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50 of the absolute best stocking stuffers for 2022

Nothing on this list will be forgotten in a junk drawer.
By Leah Stodart and Haley Henschel  on 
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a collage of stocking stuffers, including a mini le creuset cocotte, a cricut easypress mini, a wordle ornament, a microsd card, and a shrimp puzzle
Credit: Le Creuset / Cricut / Always Fits / Nintendo / Areaware / Mashable composite

Christmas stocking stuffers have long been the afterthoughts of gift-giving, mere "lets just get this out of the way" or "shit, I forgot about this" presents like oven mitts, bulk chocolate candy, and anything bacon-scented. (Do not get us started on wh*skey st*nes.) Most of them are just begging to be tossed in a junk drawer or the donation pile, never to see the light of day again. It's a fate they probably deserve.

But let's be clear on something: You don't have to buy stuff that's bad, boring, or cheaply made just because it's small in size. Shopping for a stocking stuffer is a cinch so long as you know who you're shopping for — and where to look.

You've already got enough on your plate this holiday season, so we've done the searching for you. Below, we've rounded up an extensive list of tiny-but-impressive presents at a range of price points that can work for everyone on your list.

a close-up of a person using a chomchom roller on a blue couch
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A ChomChom Roller (opens in a new tab)

For pet parents

Black fabric versus white pet hair: the ultimate showdown. Relieve your friend or family member of incessant lint-rolling and gift them the ChomChom, a reusable dog and cat hair remover that can pick up any shedding the vacuum skips over. It works on almost any surface (from couches to carpet and car seats) and doesn't require sticky tape or papers.
a close-up of a person holding a microsd card in front of a nintendo switch
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A microSD card (opens in a new tab)

For gamers

The Nintendo Switch's 32GB storage capacity seems ample until you try to install another game alongside "Breath of the Wild." If the gamer in your life is jonesing for copies of "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Violet" or "Splatoon 3" this holiday season, stash a 128GB microSD card in their stocking so their console has room for more downloads.
mermaid and blanket
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SPONSORED | A cozy huggable throw from HSN (opens in a new tab)

For kiddos

Your little one will love curling up on the couch with this ultra plush blanket, which comes with a "huggable" friend encircling the throw. There are three different versions available, including an astronaut raccoon and a pair of mermaids, which are all sure to delight the youngster in your life.
a close-up of an alexa voice remote being held up in front of a tv in a living room
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A Fire TV Stick 4K (opens in a new tab)

For binge-watchers

At the risk of sounding dramatic, a Fire TV Stick is life-changing for anyone who doesn't have a smart TV: It puts Netflix, Hulu, and the rest of their go-to streaming apps all in one place sans HDMI cables. The latest 4K model features Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+ support and includes a companion Alexa Voice Remote for hands-free control.
Beats by Dr Dre Powerbeats Pro
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SPONSORED | Beats by Dre Powerbeats Pro (opens in a new tab)

For audiophiles

Imagine the delighted look on their face when that tiny box in their stocking turns out to be these glorious Bluetooth wireless earbuds. The Beats by Dre Powerbeats Pro pack 9 hours of listening time while secure fit ear hooks keep them in place. Snag them at Walmart, where they are often on sale.
an ESARORA face roller
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An ice roller (opens in a new tab)

For skincare savants

A #skintok favorite, ice rollers are often touted as magic bullets for under-eye puffiness and inflamed pimples. (They also work well for massaging achy muscles, if you can find one big enough — think cryotherapy on minimal coin.) This one's got over 15,400 5/5-star customer reviews on Amazon and comes in five colors.
a man shaving in front of a bathroom mirror using a beard bib
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A shaving bib (opens in a new tab)

For bearded beauties

"You left beard clippings in the sink" is such a common complaint that one man went on "Shark Tank" to pitch Beard King, a shaving bib that attaches to any mirror, solving the problem once and for all. It's a genius way to keep the counter clean, and even comes with a handy travel pouch. One size fits all!

