Check out this collection of over 100 creative and cool stocking stuffer ideas for kids! Find the best ideas, ranging from preschoolers to older children, for both boys & girls. Updated for 2023.
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Today, I thought I'd share over 100 kids stocking stuffers to help with Christmas shopping!
My children are definitely in the "kids" age group right now. We've been through both the toddler and the baby stages; with those age ranges, you can give gifts that can be a little bit more practical.
With stocking stuffers for kids, you get to have a lot more fun with gift-giving! Stockings for kids can be as simple as small trinkets and toys from Santa. Once you throw in a little bit of candy as a filler you've got a great stocking.
The ideas in this list of stocking stuffers are great for kids of all ages. From preschoolers to younger teens, you'll find great options for small gifts. As I do in my other stocking stuffer posts, I've tried to include both practical and fun ideas.
In this collection, you'll find everything from reading comprehension cubes to thinking putty. I've got a lot of fun ideas in this post that could work for so many different interests. There are lots of unique small gift ideas for boys and girls!
Age-Appropriate Stocking Stuffers
The category of "kids" can be pretty broad when it comes to age ranges. It's hard to know what the best gifts are for a particular age. This year, I realized that it might be kind of hard to find which gifts are appropriate for the age group for which you're trying to shop.
So, next to each item in this collection, I've marked the age range I thought would be best for each gift. You'll find the following age ranges marked in this stocking stuffer idea lineup...
- 1-year-olds to 3-year-olds (If needed, you can find many more ideas for little kids in my toddler stocking stuffers post.)
- 4-year-olds to 6-year-olds
- 7-year-olds to 10-year-olds
- 11 years + (More ideas for this age group are available in my teens and tweens stocking stuffers post.)
Throughout this collection, I've broken this list of kids' stocking stuffer ideas down by interest category. Next to each item, you'll find the appropriate age range for that item. Of course, this is only a suggestion! The sections are also sorted by age to make it easier to find your child's range.
That suggestion might not be limited to just that age range! Most of these gift ideas span across a wide range of age groups. You know what's best for your child and their developmental level.
Let's get to this lineup of the best stocking stuffer ideas I could find for children!
101 Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids
Educational Stocking Stuffers
- Inflatable Globe (1 - 3 years)
- Board Books (1 - 3 years)
- Bug Vac (4 - 6 years)
- Bug Catcher Set (4 - 6 years)
- Pattern Blocks (4 - 6 years)
- Magnifying Glass (4 - 6 years)
- Magnetic Number/Letter Set (4 - 6 years)
- Reading Light (7 - 10 years)
- Puzzles (7 - 10 years)
- Reading Comprehension Cubes (11 years +)
- Mark-My-Time Bookmark (11 years +)
- Calculator (11 years +)
Stocking Stuffers for the Artist
- Glitter Sidewalk Chalk (1 - 3 years)
- Storytelling Finger Puppets (1 - 3 years)
- Dot Markers (1 - 3 years)
- Play Dough Tools Set (1 - 3 years)
- Small Coloring Books (4 - 6 years)
- Finger Cymbals (4 - 6 years)
- Playfoam (4 - 6 years)
- Stamp-a-Scene Set (4 - 6 years)
- Crayons (4 - 6 years)
- Foam Stamp Brushes (4 - 6 years)
- Sponge Painters (4 - 6 years)
- Patterned Roller Brush (4 - 6 years)
- Glow in the Dark Paint (7 - 10 years)
- Geostix (7 - 10 years)
- Spirograph Set (7 - 10 years)
- Pack of Themed Stickers (7 - 10 years)
- Crayola Gel Pens (7 - 10 years)
- Rainbow Scratch Art Set (7 - 10 years)
- Modeling Clay (7 - 10 years)
- Kinetic Sand (7 - 10 years)
