Looking for kids gift ideas this Christmas? Here are some of the best stocking stuffers for children that are both affordable and fun!
I’m a HUGE fan of stocking stuffers. They’re a fun way to gift items that everyone needs or wants, with the additional challenge of making sure they’re both affordable and small. I try to focus on items that will get used up- items like fun soaps, bath bombs, lip balm, etc. And while candy is a staple, I try to make sure I don’t add too much candy as we usually still have leftovers from Halloween. It seems like we always get enough candy through the year to worry me about the kids having unhealthy habits… is that just me? It’s a constant challenge.
Regardless, here are some of my favorite stocking stuffers. We have three kids so I often buy items in bulk and divide them among the stockings. I also usually stuff the adult stockings as well. The stocking stuffers are generally a mix of needs, wants, and fun items.
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Best Stocking Stuffers for Kids
These are some of our favorite stocking stuffers to give to our children. Some of these also make great stocking stuffers for adults as well. These items all fit inside a stocking, although you may need to take them out of their original packaging. For multi-packs of items, I usually split them up between the kids (or the kids and the adults).
My kids LOVED these because not only did they get bath bombs, there's also a small surprise toy inside too! It draws out the fun of Christmas. That said, we've also done bath bombs without toys inside and those are almost as much fun!
Like the Kinetic Sand, your Play Doh has probably seen better days. Toss the hard mixed Play Doh and buy them a new set for stocking stuffers. Or just toss the Play Doh and refill with homemade Play Doh. They'll never know.
Sometimes I add a new hat or gloves in the stocking, although I think the kids would prefer these LED light up gloves! These are fun if you're going caroling or do outdoor events at night.
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