Perhaps your mom is a dentist, and you appreciate dental floss and mini-mouthwashes with fluoride. Or perhaps your mom isn’t a dentist, and you appreciate drugstore brand candy that looks Christmas-y but tastes eerily familiar to cough medicine.

We get it. Stocking stuffers = conceptually cute, but usually sucky in reality. We’re changing that this holiday season, so get excited for the goodies: small enough to fit inside those oversized socks, but not completely useless. Here’s the lowdown on what to get who.

Stuff Socks with these Awesome Gift Ideas

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Geeky brother:

Nintendonitis, $20.00 from Busted Tees http://www.bustedtees.com/nintendonitis
Your bro's closet is practically a museum of gaming consoles of the past (Hello, Sega!), he's been to every Comic Con since he was 12, and you're pretty sure he's that crazy dude who beat Super Mario in just over 3 minutes. Trust us, he'll love the tee.