Let us take a bit of the holiday shopping stress off your shoulders this Christmas. We get it: Christmas is great, but the shopping part ain’t. Don’t let the search for the perfect gift drag that jolly holiday spirit down! This curated list of tried and true stocking stuffers for kids is sure to have something your little ones will appreciate. Whether you’re shopping for a boy or a girl, a 5-year-old or a 12-year-old, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading on and feel your holiday stresses melt away.
Stocking Stuffers for Kids
Unleash a kid’s hidden magic within them and let them become the next Magnifico with Marvin’s magic kit this Christmas. This is one of the best stocking stuffers for kids that are constantly in awe of watching magic tricks during parties. With this kit, kids can have fun and challenge themselves to become great magicians. They can liven up parties and dazzle their audience, no matter what age group they belong to, using the 40 magic tricks that this kit offers. Plus, it also comes with puzzles that follow the Rubik’s cube theme, in celebration of its 4oth anniversary.
Uncle Goose Planet Blocks
Let the future astronaut continue to live his dreams during playtime with these planet blocks. These cubed playthings not only excite young kids by giving them something to stack on but also dazzles them because of their printed design. All the blocks are made with basswood and printed using non-toxic inks. Each block has a different planet printed on it, which gives it a total of 9 designs to choose from. You can pick a planet based on the kid’s favorites or you can choose one that best describes him based on his birthdate. This is the perfect item to include in stocking stuffers for little kids because they will get to know their favorite planets more even at play.
DIY Snowman Kit
It’s not only Elsa’s little sister, Anna, who can’t get enough of building a snowman, kids also want to have their own little version of Olaf! The DIY snowman is the perfect addition to the list of stocking stuffers for kids who love to create something with their hands. They will have fun creating a little snowman of their own, a la Frozen style, using this kit. It includes a mold foam putty that is pleasant to touch as well as accessories like eyes, carrot nose, hands, and others. Parents will thank you for this because it will keep their children busy, allowing them to have more time to do work without worrying about their kids making a mess.
Harmonica for Kids
Ease a kid’s way into music to become the next Beethoven by including this Harmonica in his Christmas stocking. This musical instrument is easily played no matter what the kid’s age is. It produces a bright and clear tone that can help spark the child’s creativity to produce a harmonious sound. Adults who hear the child play this instrument will not be bothered with the sound, even if it is still a series of experimental notes because it will not come out like a grating sound. It’s also made to be durable so that it can withstand the rough handling of children. Plus, it’s packaged in a beautiful box with a beautiful gold print on it.
Playing Card Holders
Don’t allow a future master to be distracted during a round of poker because he has his hands full of cards with this poker holder. It’s one of the must-have stocking stuffers for kids who are into discovering their knack for playing poker. See him defeating his mom and dad during plays because he will be able to see his cards easily when he uses this holder. Fifteen cards can fit within it and it is designed in such a way that kids with small hands can grip it easily. They can also allow it to stand on its own on tables. They will be able to plan their hands well because they have a good view of all their cards.
enevu Cube LED Light
Kids who are die-hard fans of Iron man will be in for a thrill when you give them the enevu cube lamp. Like how the Tesseract powers Iron man’s body, this can brighten up every marvel kids’ bedroom with its bright light. It is made using 100 lumens so they will be able to get a high intensity of light whenever they need it. Not only that, but they can also tone it down to a low or medium brightness when they are in the mood for it. This is powered by batteries and can last up to 100 hours of use. It can be used as a night light when they go to sleep and pretend like Iron man is in the room with them protecting them from the villains.
Magic Mystery Trick Pen
Enjoy watching the kid make his friends’ eyes pop out of their sockets when you include this trick pen in his Christmas stocking. It’s one of the best gifts for kids who are little pranksters and like to brighten up everyone’s day by performing a magic trick. He will blow his friends’ minds away when he does this trick because it will look very realistic. Some may even think he is out of his mind for destroying a hundred-dollar bill just to impress others. They will be in for a surprise to find out that they will see no holes on the bill after the pen is pulled out. Kids won’t find it difficult to follow the detailed instructions included in this kit.
Nintendo Super Mario Bros
Bring back the glory of the ’80s games and allow a kid to have a taste of it when you give him the Game & Watch device. This is a great gift to be included in a kid’s stocking stuffer because they get to experience a classic game console that kids in the ’80s used to love. They can play classic games on it like Super Mario Bros and will have fun trying to save the mushroom kingdom from the hands of evil villains. Not only that, this device can be functional as well. Whenever they are not in the mood to play games, they can switch their mode to a digital clock. They can place it on their tables to give it a touch of a retro feel.
Rubber Band Gun
Level up the little marksman’s game of rubber band fights with his friends with this finely crafted PPK gun. Little boys will appreciate this if you put this on their stockings because this may be the thing that they need to get an upper hand among their friends. This gun is made from wood and has a design that can hold up to five rubber bands. They will not need to constantly reload their guns anymore and they will also be sure that they will reach their target every time. This little device can shoot a single rubber band up to 20 meters. Plus, this makes sure that every shot they fired is accurate.
