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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.

1. Whoopee Cushions

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.

2. Socks

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.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

3. Tattoos

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

4. 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.

5. Art Supplies

I feel like we can always use a new set of crayons, pastels, colored pencils, paintbrushes, stickers, glue sticks or watercolor 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 crayon rocks, and bath crayons.

6. 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 Harry Potter wrapped pencils are so adorable (link to shop). Or go with some Japanese erasers. Or how about a cassette sticky note pad.

Playing cards, bike bell and action figures

7. 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 Nightmare Before Christmas playing cards?

8. 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.

9. 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 ladybugs, Hello Kitty, or law enforcement.

10. 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!

crazy straws, road tape and temporary stickets

11. Really Crazy Straws

Kids love straws and there are so many fun ones out there — we like crazy loop straws and eyeglass straws. Or how about some Milk Magic Straws in chocolate, vanilla or strawberry.

12. Road Tape

Does your kid like to build highways and roads around your home? Then check out this road pattern play tape.

13. Toothbrushes

Your kid can always use a new toothbrush, right? So how about one that features Disney’s Frozen?

14. Band-Aids

Children can’t keep away from Band-Aids so buy them some with cute designs. I can’t stop laughing at these bacon strips band aids. And your kids will love the comic strip ones.

15. Chopsticks

My children love chopsticks but they are difficult to use. So try out these super cute kid chopsticks.

Bonus: Candy

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.

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 art museum gift shop. You’ll find stocking stuffers with lots of creativity and shelf life.

Did we miss any great gifts? Please share!

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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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