Sometimes finding gifts for everyone on your list can be a bit of a challenge. You don’t want to buy something they hate and some gifts are so generic it seems like you haven’t put any thought into them. Win at Christmas by giving useful and cool gadgets that anyone can use. If you’re looking for better gifts than socks, these compact and affordable presents are actually useful. So get a few of these practical stocking stuffer gadgets for those hard to shop for family and friends on your list.
10 Best Stocking Stuffer Gadgets
1. Adonit Pro 3 Stylus
Apple Pencils are all the rage for iPad users, but they’re expensive. The Adonit Pro 3 stylus is an affordable alternative that works with any touchscreen tablet or smartphone. The fine point design is perfect for drawing, writing, and general use. Plus it’s a perfectly sized stocking stuffer.
2. Portable Phone Charger
This is the perfect stocking stuffer gadget for anyone, so pick up a few of these for those hard to shop for people on your gift list. Everyone knows the struggle of a nearly dead smartphone battery. This Anker PowerCore+ Mini portable charger is one of the smallest available, barely bigger than a tube of lipstick. In five different colors (black, blue, rose gold, silver, gold), get one for all of your family members.
3. MIFA Portable Bluetooth Speaker
It’s great that we can carry an unlimited music library in our pockets thanks to smartphones, but listening to your favorite tunes on the built-in speakers is not great. This portable speaker from MIFA is a fantastic alternative. Compact, this speaker fits easily into a purse or backpack and even includes a hook to hang it off your jeans or bag. Bluetooth connectivity means you can listen to music from any smartphone and the rechargeable battery means you aren’t tied to a power outlet. Plus it’s perfectly sized as a stocking stuffer.
4. BullyEyes Phone Camera Lens Attachment
This is the perfect stocking stuffer gadget for the shutterbugs in your life. This camera lens attachment takes a normal smartphone camera to WOW! This attachment easily clips onto any smartphone or tablet camera and overs a wide angle lens for larger than life photos and macro lens for close-up pictures. And of course, it’s perfectly sized to slip into a loved one’s Christmas stocking.
5. Kodak Mini 2 Instant Photo Printer
This is another useful stocking stuffer that photographers and Instagram fans will love. This instant photo printer from Kodak can be used to print pics directly from your smartphone via Bluetooth. Whether traveling or hanging with friends, you can instantly print pictures to share or display. It’s like having an instant camera but using your smartphone’s photos.
Available in black, blue, pink, purple, and white.
Popsockets are some of the most useful little accessories for smartphones. Sure it’s not a gadget in itself, but a Popsocket has so many helpful uses that it’s worth having on this list. Use it to keep a grip on oversized phones, to prop it up while you watch your videos, or to wrap your headphone cord around so it doesn’t get tangled. With thousands of cool and fun designs, you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for your giftee.
7. Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Fitness Tracker
Fitness trackers are some of the hottest gadgets right now and they’re perfectly sized to fit in a Christmas stocking. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to get a good tracker. The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is one of the most popular cheap fitness trackers, offering tons of features like step counting, heart rate monitoring, and sleep tracking. It syncs with your smartphone via Bluetooth so you can track progress and reach goals.
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8. iPhone Lightning Cable Keychain
We all know the pain of being out and about when our phone runs out of a charge. This gadget means you can charge no matter where you are. This keychain has a short lightning cable inside, ready to charge an iPhone or iPad via USB. Perfect for travelers, students, or anyone else who uses their phone on the go.
9. WizGear Universal Phone Car Mount
A good car mount is essential for hands-free phone usage while driving. WizGear’s mount is perfect for anyone because it works with any smartphone no matter the model or size. This mount clips onto your car’s vent and features a magnet. After placing a metal plate under your phone’s case, it easily attaches to the magnet. This mount is perfect for families that share cars but everyone has a different phone. Plus it’s so affordable, it’s the perfect stocking stuffer gift.
10. Yootech Wireless Charger
You can never have enough charging gadgets! Yootech makes a fantastic Qi-Certified wireless charger that works with both iPhones and Galaxy Note smartphones. Plug it in and place your phone on top for quick charging, it even works through most metal cases.