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Discover the best adult stocking fillers for 2023

Stocking fillers for adults needn’t be boring. From head chocolate, to accessories, to wand massagers… Here are some gift ideas that you can put in their Christmas stocking this year.

By Kat Romero & Rebecca Roberts | Last updated Oct 24, 2023

Best adult stocking fillers

Christmas stockings shouldn’t be just for your DC. In fact, an adult stocking is a great gift idea for a loved one - or even yourself! But what makes the perfect stocking filler for an adult? 

Well, here at Mumsnet, we’re fortunate to have a community of users who offer their unbiased thoughts on products that they themselves use and recommend. Whether it’s a present they’ve bought themselves or they’ve been gifted - their honest reviews help us to make sure that only the best products are included in our roundups. 

So, along with our own research, we’ve pulled together a list of stocking fillers for adults that are strictly 18+. If you’re on a roll, why not check out our guides to the best Christmas Eve box ideas and the best Christmas hampers, too?

Top 5 stocking fillers for adults under £20

  1. STOJO On-The-Go Collapsible Coffee Cup, £15

  2. Hotel Chocolat Caramel Milk Chocolate Batons, £8

  3. You and Me 50 Nights of Intimacy Game, £15

  4. FALKE Cosy Wool Mix Cashmere Blend Ankle Socks, £18

  5. Gentlemen's Hardware Whisky Chillers, £10


Best overall

What we like
  • Includes a holder sleeve to avoid burning your hands

  • Made of food-grade silicone

  • Leak-proof seal and dishwasher safe

  • Available in various colours

What we don't like
  • Can be tricky to collapse

Key specs

RRP on writing: £15 | Material: Food-grade silicone | Colours: 11 to choose from | Special features: Microwave safe, foldable | Capacity: 350ml

What Mumsnet users say
SpongeBobJudgeyPants · Tried & Tested
Recently bought a silicon Stojo cup simply because it's collapsible and doesn't take the same room up in my bag. Stojo copes with a medium Costa [coffee]...
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TheJoxter · Tried & Tested
Stojo is the only kind I’ve come across. It works well, does what it needs to!
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Our verdict

Earning its place as our best adult stocking stuffer overall, the STOJO collapsible coffee cup is a great gift choice as every adult can use it. Measuring just 4.5cm by 9cm when folded, this cute and compact travel mug is a perfect go-to for holding your beverages when you’re on the go. 

It can handle both piping hot coffee and refreshing iced tea, and is made with LFGB-certified, food-grade silicone that not only makes it durable but also thermally resistant. So, drinks will stay at the right temperature. 


Best edible

What we like
  • A great tasting treat

  • Caramel infused chocolate for extra sweetness

  • 15 batons included

What we don't like
  • These are solid chocolate

  • Pricier than other chocolate available

Key specs

RRP on writing: £8 | Gluten free: No | Vegan-friendly: No | Vegetarian-friendly: Yes | Contains: 15 batons

What Mumsnet users say
Defiantly41 · Recommended
Trying to keep it to consumables or replacements for things that are worn out.
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SatsukiKusakabe · Recommended
Dh and I don’t tend to buy each other stuff outside of Christmas as we’re on a budget, so we make a thing of it. It’s mainly stuff he can eat or drink on the day...
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Our verdict

Admittedly, this chocolate choice is pricier than your usual Cadbury Heroes and Celebrations. But, given that it’s for a Christmas stocking, we feel it’s okay to share these more luxurious chocolates that would make a great gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself. Plus - they’re not just milk chocolate. They’re caramel infused milk chocolate fingers, made with solid chocolate (not like Cadbury’s fingers) and since there’s 15 batons included, there’s plenty to share but not too many that you can’t scoff them all yourself in one sitting.


Best adult game

You and Me 50 Nights of Intimacy Game, £15

What we like
  • Great for injecting fun into your sex life

  • Discreet packaging when delivered

  • Highly rated by Mumsnet users

What we don't like
  • Could be tame for some

  • Not one to open in front of your in-laws!

