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!
Stocking Stuffers for Kids and Teens (Ages 3 – 18)
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.
6 mini trucks for pretend play.
Hot Wheels Mario Kart
Get your favorite characters from Mario Kart and race them around your house!
Hot Wheels Mega Construx Building Set
Use the 102 bricks to build your own muscle car!
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.
Bend the snake toy into different positions for motor skill practice, fun, and stress relief.
Paper Airplane Squadron
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.
8 styles –this could be a fun coin purse or just a purse for toys, depending on your age!
Puzzles and games for ages 8 to 108!
Baby Fairy Finder
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
Each pack contains a Super Mario character with 10 unique character possibilities.
Easy to use and fun to play with!
For kids who like small dolls, this Barbie Mini at 5.5″ will provide hours of imaginative play time.
Get creative with these bendy, sticky fun neon sticks. Great for car trips and restaurants.
Mesmerizing bubbles of color!
Hold your egg, rub the heart, it will hatch when the heart changes colors, and out will come a small toy!
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
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
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?
Mini Squigz Suckers
Stick these to any smooth, flat surface. Build them up, out, sideways, anyways.
Shashibo Shape Shifting Box
Magnetic puzzle box for sensory stimulation, relaxation, and imagination.
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!
Top Trumps Predators
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?
We highly recommend this fast-paced, fun and easy dice game.
Scented Glitter Gel Pens
Make writing and art fun and sparkly!
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
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
Color 2 washable animal figures to make your own collectible jungle animals. Scrub clean and design again!
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.
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!
TOOB: Arctic Animals
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
A multi-function gift idea for your kids — this is a wooden puzzle and an action figure that can hold dozens of poses.
Playfoam Pals Wild Friends
Which of 12 wild friends will be inside the squishy Playfoam?
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.
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.
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
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.
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…
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.
“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
15 functions for your everyday adventures: blade, Phillips screwdriver, scissors, and more.
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.
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.
Philosophy Amazing Grace Eau de Toilette
Iconic, light floral scent.
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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DIY / CRAFTS GIFT GUIDE
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