45 Stocking Stuffers For Kids They’ll Truly Love

Popular items from this list:

  • A pack of Crayola Globbles so your mini tornadoes can run around the house hurling these sticky globs at the wall or ceiling
  • A Lego Minnie Mouse kit so you and your little Disney fan can build a 3D portrait of Minnie together
  • A pack of dinosaur bath bombs that’ll fill their tub with color as the egg fizzes away to reveal a hidden dino toy inside

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A pack of Crayola Globbles

Promising review: “Amazing toys! My 1- and 2-year-old LOVE them! They scream ‘sticky balls!’ and run around throwing them on the fridge, windows, cabinets, walls, etc. Easy to wash and air-dry, and don’t lose their stickiness! My new go-to gift! Love them!”Rachel

Promising review: “My 15-year-old asked for these after seeing them on TikTok. I got them as a stocking stuffer thinking they’d be tossed aside. Unbelievably he and his 17-year-old brother have spent time laying in the floor, tossing them up to the ceiling and waiting for them to fall so they can catch them. I never expected them to get this much use. Bonus is they’re off their phones and in the family room with us.” — Amazon Customer

An itty-bitty Baby Yoda Bluetooth speaker

Promising review:I bought this for my 8-year-old son because he kept stealing my portable speaker. He absolutely loved it! Decent sound quality and he loves to blast the speaker. It does go pretty loud but not obnoxiously loud. Great product.” — Mom of boys

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A Silly Poopy’s Hide & Seek game

Promising review:This game is HILARIOUS. My kids love playing with it and taking turns hiding it. (8, 6, and 3 years). They all think poop is funny and run around yelling ‘Silly Poopy where are you?’ It keeps them busy for at least half an hour at a time and they leave me alone. Also? It’s pretty durable. I found it outside in my garden in the 20-degree winter weather. I guess my 8-year-old left it out there for a few days. It also gets thrown down the stairs and Silly Poopy just keeps on giggling and having fun.” — Adele


And a bag Of Reindeer Farts candy

Promising review:This was absolutely the best stocking stuffer of all this past year! Everyone, young and old, loved it! The laughs were many and the cotton candy inside was so good! Awesome product! I will buy again.” — Peggy N


A Lego Minnie Mouse kit

Promising review: “Simple and amazing. My 4-year-old niece loved it. It was her first experience with Lego.” — Raja

A flying orb with flashing lights

Promising review: “This toy is so much fun, it can be used in so many ways. It’s not your usual floating toy. It can be used to float and play with like others in its class but this one can do a few extra things like a boomerang you can throw it at an angle and it actually comes back to you. You can also throw it directly at a target, which also makes fun for throwing it back and forth with a friend, or you can hover it and have it fly around the room. It charges fast and can be played with for around 20 minutes before needing another charge. My son really enjoyed this toy!” — Natalie


A Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza card game

Pass out all the cards to the players and keep all the stacks face down. Everyone takes a turn putting a card down in the middle, while saying “taco,” “cat,” “goat,” “cheese,” and “pizza,” in that order. If the picture on your card matches the word that’s said, everyone races against each other to slap their hand on the central pile of cards. Whoever is last must take the pile of cards and add them to their stack, and the person who runs out of cards first wins!

Promising review:Simple, adorable, small little deck of FUN! We each get a game every Christmas, and sometimes I’ll throw an extra in as a stocking stuffer. This was a stocking stuffer, but three days of playing later, I can confirm that it is the most fun. We had some great games this year but for simplicity (this is an out-of-the-box, five-seconds-later-you’re-playing kind of game) and fun Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza got the most laughs and the most straight-up fun.” — L. Johnson

And a miniature baking set for the aspiring Dominique Ansel in your life

The set comes with a storage tin, rolling pin, wee knife, pizza/dough cutter, mixing spoon, three wee spoons, mixing bowl, pizza/pie pan, pie server, sheet pan, silicone cake and cupcake molds, two silicone finger mitts, and 48-page recipe book.

