17 Great Stocking Stuffers for Kids [for 2023]

Do you need some suggestions for your young child’s stocking this year? Here is a concise list of stocking stuffers for kids for Christmas in 2022.

I have tried to select low-priced items and ones that are generally small in size. (For instance, even though AirPods are small, you won’t find them on this list because of their cost.) I really hope you find this list helpful and inspiring.

17 Great Stocking Stuffers for Kids 2020
Stocking Stuffers for Kids

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17 Stocking Stuffers for Kids 2022 ?

These stocking stuffers for kids will appeal to a variety of ages, and even though the exact item may not intrigue your child, think of something in the category that will work.


LIFE SAVERS 5 Flavors Sweet Storybook Gift Box, 1.14-Ounce Roll (6 Rolls of Candies)

Candy is a classic stocking stuffer.

What’s your child’s favorite candy? (It is Christmas after all!)

LifeSavers makes this cute 6-pack of their hard candy that is a hit at Christmas time.


REESE'S Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Trees Snack Size Candy, Christmas, 9.6 oz Bag

There are a lot of yummy Christmas chocolates out there…for a special treat.

  • And chocolate is another classic stocking stuffer.

Reese’s makes these tree-shaped holiday version of their popular Peanut Butter cups.

For kids that can’t have Peanut Butter, you can get these Christmas edition Hershey’s Kisses milk chocolate.

Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolate Santa Hat & Kissmas Sweater, 310 Coun

(You can likely find them at your local grocery or department store, but if not, the picture above is a link to Amazon.)


Jefferies Socks girls Jefferies Socks Girl s Unicorn Rainbow Stripe Ruffle Knee High Socks 2 Pack Rainbow X Small, Rainbow, X-Small US

Socks are a great stocking stuffer! Very useful (and they help take up room in the stocking).

Above are a pair of popular socks for young girls.

Below is a bright and fun set of socks with a food theme that is great for girls and boys.

Jeasona Kids Socks Food Gifts for Kids Cute Funny Food Socks 5 Pairs

Fun Knitted Hat with animal ears and matching scarf

Sumolux Winter Kids Cat Hat Toddler Boys Girls Hat Animal Knitted Coif Hood Scarf Beanies for Autumn Winter

If your Christmases are usually white Christmases then a warm knitted hat and scarf like this set shown above is a thoughtful – and cute – stocking stuffer.

Lego Beanie

LEGO Wear Kids' Knitted Snow Beanie, Dark Green, 8-11yrs

Does your child love Lego? If so, getting them a warm beanie with Lego Ninjago theme ninja eyes on it.

It’ll keep them warm and it doubles as a costume accessory for outdoor playtime.


MCTi Kids Mittens Waterproof Winter Ski Warm Sherpa Lined Long Cuff with String Gray XXS

Warm mittens (like this well-rated pair from MCTi) are a good addition to the knitted hat.

I have to admit, mittens aren’t the most fun gift to receive, but after opening their presents, take the kids can outside to play in the snow and they’ll appreciate the warm hands and fun times with you.

  • these mittens are available in black, blue and pink
  • also available in different SIZES for different ages of kids

Water Wow books by Melissa & Doug (Ages 3-7)

Melissa & Doug On the Go Water Wow! Activity Pad 6-Pack

These awesome activity books allow your little kids to “paint” and color in pictures in the book just by using water.

  • No big messes.
  • lots of fun
  • reusable … just let it dry and start over
  • we have these for our daughter and they’re good for road trips (just a little water in the car)

Books (age dependent selection)

Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)

What books does your child enjoy?

Books are a great stocking stuffer, and they give the children something to do during long winter evenings.

In the photo above I’ve shown the Harry Potter 7-book box set.

I love the Harry Potter series, but I read it as an adult. If you’re wondering what age are Harry Potter books for, you can click here to see. (Opens in a new window.)

Head to your local bookstore, or favorite online book retailer and pick up some books as a stocking stuffer.

