When I was little, it was the tradition every Christmas morning to creep down the stairs, oh so quietly, to see what Santa had left in our living room. I can remember, quite vividly, the rush and the magic of seeing gifts laid out under the tree, and stockings packed with goodies. Mine was made of a sweater-like material — completely stretched and stuffed! After sneaking a glimpse to see that Santa and Rudolph had nibbled at the treats we left out the night before, I’d make my way to my mother’s bedroom where I’d gently wake her and hope that she wouldn’t tell me it was too early to get up. Between about 6.30 and 7 am, however, she’d give in and head to the kitchen to make coffee — not unlike my current Christmas morning routine with my own daughter!

50 Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Kids!

Next, once the coffee was poured, I was allowed to open my stocking — and when my brother was born, we’d open our stockings together while the grownups, often my gramma too, would sip their coffee, and, well, wake up the rest of the way. I always loved that calm and peaceful holiday morning scene — me pulling one item out of my stocking at a time and my mother offering commentary. She was so good at making the holiday season feel special and completely magical. And now I do my best to stir up those same feelings about Christmas with my soon-to-be 6-year-old, who also loves opening up her stocking first thing on Christmas morning.

This is all my way of saying that the stocking is a super important part of my holiday experience and today I wanted to share 50 ideas for when you’re stuffing your kids’ stockings this year! Have fun, keep it simple, and may your Christmas morning coffee be deliciously strong!

50 Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Kids!

50 Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Kids!

  1. Mittens

  2. A deck of cards

  3. Socks

  4. Lip balm

  5. Hair clips

  6. Glow sticks

  7. Play dough

  8. Organic lollipops

  9. Small animal figures

  10. Crayons

  11. Earbuds

  12. Story Cubes

  13. Movie passes

  14. Egg shakers

  15. Fun pencils

  16. Shaped erasers

  17. Finger puppets

  18. A felt mask

  19. Chalk

  20. Stickers

  21. Temporary tattoos

  22. Letter magnets

  23. A bouncy ball

  24. A silly straw

  25. Bubbles

  26. Skipping rope

  27. Train whistle

  28. Underwear

  29. A small notebook

  30. Magnifying glass

  31. Trading cards

  32. Toothbrush

  33. Pocket mirror

  34. Rubber ducky

  35. Small LEGO sets

  36. Ink pad and stamps

  37. Flash cards

  38. A calculator

  39. Beads and string

  40. Knitting spool and yarn

  41. Toy cards

  42. A Slinky

  43. Stick-on earrings

  44. Dominos

  45. Doll clothes


  47. A book light

  48. Fun soap

  49. Toothpaste

  50. A kaleidoscope

Phew! I wonder if we can get this list to 100? Feel free to share your favorite kid’s stocking stuffer ideas in the comments below! We’d love to hear what was in YOUR stocking as a child… and what Santa likes to put in your childrens’ stockings now!

Happy holidays!

PS. What treats do you leave out for Santa?