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The Inventory's 2018 Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide: 150 Genuinely Useful Gifts For Under $20

The Inventory's 2018 Holiday Gift GuidesThe Inventory's 2018 Holiday Gift GuidesWe've rounded up all the best gifts for everyone in your life, from outdoor adventurers, to discerning gamers, to your annoyingly fashionable and attractive friends.

Picking out big, pricey gifts is easy. Finding inexpensive, smaller stuff for stockings, office gift exchanges, and third cousins twice removed is where gift-buying season gets tricky. That’s why we compiled this list of 150 Inventory-recommended (and actually useful) stocking stuffer ideas, all for $20 or less.*

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Everything you see here is either a Kinja Deals bestseller, a reader-favorite from Kinja Co-Op, something we’ve written about on The Inventory, or a product that we use and love ourselves.

*Due to daily pricing fluctuations, these might not all be under $20 at all times, but they’re all frequently available for that price, and don’t often go much higher.


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1. Spigen Magnetic Phone Kickstand

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2. MicroSD Cards

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3. Monopod

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4. Tensun World Travel Adapter

I used this on a trip to France and England this year, and love that it includes four USB ports, in addition to an outlet. - Shep

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5. Monet Phone Wallets

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6. Magic Mouse Grips

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7. USB Heated Mouse Pad Mouse Hand Warmer

I don’t know about yours, but our office is frigid. Finally, here’s solution to cold, computer-using hands. - Chelsea

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8. Anker PowerCore 5000 Battery Pack

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9. Qi Charging Pads

Once you have a wirelessly charging phone, you can literally never have enough of these things.

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10. Magnetic Phone Desk Mount

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11. Sparkr Mini Electric Lighter 2.0 | 12. Tacklife Flexible Neck Electric Lighter

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13. USB Hub

I have a keyboard, mouse and some USB Christmas trees plugged in right now. - Elizabeth.

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14. PortaPow 3rd Gen Data Blocker

So Android Auto will leave you alone when you just want to charge your phone in the car. - Elizabeth

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15. Smart Light Bulbs

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16. Velcro Cable Ties

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17. HDTV Bias Lighting

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18. Anker PowerLine 3-in-1 MicroUSB/USB-C/Lightning Charging Cables

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19. Phone Stand

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20. Rechargeable Batteries

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21. Tiny Wall Charger

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22. Miniature Surge Protector

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23. Magnetic Waterproof Phone Pouch

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24. Bluetooth Headphone Charging Bag

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25. HDTV Antenna

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26. Nite Ize Original Gear Ties

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27. USB Power Receptacles

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28. Satechi Stick-Anywhere Magnetic Phone Mounts

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29. Under-Desk Headphone Hook

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30. Magnetic Parts Tray

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31. Succulent Candles | 32. Kikkerland Potted Pen Stand

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I have a talent for killing any and all plants, but these plant-like knick knacks are both cute and immune to my flora-murdering ways. - Chelsea

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33. Clipa2 - The Instant Bag Hanger

I have this and use it all the time to hang my bag on shopping carts/restaurant chairs. - Elizabeth

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34. Mudder Washi Masking Tape Collection

Washi tape has so many crafty, decorative uses. I love this festive, gold-patterned pack. - Chelsea

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35. Luggage Scale

It’ll pay for itself if it saves your giftee from a single overweight baggage fee. - Shep

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36. Signature K9 Heavy Leather Dog Leash

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37. Pet Bowl Mat

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38. Post-it Extreme Notes

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39. Packing Cubes

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40. Drill Brush

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41. Luminoodle Click

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42. Toilet Light

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43. Under-Bed Motion Lights

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44. Anker LED Flashlights

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45. Delta Showerhead

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46. HAMMERHEAD 4V Lithium Rechargeable Screwdriver

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47. Candles

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48. Copper String Lights

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49. OXO Over-The-Door Folding Hook

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50. Meguiar’s Ultimate Fast Finish

It does 80% of the work of waxing, without taking an entire afternoon. - Shep

51. Slice Box Cutter

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52. Umbra Casa Tissue Box

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53. Mkono Self Watering Globe Plant Water Bulb

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54. Neat-O Chrome-Plate Steel Large Suction Cup Sponge Holder

