Bloggers' Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Spirograph Design Tin Set
Fill Christmas stockings fast with our favorite bloggers' tips for the best pint-sized gifts.
Jeff Herr
Jeff Herr

Stocking Stuffers

Make Christmas morning memorable with some of our favorite bloggers' stocking stuffer ideas. We have great gifts for babies, school-aged kids, and even a few for Mom and Dad.

Hands On!

"These temporary tattoos, called Animals Hands, are too much fun! My kids love them." —"‹Traci Zeller of Traci Zeller Designs

Courtesy of A Mom's Take
Courtesy of A Mom's Take

A Minty Fresh Idea

"Create custom jars of hot chocolate for loved ones. Fill mason jars with cocoa mix--being sure not to skip fun mix-ins like pieces of peppermint candy. It's an easy way to make loved ones feel special." —Janel Case of A Mom's Take

Instructions for making a Christmas decoration using felt and a candy cane.

Old School Fun

"My son loves puzzles of all kinds and crosswords have been great for his vocabulary, even though he doesn't realize he's learning at the time." —Suzonne Sterling, Urban Comfort

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Double-Duty Stockings

"We celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah, so we have blue stockings and each of the nights of Hanukkah the kids get gifts placed in their stockings. We always give a toothbrush too, mainly because of all of the candy the kids are getting during the holidays!" —Elena Schloss, Noodles on the Wall

Balancing Act

"This is one of those portable games that's lots of fun for kids and adults. It starts off as a balancing game, but as you get better at it, the configurations take on complex forms." —Suzonne Sterling, Urban Comfort

Keep it Simple

"Filling my boys stockings is my favorite part of Christmas. Each year, they get a movie, a mandarin orange, a few pieces of candy, and a few other small toys. I also like to include something personalized and homemade." —Janel Case of A Mom's Take

Sugar, Sugar

"If you have lots of stockings to fill, why not try out a homemade gift? Saltine Toffee is one of my easiest, quickest and practically no-fail recipes. Just package it up in a cute plastic bag (you can find great ones at your local craft store) and tie it with some decorative ribbon!" —Jenna, Jenna's Journey

Remember Me

"Lately my daughter has been pointing out colors wherever we go. I made this memory game with her (and her toddler friends) in mind. It's perfect for little ones learning shapes and colors." —Danyelle Mathews, Dandee Designs

Good Hair Day

"While I love creating with my younger daughter, it can be difficult finding crafts for her skill level. A dear friend gifted her a couple of these sweet headbands for her birthday. I knew immediately they would be a fun project for me and my youngest to tackle together." —Danyelle Mathews, Dandee Designs

Color Me Rad

"These eco-friendly crayons encourage old-fashioned creativity and fine motor skills. They help develop the tripod grip, which is important for learning how to write." —Jill Fehrenbacher, Inhabitots

Design Star

"My son didn't inherit my arts and crafts gene, but he loves the designs he can make with a Spirograph kit. It's easy for him to control the outcome, which makes him feel creatively satisfied instead of just frustrated." —Suzonne Sterling, Urban Comfort

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