The 30 Best Stocking Stuffers for Kids

Add even more fun to Christmas morning

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Our Top Picks

Educational Insights Kanoodle: Educational Insights Kanoodle at Amazon

"Makes for a perfect travel toy."

GUM Crayola Kids' Flossers: GUM Crayola Kids' Flossers at Amazon

"Make flossing fun with those colorful, flavored flossers."

WOWMAZING Giant Bubble Wands Kit: WOWMAZING Giant Bubble Wands Kit at Amazon

"They can create bubbles as big as they are."

Magic 8 Ball: Magic 8 Ball at Amazon

"Ask it anything, and the Magic 8 Ball will answer."

Great Explorations Wonder Stars Super Kit Glow In The Dark Ceiling Stars: Great Explorations Wonder Stars Super Kit Glow In The Dark Ceiling Stars at Amazon

"These glow-in-the-dark stars will transform their bedroom into a place that’s out of this world."

Goofy Mad Libs: Goofy Mad Libs at Amazon

"Just fill in the blanks with a noun, verb or other word as indicated, and the silly stories write themselves."

Lip Smacker Original Flavors Party Pack Lip Glosses: Lip Smacker Original Flavors Party Pack Lip Glosses at Amazon

"Keep lips feeling and smelling sweet."

My Audio Pet Animal Wireless Speaker: My Audio Pet Animal Wireless Speaker at Amazon

"Kids can take their tunes on the go with this cute mini bluetooth wireless speaker from My Audio Pet."

Classic Leather Tech Pouch & Earbud Holder: Classic Leather Tech Pouch & Earbud Holder at pbteen.com

"Choose from an earbud holder or a zippered pouch, just the right size for a phone."

Cartoon Unicorn Earbuds: Cartoon Unicorn Earbuds at Amazon

"Cute and functional, they’re sure to be a hit, and the price is right."

Our Top Picks

1

Educational Insights Kanoodle

As challenging as it is fun, kids love this puzzle game. There are more than 200 ways to play, and it’s small and lightweight enough to make for a perfect travel toy. It’s great for kids of all ages, though not for kids under 3 as the small parts can pose a choking hazard.

2

GUM Crayola Kids' Flossers

Make flossing fun with those colorful, flavored flossers. There are 75 in a package, so they’ll be covered for at least as long as all those candy canes and Christmas cookies are around.

3

WOWMAZING Giant Bubble Wands Kit

They can create bubbles as big as they are with this bubble kit. It includes a wand as well as bubble solution concentrate and a trick book. All they have to do is add water, then brace themselves for some major bubble action.

4

Magic 8 Ball

Ask it anything, and the Magic 8 Ball will answer. Will they have fun with this toy? “It is certain.”

5

Great Explorations Wonder Stars Super Kit Glow In The Dark Ceiling Stars

These glow-in-the-dark stars will transform their bedroom into a place that’s out of this world. There are 150 stars in all, each equipped with adhesive putty so they can easily create an entire constellation on their ceiling.

6

Goofy Mad Libs

Mad Libs have been around for decades for one simple reason—they’re fun. Break them out with a group for some serious laughs. Just fill in the blanks with a noun, verb, or adjective as indicated, and the silly stories write themselves.

7

Lip Smacker Original Flavors Party Pack Lip Glosses

These yummy lip glosses will keep lips feeling and smelling sweet. There are eight flavors in the pack, including oatmeal cookie, vanilla, mango, watermelon, tropical punch, cotton candy, kiwi, and strawberry, that can be worn alone or combined for even more options. 

8

My Audio Pet Animal Wireless Speaker

My Audio Pet Panda Bear Mini Bluetooth Animal Wireless Speaker for Kids of All Ages

 Courtesy of Amazon

Kids can take their tunes on the go with this cute mini bluetooth wireless speaker from My Audio Pet. You can choose from a variety of animal types including a panda, pig, unicorn, and more to keep the beat going wherever they may roam.

Need more ideas? Read our roundup of the best Christmas toys for kids.

9

Classic Leather Tech Pouch & Earbud Holder

Classic Leather Tech Pouch & Earbud Holder

 Courtesy of Pottery Barn Teen

For a stylish way to take technology on the go, there are these cool leather holders from Pottery Barn Teen. You can choose from an earbud holder or a zippered pouch, just the right size for a phone. Both come in silver, gold, or brown.

10

Cartoon Unicorn Earbuds

Earbuds are a must for kids these days, but these unicorn ones are magical. Cute and functional, they’re sure to be a hit, and the price is right too.

11

World's Smallest Voice Changer

World's Smallest Voice Changer

 Courtesy of Pottery Barn Teen

This tiny gadget will produce big fun as kids try out different versions of their own voice. It has four different modes and amplifies them all so they can be heard loud and clear. Earplugs for mom and dad aren’t included.

