When it comes to kids’ stocking stuffers, you don’t need to go all out for a “wow” factor. Save that for the gifts wrapped up under the tree. Instead, think of fun, travel-size toys and gadgets that kids will enjoy or that your teens will find trendy enough to actually be spotted using.
Much like stocking stuffers for adults, stocking stuffers for kids can be found at the usual haunts like Amazon, Walmart and Target. This year’s themes among stocking stuffers for kids are lovable characters, fidgets and classics (hello Play-Doh), while tweens and teens are trending toward device accessories and trendy looks. Yes, that includes some ’90s and Y2K throwbacks like claw clips.
You don’t need to spend a fortune to pack delight into those stockings. The most popular stocking stuffers for kids are easily priced below $20. Plus, you can start stocking up now — well before the holidays! Check out the following ideas for stocking stuffers covering all the kids in your life.
Best Stocking Stuffers for Younger Kids
Play-Doh Care N’ Carry Vet
What You Get: This classic toy comes with one cute toy pup, 10 vet tools, five Play-Doh cans and a take-along carrier.
Why It’s a Solid Stocking Stuffer: A sure hit, this cute vet set is perfect for the little one on your list. Hours of imagination play are at hand while they give the pup a checkup and groom. This set is a steal with many pieces for roughly $10.
Recommended age: 3 years and older
Price: $9.19 at Target
What You Get: A smooth-moving fidget, this infinity cube has an infinite number of ways to move the eight cubes. With rounded corners and smooth surfaces, it is comfortable enough for hours of use.
Why It’s a Solid Stocking Stuffer: Fidget toys are all the rage again this year, and they make great stocking stuffers for kids. As one of the most popular fidget choices, the infinity cube is discreet, comfortable and won’t attract attention.
Recommended age: 6 months and up
Price: $3.60 at Amazon.com
My Squishy Little Dumplings
What You Get: These little squishy creatures come with two accessories each, and each creature is programmed with 50 reactions and emotions that come out as you squish and play with them.
Why It’s a Solid Stocking Stuffer: Can you resist the squish?! Kids and adults alike just can’t get enough of these adorable squishy little creatures.
Recommended age: Ages 5 and up
Price: $5.96 at Amazon
Wireless Microphone with LED Lights
What You Get: A wireless microphone that plays music and records or can just be used as a microphone. You can also connect to devices through a USB cord, and the microphone lights up with 28 different colors to the rhythm of the music. Comes with a one-year warranty.
Why It’s a Solid Stocking Stuffer: What little superstar doesn’t want a microphone to practice and entertain with? Your budding artist can sing along and dance to their favorite tunes with this colorful microphone.
Recommended age: Any age
Price: $18.99 at Amazon
Magic Mixies Pixlings
What You Get: One of the top toys several years in a row, the Magic Mixies are at it again with a new one, Pixlings. In this new edition, you get a potion bottle, the magic elixir and the doll.
Why It’s a Solid Stocking Stuffer: Plugging into one of the hottest toys of the season three years running now, the Pixlings are the newest in the line, and they’re popular. Find one and snatch it up; they don’t stay stocked!
Recommended age: 5 years and older
Price: $17.99 at Amazon
What You Get: Ten collectible fingerboards.
Why It’s a Solid Stocking Stuffer: This is the perfect gift if your kid loves to skateboard. Recreated to look exactly like a full-size skateboard down to the graphics and grip tape, these fingerboards will keep little hands busy.
Recommended age: 6 years and up
Price: $16.90 at Amazon
SPOKESTER Bicycle Noise Maker
What You Get: Gone are the days of sticking a plastic water bottle in your bike’s spokes to make noise. Today’s kids get the Spokester. You get an easy bike accessory that just snaps on and produces realistic motorcycle exhaust sounds.
Why It’s a Solid Stocking Stuffer: While kids these days might not know the beauty of putting a baseball card or smashed water bottle in their bike spokes to make their bike loud, you can still give them the same experience with the Spokester. They can make their bike sound like a motorcycle.
Recommended age: Any age
Price: $11.99 at Amazon
Bluey Family Beach Day Set
What You Get: Four figures with two removable accessories from the top hit show Bluey.
