20 Stocking Stuffers for Babies, Toddlers, Children, Tweens & Teens

Waking up to a stocking full of goodies has always been one of the things I look forward to most each Christmas. When I was little, I would wake up well before the sun had risen, grab my little brother and go through our stockings before heading back to bed for a couple more hours of sleep. I think my parents allowed us to peek at the contents of our stockings without them so that they could grab a few more uninterrupted hours of sleep. I love that it was a special tradition for just my little brother and me to enjoy together.  It’s funny, I am still one of the first up on Christmas morning and there have actually been years where my husband and I have debated waking up our kids because we our so excited for the day ahead.

Sometimes Santa needs a little help filling all those stockings, so I have compiled a list of my favorite stocking stuffers for babies through teens. I have linked many of the ideas listed on this page to products that have been tested and approved by my own kiddos over the years. Many of these items would also be great for a small gift exchange. The best stocking stuffers are those items that are actually useful and a treat all at the same time. Check back next week to see my list of stocking stuffers for women and men.

Parenting Tip: Not sure where to store all those little toys that arrive in stockings and treat bags? When my children were younger I always kept a container like this in the backseat of the car. They were less likely to get bored with the toys and books inside because they were only for use in the car. It was also easy to grab just a couple of the items to help keep the kids occupied when the went out to eat at a restaurant. 

Stocking stuffers for babies and toddlers

Babies & Toddlers

Under $5

1. Stickers

2. Character toothpaste/toothbrush

3. Nontoxic Jumbo Crayons

4. Highlights Hello magazine 

“The magazine for ages 0-2 is made of a tear-resistant, washable material with rounded corners and stitched binding.”

5. Individual package of your toddler’s favorite snack

6. Bib

7. Pacifiers

8. Lego Duplo My First Race Car

9. Snack catcher

“I like the fact that toddlers can easily grab a snack from this container without making a huge mess”

Under $10

10. Character insulated sippy cup

11. Mini Play-Doh pack

12. Board Books

I Spy Little Christmas Board Book was one of my kiddos favorite board books to take on long car rides or out to dinner at a restaurant.”

13. Disposable placemat

14. Beanie

“I love these mouse and deer & wolf beanies.”

15. Bath toys

16. Hair accessory

17. Oball Toy Ball 

“this ball is made of large easy to grab holes for small hands and dishwasher safe. “

Under $15

18. Finger Puppets

Under $20

19. Thomas & Friends Fisher-Price Wooden Railway Car

Under $30

20. Socks (Pack of 6)


stocking stuffers for kids


Under $5

1. Mad Libs

“My kiddos love to fill in the blanks and crack each other up over these silly sentences while on road trips or simply driving around town. It’s always popular with carpool too!”

2. Nerf gun bullet refill pack

3. Character bandaids

4. Highlights or National Geographic for Kids magazine

“For a gift that keeps on giving include a gift subscription as a bookmark.”

5. Freezer packs in fun shapes

6. Lego creativity box

7. Barbie Outfit

8. Matchbox cars

Under $10

9. Twistable crayons 

“Eliminates the need to sharpen crayons when coloring.”

10. Nail stickers

11. HEXBUG/HEXBUG batteries

12. Play tape- Black Road

“Children can design their own race course with this easy to use road tape that fits Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars. Easy to tear, stick on flat surfaces and remove without leaving any residue.”

13. Fleece Gloves

14. Sticker earrings

15. A new book from your kiddos favorite series

16. Thinking Putty

17. Rubik’s Cube

Under $15

18. Spot It!

“This game is compact and easy to pull out when your kiddos start to hear I’m bored.”

Under $20

19. Slippers

20. CamelBak insulated kid’s 12 oz. water bottle


Teens & Tweens

Under $5
  1. Mascara

Maybelline Great Lash mascara in clear is a great for the girl that is just starting to wear make-up.”

2. Wrigley’s Gum Heritage Christmas Tin

“The cute tin carrying case keeps gum from going stale once it has been opened and is great to keep in a backpack.”

3. Vinyl Stickers

Sports Illustrated for Kids or Girls World magazine

4. Lip balm

5. Hand Sanitizer

These popular scented hand sanitizers are only available in the store. Grab one of these cute PocketBac holders to attach the hand sanitizer to your kiddos back pack.”

6. Tops 2018 update baseball card pack

Under $10

7. Wet Brush mini detangling brush

8. Stance Sock

9. Scrunchies

10. Lanyard (Vineyard Vines, Nike, Vans)


12. Bracelets

Pure Vida and Rafiki bracelets are popular to collect and socially conscious companies.”

13. Nail pens

“Add designs and dots with this easy to use nail pen that comes in multiple colors.”

Under $15

14. ETHIKA Cali Cation Boys Boxer Briefs

15. Vans Wallet

16. Lululemon headband

17. Vans no-show socks

Under $25

18. Beauty blender

“Does your kiddo like watching youtube make-up tutorials?  This is one of the popular application tools of choice.”

19. iTunes gift card

Under $30

20. Hydroflask 12 oz. 

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1 Comment

  1. Katy McDermott

    November 29, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Great ideas! This helped complete my stocking list:)

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