A Lush bath bomb (opens in a new tab)

For spa lovers

The combo of stress and so-cold-it-hurts weather is almost unbearable, but an easy solution (that also happens to be extremely photogenic) is a bath bomb. These soapy spheres dissolve into fragrant, fizzing froth when they hit water; the colorful handmade ones you can get from Lush come with an extra sprinkle of clout.
skincare products
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SPONSORED | ELEMIS Holiday Glowgetters Skincare Set (opens in a new tab)

For beauty junkies

Let's all vow that 2023 is going to be the year we take better care of our skin. Who's with us? Get off to a good start with the Glowgetters skincare set from ELEMIS. Inside the cute travel case you'll find the Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser, a Papaya Enzyme Peel, some Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads, the Superfood Facial Oil, and the Superfood Glow Priming Moisturizer.
a deodorant-removing sponge with its box
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A deodorant-removing sponge (opens in a new tab)

For people who wear all black

There's not a person in the world who hasn't dealt with annoying deodorant stains (unless they don't wear deodorant, which is a whole other problem). Your giftee can keep their 'fits fresh with this portable pink sponge, which makes those pesky smudges disappear when rubbed on them ~briskly~.
a purple mulberry silk pillowcase on a bed next to a vase filled with leafy branches
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A mulberry silk pillowcase (opens in a new tab)

For luxury lovers

"Indulgent" is a word rarely used to describe pillowcases, but it certainly applies to those made of mulberry silk, which protects hair and skin from friction damage in all of its breathable, buttery-soft glory. Brooklinen's come in nine colors and can be bundled with other sleep accessories like pillows and eye masks. (They also make matching scrunchies.)
a woman sleeping on a gray bed while wearing a heatless hair curler
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A heatless hair curler (opens in a new tab)

For low-maintenance types

Made from smooth satin that doesn't tangle or pull, this bestselling foam hair rod promises flawless heatless curls while you sleep: Just secure it in place with the included clip, wrap it with slightly damp hair away from the face, secure each side with hair ties, then hit the hay for no-fuss styling overnight. It costs $590 less than a Dyson Airwrap, for what it's worth.
four multicolored cloud slides against a blue and white background
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A pair of cloud slides (opens in a new tab)

For cozy folks

Slippers are a classic stocking stuffer, but these top-rated cloud/pillow slides are trendier than most. (Plus, they won't get crusty over time like fuzzy, fluffy ones.) They're made from ultra-lightweight Ethylene Vinyl Acetate with a cushy, 1.7-inch sole and 13 colors options. Pro tip: Your giftee can soften the upper strap with a hair dryer and two pairs of socks for a custom fit.
a close-up of a woman wearing gold hoop earrings
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A pair of gold hoop earrings (opens in a new tab)

For romantics

A pair of classic hoops is a staple in any jewelry box, and this medium-thick pair made with (durable but affordable) 18k gold vermeil is a happy medium between minimalism and vintage. Mejuri is still the "It Girl" of fine jewelry brands, and if your recipient is on TikTok, they'll be over the moon to flex something from there in their OOTDs.

An Oura Ring Gen3 (opens in a new tab)

For wellness warriors

If you like it, put a ring on it? The Oura 3 is "the latest and (so far) greatest release in the so-hot-right-now genre of wearables known as smart rings," writes Mashable editor-at-large Chris Taylor, with research-grade sensors that can monitor metrics like stress, sleep, heart rate, and temperature. Choose from four finishes: silver, gold, black, or a matte black "stealth."

Bala Bangles (opens in a new tab)

For fitness fanatics

Bala Bangles are this year's must-have fashion accessory — and if you know what's good for you, an off-brand dupe won't cut it. These lightweight ankle/wrist weights are designed to add "comfortable resistance" to workouts, whether your recipient's into yoga, boxing, or just basic Hot Girl Walks™️. Each pair comes with a matching carrying case.
a recess vista pickleball paddle
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A pickleball paddle (opens in a new tab)

For sporty types

Gatekept among the Florida retiree crowd before it went mainstream in 2022, pickleball is a beginner-friendly sport that combines tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. Your recipient can hit the court in style with one of Recess' pickleball paddles, which have sanded texture surfaces for extra spin and control, sweatproof faux-leather grips, and a range of fun pattern options.
a close-up of a person pouring mike's hot honey on a slice of pepperoni pizza
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Mike's Hot Honey (opens in a new tab)

For foodies

Brooklyn's own Mike's Hot Honey is exactly what it sounds like: all-natural honey infused with chili peppers. It's a simple but god-tier condiment that can be drizzled on just about any food for a sweet-and-spicy kick, from roasted veggies to ice cream to fried chicken. (Haley here: I love it in a hot toddy or on a fat slice of Detroit-style pepperoni pizza.) Pink Sauce could never.

An odor rub-away bar (opens in a new tab)

For home cooks

Garlic and onions are indisputably delicious — and the world's most stubborn scents. This dishwasher-safe stainless steel "bar of soap" eliminates those odors from your hands like magic when you "wash" them with it (because molecular science), working with or without water.

