Cheap and cheerful: The 15 best stocking stuffers for under $10

Dec 2 2021, 4:00 pm

We don’t know about you, but for us, the best part of Christmas morning is stockings — especially when they’re full of treats and trinkets you wouldn’t think to buy for yourself!

Here’s a list of the best stocking stuffers out there for (yes, if you can believe it) under $10!

Tetley’s Collaboration With Sasha Exeter

Influencer Sasha Exeter has collaborated with OG tea brand Tetley just in time for the holidays. The mom-of-one created her own limited-edition blend, “Be Still,” ($6.99) with Tetley’s Master Blenders in the UK.

Sasha Exeter’s “Be Still” blend.

Inspired by memories of her childhood, this tea blend is all about the fall and winter vibes with soothing notes of honey and ginger.

Available online via Tetley or wherever the brand retails after November 23.

Saje’s Lip Balm

Just about everyone can use a good lip balm, especially during the cool winter months. Vancouver-based wellness company Saje has the ultimate blend of peppermint, shea and coconut in their Tingle Lips Refreshing Lip Balm ($10).

The Tingle Lips balm by Saje.

The portable balm is chicly packaged in a charcoal grey case with rose gold details.

Available online via Saje Wellness.

LEGO’s Marvel Minifigures

For the adult or kid LEGO lover in your life. The LEGO® Minifigures Marvel Studios ($4.99) are not only amazingly priced, but they also offer an air of mystery.

LEGO’s Minifigures come in mystery mags.

The collectable bags feature limited-edition character building toys — but the key is, you (or the recipient) have no idea who you might end up with from the Marvel world. Either way, these mini toys are guaranteed to promise action and adventure.

Some of the Marvel characters inside the bags.

For children 5+. Available online via LEGO Canada.

Woods Toques From SportChek

A warm toque is a Canadian essential. SportChek’s in-house Woods line has an easy-to-wear version guaranteed to keep you warm.

The Barham Foldeover Toque by Woods.

An updated take on a classic design, the Barham Foldover Toque ($9.97) is the perfect cold-weather accessory to keep you warm during all your adventures.

Available online via

Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works has a scent for any occasion. In addition to their candles, the brand offers their seasonal collections in the form of soaps and sanitizers.

The Warm Vanilla Sugar hand soap.

The Gentle Foaming Hand Soap or Gentle Gel Hand Soap ($7.95) comes in Warm Vanilla Sugar, Frosted Cranberry, Crisp Morning Air and the new Winterberry Ice, just to name a few.

The 5 pack of mini hand sanitizers.

There’s also the five-pack of mini PocketBac Hand Sanitizers for $10 in holiday-ready scents like Champagne Toast, fruity and fresh Cucumber Melon, or the tingly Eucalyptus Spearmint.

Available online via Bath & Body Works or in-store.

Garage Hair Accessories

From velour tracksuits to bootcut jeans, the 2000s are totally back. Hair clips were also a big part of the era, and Canadian brand Garage has brought them back from the archives.

The Smiley and Heart snaps hair clip set from Garage.

The Smiley and Hearts Snap Hair Clips (set of six for $9.95) come in some of the fave shades of the era, like baby pink, light blue and lavender. The Smiley face clip is a nod to the good ol’ days of MSN chat.

A banana hair clip from Garage.

The ’90s banana hair clip trend stayed strong in the early ’00s, too. Garage also has a Matte Banana Hair Clip ($9.95) in every colour imaginable; choose from classic neutrals or a pop of colour.

Available online via Garage or in-store.

Dynamite Socks

Just about everyone can use a fresh pair of socks. Canadian clothing retailer (and grown-up sister brand to Garage) Dynamite has several styles available this Christmas.

The fun Ankle Socks ($7.95) have every colour from Yeezy-approved nude, elevated neutrals like black tie dye and to the bright and colourful pink.

The ankle socks from Dynamite come in bright colours or neutrals.

There’s also the grown-up Solid Crew Socks ($9.95) in grey or white. Guaranteed to be extra cozy as they’re made of 80% cotton.

The Crew Socks by Dynamite.

Available online via Dynamite or in-store.

True & You’s Scent Sampler

This Canadian skincare company also makes a series of amazingly scented candles.

True & You has introduced their amazingly priced Scent Sampler Pack for $10 to try them all out.

The Scent Sampler pack by True & You.

Includes their “Fig + Honey” with black fig, warm honey, ginger, sugary vanilla; the “Bamboo + Eucalyptus” with eucalyptus, green bamboo, wet grass, white rose; the “Oud Wood + Leather” with bergamot, oud wood, leather, clove, tobacco; and the “Orange + Santal” with orange, tonka bean, sandalwood, amber, musk.

Available online via True & You.

e.l.f. Cosmetics

YouTube’s beauty community is obsessed with e.l.f. cosmetics. The California-based makeup brand is dedicated to being cruelty-free and amazingly priced.

