The 10 Best Nike Stocking Stuffers of 2023

Nike shoes are a solid option, but if you want items that actually fit in a stocking, we've got you covered there, too.
Nike Kobe 6 Protro shoes shown against gray background.

Nike is a brand that's highly sought after, and with good reason. It includes tons of classic styles that can trend for years, while also leaning into current — and retro — waves. If you're looking for the best Nike items to purchase for the holidays, consider our top picks for Nike stocking stuffers below, along with our tips for saving at the retailer.

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The 10 Best Nike Stocking Stuffers of 2023

1. Nike Shoes

Okay, so only shoes that are sized for babies or kids will fit in standard stockings, and the seasonally appropriate LeBron XX "Stocking Stuffer" Basketball Shoes are no longer available at Nike. But shoes remain one of the most popular items to buy from the well-known athletic brand. And there's a huge variety to choose from, too!

Find the perfect Nike shoe style by shopping the retailer's extensive product lines, including Nike Jordan, Dunk, Air Max, and Air Force 1.

Find the perfect style for you or your recipient by checking out the extensive product lines, including Nike Dunk, Nike Air Max, and Nike Air Force 1. Don't forget the Nike Jordan line, too, that includes more than just shoes. You could even opt for the Kobe 6 Protro "Reverse" shoes featured in the photo above. They boast Christmas colors and are scheduled for release on December 15. Whichever line you shop, check out Nike shoe deals here to see what's on sale before you buy.

And once you find the sneakers you want to gift, maybe stick them under the stocking rather than risk dunking the Nike Dunks in there and obliterating the stocking itself.

2. Nike Christmas Socks

For stockings to stuff in, er, stockings, look no further than the holiday-themed Nike Elite Christmas Crew Socks to keep toes feeling toasty. At the time of publication, the Nike product page did note that these socks are coming soon, so you may have to keep an eye out for them to go live.

What if you don't want to wait, or you miss out on buying this item? You can't go wrong with shopping a Nike socks sale in general. Consider this 2-pack of tie-dye socks or this 3-pack of crew socks, both of which have seen discounts of at least 13% off this holiday season.

3. Nike Air Force Scarves

Wintry temps are here for many of us, and that makes a scarf one of the most appreciated stocking stuffers you can give. Why not opt for this toasty Nike Air Force scarf that could go with any outfit, especially if your giftee is a fan of the U.S. Air Force Academy teams? At the time of publication, the scarf was 12% off.

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But if it sells out before you can get to it, know that Nike has other scarf options available. The Local Verbiage lineup is the perfect gift for soccer fans, as they can rep their favorite team even in freezing weather.

Looking for something to let your recipient show off their loyalty to the Nike brand in general? Why not opt for a Nike Swoosh scarf or a Nike logo scarf? These are just some of the products to pick from, so take a look at the different Nike scarf choices to find the perfect gift for your recipient.

4. Nike Apple Watch Bands

Whether you've purchased an Apple Watch for someone on your list (or yourself), or just want to gift a new band, Nike has a handful of great options available. For example, the Nike Sport Band comes in a variety of colors, such as Pure Platinum, Magic Ember, and Cargo Khaki.

Looking for a softer selection? The clothlike Nike Sport Loop is also an option and available in Bright Green/Blue and Starlight/Pink. Given the size of these items, they're perfect for stockings. They'll leave plenty of room to add your favorite candies or other small gifts, too.

5. Nike Apex Faux Fur Swoosh Bucket Hats

The dream of the '90s is alive at Nike, apparently. Channel your nostalgia for the decade with this fuzzy bucket hat that's available in three colors. They include Laser Fuchsia/White, Black/White, and Guava Ice/Black. Even better is that this throwback look is reportedly made from sustainable materials, so your recipient can feel good about wearing this to stay warm throughout winter.

Want your Nike stocking stuffers to be actual stockings? Nike Christmas socks are coming soon, according to the retailer.

6. Nike Club Caps

An absolute classic, the Nike Club Cap is an accessory your recipients can wear all year long. It's available in a variety of sizes and colors, with some options being discounted by 11% at the time of publication. You can also opt for a fuzzy look with this particular unstructured curved bill cap made with sustainable materials. Or if you want a different style, this unstructured JDI cap takes the approach of displaying the Nike slogan instead of the logo.

7. Jordan Jumpman Headbands

The Jordan Jumpman is another item that will actually fit in a standard stocking and is perfect for the athletic enthusiast on your list. (Check out more Nike activewear here.) It's listed at $14 and comes in one size, so you don't have to worry about finding something that exactly fits either.

8. Jordan Premium Reversible Lanyards

This gift could work in a couple of different situations. Either you aren't sure what to gift someone and only know they love Nike and Jordan, or you're buying for a college student/worker who has an ID they have to carry around. Either way, this lanyard should make a nice addition to their stocking, as it's listed at $15 and comes in two different styles.

9. Nike 24oz TR HyperCharge Shaker Bottles

Have a recipient on your list who wants all things Nike? Consider gifting them one of these shaker bottles for their protein drinks or smoothies, whether they need a boost pre- or post-workout. As a bonus, the mixing implement inside looks like a basketball basket, so it's particularly on-brand and has a unique look. The bottle has a list price of $24, but at the time of publication, it was discounted by 12%. So watch for savings when you shop!

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10. Nike Gift Cards

If you're drawing a total blank and have no clue what to buy your Nike-loving giftee, consider going the gift card route. You can choose from digital or physical cards, in amounts ranging from $25 to $250. Or you can opt for a custom amount up to $500. If you go for a digital gift card, consider printing out something to stick in the recipient's stocking, for them to find with all their other goodies.

Tips to Save When Shopping at Nike

Sign Up for a Nike Membership

This is Nike's loyalty program, and it's free to join. You can sign up for Nike Membership with your email and start taking advantage of benefits right away. Get exclusive product access, earn member rewards, and lean into sports and wellness apps to get fit wherever you are. Plus, members get free shipping on orders of $50, 60 days for a wear test, and the ability to return items without a receipt in-store or via the Nike App.

Shop Nike Refurbished

You may have to shop these items in-store, but it can be worth it if you're trying to reduce your carbon footprint and want to save, too. The Nike Refurbished page states that the company inspects "like-new, gently worn, and slightly imperfect gear" by hand; then, they "give them a glow up." You can learn more about their Move to Zero initiative and then head to a local Nike store.

Nike offers a 10% discount to students, teachers, military members, first responders, and medical professionals.

You may also be able to shop some items online. At the top of the Nike homepage, look for the "Nike Refurbished" link right next to the "Find a Store" link. You'll be prompted to join or sign in, so you may have to join the Nike Membership program to see what's available.

Take Advantage of Special Discounts

Are you a student? Military member? Teacher? There's a good chance you can save 10% by utilizing Nike discounts made just for you! Check out the Nike Promos & Discounts page to see the different kinds of offers available and choose whichever discount category best fits your situation. Then shop as required and enjoy the savings!

Want more ways to shop and save at Nike? Check out the best Nike deals here.

Julie Ramhold
Senior Staff Writer/Consumer Analyst

Julie's work has been featured on CNBC, GoBankingRates, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, Money, The New York Times, Real Simple, US News, WaPo, WSJ, Yahoo!, and more. She's extolled the virtues of DealNews in interviews with Cheddar TV, GMA, various podcasts, and affiliates across the United States, plus one in Canada.
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