My parents made it look so easy! Our Christmas stockings were always filled to the brim and had the perfect little gifts and treats. When I first became a parent I was sorta overwhelmed.
I had no idea what to do to find awesome stocking stuffers for kids.
After a few years though you learn what your children like and don’t like. You also find that the more fun and educational gifts the better. Oh yeah, less candy too!
I know you don’t get the same gifts for toddlers that you get for older kids so I want to give you ideas for all ages in categories to make it easy for you.
If you’re in a hurry…
Stocking Stuffers For Kids Under $10
Stocking stuffers don’t have to be expensive gifts. Many people use stockings at a way to give just a few little extras things.
For me, stocking stuffers are sometimes a last minute gift idea. It’s okay if they’re cheap and affordable. Everything on this page is under $10.
Most of these also easily fit inside a standard size stocking which you either hang on the mantle or lay on the floor. Let’s get started!
Ideas For Toddlers
I’m going to list ideas that are appropriate for both boys and girls. Just because they’re cheap doesn’t mean they aren’t highly rated by parents because these are.
If these are last minute don’t worry because these all ship quickly and if you’re a member of Amazon Prime you will get it in two days!
I’ve read several places that buying music instruments for young kids is great because it makes them smarter and more creative. Buying little art supplies and writing pads are always a good choice and so are little books and small toys.
You can see several great options here, but there are also many, many more choices!
NINOSET540 Plastic Egg Shaker Assortment, 4 PiecesAssorted Dinosaur Stampers (24 PCS)So Big Crayons, Large Size, 5 x 9/16, 8 Assorted Color BoxMelissa & Doug Drawing PadI Love to Color (Yo Gabba Gabba!)Backyard Safari – Binoculars, 2408404
DIY Stocking Stuffers Video
Watch this nifty video to get some ideas for making your own stocking stuffers at home.
Ideas For Kids Under 10
Here are the best stocking stuffers for kids for kids under the age of 10. There are a lot of cool things under $10 you can get that doesn’t include candy. How about a neat science book, toy train, Play-doh or toy cars?
I always love giving my kids something that they can do. Whether it’s a pack of playing cards, a paint set, or a coloring book, the gift lasts longer than just a couple minutes’ worth of entertainment.
Because these are small gifts, they will all fit into a stocking with no problem. There are choices for boys and girls. I’m a big baseball fan so I love the little mini Lego baseball player! Of course, you can find other characters as well.
Go ahead and click on an image you are interested in to learn more about each little toy.
The Everything Kids’ Science Experiments BookEastVita® LED Finger Lights (40 pcs)Thomas the Train: Take-n-Play StephenEmperor Mama And Baby PenguinPlay-Doh: Case of ColorsHello Kitty Figure Rhinestones Necklace ChainHot Wheels 5 Car Gift Pack (Styles May Vary)Lego Series 10 Baseball Fielder Mini Figure
Another Great Video For Gift Ideas
Here’s another great video from a mom giving you ideas for kids stocking stuffers.
Final Thoughts on These Stocking Stuffers For Kids
As you can see there are plenty of high quality and high rated items perfect for stocking stuffers. There are countless ideas for your child.
Consider what they would like, but also don’t be afraid to buy a gift that’s “new” to them. Since these gifts are so cheap, you won’t be wasting too much if they don’t like it. And you never know, they may discover a new interest.
The biggest problem I have with stocking stuffers is accidentally buying more than will fit in the stocking. So keep in mind the size of the toys you buy so you don’t overdo it.
As you can see from the comments and reviews, the toys included in this post are good quality and worth the money. What do you think of these gift ideas?
Do you plan on getting one of these for Christmas or did you have something else in mind?
And what stocking stuffers have you given in the past that were a hit? Tell me about it by leaving a comment below.