11 Easy stocking stuffer ideas that will help your friends and family start their new year off right


One of the biggest areas I struggle with at Christmas is the stocking stuffers for the adults in my life. Yes, I try to send a little something for our parents and siblings. It’s not usually anything crazy or big, but just a little treat or something they might want or more importantly need that they might not buy for themselves. This year, I thought I would theme those stocking stuffers with items that would help them start their year off on the right foot.

Here are my super easy stocking stuffer ideas for starting the new year right!

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Socks + underwear + sports bras

My family jokes about giving socks and underwear if you don’t present a wish list. This year I put them on my wish list. No joke. I can always use new cushiony socks that aren’t worn down. And, for the ladies, sports bras for supporting their girls.

Water bottle

There are some great leak-proof options out there sure to please any person. And, let’s face it, it’s likely none of us drink enough water, so a water bottle would make a great encourager. Bonus points if it’s super cute. ::reaches over and grabs water bottle to sip some water::

Hair goodies

With the man bun being all the rage, this can apply to men and women. Hair can be annoying. It’s important to be able to pull it back out of your face and for it to stay back and not bother you. Hair ties, headbands and hats are great for this.

Toothbrush + toothpaste

Oral hygiene and health is important. And so is replacing your toothbrush regularly. Pop a new one in their stocking and get their favorite toothpaste so they know you pay attention.


We don’t need anybody stinking up their new year. That would not be a good start. Throw in a new deodorant for their gym bag.

Arm phone holder

The New Year could involve more walking or running and tunes are important for motivation. It’s nice to be able to strap your phone on your arm or music playing device to your arm, pop in some headphones and go.

Fitness Tracker

I have previously used a  FitBit Surge and it’s kind of amazing that a little gadget like this will help push me to take more steps everyday and get my heart rate up even higher. I used to have the One and that pushed me to move more as well. A fitness tracker is a great addition to a stocking with a little higher price tag. It’s nice because these will also encourage tracking your food and water intake with a smartphone as well.

Now my fitness tracker of choice is my Apple Watch. I really enjoy closing my rings and also competing with family and friends (as well as myself).

Skin care

It’s always a good idea to keep your skin protected when you are inside and outside. A little bottle of sunscreen or sunblock is a great reminder for taking care of your skin every day. 

In addition to blocking sun, you’ll also want something to help clean your face and remove your makeup. The MakeUp Eraser definitely fits the bill. It removes non-waterproof and waterproof makeup with just the cloth and water.  It is the #1 sustainable makeup remover in the world.


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There are a lot of studies that speak to the wonders of sugar-free chewing gum. It’s great for your oral hygiene and can help you make better eating decisions in the new year.

Fitness Essential Oil

I’ve already purchased some Deep Relief to go in some stockings around here. It’s great to have something to put on sore muscles and body aches.

Protein Snacks

The New Year still needs to have food, but you’ll be on the go. Something like Built Bars are a great way to indulge in holiday sweets and after and come in under 200 calories. Built Bars are gluten free and full of protein to keep you full of energy to help you stay on track during the holiday season. They are perfect when you are on-the-go and need a good protein-filled snack. They are easy to pack into a gym bag or purse for when hunger strikes or food is needed. They also have an additional line of flavors that are produced on a nut-free line. 

There are a ton of good things you can put in a stocking this year to help family and friends start their new year off on the right foot. I think this list just scratches the surface.

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What would you put in a loved one’s stocking to help them in the new year?

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  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    I asked “Santa” for a fitness tracker this year for Christmas. I sure hope he listened because I am determined to get in shape in 2016!

    1. It’s crazy how much that little number makes you move!

  2. Oranges! When I was little I always got an orange or two in my stocking.

    1. I don’t recall ever getting oranges. My hubby always gets a chocolate orange in his.

  3. My kids grumble about the underwear & socks in their stockings, but Santa keeps bringing them. I would absolutely adore those thing in mine! Still got some stocking stuffer shopping to do, so I’ll keep this in mind as I shop.

    1. You know you are a grown up when you like getting socks and undies!

  4. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    I am hoping to have a new Alex and ANi bracelet in my stocking;) I would also add some vitamins, smoothie mixer cups, and perhpas a gift card to Dick’s or something similiar so that they can buy something that would help them get outdoors more to get healthy!

