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
1. Paper Mate Gel Pens
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!
2. Toyzabo Challenging Puzzle Speed Cube Ball
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.
3. Playfoam Pals
This playfoam comes with a mystery pal in the middle. Two stocking fillers in one!
4. Peppa Pig Mess Free Coloring Book
Your Peppa Pig fans will love this Color Wonder mess free coloring book!
5. Honsky Universal Flexible Thumb Smartphone Stand Holder
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. One of my favorite stocking stuffer ideas for kids and teens.
6. Building Bath Pipes
Perfect for bath time, these five pipes can be used individually or put together to make a chain. They suction to the wall so the water goes back in the tub, not on the floor.
7. Post It Sticky Notes
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.
8. Kids Stress Relief Balls
It’s been a stressful year for all of us, so why not let your kids work out some of that tension with these DNA stress balls? These durable toys are perfect for squishing and smushing.
9. Unicorn bracelets
This set of three stackable unicorn bracelets is perfect for the unicorn lover in your life!
10. Kinetic Sand Bake Shop
This kinetic sand bake shoppe comes with colorful kinetic sand and tools to make and shape it into cookies and cupcakes. The perfect idea for pretend play for kids.
11. Micro Racer Toy Car
Tiny race cars zoom around these pocket sized stunt globes. Kids will be playing with these for months to come!
12. Dinosaur Building Blocks
These dinosaur puzzle blocks are perfect for kids who love to build and love dinosaurs! They’ll put each of the five eggs together and have dinosaur fun all day long!
13. Neliblu Galaxy Silly Putty
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.
14. Flying Light Up Ball
This flying remote control ball with flashing lights inside will make your kids the envy of the neighborhood. Control the ball as it flies through the air with a handheld remote.
15. Wet Brush Kids De-tangler
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.
16. Dots and Mazes Game
Dots and Mazes is the perfect pack for building visual, tracking and observation skills which improve a child’s reading abilities. This pack also improves a child’s memory through activities that involve recalling the sequence of letters and numbers as well as by matching pairs. A great travel companion, this pack is perfect for engaging your child while on the go!
17. Snowball Maker
Anytime it snowed in Chicago, this was the first toy my kids grabbed! This easy to use snowball maker will have them launching a snow ball fight with siblings and friends!
18. The Big book of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids
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.
19. Tara Toy Disney Princess Necklace
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!
20. Educational Insights Kanoodle – A Brain Twisting 3-D Puzzle Game for Kids & Adults
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.
22. Scented Hand Cream Gift Pack
You can never have too much hand cream during the winter months. You’ll get eight scents, including: strawberry, blueberry, lemon, and orange.
23. Hershey’s Kisses Christmas Candy Cane Mint Chocolate
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.
24. Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook
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.
26. Tweexy nail polish bottle holder
Yet another gift to add to my list, this nail polish holder 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.
28. Christmas Mad Libs Fun
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.
29. Neliblu Sensory Fidget Snake Cube Puzzle
This collection of three fidget toys will keep kids busy for hours. The geometric cubes are easily manipulated, helping to build fine motor skills.
30. 12 pack of Scrunchies
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 stocking stuffer 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!