Stocking Stuffers for Kids and Teens (Ages 3 – 18)

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I’m so excited about these stocking stuffers for kids, tweens, and teens from ages 3 to 16 that I’m barely resisting buying them all.

Do you give your kids stocking stuffers? Or just hang stockings for decoration?

Because I didn’t grow up with stockings, I’m SUPER into them. Probably more than my kids. LOL.

Each year, I do a lot of toy and gift research for my holiday toy and book gift guide and always find new, cool, and fun ideas that your kids will love to receive in their stockings. From babies to tweens and teens!

I hope you love them, too!

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Stocking Stuffers for Kids and Teens (Ages 3 – 18)

Dimpl Digits 
ages 2 – 4
Push, squish, pop, and learn! Silicone bubbles make a fun popping noise. Read and learn the numerals 1 to 10 and matching words.

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Monster Trucks
ages 2+
6 mini trucks for pretend play.

Hot Wheels Mario Kart

ages 3+
Get your favorite characters from Mario Kart and race them around your house!

Hot Wheels Mega Construx Building Set

ages 5+
Use the 102 bricks to build your own muscle car!

Croc Jibbitz
Add these to your crocs or your bracelets and show off your style!

Bubble Pop Fidget Toy

ages 3+
While it’s probably the perfect fidget toy for younger kids, I must tell you that my teen daughter LOVES these bubble pop toys.

Cutitos Pizzaitos

ages 3+
Open the mystery bag to find a surprise 7.5 inch stuffed animal wrapped in a soft, plush pizza blanket. Featuring 12 collectible animals including a Hedgehogito, a Cowito, a Catito, and more!

Dinosaur Building Block Toys

Eggs hold dinosaur blocks you can build into dinosaur figures.

Wacky Tracks
ages 3+
Bend the snake toy into different positions for motor skill practice, fun, and stress relief.

Paper Airplane Squadron
ages 6+
Create and customize 20 paper airplanes with this complete craft kit! This kit includes enough paper for a small group to create multiple paper planes to race, fly, and trade.

Pets Alive Chirpy Birds
Crack open the plastic egg to see which Chirpy Bird you’ve adopted — this one is Owl! It will mimic what you say and say it back to you.

Wristlet Purse

8 styles –this could be a fun coin purse or just a purse for toys, depending on your age!

Kanoodle Genius

ages 8+
Puzzles and games for ages 8 to 108!

Baby Fairy Finder

ages 5+
The Fairy Finder lights up when it detects virtual fairies! Play games with your fairies and collect new fairies you take care of.

LEGO Super Mario Character Packs

ages 5+
Each pack contains a Super Mario character with 10 unique character possibilities.

Walkie Talkies

Easy to use and fun to play with!

Barbie Mini

ages 3+
For kids who like small dolls, this Barbie Mini at 5.5″ will provide hours of imaginative play time.

wikki stix
Wikki Stix
ages 3+
Get creative with these bendy, sticky fun neon sticks. Great for car trips and restaurants.

Unicorn Lip Balm

Motion Bubbler

ages 3+
Mesmerizing bubbles of color!

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids (All Ages)
Hatchimals Colleggtibles 
Hold your egg, rub the heart, it will hatch when the heart changes colors, and out will come a small toy!

Holiday Smencils

Kids love writing with these smelly pencils in the following flavors: Hot Cinnamon, Candy Cane, Holiday Cheer, Sugar Plum, and Gingerbread.

Do You Want to Build a Snowman

These are adorable — and make perfect stocking stuffers!

It’s worrying how many kids can’t tell time with an analog clock. So get your kids started early with their own watch! This stocking stuffer does double duty — it’s cute and fun AND educational.

Lost Kitties Mice Mania
ages 5+
Who’s hiding inside?! Surprise! Dig into the shaping compound to find either a sweet Lil’ Kitty or a sneaky Mouse invader.

Tall Animal Socks
ages 3+
One of my kids is obsessed with silly socks– and loves to mismatch them as a style. Do you know anyone like that who would love this stocking stuffer?

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids (All Ages)
Mini Squigz Suckers
ages 5+
Stick these to any smooth, flat surface. Build them up, out, sideways, anyways.

Shashibo Shape Shifting Box

ages 8+
Magnetic puzzle box for sensory stimulation, relaxation, and imagination.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids (All Ages)

ages 6+
Squeeze and watch as the toys slowly go from squished to full size. Kids love the tactile fun of these. (These also make great gifts to give to friends and classmates.)

Plus Plus Horse

ages 6 – 12
Interlocking cubes fit together to make a horse. Kids love these clever puzzles!

Magnetic Poetry First Words

Top Trumps Predators

ages 7+
My kids loved so many of the Top Trump card games — I think Harry Potter and Dogs were their favorite decks. In this new and exciting Predator deck, read the predator’s numbers to see whose number is the most. You’ll compare weight, speed, stealth, risk of encounter, and killer rating! Who will win?

