The Holiday Season is quickly approaching but luckily for fans, we here at CGMagazine have you covered in this Stocking Stuffer Holiday Shopping Guide.
We here at CGMagazine have compiled a list of our favourite stocking stuffers for the holiday season. We know it can be a stressful time for those who have to work and manage a family during this busy end of year celebration.
Luckily, we have compiled a handy dandy list (that will be continually updated) for the season’s end that is filled with fantastic gift ideas for families, and maybe those who want to treat themselves to a little holiday cheer. It is a pleasure of ours to bring to you the CGMagazine Stocking Stuffer Holiday Gift guide!
These bad boys are compact, but you don’t have to worry about them falling out during pretty much anything with their in-ear ergonomic design and cushion inserts. The single button design allows users to answer calls without having to see the front of a phone, and Bluetooth connectivity allows them to connect to most devices. A USB-C dongle can be used to connect to Nintendo Switch or PS4 for gaming sessions, and it comes in a neat little charging carrying case. A staggering 20-hour lifespan will allow these to last longer in a day than the user. Our review of this device can be found here.
The latest in Cooler Master’s wrist rest series, the WR510 gives a breather to the most arduous of gamers or writers alike. This rest fits most low-profile keyboards on the market, and its smooth design will leave adopters feeling like they’re missing something without it. Its rubberized base provides anti-slip comfort that Cooler Master is known for. This wrist rest is long and slim, perfect for sliding inside a stocking.
This is truly the little smart speaker that could with easy Bluetooth connectivity, the ability to take it with you, and its stylish design. Our review of the Sonos Roam says “The Roam does not try to mask its mono nature and embraces it to deliver a clear audio experience that has enough depth to please all but the most discerning audiophiles,” and gives more information to those looking to adopt a new smart speaker gift.
These stylish little earbuds come equipped with a carrying case that has USB-C support which is a godsend. Touch control and Bluetooth connectivity allow these to be easily utilized on most Bluetooth-capable phones for listening and talking leisure. The sleek design provides maximum comfort, and the carrying case allows for 2 full charges at its full capacity, for an 8-hour listening lifespan on each charge. These come in 5 popping colors for maximum individuality of the user.
Let’s face it, the Nintendo Switch doesn’t come with much internal storage. Luckily, SanDisk has these officially licensed memory cards for Nintendo enthusiasts. The micro SD card comes patented with signature Nintendo designs from the Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, and Animal Crossing series. Expanding the Switch’s internal storage has never been more heroic in 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, and a whopping 512 GB for needs of all Nintendo gamers.
This Solid State Drive really packs a punch for PC and PS5 internal storage. The heatsink demolishes boundaries set by more standard hard drives and allows for optimal support in gruelling gaming sessions. With lightning-fast write speeds and Next-gen PCIe Gen4 technology, this hardware will upgrade any gaming rig and PS5 alike.
The new LEGO®Minifigures featuring signature Marvel characters are an easy choice for their low price, and signature design. With 12 iconic heroes from Marvel there is a character for all fans this Holiday, not to mention newer characters to keep up with the MCU like Loki and Sylvie, just don’t step on them!
The Amazon Fire TV Stick gives streaming capability to everyone on all fan-favourite apps, straight to TV. This particular device offers the fastest app load time and fluid controls to date. You can even use Alexa voice commands to direct your TV viewing without utilizing the remote. With Fire TV now capable of streaming 4K, viewing has never been clearer for this Holiday Season.
This gadget allows users to never have to worry about their phone falling into the ‘red’ ever again, with its sleek design that can go wherever you go! By just snapping this portable charger onto any MagSafe device, a phone can get a second wind pronto. With USB-C compatibility, the device is easy to charge at home, and for non-MagSafe devices, an adapter is included to allow charging. Give new life to batteries this holiday.