Promising review: “My 8-year-old daughter purchased this for herself. She absolutely loves it and so do I! With very minimal help from me, she can make her own treats. I love that she gets a little snack/treat and the kitchen isn’t a big mess and I don’t have two dozen cookies lying around calling my name. She used to beg me to bake all the time and now I can let her because I know she’s not filling up on sugar and she doesn’t need me hovering in the kitchen to keep an eye on things. It’s amazing!” — Sherrie801


A pack of dinosaur bath bombs

Promising review:We ordered this for our toddler, and were thrilled with our purchase. Smells great, safe, and our son loved seeing the dino pop out during bathtime! The box is so cute and will be reused to hold his toys. Great purchase!” — B

Five Below

A mini waving inflatable tube man

Get it from Five Below for $5.


A value pack of reusable 500+ puffy stickers

The stickers feature letters, numbers, vehicles, butterflies, deep-sea life, animals, fish, dinosaurs, and more.

Promising review:I love that they are removable. They don’t leave marks on your window. You can even place them back on the plastic sheet and use them again. I have a busy box for my toddler and these stickers are in there. She peels them off and puts them on the lid of the box and then peels them off again and puts them back. She creates scenes with them. She puts them on windows at home. I peel them off and put them back. They really are fantastic stickers.” — Elizabeth A. Zapf

Promising review: What a great stocking stuffer for our 22-month-old. Easy for her to peel off herself. Adheres well to regular paper but also moveable if she sticks them together. An older child could make scenes and add/color around the stickers. Highly recommend!” — Ryan L Mortland


A pack of parachute toys ingeniously designed not to tangle

Promising review: “Whoever thought of this design is genius. My 5-year-old loves these and it’s his favorite gift among all the other (much more expensive) ones we got for him. The no tangle design is genius. I can’t count how many of the standard string-type ones we have gotten tangled before finding these.” — hiker0811

Promising review: “My son had received a parachute guy at a parade over the summer and loved it. I wanted to get him some as a stocking stuffer and I found these. These are AWESOME!!! They don’t tangle, they are made of awesome material (not plastic-bag material) and are so fun to be used again and again. He loves throwing the over the railing at the top of the steps!!” — Moyse family


A Melissa & Doug activity book with a pair of safe scissors

Promising review: “Scissors skills are important both in and of themselves and because it strengthens the hand muscles to be used for learning to write. My 4-year-old LOVES this book. We received it this week and she has used it for a couple of hours each day. Many of the pages are cutting things out and putting them together (four-scoop ice cream cone, pizza with pepperonis, the components to build a house or a car, puzzles). We’ve used tape or glue to put the components together. This book is interesting enough to have caught the attention of my older children as well, although I make them let her do the cutting. 😀 Would make a great gift as it is so unique.” — Mom of 7


A pack of Lucky Fortune collectible bracelets

Each package contains a fortune cookie shaped bracelet holder with a surprise Lucky Fortune charm bracelet and matching paper fortune. This pack includes four cookies and four bracelets.

Promising review:Daughter loved the bracelets and I personally think they’re one of the best blind box items I’ve ever seen. So much is just plastic junk but this is well-designed and may actually be worn and used for a long time!” — Andrew L.

Promising review:100% worth the buy! My daughter loved these! The presentation from the beginning to end makes the perfect gift! My daughter got the Ultra Rare on opening her first one! She was so excited she couldn’t even take it! The price is right, the cookie part you can close back up and reuse. I thought you had to throw that part away and I’m happy I was wrong about that. If you’re not sure on buying these just do it! My daughter was SO happy and thanked me all day long! Thank you!” — Kindle Customer

A rainbow puzzle ball

Promising review: “I was doubtful that my 5-year-old would like this, but took a chance. It took him a little bit to figure out how to push the balls around, but once he got the hang of it he didn’t put it down for days. It challenged his thinking and also was cause/effect solving too. It was perfect for our car trip. Great purchase!” — Timothy Mitchell


An adorable Mickey and Minnie 2022 holiday ornament

Featuring everyone’s favorite classic animated characters.

A Tamagotchi

And for anyone who’s looking for a slightly bigger gift, check out the Tamagotchi Pix, an upgraded version with futuristic features like a color screen, camera, and ability to *go on playdates* with your virtual pet by connecting to a friend’s device.

