Every year’s the same deal — you shop ’til you literally drop, take a look at your haul, and realize you’re not done yet. Stocking stuffers. Yup. You might have a few ideas, but drop them into that festive sock and you’ll see you still have a ways to go. It’s tough coming up with unique ideas for toys and games your kid will actually enjoy. Almost as tough as resisting your inner urge to fill it with coal. LOL just kidding. Mostly.
That’s why we’re here to rescue you from your stocking stuffer stumpedness. We’ve gathered a bunch of ideas to cover all ages and stages for a total of 27 fun stocking stuffers for kids. Don’t say we never do anything nice for you.
Each time you mix up the pieces, the puzzle comes out differently, making images such as a human, robot, tree, umbrella, and flower, and the geometric shapes challenge the problem-solving area of your recipient’s brain. Stocking stuffer or ridiculously fun learning tool? It’s actually both.
Since your sis needs full batteries ready to receive a new Snapchat or IG message at a moment’s notice (or just check her email), give her the gift of juice 24/7. This circular desktop charging station features six USB ports so your teen can charge their Apple Watch, phone, iPod, tablet, and whatever else, all at once.
Whoever said that Christmas trees should strictly stick to a red-and-green color scheme was seriously disturbed. F*ck it and go colorful! Add some pink, yellow, orange, green, and blue hues to your tree with this glittery rainbow ornament.
We’ve all been there and it’s not something you’d ever wish on a friend. So give the gift of convenience this holiday season and help your BF4L stock up on Emergency Underpants in a Can. This gift comes with three extra pairs for when “disaster” strikes. After all, we all know: sh*t happens.
Remember singing every song with your sister as a kid? Bring the music back home with this sleek karaoke mic. It’s compatible with all Android, iPhone, iPad, and iOS smartphones with Bluetooth connectivity and PCs. You may not have turned out to be a pop star, but there’s still hope for your sis! Jk…
Move over, Dr. Pimple Popper! If there’s a pimple-popping obsessed person in your friend group, then this is the gift for her. Made of 100% skin-friendly silicone, this “decompression” and “relaxation” toy is a stress ball gone wrong as it lets the user fake “pop” fake pimples. Whatever floats your boat, we guess!
AirPods, shmair shpods. This beanie isn’t just stylish, it also has Bluetooth capabilities so you can continue your phone conversations and your Spotify playlist even as you walk through the brisk cold. With a large battery capacity (it works anywhere from 16 to 20 hours), you won’t have to worry about the sound cutting in and out or the volume being too low. This hat keeps you warm with its soft, double-knit material and also keeps the jams playing without any interference.
If you’ve gotta do Santa duty for a kiddo obsessed with science, then you’re going to want to snap up some of these adorable plush organs. They offer a brain, heart, kidney, liver, even a uterus for the aspiring OB-GYN. Imagine a child’s joy opening their Christmas stocking and seeing a gall bladder pop out. Ok, to be fair, this stuffer is definitely for a very specific audience.
Who doesn’t love tacos? Who doesn’t love dinosaurs? That’s why these handy AF dino taco holders are a must-have stocking stuffer for pretty much any kid. Or adult. Everyone loves tacos! They hold two tacos each and look very prehistoric while doing it, and at $14.95, they’re an absolute steal.
If you live with a tween, chances are excellent that hear about Minecraft at least 14 times per day. But if you want to get the kids off the PS4 and actually hanging out together sans screen, we highly recommend plopping Minecraft UNO cards into their stocking.
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Is there a kid in the land who doesn’t want their walls and ceiling covered in glow-in-the-dark stars? Nope. And for $11.95, you could stick this fun little room decor in everyone’s stockings. One box comes with 200 stars plus, a bonus moon. You could buy a book about constellations and turn it into a learning experience or just let the kids go nuts sticking stars everywhere. Either way, sounds like a fun Christmas night activity for the whole family.
