40 Awesome Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Kids (Under $10!)

By Belinda Gosbee | Updated: December 11, 2022

    Stocking stuffers should be small enough to “stuff” and shouldn’t break your budget– that’s why we’ve picked $10 as our ceiling. Ten bucks might not sound like much, but you’ll be surprised at what you can score!

    At the time of press, all these gifts were under $10. So here are the best stocking stuffers for kids, in age order.

  1. Bath Toys
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    What could be more fun for little bathers than hanging in the tub with Nemo and friends? The big eyes and colors will enchant little kiddos, while the squirting action will have them in giggles. Ages 6mths+

  3. Baby Toothbrush
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    This little’ nana is a toothbrush and a teether and aims to prep baby for the feeling of soft bristles (for good future oral habits.) It’s 100% food-grade silicone and a savior for sore gums. Ages 3mths+

  5. Booties
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    Burt’s Bees make these cute quilted booties that’ll keep their little feet all snug and secure with a snap on the ankle. Machine washable and made from organic cotton, you can choose from six colors. Ages newborn+

  7. Textured Ball Set
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    This multi-ball set is perfect for babies through toddlers and will aid their fine motor skills and sensory development due to the colors, shapes, and textures. Ages 6mths+

  9. Musical Race Car
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    Roger, the Race Car, has a mechanical button that moves his spoiler back and forth or press his light-up windshield to hear sing-along songs. The VTech Go! Range of cars are trendy small toys, and this one comes in under $10. Ages 12mths+

  11. Little People
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    Little people are perfect for “little people” as they’re just the right size for tiny hands to grasp. They have a vast catalog but this little set is Disney’s Frozen, featuring Elsa and Anna, Kristoff and Olaf. Ages 12mths+

  13. Bathtime Stacking Cups
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    These stacking cups can fill, pour, and sprinkle water (or sand) to stimulate sensory, cognitive, and creative learning. Or have a fun ol’ time in the bath! The best part – they’re made from a plant-based resin instead of plastic. Ages 6mths+

  15. Mini Soccer Ball
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    This mini soccer ball will help them learn to hold, kick and throw like a 3-year-old David Beckham. The balls are high-quality, durable, and waterproof, just like regular ones, and parents will enjoy having a kick with their little ones. *Note: the ball is shipped deflated. Ages 6mths+

  17. Baking Apron
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    Cooking is an excellent way for kids to explore the world with mom or dad, but it’s also rather messy when you’re in kindergarten. This apron is cute to boot, filled with polka dots and cupcakes. If you’re looking for something less “cupcakes”, there’s this epic dino one. Ages 2yrs+

  19. Twistable Crayons 
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    These “twist and sharpen” Crayola crayons make an interesting change to what most kids probably already have. They come in 12 vibrant colors (including gold and silver) and glide smoothly across the page. Ages 3 yrs+

  21. Dinosaur Hand Puppet
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    Puppets have long inspired creative storytelling, hand-eye coordination, and communication. Young kids will love this realistic, soft rubber dinosaur hand puppet with easy-to-control mouth movements– and who will eat everything in sight!

  23. Bubble Fidget


    A bright, bubbly silicone popsicle and turtles that’s fun to press and hear the bubbles “pop.” It’s also a simple game – take turns pressing down bubbles, and whoever gets the last bubble loses. Perfect for entertaining in cars, planes, and restaurants. Ages 3yrs+

  25. Princess Dress Up 
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    These princess accessories come in multiple colors and match princess costumes like Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, and co. Or just for wearing to your dinner table. Each set contains a pair of gloves, a tiara, wand, a necklace, and earrings. Ages 3yrs+

  27. Moon Torch
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    Small gifts for kids can be out of this world. Take this moon torch that can project the moon anywhere they go. A great stocking stuffer for space lovers or those who like to go to bed with the comfort of a torch. 

  29. Air Dry Clay
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    This airy, fluffy, textured clay is seriously squishy and seriously fun. With crunchy, glittery add-ins, there are endless ways to mold and shape it. Wait 24-48 hours for the masterpieces to dry, then use markers or paint to decorate further.

  31. Bravery Badges
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    Nothing makes a mild injury feel better to a kid than a cool fabric bandage/Band-Aid. These are utterly adorable and come in a deep tin in two sizes and three assorted “peculiar pet” images.

  33. Cubebot
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    Cubebot is a wooden toy robot inspired by Japanese Shinto Kumi-ki puzzles. He’s made from sustainably harvested Beechwood and can be positioned into dozens of poses. When he sleeps, he folds back into a cube. 

  35. Shell Beach Bag 


    Kids love collecting shells on the beach, and this cute mesh bag is the perfect way to do it. It quickly shakes off sand and water and allows surfaces to dry before you get home.

  37. Dino Trucks
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    These four dinosaur cars (Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Dilophosaurus, Tatankacephalus) will make any kid go mad – cars AND dinosaurs in one! Pull back the vehicle to set it off automatically; no batteries are required.