Leaving a wet sponge in the sink or on the counter always felt wrong to me. This holder sticks right onto the side of your sink, and let’s your soaked sponge dry in peace. - Chelsea

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55. Two Trees Botanicals

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56. Microfiber Cleaning Mop Slippers

You may or may not be able to find me sliding around my apartment floor wearing these fashionable mops on my feet on a Saturday night. Yes, there is music playing. Yes, I promise I have a life. - Chelsea

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57. TEKTON Mini 6-Inch x 1-1/2-Inch Ratchet Bar Clamp

Most people don’t need clamps very often, but everyone should have at least one in their toolbox. I’ve used this to help repair some MDF furniture that started to split after a move. -Shep

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58. Sugru

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59. Accutire Digital Tire Pressure Gauge

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A top seller on Amazon for a reason. It does one thing, and does it perfectly.

60. TubShroom the Revolutionary Tub Drain Protector Hair Catcher

My long hair has clogged many a drain, but I’ve said goodbye to snaking since I bought this little guy. - Chelsea

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61. Label Maker

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62. 3M Doorstops

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63. Squatty Potty

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64. GiR Spatula

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65. Knife Sharpener

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66. Instant Pot Ceramic Non-Stick Interior Coated Inner Cooking Pot

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67. Happy Sales Steel Kitchen Garbage Sink Strainer

No more forks in the disposal! - Elizabeth

68. HQY Magnet-Automatic Beer Bottle Opener

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69. OXO Jigger

Easy-to-read measurements inside, dishwasher safe, and the spout means you won’t spill anything when you pour. I use this any time I make cocktails - Shep

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70. Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker

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71. Lakemint Zoodle Chef Vegetable Spiralizer

I once tried a diet that forced me to eliminate all carbs, but I missed pasta so freaking much. This spiralizer, when used on a zucchini or squash, almost made me forget about spaghetti. Almost. - Chelsea

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72. Taco Holders

They hold tacos...I don’t really know what else to add. - Shep

73. Tomorrow’s Kitchen Silicone Utensil Rest

The age-old problem of where to set your dirty utensils while you cook, solved. It’s even dishwasher safe - Shep

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74. Herb Scissors

I use these any time I have to chop something herby. - Elizabeth

75. Chef’n VeggiChop Hand-Powered Food Chopper

And this when I have to deal with onions. - Elizabeth

76. MASTER COOK Kabob Skewers

Even when you aren’t using them for kabobs, they work as marshmallow sticks when you’re making s’mores. But you should make more kabobs. - Shep

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77. ingenuiTEA Bottom-Dispensing Teapot

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78. Copper Reusable Straws | 79. Silicone Reusable Straws

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80. SiliconeZone 2-Cup Measuring Cube, Green/White

This thing is a bunch of measuring devices in one and fits better in cabinets than round cups. - Elizabeth

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81. IR Thermometer

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82. Cast Iron Chainmail

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83. Contigo Travel Mug

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84. Amazon Truffle Spread

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85. Collapsible Microwave Cover

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86. Cooking Gloves

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87. Steel Tumbler

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88. Williams Sonoma West Blade Citrus Zester

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89. Dash Egg Cooker

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90. OXO Can Opener

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91. OXO Pour-Over Coffee Dripper

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92. Kitchen Scale

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93. Frozen Drink Glasses

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94. Paring Knife

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95. Thermos Can Insulators

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96. Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid Storage Sets

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97. Joseph Joseph Cutting Board

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98. Five Pounds of Gummy Bears

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99. Magnetic Knife Strip

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100. Hanging Toiletry Kit

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101. Shoe Bags

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102. Plus Pen Style Compact Twiggy Scissors with Cover

I keep these in my bag because you need scissors way more often than you’d think. Legit used them today. - Elizabeth

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103. Mini Air Compressor

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104. Magnetic Smartphone Vent Mounts

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105. A Tiny Car Charger

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106. DenTek On-the-Go Flossers

Travel floss for when you get popcorn in your teeth at the movies. - Elizabeth

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107. BEARZ Compact Pocket Blanket

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108. UCO Stormproof Matches

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109. LifeStraw

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110. Gerber Shard

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111. Repel 100 Bug Spray

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112. UCO Candle Lantern

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113. USB Fan

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114. HEROCLIP Carabiner

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115. IMAK Compression Eye Mask

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116. No-Pressure Eye Masks