A cookie press (opens in a new tab)

For bakers

OXO's Good Grips Cookie Press is a baker's saving grace during the hectic holiday cookie season. "Perfect cookies at warp speed if you follow the directions and do what they say," says one of 6,600-plus Amazon reviewers who gave it a 5/5-star review. It includes a set of interchangeable discs in 12 patterns, including snowflake, tree, wreath, daisy, and sunflower.
a close-up of a miniature le creuset cocotte filled with cobbler
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A mini Le Creuset cocotte (opens in a new tab)

For gorgeous, gorgeous girls who love soup

Surprise, surprise: Everyone's favorite fancy French cookware brand *does* make something at a stocking stuffer price point. Available in 14 hues (pictured here in artichaut), this extremely adorable 8-ounce mini cocotte is ideal for eggs, individual pot pies, mini cobblers, and ladle-fulls of French onion soup smothered in gruyere.
a close-up of a pot of pasta being drained with a clip-on strainer
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A clip-on strainer (opens in a new tab)

For college students

Pasta is an essential comfort food to keep on hand — and if you're gifting to someone who's low on cabinet space, this clip-on plastic strainer keeps them from having to buy a totally separate utensil. The adjustable clips grip tightly to both small and large pots, and not having to hold a colander underneath lowers the likelihood of burnt fingers.

A 3-in-1 avocado slicer (opens in a new tab)

For guac obsessives

It’s normal to carry around spare guac, right? Make an avocado lover's dreams come true with this handy 3-in-1 tool. They'll be able to slice, pit, scoop, and whip up avocado toast like the best TikTok food bloggers out there, then throw the tool in the dishwasher after the prep is done.
a pile of multicolored stasher reusable storage bags filled with chopped vegetables
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Stasher bags (opens in a new tab)

For snackaholics

Made in a variety of sizes and a rainbow of different colors, Stasher's reusable silicone bags and pouches are eco-friendly alternatives to the single-use plastic variety. (Bonus: You can safely toss them in the freezer, oven, microwave, and dishwasher.) Wrap a couple with a sampler pack of your giftee's favorite chips, candy, or snacks and you're golden.
two black milk frothers set beside a cappuccino in a mug
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A milk frother (opens in a new tab)

For coffee connoisseurs

It's no Nespresso machine — those don't fit in stockings, anyway — but a handheld milk frother makes it easy to elevate an ordinary latte or cup of hot chocolate with a dollop of creamy foam. Boasting over 61,000 5/5-star ratings on Amazon, this one comes in nearly 40 colors and includes a stand so it doesn't get lost in a drawer.
a close-up of a person whisking matcha tea
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A bamboo chasen for matcha (opens in a new tab)

For fancy tea people

A good chasen (or tea whisk) is the key to a frothy and lump-free matcha latte with. For the friend who always orders one on Starbucks runs, this starter kit contains a 100% natural bamboo chasen (traditionally used instead of metal ones), a matching scoop, and a cute stirring spoon.
three silicone ice trays next to a bowl of ice cubes
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Nugget ice cube trays (opens in a new tab)

For beveragino buffs

No need to splurge on a GE Profile Opal nugget ice maker when some cheap ice trays can get the job done just as well. These are made from dishwasher-safe, BPA-free silicone that bends to help its mini-cubes release easily. "This is the most similar I can get to Sonic ice at home," writes one Amazon reviewer.
a vacu vin wine saver on a wooden board in front of two bottles of wine and a vase with two monstera leaves
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A Vacu Vin Wine Saver (opens in a new tab)

For wine snobs

Realistically, it's highly unlikely that a wine lover would ever leave much in a bottle once it's been opened. But for the rare occasion when they decide otherwise, this vacuum wine stopper and pump set will ensure their Merlot or Pinot Grigio stays fresh for up to 10 days. (Big plus: It's dishwasher-safe.)
a close-up of a woman's hand holding a bottle of wine away against a background of red party streamers
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A bottle of red wine stain remover (opens in a new tab)

For spill-prone wine snobs

White wine drinkers are pretty much in the clear, but red wine devotees are risking it all when it comes to white shirts, furniture, or carpets. Spray-on Wine Away can remove new and dried wine stains as well as coffee, ink, blood, juice, and more. It's especially great for people with messy kids — or drunk uncles.
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A Baggu reusable bag (opens in a new tab)