Just like VSCO girls and binging on seasons of Friends, Rubik’s Cubes are another old thing made new again by the current generation of kids and teens. It’s an ideal stocking stuffer for kids (and adults?) of any age, and the best part? It’s currently just $3.44. Hello, bargain.
Got a mini aspiring Jerry Seinfeld on your hands? Try this book of knock knock jokes to give them all new material to try out at the holiday dinner table. It’s aimed at kids ages 7-12, so no worries that the recipient will bust out humor that will horrify grandma over the Christmas pot roast.
Is it always Battle of the Chargers at your house? If so, then Santa should drop one of these Christmas lights USB and charging cables into every stocking in the family. There’s also no rules saying this can only be used around the holidays. A good set of Christmas lights is always festive and cozy to see.
If you’re the Cool Mom who let her teens see Deadpool, then this is the obvious stocking stuffer of choice. It’s a Funko POP! Deadpool Playtime figure in his own little robe and unicorn slippers. He’s a collectible but will probably get played with from time to time by even the coolest of teens.
Got a family full of Squishy fans? Then this 25-pack of Mochi Squishies is the economical stocking stuffer of your dreams. You can gift them all to one lucky recipient or spread the Squishy love (equally of course — no need for sibling rivalry on Christmas morning).
And if you want to pack a little more Squishy bang for your buck, you can go with this 7-pack of Jumbo Squishies that are all food-themed. Your kiddo can relieve grade school-related stress in the most adorable way possible by squishing these colorful buddies and watching them slowly rise again.
If your house is home to a young Potterhead or two, then someone definitely needs this Harry Potter Quidditch ornament in their stocking. He will look perfectly magical in any tree and comes in a gift-ready box.
Drones are everywhere these days, but how about a stocking-sized one that doesn’t even need a remote to control its movements? This hand-operated mini drone uses high-tech infrared motion sensors to detect obstacles and steer by hand. Just toss it in the air and pray it doesn’t get lost in the Christmas tree.
Sidewalk chalk is kind of a childhood basic, right? But that doesn’t mean it has to actually be basic. Enter this adorable (and yummy-looking) Cheesy Pizza Chalk. This isn’t just any pizza-shaped sidewalk chalk — it’s covered in eco-friendly glitter and non-toxic paint. Perfect for the kids who think it looks tasty enough to eat.
Hatchimals first hit the trendy toy scene a few years ago, and they’re still very much a thing. If your Hatchimal-loving child already has a ton but still wants more, this mini set of 12 is the perfect solution. Two of them are pre-hatched, but the rest of the crew needs a little love and care to open up — just rub the purple heart until it turns pink, and voila. Crack it open and meet a new friend.
If you’re playing Santa for a Dragamonz fan, then this is a total must-have stocking stuffer. It’s a 3-pack of eggs to smash open and discover Dragamonz figures along with battle cards to trade with friends. There’s over 70 to collect, so maybe get a few sets.
Pixie Belles are enchanted toys that dance, spin, and literally kiss people. Not even kidding, you hold this tiny creature to a cheek and it kisses as long as it’s held there — finishing off the smooch with a delighted squeal. It’s only like, 10 percent creepy and is sure to delight a young stocking opener on Christmas morning.
It’s the year of Toy Story 4 and that means the franchise’s endearing new character Forky will be found under many Christmas trees. This version is stocking-sized and talks — he’s programmed with 15+ phrases from the beloved movie. And if you want to bring the whole cast home, you totally can — Buzz, Woody, Jessie, Bo Peep, and Rex are all available too.
If you have a kid who goes bonkers for Fingerlings and also has a dino obsession, welcome to the perfect stocking stuffer to get a big “WOW” at 4:36 am on Christmas morning when you haven’t had a single sip of coffee yet. This little guy reacts to sound, motion, and touch, so get ready for lots of interactive fun.
Doo doo do you want to lose your mind just a little bit more this holiday season? Then go ahead and drop this singing Baby Shark plush into your kiddo’s stocking. Squeeze his tummy and hear 4 verses of the ear worm. Because sometimes, Santa is kind of a jerk.
Related: The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide