The 25 Best Stocking Stuffers For Kids of All Ages 2021

25 Fun Stocking Stuffers for Kids That Are *Almost* As Good As The Bigger Gifts

September 20, 2021 Updated September 24, 2021

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Stocking stuffers are like the sprinkles on top of the Christmas ice cream sundae: They’re small, but they add that extra special something to the experience. That said, stocking stuffers for kids (and especially stocking stuffers for toddlers) can wind up at the bottom of your gifting to-do list, leaving you scrambling at the last minute to grab whatever’s left in the holiday aisle at the drug store–and spending money on a bunch of stuff your kids won’t remember in five minutes.

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It doesn’t have to be that way, of course. To help you avoid the mad dash — and the same old trinkets and candy — we’ve curated a handy list of stocking stuffers for kids. Of course, if chocolate Santas and cozy socks are a tradition in your family, by all means, keep on keeping on. But if you’re looking for extra suggestions for goodies to fill your kids’ stockings, we’ve found some fun, unique, and even meaningful and educational picks they’ll actually be excited about, even with the big presents freshly opened.

It’s hard to compete with those splurge gifts, but these add-ons will give the main event some real competition. From glow-in-the-dark bath cubes to a mini mermaid terrarium to poop bingo (yes), you’ll find stocking stuffers for every kid on your nice list this year.

Best Stocking Stuffers For Kids

Hasbro Gaming Jenga Mini Game

A mini version of the classic game will keep kiddos entertained whether they’re playing solo or with pals–and help build concentration!

$4.50 AT AMAZON



Skillmatics Guess in 10 Animal Planet

This super popular game is great for animal and nature lovers–or kids who just ask a lot of questions! Players have to guess the animal on the game card with no more than 10 queries, encouraging them to think strategically.

$14 AT AMAZON

Do One Fun Thing Every Day Journal

You’re never too young to start journaling! Using quotes from popular books and other creative prompts and exercises, this guided journal encourages 6-10 year olds to express themselves, screen-free.

$13 AT AMAZON

3 otters Tabletop Bowling Toy

Made of wood with non-toxic paint finishes, a teeny tabletop bowling lane, launcher, and pins will help develop your kid’s fine motor and math/scoring skills without taking up much room at all.

$12 AT AMAZON



Ginormous Hatchin' Grow Dino Eggs

What’s better than learning about dinosaurs? Hatching your own, of course. After 48-72 hours submerged in cool water, each dino breaks out its shell and grows into a nearly 10″ high toy to play with.

$14 AT AMAZON

Simon Micro Series Game

Compact and perfect for travel, Hasbro’s mini version of the beloved memory game can be played alone or in Pass It mode with friends.

$10 AT AMAZON

Chocolates Unlimited Set of Snowmen Large Hot Chocolate Bombs

The viral food trend is still very much a thing! Instead of store-bought packaged candy, delight your littles with a snowman hot cocoa bomb that’s as fun to melt as it is to eat!

$16 AT ETSY



Uncommon Goods Glowing Bath Time Cubes

Making bathtime fun is obviously the easiest way to get kids to soak longer. These toy cubes glow and project images onto their surroundings when placed in liquid and automatically turn off when the tub is drained!  (They’re also phthalate- and BPA-free, hermetically sealed for safety and waterproofness, and recyclable!)

$20 AT UNCOMMON GOODS

Fat Brain Toys Simpl Dimpl

Fat Brain Toy Co.’s bestselling fidget keychain is made of 100% food-grade silicone and attaches easily to backpacks, bags, and yes, keys to keep restless fingers busy and calm anywhere.

$6 AT FAT BRAIN TOYS

Best Stocking Stuffers For Girls

Adventure Girls!: Crafts and Activities for Curious, Creative, Courageous Girls

With unique activities and crafts for girls ages 6 to 12, this empowering book encourages them to develop their independence, nurture and express their creativity, learn about science, and get outside and explore!

$11 AT AMAZON



Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets Dog Pack Animal Toy Set

With two washable pet figurines, three washable non-toxic markers, and a scrub brush, your little will get endless hours of coloring (and recoloring) without staining your walls–or themselves. Just let them draw, then clean and let them start again when the mood strikes!

$8 AT AMAZON

Aprilis Organic Bath Bombs Gift Set

Pretty rainbow hues and bathtime bubbles–what’s not to love? Aprilis’ set includes eight handmade 100% natural organic bath bombs with an “exclusive floating formula” that creates colorful, fast-rotating fizzy excitement on the surface of the water.

