50 Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids
Make Christmas morning so much fun with these amazing stocking stuffer ideas for kids.
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The best stocking stuffers 2020
Many children look forward to waking up on Christmas morning all year long. One of the highlights? Opening up their stocking. There is nothing quite like running into the living room to find a holiday sock filled to the brim with toys, candies, knick-knacks, and other random fun stuff. Before you start shopping for gifts under the tree, we have the lowdown on all the hottest stocking stuffers for kids of 2020.
Whether they like Barbies and Hot Wheels, gummies or chocolate, we have got you covered. Here are 50 of the best stocking stuffers for kids your family might even enjoy more than their actual gifts! And, in case you still need ideas about what to get your kids this year, these are the hottest Christmas toys to buy before they sell out.
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For inspired souls: Little Words Beaded Bracelets
These adorable beaded bracelets are perfect for any child who is inspired. We love this one, in particular, reminding your little one to “be happy.” Looking for ideas for the whole family? We found 100 stocking stuffers under $10.
For the kid with the big imagination: Pixel Stars
This cute “house” comes with a character and your child can basically build their dream house and dress their character in tons of cool outfits. This virtual world stocking stuffer for kids doesn’t need an Internet connection, making it the perfect gadget for the car or travels. Find out more top tech gifts.
For the retro crafter: Fimo Leather Effect Modeling Clay
If you were a kid in the 1980s, you are already familiar with Fimo, the modeling clay that you bake in the oven. The brand just launched its “Leather Effect” collection, which looks and feels just like leather—even after you bake it. Buy your crafter a few colors for their stocking stuffer, so they can make jewelry, a cover for their glasses, or a luggage tag that could double as a gift for mom.
For the Disney fan: Lokai Disney Collection Bracelet
Whether they are watching Frozen or Toy Story on repeat, they will love one of these adorable Disney-themed Lokai bracelets. Lokai bracelets aren’t only the perfect stocking stuffer for kids that will put a smile on their face, but also on someone else’s. For each Disney Collection Lokai sold, $1 goes toward the Make-A-Wish foundation, granting the wishes of children with critical illnesses. These are more beautiful gifts that give back.
For the mystery toy obsessed: Surprise Snow Pals Be Amazing Snow Pets
Will they open a deer, owl, bear, or other adorable creature? You won’t know until your child opens their stocking on Christmas morning. These baby Yoda gifts are similarly adorable.
For the kid with all the writing utensils: Scandiborn Fiona Pencil Case
This pencil case is the cat’s meow, and will be your child’s favorite stocking stuffer. And, it’s just as functional as it is adorable, as it can house everything from pens and pencils to rulers and glue sticks. Shopping for the woman in your life? These are the best gifts for her.
For the puzzle fan: Plus-Plus 70 Piece Mini Maker Tubes
These fun puzzles come in endless shapes for every type of kid. They also slide nicely into their stocking, making them a no-brainer for any parent. Think your kid is up for a challenge? Don’t miss these hardest puzzles you can get on Amazon.
For the Minecraft player: Minecraft Dungeons Figurine
If you have a hard time pulling your child away from Minecraft, they will definitely appreciate this figurine from Minecraft Dungeons. Even when they aren’t playing, they can recreate scenes using their imagination. Fans of the Force will love these Star Wars gifts, too.
For the cookie monster: Cheryl’s Merry Christmas 2-Pack Cookie Card
This adorably packaged “Cookie Card” from Santa includes two deliciously frosted holiday-themed cookies from Cheryl’s. Here are more delicious holiday food gifts for the family.
For the music lover: Raffi “Baby Beluga” CD
Give your child the gift of music in their stocking stuffer, while also treating yourself to a dose of nostalgia. There’s a good chance Raffi’s “Baby Beluga” was in your stocking as well—the album recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.
For the sipper: Wondersip Reusable Straws
Starting at $21.99
These adorable reusable straws come in a variety of themes, ranging from butterflies to dolphins. They are easy to wash with a one-click button to open them up, and will easily fit into any of their drinks. These other reusable versions of everyday items also make perfect stocking stuffers.