    1. Oh, those are definitely some good ones! I asked for some workout clothes:)

  5. I always put some, I think it’s called Goo? in my hubby’s stocking. He uses it when he goes on long bike rides.

  6. Those bars are exactly the right size to stop hunger from nagging at you enough so that you don’t binge on naughty things. Also, they taste great.

  7. Danielle Marie says:

    i would add some healthy snacks or a gift card for a gym membership!

  8. Danielle Marie says:

    i would love to find a fitbit or an ipod nano to use while jogging!

  9. Cynthia C says:

    An activity tracker would be a good one to make someone aware of their activity level.

  10. Cynthia C says:

    I would like to find some makeup in my stocking this year.

  11. Tari Lawson says:

    I would like some cute earrings in my stocking

  12. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    An iTunes g/c is perfect as a stocking stuffer to add music to their iTunes account while working out!

  13. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    I’m hoping to find an apple watch in my stocking this year!

  14. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like chocolates and lottery tickets in my stocking

  15. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I hope my stocking has some gift cards to lovely restaurants, so I can enjoy a great meal with my husband.

  16. Rebecca Graham says:

    Some healthy snacks or a 3 month gym membership

  17. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would like to find some gift cards in my stocking.

  18. I would add a gift card to a stocking to help a person start the new year on the right foot.

  19. I’m hoping to find jewelry in my stocking this year.

  20. A good face mask and scrub for the New Year. Make your face feel really nice. Or add some face wipes for the post work out.

  21. My stocking better have floss in it. It’s a running joke with my husband. I give him a stupid screw driver from Dollar Tree

  22. I love the idea of gifting someone a FitBit – sometimes all they need is to track what they are doing to get the wake up call they need!

  23. Janice Cooper says:

    I would add some healthy snacks to their stocking to start the new year off right 🙂

  24. Janice Cooper says:

    I’m hoping to find some smell goods – lotion and body wash in my stocking this year

  25. These are all fantastic ideas for stocking stuffers. I love the idea of adding a healthy snack like Zone Perfect bars

  26. janetfaye says:

    I would add a book of healthy snacking recipes.

  27. janetfaye says:

    I am hoping for gift cards this year in my Christmas stocking.

  28. I would add a Fitbit to someone’s stocking to help them start the New Year off right. I just read how motivating these devices are. My mom just got one, and it challenges her to move more.

  29. These are great stocking stuffer ideas. We still have to get all of ours.

  30. I’m hoping to find a pair of blue sapphire earrings in my stocking.

  31. I would give Gatorade Prime Energy Chews! I love them! I take to every zumba class 🙂

  32. I am hoping to find a new water bottle in my stocking this year! My old was is getting, well, old haha!

  33. In my stocking I’m hoping to get a good book and a warm pair of slippers!

  34. Danyelle H says:

    I’d add some dark chocolate and nuts (almonds, walnuts. etc)

  35. Danyelle H says:

    I’d love some new kitchen accessories in my stocking (tea towels, spatula, etc.)

  36. These are all great!! Stocking stuffers can be tough to buy

  37. Snacks are always a welcome addition to our stockings, but we need new running socks like the ones you chose to help us train in the new year. The ones we are wearing now are almost threadbare!

  38. I love to surprise my husband and daughter with unexpected gifts in their stockings each year, but I also always include a few of the same things year after year. For my husband: a small game or gaming accessory (a killer set of dice, this year), and a bag of Swedish Fish (his favorite). For my daughter: a game or puzzle, a fun pair of socks, new undies (she’s 3), and a special edible treat of some sort.

  39. I would love to have some babysitting vouchers so that I could go to a fitness class 😉 I’d probably put some detox juices in someone’s stocking to help them too!

    1. Do you have a local YMCA? Ours is a 15 minute drive and I totally go there because they have a great babysitting/nursery area for the kids and it’s included with our membership!

  40. Birdiebee says:

    I would add a Fitbit, a water bottle, a week’s free trial at a gym of their choosing and samples of healthy snacks.

  41. Birdiebee says:

    Although I won’t be getting a stocking this year or a gift as the adults don’t buy each other gifts, if I had a Secret Santa I would love a membership to the gym.

  42. Steven weber says:

    I would put a gift card for a gym membership in someone’s stocking..

  43. Steven weber says:

    I’m really hoping to get a faster laptop or the new iphone 6 this year for Christmas.

