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Today I’m working with CVS to share Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas.   Stocking stuffers are a fun way to add those things that kids need and use but don’t necessarily want as Christmas gifts: toothbrushes, hair-ties, etc… and some fun little gifts that are just nice to open: little toys, gum, candy & more.

A close up of a fireplace with Christmas stockings and garland with text above it.

Our kids know that we put things in the stocking, too (it isn’t just Santa that does it in our house.  We are allowed to add to it before we go to bed- before Santa comes.)  So… if they happen to see some of these things ahead of time and then it appears in their stocking or under the tree… it’s OK because Santa lets us help!  🙂   He’s nice in that way, you know.

During the holiday season, it’s the little things that matter the most, including finding just the right stocking stuffers for loved ones.  Remember, mom & dad have stockings, too. 🙂     
The following ideas can all be found at your local CVS… great for last-minute stocking stuffers!
Here are some fun ideas:

    • Play-Doh – (Most kids love it and if you don’t want to buy it – you can always make your own.)
    • Glow sticks – (Our kids like to make glasses and masks out of these – or use them in forts!)
    • Character cups – (Usually under $5)
    • Snow Gloves
    • Slippers to keep their little feet warm
    • Video games (always a household favorite)
    • Toys
    • Gift cards
    • Playing cards (We practice addition with the kids by playing the card game, 21.)
    • Tic Tacs
    • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, flossers
    • Colorful nail polish
    • Stickers (great for fun all year long)
    • Headphones (This is one more for Mom and Dad – perfect for long car rides for vacation)
    • Coloring books
    • Toy Cars
    • Princess toys (Allie’s favorite)
    • Legos (mini sets can be found for under $5)
    • Socks (Our oldest, Jack, LOVES these)
    • Underwear
    • DVDs
    • Candy
    • Pens
    • Markers
    • Glitter Glue & Paper
    • Pencils (These are used all year long)
    • Crayons
    • Kids soap (we really love the foam soap!)
    • Bath drops
    • homemade coupons (these are great for everyone, especially if it gives them a way to get out of chores)
    • Costume jewelry
    • Pajamas (great to find their favorite characters)
    • Travel board Games
    • Kids tableware
    • Temporary Tattoos
    • Toothpaste
    • Batteries (you can never have enough of these)
    • Clip-on hand sanitizer (Great for on their book bags)
    • Flashlight
    • iTunes gift card
    • Funny straws
    • Silly scissors
    • A gift certificate to Ice cream shop
    • Popcorn with $ taped to it for a movie  (You can get one from Redbox for under $2)
    • Floss sticks
    • Nail tattoos

Check out more stocking stuffer ideas here.

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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