This stocking stuffer guide includes the best mix of art supplies, small games, toys & useful items for kids.
Updated October 2021
Every year it’s the same. Mid-December rolls around and we realize that the month has gotten away from us.
Between work, school events, and holiday parties, we’ve been too busy to do our holiday shopping and still have lots to do in the stocking stuffer and gift department. We always vow that next year (next year!), we’ll get it all together early so this doesn’t happen again.
But for now, to help you get your shopping done, here’s what we consider the perfect stocking stuffer mix:
- Small enough to fit in a stocking
If you’re in this last-minute boat with us, here’s the stocking stuffer guide for you.
A big thank you to Magic Stix markers for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions expressed are my own.
The Perfect Stocking Stuffer Mix
Note: This stocking stuffer guide is best for 4-10 year olds.
*Magic Stix are markers that won’t dry out even when the cap is left off for 7 days! Read about the magic of Magic Stix here, including how we tested them.
**Kwik Stix are no-mess, quick-dry tempera paint sticks. We love these so much and always include them on our lists of favorite art materials.
2-3 assorted Christmas candy and snack items such as a large candy cane, foil-wrapped Christmas chocolates, Pez, a hot cocoa packet, snack-sized goldfish, gum, or your child’s favorite treat.
So there you have it. Our definitive, last-minute stocking stuffer shopping guide. Hope this helps you fill your stockings this season!
More Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids
- 10 Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids This Holiday Season
- Even More Stocking Stuffers for Kids
- Our Favorite Creative Gift Ideas for Toddlers & Preschoolers
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Again, thank you to Magic Stix for sponsoring this post; all opinions expressed are my own.