Promising review:These were a surprise hit with my 6-year-old and 11-year-old! They have been diligently taking care of their pets off and on all day today...and with new video games and all things Christmas going on, that’s saying a lot!” — Frick n Frack


A two-pack of Playfoam Pals

Promising review: “These are amazing for creative sensory play! I love that the foam is non-toxic and that it doesn’t stick to everything. My kids have left it out numerous times and it never, ever dries out. And the little pet pals are just the cutest. The kids were so excited to see which ones they got and literally spent hours playing with them and the foam. These would be perfect for stocking stuffers!” — NYMommy

Promising review: Great stocking stuffers. Bought these as gifts for my daycare kids for Christmas. They were a huge hit! Kids loved the foam inside and were pleasantly surprised to find the animal deep within.” —K. Stuewer

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.98.


A scratch paper art set

Promising review: “I can not give these enough stars! These are the best thing ever, they keep my 5-year-old entertained for hours!” — turbo1795


A pack of Smencils (scented pencils)

PS: These are HB No. 2 graphite pencils made from 100% recycled newspapers.

Promising review:These were a stocking stuffer for my son, as his school store sells Smencils and he LOVES them. These were a HUGE hit. The smells all smell like they should, with no nasty chemical smell that sometimes happens with some holiday-scented things. I loved the Snowberry and the Hot Cocoa.” — Shawnee

Big Bear Chocolates / Etsy

A hot chocolate bomb

Big Bear Chocolates is a small biz based in Spokane, Washington, that specializes in chocolate caramel apples, fresh fudge, and more treats.

Each cocoa bomb is handmade in a certified commercial kitchen and comes individually wrapped and tied with a bow with instructions. They’re made with gourmet chocolate and stuffed with marshmallows and chocolate chips.

Promising review: “Fun and delicious — a real treat! I ordered the dark chocolate ‘bombs,’ and they came beautifully packaged with red ribbons and shiny golden twist-ties. Great for a stocking stuffer or Hannukah treat, or just indulge yourself. You’ll be smiling!” — Raye


A puzzle game in a teeny-weeny tin

For two to four players. Recommended for ages 8+.

Promising review: “We just got this tiny little game to bring on a family trip. We have a 5- and 7-year-old and I must say that this game is a great fit for our WHOLE family. One of our children is a very sore loser and it’s hard to find games that don’t make her flip out. We play this with no point scoring so it’s more collaborative than competitive…and we can all have fun. It’s challenging for the 5- year-old and for us grown-ups too. I plan to buy more packs of this inexpensive tiny little game to give as gifts. Very fun.” — Mel W.

A bestselling Baby Einstein musical toy

Promising review:What a winner. I bought Baby Einstein as a stocking stuffer for our new grandson. It was a great choice; the bright colors, music selections, and quality sound get and hold his attention. I think he’ll enjoy this for a long time. Happy Grandma.” — Happy Shopper

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

And a pack of brightly colored stacking cups

Bonus: These have holes in the bottom for water play and come with a cute star ring to keep them together.

Promising review:I got these as a stocking stuffer for my 15-month-old and off all the toys she got for Christmas this is her favorite and also the least expensive. I let her open them first and then she didn’t want to play with any of the other toys. Haha.” — Lauren


A pack of Mini Brands mystery balls

Promising review:My 8-year-old daughter has loved collecting Mini Brands and was really excited for Series 2! She noted how one of the packages looked so real that they even had a word search on it. The detail is awesome and they are so fun to collect! She really wants to get some rare ones so hopefully we’ll find them soon!” — Heidi M.


A necklace activity set boasting 35,000 5-star reviews

My preschooler is OBSESSED with making these necklaces and I love that it keeps her off the screen. She totes her creations around in the adorable carry case and enjoys making Mommy (and Daddy!) wear them.

Promising review:My 3-year-old twins loved it, entertained for hours which is rare and so worth $7. Perfect for teaching coordination, color patterns, encourages creativity. The necklaces are a soft, stretchy material with a safe breakaway clasp but that also stays on well. I wore a necklace for hours around the house and it didn’t fall off. The beads are cute and a good variety of colors. Overall great project, loads of fun for toddlers.” — Lyss

Promising review: I’m saving this for a stocking stuffer at Christmas. It’s super cute. My princess loving girl loves jewelry and how fun will it be to make her own! I can’t wait for her to open it Christmas morning!” — Holly Kinney