Double Sided Mini RC Car
No childhood is ever complete without the experience of owning this RC car. This is one of the best stocking stuffers for kids that you can give for Christmas because, unlike traditional remote control cars, kids won’t have a problem if it flips over. This car can turn 360 degrees and can perform multiple stunts. They will be awestruck by what this car can do and can keep them occupied for a long time. They won’t get tired of it easily because even though there are bumps along its way, they don’t need to pick it up to position it correctly on its wheels. They can just push a button and it will turn itself properly.
Mini Fidget Toy Set
Channel the kids’ excess energy into a stress-relieving activity using these fidget toys. These are small enough to be included in a stocking, which can be useful during anxiety-inducing situations. Fidget toys are known to calm children down when they are under stress because the act of pushing or clicking buttons diverts their mind from the stress into the activity. Plus, when they are bored, their parents can use this so that they will have something to keep themselves busy. Get ready to receive multiple thank-yous from their parents because they won’t hear their kids complain anymore when they are asked to wait for something.
Desktop Ping Pong
Convert any pace into a gym anywhere a kid goes by giving him this mini desktop ping pong. Its size makes it the perfect stocking stuffer for Christmas but don’t let the size fool you because this packs a huge amount of fun. Wherever the kid goes, he can have a fun round of ping pong with his family and friends. All they need to do is find a table, set this kit up and they’re good to go. The set is very beginner-friendly to assemble, even kids will not have a hard time with it. This also comes with a booklet that gives them tips and tricks on how to level up their game. They will also learn how to appreciate it more through its added trivia.
JBL JR POP
Get ready to see an audiophile kid’s brightest smile when he finds a JBL headphone on his Christmas stockings! Even though it is marketed for kids, don’t let it fool you because its sound quality will blow them away. Not only that, it is a wireless and waterproof pair of headphones so they will be able to use this whatever activity they are doing. Even when they are out on the beach swimming, they can still listen to their favorite music. Kids can connect this with their phones through Bluetooth and use this just like how they use other speakers. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it came with a cute color, a perfect accessory to jazz up a kid’s style.
Kids Star Wars Walkie Talkie
Make kids feel like they are Jedi’s out on a mission to defeat Darth Vader with this walkie-talkie. It’s one of those fun stocking stuffers for kids to enjoy with their friends as they play make-believe mission games. They can use this to communicate with their teammates as they navigate through their imaginary spaceship. It’s easy to use because when they are ready to talk to the other person, all they need to do is push a button. Whether they play outdoors or indoors, they will have a lot of fun using this during their games because it can cover a wide distance. They don’t need to limit themselves to be near each other for it to work.
asobu Juicy Drink Box
No more spilled drinks on bags and lunchboxes with the asobu drink box. This is one of the functional gifts you can get for kids because this allows a kid to take his favorite drink with him anywhere without having to worry about drenching his bag from spills. It’s also BPA and very durable. The materials used to make each drink box is unbreakable. Parents don’t need to fret whenever they drop this even on hard floors. It also comes with a straw that can be reused. Cleaning after use is a breeze because it is dishwasher-safe. Parents can even toss this in the freezer and it will come out unscathed.
Echo Dot Kids
Open the door to a whole new world of fun for your child with this kid-focused Echo Dot. If you have a kid who loves their tech, this is the next step for them. The cute design is sure to find a place in your kid’s room and it comes with all the normal Echo features with additional parental controls for your peace of mind. What’s not to love? They’re great stocking stuffers for kids of all sorts, give them a new way to engage with their favorite media this holiday season.
Ninja Bandages for Kids
Take the fear out of childhood scrapes with these ninja bandages. Remember back when you were a kid and every scratch and cut felt like an absolute travesty? No one likes getting roughed up, and a simple, familiar, pleasant patch like this is sure to perk your kid back up when a cut brings them down. These fun bandages would make great gifts for kids who are still going through their ninja phase, especially. Their size is absolutely perfect for a stocking, too. Think about picking up a box or two today.
Fingerlings Baby Sloth
Introduce your kids to their new favorite friend this holiday season! These little finger-hanging pals have been gaining traction for years now and kids love them. Your kid is sure to have fun playing around with the little critters and finding out all the different things they can do. It’s a harmless, classic style of toy with a modern twist that’s sure to please. They’re great for kids who like stuffed animals, action figures, or any classic toys like that, so be sure to keep it in mind while shopping for your kid’s stocking.
Chick Egg Mold
Bring some fun to the breakfast table with this neat egg mold. Your kid is sure to love this quirky little mold that resembles the very critter the egg came from, and you get less fuss at the table. This would especially be a good fit for kids who are a bit picky about food. It’s no secret that turning something a kid doesn’t want to do into something fun is a great way to introduce them to that idea, so if you want to encourage your kid to try some more food, gifts like this are perfect. Happy kids and happy parents? That sounds like an easy answer to me!