Bubble Bath or Bath Bombs

JOYIN Bath Bombs for Kids with Sea Animal Toys, 8 Pack Bubble Bath Bombs with Surprise Toy Inside, Natural Essential Oil SPA Bath Fizzies Set,Easter Gifts for Boys and Girls

Bubble bath can be a good stocking stuffer for kids. (Especially if your child is reluctant to have baths.)

The bubble bath bombs shown above have little sea creature toys hidden inside them.

It’s a WIN-WIN for you and your kid. It reduces your stress because your child will willingly have a bath (hopefully), and they’ll get a little sea animal toy after the bath bomb dissolves.

Click here to see details of this set of bath bombs.

Hot Chocolate Bombs – Star Wars “The Child” surprise

Star Wars The Mandalorian Holiday Chocolate Ball filled with Surprise The Child Marshmallow Treat, 2.12 Ounce

Hot chocolate bombs are very popular. You can find them at most stores. I found this Star Wars one on Amazon.

(You can also buy hot chocolate bomb molds and make your own at home…good for older kids.)


Ceaco - 4 in 1 Multipack - Thomas Kinkade - Disney Dreams Collection - Lion King, Peter Pan, Princess & the Frog, & Jungle Book - (4) 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles

Puzzles can be a fun stocking stuffer…but they have to be in fairly small packaging to fit.

The one shown above is Thomas Kincade Disney 4-pack of puzzles that is better suited for older kids (500 pieces per puzzle).

But it gets you thinking…what puzzle could I get for my kid?


Magnatab Free Draw, New & Improved, Multi

The Magnatab is fun little toy – especially for young kids – but even older kids have fun making cool designs.

  • We have one and it is a great road trip accessory for kids.
  • You use the magnetic pen to pull up little magnetic balls from the pad to form a design.

Lip Balm

Lip Smacker Crayola Lip Balm Party Pack 8 Count, Cotton Candy, Orange, Sherbert, Watermelon, Berry, Apple, Banana

Winter can be a very drying time for our skin and lips.

For a useful stocking stuffer, get your child some lip balm – like this cool set of Lip Smackers that look like Crayola crayons.

There are lots of variety of lip balms out there that will appeal to both boys and girls.

Hot Wheels cars

Hot Wheels GBG26 Mario Kart 1:64 Die-Cast Mario with Standard Kart Vehicle

Hot Wheels cars a good stocking stuffer for both boys and girls.

There are LOTS of choices for Hot Wheels.

There are even some fun Mario Kart Hot Wheels like the Mario one above, but you can also get Luigi, Bowser, Toad and more.

Your child can have recreating that zany fun of the Mario Kart video game but in real life with these little cars.

Playmobil toys

Playmobil Shark Attack and Rescue Boat

Playmobil makes a variety of large play sets (that can get quite pricey), but they also have some smaller sets that make good stocking stuffers.


SAVITA 3D Stickers for Kids & Toddlers 500+ Puffy Stickers Variety Pack for Scrapbooking Bullet Journal Including Animal, Numbers, Fruits, Fish, Dinosaurs, Cars and More…

You can find stickers at most dollar stores and they make great stocking stuffers.

But if you don’t have one in your area, you can click here to check out this large sticker set on Amazon.

Kids love to decorate their things (and yours) with stickers and to create art with stickers.

Mini Nutella jars (at Target)

Check your local Target store to see if they have these little Nutella holiday jars. Click here then select your store to see if they have it in stock. (Opens in a new window.)

Mandarin Oranges (to plug up the bottom of the stocking)

Image by Ulrike Leone from Pixabay

When we were kids we always got mandarin oranges in our stockings (usually at the toe of the stocking).

[But back then we could only get Mandarin oranges around Christmas-time and they were special.] Still a tasty stocking stuffer to this day.

What have I missed? What is your family’s “go to” stocking stuffer for kids?

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Have a safe and happy Christmas and holidays.