A four-pack of Bluey figures

Promising review: “My almost 3-year-old is obsessed with Bluey, and I kinda am too! It’s an adorable show, and actually humorous, so I don’t mind him wanting to watch it all day every day. So when I saw these figures available I had to snatch them up for him! I gave them to him for Easter, and he hasn’t put them down since! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Great quality, great price, and fast shipping!” — Amanda Eboli

Promising review: “Our grandson loves Bluey! We were thrilled to find these character toys both in stock and shipped in advance of Christmas. This stocking stuffer was his favorite gift.” — BK


A dozen squishy cat stress toys

Promising review:My tween daughter saw someone playing with these on YouTube and asked for some also. They were an excellent stocking stuffer for Christmas. They’re not like other squishies… They’re quite small and have an almost sticky like quality to them… But they are individually wrapped so I could even see this in a birthday party goody bag. They’re pretty cute. My daughter loved them and was happy to receive them.” — Amber B.


A pack of stretchy fidget noodles

Promising review:A big hit! I bought these as a stocking stuffer for kids aged 10-16. They all loved them! They are not at all sticky despite resembling things like sticky hands. Their smooth finish is so great as they do not pick up dirt/stuff when they land on the carpet, etc. Highly recommend!” — mom2mydelights

Promising review: “My entire family loves Monkey Noodles. I bought these as a stocking stuffer for my 6-year-old son, but then my older daughter asked for some as well. My husband also picks them up and plays with them too. Best stocking stuffer to date!”Crjohns1


A magnetic shape-shifting puzzle cube

You can also collect all 12 puzzle box designs to connect multiple magnetic cubes to build even larger structures and sculptures.

Promising review:Fun for older teens. I bought one each for my 16- and 19-year -old son and daughter for Christmas. It made a great stocking stuffer. It was very intriguing and they enjoyed linking them together for new shapes. The boxes were sturdy enough for teens to manipulate without breaking and the magnets are strong. Not sure if younger hands would be too rough. If forced to move in the wrong direction they could break. The designs were beautiful. I plan to buy a few more for a bigger variety of shapes!” — Shellbug99

Soft Skin Bubbly Sins / Etsy

A shark bath bomb

Soft Skin Bubbly Sins is a small biz based in Collins, Georgia.

Promising review:I can’t wait to see the face my lil’ brother makes when I give this to him!!! It looks so cool and I’m in love with the Fruit Loop scent. Plus, they sent another one as a gift, so he will have two just like I got his sister. 😭💕 I’m hoping he finds this bath bomb as cool as I do so I have an excuse to buy more of them because if he won’t use them, I will. 100% recommend them to anyone with little kids or just a fun personality!!!” — Patricia


A screaming goat figurine

It also comes with a 32-page illustrated booklet all about goats. Not gonna lie, you’re probably going to regret this purchase after listening to a few hundred bleats.

Promising review: “This little piece of screaming plastic has created an excellent outlet for resolving frustrations in our home. Every time a conflict or struggle arises we push the little goat, get a gratifying screech, chuckle and move on throughout our day. No regrets on purchasing this. When you get one, get four or five because you’re going to want to share with family and friends.” — Amazon Customer


And for the littles, a set of Crayola Scribble Scrubbie pets

The set includes two washable animal figures, scrub brush, three washable colored markers, and an instruction sheet.

Promising review:We got these as a little stocking stuffer for my almost 3-year-old daughter. I wasn’t sure I wanted to commit to a whole play set, so for $7 I thought I’d give them a try. This was one of the first gifts at Christmas to be opened, and they have seen a lot of use. She loves them! She spends a great deal of time giving them baths. In fact, she probably likes cleaning them more than she likes coloring them, but whatever stimulates her mind and keeps her happy. Highly recommend them to anyone looking to give these a try without breaking the bank. Great value!.” — Chris Patterson


Goldfish soap for the kid who has been begging for a fish for months

Blingiddyup is a small biz based in Midland, Michigan, run by a mom (Tricia) and 12-year-old daughter (Bella) that specializes in handmade glycerin soaps.

