You’ve bought the big gifts, you’ve stocked all the necessary boxes, bags, ribbons, bows, and colorful wrapping paper. The Christmas tree is decorated, lit, and awaiting Santa’s delivery. The only thing left is to figure out what to put in those darned stockings that your kids are so excited about.
Who has time to think of stocking stuffer ideas? Not you!
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Fill up your wine glass, turn on some Yuletide tunes, and fire up the laptop because we’ve made it easy for you to find all the mini gifts you need, all online and ready to go. Let’s get started with our 30+ stocking stuffer ideas for kids!
(And while you’re at it, check out these stocking stuffers for mom – *wink*, *wink*!)
1. Owl Pencil Sharpener
There has never been, and never will be, a pencil sharpener as adorable as this little owl. Boys and girls will just love it! And it’s not only adorable, but it’s also completely functional. Pencil shavings collect in the owl’s little blue-and-white belly and this easily pops out for convenient cleaning. Never mind the kids, you’ll probably need one of these cuties for your own desk, too, don’t you think?
2. Monster Mouth Pencil Case
Your kids will giggle when they open this Christmas treat, as well as every time they open their binder at school! It comes in a variety of colors and patterns so you can choose one to fit each individual personality of your favorite little student(s). The best part (from your perspective, anyway) is that it’s completely machine washable.
3. Fast Food Erasers
You’re probably thinking “Why didn’t they have cool erasers like this when I was a kid?”. We’re very sorry about that. While we can’t help your former self have more fun at school, you can help ensure your studious young’ uns enjoy the learning process by sticking these cuties in their Christmas stocking. Mistakes can be fun!
Funky Fun Toys
4. Five Little Monkeys Finger Puppets
Let’s all say it together now: AWWW! We know you’ve read all of the 5 Little Monkeys books a hundred times with your kiddos, and you’ll no doubt have to go through them another hundred times, so make it fun! There’s no law that says finger puppets are only for fingers, so we recommend trying these sweet little puppets on your youngster’s little tootsies, too!
5. Grinch Funko Pop
So your kiddo collects Funko Pop figures. He or she probably has all of the Avengers, every Disney princess, the entire cast of Harry Potter, and maybe even a few characters from Stranger Things. But do they have the jolliest of all the Christmas characters? We think not. Give them the gift of the Grinch.
6. Monster Slipper Socks
Sometimes your angelic little preschooler can truly be the most horrific of monsters. Especially when he or she has cold feet (don’t we all feel like this when we have cold feet?). Knock out two birds with one stone by gifting these hilarious slipper socks: they’ll no longer feel chilly and cranky, AND they’ll be wearing their true colors!
Harry Potter Items
7. Bean Boozled Game
Your Harry Potter-obsessed kid will know that the HP series was the reason Jelly Belly began making flavors like “Vomit” and “Rotten Egg.” This hilarious game of chance now has even better – erm, worse – candy concoctions, such as “Dirty Dishwasher,” “Dead Fish,” and “Canned Dog Food.” May the odds be ever in your favor.
8. Fidget Spinner
Although your kid probably won’t ever be able to hop on a broom and chase a golden snitch across a quidditch pitch, they can play with this multi-metallic colored golden snitch fidget spinner. Whether your child has autism, ADHD, or simply likes shiny things, this Harry Potter collectible will be a hit!
9. Owl and Sticker Book
This kit is perfectly sized and just waiting to be stuffed into your little Potterhead’s Christmas stocking! Inside, there’s a 2 ½ inch tall owl figure with a sturdy metal cage – Hedwig, obviously, not just any owl. You could easily repurpose Hedwig and turn him into a Christmas tree ornament. A 16-page sticker book is also included, great for kiddos with sticker obsessions!
10. Wheel Lights
Because your kid is the coolest kid you know, he or she NEEDS to have the coolest bike you’ve ever seen. These super fun LED lights can transform a regular bicycle into an out-of-this-world mode of transportation – and they’re a great safety feature, too! You can choose from eight different color options, including one that changes color!
11. Shark Bike Horn
We know you’re sick of Baby Shark, but your kids sure aren’t. This hilarious shark-shaped bike horn may inspire them to break out into song again, and we’re not even sorry. However, you could also choose one of the other crazy animal shapes, including an angry-looking dinosaur, a surprised-face pig, and a wide-eyed blue whale.
