A stocking stuffer that helps keep track of all the other holiday gifts? That’s holiday synergy. Tile is one of the leaders in lost and found trackers — tiny devices that can be attached to keys, wallets, and other devices to make sure they don’t get lost. Tile connects to smartphones over a Bluetooth connection — lose something, and the companion app will show the last known location on a map. Meanwhile, a lost phone can be pinged by any connected Tile device as long as it’s still in range. Tile can be purchased on Amazon in packs up to 12 for between $25 and $180.
Pencil (By Fifty-Three)
Pencil By Fifty-Three, as opposed to the Apple Pencil, is a third-party iOS stylus that we daresay might be a little better than Apple’s offering. This Pencil is good for everyone in need of a stylus, but is great for artists. It has the familiar thickness of a flat sketching pencil with pressure sensitivity at all angles of use to match. A backside eraser works intuitively, while the input default reserves your finger for blending and shading while the pencil is reserved for sketching. Add in adaptive palm rejection, and you’ve got a great (and great looking) stylus for $60. Look for it directly from Fifty-Three or on Amazon in gold, graphite, or walnut.
Greenleaf Wintertime Wishes Sachets
If there’s a stocking that needs a little freshening up, grab a five-pack of these Wintertime Wishes sachets from Greenleaf. A whole hodgepodge of spiced and wooded smells are thrown into these sachets to create a fragrant holiday smell that should last at least until January. A short but sweet gift, and not an expensive one at $10.
iFrogz GoLite 3000
This 3,000 mAh battery pack from iFrogz should give most smartphones between one and two extra full charges, guaranteeing anyone a full day’s use of their smartphone, no matter how bad its battery life is. It also has a handy LED flashlight at one end, just in case. You can get this one from AT&T for $29.
Sony SRS-X11 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This cube doesn’t look like much, but with 10 watts of power and its own passive bass radiator, the SRS-X11 is a pretty impressive portable Bluetooth speaker for its size — just 2.4″ x 2.4″ x 2.4″, so it’ll fit into a stocking comfortably. It’s good on its own, but it can be paired with another SRS-X11 for extra volume or stereo sound. You can snag this little speaker for $68 on Amazon.