No Junk. Just Awesome Stocking Stuffers!
Why? Because Whoopee Cushions are just so damn funny. Your kids will have a blast with this when it’s time for Christmas dinner and the adults take their seats.
Now be warned that socks have ruined many a child’s Christmas but you can’t really go wrong with these totally awesome Superman/Batman/Wonder Woman socks.
Hair supplies have a way of disappearing constantly. So if you have girls, use the stocking as an opportunity to stock up on hairbands, barrettes and a no hurt hairbrush.
I feel like we can always use a new set of crayons, pastels, colored pencils, paint brushes, stickers, glue sticks or water color paints. As an added bonus, this will give your kids something to actually do after they’ve ripped open all their gifts. Art supplies don’t have to be boring. For example, if you are buying crayons, check out these adorable animal crayons, crayon rocks, car crayons and bath crayons.
School supplies that are Outside the Box:
How about some personalized #2 pencils to make your child’s school day a little more fun? And these pencils with messages are so adorable. Or some Japanese erasers. Or this Giving-Tree-inspired sticky note pad and cassette sticky note pad.
How about some football or baseball cards for your sports enthusiast? Or fun games like Rat-A-Tat-Cat, Spot It and Uno. Or a spiced up deck of 52 playing cards like these Tim Burton cards and Invisible cards.
Kids can make all kinds of stuff out of duct tape which now comes in lots of fun, playful patterns for boys and girls. As a parent, not only do you get to buy the duct tape but your kids will charge you for whatever duct tape wallet or purse they make you. Win-win for them!
Really Crazy Straws:
Does your kid like to build highways and roads around your home? Then check out Road Tape which comes with a mini vehicle too.
I know. Candy is technically junk. But at least this “junk” gets eaten and doesn’t take up space in my playroom! That’s the kind of junk I can allow into my house.
My children love chopsticks but they are difficult to use. So try out these super cute kid chopsticks.
Still need more stocking stuffer ideas?
How about lottery scratch off tickets, Matchbox cars, Mad Libs, bubbles, gift cards, gloves/mittens or flashlights? Final note, check out your local arts museum gift shop. You’ll find stocking stuffers with lots of creativity and shelf life.
Did we miss any great gifts? Please share!