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At our house, there’s no such thing as “too old for a Christmas stocking.” Parents, kids, grandparents — everyone gets a stocking. We fill them with fun, little, inexpensive presents, candy, and — always, because it’s tradition, an orange in the toe. Kid stocking stuffers are fun to search for, because I think it takes more creativity to find these little things than it does to find their one large present. So many possibilities!
1.) Crayons — remember the feeling of a new box of crayons? Kids still get that. Everyone loves a new box of crayons.
2.) Coloring Books — try dot-to-dot books, so kids can figure out the picture and then color it when they’re done
3.) Shadow Puppets — these shadow puppets from Adventure in a Box let kids act out the Little Red Riding Hood story (or whatever other story they make up). Bonus — AIOB is contributing a prize to our Festive Family Giveaway so be sure to enter and check out the shop for more ideas!)
4.) Mini-Doll Bedroom — you don’t have to buy stocking stuffers. This mini doll bedroom in a candy tin is the cutest stinking thing I’ve ever seen. And made with supplies you probably already have on-hand.
5.) Craft Supplies — supplies like these bling bangles are creative fun for kids. If you have more than one child, consider breaking up a kit like this and making small packages of supplies to spread between a few stockings.
6.) Rainbow Loom Supplies — I don’t think the Rainbow Loom is going anywhere soon, so new supplies for an old toy are always a nice surprise, too. Try giving rubber bands in colors or designs they don’t already have, or other small accessories to help kids with their creating. (I know — they get everywhere. But isn’t it a small price to pay for fostering creativity?)
7.) Cookie Cutters/Baking Supplies — try kid-sized cookie cutters. Or utensils, made for kids but able to be used in an adult kitchen. All are fun supplies for when kids help you cook.
8.) Books — put in small, paperback books for everyone to read over winter break. Try one of these chapter books every kid should read!
Babies are hard to find stocking stuffers for! They’re not really into anything yet, and they don’t care about much. For them, I’d try:
9.) A New Lovey — Aden and Anais has some adorable puppies, made with muslin and with soft, silky sides for babies to cuddle.
10.) Headbands — cute, flowery headbands stay on baby heads — even those little girls with no hair. (I had one of them. Headbands were our shorthand to indicate she was, in fact, a girl.) Or hair clips for those babies with actual hair.
11.) Bathtub Toys — fun, tubby toys are always a hit. And they’re the perfect size for little stocking stuffers.
What are your go-to stocking stuffers for children?
The Festive Family Holiday Hop and Giveaway is in full swing! There’s a great summary of all our giveaway prizes at Bare Feet On The Dashboard. And check out these holiday gift ideas as well:
DIY Toddler Play Activity Gift Box from Adventures of Adam
Ten Things from Germany as Christmas Presents from La Cite’ des Vents
Ten Things from France as Christmas Presents from La Cite’ des Vents
Easy Gifts Kids Can Make from Hand Made Kids Art
Stocking Stuffer Ideas from Crystal’s Tiny Treasures
Green Gifts for Crunchy Mamas from All Done Monkey
Gift Guide for Montessori Homeschoolers from Living Montessori Now
Gift Guide – Birth to 18 Months from ALLterNATIVElearning
The Ultimate Yoga for Kids Gift Guide from Kids Yoga Stories
Gift Guide for Promoting Healthy Development from The Inspired Treehouse
Tips for Sustainable Gift Giving from Multicultural Kid Blogs
ALEX Toys Holiday Gift Guide from Still Playing School
Best Gifts for a One-Year-Old from Adventure in a Box
Gifts that Help Kids with Independence from Sugar Aunts
Grandparent Gifts Kids Can Make from The Chaos and the Clutter
25 Heartwarming Christmas Books from Fireflies and Mudpies
Heirloom Advent Calendars from Are We There Yet?
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