocktail and you’ll be sipping on something sweet, sparkly and delicious. You can feel good about this gift—each cube is made from 100% natural ingredients (sourced from fair-trade farms) with no extra chemicals or additives.


Fragrance Exploratory Set From Boy Smells

Price: $40

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Boy Smells is a company close to my heart, focusing on fragrances that go beyond the gender binary for scents that are affirming and delicious—because everyone deserves to smell good. This set features six mini sample vials of the complete GENDERFUL™ collection, including Hinoki Fantôme (smoky/woody), Violet Ends (earthy/smoky), Rose Load (floral/woody), Woodphoria (woody/spicy), Vanilla Era (earthy/floral) and LES (fruity/floral).


Blooming Lollipop 3-Pack From Amborella Organics

Price: $7.50

If you need just that extra little something for your gift, candy’s always a good way to go—especially when that candy is good for your local fauna and flora. These tasty Blooming Lollipops are just as much for your friend’s sweet tooth as they are for their garden’s pollinators. Simply enjoy the lollipop, plant the stick and grow lavender, sage and marigolds!


Single Malt No. 16 and Bourbon No. 22 Infused Toothpicks From Daneson

Price: $27

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For the person that has everything, get them something they’ll never see coming—like these beautifully crafted toothpicks from Daneson. This is a product that’s meant to be enjoyed with intention, creating a moment for the user to savor and pick up the complex notes of the single malt or bourbon infused in the toothpicks. If you have a whiskey lover in your life, you’re welcome.


Lipshade 100% Mineral SPF 30 Hydrating Lipstick

Price: $24

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The idea of giving someone some SPF for a stocking stuffer may sound silly, but trust me, these Lipshades from Supergoop! are anything but that. This product offers buildable color and loads of healthy, hydrating ingredients that will protect and nourish your lips with every wear. Go ahead and pick one up for yourself while you’re at it!


Tie-Dye Socks From Anonymous Ism

Price: $32-$38

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Socks for stocking stuffers get a bad rap, but as a connoisseur of the cozier things in life, I never understood why, especially when said socks are the undeniably cute and unbelievably comfy tie-dye crew socks from Anonymous Ism. These thick, rib-knit socks are perfect for keeping those toes warm through the rest of winter while still remaining breathable thanks to the 93% cotton fabric.


Car Diffuser From Agapé Candles 

Price: $18

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If you know someone who’s always commuting or on the road, these beautiful car diffusers make for a thoughtful stocking stuffer. Unlike other car diffusers, Agapé Candles makes fragrances free from toxic and harmful chemicals—and they’re much prettier to look at too. A personal favorite is the Black Fig + Honey scent with notes of amber, tobacco and oud.


Velvet Scrunchie Set From Snack Break

Price: $8

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This adorable scrunchie and barrette set from Snack Break is exactly what my younger cousins and siblings will be finding in their stockings this year. I adore the chic velvet and all the cute, trendy colors it comes in—plus, I get to relive my ‘90s kid fashion vicariously through them. That’s what I call a win-win.


Mama Teav’s Hot Garlic

Price: $16

Founded by two siblings, Mama Teav’s Hot Garlic is a love letter to the pair’s mother and their Cambodian-American identity. With only seven wholesome ingredients, a lot of love and zero shortcuts, this Hot Garlic is the ideal gift for foodies with a craving for spice. This gift might just cause them to tear up (with joy, of course).


Mix+Match Holiday Gift Pack Duo From JustUs Skincare

Price: $95

Have someone on your list who’s recently made a move? Look no further than Climate-Proof Skincare™ from JustUs Skincare. This mix-and-match duo will help them feel at home in their skin in no time. Choose from Transform (active nourishment gel), Tighten+Glow (refining mist serum), Restore+Repair (rainforest oil serum), Deep Hydration (softening mist), Smooth Glow (oil spray) and Hydrate 2.0 (lotion spray). Don’t be afraid to double up! 


Lavender Salve From Los Poblanos

Price: $24

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Whether they’re a healthcare worker, a gym rat or anyone in between, certain professions and lifestyles can be really rough on hands. For dry skin, burns, insect bites and irritation, Los Poblanos Lavender Salve is a little bit of magic in a jar that’s as effective as it is luxurious. The lavender scent is beautifully soothing—ideal for some much-needed decompressing. If you want to take this to the next level, Los Poblanos is also offering a 12-piece mix-and-match gift box with all sorts of goodies…just saying!

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Born and raised near the Pacific Coast, Jordan Nishkian is a California girl through and through. She graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a BA in Creative Writing and a BA in Anthropology, and her favorite place to be is curled up in a comfy chair with a book in her hand and a pen in her hair.




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