Are you stuck on what to put in your child’s Christmas stocking? There is always candy, but many of us really want to limit the amount of candy our kids indulge in so that still leaves finding a few other inexpensive items to pad out their Christmas stocking this year.
I have discovered one quick easy way to find dozens of ideas for stocking stuffers online at Amazon I will share with you at the end of the blog post. I have also added a number of ideas based on my experience as a parent, there are plenty of great ideas that won’t cost you a fortune and that you can get online or at your local dollar store.
Art and Office Supplies
There are literally hundreds of ideas that will delight your child and stimulate their creativity.
Tape – Kids love tape, and will be delighted to get a couple of rolls in their stocking. It is a great alternative to glue and your child will have hours of fun creating.
Glitter Glue – Elmers has a great line of glitter glues your kids will love, for a couple of dollars you can get them brilliant colored glues that will make every project look great.
Gel Pens – Kids love these both for homework and just for general art work.
Glue sticks – Less messy than glue, kids will play for hours with these and a bit of construction paper, colored glue sticks are also available.
Colored Ducktape – has your child come home yet with a wallet or flower made out of ducktape? Kids are finding new and creative ways to use these colorful and strong tapes. You can also get them in sheets rather than rolls.
Scissors, rulers, and templates – There are literally dozens of cheap art supplies you buy for your kids they will love.
Multi colored pipe cleaners- by now you should be getting the idea, fill their art box with tons of neat craft supplies and they will create.
Colored, shaped rubber bands- Also called silly bands kids go crazy over these shaped and brightly colored rubber bands.
Tattoos – Temporary tattoos for as little as a penny make great gifts for your kids.
Chapstick – Kids go through chapstick in the winter like crazy, so buying a few extra for their stocking will keep them stocked up. Lip gloss for girls can be found for less than $2 as well.
Toothbrush – Most kids will forgive you for buying them toothbrushes for Christmas if you buy them something really cool, like their favorite movie or cartoon character.
Flavored toothpaste – This might be the perfect time to buy those cartoon character toothpastes in a multitude of flavors. Teach them great brush habits and give them something they might not get very often.
Playing cards – teach your kids the games you learned as a kid, cards make a great item to tuck in a stocking.
Post it Notes – do your kids constantly snitch your post it notes? Why not buy them a stack or two of their own, the bright colors and little bits of paper are appealing to a wide range of ages.
Dry Erase Markers and board – A mini board will not cost much and kids love having something they can draw on and erase. Pick them up an extra stack of colorful markers to go with.
Magnifying Glass – Kids love to explore and anything that lets them do so is always a big hit, you can get mini magnifying glasses for around $2.
Mechanical Pencils – Most kids are fascinated with these!
Note books – Mini notebooks are perfect for carrying around and writing or drawing in while on the road or anywhere.
Erasers – there is no limit to the erasers you will find online, you can even find lego erasers in bright colors that are perfect for the lego fan.
Secret to finding oodles of Stocking Stuffers at Amazon.com
This really is not much of a secret, just a good way of coming up with some creative ideas to get your child for Christmas. It is just as simple as using the Amazon Filter system to find toys and art supplies at low –low prices that are perfect for slipping into Christmas stockings.
Start by navigating to the Amazon website - and too this toys page – Kids Toys
Choose your childs age, whether they are a boy or girl(or leave blank) then scroll down and click on the price filter, alternatively you can fill in the values below the price filter for how much you want to pay, but you do not have to.
Once you come to your page, look to the right of the top of the page, you will see another sorting filter, click on order from lowest to highest and you will find a nice assortment of toys that will be perfect for putting in your childs stocking.
You can do the same with art supplies and office supplies as well -