Yesterday I heard that stores are already running out of the best toys for the year. I love to do my shopping early, but not just because they may run out, mostly because I love to find great (unique) things at great prices. 🙂 My stocking stuffer list isn’t any different.
What is different is that my kids rush to make a Christmas list every year – but the stocking stuffer ideas leave lots of room for creativity. Really unique stocking stuffers are one of the most fun traditions we share as a family for the holiday.
Stocking Stuffers for Kids
Yes, stocking stuffer ideas for our kids are always fun, but sometimes hard to come up with ‘out of the box’ ideas. Especially year after year! If you are looking to be a little more creative than the basics (candy, toothbrushes, etc…) then I hope these ideas spark some creativity for you too!
Ps- Santa knows that we (Mickey & I) add a few things to the stockings every year, so if their little eyes happen to see these things in our closet – it isn’t quite as big of a deal.
This post contains affiliate links.
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids
- Shaving Cream – your kids can use it to draw on the table or spray some in a baking dish and let them draw.
- Letters to each other. Have your kids write why they love each other and let them fill each other’s stockings with these notes before they go to bed on Christmas eve.
- All-natural peppermint Chapstick
- Hair Brushes (I love our WetBrush)
- Letter from Mom with the date that you wrote it. After Christmas, put the note into a box and save it with your Christmas things. Each year, pull the box out and read old letters with your kids.
- An Orange and a quarter (in the toe of the stocking – for good luck!)
- Awesome Chalk-Marker liquid pens!
- LEGO mini set (less than $5)
- Pocket pal mini-Notebooks
- Gloves (12 pairs for $15 – love this for as often as we lose gloves!)
- Reindeer Bell (right off of Santa’s sleigh) with a note from Santa.
- Child/Parent date-night certificates. Have them in envelopes and each month, the child pulls out that corresponding envelope and gets to see what date was planned for them.
- Magazines for kids – we like National Geographic for Kids
- A great book
- Nail polish – love this set!
- Bath Crayons (& even CLn body wash – its our favorite!)
- New water bottle (this one is awesome & holds up over time.)
- Flashlights on a rope
- Shark Socks
- Post it notes
- Brain Quest Cards
- Jewelry kit
- Lotions or body wash (I love Belli products!)
- Play Figurines
- Travel mug
- adorable flavored Lip Glosses
- Ingredients for Peppermint Playdough and a note stating that ‘these are the things that you need to make play dough with your family.”
- Hot Wheels
- Applesauce Pouches (in lieu of candy)
- Color Bath Fizz Drops
- Wipe clean Learning Book
- Movie tickets for the family
- Leg Warmers (get them free!) (teens can wear them on their arms)
- Jamberry Nail wraps
- Super Bouncy Ball
- Juggle Bubbles
- Kid Jewelry
- Frozen Stationary Set
- Glow sticks
- Sunglasses (Real Shades)
- mini Yoobi Highlighters
- Yoobi Gel pens
- Amazon Gift Card with a note that says “I’m sure you are going to see some awesome things that you wish you would have asked for, in the next few weeks, so save this gift card and use it to buy it for yourself. Surprise!”
- Tubby Table (this is more of a gift- but had to add it)
- Name Bubbles (perfect for backpacks, lunch boxes, jackets & more)
- Rubik’s cube
- What can you add to the list? Find some more below…Here are 50 non-toy gift ideas: