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10 Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

by The Artful Parent Editorial Team
September 30, 2023
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Great stocking stuffer ideas for kids that they will love to find on Christmas morning. Small games, silly toys, art supplies and more!

Updated November 2023

Finding great stocking stuffers can be tricky. The perfect gifts need to be small and fun and relatively inexpensive… but not just junk that will get thrown away by the new year.

Of course we might slip in a few useful necessities like a cute box of bandages or a new toothbrush, but we also try to find unique gifts that will be an unexpected surprise on Christmas morning.

After years of experience, our team has come up with a short and sweet list of stocking stuffer favorites. We’ve put together a super fun mix of small, inexpensive gifts: games, toys, and art supplies your kids are sure to love!

10 Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

scented erasers

These erasers are irresistibly cute! Our kids love anything scented and anything mini, so these tiny icy pops are sure to be a big hit. We also love the macaron, donut, and ice cream cone varieties!

This little guy transforms from a wood block to a robot and back again… if you can figure it out! A classic, long-lasting toy that comes in a variety of colors and sizes

animal sticky notes

There’s just something about sticky notes that my kids have always loved. And these cute animals are extra fun! This set comes in a six-pack that’s easy to separate for different gifts. (These sticky note flags are also adorable and make perfect bookmarks!)

A fun deck of games perfect for travel, or anytime you need a little extra inspiration!

games on the go
bath potions

These bath bomb potions are so cute and so fun! Your kids will love reusing the little plastic potion bottles for all kinds of experiments, and you could even refill with a set of fizzing bath tablets like these.

How can you make a classic spinning top even more fun? Add color! It’s a simple concept that’s surprisingly fun for kids of all ages. And do you remember Spirograph? Another classic that’s still popular for good reason. This mini gift tin would make the perfect stocking stuffer!

coloring spinning tops
face and body crayons

Our family has gotten hours of fun out of a set of face crayons like this one. It’s the perfect, unexpected gift for your artsy kid! Find even more creative stocking stuffers for artsy kids here.

Your kids can get a surprising amount of fun out of a little headlamp! Absolutely perfect for nighttime reading, outdoor adventures, or exploring the unknown depths of the front hall closet.

foam airplane

Slip a couple of these foam airplanes into each stocking and your kids will have a blast racing planes on Christmas day! These planes might not be super sturdy, but they come in a pack of 24, so you’ll have plenty of extras on hand!

The theming of this game could not be more adorable, and we love that it’s simple enough for even young kids to enjoy. Looking for more game suggestions? Check out some of our favorites (sorted by age) here!

pizza party game

We hope this list makes your holiday shopping a little easier this year!

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

More Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

Want even more creative ideas?

Check out our Holiday Creativity pack!

Let’s celebrate the holidays with all things crafty! Here are 53 pages full of our favorite drawing prompts, creative play ideas, art activities, and more!

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