For the gummy lover: Dylan’s Candy Bar Yummy Gummy Paint Can
Pretty much every kid (and kid at heart) loves a yummy gummy. This adorable paint can is filled with assorted chewy treats—everything from Swedish Fish to cherry gummies.
For the roadtrip gamer: HABA Floaty Fight Game
This fun little silly tile magnetic game is perfect for a road trip or air travel, entertaining your child for hours on end. Find out more of the best road trip games to play.
For the adventurer: National Parks Color Map Mug
If your young one is into visiting national parks, this mug will inspire adventure. It comes with a pen, allowing them to chart where they have been, or where they want to go.
For the young chef: America’s Test Kitchen Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
If your little one has the cooking bug, then this cookbook courtesy of America’s Test Kitchen is the perfect starter. From pancakes and avocado toast to beef and broccoli, they will be cooking up a storm in no time.
For the brainiac: IQ Fit Smartgames
If your little brainiac needs constant stimulation, this puzzle kit from IQ Fit will keep them incredibly stimulated. It comes with over 20 brain-game puzzles and challenges, yet is small enough to easily fit in a backpack. You’ll also want to test your little Einstein on these riddles for kids.
For the car kid: Power Your Fun Remote Control Car
This mini remote control car will provide your child with maximum entertainment. Each one is controlled by a tiny remote and can do pretty impressive stunts while lighting up.
For the foam/slime/squisher: Playfoam Pluffle, 2-pack
OK, so gifting your child slime might not be ideal due to the potential mess. However, this formable foam, Playfoam Pluffle, will definitely provide sensory stimulation—without leaving behind a headache for you. They can squish it, scoop it, and form it into whatever they please.
For the Blume doll fan: Blume Petal Pets
If your child loves Blume dolls, gift them with a pet. These adorable animals come in a flower pot and will magically bloom to reveal a collectible charm bracelet, which doubles as a leash for their pet!
For the kid who wants to learn how to cook: Raddish Kids
Starting at $20.00 per month
If your kid has been begging you for cooking lessons, this subscription service will be the best stocking stuffer ever. Designed by chefs and educators, the leading and award-winning kids culinary subscription kit makes learning to cook a fun, immersive, exciting, and educational experience for kids aged 4 to 14. Each Raddish kit is a new theme and includes recipe guides, cooking tools, an additional activity, game and/or craft, an apron patch, and also online access to other extras. These are more of our favorite subscription boxes that also make great gifts.
For the kid who needs an immunity boost: SmartyPants Healthy Kids Immunity
Building immunity is more important than ever this year, with the added stress of COVID-19. The genius’ behind SmartPants, the vitamin brands that kids are obsessed with, recently introduced their immunity collection. Healthy Immunity Kids is packed with superstar ingredients like prebiotics, probiotics, zinc, vitamin D3 and vitamin C, and herbals American ginseng and elderberry—basically all the good stuff your kid needs to help them stay healthy this winter season. Did we mention they taste just like candy?
For the kid who needs incentive to brush their teeth: BriteBrush Toothbrush
This super fun toothbrush has won three top parenting awards, as it inspires kids to brush their teeth without any apps. Instead, it uses music (there’s even a Baby Shark version!), games, and live-coaching to teach them how to brush the right way.
For every kid during COVID: Crayola Hand Sanitizer, set of 4
Literally every child needs this four-pack of Crayola colored hand sanitizer bottles in their life. Not only will it help keep them protected from COVID and other viruses, but they will have so much fun using it.
For the fruit snacker: Pure Organics Layered Fruit Bars
Both delicious and nutritious, these layered fruit bars—available in super creative flavor combinations—make for the perfect healthy stocking stuffer, no matter what the recipient’s age! They are also gluten-free, vegan, and organic.
For the Care Bear lover: Care Bear Cheer Bears
You had a Care Bear when you were a kid, so it only makes sense that your child will get to experience the huggable plush favorite. These make an especially welcome stocking stuffer for kids this year; where mixed up emotions over pandemic stress need a healthy outlet.
For the unboxing obsessed: Disney Doorables
Kids love “unboxing” and they also adore Disney. So what could be better than a Disney Doorables set with five, six, or seven character surprises that are a combination of the two?
