While you’re busy helping Santa pick out all the best gifts for your kids, don’t forget about those stockings. In addition to the classic stuffers like oranges and other healthy fruits, fill your little ones’ stockings with a mix of healthy and fun odds and ends. Need a little bit of inspiration? You’ve come to the right place for stocking stuffer ideas!
1. A Stuffed Animal Surprise
The best way to greet your child on Christmas morning is with a cute little stuffed animal poking out of the top of their stocking. Top the stocking with a stuffed owl, teddy bear, sheep or your kid’s favorite animal.
2. A Bottle of Bubbles
The best thing about bubbles is that they’re just soap. No worries about messes or stains. Bubble bottles come in all shapes and sizes and will fit perfectly in nearly any stocking.
3. Some Winter Warmth
Hats, scarves, mittens–you name it and your baby needs it. You could even throw in a personalized winter cap with her name on it so she always knows it was especially made for her.
4. Healthy Snacks
What’s a stocking without snacks? But that doesn’t mean you have to go with sugary candy. Check the baby food aisle of the grocery store for some healthy snacks made especially for growing babies and toddlers.
5. Fun Pacifiers
Stocking stuffers are all about the special and unusual. Skip plain old pacifiers and go for something unique. Perhaps it’ll have a mustache to make him resemble the man he’ll become.
6. A Personalized Christmas Book
Did you know you can get personalized Christmas books? For instance, this snowman book incorporates your kid’s name so it’s written especially for her.
7. Travel Games
The holiday season is always full of travel. Since it can be difficult to keep a kid occupied on the road, why not gift a few travel games. Little slide puzzles are small enough to fit in a stocking and to add to a travel bag.
8. Activity Books
Amidst all the fun, it’s always good to add to your child’s knowledge, too. Activity books are a fun way to learn that will feel more like a game than schoolwork.
9. Kid’s Jewelry
Plastic bracelets and brightly colored necklaces are perfect for children experimenting with accessories. Just make sure to check the age restrictions.
10. Cute Socks
Socks are practical, but they can also be fun when you pick a cute design. They roll up easy to make them a smart addition to any stocking.