Christmas may be the season of joy and of giving, but it’s also the season when some people add to their debt. If your budget is already tight, it isn’t easy to squeeze gifts, holiday foods, decorations, and other extras into it.

Fortunately, you can keep expenses down by shopping sales, making items yourself, and being selective about who you buy gifts for. But when it comes to stocking stuffers you may still overspend, since the items you buy are usually small. This is especially true if you spread out your purchases.

Controlling the cost of stocking stuffers and still getting stuff everyone likes isn’t easy. To help with that dilemma, here are 12 cheap stocking stuffers your family will love.

For Kids

1. Sidewalk Chalk

Spray sidewalk chalk will have your kids excited for when spring comes. It comes in several colors and is a great cheap stocking stuffer your family will love.

2. Magnetic Putty

Your kids will get hours of fun with this fun cheap stocking stuffer. Magnetic putty can swallow magnets and even do tricks.

3. Finger Lights

What kid doesn’t like something that lights up? Stick a few of these cheap stocking stuffers into your kids stocking to see their smiles light up.

For Teens

4. Flash Rocks

Teenagers can make their world glow with this interesting stocking stuffer. Just rub them together to see the sparks fly.

5. Nail Polish Holder

Help your teen stay polished but not your furniture with a wearable polish holder. It comes in different colors and fits all fingers.

6. Headphone Splitter

Give cheap stocking stuffers your family will love and so will their friends with this headphone splitter. Provide them with hours of entertainment and music for only a few dollars.

For Her

7. Screen Protectors

Do you have a fitness lover in your house? If so, pick up some Fitbit screen protectors to protect their investment and keep them moving.

8. Lint Roller

Staying neat on the go isn’t easy when the lint roller in your purse sticks to everything. Get her a retractable one instead.

9. Mood Polish

You can stay in her good graces with this cheap stocking stuffer. After she uses the nail polish watch as it changes colors with temperature changes.

For Him

10. Beard Oil

Beards seem to be all the rage among men these days. Help them keep theirs looking neat with beard oil in their stocking this year.

11. Bondic

Get a cheap stocking stuffer your Mr. Fixit will love by putting Bondic in his stocking. You may benefit from it too when he fixes what’s broken in your life.

12. Bike Repair Kit

Help your guy stay on the right path with this bike repair kit. He can fix low tires and tighten screws to be back on the road in no time flat.

Keep your holiday gift expenses down with these 12 cheap stocking stuffers your family will love. But you can find lots more great gift ideas at that will keep some money in your pocket.

This article was written by Monica Louie from Our Debt Free Family and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to