Stocking Stuffers Ideas
Stocking Stuffers Ideas are my favorite!
They’re all the rage on Christmas and the holidays!
I will be sharing the best stocking stuffers ideas within this post which will work as a great gift this holiday season.
Small gifts that bring about joy and a fun treat for your littles this Christmas.
Some of the perfect stocking stuffer holiday gift ideas for grown ups include:
- gift card
apple AirPods pros
connetix tile pro
cool tech gadgets
plastic straws or reusable straws
bottle of wine
bath and body works items
big ticket items
bath time toys
toys that talk about different colors
a shopping trip gift card
spinning candy top
dollar store items
magna tiles pro
All of these items are great and can even be added within a Christmas Eve box or within Christmas stockings.
A practical stocking stuffer has a couple of items that includes a bunch of little things within it.
Some of these fun gift ideas are epic and work as the perfect gift for any child.
I’ve categorized a list of different age groups which would include the favorite stocking stuffers ideas that would go well with them.
A lot of these items and toys will also work as a great holiday gift and for the New Year.
Hang them on the chimney or near the Christmas Tree and your kids will enjoy the fun little gifts that are inside!
But, what are some fun stocking stuffer ideas, you may ask?
I’ve compiled a list of popular stocking stuffer ideas you may enjoy.
I’ll be covering stocking stuffer ideas for 1 year olds, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners.
If you haven’t checked out our toy gift ideas for 1 year olds, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners, what are you waiting for?
What do you use for stocking stuffers?
Stocking stuffers are usually red and big and look like santa’s shoe.
Little children enjoy seeing it filled up on Christmas Day, full of smaller sized presents.
We usually purchase ours online. The dollar tree also has tons of them if you are near one.
Overall, their great to place smaller gifts in!
It is fun to set up a simple set of best gifts on Christmas morning for littles to see and engage in.
We love filling up Christmas stocking stuffers with a variety of colors and colorful items for toddlers.
This is so that they practice and engage in learning about colors.
Teen girls and teen boys can enjoy small items such as Vitamin E, a bulk pack of household item that they use or a gift card for gasoline if they decide to go on road trips.
There are lots of ideas for different age groups that will coincide well with that specific age.
What makes for a great stocking stuffer gift
I really enjoy filling up my kids stocking stuffers with gifts that inspire them.
Gifts that spark their imagination and creativity and fill them with wonder.
Sometimes, I’ll include something small that allows for an educational activity in the grand scheme of things.
Gifts that are great for on the go, and allow my child to get creative while playing and learning.
And I always make sure they are price friendly!
Some of the benefits that are included within these stocking stuffer gift ideas are:
- hand-eye coordination
fine motor skills
These are some of our absolute favorite ways to bring about simple benefits within your circle of family member and friends.
There are so many fun ways to bring about these simple Christmas gifts together by way of holiday shopping.
I love that these fun things can be brought forth with a simple to-do list.
The best part about simple great ideas is that you can bring forth simple toys for a great price that involves a low price point and a lot of space to bring about ideas together.
So, without further due, let’s get into the best stocking stuffer ideas for kids…
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What do you put in a 1 year old stocking?
A small book
Small books are great for toddlers to engage with. Mama or dada can read them a story for some fun storytime! This is a great way to get a head start on pre-reading skills.
Small Stuffed toy
Small stuffed animals that are soft and plushy are great for toddlers to grow with. They are cute and cuddly too! A perfect way to bring about small animals such as white elephant gifts or animal gifts.
Stacking cars are very beneficial for little toddlers. They’ll have fun engaging and they’ll grow with them too!
Farm Animals Learning Toy
These are perfect for little learners! They fit right in a stocking and are great for growing with and learning about the different farm animals.
Fill and Spill Toys
These are perfect little stocking stuffers for toddlers. Fill and spill toys allow for toddlers to engage and learn about what’s in front of them.
What to put in toddlers stocking?
Rainbow Stacker Toy
This stacker toy is a perfect fit for a stocking stuffer. It’s a fun and engaging learning rings allow for future use in fun activities at home as well!
Soft and squishy Activity Books
Besides being soft and squishy, these books are great for learning about different animals. How cool is that? We love small squishy toys that can work for bringing about a fun small world play or pretend play kids activity.
These are so much fun for playing and learning about one type of transportation. When your little one starts learning to count, you can practice counting how many toys they see!
Dress up Books
This dress up bear book is a fun little book for toddlers. It encourages them to see the different clothing items. Good news: these books are amazing for bringing about the benefits of fine motor skills.
A pack of cards
What do you put in a 2 year old stocking? A pack of cards. Just dust those cards off. It’s okay if some are missing. Toddlers love playing with cards.
What do you put in a 3 year old stocking?
I have a 3 year old at this very moment I am writing this. She loves all things that contain dot stickers! These are great for setting up an activity or just for fun! And.. they will grow with them!
Small sticker boxes are great! They fit right in a stocking and are so much fun for 3 year olds. The gift recipient will be so happy to use these as most children love stickers.
My 3 year old love mini erasers for a fun follow the line game or just to separate them by eraser type.
Either way, she loves them and engages with them and I’m all for it!
3 year olds love to paint! Add a couple brushes in there and they will be wanting to paint everyday if they could! College students and children of all ages totally love a simple paint set such as a watercolor set or even a crayon set.
No Mess Painting Books
If you’re not a fan of the paint, this is a non messy paint version.
You’ll just need a bit of water in the pen and the book that comes with it! Great stocking stuffer!
Pack of Crayola Crayons
I know my girls love a new freshly packed set of crayons. This will fit right in that stocking!
What do you put in a 4 year old stocking?
Flashcards are amazing! Your 4 year old will grow with them as well. Some come with different shapes, colors, numbers.. The list goes on.
4 year olds love to color. Add in a coloring book of their favorite character to their stocking and it’s a go!
These are perfect for a fun DIY sensory bottle or for learning what magnetizes or not.
Your child will definitely grow with these for some STEM fun and they fit right in a stocking!
I know my soon to be 4 year old loves cutting any paper she sees. This is great for practicing fine motor skills!
Animal/ Dinosaur toys
These were always a hit with my 4 year old. Whether they are animals, fairies her favorite Disney character, they went right in the stocking. These toys will grow with them as they get older!
What do you put in a 5 year old stocking?
5 and 6 year olds love writing and drawing all they come up with using their imagination.
These usually come with stickers, a pen and a pad. A stationary set is great to store for memories keepsake as they grow older!
Fine Motor Tools
These are amazing for sensory bins. We use them all of the time. Plus, they work well as they grow older too!
Kids love games. Uno cards are great for 5 and 6 year olds and are fun too!
Toy figures are amazing for learning to count when stacked in a line, for small world play and for on the go. Small toys fit well in a stocking stuffer.
Because what kid doesn’t like sensory play? These are great to pull out on any day and they fit right in your stocking!
What are some good stocking stuffers for kids?
All of these ideas will work well!
Do you have any fun ideas you’ve tried over the years in your child’s stocking stuffers? Leave a comment down below! I’d love to learn about it.
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