Stocking stuffers for kids are often just as important as the gifts under the Christmas tree. They’re part of a long-standing tradition for many families and are a great way for parents (ahem, Santa) to gift kids small keepsakes or fun novelty items.
Plus, they’re usually quite inexpensive, so parents can go ahead and purchase a few for each kid without breaking the bank. And just because these toys are small doesn’t mean they don’t pack a mighty punch when it comes to fun.
The stocking stuffers on this list cover a range of interests. We found tech toys, beauty gifts, plushies, gross gadgets, art supplies, and more for all different personalities. Keep scrolling to check out the best stocking stuffers for toddlers, kids, tweens, and teens. These small-but-special gifts are sure to impress come Christmastime.
Stocking stuffers for toddlers should be small, engaging, and affordable, like blocks, books, and plushies. The toys below are educational and fun and help toddlers work on developing hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
This is, by far, the easiest age group to shop for. Kids ages 5 to12 are generally still excited about Christamas and opening gifts. They’ve probably been working on their Christmas list for weeks, making shopping for gifts much easier on you. We found the best tech gifts, including a smart watch and reactor pods, as well as fun imaginative toys, board games, and more for kids in this age group.
The tween years are a bit tricky. After all, the name “tween” implies an in-between stage of being a kid and a teen. As if parenting wasn’t challenging enough! The gifts below are a blend of cool and fun, and include instant cameras, interactive toys, yummy-flavored lip balm, and more.
Teens can be notoriously hard to shop for. Their tastes change as quickly as their moods, but don’t worry: We found the best gifts for kids 13 to 18, from cute jewelry and trendy notebooks to Kardashian-Jenner-approved makeup and, of course, a selfie light.