Now that I’ve wrapped up my 2019 Holiday Gift Guides, let’s talk about stocking stuffers. A few years ago, I decided to get very intentional with what I bought to put in my kids’ stockings. I didn’t want to fill them with items they would play with for a day or two and then be done with. So now I typically do a few things they need (e.g. socks, underwear, bath products), and then I choose a couple of toys, accessories, or art supplies that I think that they’ll love and use. Then I throw in just enough candy to make them happy (or puffs for babies)!
Below are 45 fun and useful stocking stuffer ideas for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
1 | ZUTANO FLEECE BABY BOOTIES: A favorite of mine because they stay on and keep baby’s toes warm! There’s also matching mittens and together they make the sweetest gift set!
2 | HIGH CONTRAST FLASHCARDS: Young babies love high contrast images, so these flashcards on a ring are sure to be a hit and a great way to entertain baby on the go.
3 | BABY BLING HEADBANDS: The stretchiest headbands that won’t leave marks on your baby. They come in a variety of colors and styles too!
4 | LITTLE TRAVELER BOARD BOOKS: This adorable collection of mini board books will introduce your baby to important people and places.
5 | ITZY RITZY PACIFIER: Made from 100% food-grade silicone and at $8.99 for a set of two, they’re much more affordable than similar options on the market.
6 | EGG SHAKER SET: I don’t think I’ve ever met a baby that doesn’t love egg shakers!
7 | COPPER PEARL BANDANA BIB: These bandana bibs aren’t just cute, the polyester fleece backing absorbs drool to keep baby dry.
8 | JANOD FIRST PHONE: Because baby obviously needs their own phone!
9 | MALARKEY KIDS CHEW CUBE: How cute is this chew cube? The geometric shape makes it easy for little hands to grasp and the rattle inside will keep them entertained.
10 | INDESTRUCTIBLES: THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER: These indestructible baby books are made from an ultra-durable paperlike material that’s chew-proof, rip-proof, and drool-proof.
11 | PIPSQUIGZ LOOPS: This suction toy is very entertaining for babies! It sticks to most surfaces and makes a POP sound when pulled off. Plus, it rattles.
12 | EZPZ TINY CUP AND SPOON: Fill up that stocking with things your baby needs to start eating solids like this tiny cup & spoon from EZPZ.
13 | TUBBY TODD BATH: Bath products are the most useful stocking stuffers. And I love everything Tubby Todd!
14 | MUNCHKIN FLOAT AND PLAY BUBBLES BATH TOYS: A fun first bath toy!
15 | OXO TOT WATERPROOF BIB: This is one of my favorite baby bibs. It rolls up so it’s easy to fit in the diaper bag or, you know, a stocking!
1 | MY FIRST BRAINQUEST: 350 questions and answers to build your child’s vocabulary. These are especially great when you’re trying to kill some time away from home.
2 | TEGU MAGNETIC RACE CAR: This three-piece set comes with a body, chassis, and driver. It’s fun on its own, or you can buy more than one to mix-and-match pieces and link them together.
3 | MELISSA & DOUG POP BLOCS FARM ANIMALS: Ten mix-and-match pieces that kids snap together to build farm animals.
4 | MUDPUPPY WOODEN MAGNETIC LETTERS: Use these to introduce your little one to letters! They stick to any magnetic surface like a refrigerator or even a baking sheet.
5 | JELLYCAT SECURITY BLANKET: Any toddler would love a security blanket to snuggle! Choose from over 15 animals.
6 | BABYROO SILKY CRAYONS: We love these crayons in our home! They’re buttery smooth, easy for a toddler to color with, and easy to clean up!
7 | MUNCHKIN SQUIRTERS: Water-squirting floating ocean friends, and just the right size for little hands.
8 | SHAPES PUZZLE: My favorite recent purchase for my kids! It comes with 60 designs that kids re-create using a variety of wooden pieces. The patterns start out pretty basic, so my (older) toddler and preschooler both love this one.
9 | MUDPUPPY FIRST WORDS FLASHCARDS: Use this adorable set of 26 double-sided flashcards to help your child develop their vocabulary.
10 | MUNCHKIN FISHING POLE: Fun in the bath or in their water table. This set comes with a magnetic fishing rod with three bobbing characters with magnets on top.
11 | PLAYDOH: Trust me, you can’t go wrong with filling your toddler’s stocking with PlayDoh!
12 | CAT & JACK SLIPPERS: Narwhal slippers! Aren’t they the cutest? And here’s a cute pair for toddler boys!
13 | MUDPUPPY POUCH PUZZLES: These pouch puzzles are a long-time favorite at our house! They have 12 extra-thick cardboard pieces, and the zippered pouch makes them easy to store and take on-the-go.
14 | CRAYOLA COLOR BATH DROPZ: Fragrance-free and non-toxic water coloring tablets. Sure to be a hit with your toddler!
15 | MINI BUCKLE TOY: If you have a toddler who loves buckles, this is the perfect stocking stuffer.
1 | PLUS-PLUS BIG BUILDING TOY: I have heard people rave about the Plus-Plus Building Toys and was happy to learn they have a larger size for young kids!
2 | WISE OWL KIDS HAMMOCK: I bought one of these for my kids last summer and they love it! Plus they pack down to about the size of an orange.
3 | WELLY KIDS BANDAIDS: These bandaids are the cutest, plus they come in a reusable tin. They aren’t the cheapest, so if your kid requests multiple bandaids a day you might just want to get a box featuring their favorite character.
4 | KIDS WET BRUSH: If your kid doesn’t have a Wet Brush yet, get one for their stocking and thank me later! But really, they are the best for brushing through tangly hair.
5 | PETIT COLLAGE MAGNETIC DRESS UP: My girls love these magnetic dress-up tins! Each one includes two scenes and 25 magnetic pieces.
6 | CAT & JACK DINO BEANIE: Winter accessories make a super useful stocking stuffer.
7 | RAPTOR FINGERLING: Fingerlings were all the rage a few years ago, but they’re still very entertaining! There are the original monkeys, plus unicorns, dinosaurs, dragons, sloths, elephants, and more.
8 | MUDPUPPY MEMORY MATCH: One of my favorite games to play with my kids.
9 | EEBOO CREATE A STORY: These are such a fun way to interact and play with your kids. You draw cards from a pile, and then use them to make up a story.
10 | PIGGY PAINT: Don’t forget the nail polish! Piggy Paint is eco-friendly and virtually odorless.
11 | KIDS BATH BOMBS: A set of six bath bombs, each is a different scent and comes with a surprise toy inside!
12 | HOT WHEELS 5-PACK: If your kid loves Hot Wheels, this is a perfect set for their stocking.
13 | WIKKISTIX FOR DOODLERS: Your kids will come up with so many ways to use their WikkiStix. They’re soft, pliable, and stick to each other.
14 | PETIT COLLAGE PETIT PUZZLE: Love these mini puzzles from Petit Collage, idea for kids 3 and up.
15 | TAKEYA WATER BOTTLE: A super practical stocking stuffer! I love this brand because of they keep drink cools and have a carrying handle. Plus they come in the cutest colors!