20 Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas Under $20

December 19, 2018 / Good to Know, Things to Do & See

Season’s Greetings! Christmas is right around the corner and we’ve arrived just in the nick of time to help you with those last-minute stocking stuffer gifts ideas!  We’ve uncovered some pretty cool twenty under $20 stocking stuffers to fit every person on your holiday shopping list and all of our ideas are available from local businesses in and around Gloucester.

For the Art Enthusiast: Wine Glass Charm | $16 |
Beth Williams Studio

This unique and beautiful handmade wine glass charm designed by local artist Beth Williams is a gem of a gift for those entertainers on your list. This nifty jewel will help you keep track of your glass as you mix and mingle!


For the Scribe: Handcrafted Note Cards | $16 | Melody Phaneuf

A beautiful collection of miniature prints featuring Cape Ann seasonal and coastal images, bonded to exquisite cotton rag card stock. They are blank inside for that special handwritten note. Cards measure 6 ¼ x 9 ¼ inches and are boxed with matching envelopes, in sets of 5.


For the Whale Admirer: Felted Narwhal Ornament | $16.00 | Present

Let a lucky gift recipient have a whale of a time admiring this charming handmade, felted narwhal ornament to be placed on the Christmas tree or hanging out in another special location during this festive season.


For the Pottery Collector: Coral-Inspired Ceramic Dishes | $20 | One of a Kind Gallery

These beautiful 4-inch dishes created by local Rockport artist Monique Feldman are a unique, handcrafted work of art, and are the perfect size for a candle, candy display or as a stand-alone pottery dish.


For the Eco-Conscious: Eco-Goodness Products | $1 to $18 | goodlinens studio

For those folks on your list who want to give back to the planet this year? Head over to goodlinens studio on Main Street. They are offering an array of eco-friendly products, including items such as glass straws ($8), stainless steel water bottles ($18), bee’s wax food wraps ($11) and reusable produce bags ($1).

For the Sock Collector: Bell Socks | $15 – $20 | Mark Adrian Shoes

A Christmas stocking is not complete until a pair of socks (or two) has been tucked into it! Mark Adrian Shoes has a great selection of K. Bell socks to keep your loved one’s feet toasty warm year round


For the Eco-Friendly: Reusable Bags | $8 | Alexandra’s Bread

A far better way to ‘wrap your gifts’ this year, is to purchase reusable bags to help keep our environs clean of plastic. Alexandra’s Bread has a variety of reusable cloth bags that are ideal to carry your baked treats and other goodies, as well as super easy to fold up and store until next time.

For the ‘Help Keep Our Oceans Clean’ Advocate: Metal Straws | $8.50 | Maritime Gloucester

These metal reusable straws are the perfect stocking stuffer for an iced coffee, lemonade or smoothie sipper while also keeping aware of saving our oceans from plastic debris! Each straw comes in a canvas pouch with a bristled straw cleaner for easy storage.

For the Explorer – DISCOVER GLOUCESTER: Gift Certificate | $20 |
Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce

A Cape Ann Gift Certificate is a great stocking stuffer for those who want to discover and explore all that Cape Ann has to offer. There are numerous offerings on the card for all kinds of interests!

For the Seashell Collector: Seashell Ornaments | $18 |
Premier Imprints

Add an extra sparkle to your Christmas tree, give the gift of the sea to someone special with a unique, handmade starfish or seashell ornament by local artist, Shell Design of Gloucester.

For the Hot Chocolate Lover: Taza Hot Chocolate | $12.99 |The Cave

Wake up on Christmas morning enjoying the rich flavor of Taza hot chocolate topped with a flavored marshmallow. Choose from dark chocolate, cinnamon, spiced egg nog, and chili hot chocolate to warm up the holiday season.


Man At the Wheel | Nichols Candy | Discover GloucesterFor the Sweet Tooth: By The Sea Sweets | $1.60 to $15 | Nichols Candy

Lobsters, Lighthouses, and Cod chocolate pops…oh my! From boxed to foil chocolates, to the famous “Man At the Wheel” chocolate plaque, fill up a stocking with RICH sweetness with Nichols Candy “By The Sea Sweets”.


For the Aroma Enthusiast: Fine Fragrance Candle | $16 | Pop Gallery

Light up a special someone’s life with one of these seasonal aromatic candles by Northern Lights: Whiskey & Tobacco, Bourbon & Spice, Blue Velvet Gin, and Absinthe & Black Fig.


For the Calm: Palo Santo Bundle | $15 | Saltwater Massage

Saltwater Massage’s handcrafted Palo Santo incense bundle will bring a sense of calm to anyone and to every room. Each bundle comes with a Palo Santo sticks, a shell collected locally, and canvas storage bag.


For the Gourmand: Pasta Bundle | $20 | Pastaio Via Corta

Mangia! This is the ideal stocking stuffer bundle for that special someone who loves to cook, especially Italian cuisine. Enjoy a homemade pasta dinner with Pastaio Via Corta’s organic dried pasta, real Italian San Marzano canned tomatoes, and a tin of Mediterranean sardines.


For the Book Lover: Used Children’s Classics | $8 – $20 |
Dogtown Books

Give the gift of imagination with a classic children’s book. Dogtown Books stock used books, with a terrific selection of children’s books that are all under $20: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ($8), The Wind in The Willows ($20), Raggedy Ann’s Christmas ($10), and Rip Van Winkle ($20), and so much more!



For the Stuffed Animal Collector: Stuffed Animal | $17.95 | Toodeloos!

Top off that stocking with a soft and cuddly stuffed animal. Toodeloos! has a fabulous menagerie of animals from bears to cats to dogs to select from that will fill everyone’s hearts with joy.

For the Furry Friend: Homemade Doggie Biscuits | $3.99 – $5.99 | Animal Krackers

Your dog will love these tasty treats made by Preppie Puppy Bakery. These old-fashioned molasses frosted biscuits come in a variety of festive holiday shapes. If that’s not enough treats for the day, pick up one of the Monkey Stick toys (5.99) for your pet to have some additional fun!

For the Botanist: Botanical Wax Sachets | $15 | Sage Floral Studio

This beautiful, handcrafted wax sachet made with real botanicals or seashells will freshen up any space with its delightful fragrance. Select from one of these lovely fragrances: Sea Glass, Boheme, Orange Blossom & Honey, or Fig & Poppy.



For the Music Collector: CDs | $3 – $5 | Mystery Train

Gift the gift of music! Mystery Train has an incredible collection of used CDs from classic rock to classical, from funk to techno, and so many other musical genres to fit the musical taste of your loved ones. Be sure to check out their incredible records for sale too!