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No Junk. Just Awesome Stocking Stuffers!

By Kelcey Kintner

With Christmas almost upon us, it’s time to figure out how to fill up those stockings without just stuffing them with junk. Because your holiday brain is probably already fried, we are going to do the work for you. So here are a million (okay a bunch) of fabulous stocking stuffer ideas.

Whoopee Cushion:

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.

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Children love tattoos and since your local tattoo shop is probably closed on Christmas, there are some really clever temporary tattoos like monster hands, robot hands and these watch tattoos.

Hair supplies:

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.

Art supplies:

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.

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Playing Cards:

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.

Army-Inspired Action Figures:

I love these Army-inspired action figures. Instead of fighting wars, they are snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing. Way cooler. Or check out these mini break dancers and yoga Joes.

Bike Bells:

It’s almost time to ring in the new year so spruce up your kid’s bike with a new bike bell.  There are so many fun bike bells whether your child is into superheroesladybugs or Hello Kitty.

Duct Tape:

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!

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Really Crazy Straws:

Kids love straws and there are so many fun ones out there like this constructible straw or eyeglass straws. Or how about some Magic Milk Straws in chocolate, vanilla or strawberry.

Road Tape:

Does your kid like to build highways and roads around your home? Then check out this Road Tape.


Your kid can always use a new tooth brush, right? So how about one that plays One Direction or this one featuring Disney’s Frozen.

Band Aids:

Children can’t keep away from Band Aids so buy them some cute ones. I can’t stop laughing at these bacon strips band aids. Also love the comic strip ones and the Injury Excuse bandaids!


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!

Kelcey Kintner
About the Author

Kelcey Kintner

Kelcey Kintner, an award winning journalist and freelance writer, is a fashion critic for US Weekly, created the humor blog 

Kelcey Kintner, an award winning journalist and freelance writer, is a fashion critic for US Weekly, created the humor blog The Mama Bird Diaries and writes for the Huffington Post. You can follow her @mamabirddiaries or on Facebook. She’s still trying to fit 5 kids on a Vespa. 

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