In this post I share some of our favorite stocking stuffer ideas. This post contains affiliate links. Most images are clickable links through to Amazon.
Do you usually push stocking stuffer shopping off until the last minute? I do, and then I wind up putting candy and random dollar store junk in the stockings. Things we don’t need!
As I told you in this post, we don’t go all out for Christmas. Actually this year we are only doing stockings for the kids and then we are having one family gift. This approach keeps our kids from being too focused on gifts.
Since I don’t have tons of shopping to do, I am putting more thought into the little gifts for the stockings. Here are some of the things we have purchased in the past that our kids love and still use. There are also a few new things that I have just come across.
I love it when other bloggers put together gift guides. Hearing recommendations is so helpful, especially if it prevents me from spending hours reading reviews. I hope you find these stocking stuffer ideas helpful!
A Rubik’s Cube
Yes, these are still a thing. My older children are ate up with them. Nerdy….maybe a bit, but I love that they spend time using their brains. There are lots of tutorials that help you to solve them. Along with numerous algorithms to memorize. Some think this is cheating…no way! Even memorizing algorithms is difficult and requires time and practice. Three of my older kids have mastered solving it and now race each other and work on getting better times. They have the older version of the cubes, and they would all like a speed cube now.
I love love love this game! So do almost all of my kids. From the older ones down to the four year old. There are several different variations of the game, meaning just different pictures on the cards. The game plays the same. It is a fast moving brain game. You can play a round or two with your kiddos while you wait for water to boil. There is no huge time commitment. So very fun! We have the original and the camping version. There is also a jr. version for younger kids.
Would you Rather
We only have experience with the books. However, I think these little cards would be handy. They are great conversation starters, and can pass the time if you are in the car or a waiting place. Sometimes it can get a little gross or silly, but it keeps people interacting.
My boys love humorous t-shirts. Here are a few they have. The links are under the shirts images.
My 11 year old has something similar to this and she loves it!!
I am intrigued by these crayons. I recently bought some cheap crayons and they are total junk. It is no fun to color with junky crayons. The reviews say these don’t break easily too!
Binoculars for Kids
My kiddos love to spy birds and different animals. However, I don’t like them taking off with our nice binoculars. These seem like a good stocking stuffer.
Do you remember these?
I always thought these were so neat as a kid! I am sure my kiddos would love this for a stocking stuffer!
Little Helper Knives
My little ones love to help in the kitchen. I usually give them a butter knife to cut things up. It takes a long time and isn’t very rewarding for them. These seem like a great idea, and I know they would love to have their own tools!
That’s all for today!
I hope this post helped you to find some stocking stuffers that you may not have thought of or seen before!