Why It’s a Solid Stocking Stuffer: Who doesn’t love this adorable family? Your little one will delight with moveable figures of their favorite characters. And if you want more than just this set, several other Bluey sets are available for under $20.
Recommended age: 3 and up
Price: $17.93 at Kohl’s
Squishmallows Food Squad
What You Get: The fan-favorite Squishmallows are back with new releases just in time for holiday shopping. The Squishmallows Food Squad is sure to be a hit. Choose from a variety of food choices in cute and plush forms.
Why It’s a Solid Stocking Stuffer: As one of the hottest toys of the year again, no kids’ stocking stuffers list would be complete without a Squishmallow. What kid doesn’t want to add their favorite food Squishmallow to their collection? Choose from classics to new releases!
Recommended age: All ages.
Price: Starting at $15.99 at Amazon
The Noodley LED Gloves
What You Get: LED lighted gloves with five colors and six flashing modes. Batteries included are: 8CR2.
Why It’s a Solid Stocking Stuffer: A great gift for kids, tweens, teens and adults, they are fun and useful. Use them as reading gloves, camping gloves or for dancing and playing. The options are endless.
Recommended age: 4 and up
Price: Starting at $14.95 at Amazon
Flarp Noise Putty
What You Get: A two-pack of fluffy, scented slime that makes fart noises.
Why It’s a Solid Stocking Stuffer: Fact: kids love fart sounds. And this doesn’t disappoint. The putty makes fart sounds when squished in the container that kids just can’t resist. Plus, it’s non-messy slime that serves as a good stress relief.
Recommended age: 4 years and up
Price: $8.98 at Amazon
Batman Action Figure
What You Get: A 12-inch Batman action figure with 16 interchangeable armor accessories and 17 points of articulation.
Why It’s a Solid Stocking Stuffer: It’s a must-have for any Batman collection, thanks to its authentic comic-styling, detailed sculpt and design that captures the true essence of this Caped Crusader.
Recommended Age: 36 months to 15 years
Price: $14.99 (reg. $19.99) at Amazon
Best Stocking Stuffers for Tweens and Teens
Portable Bluetooth Shower Speaker
What You Get: A water-resistant portable speaker equipped with a detachable suction cup and splash-proof surface. Your teen can use the HD speaker in the shower, at the pool, at the beach or anywhere. It’s compatible with most devices and has a 33-foot remote distance range — they can even answer their phone through the speaker hands-free.
Why It’s a Solid Stocking Stuffer: It’s no secret that tweens and teens are stuck like glue to their devices. Now they can have their tunes and even take calls in the shower.
Recommended age: Tweens and teens
Price: $14.99 at Amazon
Silicone Straw Covers
What You Get: Four colorful straw covers for any 10mm straw.
Why It’s a Solid Stocking Stuffer: While the Stanley cups are all the rage among teens, tweens and even their parents, they’re well beyond the $20 stocking stuffer price point. Instead, opt for this fun little accessory for the Stanley (or any 40-ounce cup with a straw). Bonus: they’ll be able to tell their Stanley cup from all their friends.
Recommended age: Tweens and teens
Price: $4.99 at Amazon
What You Get: Eight stylish claw clips: five matte square clips and three non-slip metal clips.
Why It’s a Solid Stocking Stuffer: Coming full circle, the claw clip has been revived from its 90s and Y2K glory days, and we’re here for it. Relive your youth and stick a pack of these handy hair accessories in your teen’s stocking; we promise she’ll know tons of ways to style it.
Recommended age: Tweens and teens
Price: $6.99 at Amazon
What You Get: With four compartments, this stylish fanny pack is water resistant and adjustable to fit sizes small to large.
Why It’s a Solid Stocking Stuffer: A style that seems here to stay, the belt bag proves that tweens, teens and, let’s face it, adults, too, value a blend of functionality and fashion. This belt bag that looks a lot like popular and more expensive options will surely be a big holiday hit whether your teen wears it the traditional way or across their chest, as all the cool kids do.
Recommended age: Kids, tweens and teens
Price: $12.99 at Amazon
What You Get: Two fun strings of 50-foot LED lighting with a remote control and app.
Why It’s a Solid Stocking Stuffer: Who doesn’t love a good party atmosphere? Tweens and teens can now light up their room, change the colors and sync the strands to music.
Recommended age: Tweens and teens.
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