Holiday Stocking Stuffers Kids Will Love

Sometimes it can be tricky trying to find different items to put in Christmas stockings for kids. If your children are picky, it can make it even more difficult to find some holiday stocking stuffers they will enjoy. Plus, if you do stockings every year, coming up with some different items each year can make it even more challenging.

Stocking stuffers are often left out when it comes to the list of items kids want for Christmas. While they may put a few small items on their wish list, most of the time their Christmas list consists of larger toys and gifts that will not fit into a stocking.

This is a good thing though because this gives you the opportunity to get them something cool and unexpected. Little surprises that they will like and can have fun with making the perfect stocking stuffers.

Holiday Stocking Stuffers

Candy or Special Holiday Treats

Candy is always a popular choice when it comes to stocking stuffers. The holidays are full of chocolate and candy goodness that the kids are probably eyeballing every time they go to the store with you. 

You can pick up a few of their favorite candies or special holiday-themed treats for the stockings. You don’t have to go wild with the candy, you can always add some other stocking fillers in there. Candy canes, suckers, special holiday-themed candy, Rice Krispie treats, and other holiday-themed items in the candy aisle are just a few examples of special holiday treats that will go great in their stockings.

Hair or Beauty Accessories

Different beauty or hair accessories can also be a good option for stocking stuffers. Things like new brushes, hair ties, Chapstick, and nail polish are all small enough that they will easily fit into a stocking.

More ideas include body wash, hair bands, lotions, perfumes, or body sprays can also be added to the list of holiday stocking stuffer ideas. Kid-friendly bath bombs have become popular and since those are small, there won’t be any problem with fitting them in the stockings.


Although probably not a fun gift for kids, small clothing items can be great stocking stuffers. Not only will they need these items at some point anyway, but you can mix it up with fun colors and holiday-themed items. This gives you a great opportunity to get them stocked up on socks, underwear, hats, gloves, and more.

Activity Books

You know those activity books the kids love to work through? Those can also be given as holiday stocking stuffers. For instance, word search puzzles, Sudoku books, themed activities or coloring books, and more can be a fun stocking filler.

Creativity Inspiring Ideas

If your kiddos love to draw or color, this can be a fun way to surprise them with new creative gifts. Those who love creating and doing art will enjoy the nice little creativity items in their stockings.

A few creativity-inspiring stocking stuffers:

  • Paintbrushes
  • Watercolors
  • Drawing pads or sketch books
  • Craft kits
  • Stylish pens they can draw or doodle with
  • Markers, crayons, or colored pencils
  • Sticker books or sticker sets
  • Sidewalk chalk
Holiday Stocking Stuffers

Small Toys

The kids will love opening their stockings to find some little toys and gadgets. Small toy ideas for the stockings include:

  • Hot Wheels
  • Barbies
  • Fidget Spinners
  • Card games
  • Travel games
  • Mini Lego sets
  • Video games
  • Slinky
  • Silly Putty
  • Bubbles
  • Comics
  • Puzzles
  • Scratch Art cards
  • Bouncy Balls

Gift Cards or Money

There really is no better gift than a gift card to your favorite place. Giving gift cards for the holidays makes it easy for them to get exactly what they want. Money can be spent the same way, so cash is always an option.

This is especially great for kids who enjoy playing video games, picking out their own clothes, or aren’t sure what they want yet. 

Hobby Favorites

Depending on what your child’s hobby is or what they are interested in, those items can also be used as holiday stocking stuffers. For instance, if your child enjoys cooking or baking, accessories like whisks, spatulas, and other cooking utensils can be added.

Think about the different hobbies or things your child likes to do and check to see if there are any small gifts that you can stuff in the stockings. 


Small, fun, and perfect for gifting, jewelry can be a great holiday stocking stuffer. No matter what age the kids are, you can find the perfect piece of jewelry for the holidays. Get them personalized jewelry for something extra special.

Meaningful Gifts

Personalized gifts that are meaningful can also be used as stocking stuffers. You can write special notes to your kiddos, have them write special notes to their siblings, or give them something that they can cherish for years to come. If it is meaningful, it was always be remembered and appreciated.

Stocking stuffers don’t have to be hard to choose. Just think of little things or different hobbies your child is into and that should give you some good ideas. It doesn’t all have to be candy, mix it up with some fun toys or gifts to make it even more special.

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