For me the holidays are all about traditions. Little things that we do year after year to remember what the holiday was like when we were kids. One of my favorite traditions is filling the stocking. My sister and I love it so much that my mom still has our stockings from when we were kids and fills it every year. When she tried to stop it, we both said no!! That is how much we grew to love this little tradition. We actually like it more than the actual presents.

Because of how much I loved getting my stocking each year, I put a lot of thought into what I will put in my kids stockings. My one rule is no candy. They get enough treats from friends and family! Stocking stuffer items are often a last minute thing or afterthought. So a big list to look at and make a plan with is a huge help. Especially when you have kids of varying age and interests.

Here is a pretty good size list of ideas, 114 in total. Making it simple and cost friendly to fill your kids stockings this year!! Many of the items are under $10.00 which make them great for any budget.

Awesome Non Candy Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids


  1. Cuties / mandarin oranges
  2. Mini boxes of raisins or craisins
  3. Trail Mix (make it with your favorites!!)
  4. Packs of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
  5. Packs of nuts- almond, peanut, cashews, pistachios
  6. Dried fruits like apricots, figs, mangos, strawberries, apples (you can even make this in your oven!)
  7. Apples
  8. Gum
  9. Hot coco
  10. Chips
  11. Tea (non caffeinated for younger kids)

Art Supplies

  1. Books
  2. Coloring books
  3. Crayons
  4. Colored pencils
  5. Markers
  6. Color wonder products
  7. Stamps (like the kind that has ink J)
  8. Small notebook
  9. Chalk
  10. Erasers
  11. Pencils
  12. Shrink art
  13. Modeling clay
  14. Pens
  15. Art supplies of other kinds
  16. Wooden beads to string
  17. Pencil case
  18. Perler Beads / Boards
  19. Thread to make bracelets
  20. Holiday printable pages to color


  1. Socks
  2. Underwear (cool ones like superheros!)
  3. Gloves
  4. Hats
  5. Headbands
  6. Scarf
  7. Slippers


  1. Small lego kits (like these)
  2. Balloons
  3. Bubbles
  4. Slinky
  5. Glow sticks (we love using these in the tub J)
  6. Squirter toys for the tub
  7. Plush toys
  8. Balls
  9. Toy cars
  10. Toy planes
  11. Toy train
  12. Toy boats
  13. Construction toys
  14. Temporary tatoo
  15. Stickers
  16. Yo-yo
  17. Bouncy balls
  18. Magnifying glass
  19. O ball
  20. Stacking cups
  21. Assorted plastic toys- dinos, animals
  22. Play dough
  23. Car seat toy
  24. Blocks
  25. Lip wistle
  26. Jump rope
  27. Rattle
  28. Ring links
  29. Silly putty or slime
  30. Small frisbee
  31. Jacobs ladder
  32. Magnets (letters, animals, objects)
  33. Top
  34. Teether


  1. Small puzzles
  2. Bingo cards
  3. Card games (like old school cards)
  4. Small wooden games like the wooden tricky triangle game, tic tac toe, peg games
  5. Mini activity pads
  6. Connect the dots books
  7. Crossword puzzle books
  8. Soduku books
  9. Maze books
  10. Rubicks cube
  11. Barel of monkeys
  12. Puzzle balls or blocks
  13. Magentic travel games / mini travel games like connect the dots
  14. Dominos
  15. Matching games
  16. Pokemon or other card games


  1. Bracelets
  2. Bell necklace
  3. Reindeer antlers
  4. Wallet
  5. Necklace
  6. Ring
  7. Watch

Health / Bath

  1. Hair accessories
  2. Bubble bath
  3. Small tissue packs
  4. Nail polish
  5. Lotion
  6. Chap stick / Lip Gloss
  7. Body wash
  8. Scrub Cubes


  1. Ornament
  2. Money
  3. Gift cards
  4. Magazine
  5. Flashlight (make sure it is not super bright!)
  6. Stress ball
  7. Compass
  8. Binoculars
  9. Coin purse
  10. New cup,water bottle, mug, feeding set
  11. Night light

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Make this years stocking a memorable with these simple ideas. The best part is that there is something for everyone at any age, even adults that are kids at heart ❤ With this ultimate list you will be ready for this years stocking season and that is one less thing you have to worry about.

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Create great family memories year after year with this easy to do annual tradition. My kids adore getting this special treat each year and yours will too!


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