One of my favorite things about holiday shopping is filling the stockings. My mom always did such a great job with ours and I hope to do the same for my kids. I love to do a combination of fun items, gag gifts and of course some fun treats. Here are some of our favorite stocking stuffers for kids.
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A cool spin on the traditional pack of crayons. These Plastic Crayons from the Metropolitan Museum of Art are topped with cute animal heads.
Lego enthusiasts will have a blast building on this Brick Mug from Think Geek over breakfast. You may need to get the kids up a little bit earlier. (Bricks not included)
A perfect gift to bring on all your holiday travels. This Pocket Etch-a-Sketch will keep them busy all year long.
Tween & Teen girls will love these Flash Tattoos
Mealtime just got more fun with these light up chopsticks that look just like lightsabers.
Kids won’t fight about getting in the bath with these fun little Water Squirt Animal Companions.
Kids young and old will love playing with this Glow in the dark Thinking Putty. They can bounce it, bend it, tear it, stretch it, snap it, pop it.
Kids will be entertained all day with these Long Lasting Smelly Markers. Pair with a cute notebook and they might even behave at the dinner table.
We think Bacon Toothpaste is a great gag for a teen girl or boy
Zipper Pulls, like these Superhero ones, are the perfect stocking stuffer.
My kids love Pop Rocks and this seasonal holiday version will be quite a hit.
These Perler Beads are all the rage for young girls and provide endless hours of fun. This starter kit is a great place to start.
If you get this for one kid, we strongly encourage you to get this for all kids, as the Flying Slingshot Monkey is a guaranteed hit. They fly through the air. This is a great gift for all ages and will add lots of laughter!
Why should flossing be boring? This Spider Dental floss will help get them through the nightly routine.
For fans there is no better gift than the Frozen DVD
Kids will go crazy for these ice pop light saber molds and cookbook from J Crew.
For the truly naughty tweens or teens this Coal Gum is sure to get a laugh
Kids always need new toothbrushes and ones where they get to personalize their design make for a great stocking gift.
Fashionistas will love these rubber charm bracelets from Max and Chloe
The latest game in the Batman franchise was just released and is all the rage!
For Chicago kids, these Tech Gloves are a must.
Using that #2 pencil just got a whole lot for fun with these glasses pencil toppers.
These Sticker Dolly Books are great sticker books and come in a ton of varieties from fairies to pop stars.
Kids will love playing table tennis especially now that it’s glow in the dark
Young girls will be in fashionable style with these bedazzled Bling 2 0 Winter hats
Extend the excitement of Christmas morning with these Hatch & Grow Holiday pets. 3 Different Eggs Really hatch like Magic and
3 different pets grow right out of their shell when the egg is placed in water
Tween and teen girls will love having this assortment of lip glosses to use throughout the year
This handy little Card Cling adheres to most cellphones and can hold your child’s id, bus pass and cash.
The Groovy Globe will illuminate their room all year long.
Magazine Subscription: I love to encourage reading, and how fun for the kids to get something in the mail throughout the year. It’s a tradition in our family that every year each child receives a subscription in their stocking (we change titles as they age).
Hopscotch Magazine for girls (6-12 yrs), Boys Quest (6-14 yrs ), Fun for Kidz, National Geographic Little Kids (3-6), Nat Geo Kids (6-14), Ranger Rick Jr (4-7 yrs), Ranger Rick (7-12 yrs), Sports Illustrated Kids, Discovery Girls or Seventeen Magazine.