180+ Non-Candy Stocking Stuffers for Babies, Kids, & Teens

180+ Non-Candy Stocking Stuffers for Babies, Kids, & Teens | Roots & Boots

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Skip the candy and the junky toys!  Instead, try these non-candy stocking stuffers for babies, toddlers, kids, and teens.

First of all, your kids don’t need more stuff.  I promise.  But if your family is like mine, you probably have a Christmas stocking tradition that the kids look forward to each year.

Believe me, I know it can be a challenge to fill a Christmas stocking without candy or cheap, junky toys.  Which is why I’m excited to share with you my list of non-candy stocking stuffers for kids of all ages.

180+ Non-Candy Stocking Stuffers for Babies, Kids, & Teens | Roots & Boots
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Non-Candy Stocking Stuffers

A friendly word of advice from one mom to another:  Please do not feel a need to overfill your child’s Christmas stocking.  I definitely do not recommend purchasing every item from the lists below!  

Instead, try to select a few quality items you know they will enjoy, or that they need.  Teach them to appreciate quality over quantity.

If they don’t need it, already have it, or it will just sit around collecting dust, skip it!  Practice the art of choosing gifts–even small gifts like stocking stuffers–that your child will value and enjoy.

Can you tell I score high on the love language of gift-giving?  I love to pick out just the right gifts, and I really hate cheap, unnecessary, or thoughtless gifts.

A word about candy

If you want to include a few treats in your kids’ Easter baskets, here are a few of our favorites.

More gift ideas

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Non-candy stocking stuffers for babies & toddlers

  1. Board Books
  2. Indestructibles – books that are literally indestructible
  3. Socks
  4. Pajamas
  5. Sand pail and shovel
  6. Watering can for little hands
  7. Dirt or sand scoop
  8. Chubby crayons
  9. Pip-squeak markers
  10. Bubbles
  11. Bath toys
  12. Blocks
  13. Matching game – 12 pairs
  14. Wooden shape puzzle
  15. Stacking Cups
  16. Stainless steel bottle or sippy cup
  17. Snack cup
  18. Baby or toddler cutlery
  19. Bibs
  20. Hair Bows
  21. Pacifier clips
  22. Toothbrush
  23. Hooded bath towel
  24. Baby wash
  25. Diaper rash cream

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Non-candy stocking stuffers for preschoolers:

  1. Picture books – suggestions here
  2. Socks
  3. Underwear
  4. Pajamas
  5. T-shirt
  6. Sandals or Crocs
  7. Sand pail and shovel
  8. Small watering can
  9. Garden trowel
  10. Collapsible buckets
  11. Wiffle balls
  12. Jumbo crayons
  13. Washable markers
  14. Sketchpad
  15. Scissors
  16. Mini sticker book
  17. Play-doh with tools
  18. Sidewalk chalk
  19. Blocks
  20. Stainless steel water bottle
  21. Stainless steel thermos
  22. Stainless steel bento box
  23. Reusable snack bags
  24. Matching game – 36 pairs
  25. Matching puzzle cards
  26. Spot It Jr. game
  27. Instruments
  28. Magnifying glass
  29. Critter shack / bug box
  30. Butterfly net
  31. Insect jar
  32. Binoculars
  33. Kids’ measuring tape
  34. Stubby tool set
  35. Kid-sized apron
  36. Mini brush +dustpan
  37. Hair Bows
  38. Hair brush
  39. Coin purse
  40. Toothbrush
  41. Toothpaste
  42. Rash stick
  43. Hooded bath towel
  44. Bandaids in fun colors
  45. Safety nail trimmers
  46. Essential oil blends for kids

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Non-candy stocking stuffers for kids:

  1. Chapter books
  2. Audio books – suggestions here
  3. Magazine subscription
  4. Socks
  5. Underwear
  6. Pajamas
  7. T-shirt
  8. Bandana
  9. Flip flops or Crocs
  10. Garden tools
  11. Watering can
  12. Artist quality colored pencils
  13. Pocketdoodles
  14. Small LEGO set
  15. Stainless steel water bottle
  16. Stainless steel bento box
  17. Stainless steel thermos
  18. Reusable snack bags
  19. Hair Bows
  20. Comb or hair brush
  21. Toothbrush
  22. Toothpaste
  23. Hooded bath towel
  24. Dental floss or flossers
  25. Lip balm
  26. Lotion stick
  27. Nail polish
  28. Finger nail clippers
  29. Essential oils for kids
  30. Beach towel
  31. Bandaids in fun colors
  32. Small games like Uno, Set, Spot It, etc.
  33. Travel games – my kids love this license plate game and travel chess game
  34. Sketchbook or notebook
  35. Washi tape
  36. Scotch tape
  37. Craft tape
  38. Construction paper
  39. Art supplies: pipe cleaners, googly eyes, etc.
  40. Craft paints
  41. Sudoku book
  42. Crossword puzzle book
  43. Hidden pictures activity book
  44. Paint by stickers book
  45. Jump rope
  46. Magnifying glass
  47. Critter shack / bug box
  48. Butterfly net
  49. Insect jar
  50. Binoculars
  51. Pocket guides
  52. Bird guide
  53. Head lamp
  54. Flashlight
  55. Compass
  56. Carabiner clips
  57. Grabber tool
  58. CD or music downloads – suggestions here
  59. DVD – suggestions here
  60. Schleich animals
  61. Speed cubes
  62. Rubiks cube
  63. Yo-yo
  64. Wooden challenge puzzle
  65. Kid-sized apron
  66. Measuring tape
  67. Level tool
  68. Stubby hammer
  69. Sling shot
  70. Pocket knife
  71. Collections: stamps, coins, etc.
  72. Wallet or coin purse

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Non-candy stocking stuffers for teens:

  1. Books
  2. Audio books
  3. Magazine subscription
  4. Socks
  5. Underwear
  6. Pajamas
  7. T-shirt
  8. Bandana
  9. Winter gloves
  10. Work gloves
  11. Stainless steel water bottle
  12. Stainless steel thermos
  13. Stainless steel bento box (large)
  14. Hair ties or clips
  15. Ball cap
  16. Flip flops
  17. Sunglasses
  18. Comb or brush
  19. Toothbrush
  20. Toothpaste
  21. Dental floss or flossers
  22. Deodorant
  23. Lip gloss
  24. Lip balm
  25. Nail polish
  26. Finger nail clippers
  27. Beach towel
  28. Felt tip pens
  29. Sharpie markers
  30. Sketchbook
  31. Washi tape
  32. Duct tape
  33. CD or music downloads
  34. FM transmitter – for adding bluetooth to older cars
  35. DVD
  36. Phone case
  37. Wallet or money clip
  38. Nature guides
  39. Essential oil trio
  40. Kitchen apron
  41. Hand tools
  42. Seed packets
  43. Sports gear
  44. Swim goggles
  45. Pocket knife
  46. Hatchet
  47. Collections: stamps, coins, etc

Does your family open Christmas stockings?  What else would you add to this list?


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