Key specs

RRP on writing: £15 | Contents: 45 forfeit cards for each player, four special cards, one joker, one dice, one sand timer

Our verdict

If you want a stocking filler that will inject some spice into your relationship, this fun game from Ann Summers comes highly rated. It’s filled with creative ideas to spice things up and designed to help push you and your partner out of your comfort zone. There’s also a big focus on intimacy, which is great if you’re feeling a tad shy.

You’ll get two sets of cards, one for women and one for men, plus a dice. The game is at a good price and the packaging is fairly discreet to save your blushes. Although, it’s one we don’t recommend opening in front of your MIL. 

Related: Find the best beauty advent calendars for 2023


Best for her

UNIQLO Round Mini Shoulder Bag, £15

What we like
  • Affordable bag

  • Trending for 2023

  • Versatile accessory (and holds a lot!)

What we don't like
  • Limited colours available

Key specs

RRP on writing: £15 | Material: Polyamide, polyester | Care instructions: Don’t wash, don’t dry clean | Water-repellent: Yes

What Mumsnet users say
EmmaStone · Recommended
I've got the beige, and agree, it's a brilliant bag, I can't believe how much I can fit in and it's still so light!
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dullandgrey · Recommended
Ohhhh I absolutely love mine. But I got it in boring black! It's my daily bag and has replaced all my others.
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Our verdict

UNIQLO’s cross-body bag - or UNIQLO’s Round Mini Shoulder Bag, as it’s officially known - has been one of the hottest products of 2023. Its popularity shows no signs of slowing down following the recent release of UNIQLO’s corduroy and faux leather ranges. So, we suspect it’s going to appear in a lot of gift piles on Christmas morning this year. At just £15, it’s an incredibly affordable accessory and fits all of your essentials inside in a Mary Poppins-esque fashion.


Best for him

What we like
  • Affordable

  • Comes with luxury velvet pouch

  • Can be used in other beverages

What we don't like
  • Put into freezer four hours prior to use

Key specs

RRP on writing: £10 | Contains: Six stones per set | Material: Granite, soapstone

What Mumsnet users say
CeeceeBloomingdale · Recommended
Whiskey stones are a great idea.
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Our verdict

Whisky stones came up multiple times on our Talk boards and it’s no surprise as to why. These stones are such a clever idea. They keep your beverage nice and cold without melting like traditional ice cubes and diluting the taste of your beverage. Just pop them in the freezer for at least four hours and they’re good to go. 


Best sweets

What we like
  • Vegan and gluten-free

  • Pouches are carbon neutral

  • Free from palm oil and gelatine

What we don't like
  • Expensive 

Key specs

RRP on writing: £6 | Gluten free: Yes | Suitable for vegetarians: Yes | Suitable for vegans: Yes

What Mumsnet users say
mnahmnah · Tried & Tested
Candy Kittens sweets. Expensive but vegetarian and yummy flavours. The children and husband are not allowed near them!
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Our verdict

Christmas is the time to indulge our sweet tooth and we are fans of Made in Chelsea Jamie Laing’s Candy Kittens’ range. 

Not only are they delicious but the brand is really ethical, producing vegan and gluten-free sweets and ensuring their packaging is carbon-neutral. They are more expensive than many sweets on the market but for the taste and brand principles, it may be worth splurging and would make a lovely stocking stuffer.

Related: Our guide to the best Christmas tree lights


Best luxury

FALKE Cosy Wool Mix Cashmere Blend Ankle Socks, £18

What we like
  • Warm for winter

  • Luxury cashmere feel

What we don't like
  • Lack of size options

Key specs

RRP on writing: £18 | Material: 30% Wool, 27% Rayon, 26% Polyamide, 17% Cashmere | Length: Ankle | Moisture-wicking: No | Size range: Size S to L

What Mumsnet users say
Innocenta · Recommended
Socks are a very good idea. Consider Anthropologie, Oliver Bonas, or even John Lewis.
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ChequerBoard · Tried & Tested
Falke socks - great quality, super soft and last for ages!
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Our verdict

Socks may not sound like the most exciting gift but a gorgeous pair of cashmere socks that will keep your feet nice and toasty are always a welcome idea.

