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 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!

Hope you love them, too!

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!

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!

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

Playfoam Pals

ages 3+
Get a collectible animal surprise hidden inside squishy Playfoam that you can sculpt and squash.

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.

Wristlet Purse

8 styles from which to pick , this could be a fun coin pers, a purse for credit cards and a cell phone, or just a purse for toys, depending on your age!

Polly Pocket Hedgehog Cafe 

ages 4+
Kids will love playing with this cute cafe featuring a micro Polly doll and friend doll, plus 2 pets (a cat with tail hair and a bunny).

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids (All Ages)
Playfoam Snowy Friends
ages 5+
Mystery globes are packed with Playfoam plus 12 snowy friends and 1 rare Pal.

Frozen Funko Mini Pops

Celebrate your favorite movie with these three mini-figures — Anna, Olaf, and Elsa.

Cyclone Mini Remote Car

ages 3+
Small but speedy– this car races around all terrains with you at the wheel.

LEGO Super Mario Character Packs

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

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

The Taking Child (Baby Yoda) with Sounds & Accessories

ages 3+
Kids can squeeze The Child’s soft body to hear adorable vocal sounds from the character featured in the Disney Plus series The Mandalorian!

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!

Mini Sketch Book Stocking Stuffers for Kids and Teens Ages 3 - 13
Mini Sketchbook
I love this small sketchbook to encourage your kids to create art.

Holiday Smencils

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

Kanoodle 3D Puzzle Game for Kids

ages 8+
Kanoodle includes 200 logical thinking puzzles from basic to deviously difficult, there are hundreds of possible combinations, but only one correct answer. Perfect for enhancing problem-solving, critical thinking, and strategic thinking skills.

Do You Want to Build a Snowman

These are adorable — and make perfect stocking stuffers!

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids (All Ages)
Melissa and Doug Colorblast No Mess
ages 3+
So fun! Use the magic pens to color in the pictures and do the activities.

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.

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

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

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

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.

bubble motion tumbler Stocking Stuffers for Kids and Teens Ages 3 - 13
Bubble Motion Tumbler
Whoa, dude! This fun gift is a great visualization aid to show how water and oil don’t mix.

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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.


Minecraft Core Steve Action Figure

Hatchimals Pixies Mermaids

Hatch the 2-Pack’s mermaids to discover ponytails you can brush and style with their combs! Plus, each Pixie has a glittery crown and a compact that really opens!

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.)

Personalized Luggage Tag

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.

Wireless Speaker
12-Hour battery life, waterproof, Bluetooth speaker you can take anywhere! Cool LEDs react and phase in time with the beat in five color themes and patterns.

Wind Up Christmas Toys

Precious Metals Thinking Putty Stocking Stuffers for Kids and Teens Ages 3 - 13
Thinking Putty Precious Metals – Copper

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

Portable field sketch kit for use on the go or at home. Includes brush, sponge, built-in palette, 24 mini watercolor cakes, plastic case. I use this exact kit for my own 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.


Adorable fingerlings respond to sound, motion, and touch with blinking eyes, head turns, and silly monkey babble.

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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Kids Hat, Scarf, and Gloves Set

ages 3 – 6

“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.

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Use to pop, tilt, wrap, prop, collapse, and grip your electronic devices. (These do need replacing as they get pretty dirty over time!)

Screaming Goat Book & Figure 

Give him a gentle press and make your goat scream!
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.

Mini Portable Charger

These are essential for kids whose phones run out of batteries quickly.

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

Exploding Kittens

ages 8+
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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4 Responses

  1. Jill Baird says:

    I love this! So many great ideas! Thank you!

  2. My kids will love the texting gloves!!!

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