Best Toddler Stocking Stuffer Ideas (that aren’t candy!)
Toddlers are SO fun, especially when it comes to Christmas. Their sweet faces light up on Christmas morning and they truly love every part of the day. But seeing their little hands reach for their Christmas stockings? It’s just so special!
If you’re looking for great stocking stuffers for toddlers, – you’ve come to the right place! As the mom to two kids, two and under, I’ve seen first hand what little ones love (and what moms love for them to get!).
Also – just be forewarned – this list isn’t filled with candy ideas. If you choose to get candy, I trust you can do that on your own and don’t need a list!
Everything on this list of toddler stocking stuffers ranges from fun to practical Christmas ideas. And as a bonus to all you moms and dads out there – most of these stocking stuffers ideas are not food – you’re welcome 😉
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Stocking Stuffers for Little Kids
Finding great stocking stuffers for little kids can be challenging.
Big kids are more likely to talk about specific things they really want, while little kids are just learning about Christmas traditions and the special holiday season.
35+ Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Toddlers
Check out this list full of the best stocking stuffers for your toddler’s stocking this Christmas.
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- Christmas Shirt – A Christmas outfit is about as cute as it gets. From either a complete Christmas dress or suit, to a cute Christmas t-shirt with their favorite characters. Check out Etsy and Amazon for some unique and customizable options!
- New Christmas Jammies – New Christmas Jammies? Stoooop. I’m already gushing about how cute they probably are. If you really want to go all out, get a pair for the older kids too (maybe even mom and dad 😉
- Fun Christmas Ornament – You can let your little one choose a special or fun ornament, or you can get him or her a cute personalized one on Etsy here! This is a great idea that kids of all ages love.
- Wooden Puzzles – Wooden puzzles are one of my favorite stocking stuffers ideas. #1 they’re fun. #2 they’re a great way for 2 year olds to practice their fine motor skills and manipulation of toys.
- Boon Building Bath Pipes Toy Set – Hello bath time fun! If your little is like mine and loves playing in the bath pouring and experimenting, these little building bath pipes are perfect for your toddler’s stocking.
- Headbands & Bows – Can a girl ever have to many headbands and bows to accessorize with? These are the perfect size to squeeze into a stocking and can be fun for old girls as well!
- Bath Hoop & Balls – Your toddler will have so much fun shooting hoops (while simultaneously working on their hand-eye coordination 😉 with this adorable basketball game for the bath.
- Munchkin Wind Up Swimming Penguin Bath Toy – another bath favorite is this wind up swimming penguin. It’s one of the many great gift ideas for open-ended play in the tub!
- Toddler Friendly Games – Whether you go for board games or card games, games of any kind are a classic stocking stuffer gift. They help teach language skills, cooperation, and give younger children a chance to play with older kiddos as well. I know a little girl who would love this Mickey Mouse themed memory match game.
- Lovey – Depending on your baby’s age, he or she may be ready for a lovey – this is a great addition to your child’s stocking (and so cozy and cuddly for Christmas morning!)
- Peek A Boo Elephant – I’ve had my eye on this sweet elephant for a while now (and just hit checkout on it for my little boy). Just watch the video and I dare you to tell me it’s not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen. My toddler LOVES that it plays peek a boo and he can’t stop smiling around it.
- Stuffed Animal – Can you have too many stuffed animals? Yes. Yes you can. BUT – if your little one hasn’t acquired a big collection yet, one more doesn’t hurt, right?
- Water Bottle – A fun water bottle for your toddler (or even for your big kids) can help encourage water drinking, while being stylish and fun at the same time. This is one of the most perfect stocking stuffer ideas, as it’s something your child will definitely use year round.
- Suction Cup Bowls – Tired of your toddlers’s bowl tipping over? These suction cup bowls and plates might just be a lifesaver.
- Board Bible – It’s Christmas and time to celebrate – I love this board book Bible as a fun way of reminding my own kids of the reason for the season – it even has lift the flaps!