For farmer's market fiends

Can you ever *really* have too many reusable bags? The answer is no. Grab one of these durable totes from the TikTok-famous Baggu brand for your on-the-go bestie (or for someone who just needs to stop using so much plastic). They come in over three dozen funky colors and patterns, fold up into their own pouch, and hold up to 50 pounds.
an organic mushroom grow kit in its box next to a pair of shears
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A mini mushroom grow kit (opens in a new tab)

For gardeners

No yard, no problem. This organic mini mushroom grow kit from Back to the Roots will make it possible for your recipient to grow tasty oyster mushrooms year-round (and with very little maintenance, besides misting their crop once daily). It's better than "farm-to-table" — it's "table-to-table."
a lifestraw attached to rock-climbing equipment
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A LifeStraw personal water filter (opens in a new tab)

For wilderness explorers

A No. 1 bestseller on Amazon, the humble LifeStraw is a portable filter that can remove bacteria, parasites, dirt, and microplastics (yum!) from natural water sources. Any outdoor-inclined pals who spend their weekends on hiking and camping trips will get a ton of use out of this thing; it can purify 1,000 gallons of water with proper care and maintenance.
a close-up of a person in a striped shirt using a bug bite thing
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A Bug Bite Thing (opens in a new tab)

For patio patrons

Here's another great "as seen on 'Shark Tank'" find: The Bug Bite Thing is a reusable device that uses suction to remove insect venom, saliva, and other irritants from the skin, preventing itchy reactions — no creams or chemicals required. If your recipient spends a lot of time on patios or around bonfires in the summer, this will come in clutch.
two people looking at pictures printed from a fujifilm Instax Mini Link
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An on-the-go printer (opens in a new tab)

For avid picture-takers

You can't bank on someone wanting to lug an instant camera wherever they go, but you can definitely bank on someone wanting physical versions of their memories. With Fujifilm's Bluetooth-enabled Instax Mini Link, your giftee can print photos and video stills directly from their camera roll in just 12 seconds flat.
a coiled lightning to usb cable
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A plain old Lightning to USB cable (opens in a new tab)

For anyone with an iPhone

iPhone chargers get put through hell, and there's not an iPhone owner on earth who would turn down a spare for work or in the car. Kind of boring? Yes. Extremely useful? Also yes.
an anker portable charger
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A portable charger (opens in a new tab)

For serial texters

A dead phone or tablet is a minor annoyance at best ("I was in the middle of that TikTok!") and a legitimate safety concern at worst ("I have no idea how to get home from here"). Anker’s bestselling, ultra-slim 313 Power Bank works with both iPhones and Androids, and it's small enough to toss in any purse or bag.

A Tile tracker (opens in a new tab)

For scatterbrained people

There's nothing like losing something you had in your hand 30 seconds ago to make you feel like the world's biggest dipshit. Ideal for that one person who loses everything, Tile Mate Bluetooth trackers can keep tabs on phones, wallets, keys, and more. Their companion app tracks where an item was last seen and can make a lost phone ring even if it’s on silent.
a close-up of a person screwdriving a metal accent into a wall
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A miniature drill (opens in a new tab)

For not-so-handypeople

You don't have to be living in a total fixer-upper to need a drill at some point. This cordless little number from BLACK+DECKER has a pivoting handle, a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 18 months, and a spindle lock for manual screwdriving — perfect for odd jobs around the house, like hanging framed pictures and assembling IKEA furniture.
an ODISTAR desktop vacuum cleaner
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A desktop vacuum cleaner (opens in a new tab)

For clean freaks

Snack crumbs are so good at finding their way all over work desks. (Look in the crevices of your keyboard if you dare.) This battery-powered tabletop vacuum has made the rounds on TikTok for its satisfying ability to slurp up tiny dust and dirt particles. It's handy for kitchen cleanup, too.
a set of four terracotta coasters
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A cool coaster set (opens in a new tab)

For hosts with the most

If your recipient spends parties fretting over water rings on their good wood furniture, save their side tables/sanity with this glazed terracotta coaster set from Areaware (which actually doubles as a trivet). It's designed by ceramic artist Ben Medansky and features geometric ridges inspired by rippled sand dunes of the American southwest.
two sunset projector lamps shining colorful light on a vase of flowers in a dark room
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A sunset projector lamp (opens in a new tab)

For wannabe influencers

Never mind the cringey ads you see under every viral tweet: This adjustable, multicolored sunset projector lamp is an Amazon bestseller with over 2,200 5/5-star reviews. The most online person you know can use it as mood lighting or to jazz up the background of their TikToks. Be sure to throw in some AAA batteries for its remote.
a close-up of a person using a cricut easypress mini to iron a decal onto a denim jacket
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A Cricut EasyPress Mini (opens in a new tab)

