The 25 Best Stocking Stuffers Under $25

Dec 14, 2021

Category: Gear

Each year when the Christmas season rolls around, we’re tasked with finding gifts for all of the friends and family members on our shopping list. Big-ticket items understandably tend to receive most of our attention when shopping, leading a lot of buyers to neglect the smaller gifts that can wonderfully supplement larger purchases. So, whether you’re looking to pick up a Secret Santa or Yankee Swap gift for someone at the office or you want to round out a larger present with a smaller item or two, this list of the best stocking stuffers for under $25 has got you covered.

Deus Frontal Playing Cards

As part of its “12 Deus Of Christmas” lineup for 2021, Deus Ex Machina has released eight different decks of playing cards, each of which comes adorned in drawings penned by DxM creative director and co-founder, Carby Tuckwell. This deck features the iconic “frontal” motorcycle mural that decorates the inside of the company’s Milan location.

Purchase: $8

Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash

An alcohol-based formulation infused with mandarin rind, rosemary leaf, and cedar atlas, Aesop’s Resurrection is a gentle purifying rinse-free hand wash that boasts scents of citrus, woods, and herbs.

Purchase: $10

Kershaw Ration Multi-Tool Spork XL

Available in four color options — and in two sizes — the Kershaw Ration Multi-Tool Spork is a compact camping and backpacking item that features a bead-blasted stainless steel construction with an integrated bottle opener and carabiner gate.

Purchase: $10

Wondermade Bourbon Marshmallows

Sold in 4oz 16-marshmallow boxes, Wondermade’s Bourbon Marshmallows are made by hand in Florida in small batches from only five ingredients in total — one of which is genuine Maker’s Mark bourbon.

Purchase: $11

Retail Sign Systems Camp Shower

Backed by a one-year warranty, Retail Sign Systems’ Camp Shower is a 5-gallon (20-liter) PVC solar camp shower that comes paired with a hang buckle rope and affords up to eight minutes of warm shower time.

Purchase: $11

NERF Rival Finisher XX-700 Blaster

Equipped with a quick-loading seven-round magazine, the Rival Finisher XX-700 is a sidearm-style NERF blaster with a pump-action priming system and a tactical Picatinny-style rail for mounting sights or customizing the gun.

Purchase: $15

LifeStraw Water Filter

Weighing just 2oz and measuring only 1.2” D x 8.8” L, the LifeStraw Water Filter utilizes a hollow-fiber, 0.2-micron filter that removes a whopping 99.9999% of all bacteria from streams, rivers, or other natural bodies of water.

Purchase: $15

The James Brand x DDC Field Notes 3-Pack

Born out of a collaboration between The James Brand and Aaron Draplin’s DDC, this limited-edition three-pack of 48-page Field Notes EDC notebooks come outfitted with blacked-out covers adorned in embossed Field Notes and TJB branding.

Purchase: $15

Filson Original Leather Conditioner

Produced in America from a proprietary blend of natural oils and beeswax, Filson’s Original Leather Conditioner helps moisturize leather garments, gear, and accessories while also mitigating cracking and bolstering water resistance.

Purchase: $18

Daneson Combo 2-Pack Single Malt & Bourbon Toothpicks

Made from American-milled northern white birch wood, this two-pack of toothpicks is comprised of Daneson’s single malt and bourbon flavors, which are steeped in six-year-old casks, sold in glass vials, and come in a special gift box with gold accents.

Purchase: $18

Truff Black Truffle Infused Hot Sauce

With a Scoville rating landing somewhere between 2,500 – 3,000, Truff’s Black Truffle Infused Hot Sauce is all about adding flavor to your meal, rather than just raw heat. Vegan-friendly and gluten-free, this item is made in America from a variety of premium ingredients.

Purchase: $18

Zippo Lighter

Zippo lighters have been an important EDC essential since their debut almost 90 years ago, and have since been produced in an enormous variety of constructions, colors, and finishes — almost 20 of which are available here in slim and regular sizes.