12. Bicycle License Plate
Because your little ones want to be just like you, this super cute license plate kit is a great gift idea! It attaches to any type of bike and includes over 150 letters and numbers, so they can create any kind of unique license plate they want. Make sure they register at the Department of Motor Vehicles, though, because you know they won’t pay any speeding tickets out of their own pocket!
Games to Play
While this game is best for older kids who are good at spelling, it’s a fantastic family game that combines educational fun with the thrill of competition. It’s small enough to fit easily into a stocking and can be played with two players or 200! Although, we don’t actually recommend that many participants. You’ll go bankrupt trying to provide snacks for them all.
14. Spot It
The classic quick-eye matching game that all kids love is now available in this fun Finding Dory edition! Kids of nearly all ages can play this game since all they have to do is find the matching Disney characters or symbols on each other’s cards. It’s portable, containable, and fits easily into the toe of a stocking. Perfect for a Christmas Day family game tournament!
15. Kids Against Maturity
Yes, we know you love Cards Against Humanity, and we also know that it’s in NO WAY appropriate to play with your kids. Enter this little gem of a card game! Just try not to be offended when your smartypants kid matches “My mom’s cooking tastes like ____” with “The janitor’s vomit dust” or “Diarrhea Cha Cha Cha.” Because you know they’ll try it.
16. Superman Socks
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s your son/daughter finally wearing a clean pair of socks! Talk about a miracle! These machine-washable socks are bound to put a smile on your little one’s face and bound to make them leap across the house like the superhero he/she truly is. And they have capes! Sock capes! What a genius idea!
17. Animal Socks
For the kiddo who prefers a more cutesy pair of socks, these adorable animal prints are perfect for tiny tootsies. Panda bears, piggies, kittens, foxes, and hedgehogs are all included in this set, so you could actually include one or two pairs in their stocking and wrap the others as separate, under-the-tree gifts. You’ll probably want to steal them for your own personal use, but they won’t fit. Sorry!
18. Cheetos Socks
Your kid can wear Cheetos on his or her feet! These socks are super soft, super comfy, and the crazy print won’t fade out. We know you tell them all the time not to play with their food, but this is completely legit. Add an actual bag of Cheetos to their stocking for some extra excitement!
Fun With Oral Care
19. My Little Pony Toothbrush
The best way to encourage your kids to develop better oral hygiene habits is to make it fun! And there are few things more fun for little girls than playing with My Little Ponies. This set includes two different toothbrushes, one that features Rainbow Dash and one with Pinkie Pie. Keep one at home and leave one at her bestie’s house, her backpack, or maybe even grandma’s place.
20. Avengers Toothpaste
No longer will you have to beg, plead, cajole, or even bribe little tykes to properly brush their teeth. Your little superhero will be gung-ho to polish his pearly whites when he has this super cool Avengers toothpaste to work with! Just keep reminding him that the Hulk didn’t have any cavities, nor did Captain America ever, EVER have something green stuck between his teeth.
21. Sea Creatures Flossers
Okay, so these do come in a package of 200, but it’s probably best if you don’t try to fill your kid’s entire stocking with flossers. Instead, wrap up a few with some ribbon, shove them into the sock, and wait for it. How much fun will they have fighting gingivitis with these sea creatures?! Who wouldn’t want a lobster to help with their oral care?
22. Kitty Ear Sunglasses
Try to resist the urge to purchase these adorable sunglasses for yourself. Instead, live vicariously through your child and stick ‘em in the stocking! Kitty-related accessories are all the rage right now, so your little fashionista may even pair these uber-cute shades with her kitty-ear headband, earrings, hoodie, and heaven knows what else!
23. Shark Hat
It’s a shark! It has adorable little teeth AND a fin! Your toddler will love it! There’s nothing better than knowing your child’s sun hat is made from 100% cotton, fits properly, has a secure chin strap, and can easily be hand washed in cold water. Okay, well, maybe a better feeling could happen if he or she didn’t complain every time you put the hat on, but you get the idea.
All kids love bubbles, and all parents hate cleaning up after them when they spill the bubble solution all over the patio. Enter Fubbles! Their perfectly designed, no-spill container is simply brilliant AND it’s easily refillable. You can order this 3-pack and since they’re individually wrapped, they make perfect stocking stuffers for all three of your kids!
Little Girl Accessories
25. Hair Clips
Every mama wants to do up her daughter’s hair, but not all mamas are allowed that pleasure. Little girls can be picky! These super adorable animal clips, though, are definitely going to bring a smile to your young lady’s face and she will beg to have them in her hair every day. These handmade hair clips are lined with fabric so they won’t slip out of her hair, and they’re all made from high-quality cotton. Adorbs!