For any kid who gets boo-boos: Welly Bravery Badges
If you haven’t tried Welly bandages on your child’s boo-boos, you haven’t experienced bandaids at their finest. These high-quality strips in super fun patterns will make their ouchies (almost) enjoyable.
For the “packed lunch” kid: Bentgo Buddies Reusable Ice Packs
These adorable themed ice packs are perfect for keeping your child’s lunch cool at school—and they will also have a blast showing them to their friends.
For the chocolate lover: Fannie May Pixies
Young or old, a box of Fannie May chocolates is always appreciated on Christmas morning. This particular one is filled with nine delicious Pixies, which, for the uninitiated, are ooey-gooey caramel layered over pecans then covered in chocolate.
For the Kidz Bop fan: Kidz Bop Concert Kit
If they love listening to Kidz Bop, this kit will rock their world. It includes a CD, a t-shirt, a poster, temporary tattoos, and stickers.
For the kid who has a gourmet chocolate habit: Ferrero Rocher Variety Pack
Life is a box of chocolates, even for the young. This one in particular offers an assortment of Ferrero Rocher’s best-selling treats.
For the popcorn muncher: The Popcorn Factory Reindeer Card
Here’s another delectable stocking stuffer sure to please their palate: The Popcorn Factory Cards with Pop Connect the Dots Reindeer, filled with caramel popcorn.
For the scribbler, writer, or doodler: Papier Notebooks
Starting at $20.99
Whether their favorite things are Astronauts, Pugs, or Unicorns, online stationer Papier has great personalized gifts for pretty much any child. These notebooks, available in hard or softcover, lined, unlined, or dotted, will put a smile on their face—especially when they see their name splashed across the cover!
For the baby: Inklings Toy Gift Pack
Each of these cute toy gift packs from Inklings comes with a plush animal and matching board book set, inspiring your young one to use their imagination.
For the kid who loves fun socks: Pal Socks
$9.99 Per Pair
No, socks don’t have to match! These fun foot covers are super adorable and available in so many designs. We love this dinosaur-themed pair, featuring T-rex and triceratops. They also have other fun themes like Burger & Fries or Milk & Cookies.
For the Barbie girl or boy: Barbie Color Reveal: Color Reveal Mermaids
What color mermaid is inside of each Barbie Color Reveal Mermaid tube? Your child will have to wait until Christmas morning to find out. Each Barbie Color Reveal delivers the ultimate unboxing experience with 25 surprises that include repeat color-change features, a pet, two outfits, and a Barbie doll to play out magical themes like mermaid, fairy, and unicorn.
For the monster truck fan: Hot Wheels Monster Trucks, 5-pack
If smashing, crashing, and head-on collisions are your little one’s idea of a fun time, add a pack of these Hot Wheels Monster Trucks to their stocking.
For the letter writer: OOLY Unique Unicorns Stationery Kit
This stationery set has everything your kid needs to pen letters to loved ones—including themed letter sheets, envelopes, postcards, stickers, a pen, pencil, eraser, and even a notebook. The kit is also available in a mermaid theme as well as fruit.
For the supergirl: Wonder Woman 1984 Doll
If your little one is super psyched for Wonder Woman 1984 to be released, then they will love this superhero doll, dressed in WW’s iconic getup.
For the kid who wants to dress like mom: Athleta Girls Mask, 3-pack
These soft, breathable, fabric masks from Athleta, available in a range of color-themed three-packs, will make her feel just like mom while protecting her from COVID. These are more of the best cold weather masks for protection from the coronavirus.
For the hair salon obsessed: Hairdorables Hair Art Series
If every day is an afternoon at the make-believe hair salon for your little one, these dolls, which come with a bunch of unique accessories, are the perfect stuffing stuffer for them.
For the old school toy collector: Slinky
There’s a reason it has been 75 years and the Slinky is still popular. This timeless toy will walk downstairs, make a slink-ity sound, and provide lots of laughs.
For the play dougher: The Dough Project Playdough Jars, set of 3
This female-founded company prides itself on concocting all-natural playdough from food-grade ingredients, infused with plant color—think turmeric, spirulina, etc. Your playdough molder with love this three-pack of unique and brightly hued shades. Next, read on for unique gift ideas for the person who is impossible to shop for.
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