No Junk. Just Awesome Stocking Stuffers!
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.
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, 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 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.
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
9. Bike Bells
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!
11. Really Crazy Straws
12. Road Tape
Does your kid like to build highways and roads around your home? Then check out this road pattern play tape.
14. Band Aids
My children love chopsticks but they are difficult to use. So try out these super cute kid chopsticks.
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 arts 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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