26. Nail Polish
Because your sweet girl loves to paint her toes just like her mama does, she’ll love bright colors for her little piggies! And you’ll love knowing that they’re non-toxic, vegan, and completely safe for little people. They’re even scented! This set contains Wacky Watermelon, Grouchy Grape, Banana Besties, and Cocoa Loco. Prepare for the most fun (and probably the messiest) pedicure date ever!
27. Princess Emoji Lip Balm
While these aren’t the Lip Smackers from your own childhood (you totally got your own strawberry flavored Lip Smackers in your own stocking as a kid, didn’t you?!), your kids are gonna love this Bonne Bell product as much as you did. Seriously, Disney princesses + emojis + yummy flavors + moisturizer = a happy child with perfectly conditioned lips. Right?
Especially for Boys
28. Thomas the Tank Engine
Is there a little boy alive who doesn’t love Thomas the Tank Engine trains? Unlikely! And your handsome lil’ guy is no different. Maybe he already has a pint-sized Thomas, but does he have a motorized Edward? Maybe this tiny collectible is only the latest addition to his huge collection of trains, or maybe it’s the first of many to come. Either way, he is going to have a blast with his new engine!
29. Minecraft Activity Book
He talks about Minecraft all breakfast. He talks about Minecraft at school. He talks about Minecraft with his friends. He talks about Minecraft with his grandparents. In fact, the only time he doesn’t talk about Minecraft is when he’s playing Minecraft. Maybe, just maybe, he’ll take a break from talking about it while he’s flipping through this activity booklet. We make no promises, though.
30. Pokemon Cards
We know that you’re probably sick of Pokemon. We get it. Your kids aren’t, though, so grit those teeth and put these trading cards in their stocking. Each pack contains 10 game cards and there are three packs in each order, so you can gift them to multiple kids. We can’t help you if one kid gets a more valuable card than the others, though. Only heaven can help you then!
Everyone Loves Stuffies
31. Mini Sock Monkey
Everyone loves sock monkeys! This little guy is a whopping 1 ½ inches tall, which means he’s perfect stocking-stuffer size. He’s also the perfect size for little hands who want to carry him everywhere – which is likely to happen. He’ll be carted along to daycare, preschool, grandma’s house, and heaven knows where else. You may actually want to order more than one, for backup. Parenting hack!
32. Pusheenicorn Keychain
Your kids’ backpacks are already covered with oodles of crazy keychains and baubles, so you might as well give them one that YOU actually like looking at. And what could possibly be more fun to look at than Pusheen with a unicorn horn? Probably nothing, except your youngsters’ adorable faces, that is. And those faces will light up when they pull this out of their stocking!
33. Sloth Stuffie
You can’t give your kids a real sloth – and you probably wouldn’t want to anyway. They probably smell terrible, even if they are adorable! This 8-inch stuffie, though, is the perfect combination of cuteness, softness, and non-smelliness, plus it’s a perfect size for a stocking stuffer. Be prepared for ecstatic hugging to occur because your son or daughter will want to squeeze you in thanks AND squeeze this sloth with excitement!
34. Poop Emoji Stress Balls
Why is it that out of all the emoji faces and characters out there, your kids are obsessed with the one that looks like a pile of poop? Hopefully, your young ones aren’t actually stressed at all, but they can still enjoy the funky feeling of these wacky stress balls in their hands. They’ll probably end up throwing them at each other too, but hey, at least they’re having fun, right?
35. Emoji Uno
Speaking of having fun, how about adding this family favorite card game to their Christmas stocking? There’s nothing quite like a classic being reinvented, and that’s just what Mattel has done with this version of Uno. This new game actually requires players to make random emoji-type facial expressions! What’s not to love about that? It may go in one child’s stocking but it’s hours of fun for everyone in the family.
36. Emoji Fridge Magnets
Here are 8 different emoji faces – plus one poop emoji, obvs – that make a great gift for any kid, no matter their age. Preschoolers can have fun decorating your home office with them. Elementary-aged kids can use them to hang up each new piece of artwork on the fridge. Your teenagers can use them on their lockers at school. Heck, you can even use them yourself. Your fridge has been looking a bit boring lately anyway, right?
Obviously, these are only a few of the endless options for stocking stuffer gifts you can give to your kids. These are ideas they’re definitely going to love, though! Good luck keeping up the Santa facade, cause you’re gonna want to take credit for all these cool gifts!
We hope you enjoyed our article covering the best stocking stuffers for kids!