Kids can be way easier to shop for in my opinion. However, I actually like filling my sons stocking with useful items or small things that I know he will love. I also tend to like to avoid junk because the amount of toys and stuff that is around my house is ridiculous. This list will work well for both boys and girls ages 6-10.
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1. Lego set
I tend to put small Lego sets in my son’s stocking. These are quick little projects that either results in a car or plane. He likes them and they are fairly inexpensive. Click on the picture below to see where you can find them yourself.
Headphones are always a great addition to the stocking because kids wear them out year after year. I really like getting some that are made for kids because the volume rate is different and less damaging to their developing ear drums. I like these ones Elecder i39 Headphones with Microphone for Kids Children Girls Boys Teens Adults Foldable Adjustable On Ear Headsets for iPad Cellphones Computer MP3/4 Kindle Airplane School (Mint/Gray)” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>HERE because they come in different colors and can fold down.
3. Crayons, markers or colored pencils
It seems we are always replacing these. Crayons get lost, colored pencils break and the markers dry out. I love Crayola products. You can find Crayola 24 Count Crayons (6-Pack)” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Crayons, Crayola Colored Pencils, 36 Premium Quality, Long-Lasting, Pre-Sharpened Pencils Non-Toxic Colored Pencil Set for Adult Coloring Books or Kids 4 & Up, Great for Shading, Gradation, Line Art & More” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Colored pencils, and Crayola 40Count Ultra-Clean Fine Line Markers; Washable, Fine Tip for Details, Stocking Stuffer, Gift” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Markers all on Amazon for great prices!
4. Stress Ball
Hayden often times has anxiety. I found Calans Mochi Squishy, 16 Pcs Mochi Animals Stress Toys Mochi Squishy Toy Soft Squishy Stress Relief Animal Toys Mochi Squeeze Toys Mini Cat Squishies, Random” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>THESE little stress balls that I am going to put in his stocking this year.
5. Water bottle
I always add a water bottle to Hayden’s stocking. I tend to avoid the ones with plastic straws because they are terrible to clean. In addition to the one linked in the picture you can find THIS ONE at Bed Bath and Beyond.
Batteries are needed for just about any toy that is out there right now. It is always good to throw some extra in the stocking just in case.
7. Movie Tickets
We love going to the movies as a family. I also love going to the movie theater in our area that serves food because who really wants to worry about doing dinner beforehand.
I shared in another post Fun, Easy Holiday Traditions for the Family that we have created a tradition of exchanging ornaments every year at Christmas Time. Kurt Adler 1 Set 3 Assorted Despicable Me Minions Bob, Stuart and Kevin Blow Mold Ornaments” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>THESE minions are super fun for boys while Lenox 867424 Disney’s Christmastime Belle” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>THIS Belle would be great for any girl.
9. Passes to a trampoline park
This is one activity that my son absolutely loves! He loves going and jumping around on the trampolines and since I live in Maine the winter time can get extremely cold. A pass or two is a great fun activity to put in your child’s stocking.
Yes, I add candy every year to Hayden’s stocking.
11. Nerf bullets
We are always losing or damaging these and you can bet Hayden has at least one Nerf gun on his Christmas wish list. I love AMOSTING Refill Darts 100PCS Bullets Ammo Pack for Nerf N-Strike Elite Series – Blue“>THIS pack because it comes with a bag to store all those pesky little bullets in.
I like to give a calendar to Hayden every Christmas because he enjoys having one hanging up in his room. Kid’s Awesome Activity Wall Calendar 2019” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>THIS one is fun because it has activities in it as well as stickers. It is also perfect for either a boy or a girl.
These are all things I will be putting in my child’s stocking this year. What other ideas do you have for stocking stuffer ideas for kids? Let me know in the comment below!