For some reason, when I was a child, the part of Christmas morning I looked forward to the most was digging in my stocking. Some how my parents managed to stuff the craziest things into a stocking; making me wonder if they spent more time loading everything in there or if I spent more time digging it out. If you are strugglin with stocking stuffer ideas for your kids I have compiled a list to help you choose what to place in their stocking or get ideas of what your children may like. This stocking stuffer list is for ages three to 10; both boys and girls.
Stuffers for both genders
Stickers- Every child loves stickers, just make sure they go on paper instead of the walls or furniture of your home.
Drawing utencils- this would include markers, crayons and chalk. This is one of the most popular Christmas gifts for smaller kids. You don’t have to worry about your child getting board with this, I have met a child yet that didn’t like to draw everyday, and don’t expect to any time soon.
Beanie Babies or small stuffed animals
Children’s DVD- There are always great sales on kids movies especially ones that are made by Disney or Pixar (Depending on how big the stocking is, you may only be able to get one DVD in each; although I have seen more placed in bigger stockings.)
Candy- There are so many cute ways candy is displayed at christmas time, M&Ms are really popular and usually come wrapped in one of the M&M characters.
Socks- Little girls love socks especially ones with fun designs and patterns.
My Little Pony- These are small, really easy to place in a stocking, and little girls love them.
Hairbows- There are so many cutesy little things that little girls can place in their hair that are small enough to place in a stocking; oh and did I mention they are really cheap.
Little Army Men- I know these are still popular, I’m really not sure why. Kids must be using them for the same reasons me a my friends used them for. We would set them up on wood posts or logs around the yard and shoot them down with BB guns or sling shots.
Still looking for ideas? Visit you local dollar store. These stores are filled with many inexpensive items that would easily fit inside of a stocking. Be creative with the items you place in your childs stocking. You know your child, and what he/she would like best.