This pair from FALKE are highly rated by customers and Mumsnetters also love the brand. They have reinforced stress zones for durability so they are really built to last. Perfect if you love a stomp on those crisp winter mornings. Although, some customers have commented on the lack of size options, as they only come in S/M and M/L. 


Best sex toy

What we like
  • Good for solo or couple pleasure

  • Choice of vibration settings

  • Highly rated

What we don't like
  • Hefty price tag

Key specs

RRP on writing: £180 | Material: Silicone | Type: Clitoral and internal | Power: Rechargeable with USB charging cable | Waterproof: Yes | Settings: Three vibrations and 12 pulsating intensities

What Mumsnet users say
Judeisnotobscure · Recommended
A new toy …something like a Womaniser? Encourage her to reawaken the sexual side of herself, for herself, first.
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Our verdict

Admittedly, it’s an expensive choice for a stocking filler but judging by the reaction in our Mumsnet forums, the Womanizer OG dual vibrator is the gift that just keeps giving… Orgasms. With its unique Pleasure Air Technology, the Womanizer OG is not just a vibrator, but a G-spot and clitoral stimulator that focuses specifically on providing intense and targeted climaxes. 

Thanks to its Smart Silence feature, it’s discreet to use, waterproof, and the afterglow feature helps you to wind down after reaching Mt. O. There’s three vibrations, with 12 pulsating intensities to help you achieve blended, multiple orgasms. 

Looking for something more affordable? If you’re keen on the idea of a cheaper sex toy as an adult stocking filler but don’t want to splurge, then we also recommend Ann Summers’ 5" Sleek Classic Vibrator that’s under a tenner. 


Best gadget

What we like
  • Perfect for anyone

  • Offers peace of mind

  • Precision finding

What we don't like
  • Restricted to Apple users only

Key specs

Brand: Apple | Dimensions: H31.9 x W31.9 x D8mm | Weight: 11g | Wired or wireless: Wireless

What Mumsnet users say
HundredMilesAnHour · Tried & Tested
I always use AirTags. It's such a relief when you get to the baggage hall and even if you don't see your bag immediately, you can confirm that it made the flight and is in the same airport as you. It's one less thing to worry about!
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Our verdict

You don’t need to be a gadget geek to appreciate the pros of an Apple AirTag. This handy piece of tech allows you to track your luggage when you’re travelling (or you’re just the type of person who loses things, a lot) and gives you peace of mind should something valuable go missing, like a suitcase or a laptop bag.

You can also attach this to your keyring to avoid the stress of lost keys and some people even place them in their wallets or purses.


Best budget

Lush Twilight Bath Bomb, £5

What we like
  • Lavender scented

  • Encourages a good night’s sleep

  • Turns bath into a deep purple colour

What we don't like
  • Produces more bubbles than expected

  • Has glitter in it

Key specs

RRP on writing: £5 | Key ingredients: Lavender, tonka, benzoin, ylang ylang | Size: 200g

What Mumsnet users say
FatGirlSwim · Recommended
YABU, I ask for them if anyone asks what I want for Christmas and birthdays!
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PoinsettiaPosturing · Tried & Tested
The Lush twilight ones are beautiful, my skin feels amazing after an evening bath in one & I break them in half to do 2-3 baths…
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Our verdict

As a great budget option, this Lush bath bomb comes highly recommended by our users. The recipient of the Twilight bath bomb will enjoy enhanced relaxation on a cosy evening in a warm bath, being soothed by lavender and tonka scents. Make sure you pick one up for yourself, too!