A smattering of e.l.f.’s cult-faves fall under the $10 mark, making them ideal stocking stuffers. The “Big Mood Mascara” ($9) is a clean formula that both volumizes and lifts with a uniquely hourglass shaped brush head to give you big, bold lashes.

The Big Mood mascara.

You also can’t go wrong with the Bite-Size Eyeshadow Quads ($4). These babies are ultra-pigmented and deliver creamy, blendable colour. Available in eight shades, including the neutral and gold “Cream & Sugar,” the green-toned “Hot Jalapeno,” and the taupe “Pumpkin Pie.”

The Pumpkin Pie eye shadow quad.

e.l.f.’s skincare line also falls under the $10 mark, including their Mini Holy Hydration! Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm ($7), which is a solid balm cleanser that melts into a luxurious oil texture that instantly melts away makeup and Mini Holy Hydration! Face Cream ($7), which helps to brighten and even out skin tone, lock in moisture and promote a plumped-up, bouncy complexion.

e.l.f.’s mini cleanser.

Available online via e.l.f. cosmetics.

Aritzia’s Sunday Best Scrunchie

Schrunchie’s are another hair accessory back from the ’90s and ’00s grave. Add a little pizazz to your ponytail with this satin style ($8) from Aritzia’s Sunday Best label.

The Sookie Scrunchie by Sunday Best.

The pretty Sookie Scrunchies are made out of a Japanese fabric and come in 15 shades, including Honey Beige, a green Shade Frost, Petal Pink and Black.

Available in-store or via

Kanel’s Hygge Mulling Spice

Nothing says holiday quite like mulled wine. Kanel’s Hygge Mulling Spice ($6) includes warming cinnamon, clove, allspice, cardamom and a zesty burst of orange peel, which goes with wine, beer, cider or even just water.

Kanel’s Hygge Spice.

The blend is conveniently packaged in a resealable and compostable pouch, making it easy to take on a winter getaway or even to a friend’s place!

The spice can be mixed with a variety of beverages.

The Montreal-based brand also makes a collection of perfectly balanced salts and spice blends.

Available online via Kanel.

Purdys Chocolates

BC fave Purdys is a stocking stuffer staple.

A three-pack of their famed hazelnut-flavored Hedgehogs ($5.25) is guaranteed to get a smile on Christmas morning. It also comes in Ruby, Golden, or sugar-free versions.

Purdy’s Hedgehogs.

You can also mix and match three chocolate bars — including the white chocolate, milk, peanut butter and mint meltie — or their smiley-faced lollipops for $7. The brand also has vegan versions.

Available in-store or online.

Lee Valley’s Tools

Lee Valley has a mini version of every home tool we can think of. The Sliding Gift Wrap Cutter ($8.90) is a holiday-appropriate staple that can be used year round: users just hold down the end of the wrapping paper with one hand while using their second hand to unroll it. Just think of this as a third hand.

The sliding gift wrap cutter.

There are plenty of uses for the Lee Valley Key-Chain Multi Tool ($8.50). Forget using a key to open a box: this tree-shaped tool has a safety cutter blade that can open cardboard boxes, slice through packing tape, and open envelopes. 

The key chain multi-tool.

It also has a #1 Phillips screwdriver at the tip because you never know when that might come in handy. This under $10 item is made from a single piece of 2 mm thick steel with a black-plated finish to resist wear and corrosion.

Tim Hortons

Canada’s favourite coffee shop is back with their holiday line! Tim Hortons has a festive red ceramic mug ($9.99) adorned with snowflakes that’s perfect for a cup of Joe, tea or their hot chocolate. The mug will be available via the Tim’s app or in-store.

Ceramic mug by Tim Hortons.

Throw in a bag of Tim’s Original Blend Fine Grind Coffee ($6.97), Hot Chocolate Mix ($4.98) or French Vanilla Cappuccino Mix ($6.97) and give them something to enjoy in their brand new mug. Available in-store or online via Wal-Mart.

Tim Hortons coffee.

For those who feel like making an early morning Christmas drive, a box of Justin Bieber’s new Timbiebs (dropping November 29) will also pair nicely!

Unicorn Treats by Gourmet du Village

No ones ever too old for a colour changing hot chocolate! Gourmet du Village has upped their game with the Unicorn White Hot Chocolate Cup ($4.11), which includes a rich and creamy white hot chocolate with plenty of marshmallows.

Gourmet du Village hot chocolate.

Even better, it turns pink when prepared. All you have to do is add water or hot milk. Also available in satchets ($2.33/each or pack of six for $8.99). Goes well with the Unicorn Poop jellybeans ($4.33).

The unicorn hot chocolate from Gourmet du Village.

Available on Amazon Canada or the Gourmet du Village website.

Cotton Twill Baseball Cap from H&M

Baseball hats are a forever classic but are also having a moment.

Swedish fast fashion giant H&M has a simple and sleek Cotton Twill Style available now for just $6.99. The perfect accessory for your athleisure look.

H&M’s cotton twill baseball cap.

Comes in black, white, dark blue and yellow.

Available in-store or online via H&M.

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