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

Updated on July 18, 2021 Updated on Jul 18, 2021
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    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 of these gifts were under $10. 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 in 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 very popular 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 huge 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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    With these stacking cups, they can fill, pour, and sprinkle water (or sand) to stimulate sensory, cognitive, and creative learning. Or just 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 how 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 “cupcakey”, there’s this epic dino one. Ages 2yrs+

  19. Twistable Crayons 
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    These “twist and sharpen” Crayola crayons make for an interesting change to what most kids probably have already. They come in 12 vibrant colors (including gold and silver) and glide super 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
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    A bright, bubbly silicone popsicle 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 various princess costumes like Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, and co. Or just for wearing to your dinner table. Each set contains a pair of gloves, tiara, scepter, 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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    There’s nothing that makes a mild injury feel better to a kid than a really cool fabric bandage/Band-Aid. These are utterly adorable and come in a vibrant 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 
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    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 shells 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 – it’s cars AND dinosaurs in one! Pull back the car to set it off automatically, no batteries 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 all to one child or break them up and split between several.

  41. Pick and Pass Card Game 
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    In this delightfully delicious card game, the goal is to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by. You can score points for making the most maki rolls or for collecting a full 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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    A compact tin that’s a perfect fit for Christmas stockings, this one will deliver bonus STEM training while masquerading as a box of crazy fun science experiments for the kitchen. A great 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 you’ve won them over on Christmas morning. Adults will love this as a stress reliever while kids will just be obsessed ’cause 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 tend to love jewelry and these heart initial necklaces are cute as a button and wallet-friendly.  Made from titanium steel with 14K gold-plating, they’re also hypoallergenic.

  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.

  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 hidden 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. Here you get five premium glitter-filled bracelets in your choice of 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 a necessity. 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 formulated with beeswax to smooth lips without chemicals.

  67. Harmonica
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    If the recipient is musical or longs to be, this harmonica makes a perfect stocking stuffer. It’s a high-quality “key of C” harmonica with 10 holes and 20 notes and creates beautiful sounds for a minimal price. What better holiday gift than one that starts off a good ol’ family sing-along.

  69. Scrunchies
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    Silky scrunchies prevent breakage of the hair 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 a nice way to send them off onto the road with love, and hopefully smarts.

  73. Journal
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    This vibrant blue vegan-leather journal will be a highlight to 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’ll fit youth and men in shoe 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.