$8 AT AMAZON

Creativity for Kids Mini Garden - Mermaid Terrarium

Could this be more adorable? Your little gardener will love planting her own mermaid garden, complete with quick-sprouting chia seeds, potting mix, and under-the-sea themed decorations.

$7 AT AMAZON



LOL Surprise Color Change Dolls

The great thing about LOL Surprise dolls is they’re like several gifts in one. Each comes with multiple surprises–and this one includes both a fan-favorite doll and ball that change color when placed in water–all for under 10 bucks!

$10 AT AMAZON

Giga Pets AR Virtual Animal Pet Toy

If your kids are bugging you for a dog, this throwback toy is a great first step to teach responsibility! The original game designers added new programming to the ’90s virtual pet, including updated animations, graphics, and sounds, as well as improved battery life!

$13 AT AMAZON

Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes

Get your littles excited about writing–or drawing–with a scratch art notepad. Mini sheets with matte coating reveal bright rainbow colors underneath once scratched or doodled on (with the included wooden stylus)!

$6 AT AMAZON



Ruth and Dottie Girl Power Pencils

Remind your girl the world is at her fingertips with these empowering pencils.The set includes six old school #2’s in fun colors, hand-printed with gold foil inspiration.

$9 AT ETSY

Best Stocking Stuffers For Boys

Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Finger Puppets

As bath toys, or really anywhere toys, Paw Patrol finger puppets are an easy, cheap way to keep your little entertained–and help learn colors and counting!

$6 AT AMAZON

Activ Life Bike Wheel Lights

What’s better than a gift that makes safety cool? LED bike wheel lights–with optional flashing mode–ensure your kid’s ride is tricked out for Christmas and beyond, and won’t be missed by anyone!

$25 AT AMAZON



Star Wars Lollipops and Pop-Up Case

A Star Wars lollipop holder? What a time to be alive! With this Pop Up that locks lollies in place and stores them when closed, kids can avoid sticky fingers and save their half-eaten suckers for later.

$13 AT AMAZON

Rubik's Key Ring Action Game

Totally addictive and great for solo entertainment, the travel size keychain version of the 80s classic puzzle will keep kids 8 and up busy anywhere.

$9 AT AMAZON

Best Kids' Christmas Jokes Ever!

Your budding comedian will love making people laugh this holiday season–and will have plenty of material with a book featuring over 500 Christmas-themed jokes.

$4 AT AMAZON



Uncommon Goods Playful Sports Mug

From hot cocoa marshmallows to soup crackers, you might actually find yourself encouraging your kid to play with his food, via this kid-designed mug with a hoop!

$25 AT UNCOMMON GOODS

Fat Brain Toys Door Pong

Originally designed to improve the skills and coordination of a child with autism, Door Pong allows kids to play ping pong with a friend or solo–without the table. Just clamp it to the top of any doorway, adjust the string length, and paddle away!

$25 AT FAT BRAIN TOYS

Uncommon Goods Poop Bingo

Lovers of animals and poop references–or both–will for sure enjoy playing this doo doo-themed take on Bingo, where kids have to match creatures with their, er, caca. It’s a guaranteed laugh while learning feces facts!

$20 AT UNCOMMON GOODS



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Hasbro Gaming Jenga Mini Game
$4.50
Skillmatics Guess in 10 Animal Planet
$14
Do One Fun Thing Every Day Journal
$13
3 otters Tabletop Bowling Toy
$12
Ginormous Hatchin' Grow Dino Eggs
$14
Simon Micro Series Game
$10
Chocolates Unlimited Set of Snowmen Larg...
$16
Uncommon Goods Glowing Bath Time Cubes
$20
Fat Brain Toys Simpl Dimpl
$6
Adventure Girls!: Crafts and Activities ...
$11
Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets Dog Pack ...
$8
Aprilis Organic Bath Bombs Gift Set
$8
Creativity for Kids Mini Garden - Mermai...
$7
LOL Surprise Color Change Dolls
$10
Giga Pets AR Virtual Animal Pet Toy
$13
Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Rainbow Mini ...
$6
Ruth and Dottie Girl Power Pencils
$9
Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Finger Puppets
$6
Activ Life Bike Wheel Lights
$25
Star Wars Lollipops and Pop-Up Case
$13
Rubik's Key Ring Action Game
$9
Best Kids' Christmas Jokes Ever!
$4
Uncommon Goods Playful Sports Mug
$25
Fat Brain Toys Door Pong
$25
Uncommon Goods Poop Bingo
$20