It’s not easy to come up with stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers as you go about your Christmas shopping, but Mama, we’ve got your back. This year, we’d like to help you break the cycle that’s become an annual occurrence: You scout out the best toddler toys, shop ’til you literally drop, then look at your haul and realize you’re not done yet. You need stocking stuffers for the whole family, including your littlest munchkin.
You might’ve had a few ideas, but when you stash those trinkets into a festive sock, you’ll see you still have a ways to go. It’s tough coming up with gift ideas for your 2-year-old that are inexpensive, practical, and will actually entertain them for more than 30 seconds. Almost as tough as resisting your inner urge to fill their stocking with coal. LOL just kidding. Mostly.
That’s why we’re here to rescue you from your stocking stuffer stumped-ness. We’ve gathered a bunch of fun stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers, plus we have lots of other gift guides for everyone on your list. Now, don’t say we never do anything nice for you.
Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Babies Aged 0-2
It’s a smart phone — get it?! Your LO can press buttons to their heart’s content while learning songs, tunes, and phrases. No, they won’t stop trying to grab your phone, but this toy will keep them busy for a little while. It’s also the idealt size for stashing in the diaper bag or bringing along for car rides.
Your little munchkin is at the age where bath time is the most fun, so enhance their play with this five-boat fleet of bath toys. The boats float and are shaped so your kiddo can pour bubbly water from one vessel to the other; there are also drain holes so it can “rain” when the seas get stormy. When it’s time to dry off, they stack for easy storage. Proof that sometimes, simple is best!
About 6-by-6 inches, this tot-sized storybook is perfect for little hands and jumbo socks (aka, stockings). Each page offers a different sensory experience along with an animal-themed story. Choose from different characters including a dog, kitty, unicorn, rabbit, and more — according to reviews, they’re all crowd-pleasers.
Calling all mini gamers! This awesome controller has plenty of buttons, lights, and sounds to keep Baby occupied. It’s also got two settings (numbers and music) for double the learning fun. And this probably goes without saying, but it’ll make an awesome prop for some adorable Insta posts. Game on!
Does your LO has a habit of kicking off socks and slippers and getting cold tootsies? Problem solved! These velcro booties can be secured around active ankles to keep feet cozy all winter long. They’re also available in over 20 colors and patterns, sizes 0 months to 4T — you can even get select sizes in a two-pack.
Part panda, part unicorn, all fluff! This “pandacorn” sits on a shimmering mermaid float (complete with finned tail) and is in a perpetual state of relaxation. Sure you may be jealous, but all your little one will know is that they have a super-cute new pal they’ll want to take everywhere they go!
Whether it’s on stuffies, clothing, or blankets, have you noticed that your LO always goes for the tag? The folks at Learning Lovey did too, so they created this safe sensory blanket that Baby can touch and feel to their heart’s content. Smooth, satiny tags are securely sewn around the edge of the blanket so there’s no worries about them ripping off and becoming a choking hazard. It also comes with an attached teether and it’s double-sided with fabric that’s irresistible for snuggling. Unlike other taggie blankets, this one is 14 by 18 inches, so it’s big enough to cover a tot. Choose from over 20 adorable patterns and roll it up for your little’s stocking!
Stocking Stuffers For Toddlers 2 Years Old & Up
Choo choo! If you’ve got a Thomas or train fan on your hands, this toy is the right size for tucking into a stocking. It’s also equipped with magnetic connectors to attach to other trains, so go ahead and fill their stocking with Percy, Rosy, Ashima, and the whole gang. You can even get Harold the helicopter!
These wooden puzzles aren’t just great for growing minds and developing motor skills, they’re adorable! Give all four to your little problem-solver or split ’em up into multiple stockings. (Note: These puzzles are just over 6-by-6 inches so you may want to make sure they’ll fit!)
Roll up these soft safari animal puppets to stash in their stocking — your kiddo will have a whole new crew to inspire make-believe and put on plays! You can also split ’em up amongst siblings (shh!). This set includes six new friends that are suitable for littles who are 2 years old and up.
Now that your little is on solids, they love using their new skills to feed themselves (even if things get messy). This set of three spoons and three forks is made just for tiny diners with thick, easy-grip handles and rounded ends. A note for you, Mom: They’re also BPA-free and top rack dishwasher-safe.
Let your tot practice sipping from “big kid” cups with ezpz’s training design. It’s made with soft silicone, is easy to grip, and has a weighted texture base to make it tougher to tip over (although, you know it’ll happen eventually).
This mini cordless nightlight is perfect for tots and parents. Keep it next to their bed, and your kiddo will be comforted by its glow and their ability to turn it on (or up) with a tap; and when it comes to middle-of-the-night check-ins, you will, too. The VAVA is dimmable, can emit warm or cool light, and also has a timer. Further, it’s specifically designed to be baby- and kid-safe.
What kid doesn’t love snacks? These clever cups hold their favorite munchies without spilling them, so they can tote them around the house with *minimal* crumbs.