Looking for the best stocking stuffers for kids? Here’s you go!
Stocking stuffers DO NOT need to be junk.
They don’t need to be filled with extra stuff to clutter your house, even more candy, or whatever you could find on Christmas Eve in the Target dollar section (wink).
Stockings can be filled with awesome gifts kids will actually use – without breaking the bank and without overfilling your house.
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What are the best stocking stuffers for kids?
I have three kids. Three stockings adds up – on top of a holiday of presents and a month of activities that all add up. It’s an expensive month!
So I came up with a plan to “combat” the cost of stockings, without having to sacrifice the tradition OR buy a bunch of dollar section stuff that’s meaningless and will just clutter up the toy bins.
What am I filling my kids’ stockings with?
I fill them with things we “need”.
I put in supplies that we can use in our activities and my kids love it. Believe it or not, Santa brought my kids a new stack of construction paper last Christmas and THEY LOVED IT.
Kids don’t need even more flashy toys.
I can give them things that will make life around here even more fun without breaking my budget. It’s the old two birds, one stone thing.
Best stocking stuffers for kids
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Oh the fun of a simple flashlight. These entertain my kids for hours and they are just the right size. BONUS – I can buy a set of four and give them each one!
Such a great toy / supply / game / YOU NAME IT. Dominoes are a fantastic “catch all” and they shouldn’t be overlooked as a great stocking stuffer.
A new year, a new box of crayons – that’s my forever motto!
One of my favorite activity supplies – oh there’s so much you can do with pom pom balls and kids LOVE them.
There’s nothing better than dot stickers and a fresh pack is just full of possibilities!
What a perfect, open ended supply for a Christmas stocking!
One of our favorites – plastic tongs. A simple but amazing activity supply – for sensory bins and transfer activities. They are so versatile!
This is an amaze and amazingly random gift – magnetic wands. There’s so much kids can learn and do with these. They typically come in a six pack, so I put 1 in their stocking.
Have you played with water beads yet? Oh they are the best! (please use good judgement as these are NOT taste safe).
The best stocking stuffers for kids!
You don’t need to buy more expensive toys or clear the dollar section aisles for filler gifts.
Stockings are a great way to get kids the supplies they need for amazing activities to come.