10 creative stocking stuffers under $20

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Stocking Stuffers Under $20

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Find something for everyone on your list with fun and affordable (under $20!) ideas from our 2012 gift guide.

Carefully hung by the chimney with care, the stockings often hold the most wonderful surprises on Christmas morning. Petite and oh-so-cheap, we've spotted what we think will be the most treasured (and talked about) presents of the season.










Robot tea infuser

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Robot Tea Infuser

Tea. Is. Even. Sweeter. With. A. Fun. Infuser.

To buy: $12, kikkerland.com.

(See more: 12 things not to buy during the holidays )











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3-in-1 Nail Art Pens

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3-in-1 Nail Art Pens

A three-in-one kit that includes a brush, a fine-point tip for dots and designs, and mini gems for final sparkling touches.

To buy: $12 for two colors, spoonsisters.com.













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Sound Machine

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Sound Machine

All the effects needed for a jokester to tell a tale, including a whistle, a drumroll, and applause in case he bombs.

To buy: $15, spoonsisters.com.












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Jonathan Adler Giant Erasers

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Jonathan Adler Giant Erasers

These creaturely (designer) desk companions make math homeworka little more exotic.

To buy: $10 each, lifeguardpress.com.













Krazy Straw

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Krazy Straw

Order any word or name. Well, almost any: There’s a five-letter limit. (Sorry, Charlie.)

To buy: $3, krazystraws.com.















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USB Hubdog

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USB Hubdog

A new best friend for folks with multiple-device dependency. (Talk about a charged relationship.)

To buy: $12, kikkerland.com.














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Toy Boarders

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Toy Boarders

Rad little posers (about an inch tall) descended directly from old-school plastic army men.

To buy: $6 for 24, blueribbongeneralstore.net.














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Paper Airplane Push Pins

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Glitter Touchabubbles

Ready to blow their minds? These bubbles harden when they hit the air, so kids can catch, roll, and throw them instead of just watching them pop.

To buy: $3.50 each, perpetualkid.com.












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Yo’Ball

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Yo’Ball

A plain yo-yo? Oh no, no. This one is so (so) much better—a rubber ball and yo-yo in one that bounces back when it hits the ground.

To buy: $7, pylones-usa.com.












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Hot Wheels Ballistiks

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Hot Wheels Ballistiks

An effortless transformer that changes from ball to rolling vehicle when you throw it to the ground.

To buy: $7 each, toysrus.com.




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