Easy Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Whole Family

Not sure what to put in your loved one’s Christmas stockings this year? The following guide will give you some ideas and suggestions for easy stocking stuffer ideas for the whole family.

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Easy Stocking Stuffer Ideas

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Stocking stuffers for babies

Buying gifts to put in a baby’s stocking is relatively simple, as they aren’t too picky when it comes to gifts. You’re going to want to especially keep an eye out for things that will be both useful to the baby and fun for them. Some examples of what to give the baby in your family include:

Clothes

Some holiday-themed clothes will be useful in keeping your baby warm and cozy and introducing them to gift-giving. Some good choices include:

-A onesie (with a Christmas design of course!)

Booties

Socks

-A little Santa hat

Accessories

Accessories that are inexpensive, simple, and useful for your baby are great options.

Examples:

A teething ring

-A pacifier

Toys

Of course, you’re probably going to want to include some toys in your baby’s stocking.

Examples:

A small plush stuffed animal

Stacking cups

-A ball

Snacks

Some simple snacks to place in baby’s stocking include:

-Puffs

-Squeezable baby food

You could also include some simple utensils like a sippy cup or some spoons.

Stocking stuffers for boys

There will be a bit more variety in what you can put in their stocking for kids a little older. Kids will have begun to develop their own individual interests and hobbies, so they might be a bit pickier about what gifts will make them happy. Each child is different, so keep their individual interests in mind and base your choices primarily on those.

The following will go over some suggestions for what a little boy might enjoy getting in his stocking, generally speaking. Hopefully, these suggestions will spark some ideas for you!

Small toys

There are plenty of simple, inexpensive, and fun toys that make for great stocking stuffers. A few that a boy might enjoy include:

Classic toys like a yo-yo or a magic eight ball

Toy trucks, racecars, or tractors

-Small dolls or action figures

A small Lego set

-Some Lego accessories

Accessories

Simple accessories themed around the boy’s interests also make for great gifts. Examples include:

-Socks

-A hat

-Sunglasses

-A bracelet

Stocking stuffers for girls

Now, we will go over some stocking stuffers that a girl might enjoy.

Small toys

All children love toys, so here are some examples of simple toys a girl would likely take an interest in:

(note, there will be some repeats here from the boys’ list)

-Classic toys like a yo-yo or a magic eight ball

Accessories for a baby doll or a Barbie

A small Lego set

-A small doll

Accessories

Theming these accessories around the girl’s interests is a good tip for making sure these gifts will make her happy. Examples include:

-Socks

-A hat

-Sunglasses

-Hairclips

-Hair bows

-A bracelet

-A necklace

-A mood ring

Easy Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Whole Family

Stocking stuffers for boys AND girls

There are two main categories that both boys and girls are basically guaranteed to enjoy.

Art supplies

Lots of children enjoy getting creative with painting, drawing, coloring or crafting. Therefore, including some small art supplies in their stocking is often a great option.

Examples:

Colored pencils

A box of crayons

-A small coloring book

-A small set of watercolor paints

-Some paintbrushes

-Play-Doh or clay

-Markers

Snacks and candy

Every child will get excited when they see candy and snacks in their stocking. Of course, it only makes sense to put in some candy or a few snacks for them to enjoy.

Examples:

-Candy canes

-Peppermints

-A small bag of pretzels

-A small bag of chips

-Hershey’s kisses

-Fun-sized bags of M&M’s

-Reese’s cups

Stocking stuffers for teenage boys and girls

Teenagers are beginning to enter a stage where the meaning of a gift means more than the gift itself, while children tend to care more about getting something fun or exciting. Therefore buying for teenagers can be both simpler and more challenging, in a way. The following are some suggestions for what to buy a teenager for their Christmas stocking.

Accessories

Simple accessories based on the teen’s interest make for a thoughtful and enjoyable stocking stuffer.

Examples:

-A necklace

-A hat

-Sunglasses

-A ring

-A wallet

-A keychain

-Enamel pins

-Socks

-Hair clips

-Scrunchies

-Makeup

-Nail polish

And, of course, you might want to make some of those holiday-themed as well.

Toys and games

Teenagers aren’t really grown-ups yet, as often as they may think they are. So chances are they’re going to enjoy getting a simple toy or game in their stocking.

Examples:

-Lego accessories

A small RC car, or parts for one

-A new video game

-A new game controller

A funny card game
(Keep in mind that the card game recommended is generally for older teens)

Snacks and candy

This is a recurring suggestion on this list, but with good reason, as pretty much everyone enjoys getting a treat on Christmas. Examples include, of course, the snacks mentioned above on the children’s list:

-Candy canes

-Peppermints

-A small bag of pretzels

-A small bag of chips

-Hershey’s kisses

-Fun-sized bags of M&M’s

-Reese’s cups

Stocking stuffers for men

Accessories

Some meaningful accessories could include:

-A wallet

-A personalized keychain

-A hat

-Sunglasses

-A ring

-A necklace

-A watch

Fragrances/other accessories

Adults generally enjoy getting gifts they can use regularly. Therefore, gifts based on personal grooming and hygiene are always a good option.

Examples:

-Cologne

-Deodorant

-An electric toothbrush

-Hair gel

-A razor and shaving cream

Stocking stuffers for women

Accessories

Women often enjoy accessorizing with jewelry and makeup. So, some simple, meaningful accessories are an excellent idea for a woman’s stocking.

Examples:

-Earrings

-A necklace

-A bracelet

-A wallet

-A hat

-Sunglasses

-A ring

-A watch

-Makeup supplies

-Nail polish

Fragrances/other accessories

As mentioned before, adults usually prefer gifts they can use regularly. Women, as well as men enjoy gifts based on hygiene and personal grooming.

Examples:

-Perfume

-Deodorant

-Hair spray

-Hair gel

-An electric toothbrush

And, of course, for both men and women, you’ll likely want to include some Christmas candy. I hope this list has given you some easy stocking stuffer ideas for the whole family!

Make sure you check out the free printable Christmas planner. It is 15 pages to help you keep everything surrounding the Christmas holiday organized and in one place. You can click here to learn more about it.

You may want to check out all of the free Christmas printables on this site here. There are wine bottle labels, letters to Santa, candy bar wrappers, gift tags, and more!

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