Trying to find stocking stuffers for toddlers this Christmas? Finding gifts to fill a stocking that are just the right size can be tricky with toddlers. Use these stocking stuffer ideas to make your shopping a breeze!
Stocking stuffers are often the last items on my shopping list each year and tend to get overlooked. Then I scramble at the last minute to find little gifts – not too big so they fit in the stocking, not too small to pose a choking hazard to tiny people, preferably not too much candy, and not too expensive since I’m usually stretching the last of my holiday budget.
Unlike babies which I find so easy to shop for (check out my list of great stocking stuffers for babies), toddlers tend to be a little more challenging since they often have very strong preferences that change on a whim.
There is also a wide range of interests, abilities, and developmental stages within toddlers so the perfect gift for a newly turned 1-year-old may be very different from an older 2-year-old.
So if you’re drawing a blank, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are perfect stocking stuffers for toddlers!
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The Best Stocking Stuffers For Toddlers
Here are a few ideas to get you started on your toddler’s stocking this year.
Playdough – A toddler favorite and perfect stocking stuffer, if you have a lot of space to fill, load up with playdough jars! For less space, try the smaller jars. You can also include a set of playdough molds, like these dinos!
Water bottle – A fun water bottle, like these, makes a great toddler gift and fits perfectly in a stocking!
Paint – And paint brushes too!
Stamps – And be sure to get an extra stamp pad too.
Band-Aids – Character band-aids, like these Paw Patrol ones, are a huge hit in our house!
Magnetic Letters – Not all magnetic letters are safe for toddlers as some have small pieces or potentially loose magnets. We love this set with the little bus and it’s great for even young toddlers.
Bathtub paint – This fingerpaint soap is so much fun and super easy to clean up.
Toothbrush – A fun toothbrush with their favorite characters!
Books – Small books fit great in stockings and I always like adding to our collection. If you want a holiday book, be sure to read our list of Christmas books for toddlers.
Fidget Popper – While there are tons of these around, this one is our favorite for young toddlers.
Underwear – Perfect for the potty training toddler, get their favorite character underpants!
Little People – These cute toys come in tons of fun sets, from holiday themed to your toddler’s favorite movies like Frozen!
Small Car/Trains – From hot wheels cars and Thomas engines,
Toy Figures – You can find toy figures to match most any toddler interests like dinosaurs, animals, Sesame Street, and Paw Patrol.
Fruit – Oranges are a popular favorite and fit perfectly in the stocking toe.
You’ll notice lots of great stocking stuffers for toddlers come in packaging that is too large for stockings. Luckily little kids do not notice or care whether the stocking fillers are in original packaging, loose, or wrapped up.
Hopefully you found inspiration from our favorite stocking stuffers for toddlers! If you’re looking for more toddler gift ideas, check out our favorite toddler STEM toys.
Finding the perfect gifts for everyone can be a stressful part of the holidays, so you may also want to read our tips for dealing with holiday stress!
What are you putting in your toddler’s stocking? Did we miss any great stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers? Share your ideas in the comments!