Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids and Baby

Today we wanted to talk about stocking stuffer ideas that are inexpensive and not junk.  We’ve been working hard to find stocking stuffer for our children that are mindful and won’t become clutter in our home within a month or two.

One other important thing was to try to think of things that are fairly inexpensive.  You can easily have stocking stuffers that are over $50.  While it can be fun to put together such a good stocking, it may not be the best if you need to put some of that money towards your child’s gifts.  It’s easy to fill a stocking inexpensively but it takes a little more effort to be mindful about the stocking items.  We also wanted to make sure that our children’s stockings weren’t full of candy or unhealthy snacks.

We had one big ticket item for each of our children’s stockings which was a DVD movie.  Then we filled our children’s stocking we smaller things that were fairly inexpensive and to be things that they need.

Coming up with stocking stuffers that are suitable for small children or babies presented a challenge for us.  We have a 5 month old baby that will be almost 6 months old at Christmas time.  Unfortunately he is too little to enjoy most stocking stuffers that are suitable for older children.  Therefore, we thought of things he needed or that he would be able to use in the near future.

Just try to be mindful about the stocking stuffers you choose so that they are things your child needs, will use, and will have a good purpose.  In addition, things like arts and crafts for your creative child will provide ongoing entertainment for your child.  Likewise travel games or small handheld games are a great option because you can use them on a future roadtrip.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas


Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

  1. Toothbrush

  2. Toothpaste

  3. Bubble Bath or Body Wash

  4. Body Lotion

  5. Deodorant

  6. Cologne, Perfume, or Body Spray

  7. Cosmetic Items 

  8. Hair Accessories

  9. Coloring Books, Coloring Pad, Drawing Tablet 

  10. Crayons, Colored Pencils, Markers, Paints 

  11. Play Doh

  12. Beads, Yarn, or other Craft Items 

  13. Socks or Underwear

  14. Healthy Snacks or Treat

  15. Travel Game, Dice, Deck of Cards 

  16. Bubbles

  17. Hot Wheels 

  18. Barbie or Baby Doll or Accessories 

  19. Winter Gear (Hat, Gloves, Scarf)

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Baby

  1. Body Wash

  2. Baby Lotion

  3. Bib 

  4. Socks

  5. Shoes 

  6. Teething Toy or Ring 

  7. Pacifiers or Pacifier Clips 

  8. Bottle Brush

  9. Sippy Cup 

  10. Onesie or clothes 

  11. Winter Gear (Hat or Mittens)

  12. Soft Plush Toy

  13. Baby Food or Snacks

  14. Rice or Baby Cereal

  15. Teething Biscuits 

Our Tips for Inexpensively and Mindfully Filling a Stocking

  1. Choose one larger item to help fill the stocking and then smaller inexpensive items to help filling up the remaining space.
  2. Shop at your local dollar store for filler stocking stuffers and keep your cost down.
  3. Get things your child needs or will use.
  4. Avoid too many sugary sweets or junk food.

One thing our family always does is to wrap all of the stocking stuffers.  It just creates more excitement around your stocking stuffers.  We chose to wrap all stocking stuffers in red paper as we felt that this would be easy to find each year and would be distinguishable as Santa’s Paper.  In our home, everything that fills the stocking is from Santa.

So we just trying to be mindful about filler children’s stockings these are items that they can actually use or that are going to have a good purpose. Avoiding things that will be forgot or become clutter within a month or two.  Because we’ve constantly been trying to declutter or home and minimize our home as much as we possibly can so we’re really trying to be mindful about things so that we aren’t contributing to that problem anymore.

We’d love to hear about your ideas for stocking stuffers.  Let us know in the comments below. Thank you for stopping by and visiting Sunup to Sundown!  We’ll be back soon with another recipe or update regarding our garden or our journey to becoming more self-reliant.

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