stocking stuffer ideas for kids

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Foothill Toy Co. Mice & Animals in Boxes - 'Dolly The Llama' Playset with Stuffed Llama & Accessories

Watch your little one’s eyes light up when they slide open this special little matchbox to find a sweet stuffy llama asleep in its bed!  The Mountain Traveler Llama playset from Foothill Toy Co. comes packaged in a beautiful, reusable box, and contains a stuffed gentle llama with an attached colorful pack blanket, a flowering cactus, and soft straw bedding.  My daughter has a couple of these adorable matchbox friends and she absolutely adores them!  They are the perfect size for bringing on any adventure.

Every Christmas stocking needs a sweet treat. Hot chocolate Cocoa Bombs are a perfect sweet treat with a magical surprise hidden inside. If you have never heard of hot chocolate bombs, they are a chocolate sphere that contains hot chocolate mix and a variety of toppings. To “detonate” the hot chocolate bomb, carefully place it into a cup or mug and slowly pour 6-8 ounces of warm milk over the bomb. In addition to Strawberry, Cocoa Bombs come in a variety of flavors including peppermint, cookies and cream, smores, and more.

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Land of Dough Reindeer Games Dough

Everyone will want to be a part of these Reindeer Games! This dashing dough is perfectly stocking stuffer sized and will “sleigh” you and your friends’ imaginations.  Land of Dough makes the most eco-friendly play dough on the planet.  Created with plant based colors and compostable glitter as well as paper packaging, this team strives to minimize their environmental impact.  Each and every batch of dough is hand crafted with care from the finest natural ingredients.  Children everywhere delight in this pliable dough, soft scents, and sensory playtime. 

ilive sound machine

Do your kids have trouble sleeping? Turn on this Sound & Sleep White Noise Machine and drift away to dream land. Change the ambient noise in the room to create the perfect sleeping conditions and get a full night’s rest. This machine offers 25 different sounds as well as a 10-color nightlight which allows you to customize your relaxation. Choose from color noises, water sounds, sounds of life, enlightenment sounds, or fan noises! At just 3.94 x 3.94 x 2.56 it’s compact enough to travel with and fits perfectly into a stocking.

flomo markers

For the young artist in the family, FLOMO has some marker sets that would fit in a stocking! This 12 pack of dual tip markers is fairly narrow so it would fit in many stockings. These markers are suitable for kids but are high quality enough to be used for elaborate artwork if you have a particularly skilled kid in the family. 

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Whiskware Stackable Snack Packs are a versatile, stackable, interlocking containers set that are perfect for on-the-go snacking or for storing tiny treasures and toys. Choose from playful, officially-licensed designs including Mickey & Minnie, Pixar, Disney Princess, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, Harry Potter, and more. Each set comes with three dishwasher-safe jars: 1/3 cup, 1 cup, and 1 cup.  These jars can be used on their own, or easily connected to each other with the quick-twist Twist ‘n’ Lock system.  These are designed with a removable carrying handle that makes it easy to carry the stack, or clip it to a backpack or bag. BPA- and phthalate-free; these containers are even dishwasher and freezer safe.


Since the 1970s, people have loved Hacky Sacks. Winning Moves Games offers its customers Classic Wham-O Hacky Sack in its original 2-panel design. One or more players, ages five years and older, can toss the Hacky Sack around learning how to keep it alive and perform new tricks. In addition to Hacky Sack, Winning Moves Games has an assortment of classic, retro, cool, and fun games. 

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There’s a lot of options in the silicone placemat game, but the Table Tyke is in a class of its own thanks to its patent pending bumper. It hugs the table not only to keep messes from the floor, but to keep wandering mouths protected from table germs and bumps. And it’s built to roll up so parents can take it to restaurants, airplanes or wherever they travel. The Table Tyke is also great for Play-doh sessions, holiday craft and art projects, and for any little ones who like to “help” in the kitchen. The mat is medical grade silicone, BPA free and dishwasher safe.  Roll it up and stick it in your favorite baby’s stocking this Christmas!

nanoblock - Eevee [Pokémon]

Kids LOVE nanoblock!  These micro-sized building kits, designed in Japan since 2008 are taking the world by storm.  Check out their fun Pokémon options including this Eevee Pokémon Series Building Kit (NBPM_005).  Now your kids can build their favorite Pokémon character in astonishing detail.  If you’ve got a Pokémon loving kiddo, these sets are definitely going to bring joy!  Nanoblocks offer a superior building experience with greater challenge, sophistication, and more detail than any other construction set.

