The 25 Best Stocking Stuffers of 2021

The perfect little gifts for the holidays

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Our Top Picks

World’s Smallest Magic 8 Ball at Amazon

"Small enough to fit in a pocket, this tiny magic 8 ball features 10 answers to all of your kiddo's burning questions."

Educational Insights Kanoodle at Amazon

"Complete with 200 puzzle challenges with increasing difficulty, the Kanoodle will keep the whole family occupied."

Wowmazing Giant Bubble Wands Kit at Amazon

"Your kiddo can create massive bubbles as big as they are, and do tricks, without having to use their lungs."

Funko Pop! The Child Vinyl Bobblehead at Amazon

"Fans of Star Wars and The Mandalorian will love this bobblehead of The Child, that they can place on their nightstand or desk."

GUM Crayola Kids’ Flossers at Amazon

"Make flossing a little more enjoyable with these colorful, flavored flossers, ideal for tiny hands."

Little Likes Kids’ Sports Go Fish Cards at Amazon

"Complete with multicultural, original artwork, the card game promises to boost your youngster's brain and memory development."

Piggy Paint Nail Polish Gift Set at Amazon

"Little ones can experiment with nail polish with this water-based, non-toxic set of three mini bottles."

OH! MY GIF Typing Away Catly Pack at Amazon

"Ideal for little hands to play with, these real-life GIFs share messages and have their own surprise movements."

Basic Fun Cutetitos Fruititos at Amazon

"Though it looks like a plush animal at first glance, the collectible unwraps to show a "Fruit Spot" and features a scent."

L.O.L. Surprise! Remix Pets at Amazon

"Pets disguised as concert-goers, the dolls have nine surprises for your child to discover, including lyric stickers."

No matter if you’re stuffing a stocking for a toddler, kiddo, tween, or teen, this list has some great ideas for smaller gifts for everyone on your list. From trendy treats that they are hoping for to practical products that they will actually use, there is something for everyone.

Enjoy the holiday season and time together with these perfect stocking stuffers.

World’s Smallest Magic 8 Ball

World’s Smallest Magic 8 Ball

Courtesy of Walmart 

Ask any question and turn this mini magic 8 ball over for the answer. Best for kids 8 years old and up, this gift will bring some lighthearted fun to the holiday season (and beyond).

Educational Insights Kanoodle

Great for kids 7 and up, this set of connected beads will challenge players to complete colorful puzzles in both 2D and 3D formats. With over 200 puzzles, there’s plenty here to entertain and challenge. 

Wowmazing Giant Bubble Wands Kit

This three-piece kit contains everything kids need to make fabulous giant bubbles. Durable, lightweight, and colorful, this set is perfect for kids from 6 years old and up. 

Funko Pop! The Child Vinyl Bobblehead

Perfect for any Pokemon fan, this POP figure stands only 3 ¾ inches tall but is super cute. This little cutie will look cute as a desk accessory or apart of their Funko Pop! collection. They are part of a set, so they may want them all. 

GUM Crayola Kids’ Flossers

With three designs and three colors, kids will love taking care of their teeth with some just-for-children flossers. Safe for kids 3 years old and up, Crayola’s flossers will brighten up any bathroom. 

Little Likes Kids’ Sports Go Fish Cards

Fun for ages 3 years old and up, this Go Fish’s game original artwork represents diversity by depicting individuals of mixed race and ethnicity. Made by a Black-owned business, the portable game has 52 cards and is perfect for one to six players. 

Piggy Paint Nail Polish Gift Set

Have the manicure night of your dreams with your little one with this kiddo-safe paint. Created for all ages, this nail paint is non-toxic, odorless, and kid-friendly. The set comes with three pretty colors of nail polish and a sheet of nail art stickers. 

OH! MY GIF Typing Away Catly Pack

Off the screen and into a stocking, these silly sweet GIFBits move like online GIFs. Each one has its own surprise movements; kids 6 years old and up will love ‘em.

Basic Fun Cutetitos Fruititos

These cute collectible stuffed animals are sure to delight kiddos. Suitable for 3 year old on up, each stuffed animal comes in their very own plush fruit wrap. A pet collector card tells you everything you need to know! 

L.O.L. Surprise! Remix Pets

Each of these new Remix Pets represents a music genre and comes with nine fun surprises and cool music-inspired accessories. From the packaging to the adorable little pets, your kiddo can dive headfirst into the collection trend with these cool pets. Safe for ages 4 and up, each one comes with multiple surprises.