Promising review:These are absolutely adorable. Ordered two for my son for Christmas as a stocking stuffer. Kind of want to give them to him right now. The amount of detail the fish have is amazing for such little things! Very happy with my purchase.” — sylvanelfie


World’s Smallest Glo Worm

Promising review:OK this is just adorable! Bought it for my kid to remind him of his Glo Worm when he was little. Push the button and it glows bright. Would be great for a little one to combat darkness fears. Who wouldn’t want a little Glo Worm?” — Puppylove

Light saber chopsticks perfect for the Star Wars fanatics in your life

Promising review: “Got these for my daughter as a stocking stuffer. She loves them. We can’t eat sushi or any Chinese food without her getting these out to use.” — Dan

Promising review: “I bought the purple version for my step son and I am sure this is going to be a hit. He loves Star Wars. This will be a perfect stocking stuffer this Christmas. I highly recommend this product.” — Cory S. M. Hinch

And an Uno Minecraft card game

Promising review: “My sons (7 and 4) love Minecraft! I purchased this for my 7-year-old as a birthday present and we play almost every day. So easy to play that my 4-year-old can play too and doesn’t need to ‘be on a team.’ Hours of fun for such a simple game.” — Amazon Customer

Promising review: “So much fun! I bought it as a stocking stuffer for my 7-year-old son and it was perfect. He loves Minecraft and he taught me how to play UNO which was pretty neat.” —Amazon Customer

Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.


An Elf Snowball Showdown card game

For three to six players. Recommended for ages 6+.

Promising review: “We have played this now with kids and adults. Surprisingly works with both! Hilarious game.” — hanson traw

Casual Chicken / Etsy

A hilariously adorable Shrek-shaped toothpaste cap

Casual Chicken is a small business based in Irvine, California, that sells an array of unique 3D-printed items.

Promising review: “I highly recommend. I gave it to my little brother and he loved it!” — Country Pickle

Shipping Info: Ships 3–7 business days after ordering.

Get it from Casual Chicken on Etsy for $9.99.


A pack of clear jelly lipsticks with real flowers inside

Promising review: “These are adorable and so pretty! I got them for Christmas for my 8-year-old and she loves them. They all have a different light shade of pink and are so soft and moisturizing. I liked them so much I stole one from her LOL.” — Katy Bradley


And a three-pack of s’mores-flavored ChapSticks

Each set comes with three flavors: Milk Chocolate, Marshmallow, and Graham Cracker.

Promising review: “This trio of ChapStick smells amazing! As soon as I opened the package it smelled like s’mores were in it. My 7-year-old daughter just loved this stocking stuffer.” — Cool Joe


A small yet super-cute Baby Shark cube plushie

Promising review: “I ordered this for my 14-month-old and it’s the perfect size! (think softball sizes) plays a good portion of the baby shark song. Very easy to press unlike other singing stuffed animals. It’s going to be a stocking stuffer although he grabbed this out of the box first. 😂 Worth the $7.99.” — LOlive


A pack of bright laminated flash cards to help toddlers and preschoolers

Promising review:My 2-year-old mastered the her numbers, alphabet, colors, shapes, and identifies all animals and objects on the cards. When I first received the cards I thought they may be a little too advanced for her age (18mo old at the time), but I was dead wrong! After about a month and a half of using the flash cards she mastered them! We usually ‘play’ with the flash cards for only about 10 minutes before her bedtime. This is a great tool in the early developmental stages for any toddler. I’m excited to get her the next card set. Material = durable, same as a normal deck of cards. Size = a little bigger than your typical deck of cards. Fits nicely in pocket or purse, great for keeping toddlers busy while traveling. Overall = A+.” — M. Abdallah

Promising review: “This is exactly what I needed for my great nephew’s stocking stuffer. He’s going to love it.” — Lilly


A nontoxic mermaid makeup set

The set comes with a body shimmer pot, two nail polishes, lip gloss tube, lip gloss compact with brush, large makeup brush, and a mermaid tail–shaped bag. Plus, reviewers say these are gentle on sensitive skin and easily washable.

Promising review: “I bought this makeup for my daughter, who loves to wear princess makeup and especially loves mermaids. It has a nice packaging, arrived on time, and the most important thing is that it did not burn her face or give her an allergy, which makes me very happy. I recommend it, it’s a nice gift for your princess.” — Carolina Angulo


A set of glow-in-the-dark dinosaur decals

Promising review: “Got these for the grandsons because they are in that ‘love everything dinosaur’ stage. They are considerably more substantial than I expected and this makes removal easy. Pretty sure they’ll love these stocking stuffers. And if not, grandfathers sometimes like dinosaurs too.” — Edward R. Woods