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.
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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.
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.
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.
(You can likely find them at your local grocery or department store, but if not, the picture above is a link to Amazon.)
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.
Fun Knitted Hat with animal ears and matching scarf
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.
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.
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)
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)
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
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.
Hot Chocolate Bombs – Star Wars “The Child” surprise
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.)
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?
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.
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 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 makes a variety of large play sets (that can get quite pricey), but they also have some smaller sets that make good stocking stuffers.
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)
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.