Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Boys and Girls

Great things really do come in small packages, like these fun stocking stuffers

Christmas stocking stuffer ideas for kids
Small items make the best presents for a kids' Christmas stocking. Jose Luis Pelaez/Getty Images

Great holiday gifts don't have to be elaborate or expensive. Sometimes, the best holiday gifts for kids are some fun and thoughtful little stocking stuffers. Here are some ideas for small gifts that are sure to bring big smiles to kids' faces on Christmas morning.


  • Glow sticks
  • Deck of playing cards
  • Colorful Post-Its
  • Wall ball
  • Matchbox Cars
  • Small set of Legos or Playmobiles


  • Jacks
  • Hello Kitty erasers, pencils—just about anything!

Boys and Girls:

  • Diary (A diary or a journal can be a great way for kids to express their feelings in a safe and secure place. It can be as therapeutic for kids as it is for adults!)
  • Natural Lip Balm (Cold winter winds can be very harsh on kids' delicate lips. Give them a couple of natural lip balms such as ones from EOS. School-age kids can feel very grown-up having lip balms of their very own tucked away in school bags and coat pockets.)
  • Night Light (Even older kids sometimes still need the comfort of a night light to make the night a little less dark.)
  • National Geographic Kids (With its fun and challenging puzzles and games and its lively and interesting articles and amazing pictures, National Geographic Kids is a magazine kids will love getting in their stocking.)
  • Gamestop, Amazon, or iTunes gift card

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