Glow in the Dark Stars
Bring the starry night sky to your kids’ room with these glow-in-the-dark stars! What kid doesn’t like stuff that glows in the dark? These stars are a timeless classic that have been filling kids with wonder for decades and they would be especially perfect for kids who like space, astronauts, or other such things. And hey, anything that encourages your kids to get to bed on time is always a bonus for your parents, so getting your kid a gift that makes them look forward to tucking in is a win for everyone.
VTech Kidizoom Duo Selfie Camera
Never miss another moment with this tumble-proof camera. Another timeless classic, these VTech cameras have been around for quite some time (with some upgrades, naturally) and they continue to sell for good reason: kids love taking pictures. The only problem there is that they usually want to use your camera to do it! Getting your kid this camera is giving them a chance to manage their own pictures with their own device instead of clouding up your own. It’s both a lesson in responsibility and a simply fun time. Don’t hesitate to grab one for your kid’s stocking today.
Fitbit Ace 2 Activity Tracker
Looking for a fun way to keep your kids active in an increasingly inactive world? This Fitbit’s for you. Let’s be honest: kids don’t play like they used to. Every kid on the block has a phone, a tablet, or some other way they can sit inside and have fun instead of kicking a ball or what have you. Give them the one piece of tech they don’t have: one that keeps them active. This Fitbit tracks and rewards their activity just like their games do so they have the motivation to keep moving and earning those badges. If your kid needs some activity in their life, this Fitbit is just for you.
Kanoodle 3-D Brain Teaser
Alright, so you got the kids moving their bodies, but how do you keep their minds active too? With this Kanoodle puzzle of course! These trendy trinkets have picked up a lot of traction with the kids lately and their complexity is a great way to encourage mental development in your kids. Hands-on activities like this puzzle are great for your child’s mind, and as a bonus, it’s one more thing to do instead of staring at a screen. These puzzles would make especially great stocking stuffers for kids who already like to play with other mind games such as a Rubik’s cube.
Ready to Rise Children’s Trainer
Keep your kids sleeping right with this cute little sleep trainer. This device comes with multiple functionalities intertwined with the collective purpose of teaching, and more importantly, inducing healthy sleep habits in your kids. Much like the stardust mentioned earlier, this device also brings some fun to the bedtime routine so your kids aren’t such a hassle to lay down at night. For a kid who likes to wake you up at 5 in the morning instead of sleeping as long as they need to, he’ll love it. And we know you’d appreciate that too.
Anker Nebula Kids Pocket Cinema
Spice up your kid’s video time with this pocket-sized projector! This futuristic device brings a whole new kind of fun to watch videos or TV with friends. Just imagine how much your kid will love you when they’re throwing their videos on the wall instead of everyone huddling around a single smartphone. Sounds pretty cool, right? The only downside to this gift is you’ll probably end up wanting one too! They’re loads of fun for movie nights, too. A safe bet for kids of all sorts.
Lefree Digital Counting Money Jar
Give the kids some fun while teaching them the value of saving. You might recall these coin jars from when you were a kid, except perhaps a bit larger. This relatively compact one measuring in at less than 8 inches tall is a great fit for stockings. Saving is an important skill to learn, and the earlier you teach them, the sooner they quit asking you for money! You could even include a little bonus gift with this jar by preloading it a bit to get their savings account started. Either way, bring some fun to the art of saving this holiday season and stuff that stocking with this piggy bank.
Laceez No Tie Elastic Shoe Laces
Got a kid who’s a bit too young to crack the code to the age-old art of tying their laces? Don’t let them trip– these laces are here to save the day. These simple laces go on just like regular shoelaces, but you don’t need to tie them down. Sooner or later your kid will probably have to learn how to tie their shoes, of course, but if they’re not quite there yet, these laces are a good way to keep them safe. They would make great stocking stuffers for such kids and they’ll fit in the stocking nicely.
Bridge the gap between the new and the old with this modern audio player for kids. If you want your kids to spend a bit less time staring at a screen, this gadget is a good way to keep them engaged without all that screen time. It’s well-established that kids spend more than enough time staring at their devices these days, but bringing in some of the old-school ideas in this modern form factor keeps your kids in the modern age without slowing them down. They’re sure to enjoy the extensive possibilities provided by the Yoto Player, so think about tossing one in the stocking this year.
The Ultimate Magnetic Puzzle Game
Keep your kid’s brain moving with this fun puzzle toy. Much like the Kanoodle, this toy is a great way to keep your kids engaged in a hands-on way without a screen. The additional splash of science in this toy via magnets makes it a learning experience too! For kids who like puzzle toys or just need a bit less time with the screen. it’s a safe bet that they would like to crack at this thing, so for a surefire stocking stuffer, look no further.