Picking out holiday gifts for kids can be difficult. Stocking stuffers however, can be one of the best things to shop for when it comes to gift giving! It’s so fun to find little knick-knacks tailored to each person. There’s lots of things you can fill your kids stockings with, but it isn’t always easy to come up with original ideas. It’s also difficult to find stocking stuffer ideas for kids that are inexpensive and things they’ll really enjoy! Here are some of the best stocking stuffers for kids we are loving this year.
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Best Stocking Stuffers for Kids
Kids will go crazy for these brightly colored pens! They’re easy to put together with paper, color books, journals, you name it. If your kid loves to draw or be creative, these are an awesome gift!
This is the ultimate brainteaser. The ball shaped puzzle has 12 holes and 11 colorful balls that you try to pass from one hole to the next. Kids will have to figure out how to get the colored balls in the matching color slots. Kids will quickly be engaged trying to find the solution. It’s the perfect toy for long road trips.
These grippy socks are all kids need this winter to keep their feet warm. I love the knit pattern, and I’m a huge fan of sherpa lining. Kids will never take these off, even if you want to borrow them.
An oldie, but a goodie, UNO cards are perfect for family game night. We also make sure to pack an UNO deck of cards for road and plane trips, because they’re fun for passing time while waiting in line. They’re one of our favorite travel items.
To prevent kids from constant phone use, how about a stand for their phone? I’m investing in one of these, so my kids save their hands and wrists from future carpal tunnel syndrome.
If your kids love their phones as much as mine do, they will certainly enjoy an Apple gift card. They can use them for games, apps, and music.
No matter the age, kids can use sticky notes. Young kids will enjoy sticking them everywhere, and older ones can use them to keep track of important things like school work. It’s an easy gift, and they’ll love the bright colors.
This 40 piece wooden puzzle is perfect for young kids to work on their problem solving skills. This helps improve hand eye coordination and shape identification, and kids won’t even know they’re learning!
If you live where it snows, you will want one of these fun toys. Use it to turn piles of snow into mountains of snowballs. You can guess what they will do next!
If you’re looking for stocking stuffers for teen girls, don’t forget the nail polish. I love the gold glitter. It reminds me of a disco ball and is perfect for the holidays.
This armband is perfect for holding cell phones on the run. It has a velcro band that is easy to adjust, it is sweat proof, and has a pocket for carrying credit cards. If your teen doesn’t want to carry a bag or a purse, this could be a great solution.
This fun flying ball will provide hours of entertainment. Kids can use a remote or their hand to move the ball through the air. Colorful LED lights will keep children mesmerized.
I’ve yet to meet a child who doesn’t love silly putty, and this one doesn’t disappoint. With bright rainbow colors, this non toxic slime is perfect for all types of play.
My kids love this lip balm, and this four pack has several flavors to choose from. There is one stick of Strawberry Sorbet, Sweet Mint, Vanilla Bean and Pomegranate Raspberry. What’s not to love about these scents?
If your kid has hair that’s hard to brush, you’re going to want one of these brushes with bristles that bend and flex to remove knots effortlessly. The fact that it comes in a cute chevron pattern makes it something they’ll really love.
These cute little dolls inside globe balls come with 8 surprises including: a secret message, pacifier, bottle, accessory, outfit, shoes, L.O.L. Surprise! Glitter Globe doll, and Glitter Hair. There are 12 dolls to collect in all, so if your kids love toys and dressing up dolls, this is a great idea.
These shoelaces are so cool, I want a pair for myself! Shoelaces have three different light settings and come in multiple colors. So fun!
If your kid loves telling knock knock jokes, this is the perfect present. Kids will be laughing for hours and parents will be laughing too.
If your child loves making things with their own hands, this necklace kit is perfect for them. It comes with 5 rubber character charms and 150 beads, enough to make 5 necklaces. It even comes with its own carry case so nothing gets lost. I imagine this will keep kids busy for hours!
This game includes 200 logical thinking puzzles from basic to extremely difficult. There are hundreds of possible combinations, but only one correct answer. This is perfect for enhancing problem-solving, critical thinking, and strategic thinking skills.
21. Play-Doh 10 pack
What’s not to love about Play-Doh? When my kids were younger, this was a regular gift in their stockings. This 10 pack will give them all the colors they need to have fun.
You can never have too much hand cream during the winter months. You’ll get four seasonal scents, including: peppermint swirl, berry frost, winter snow and honey almond.
Kids will love this twist on traditional milk chocolate Kisses. Why not pair them with an Elf on the Shelf and have them make a holiday treat? Or just put a few in their stockings and keep some for yourself. They’ll never know.
This isn’t your typical kids cookbook. Kid Chef is a learning tool that includes: easy to follow recipes for everything from snacks to main dishes, tips for how to create a grocery list and other life skills, and nutritional information with fun food facts. Every kid will love this book and turn them into a chef!
If your kid has a phone, they’ll love a PopSocket to help with their grip. This one comes in really cool colors and allows the phone to stand on its own, or be held in the perfect position for selfies.
Yet another gift to add to my list, this slides over your fingers and holds a nail polish bottle in the middle. How genius is this? Comes in fun colors so why not buy a few?
27. LEGO Star Wars
If you don’t want to invest in a larger LEGO set, this Star Wars BB-8 is a great alternative.
Always a winner in our house, this Mad Libs is Christmas themed. From “Christmas Vacation” to “A Visit to Santa at the North Pole,” this will add laughs to your holiday. Make traditional songs and stories wacky by adding parts of speech to each blank line on the page. Read it aloud for lots of giggles.
This collection of three fidget toys will keep kids busy for hours. The geometric cubes are easily manipulated, helping to build fine motor skills.
It’s hard to believe these are back in style, but they are. This 12 pack of velvet elastic hair bands are perfect for wearing in their hair for any occasion.
I hope you use this gift guide to find some unique gift ideas for kids. If you’re looking for more gift ideas, don’t miss our favorite gifts for teen boys and best gifts for teen girls. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season!
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