- Christmas Board Books – They make some super cute Christmas books – and when they’re interactive? I love them even more for my little one!
- Board Books – Did you know that the more books you have in your house, the more likely your child is to be a better reader? That’s without even reading the books. So bring on the books!
- Busy Bags/Toys – Make riding in the car (or running errands) more fun for your toddler with a homemade busy bag! Check out how we did it right here.
- Washable Finger Paints – Finger paints are some craft supplies that not all toddlers have had the chance to play with yet. They’re great sensory toys that give them the perfect way to get a little messy while also exploring their creative side.
- Washable Crayons – Smaller items like crayons are a perfect gift option to squeeze into any size stocking. I’ve learned quickly with young toddlers crayons can break pretty easily. I’ve found the best luck with these triangular shaped ones!
- Washable Markers – Projects and art supplies are some of my favorite things to put in a toddler’s stocking. They’re so great for helping parents keep their toddlers busy while tending to little siblings or trying to make supper. Definitely a big win!
- Color Wonder Books & Markers – Color Wonder Books and markers are super fun items to add to a stocking. They’re a different play on the usual markers and crayons (and they’re mess free!)
- Water Wow – These are an all time favorite of ours. We use them for church, in the car, anywhere! They are virtually mess free and help provide lots of entertainment for little ones. These are ALWAYS on my recommended holiday gift guide for younger kids. Less mess, lot of use, and lots of fun = BIG win for new parents
- Color Books – You can choose a fun color book with your toddler’s favorite character or a cute Christmas color book like this one.
- Cars or Trucks- If your little one loves cars, trucks, or construction vehicles (like these!), they might just go crazy for this toddler stocking stuffer.
- Play Doh – Let your toddler’s imaginative play run wild with play dough. Whether they’re making Santa Claus or have an ice cream shop, kids love play doh. And it’s usually just right size for your toddler’s stocking.
- Snack Catcher/Snack Spinner – The snack spinner is the perfect toddler gift for young children who just can’t decide which snack they really want 😉
- Tooth brush – We found that as our baby grew to be a toddler, he much preferred a fun toothbrush like this.These are practical stocking stuffers I love to give.
- Stickers – Stickers are the perfect small gifts to slip into a toddler’s stocking.
- Bath Toys – Bath toys are always a good idea. Toddlers can get tired of the same toys, so even adding in some new cups or pouring toys can make the bath more fun.
- Bath Letters – It may seem early, but bath letters can be a great exposure to learning letters for kids.
- Bath Crayons – grab some bath crayons in your toddler’s favorite color and encourage the little artist within! Another fun take on crafts, while making bath time way more fun.
- Light Up Bath Toys – Bath, bath, bath. Anything to spice up the bath makes for good stocking stuffers.
- Sensory Ball – These sensory balls are awesome. They’re great for 6 months and up (so are some of the best baby stocking stuffers too!)
- Mega Blocks – Think of Mega Blocks as the precursor to Legos. Building toys are great to help toddlers start working on STEM and grow their brains through play.
- Building Blocks – Similar to Mega Blocks, building blocks are a great stocking stuffer idea.
- Fun Animal Theme Growth Chart Ruler – My kids love to see how tall they’ve gotten and this fun animal growth chart would be a huge winner.
- Portable Musical Instrument – Young kids will have a good time with this musical toy.
- Sippy Cup – A great practical gift for toddlers is a sippy cup (and bonus points if it’s the non-spilling kind)
- Fidget Toys – Fidget toys are the best thing for some kiddos. They love to simply press the poppers and play around with something unique.
Best Ideas for Your Toddler’s Stocking
Christmas is fast approaching and if I learned anything last year from saving buying stocking stuffers for the last minute – it’s that you shouldn’t (or you’ll just end up with junk!).
I hope you can use these fun stocking stuffers to get the best gifts for the toddler years and see those sweet faces light up Christmas morning – honestly, the best part.