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I did a previous post on stocking stuffers for the entire family, but I wanted a blog post just for stocking stuffers for babies and toddlers since this is my current stage of life.
Now, before you get all “what the heck?” on me, I know that we still have a couple other holidays before Christmas arrives. Yes, I am thinking about Christmas already.
Here are my reasons:
1. Budget. I have to start buying a few things months in advance because we can’t afford Christmas all in one month. We don’t get extravagent, and we mostly just spend money on the kids, but even the little things add up and we have to spread that cost across a few months in order to make it work.
2. Some of the fun things I like to get as stocking stuffers take a while to ship. Like the finger puppets that I get for super cheap? They take several weeks. But they are oh so cute and oh so worth it (I got mine in the mail last week)!
3. I had a dream last week that Christmas morning came and my toddler woke up to see her cousins opening gifts, when all of a sudden I realized I had forgotten to buy her anything. I then spend the next several hours trying to find a store that was open. The only one I found was Walmart (go figure), but for some reason in my dream, Walmart was actually our local thrift shop, and all the shelves were covered in junk. I couldn’t find ONE thing for her. I woke up a little anxious to start planning what I should get her this year
So here we go. Here are some fun stocking ideas for your little ones. Don’t Panic, I’m still very looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving, and no turkeys were harmed in the making of this post
Stocking Stuffers for babies:
Baby treats and snacks
Muchkin Traveling Flash Cards for Baby
The Nosefrida. Say goodbye to the nasty, germ-breeding aspirator!
A Wubbanub. Our daughter is getting one of these. It’s exhausting how many times I have to put her binkie back in her mouth and these have great ratings!
If you wanted to add a few funny things to your babies stocking, these pacifiers are pretty unique:
My favorite is the “mustachifier“
Stocking Stuffers for toddlers:
First….FINGER PUPPETS! I have bought both kinds on Amazon because they are so ridiculously cheap and so fun!
Hape Toys (Be careful, they have so many fun wooden toys to choose from)!
Art Supplies: markers, sidewalk chalk, playdough (in the shape of a candycane), etc
Do A Dot Markers (You can find free printables online to use with these)
Hot Wheels Cars
Splashimals (Currently my toddler’s favorite bath toy. They float as well as stick to the walls of the tub & tile)
Mini Books that will fit in the diaper bag (and stocking, of course)
Silly putty, Slinkys or yo-yos (although a yo-yo might be too advanced for a toddler)
Stick On Earrings! Who remembers these? I’m totally getting them for my very “girly” toddler.
I was suprised how many infant/toddler shoes Amazon sells for $5 or less! I HATE spending money on kids shoes because they lose them or don’t wear them very long!
I’m showing a pic of girl’s shoes because I have girls and I’m biased…but they have cute boy shoes too!
(They have both of these shoes in tons of colors for boy/girl)
Okay, this may or may not fit in a stocking, and it does encourage playing with your food, but I thought it was adorable! If you don’t want your toddler playing with their food, this might make a fun gift for a college student there are multiple versions of it.
Little Sticker Activity Books (Very cute for the $1-2 range)
Check out my other post for some fun toy ideas for toddlers if you’re looking for something other than stocking stuffers.
What are you putting in your baby or toddler’s stocking this year?
Be sure to read about some fun Christmas traditions to start with your family this year!
photo credits: Amazon.com
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