Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

If you are like me, you may typically run to the local drugstore and pick up odds and ends for last minute stocking stuffers!  Six days left, and perhaps you will find a few different items on this list that your kids will enjoy!  Stockings are one of our family’s favorite Christmas morning traditions!

**Please note that my kids are 10, 8, and 3, so this list is either items I have bought or would buy for these particular ages.  Many of these items are appropriate for varying ages.

For boys:
Collector’s cards:  
Baseball, football, or other theme.  My son loves the thrill of opening a new pack!  As a larger, separate gift, you can give a 3-ring binder with clear sectioned sleeves to store the cards (available wherever cards are sold)
Vintage Pop Gun
  A fun, vintage toy for any boy, any age! (Cracker Barrel)

Lego Mini Figures
  Each pkg contains a mystery character.  Only a few dollars and fun to collect!  (any Toy Store or Wal-Mart)
Glow Jumper Toy
(Cracker Barrel)

For girls (all ages):
Hair accessories
My girls love new ponytail holders, headbands, barrettes, bobby pins.
Mini Barbie or Princess figures
(Walmart or Target)
Slap Watch
These inexpensive silicone watches come in bright, fun colors and styles 
Claire’s Boutique carries multiple sets in fun, girly styles
Nail Polish
Crackle polish is all the rage for little and big girls alike!  Any drugstore carries crackle as well as hundreds of other fun choices!
Writing tools
Gel pens, mechanical pencils, markers, fresh crayons, Sharpie pens in wild colors
If you have multiple stockings, buy this multi-pack at Wal-Mart for $10 and split it among the stockings or give the set as a larger gift.

For both girls and boys:
Gift cards
Itunes, Sonic, Chik-fil-a, Yogurt store, Movie Theater, or other favorite place they can get a small “treat”

Favorite Candy or Gum
My kids all have their favorite sweet treat.  $1 boxes at discount stores, plastic tube candy canes filled with favorite candy, LifeSaver books (remember those?), mints or gum, sack of chocolate coins, and I even found this blast from the past gum at Cracker Barrel.  Loved this as a kid!
Cracker Barrel peg game
 (Cracker Barrel store)
Small Games:
Uno Card Game

 or Go Fish, Old Maid, and regular playing cards
Individual Cokes
Shaped like an ornament (Wal-Mart)
There are countless fun ideas for stocking stuffers…share a few of yours in the comments!

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  1. Great ideas, Amanda! I love buying stocking stuffers. Those little things are so much fun to shop for! I love that peg game….it reminds me of my Meme, cause she always had one at her house growing up. Hope y’all have a wonderful Christmas!!

  2. Love your ideas! Stockings were always my favorite growing up! And I love shopping for stockings now! This is the first year we have done one for MM, and I am way excited!!

  3. These are great! Those little Cokes are pretty adorable and you have some great ideas in this post. You should definitely suggest a few items (or even this whole post) to this list of Creative Stocking Stuffers for Kids

  4. Cute Ideas!

    One of the thing my boys are getting are Pez dispensers with a refill pack of Pez. I’m so dang excited about them 🙂 they are cars characters!!

    I love me some Pez now-LOL