  39. Unicorn+Mermaid Hair Bows
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    Six elegant hair bows in shades of mermaid and unicorn – what more could a girl ask for? Give them to one child or break them up and split them into several. A great favor for a mermaid-themed party!

  41. Pick and Pass Card Game 
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    This delightfully delicious card game aims to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by. You can score points for making the most maki rolls or collecting a complete sashimi set. But be sure to leave room for dessert, or you’ll eat into that score! 

  43. Non-Toxic Nail Polish 
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    The “tweens” are the perfect age for slumber parties, and these Frozen-themed glittery polishes won’t disappoint at their next sleepover. They’re also non-toxic and don’t require polish remover to take off.

  45. Scientist Tricks
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    This compact tin that’s a perfect fit for Christmas stockings will deliver bonus STEM training while masquerading as a box of crazy fun science experiments for the kitchen. An excellent gift for every kid on your stocking list.

  47. Zombie Snot Putty
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    Boogers make for endless fun, whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart. Throw in some zombies and win them over on Christmas morning. Adults will love this as a stress reliever, while kids will just be obsessed because it’s snot.

  49. DIY Charm Bracelet Kit
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    This quaint little stocking stuffer idea contains the means to create five unique charm bracelets – including spacer beads, charm dangles, and colorful glass beads. Charms include stars, mermaids, rainbows, and angel wings. A sweet way to bring out creativity!

  51. UNO Minecraft
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    First, there was UNO. Then there was Minecraft. Now your blocky favorite characters have joined forces with the retro game to bring joy to mum, dad, and the kids.

  53. Initial Necklace
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    Young girls of all ages love jewelry, and these initial heart necklaces are cute as a button and wallet-friendly. They’re also hypoallergenic and made from titanium steel with 14K gold plating.

  55. Gaming Socks
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    These fun, anti-slip, novelty socks are the best gifts for teen gamers to find in their stockings, and they’ll fit feet from sizes 6 – 12. Just a heads up that the small/medium/large choice means sock LENGTH up the shin.

  57. Hidden Panda Mug
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    These small mugs are the perfect size for stuffing stockings (at 8 oz) and are made from durable ceramic. Plus, that cute little 3D panda will pop up in every drink to bring them unexpected joy—the perfect gift for a panda lover.

  59. Scratch Off Art Notes 
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    Remember when you used to color a piece of paper at school, coat it with black paint, and then scratch it to reveal hidden colors? Well, here’s a modern version that’s far less messy. These notecards have a metallic layer under the black coating and come with two stylus pens to scratch out messages, notes, or thank you cards.

  61. Glitter Jelly Bangles 
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    Jelly bracelets have been around for a long time, but they’re still hip. So here, you get five premium glitter-filled bracelets in 27 colors. They’re lightweight, bendy, and waterproof and will jazz up any outfit – for teens or their moms.

  63. LightSaber Chopsticks
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    Santa knows that Star Wars will always be a hit and that owning a pair of LED lightsaber chopsticks is necessary. These will impress their friends and parents. *Batteries ARE included.

  65. Lip Balm Set
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    These lip glosses are beautifully packaged and super hydrating. They come in six tropical flavors, including Coconut, Passionfruit, Mango Papaya, and Hibiscus Blossom, and are formulated with beeswax to smooth lips without chemicals.

  67. Harmonica
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    This harmonica makes a perfect stocking stuffer if the recipient is musical or longs to be. It’s a high-quality “key of C” harmonica with ten holes and 20 notes, creating beautiful sounds for a minimal price. What better holiday gift than one that starts off an excellent ol’ family sing-along?

  69. Scrunchies
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    Soft scrunchies prevent hair breakage and are beloved by women and girls for pulling their hair up. These sets make a gorgeous stocking stuffer with four scrunchies packaged in a sweet box. There is also a massive array of colors to choose from.

  71. Keychain
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    A motivational keychain makes a thoughtful stocking filler for sons, daughters, sisters, and brothers. At an age when many kids are starting to drive, it’s an excellent way to send them off onto the road with love and, hopefully, smarts.

  73. Journal


    This vegan-leather journal will be a highlight for any teen girl who loves to write. It also comes with a cellphone slot and a card slot so she can carry it around in place of a handbag.

  75. Marvel Socks
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    Marvel fans will appreciate these officially licensed Avengers socks that fit youth and men in sizes 6-12. So then, on any given day, they can choose between being a superhero or a villain before they leave the house (teenagers are mostly villains…)

  77. Joyful Candle
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    This Joy + Laughter soy candle is fragranced with cranberry and dahlia for a fun and positive energy that will burn for up to 50 hours—a positive antidote to the insanity of teenage hormones.

  79. Amazon Gift Card
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    When it comes to Christmas gift ideas, a gift card is always welcomed, and the 7-year-old or the 17-year-old can put it towards their favorite stickers, legos, or video games. These little gift card tags start as low as $10.