Kid's Quip Toothbrush Starter Set

Kids Quip

Courtesy of Quip

Upgrade your little one's brushing routine with this handy electric toothbrush designed for tiny hands and teeth. The battery operated toothbrush guides your child as they clean their teeth and pulses to let them know when to switch sides. With the subscription service, your sweetie will receive a fresh brush head and tasty toothpaste on a dentist recommended schedule.

LEGO DOTS Sparkly Unicorn Bracelet

Encourage creativity and DIY skills with this fun right out of the box bracelet set. Somewhere between a fun toy and a cute accessory, this will be an instant hit. Perfect for ages 6 and up, the set includes an adjustable band and 32 colorful tiles. 

Yinibini Baby Soy and Beeswax Crayons

Yinibini Baby Soy and Beeswax Crayons

 Courtesy of Etsy

Handmade by a Black-owned business, this travel set of six crayons is made with environmentally-friendly soy and beeswaxes. Thanks to the natural ingredients, the texture of the crayons is softer to create even more beautiful works of art. The metal case makes for easy storage and travel. 

Velvet Scrunchies

If you didn't know, scrunchies are back in style and in a major way. These velvety, shiny scrunchies are gentle on strands and super cute. With a mix of 12 different colors and patterns, they will have one to fit all of their styles.

Lip Smacker Lippy Pal Lip Balm

This magical unicorn will transform your kiddo's dry lips into a well-moisturized pucker. The hydrating formula is intensely conditioning and leaves behind the right amount of glossy shine. They will love the pleasant smell so much that they will actually use it.

Funko Mystery Mini: Harry Potter Snow Globes

Harry Potter fans will get in the holiday spirit and will love finding these mini snow globes in their stocking. Each one comes in blind packaging and reveals a surprise favorite figure. Whether you gift your kiddo one or five, they will definitely want to collect them all.

Think Fun Pocket Brainteasers

This pocket-sized puzzle is a perfect STEM toy for kids 8 years old and up. Build logic and problem-solving skills with a fun on-the-go toy. The handheld size makes it perfect for backseat gaming and entertainment.

Tiny Planetarium: See the Stars! By Nick Perilli

Bring the mystery of the night sky into your holiday stocking. The portable planetarium is three inches big which makes it perfectly portable. It comes with a disk featuring 12 constellations and a 48-page guide to star-gazing. 

PLUS PLUS Open Play Tube

A versatile and simple toy that’s great for any kid from age 5 years old on up, these small building blocks connect to each other. Suitable for 2D or 3D building, the tube includes 70+ blocks and an idea book to spark creativity. The best part is that these little blocks can be used to create endless designs.

KIDS SWAG Cool Girl Notebook

Cool Girl Notebook

 Courtesy of KIDS SWAG

This handcrafted notebook, made by a Black-owned business, is a practical gift for the little writer in your family. Use it for in-class note-taking, doodling, journaling, or more. Once they've filled the notebook with all of their thoughts, the cover can be removed and framed for some cute wall art.

Gemstone Sensor Nightlights by Aldeane Josephs

Gemstone Sensor Nightlights

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Add some beauty to the night with these beautiful nightlights. Powered by long-lasting LED bulbs, the gemstone lights sense when to turn on and off. The automatic on and off sensor adds a special touch of magic that your child will love.

Tofun Memory Foam Keyboard Wrist Rest

Virtual learners will love this silly wrist rest that looks just like a baguette, but made out of memory foam. Whether your kid is a gamer or need extra wrist support while working on their computer, this adorable baguette will complete their keyboard. The supportive cushion will help improve their posture and keep carpal tunnel at bay.

Klee Naturals Natural Blush and Lip Shimmer

Klee Naturals Natural Blush and Lip Shimmer

 Courtesy of Maisonette 

Treat young skin with non-toxic, gentle, gluten-free makeup that’s safe for kids 3 years old and up. The kid-appropriate makeup will give them a subtle look that they will adore. The sweet set has blush, a blush brush, and lip shimmer all included. 

Kid Made Modern Giant Crazy Crayon

Stuff that stocking with this eight-inch long giant crazy crayon. Made with 64 colors, you never know what color you’ll draw with next! 

Bling 2o Cake Pop Swim Goggles

Bling 2o Cake Pop Swim Goggles

 Courtesy of Maisonette

Your little swimmer will be ready to dive into summer when the seasons change with these sweet goggles. They will love the faux Cake Pop style swim goggles. Faux candy sprinkles line the latex free, UV-protected, and anti-fog lenses. 

Why Trust Verywell Family

Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She’s a mom of a 10-year old son, 7-year old son, and 3-year old daughter. Her stocking stuffer favorites are toys that can be played with again and again like action figures, kid-friendly beauty products, or good old logic puzzles. 

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