Despite the joy holidays can bring, it can also be a pressurized time, particularly for gift-giving. We help you get into the holiday spirit with some cute must-have stocking stuffers for friends, family, and colleagues. We've unearthed some delightful gadgets that are small enough to stuff into a traditional stocking, and they're moderately priced and handy for any smartphone owner. If our picks won't cut it with the fussy crowd you hang with, no worries. Check out our best-of lists highlighting smart pens, earbuds, styluses, pet trackers, touchscreen gloves, and various protective cases and screen covers for your favorite smartphones and smartwatches.
TviewSmart Cable Organizer Clips Cord Holder
- Comes in a five-pack
- Removable adhesive
- Works with most smartphones and thin cords
- Reported issues with glue adhering to surfaces
If your desk or office looks like wires took over, you're not alone. Wires are the bane of the digital lifestyle. However, there is a handy solution to wire overload in the form of cable organizers. TviewSmart offers a very cool five-pack set of self-adhesive cable clips to keep wires orderly and accessible when needed and out of the way when not. Made of silicone, these cable holders attach to any flat, smooth surface like a wall, marble, table, plastic, wood, or glass. They stick with adhesive and are easily removable. Non-toxic and eco-friendly, they work best with cables measuring 6mm or less, such as computer cables, speaker wires, power cords, audio wires, USB data cables, network cables, and headphone cords.
Anker USB C Hub
- Provides connection for seven items
- Supports pass-through charging
- Supports 4K HDMI
- Durability issues reported
Laptops are so minimalist these days — some have just one or two USB-C ports. That doesn't stop anyone from gathering a variety of peripherals that need more connection than that, so the Anker USB-C Hub is here to lend a helping hand. This 7-in-1 hub features 4K HDMI, 100W Power Delivery, USB-C, and two USB-A 5Gbps Data Ports, plus microSD and SD card readers. Pass-through charging provides a high-speed boost to your laptop at up to 85W. It comes with its own travel pouch.
Tile Mate (2022)
- IP67 water-resistance
- Works with both iOS and Android
- Works with major voice assistants
- Non-replacable battery
This Bluetooth tracker helps you track and locate your important belongings, including keys, phones, laptops, and other easily misplaced items. This water-resistant (IP67-rated) model works equally well with iOS or Android at a range of up to 250 feet. Attach the Tile Mate to your object and use its free mobile app to find it. The Tile app will ring your Tile when it’s within range or have your Smart Home device find it for you. When outside of Bluetooth range, you can use the Tile app to map your Tile’s most recent location. You can also double-press the Tile's button to make your phone ring, even when it’s set to silent. If your Tile gets lost, add your contact information so you can be reached when someone from the Tile Network scans the QR code on your lost Tile. Tile also works with Amazon Alexa, Hey Google, and Siri. The non-replaceable battery lasts up to three years.
Samsung Evo Select Plus Micro SD Memory Card
- Features Class 10 transfer speeds
- Adapter included in the package
- Holds 256GB of data
- Spontaneously converts to read-only for some users
This teeny-tiny microSD card holds 256GB of photos and 4K videos, games, downloaded apps — you name it — all at top transfer speed. The card features class 10-rated transfer speeds of up to 130MB per second, while its ultra high speed (UHS) interface allows apps to load and run smoothly. Emo Select provides reliable storage and protects against damage from water, high temperature, X-ray, magnets, drops, and wear. An adapter is included in the package.
Joby GripTight GorillaPod Stand for Large Phones
- Flexible legs attach to many objects
- Facilitates unique camera angles
- Can also serve as a portable stand
- Stability issues reported
Photographing with your iPhone can be a challenge because of the inherent limitations on hand-held camera angles, so using a tripod is a great idea. The GripTight GorillaPod is not your ordinary tripod. Its flexible legs let you attach it to a tree, pole, or just sit on a table to get the perfect angle for shooting photos and videos. The Gorilla Pod comes with a portable stand to use while reading e-books, watching movies, or using apps. Or remove the Grip Tight Mount to attach your camera or any other quarter-inch mounted accessory, or use it with a webcam for better angles and mobility for Skype or FaceTime.
ELFRhino Cord Organizer
- Keeps thin cords from getting tangled
- Organizes and keeps cords clean
- Makes cords easier to find and use
- Too big and bulky for some users
It's small, but it's mighty useful: The ELFRhino Headphone and Earphone Cord Organizer keep your earbud cords on the straight and narrow, preventing tangling, and keeping them neat and tidy in your purse, backpack, desk, or drawer. It consists of a holder, earbuds straps holder, headset wrap winder, and cord manager cable winder in four cute colors. It also works for taming USB cords.
TechMatte MagGrip Vent Mount
- Easy and convenient
- No clips or special gear needed
- Works with any brand smartphone
- Some magnet related issues reported
One of the simplest ways to attach a smartphone to your older car dash is via a mount that attaches to the air vent. TechMatte's minimalist design has a sturdy rubber base that holds tightly to the front air vents while a powerful magnetic head holds fast to various Samsung, Pixel, iPhone, HTC, OnePlus, or LG smartphones. The neodymium magnets produce an intense magnetic attraction and the magnetic mount phone holder plate has a smooth surface that is perfect for mounting and holding any smartphone in place. You can rotate your smartphone and swivel your display for the best view.
Awesome Screen Cleaning Ball
- Keeps your phone screen clean and shiny
- Grippy and easy to handle
- Bright, cheerful colors
- Left streak marks on some screens
Here's a fun way to keep your touchscreen smudge- and fingerprint-free. Awesome's dual-action microfiber screen cleaning ball has an easy-to-grip ball shape that keeps your phone looking pristine — instead of gross. With its double-sided design, the microfiber pad removes surface junk while the ultra-fine pad shines and polishes touchscreens, smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Wash the Awesome Screen Cleaning Ball with a gentle liquid cleaner if it gets mucky.
Xenvo Pro Lens Kit
- Adds wide angle and macro lens to smartphone lens
- Includes GlowClip LED fill light
- Produces great closeups and vista views
- Some distortion issues reported
Get more from your smartphone camera with the Xenvo Pro Lens Kit, which features a Truview 0.45x wide-angle lens, paired with the Clarus 15X Macro Lens. The result is 45% more area in your photos or magnifying near subjects for super close-ups to facilitate shooting better photos of people, pets, landscapes, architecture, and selfies. Made of aircraft-grade aluminum and optical glass, it's compatible with all single and dual-camera phones. The GlowClip LED fill light clips anywhere on your phone to illuminate your subject and surroundings. The TrueGrip lens clip grips tightly to your lenses while you frame your shot. The multi-element, coated glass lenses minimize ghosting, reflections, lens flare, and artifacts. The Xenvo Pro Lens Kit's travel case stores and protects all lens kit components and the quick-release lanyard draped around your neck is the perfect way to carry your lenses.
Fintie Screen Cleaning Pad
- Gorgeous colors and patterns
- Efficient cleaning pad
- Made of vegan leather
- Not flexible enough for some uses
Designed to clean any touchscreen device you can imagine, leave it to Fintie to make even the cleaning chore a beautiful visual experience. Made of vegan leather on the back and soft microfiber cloth on the front, the cleaning pad removes dust, fingerprints, smudges, and other residues from the screen. Its elastic handle strap fits any hand, making it easy to hold the clean pad while wiping the screen. You can use it alone or carefully mist a bit of water or screen cleaner on the soft cloth to clear up very dirty surfaces. The Fintie Screen Cleaning Pad comes with various vibrant colors and patterns in a 3 x 3-inch four-pack.
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