For DIYers

Know someone who makes all of their presents by hand? Cricut's EasyPress Mini (its teensiest heat press) is a portable DIY sidekick that can transfer designs to small projects like shirts, hats, shoes, and stuffed animals. It works with iron-ons and Cricut's Infusible Inks and includes an insulated safety base for easy storage.
a diamond dotz art kit inspired by Vincent van Gogh's "Wheat Field with Cypresses"
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A diamond painting kit (opens in a new tab)

For arts-and-crafters

Diamond Dotz kits are like paint-by-numbers but better, with sparkly little facets individually placed on printed fabric to create a shimmering image. (It's honestly very meditative.) This one's a reproduction of van Gogh's "A Wheat Field with Cypresses (New York)" for post-impressionism stans, but there are myriad patterns to choose from.
a set of areaware little puzzle things
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An Areaware Little Puzzle Thing (opens in a new tab)

For puzzle-doers

Areaware's Little Puzzle Things are limited-edition miniature jigsaws in playful, quirky shapes, most of them food-related. (There *has* to be someone in your life who would appreciate a cooked shrimp puzzle — and if not, get new friends.) Each one contains 70 pieces that can be completed in 20 minutes or less as a quick mid-day brain break.
a person's hand pulling a card out of a deck of affirmators! affirmation cards
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A deck of affirmation cards (opens in a new tab)

For manifestors

Whoever said "repeat it until you believe it" was really onto something. These adorable decks of affirmation cards by comedian Suzi Barrett come in themes like love, family, and work, each with quick, encouraging, and occasionally sassy words to pick you up. It's self-help without being corny, and we could all use more of that.
three disney-themed candles from main street melts candle co.
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A Disney-themed candle (opens in a new tab)

For Disney adults

Gifting a trip to Disney World may not be in the cards this year, but the Disney fan in your life can still revel in the magic with these themed candles from Main Street Melts Candle Co. Take your pick from scents like Happily Ever After, Aloha Pineapple Whip, Jungle Cruising, Splash Mountain, Villain Potion, and Mermaid Lagoon. (No dice on that turkey leg smell, though.)
a close-up of a tattooed person holding a black stanley quencher tumbler on a cluttered desk
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A Stanley Quencher H2.0 Flowstate Tumbler (opens in a new tab)

For random coworkers

Not sure what to get Kevin in accounting? This 30-ounce Stanley H2.0 is a slightly smaller, stocking-friendly version of the insulated, dishwasher-safe tumbler that's taken over TikTok. It's made with recycled stainless steel that can keep hot drinks hot for 5 hours, cold drinks cold for 9 hours, and iced drinks iced for up to 40 hours.
a tray of mrs. fields hot cocoa bombs next to two mugs of hot chocolate
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Fancy hot chocolate bombs (opens in a new tab)

For traditionalists

If you have to go the classic chocolate stocking stuffer route, at least get a little creative with it. These small-batch Belgian hot chocolate bombs from Mrs. Fields (the cookie cake queen herself) are filled with cocoa powder, mini marshmallows, and chocolate shavings, then topped with festive decorations.
three carhartt beanies
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A Carhartt beanie (opens in a new tab)

For people who are hard to shop for

Haley here again: I always come up short on wishlist ideas because my birthday is so close to Christmas, but I'm always happy to find a Carhartt knit cuffed beanie in my stocking. They're super warm, they're well-made, and they come in 25 different colors — basically the perfect accessory for drawn-out Chicago winters. I'm hoping to get my next one in jade or blackberry.
a wordle ornament hanging on a christmas tree
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A "Wordle" ornament (opens in a new tab)

For the mems

Adieu, 2022. This glittery glass ornament commemorates the online word game that gained a cult following (and filled everyone's feeds with colored square emojis) this past year. It depicts an awful series of holiday-themed guesses, to be clear — SANTA is a terrible starting word — but it's still pretty cute.

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Leah is a shopping reporter at Mashable, where she covers shopping trends, gift ideas, and products that make life easier. She graduated from Penn State University in 2012 and is watching horror movies or "The Office" when she’s not shopping online herself. You can follow her on Twitter at @notleah.

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Haley is a Mashable shopping reporter based in Chicago. Before joining the team, she covered politics for The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, wrote about exotic pet ownership for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, and blogged for several Jersey Shore stars. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games and hanging out with her parrot (Melon) and dog (Pierogi). You can follow her on Twitter at @haleyhenschel or reach her via email at [email protected].


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