Stocking Stuffers For Kids That Aren't Just Junk

It isn’t Christmas without a stocking. But sometimes, picking out those smaller gifts that kids will actually enjoy can be tricky. You don’t want to buy junk they’ll get bored of and will clutter up the house — you want stuff they’ll actually like, and will get use out of. 

That’s where we come in! Here are some fun and useful stocking stuffer ideas for kids.

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Build Your Own Robot Kit

These robots are freaking adorable, and as long as the kid you're buying them for is over the age of 3, it will help them build up creativity and mechanical skills. Get them at Uncommon Goods for $19.87.

Sloth toy

Come on, just try to tell us this isn't the cutest little holiday sloth you've ever seen. Get it at Indigo for $19.96.

Forest animal cookie cutters

If the kiddo you're shopping for likes baking, they'll love this set of cookie cutters. Who doesn't want a moose cookie? Get it at Ikea for $4.99.

Star Wars action figure

For the tiny "Star Wars" fanatic in your life. Get it at Wal-Mart for $10.17.

Christmas Fun Mad Libs

A great way to entertain and (verb) ______ energetic kids. Get it on Amazon for $6.92.

Yoga cat Christmas ornament

Cats doing yoga! Enough said. Get it at Urban Outfitters for $20.

Unicorn Pencil Holder

It gives kids a chance to be creative, and ensures you won't find coloured pencils scattered on your floor until the end of time. Win/win. Get it on Amazon for $21.59.

Reusable water bottle

Practical and eco-friendly, a reusable water bottle is a useful thing for any kid to own. Get it at Hudson's Bay for $19.

Little Scientist Board Book Set

This teeny book set is a fun, engaging way to get kids interested in science. Get it at the Drake General Store for $18.99.

Uno Card Game

It's fun, easy, and will occupy kids for hours. What more could you ask for? Get it at Wal-Mart for $6.93.

"Lady Legends Alphabet" book

Kids of all genders should learn about lady legends, right? Get it at Uncommon Goods for $33.12.

DIY birds decoration

This DIY kit gives you the templates and instructions to build some cute wall decor, perfect for kids who like crafts. Get them on Etsy for $11.43

Slime Pre-Made Fun Food

What is it with kids and slime? We're not entirely sure, but this slime comes in either mac 'n cheese, party cake, mint chocolate chip or fruit cocktail scents. Get them at Indigo for $8.95.


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