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10 Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids This Holiday Season

10 Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

Hello, friends. Today I’m sharing some fun stocking stuffer ideas for kids.

I don’t know about you, but I start keeping an eye out for good ideas early and squirreling away Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers as early as November. Sometimes earlier.

I’ve also been known to wait until the very last minute, too, but hey––I’m sure we’ve all been there.

For kids’ stockings, I like to include a mix of useful and fun gifts, Christmas candy, and art supplies.

Here are some extra-fun ideas… (with a few useful ones at the end to balance things out).

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Finger Lights and Fake Snow

1. Finger Lights! 

Kids love to turn off all the lights and sneak around with these.  It’s much fun on those cold, winter nights when active play doesn’t need to end.

2. Fake Snow

This stuff is so much fun! (I wrote a post about it here if you want to learn more.)

Cloth Frisbees and Spinning Tops

3. Cloth Frisbees

Great for playing indoors with less of a risk of breaking things.  Or stuff in your pocket and take wherever you go!

4. Spinning tops

Tops are ageless and provide fun for all ages.

Hex Bugs

5. Hex Bugs

Have you seen Hex Bugs?  They pack a big punch for being so small and are quite entertaining to watch wiggle!

10 Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Kids

6. Finger Puppets

Puppets inspire super fun storytelling for everyone! Here are a couple of fun options ::

Sticker Books for Kids

7. Stickers

We love these small, quality sticker books but any stickers your kids would enjoy are fair game.

Small Games for Kids

8. A small game

 Games are always fun and these ones are just the right size to fit in a stocking.

  • Jacks :: Bridge the age gap with this classic game.
  • Spot It! :: There are so many versions of this hit game now. If you have the original, you might want to check out some of the other fun options
  • Pick Up Snakes :: This is a fun twist on the traditional game of pick up sticks.
  • A card game such as Go Fish or Crazy Eights for younger kids. Or Five Crowns or Wizard for older kids.
Fun Art Supplies for Stockings

9. Art or craft material

These are always great stocking stuffers!

Joke Books for Kids

10. Joke book for kids

More fun stocking stuffer ideas for kids include temporary tattoos, real or sticker earrings, a DVD, a coin purse, matchbox cards, funky erasers, those animals that grow in the water, a wind-up toy, Christmas candy, etc.

And to balance out the fun stuff, I always like to include some ultra useful items such as fuzzy socks, a fun toothbrush, a new water bottle, a headlamp, and pens and pencils.

How about you? What are your favorite ideas for kids’ stockings?

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10 Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids This Holiday Season


  • Reply
    November 13, 2015 at 2:00 am

    My favorite, when I got older, was getting sample sized products in there! A fun shampoo, a little perfume. Costume jewelry, too, can you tell me, where us a great place to buy temporary tattoos? My daughter loves them, and I have been miserly with what I have because we don’t have that many!

    • Reply
      Jean Van't Hul
      November 13, 2015 at 7:56 am

      Ooh! Great idea about the sample size products, Dawn!

      Hmm. I feel like I always see temporary tattoos for sale everywhere and sometimes in the most random places. Toys stores, dollar stores, Target, etc. I’ve seen some on Amazon, too. Like the Melissa and Doug kind (good for little kids) and the kind that look like jewelry (more for tweens/teens).

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    November 25, 2015 at 10:27 am

    jewelers loupes are great stocking stuffers. Buy with 40x magnification and light source.

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