This multiplatform mini controller from GameSir allows gamers to play titles on their cellphones from anywhere completely wirelessly. The T4 mini can be used with PC, iOS, Android, and the Nintendo Switch devices seamlessly. Bluetooth connectivity is fast and reliable, USB-C allows for universal adaptivity, and has 10 hours of battery life for optimal and reliable performance. Gaming on multiple platforms made more efficient, and smaller to fit in any stocking.
The Razer GaN Charger packs huge power in a small package. Our review of the Razer GaN Charger stated “I threw everything I could at the GaN charger, just to see what it would have an issue with. Even laptops that normally can’t charge on even the highest-end USB-C charger had no issue when it came to this offering,” showing the capabilities of this powerhouse. The GaN is proof that bigger doesn’t always mean better, and it will fit right in the toe of that stocking this year.
The Fujifilm Instax allows for small printouts of key moments, and it prints straight from your smart device. Even avid Switch gamers can get solid use out of this small printer, as it is fully compatible. Our review of the Instax states “Instax Mini Link printers are portable printers—coming in at 3.5”X1.3”X4.9”—that are made to link with your smartphone in order to print photos. The units are lightweight—weighing in at 7.3oz—and easy to use, thanks to its proprietary Instax Mini Link app,” making them great stocking material.
The Rival 5 isn’t necessarily meant to rival any computer mouses, it’s meant to replace them with style and efficiency. Our review of the SteelSeries Rival 5 suggests “The SteelSeries Rival 5 has really driven me to change my play style. For me, it isn’t just a ‘multi-genre gaming mouse,’ it’s the pinnacle of what a mouse should be,” detailing the massive upgrade this mouse can be for anyone in the market. The Rival 5 can also squeak into stockings, which is a bonus.
As a more niche item for technophiles, this all-natural bar soap is adequately named after the Halo series and provides a scent that aims to ‘finish the fight’ just in time for the impending Halo Infinite release this Holiday Season. Every stocking needs socks, candy and that’s right—soap!
Before all the attempts to bring the sci-fi masterpiece to the big screen, the novel was critically acclaimed and spawned various sequels to the world of Dune. Originally released in 1965, it introduces the world of Arrakis and injects fans into the initial offering that sparked imaginations worldwide. Fans of the new blockbuster film are fans of the original work that started it all.
Anker comes in with a USB-C compatible power strip for charging multiple devices with this GaN. This lightning-fast GaN gives the utility to charge up to 4 devices simultaneously with 45W of output. Manufactured as a slimmer item, Anker promises that, although it is more compact, the power was not skimped on. Power to the Holidays.
In keeping with the gradual evolution to USB-C compatibility with most devices, SanDisk offers a flash drive with multiple memory options for those who need storage on the go. With options ranging from 32GB all the way to 1TB, this flash drive will allow users to take important files everywhere right in their pocket.
A smart switch from TP-link could be an ideal gift choice to set the mood this Holiday. With Alexa and Google Home capabilities, even a home’s original lights can be upgraded to smart lights. Users can control their lights by using their voice and even their smartphone. Of course, the switch can be activated the old-fashioned way also, by simply pressing the buttons.
The Pokémon Trading Card Game has blown up in popularity, and this newer booster pack can help any aspiring trainer compound their deck with new strategies that can give an edge over the competition. Not only does this box set come with a 23-card evolution pack that features guaranteed popular cards from earlier sets, but it also gives the trainer 4 Fusion Strike Booster Packs to bolster any deck, including a deck builder tip sheet for ideas on construction.
It’s never too late to relive childhood classics or be a kid now, transported back to 1987! This holiday season is going retro with the Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda that brings the original game with a polished throwback look. Whether it is taking on Ganon in Hyrule or knockdown pests in the Game & Watch classic, Vermin, this console can play it all. It can even act as a clock and a timer, featuring interactive gameplay that runs autonomously or with you at the helm.
As the holiday season approaches, this stocking stuffer guide will keep fans on the straight and narrow for family members. While compact, these items will make a serious splash on the holiday battlefield for fans of all types, in the market for new technology to spread the cheer.
Be sure to check back periodically, as this walkthrough will be updated as the young season comes to term.