Find all of my 2018 gift recommendations for kids:
40+ Hot 2018 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids (All Ages)
Monster Trucks ages 2+
6 mini trucks for pretend play.
Melissa and Doug Colorblast No Mess ages 3+
So fun! Use the magic pens to color in the pictures and do the activities.
TOOB: Arctic Animals ages 3+
My older kids still have their TOOBS with plastic animals that gave them hours of play. We love these! (And, they’re the perfect fit for a stocking.)
Educational Insights Playfoam Pals Snowy Friends ages 5+
Mystery globes are packed with Playfoam plus 12 snowy friends and 1 rare Pal.
Mini Squigz Suckers ages 5+
Stick these to any smooth, flat surface. Build them up, out, sideways, anyways.
Squishies ages 6+
Squeeze and watch as the toys slowly go from squished to full size. Kids love the tactile fun of these.
Funko POP! Keychain: Jack-Jack ages 6+
Did your kids like Jack-Jack in The Incredibles 2? Now you can add his keychain to your backpack!
Fingerlings Raptors ages 5+
These dinosaurs grip onto your fingers and react to sound, motion, and touch giving roars, chomping jaws and a little Dio gas.
Wikki Stix ages 3+
Get creative with these bendy, sticky fun neon sticks!
Mini Sketchbook ages 3+
I love this small sketchbook to encourage your kids to create art.
PlusPlus Superhero ages 6+
These are chunky blocks that kids build into things — like a superhero.
We highly recommend this fast-paced, fun and easy dice game.
Twisty Petz Babies ages 4+
These jeweled “Petz” transform into sparkly bracelets!
Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin, illustrated by Brian Selznick ages 5 – 7
Hot Wheels Star Wars Cars ages 4+
Hot Wheels make the BEST stocking stuffers. Add these to your car collection — great for boys and girls and hours of fun!
One of our favorite graphic novels, Zita the Spacegirl, is a true friend who not only saves her best friend but the entire galaxy! BOX SET
Disney Holiday Glow Necklace ages 7+
Minecraft The Chicken Coop ages 7+
Isn’t this adorable? My own Minecraft gamer hopes to get this in her Christmas stocking!
Spot It Holidays! ages 6+
We love this fun, fast-paced visual recognition game that fits easily into a Christmas stocking.
Fidget Spinner ages 4+
Play and keep calm with this metal spinner that creates a rainbow effect.
Nanoblock Lemur Building Kit ages 8+
My daughter has loved Nanoblocks for years. Do your kids like building these little brick kits, too? They’re all so cute!
Bubble Motion Tumbler
This fun puzzle gift is a great visualization aid to show how water and oil don’t mix.
Foldable Hi-Fi Wireless Headphones
These aren’t just highly-rated, they’re really a good price, too! We also love that they fold up and come in 7 colors! Other features: stereo sound, ear cushion, wireless mode or wired, and a built-in mic.
Lost Kitties Multipack
Open this bag to reveal 4 new kitties from Series 1, and a sneak peek at a Series 2 kitty.
Hat/Scarf/Glove Set for Girls ages 4 – teen
Hat/Glove Beanie & Gloves Set ages 4 – teen
Christmas Trivia ages 12+
Play a family game all about Christmas.
Air Pods ages 10+
Wireless, rechargeable headphones that fit inside your backpack or pocket.
“That’s What Friends are Thor” Nail Polish
O.P.I.’s new Island nail polish collection comes in many cool colors.
Use to pop, tilt, wrap, prop, collapse, and grip your electronic devices. (These do need replacing as they get pretty dirty over time!)
Swiss Army Knife ages 12+
15 functions for your everyday adventures: blade, Phillips screwdriver, scissors, and more.
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty ages 8 – 12 (NEW for 2018)
My daughter and I love this book! The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl is a thoughtful coming-of-age story about a girl genius with OCD whose grandma wants her to go to public middle school to make one friend, read one non-math book, and join one school activity. Surprisingly, Lucy does find friends and more than that, too. A well-written, heart-warming story!
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate ages 8 – 12
Narrated by one gorilla named Ivan, this story will immediately grab your heart — it’s sad but keep reading, it’s an amazing story. Making it even more compelling, it’s true! Ivan is kept in a cage in a run-down mall for 27 years without seeing another gorilla. He’s friends with the stray dog, Bob, who sleeps with him, Stella who is a full-grown elephant, and Ruby, a newly purchased baby elephant. Due to maltreatment, Stella gets sick and dies. But before she does, she begs Ivan to help Ruby find a better life. Despite his fear, Ivan agrees and gets help from the janitor’s kind daughter.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan FANTASY (series) ages 8 – 12
This series is amazing! Greek gods still exist and so do their kids, half-bloods, or demigods, who have incredible abilities. Unfortunately for these kids, monsters are out to kill them. But, they are also the only ones who can save the world from war between the Greek gods the original gods, the Titans. Percy goes to Camp Half-Blood where he gets trained to protect himself… until he’s sent on a dangerous quest. BOX SET HERE.
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