Fun Kids’ Stocking Stuffers – From creative to clever, practical to pure fun, here’s a stocking stuffer kids idea for every kid on your list!
Stocking stuffers are my FAVORITE part of holiday shopping! I love finding things to include that my kids will love. We usually do a mix of practical stocking stuffers and fun stocking stuffers, and it’s so fun to watch my kids open them on Christmas morning!
In case you need some kids stocking stuffers for your family this year, these are a few of our favorites…
STOCKING STUFFERS FOR YOUR READER:
1. BOOK PLATES. It feels so fun to mark something as your own, and bookplate stickers are the perfect way to start your own little library. These cute, personalized bookplates are pretty gender neutral (and adorable). Or, we love these cute rainbow ones!
2. A FUN LITTLE FLASHLIGHT. Whether they use it for exploring, telling ghost stories, or doing some reading under the covers, a little flashlight always comes in handy!
3. A READING TIMER BOOKMARK. I love these little timer bookmarks for a lot of reasons. 1) They’re motivating to kids who like to break records, keep streaks, or compete. 2) They’re great for tracking school reading, or working toward a reading goal 3) They’re hard to lose! I like the size and heft. I got one for each child this year!
4. ORIGAMI ANIMAL BOOKMARKS. These cute animal origami bookmarks seem easy enough to put together and would look darling tucked on the corner of your favorite book!
KIDS’ STOCKING STUFFERS TO SPARK CREATIVITY:
5. NO-MESS COLORING. We love the Color Wonder no-mess line of products. They’ve got activity books and coloring books my kids just LOVE.
6. DRAWING NOTEPADS These little sketch pads are ADORABLE. Each mini book has a different animal, waiting to be “dressed.” I love the different animals! My kids both requested them again this year, and I’m also adding these cute kids’ “dress me” notepads. They’re great for waiting rooms, travel, restaurants, and any time you need a little something to do.
7. PUFFY STICKER BOOKS. These are our FAVORITE! The stickers get SO much use before losing their stick, even with lots and lots (and LOTS!) of repositioning. The Pet Shop and Chipmunk House have been two of our favorites, though you can get a trio of Mermaids, Princesses & Dress-Ups for a deal!
8. PAINT STICKS. These bright, bold paint sticks are less mess than any other paints I know. They dry quickly, work like markers, and clean up well!
9. THE BEST PLAY-DOUGH (THAT DOESN’T STINK). I kind of hate play-doh. The smell always gets to me, and I really don’t love it. What I DO love is Model Magic. It’s gluten-free, doesn’t have a detectable smell, and comes in all kinds of cute colors. My kids love it and always get at least one pack in their stockings.
11. SCRATCH ART. Scratch art is so fun–you use your stylus or pencil to scratch off the black revealing bright colors underneath. Try this 125ct. scratch note pack or this 15 page mini spiral notebook.
12. STAMPERS MARKERS. Do you remember these stampers markers? They’re washable markers with stamps on the ends! Use them to make fun patterns, cards, and pictures. So fun!
KIDS’ STOCKING STUFFERS JUST FOR FUN:
14. MINI COOKING UTENSILS. If you have a little one who loves cooking with you, these kid-sized utensils are fantastic! They’re made to be used (they’re not toys), and the quality is really impressive. I’ve got a set for Sophie and I think she’s going to love them!
15. A FUN PACK OF PLAYING CARDS. After loving the Little Leaders and She Persisted books, Sophie would love this little set of inspiring women playing cards! I love the illustrations. Or, there’s this fun set of Harry Potter cards that might be perfect.
PS – Prefer to include a little game? These are some of our tried-and-true favorite family games.
16. BATH FOAM. A friend gave Milo & Sophie one of these bath foams last year and we are JUST finishing them up. Both kids LOVE THEM! Whether you use these in a bath or shower, or just pull them out for some sensory play, bath foam makes a great kids’ stocking stuffer!
17. A BRAIN PUZZLE. Milo’s kindergarten teacher pulls out “brain games” for the kids to work on while she does one-on-one work with kids or small groups, and this is Milo’s favorite. I actually got it for Michael a few years back and it’s been a big hit with Milo, Sophie, and Michael! (They also have a tougher version if you’re ready for a challenge.) Or you can go with something classic, like this!
18. LIGHT-UP ROCKET COPTERS. A pack of these LED rocket copters could be so fun! Take them out on these dark evenings for some glow-in-the-dark fun!
20. GROW YOUR OWN CRYSTAL. If you’ve got a STEM (or gem!) lover in your house, a grow-your-own crystal mini kit or this mini crystal growing kit could be fun! Sophie’s big into crystals and rock collecting right now, so I think she’ll love this!
21. A FUN STEM EXPERIMENT. Or, go the squishy-cool route with this Molecule Madness STEM project.
22. A FIDGET TOY. If your kids are like mine, they could always use something to do with their hands! These pop-it toys are great (and sometimes allowed at school!) or these fun sensory tubes can keep kids busy for AGES.
23. A SKIP BALL. Any other 80’s/90’s kids remember Skip-Its? These skip balls are the same idea! This one even lights up! It’s a fun way to move that doesn’t require a ton of space (which is great for winter months inside!)
25. INVISIBLE INK SPY PENS. Send each other secret messages with these invisible ink pens! They have a little light on the end that reveals the ink.
26. A JUMP ROPE. Jump ropes are great inside or outside and don’t take up much space. Great for getting some wiggles out!
27. BUILD-YOUR-OWN FIGHTER JETS. If you have a paper airplane lover at your house, they might get a big kick out of these build-your-own fighter jets!