You want to make Christmas special and festive. That doesn’t have to mean spending all your money and blowing your budget. Stick to your Christmas budget with these useful cheap stocking stuffers for everyone on your list!
These cheap stocking stuffer ideas are fun and thoughtful, and will still leave money left over for matching Christmas family pajamas. (And a pair for your dog too).
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Cheap Stocking Stuffers for Everyone on Your List
Buy your favorite frugal friend or family member a cheap but useful stocking stuffer or gifts this holiday season.
The frugal gift recipient will love these handy stocking stuffers that they can use all year long.
Best of all, you won’t have to spend a lot of money on any of these gifts and stocking stuffers for the frugal. Woop, #winning!
The best gift you can stuff into the stocking of your favorite penny pincher is to find something that they would never buy for themselves.
It might be an item that they would like to buy, but cannot bring themselves to spend the money. It could be anything from a new sweater to a portable DVD player.
And remember, frugal is in the eye of the beholder. What you consider a cheap Christmas gift might not be what I do, and vice versa.
10 Fun and Cheap Stocking Stuffer Ideas
1. Affordable Stocking Stuffers for Savers: Ceramic Piggy Bank
A shiny ceramic piggy bank is a frugal gift for a frugal gift recipient when it’s from a store like the Container Store.
Their little silver ceramic piggy bank is as tall as an average coffee mug and looks like it cost more than $3.99.
This is a cute stocking stuffer idea for children learning to save money. It’s also handy for adults who like to save every penny, nickel, dime and quarter. This is a very affordable stocking stuffer.
I’m partial to the pink piggy bank, but there are lots of other colors (and other animals) to choose from.
2. Frugal Stocking Stuffer Idea for Coupon Clippers: Handmade Fabric Coupon Caddie
It can be surprisingly difficult to find a decent coupon caddie.
Any parent who tries to use one also knows that instantly become playthings with little kids. They can get bent, ripped and lost on an otherwise uneventful trip to the grocery store.
Find a sturdy coupon caddie that you can re-decorate with some hot glue and a piece of colorful fabric. If you can’t find a plastic one, do the same for one of the paperboard versions.
You could also make one yourself using a sturdy box you have lying around just waiting for an art project.
Cover the cover of the check box with some nice craft paper.
You could even glue a small envelope to the top inside cover of the box that contains a gift card to the local discount retail store or grocery store. The envelope can later be used to store very small coupons or shopping reward coins.
An easy alternative is this inexpensive coupon organizer on Amazon. (I love the color!)
3. Best Cheap Stocking Stuffers for Local Shoppers: Farmer’s Market Gift Certificate
A gift certificate to a farmer’s market or local produce stand will stretch a long way.
Fruits, vegetables, plants, seeds and even baked goods tend to be significantly cheaper at the farmer’s market or local produce store than they are at the grocery store.
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4. Frugal Stocking Stuffers for Spouses: Toothpaste Squeezer
Not only can a cheap toothpaste squeezer help get every drop of toothpaste out of the tube, it could possibly save marriages.
The toothpaste squeezer just might put an end to that “why can’t you squeeze the toothpaste form the bottom like I do” argument.
5. Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Whole Family: An Attachable Water Filter
The attachable water filter is not the cheapest gift on the list for the penny pincher, but it is a money-saver for the family addicted to bottled water. (And it is still a really affordable gift!)
A faucet water filter is a great gift idea for families with kids who won’t drink from the tap because the water tastes funny. (These can be the same kids who will eat the sourest of candies and the sweetest of sodas!)
6. Cheap Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Everyone: A Battery Recharger
Batteries are expensive, as any penny pincher knows.
Give them a battery recharger in their stocking, with some rechargeable batteries to go along with it.
7. Cheap Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Couples: A Night on the Town
Give the gift of a night on the town.
Purchase a gift card to a local restaurant, and include gift certificates for the local movie theater.
Throw in a homemade coupon (these ones are really fun!) for babysitting, if applicable.
8. Cheap Stocking Stuffers for Kids: Glow in the Dark Stars
Turn your kid’s ceiling into the night sky with this big pack of 200 glow-in-the-dark stars!
This is an especially great stocking stuffer for kids who are afraid of the dark. It’s also an awesome cheap stocking stuffer idea for kids who love space or camping.
Related post: 50 Gifts For Kids Under $10 (that kids will love!)
9. Men’s Cheap Stocking Stuffers: Digital Tire Pressure Gauge
This tire pressure gauge works on car, truck, motorcycle, and bicycle tires.
It even comes with batteries so this cheap stocking stuffer is ready to use right away.
This digital tire pressure gauge is nice and compact so your recipient can keep it in their car for when they need it.
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10. Cheap Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Him: Whiskey Stones
I mean, I like whiskey too, I’m just saying.
Whiskey stones would be a fun cheap stocking stuffer for women as well.
Use these whiskey stones to keep whiskey cool without watering it down with ice.
They are safe and tasteless and are a great stocking stuffer idea for dads who want nothing.
For more Christmas gift ideas, check out these posts:
- 20 Frugal Christmas Gifts – What to Give When You Want to Keep Christmas Simple
- Wooden Toys Gift Guide – Safe and Non-Toxic Toys for Kids
- 45 DIY Christmas Gifts That Are Easy and Budget-Friendly