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ages 7+
We highly recommend this fast-paced, fun and easy dice game.

Scented Glitter Gel Pens
Make writing and art fun and sparkly!

Rubik’s Cube
ages 8+
When I was a child, I read a book that taught me how to quickly solve a Rubik’s Cube around age 8 — and I was obsessed with improving my speed. This puzzle toy endures today — and is a fun way to keep kids off screens!

Fidget Gel Pens
Ages 10+
The company says ages 14 plus because of small parts, but I’m pretty sure most kids can handle this. I like that you can twist it into different shapes!

Crayola Scrubbie Pets
ages 3+
Color 2 washable animal figures to make your own collectible jungle animals. Scrub clean and design again!

UNO Minecraft

ages 7+
Are your kids Minecraft fans? Now they can play this special version of UNO that features Minecraft characters. This game is always a family favorite.
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Reading Headlamp
Headlamps beat book lamps for reading in bed. Why? Because they’re hands-free AND have much better light! (All over the page light, not just in one spot.) Plus, how cool are you when you sit in bed with a headlamp?! These really motivate young readers.

Desktop Calculator for Kids
Get kids playing with numbers with a stocking stuffer calculator!


Minecraft Core Steve Action Figure

Apple AirPods

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.)

Cubebot Micro White Ninja Stocking Stuffers for Kids and Teens Ages 3 - 13
Cubebot Micro White Ninja
ages 3+
A multi-function gift idea for your kids — this is a wooden puzzle and an action figure that can hold dozens of poses.

playfoam wild pals
Playfoam Pals Wild Friends
ages 5+
Which of 12 wild friends will be inside the squishy Playfoam?

Chocolate Orange

Wireless Headphones

These aren’t just highly-rated, they’re really a good price, too! We also love that they have good sound, LED lights, and volume control.

Travel Wireless Speaker

A cute mini portable speaker with 5 hours of playtime that you can enjoy with a Bluetooth device.

Pure Vida Bracelet

Bluetooth Tracker Key Finder
Easy-to-use with an app to find a variety of items like keys and bags.

My daughter LOVES her Fitbit! Get one for your kids that will tell time and help you calculate steps, calories, distance, and sleep. It’s a great way to motivate healthy living.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids (All Ages)
Fidget Spinner
ages 4+
Play and keep calm with this metal spinner that creates a rainbow effect.

Glow in the Dark LED Flashlight

Comes in lots of fun colors and glows in the dark — this is perfect for kids!

Koi Water Colors Stocking Stuffers for Kids and Teens Ages 3 - 13
Koi Water Colors

This is a field sketch kit for use on the go or at home. It includes brush, sponge, built-in palette, 24 mini watercolor cakes, plastic case. I use this kit for my art journaling. 

Minecraft Figures Stocking Stuffers for Kids and Teens Ages 3 - 13
Minecraft Figures
I added these to the stocking stuffer list because my kids LOVE Minecraft anything!

Monopoly Deal

If you’re like me and don’t want to spend HOURS playing the Monopoly board game, try this shorter card game! It’s fun for the entire family.

EOS Lip Balm
The perfect size for a stocking and great for dry winter days…
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Weird But True Christmas 
Kids will be mesmerized with this engaging little book that packs a BIG punch. Flip through and read wacky facts, interesting statistics, tidbits, and traditions all to do with Christmas. Mine can’t stop reading it!! (Usually out loud to the whole family. It’s a dynamo book.)

Beanie Boo Flamingo

I always like to include a small plush toy in my kids’ Christmas stockings. This one is adorable.

Star Wars The Force Awakens Stocking Stuffers for Kids and Teens Ages 3 - 13
Star Wars The Force Awakens 3-Pack Desert Mission
ages 4+
Pretend play Star Wars with BB-8, Jakku Scavenger, and Thug figures from the new movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Texting Gloves Stocking Stuffers for Kids and Teens Ages 3 - 13
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“That’s What Friends are Thor” Nail Polish
O.P.I.’s new Island nail polish collection comes in many cool colors.

Sports Cap
Get your sports fan a baseball cap or beanie.


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.

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Lokai Classic Bracelet (other colors available)
My teen wants this bracelet for Christmas! The white bead with water from Mount Everest represents life’s highest moments. The black bead with mud from the Dead Sea signifies difficult moments.

Spot It

We love this fun, fast-paced visual recognition game that kids totally love and fits easily into a Christmas stocking.

Oversized Knit Beanie
My daughter loved this so much she got me my own– and I love it, too! Warm and cute!

Selfie Ring Light

Make your photo lighting perfect with clip-on ring light.
A pocket watercolor painting book for ages 3 to 10.

Philosophy Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette
Iconic, light floral scent.

Exploding Kittens

ages 8+
My kids didn’t love this game, but it’s a very popular Russian roulette-style game with kittens, laser pointers, belly rubs, and catnip sandwiches.

MONEY or Gift Cards

Don’t forget this! At the end of the day, they’re sometimes the best gift for your picky tweens.

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