Stocking Stuffer Ideas: 103 Christmas Stocking Stuffers For Kids and Teens

Stocking Stuffer Ideas Do you ever have trouble coming up with new ideas for filling Christmas stockings? Christmas stocking stuffers for kids and teens are often one of the last things parents or grandparents shop for during the Christmas holiday season, and by the time you decide to buy kids candy stocking stuffers in the cheap dime store aisles, all the good stuff is gone.

If you think kids stocking stuffers are a challenge, just wait until your kids become teenagers and you find the typical stocking fillers of candy or small toys just doesn’t cut it anymore. That’s usually when parents start feeling like there is no such thing as cheap stocking stuffers anymore, often finding themselves spending a small fortune on filling stockings when the money may be better spent elsewhere.

Watching kids and teens discover the unique little goodies in their Christmas stockings is always a fun thing for families come Christmas morning, that’s for sure. Parents are either finding cheap and creative ways to fill xmas stockings during this Christmas recession we’re in, including sticking to traditional ideas of filling stockings with fruits and nuts, while other parents have decided not to fill stockings at all or at least use very small Christmas stockings this year.

If you are looking for some new stocking stuffer ideas that won’t break the bank, here is a list of 103 stocking stuffers for kids and teens that are inexpensive, but will also light up those cute little faces Christmas morning.

Stocking Stuffers for Kids – Boys or Girls

  1. Matchbox or Hot Wheel cars
  2. Model airplane kit
  3. The famous SlingShot Flying Monkey, cow, frog, duck, pig or chicken.
  4. Yo-Yo
  5. Magic cards or playing cards
  6. Small puzzles
  7. Gift cards
  8. Bath toys for babies, toddlers and children
  9. Colored pencils, crayons, coloring books, markers
  10. Finger paints
  11. Play-Doh or Silly Putty
  12. Candy and chocolates
  13. Costume jewelry for kids
  14. Cheap hair accessories
  15. Small arts and crafts for kids
  16. Chapstick, flavored lip-gloss, play makeup, nail polish
  17. Glittery body gels, bubble bath, scented bath soaps
  18. Stickers, diary/journal, pens
  19. Small bath toys
  20. Small wallet or coin purse
  21. Gum or mints
  22. Small baby dolls
  23. Small purse/handbag
  24. Mini lego sets
  25. Small stuffed animal
  26. Pocket Etch A Sketch
  27. Nightlight
  28. Book or kids magazine subscription
  29. Stamp pad and stamps
  30. Silly novelty shoelaces
  31. Slinky!
  32. Novelty toothbrush
  33. Kids stationery or note cards
  34. Piggy bank
  35. Kids Wrist Watch
  36. Card games
  37. Activity books/Word search for kids
  38. Jump rope
  39. Small Hi Bounce ball
  40. Hand or Finger Puppet
  41. Small kaleidoscope
  42. Small travel games
  43. Bubbles
  44. Marbles
  45. Disposable camera
  46. Cds/DVDs
  47. Harmonica, flute/recorder
  48. Movie tickets
  49. Perfume/cologne
  50. Hat, mittens/gloves, scarf
  51. Sing Along Microphone
  52. Socks/Slippers
  53. Handheld games for kids
  54. Collectible sports cards
  55. Batteries (always a must-have)
  56. Christmas Stocking Stuffers For Teens

  57. Cds/DVDs
  58. iTunes Gift Card
  59. Disposable or Digital camera
  60. Perfume or cologne
  61. Chapstick/lip gloss
  62. Gum/mints
  63. IPod and/or iPod Ear Buds
  64. MP3 player
  65. Teen/tween wrist watch
  66. Yo-Yo for teens
  67. Candy and chocolates
  68. Nail polish and makeup
  69. Bath products
  70. Hair Gel/Styling Products
  71. Hair accessories
  72. Small remote control cars
  73. Rubik’s Cube brain teaser
  74. Jewelry for teens
  75. Manual or Electric razor
  76. Votive Candles
  77. Snow globe
  78. Paperback book
  79. Hand lotion/body lotion
  80. Shaving gel and Aftershave
  81. Keychain for teen drivers
  82. Movie tickets
  83. Events/Sports tickets
  84. Scratch off tickets
  85. Mini Tool Kit
  86. Personal Grooming Kit
  87. Deck of cards
  88. Gas station gift card
  89. Cell phone accessories
  90. Wallet or money clip
  91. Sunglasses
  92. Amazon Gift Cards
  93. Concert tickets
  94. Borders Gift Cards
  95. Flashlight
  96. Reading Light
  97. Electric toothbrush
  98. Journal/Diary/Planner
  99. Tire gauge
  100. Restaurant Gift Certificates
  101. Hacky Sack/Footbag
  102. Twilight merchandise/stuff
  103. Personalized Christmas ornament
  104. Coupons for “no chores” day

Got any Christmas stocking stuffer ideas to add to the list? What are some of the typical or traditional stocking stuffers you or your family add to stockings every year? Is your family doing away with Christmas stockings this year, or perhaps using smaller stockings?

[Originally Published September 2009]

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5 Responses to “Stocking Stuffer Ideas: 103 Christmas Stocking Stuffers For Kids and Teens”

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  1. Todd Morris says:

    Hi Lin,

    I totally agree with you about how hard it is to find “cool” gifts for teenagers … or for that matter, even getting they to tell you what they might want.

    As for your lists, I’m not sure they’re just for kids. lol, I saw several things that I wouldn’t mind having myself …

    If I found a slinky, a hacky sack, and a pocket etch a sketch in my stocking, I’d be a happy camper all day long 😉
    .-= Todd Morris´s last blog ..How To Save Money By Getting A New Car =-.

    • Lin says:

      Hi Todd,

      I know what you mean! There are quite a few of these Christmas stocking stuffers that adults would love to get in their stockings. I still remember playing with the Slinky when I was a kid and how fun it is to make the Slinky roll down the stairs. I hadn’t even heard of a hacky sack until a couple of years ago, I guess cuz my kids are all grown now. Having a little grandson and granddaughter will help keep me with the current trends of toys and gadgets kids would want for Christmas.

  2. Cath Lawson says:

    Hi Lin – I hate that it’s getting so close to Christmas already. But my teens still love to have a stocking, so I’ll be referring back to this list nearer the time. Thanks.

    • Lin says:

      Hi Cath,

      It’s amazing how fast Christmas comes around each year. I’m not sure I’m ready for it myself. In fact, I’m really not lol.

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