- Glitter Glue (7 - 10 years)
- Washi Tape (11 years +)
- Stencils (11 years +)
- Metallic Colored Pencils (11 years +)
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Tech-Savvy Kid
- My Own Leaptop (1 - 3 years)
- Voice Changer Microphone (4 - 6 years)
- iClever Cat Headphones (4 - 6 years)
- 3D Video Game Glasses (7 - 10 years)
- "Gift Certificates" for extra Computer/TV time (7 - 10 years)
- Kids Digital Camera (7 - 10 years)
- Walkie Talkies (7 - 10 years)
- Mini USB Charger (11 years +)
- Shower Speaker (11 years +)
- iTunes Gift Card (11 years +)
- Favorite CD/DVD (11 years +)
- Underwater Waterproof Camera (11 years +)
Small Gifts for the Beauty Guru
- Piggy Paint (1 - 3 years)
- Bows (1 - 3 years)
- Britebrush Toothbrush (1 - 3 years)
- Detangling Hair Brush (4 - 6 years)
- Pretend Makeup (4 - 6 years)
- Clip-On Earrings (4 - 6 years)
- Temporary Tattoos (4 - 6 years)
- Water-Based Nail Polish (7 - 10 years)
- Hair Barrettes (7 - 10 years)
- Kids Sheet Mask (7 - 10 years)
- Bubble Bath Bombs (7 - 10 years)
- BLAX Snag-Free Hair Elastics (7 - 10 years)
- Manicure/Pedicure Set (11 years +)
- Sleep Mask (11 years +)
- Hair Chalk (11 years +)
- Wet Brush (11 years +)
- Lip Balm (11 years +)
Stocking Stuffers for the Aspiring Chef
- Kids' Oven Mitt Set (1 - 3 years)
- Disney Princess Cookbook (4 - 6 years)
- Cookie Cutters (4 - 6 years)
- Hat and Apron Set (4 - 6 years)
- Measuring Spoon Set (7 - 10 years)
- Cupcake Decorator Injector (7 - 10 years)
- Cooking Class Certificate (11 years +)
- Kids' Veggie Peeler (11 years +)
- Kids' Knife Set (11 years +)
Ideas for the Competitor
- Baseball (4 - 6 years)
- Scoop Ball Game (4 - 6 years)
- Take n Play Bingo (4 - 6 years)
- Stick Ums Toss Game (4 - 6 years)
- Pick Up Stix and Jacks Bundle (7 - 10 years)
- Pop N Catch Game (7 - 10 years)
- Pocket Frisbee (7 - 10 years)
- Dodge Tag (7 - 10 years)
- Travel Trouble Game (7 - 10 years)
- Zip Ball (11 years +)
- Uno Card Game (11 years +)
Miscellaneous Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids
- Inflatable Ice Cream Cones (1 - 3 years)
- Flavored Toothpaste (1 - 3 years)
- Mini Lincoln Logs Set (4 - 6 years)
- Magnetic Wand (4 - 6 years)
- Window Clings (4 - 6 years)
- Silly Toe Socks (4 - 6 years)
- Magic Grow Capsules (4 - 6 years)
- Superhero Masks (4 - 6 years)
- Magneti Book (4 - 6 years)
- Blind Bags (7 - 10 years)
- Plus Plus Camper Tube (7 - 10 years)
- Mini Lego Set (7 - 10 years)
- Wrist Watch (11 years +)
- Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty (11 years +)
- Glow-in-the-Dark Stars for Ceiling (11 years +)
- Emoji Keychain (11 years +)
It goes without saying that you only have to pick one or two of the fun treats from this list. You can add in a small amount of candy and you've got a great Christmas stocking. There's no need to overdo it!
Tip: Use These Ideas as Small Gifts
There's no reason these ideas can't be small gifts instead of Christmas stocking stuffers! You don't have to limit the ideas in this collection to Christmas morning. These gift ideas would be great for a birthday party gift, a friend's Christmas gift, or even an extra special Elf on the Shelf day.
In addition, stocking stuffers in this lineup can even be a fun Christmas gift for those grown-ups who are kids at heart. Most of these are fun gifts for kids of all ages.
As a bonus, these small gift ideas are perfect if you need a last-minute idea for your kiddo. Most items in this post are from stores like Amazon that provide fast shipping on their purchases. And fast shipping is essential for those last-minute shoppers like myself. 🙂
I'm wishing you lots of happy holiday shopping, friends! I hope you found some great stocking stuffer inspiration in today's post. If you liked this idea list, check out a few of my other stocking stuffer-themed posts.