  44. Barbara Montag says:

    I would add a subscription for Fitness magazine.
    thank you

  45. I put a Starbucks gift card in stockings so he/she can pick up his/her favorite drink to start the day.

  46. I hope to find a gift card to the spa for a deep tissue massage.

  47. Lauren Hamilton says:

    I would like a planner

  48. Angela P. says:

    I would love to put some essential oils in a stocking. I have recently discovered them and they have endless uses. I thought they were mainly just to make things smell nice, but I have learned how many health and mood benefits they have and that they can even treat some minor ailments. They are a great way to stay healthy naturally without chemicals.

  49. Angela P. says:

    I don’t get a stocking.. I only do them for my kids, but I’d love to get the new Smashbox Masterclass makeup palette this year from my fiance. I always love getting something indulgent that I wouldn’t buy myself.. higher end makeup, nice pajamas, books, some bubble bath and candles or a box of yummy chocolates. I have 2 small kids so these are things that I really appreciate. Especially if he watches the kids and lets me take a bubble bath with a book and chocolates. Now that’s an amazing gift!

  50. Kimberly M. says:

    I would put vitamins, toothbrush (I always do them) a good book on self motivation, and energy bars or protein bars.

  51. Kimberly M. says:

    Not really hoping to find anything in my stocking this year because my son and DIL are having another baby any day and I know their money is tight and my daughter just lost her job so she has her son to worry about. I told them I didn’t want anything. If things were different I sure would like a Fitbit to motivate me tho. I walk now but I think that would motivate me to do more.

  52. amy tolley says:

    I would put a water bottle in there a motivational book ankle socks music codes to download some great fitness tunes to workout to..

  53. amy tolley says:

    I am hoping there will be a great book about amish living….

  54. I would add a small reusable water bottle so they can drink water all day long!

  55. I’m hoping to find a Starbucks gift card in my stocking so I can treat myself!

  56. I’d put in some multivitamins and perhaps some protein powder.

  57. A new toothbrush in a stocking would help start the new year right!

  58. I’d like to find gift cards in my stocking!

  59. I would put a year membership card in their stocking

  60. I want candy in my stocking:)

  61. Darlene Owen says:

    I would give them fresh fruit.

  62. Darlene Owen says:

    I would to find an IPHONE in my stocking.

  63. Sarah Hayes says:

    i would include a fitness journal

  64. Sarah Hayes says:

    i haven’t asked for anything in my stocking yet. maybe Ill ask for Quest bars

  65. I am hoping to find keys to a new car. If not that, then a Go Pro camera.

  66. I would add an itunes gift card to get some good music in a stocking.

    1. …for good tunes to listen to at the gym, running, or wherever you choose to get your fitness on.

  67. Anna Tetreault says:

    I would love to find money to pay off my car and buy the things on my baby registry 🙂 it’d be such a blessing!

  68. Anna Tetreault says:

    I would put a Visa gift card, P90x system and a Fitbit in a stocking! I wouldn’t mind them in mine either 🙂 I will need to get back in shape after my baby is born early next year !

  69. Julie Waldron says:

    I would add a GC for a gym membership.

  70. Carolyn Daley says:

    I would probably give them a gift card. If I know what their goals are I might give them a fitness tracker, pedometer, or workout accessories.

  71. Carolyn Daley says:

    I am hoping to find a new book to read.

  72. Stephanie Larison says:

    I would add a gift card to a gym, my husband has been wanting to join one.

  73. Stephanie Larison says:

    I hope there’s jewelry tucked away in my stocking! 🙂

  74. natasha lamoreux says:

    I would add some head bands and yoga pants

  75. natasha lamoreux says:

    I would like some hice perfume in my stocking this year.

  76. Shakeia Rieux says:

    I would give them an armband for their phone,and a gift card to foot locker

  77. Shakeia Rieux says:

    I’m hoping to find a camera in my stocking

  78. Julie Waldron says:

    I’m hoping to find cash.

  79. Some new workout clothes.

  80. Breanna Pollard says:

    I would love to find some money.

  81. Breanna Pollard says:

    I would make a gift basket with workout gear.

  82. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would add a fruit infuser bottle.

  83. Laurie Emerson says:

    This year I am hoping to find a gift card to my favorite bookstore in my stocking.

  84. We put treats, toiletries and a small prize in our stockings. I even have a funny gift planned… shhhhh! Don’t tell!

  85. this info will come in handy

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