Hog Wild Holiday Poppers

How Wild Toys Ball Poppers have been a popular choice for birthdays, holidays, and every day for years now.  So this Christmas, check out their two new festive Holiday Poppers and make the holidays merry!  These are fun gifts and also make a great stocking stuffer!  The lineup this year now includes a traditional Nutcracker Popper and whimsical Gingerbread Man Popper as they’ve officially joined the classic Poppers line, working hard to deliver hours of free-form festive fun — just press their bellies and P-O-P out a red or green soft foam ball. . . up to 20 feet!

Mini Thinking Party Penguin Party

Slippery surfaces are no problem for these flightless seabirds! Everyone loves their signature waddle as it helps penguins balance as they gracefully glide across the ice. With this stretch and pull Penguin Party Thinking Putty, you’ll be able to make the penguins tap dance, move, and groove whichever way you push and pull!  Thinking Putty is a great tool and toy as it helps build hand and finger strength through a fabulous tactile play experience with unique, unexpected properties and provides relaxing, yet stimulating interaction for anyone with sensory integration issues.


Parents can soothe and relax their baby or toddler with Waxelene’s Calming Ointment.  Made in collaboration with Hilaria Baldwin, The Calming Ointment is a lavender version of Waxelene’s international best-seller Multi-Purpose Ointment. It is specially formulated to moisturize dry skin while providing a breathable water-proof barrier to allow cuts, rashes, and irritations to heal. It is a fast-acting treatment for eczema and psoriasis flare-ups. And best of all, it’s completely organic, petroleum free and hypoallergenic.  Perfectly sized for those stockings, do you know a child who could use this!?

Memory Twist

If you love a great game of memory, you’ll definitely want to check out Memory Twist!  Sometimes the most simple yet fun gifts are best gift of all, especially if it can be played by the whole family. Eight-year-old, Aiden Adams, created an original hand-drawn prototype set when he was six years old as a fun game to play with his friends. This eager entrepreneur worked hard for the past two years and brought his game to life. Memory Twist is a classic memory card game with a twist that everyone is raving about. This fast-paced game includes using your memory and adding twists where you could lose your turn or allow you to sneak peeks. The full-color and durable plastic card game consists of a set of 50 memory-matching cards and comes in an elegant storage tin. 

Bandai America - Anime Heroes Knights of The Zodiac Phoenix Ikki Action Figure

For the action figure loving kids, Phoenix Ikki is the series’ first antagonist that Seiya and the others have to face, before later becoming their most powerful ally and friend. Ikki is the bronze saint of Phoenix and is considered the strongest among the Bronze Knights and is sure to bring a lot of fun into play battles.  This is a solid, well made figure from the Anime Heroes lineup and is the perfect addition to any collection.

Foothill Toy Co. Mice & Animals in Boxes - 'Susie The Schoolhouse Mouse' Playset with Stuffed Animal in a Pencil Box Bed

Another option from Foothill Toy Co. is sweet little Susie the School Mouse!  This fun playset contains a stuffed animal in a soft fabric outfit, a removable backpack, an eraser pillow, a notebook paper sleeping bag, and a colorful marker blanket.  Designed to delight, Matchbox Friends are more than what meets the eye.  Each Foothill Toy Co. playset is an invitation to a world where anything is possible. Whether given as a birthday gift or an extra-special stocking stuffer, Matchbox Mice & Friends are sure to earn a place among your child’s most cherished toys.

Gashapon Mobile Suit Gundam Mobile Suit Ensemble Part 01 Set

The Bandai Mobile Suit Ensemble figure series is a Gashapon action figure series with traits rather similar to the smaller Senshi Forte Gashapon figures which are released in parallel. Perfectly sized for small time play, these will easily slip into those Christmas stockings and delight kids everywhere.

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