Purchase: $19

Bergeon 3153 Watch Spring Bar Removal Tool

For any watch fan or collector, a spring bar removal tool is a must-have, and this item from Bergeon is Swiss-made and sports a non-roll Hex design with a synthetic handle and replaceable tips at both ends.

Purchase: $20

Pappy & Company 23 Year Ornament

Made using the same entirely hand-worked process utilized in 1847 for the original item, this glass ornament replica of a Pappy Van Winkle 23 Year Reserve bourbon bottle is blown, painted, and finished entirely by hand.

Purchase: $20

Flint & Tinder Marled Socks

If warm winter socks don’t seem like a very desirable Christmas gift, then chances are you haven’t ever tried on Flint & Tinder’s take on the item, which is knit in America from a spandex-infused, cotton-poly-nylon blend — a construction that’s partially comprised of recycled content and offered in three colors.

Purchase: $22

Gerber Pocket Square Knife

A solid little EDC folding knife sold at an incredibly affordable price, Gerber’s Pocket Square model is made up of a liner lock-equipped, machined aluminum set of handles mated to a 3” 7Cr17MoV stainless steel drop point blade.

Purchase: $24

Parks Project Joshua Tree National Park Puzzle

Made entirely from FSC-certified paper, this 500-piece puzzle features an original work of art from California-based artist Wyat Hersey that depicts a handful of the popular national park’s most recognizable landmarks.

Purchase: $25

Stanley Classic 8oz Flask

Trusted by campers for generations, Stanley’s 8oz metal flask is made from a 1mm 18/8 BPA-free stainless steel construction that’s completely impervious to rust. Outfitted with a linked, screw-down top, this item is sold in multiple color options, as well as several camo finishes.

Purchase: $25

Alpaka Maglockz Keychain

Undoubtedly one of the finest quick-release keychains that money can currently buy, this Alpaka item features a zinc alloy carabiner that’s mated to an electroplated heat-treated steel keyring via Hypalon straps and a magnetic FIDLOCK-style buckle.

Purchase: $25

WESN x Craighill Wilson Titanium Keyring

Protected by a lifetime warranty, this limited-edition version of Craighill’s Wilson Keychain was created through a collaboration with heirloom-grade knife brand WESN, and sees the regular key ring model’s 1/8” brass wire construction replaced with a top-shelf titanium wire material.

Purchase: $25

Matador Flatpak Waterproof Toiletry Case

An ultra-durable flat-packable Dopp kit, this Matador toiletry case features a Dry-Through technology-equipped, welted 30-denier CORDURA nylon construction that comes paired with a genuine Hypalon roll-top closure with a YKK buckle.

Purchase: $25

The Draft Top

Crafted from a rugged combination of high-impact ABS plastic and hardened stainless steel, the Draft Top is a nifty, patented bar tool that removes the top off of standard 12oz canned cocktails or beers, instantly transforming them into disposable cups.

Purchase: $25

Porsche Clubs Museum Book

Previously only available through the Stuttgart firm’s museum, this 180-page, 8.26” x 5.31” compact coffee table book celebrates the 60th anniversary of Porsche clubs, documenting the inception of these exclusive groups both in Europe and the United States.

Purchase: $25

Apex by Good Cigar Co.

Comprised of a cigar cutter, a box of matches, two Apex cigars, and a humidity pouch, this all-in-one cigar sampler features stogies with Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 and Criollo ’98 tobacco hand-rolled in Ecuadorian Connecticut wrappers with a Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 binder.

Purchase: $25

Tooletries The Frank Shower Caddy

Whether used at home or while traveling, this removable silicone shower caddy is an ideal storage vessel and organizer for shampoo, razors, and other grooming essentials. This item also benefits from the use of a proprietary silicone-grip technology.

Purchase: $25

The 15 Best Everyday Carry Gifts Under $50

Still haven’t found that perfect stocking stuffer? Then be sure to check out our guide to the best everyday carry gifts for under $50 for more than a dozen additional EDC items that won’t break the bank.

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