Stocking Stuffers for Babies and Toddlers

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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 and toddlers

Stocking Stuffers for babies:

teether toys

baby books

Feeding utensils

Baby treats and snacks

stocking stuffers for baby's first christmas

Reusable Food Pouches

reusable food pouch

Muchkin Traveling Flash Cards for Baby

Sippy Cups

Fun Socks (My babies don’t wear shoes until they start standing, so fun socks are a must).  I really enjoy Mary Jane socks and sneaker socks on babies.

The Nosefrida.  Say goodbye to the nasty, germ-breeding aspirator!

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!

stocking stuffers for baby

If you wanted to add a few funny things to your babies stocking, these pacifiers are pretty unique:

funny binkie

funny binkieMy favorite is the “mustachifier

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Stocking Stuffers for toddlers:

First….FINGER PUPPETS!  I have bought both kinds on Amazon because they are so ridiculously cheap and so fun!

finger puppets

finger puppetsKid’s Camera

soft books

Hape Toys (Be careful, they have so many fun wooden toys to choose from)!

stocking stuffers for babies and toddlers

Art Supplies: markers, sidewalk chalk, playdough (in the shape of a candycane), etc

Bath time water Flutes

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 Bathtime Crayon

Do A Dot Markers (You can find free printables online to use with these)

On-the-Go Water Wow Kits

stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers

Hot Wheels Cars

Magnets

Splashimals (Currently my toddler’s favorite bath toy.  They float as well as stick to the walls of the tub & tile)

Hair Accessories

Potty watch

stocking stuffer ideas

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)

Create a Road tape

create a road tape

Stick On Earrings!  Who remembers these?  I’m totally getting them for my very “girly” toddler.

Mini Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Fossil Kit

Flingshot flying animals.  You can buy an assortment for the whole family or buy them individually.

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!

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(They have both of these shoes in tons of colors for boy/girl)

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Puppet Books 

Magnetic Paper Dolls

Lauri Toys

Food Face Plate

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.

stocking stuffers for toddlers

Melissa and Doug Travel Games: Memory, Hangman and Bingo

Little Sticker Activity Books (Very cute for the $1-2 range)

Reusable Snack Bags

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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I'm six-foot tall mother of two and I'm enjoying the view! I use blogging as my creative outlet, swimming as my physical outlet, and the rest of my life revolves around my husband and girls (18 months apart). I enjoy warm summer rain, eating peanut butter by the spoonful, having dance parties with my husband and kids and I avoid folding laundry at all cost

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Comments

  1. says

    I think I love you. Stockings are MY thing, and this list is awesome and gave me some great new ideas. I also stash goodies for Christmas months in advance, and I LOVE Amazon. :D

    • says

      Haha, thanks Christina! Your comment made my day! I really hope Amazon doesn’t catch on to how amazing the Prime shipping is for moms and make it expensive, because I really need them to continue making my life easier. Both my sister and I do the majority of our Christmas shopping online now…nothing beats avoiding the Christmas traffic and getting it all delivered to your porch in 2 days. HA! If you have other great ideas for stocking stuffers, I’d love to hear them!

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