50 Stocking Stuffers for under $1

Finding stocking stuffers and cheap gifts that still wow can be tough on Santa and his elves, so here are some ideas for you to help jolly old St. Nick. ;)

All of these items are available at my local dollar store, Five Below, and Target’s Dollar Spot. Availability and selection varies greatly by area, but you should be able to find plenty of options in these areas.

50 Stocking Stuffers for $1 (or less)

1. Clementines: These are a kid-friendly favorite.
2. Oranges
3. Apples
4. Plums: Sugar or regular plums. ;)
5. Fruit Leather
6. Granola Bars
7. Lollipops
8. Nuts: Assuming no nut allergies are in the house-walnuts and other nuts in their shells can be fun to open.
9. Candy canes
10. Chocolate coins: You can find these at Trader Joe’s
11. Candy
12. Gum
13. Lip balm
14. Small containers of hand sanitizer
15. Sample size lotions
16. Toothbrush: buy them in packs to save
17. Card games
18. Pack of cards
19. Jacks and a ball
20. Bouncy balls
21. Play-doh
22. Pens
23. Coloring Books
24. Stickers
25. Crayons
26. Notebooks
27. Pencils
28. Fun erasers
29. Candles
30. Cars
31. Ornaments
32. Frosty coupons
33. Socks
34. Gloves
35. Scarves
36. Plush toys
37. Toys: Knock-off Slinkys, Rubik’s Cube, etc.
38. Stretchy hands
39. Grow capsules
40. Novelty glasses
41. Water Squirters
42. Play microphones
43. Balloons
44. Figures: animals, people, dolls, etc.
45. Costume jewelry
46. Plastic flute
47. Jump rope
48. Glow in the dark stuff: necklaces, bracelets, etc.
49. Batteries
50. Reuasble Mug or Cup

Honorable mention:

  • Dover Books:coloring, crafts, stickers, and more. Depending on where you shop these are $2 and under. If you buy online you can save $10 on $25 or more.
  • Clearance finds: I often find items on super clearance or at outlets that are under $1. I store them throughout the year for gift giving.

What are in your stockings Christmas mornings? What about when you were a kid?


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Kelly Whalen is the founder of The Centsible Life, a blog where motherhood and money meet. Her goal is to help readers live well on less. Kelly is a mom to 4, and loves that she can stay at home with her kids, and still pursue her passions for writing, personal finance, and social media. You can often find her on twitter and Facebook talking money and motherhood.