Best for music lovers

Vinyl Record Coaster Set, £8

What we like
  • Quirky design

  • Highly rated

  • Affordable price

What we don't like
  • Can leave water marks

Key specs

RRP on writing: £8 | Contains: Six drink mats | Special features: Non slip, easy cleaning

Our verdict

Wondering what to get for the music lover in your life? These vinyl coasters are a quirky and cute gift idea. For less than a tenner, you get a set of six and they’re highly rated on Amazon. The only downside is some customers say the small hole in the middle can let moisture through. Something to consider if you want to protect your table!


Best alcoholic

Edinburgh Gin Paradise Found Collection Gin Library, £60

What we like
  • Great range of flavours included

  • Highly rated on John Lewis

  • Gluten, vegan, and vegetarian friendly

What we don't like
  • Flavours may not be everyone’s taste

Key specs

RRP on writing: £60 | Contains: 12 bottles | Alcohol by volume: 40% | Brand: Edinburgh Gin | Gluten free: Yes | Vegan friendly: Yes | Vegetarian friendly: Yes

What Mumsnet users say
MakeMineALarge1 · Tried & Tested
My favourite that I return to time and time again. Edinburgh Gin Raspberry Gin.
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Our verdict

Want to get something for the gin lover in your life but not sure what flavours they’ll love? This gift set from Edinburgh Gin offers 12 bottles in various flavours, including their raspberry flavour, which is a hit with Mumsnet users. It’s also presented in a beautiful card box, although that may be hard to fit into your traditional stocking. Unless you opt for a larger sack design!

Related: Best Advent calendars for kids

What is a good stocking filler for an adult?

According to several of our Mumsnet users, a good stocking filler for an adult is something that’s either edible or something that’s “needed, but nicer than usual”, according to user JustFrustrated

Underwear, socks, chocolate, hair care items, notepads and pens, pyjamas, lip balm… All of these practical items have been suggested by our users at one point or another. We’ve tried to pick product recommendations that adhere to this rule - but there are a few splurge-worthy items in our roundup of the best adult stocking fillers for your perusal. 

If you’re still stuck, there is a rule of four you can follow to help: something they want, something they need, something they can wear, and something they can read. Of course, you can personalise these to suit the recipient's taste but it sure does make picking a stocking stuffer gift easier when you’ve no idea where to start. 

Do you need to wrap Christmas stocking presents?

A very personal choice but traditionally stocking fillers aren't wrapped. That will save you time and money but if you still want to achieve that element of surprise, you can add wrapping or even tissue paper. 

If you do choose to wrap, why not opt for more sustainable wrapping or papers without glitter or shine so they can still go in the recycling bin?

How we choose our recommendations

First up, we sought out the trusted opinions of Mumsnet users to get their insights on the stocking fillers they think will work for adults. Be that sexy toys, luxury items or clever pieces of tech. We then scoured online retailers for products that had significant positive reviews. Weighing up any pros and cons, we then selected the best stocking fillers for adults for each category - trying to find something to suit every taste and budget.

Why you should trust us

We work hard to provide unbiased, independent advice you can trust. We do sometimes earn revenue through affiliate (click-to-buy) links in our articles. This helps us fund more helpful articles like this one.

About the author

Kat Romero is a writer and journalist with over a decade’s experience in the industry. Hailing from London, she has become experienced in scouring the market to find the latest and best products that are worth your purchase. 

Away from her desk, Kat can be found consuming far too much coffee and spending her weekends with her toddler and partner, soaking up the sights of London, and sampling anything new and exciting that has opened up within walking distance.

About the editor

Rebecca Roberts is a writer, editor, and content marketing expert hailing from Leeds. Here at Mumsnet, she brings parents content designed to make life easier. When it comes to Christmas gift shopping, she knows all too well the perils and politics that come with finding the right gift for a relative. So, she’s fully invested in helping parents and families find the best Christmas gifts for the holiday season. 

Beyond her role as an editor here at Mumsnet, Rebecca can be found balancing life as a working mum of two toddlers and when she’s not at her desk, you’ll likely find her at a local playgroup, in a nearby coffee shop, or walking the dog.