12

Emoji Pencil and Crayon Sharpeners

No screen time is needed to use these emojis, but they’ll keep kids’ pencils and crayons sharp and ready to go. This set comes with 24 sharpeners in all, so they’re great for filling multiple stockings at a time.

13

Sugar Rush 24pk Candy Scented Gel Pens

These gel pens come in an array of fun colors and smell like some of their favorite candy concoctions such as cotton candy, sweet n’ sour, and black cherry. Doing their homework will be a treat when they use them. 

14

Jofan LED Shoelaces Light Up Shoelaces

Kick up their kicks' style with these light-up shoelaces. There are six pairs in all in a bright array of colors, and they come with three modes, including disco flash.

15

Tangle Free Toy Parachute

These parachutes provide classic fun that’s entirely kid-powered. They'll throw them up, then watch as they slowly float back down to the ground and into all sorts of fun, pretend play scenarios.

Take a peek at our roundup of the best ride-on toys for kids.

16

First Aid Children's Adhesive Bandages: Planets and Stars

Make the next boo-boo a little bit better with this box of space-themed bandages. There are 100 in all, featuring planets, stars, and other cool outer space scenes.

17

Water-Based Nail Polish Set

Water-Based Nail Polish Set

 Courtesy of The Tot

Little ones love getting their nails painted, but it can be a messy business. This set of nail polishes, however, is safe and washes off with soap and water—no nail polish remover necessary. Three pretty colors come in the set.

18

Magical Glitter Shoelace Charms

4-Pack Magical Glitter Shoelace Charms

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

These fun shoelace charms let them add a bit of bling to their step. There are four charms in all, which thread onto regular shoelaces. The set comes with a narwhal, rainbow, mermaid, and unicorn, of course.

19

LED Christmas Lights Projector

This fun flashlight does more than just light the way. It lets kids project a fun light show featuring a host of Christmas-themed characters and scenes, from trees to snowmen to Santa himself.

20

Oooh Yeah Youth Kids Crazy Funny Novelty Crew Socks

These socks come in a variety of fun designs to keep things light when it comes to their footwear. From bacon to gummy bears, pizza to popcorn, and beyond, there are brightly colored choices to suit any taste.

21

Jelly Belly BeanBoozled Mystery Bean Jelly Bean Dispenser

They never know what they're going to get with this Jelly Belly dispenser—a sweet treat or one that tastes like moldy cheese (eww!). Kids will have a blast braving their turn and daring others to try as well.

22

Bath Bombs for Kids with Surprise Inside

Bathtime will be the bomb with these colorful bath bombs. Each one has a surprise toy inside, which kids will find as the bath bombs dissolve in fizzy fun.

23

Kate Spade One-in-a-Million Initial Pendant Necklace

Kate Spade One-in-a-Million Initial Pendant Necklace

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

Sweet and simple, this necklace is sure to be a hit with the jewelry wearing set. The simple gold chain holds their initial, and it will complement any outfit.

24

VATTER TR90 Unbreakable Polarized Sport Sunglasses

They’ll be made in the shade with these cool and sporty sunglasses. They come in an array of fun color combinations for girls and boys, and the lenses are polarized for solid protection.

25

Crayola Bathtub Crayon

Rub-a-dub-dub, these bath crayons are fun in the tub. There are nine bright colors in each pack (two packs come in this set), and they wash right off when bathtime is done.

Need more ideas? Read our article on the best bath toys.

26

Finger Puppets

Finger Puppets

 Courtesy of Finger Puppets Inc

For imaginative fun, finger puppets are a classic hit with kids. These ones from ThumbThings come in an array of cute characters and creatures, and they’re handmade by artists in rural areas of Peru.

27

Me: A Compendium: A Fill-in Journal for Kids

This journal lets kids get personal and record what’s important to them. The prompts ask them to jot down things like what they’d bring to outer space and what their band’s name would be, so one day they can look back and remember just what it was like to be a kid.

28

Pick Your Nose Paper Cup

Which nose will they pick when they go to get a sip of water? Nobody knows until they pull one out. Fun and whimsical, they make for entertaining hydrating.

29

BAIVYLE Kids Toy Balloon Helicopter

These fun little devices turn any balloon into a whirling, soaring helicopter. Each pack comes with one propeller and two balloons, and there are 12 packs in all for a full fleet.

30

Yoobao Portable Charger

They’ll never be left powerless with this cute portable iPhone charger. Small enough to keep in their pocket or backpack, it can charge their phone for up to 3.5 hours. It also functions as a flashlight, which can come in handy.

Our writers spent 5 hours researching the most popular stocking stuffers on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 50+ different toys overall, screened options from 50+ different brands and manufacturers, read over 200 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 9 of the toys themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.

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