Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Whole Family

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Even though I’m a grown adult I still get a Christmas stocking from my parents. I look forward to it every year because I know there will be wonderful goodies inside. As a parent you are most likely already swamped during this holiday season making the magic happen, but try not to forget about the all-important stocking! It may mean more to your family than you realize. But don’t fret, I have brainstormed a bunch of stocking stuffer ideas for you already.

personalized stockings hung on mantel

Besides the obvious candy and snacks, try to personalize the stocking to each family member and their interests. Stocking stuffers don’t have to be expensive (and in my opinion, shouldn’t be!). If your teen is currently into guitar put some new guitar picks in his/her stocking. If your spouse loves to grill throw in some fancy spice mixes. Last year I received mini bottles of flavor-infused olive oil and packets of high-quality hot chocolate – yum.

Below I’ve listed a number of stocking stuffer ideas for every member of the family so you can start brainstorming and buying now. You don’t want to procrastinate until Christmas Eve and then have to run out to the nearest gas station (unless you think that sounds like a fun holiday tradition). Take a look through all the categories as a number of ideas could work for multiple ages.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas 

For the Babies:

Rubber Duck

Board Books

Teethers

Rattles

Baby Keys

Stacking Cups

Pacifier/Pacifier Clip

Headbands

Textured Balls

Blocks

Lovey

Mesh Feeder

Baby Spoons

Booties

High Chair Toy

For the Toddlers:

Toothbrush

Bath Toys

Sippy Cup

Bubbles

Playdoh

Crayons

Stickers

No-Spill Snack Containers

Shaker Eggs

Socks

Hairbrush

Tickets to the Children’s Museum or Zoo

Nightlight

Alphabet Refrigerator Magnets

For the Kids:

Card Game

Tickets to a Movie

Hair Accessories

Waterbottle

Audiobook

Chalk

Cookie Cutters

Flashlight

Nailpolish

Snowglobe

Underwear

Batteries (for presents)

Rubik’s Cube

For the Teens:

Gas Card

Hand Warmers 

Ice Scraper/De-Icer

Travel Mug

Magazine

Chapstick

Earbuds

Flashdrive

Texting Gloves

Car Air Freshener

Phone Case

Chargers

Reusable Drinking Straw

Pop Sockets

Breath Mints

Kleenex Packs

For the Adults:

Coffee Shop Gift Card

Winter Hat

Travel-Size Perfume/Cologne

Multi-Tool

Lottery Scratch-Offs

Tree Ornament

Shaving Items

Cheese Knife

Facial Masks

Tea Towel

Cigar

Slippers

Travel Electrical Adaptors

Magnetic Shopping List Pad

Tiny Liquor Bottles

Loofah

For the Fur Babies:

Toys

Treats

Collar

Leash

Travel Food and Water Bowls

Holiday Accessories 

If you are in need of more stocking stuffer ideas or would prefer to incorporate some winter family activities take a look at my suggestions for advent calendar fillers that also work as stocking stuffers.

What do you like to put in your family’s Christmas stockings?

 

Mehgan
Mehgan recently moved back to Wisconsin and is taking advantage of all Madison has to offer! She graduated from UW-Madison in Family and Consumer Science Education and taught high school for five years before becoming a bridal store manager/wedding planner. Currently mom to her extremely active toddler Cora (March 2017), sweet baby Autumn (September 2018), and large Goldendoodle Benny (January 2010), Mehgan is relishing the opportunity to stay at home for the moment. Reading and blogging on her personal blog (www.PlanningForKeeps.com) takes up any spare moments she can steal during naptime. Mehgan can't wait for summer when camping, zoo outings, and trips to Door County will be on the agenda.

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