Filling stockings is one of my all-time favorite things to do at Christmas. I look long and hard to find special items for my family's stockings. The problem is that it can be difficult and very time-consuming. That is the reason I keep of list handy of good stocking stuffer ideas for kids with me when I shop!
Good Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids
I remember the thrill of digging into my stocking on Christmas morning. One Christmas stands out to me as the best Christmas of my childhood. There were always lots of goodies in our stockings and I have tried to replicate that with my kids.
We have pretty stockings my mom made for us that hang on the mantel. Unfortunately, I like to fill the stockings UP and I don't have enough room in these stockings. I keep a back up of those BIG stockings you can buy so that I can fit larger items inside!
These good stocking stuffer ideas for kids are things that are universally liked by both boys and girls. Items that are no-fail and will make most kids happy.
Plush Toys are Always a Hit
My kids have all LOVED plush toys. They name them, play with them, sleep with them and some plush toys will be kept for life! (Thank you to Moosh-Moosh/MMG Brands for providing me these plush buddies to review.)
I am really excited to fill my children's stockings with Moosh-Moosh Plushies this year. When I first saw these at my local Michaels store I knew my girl's would LOVE them.
Moosh-Moosh Plushies are SO incredibly soft and squishy. The little faces just make you want to cuddle them and the variety of sizes and styles is awesome.
There are 4 inch clip-ons, 7 inch regular size and the 10 inch ultimate size. I will definitely be putting a regular or ultimate size in the girl's stockings this year…I can't wait to see their faces when they see the sweet Moosh-Moosh Plushie sticking out of the top of the stocking!
You can grab your own Moosh-Moosh Plushies at Staples, JOANN stores, AC Moore, Party City, CVS and Michaels. Be sure to read to the end of the post for a chance to WIN a free Moosh-Moosh Plushie of your choice!
Craft Supplies Breed Creativity
All of my kids…even my son…love getting craft supplies. Now I used to buy different types of supplies for my son then I did my daughter's, but they all still like being creative.
The great thing about craft supplies is that they are usually a size that fits in a stocking. The options are also endless…so many products to choose from!
Gift Cards Never Go Out Of Style
It is kind of a tradition that I put a gift card in each stocking. The kids have come to LOVE getting a gift card at Christmas. Even my youngest kids like it.
Going shopping right after Christmas with their gift cards lets them pick something they want and it is usually ON SALE! Gift cards also make great last-minute items.
You can bulk up the card by putting it in a small box and wrapping it.
Games & Puzzles
Most kids like to play games or work on puzzles. I love visiting small privately-owned toy stores because they have those unusual games you don't see at the mainstream stores.
Learning a new card or dice game is a great activity to do over Christmas break and it can bring the whole family together!
We tried out a fun new game recently called Not Parent Approved. Don't let the name fool you…this is a very family-friendly game and it will generate a lot of laughs. It was inspired by Cards Against Humanity but is 100% kid-friendly. You can get the main game and also expansion packs so you never get bored!
I love that the company gives back too. They are giving one hundred percent of the proceeds from the limited-edition video game expansion pack to benefit the global charity, Wheels for Humanity. This charity provides appropriately fitted wheelchairs for children and adults with physical disabilities.
This is also a very portable game and is perfect for taking on road trips.
Books Will Help Encourage a Love for Reading
My kids will receive a book in their stocking almost every year. These are books they can read for fun and don't have to be monitored by their teachers.
Giving your kids fun books to read can really help them develop a love for reading. It is fun to get Christmas themed books for younger kids and maybe give the first book in a series to older kids! Once they are hooked on the series it is easy to give more books for birthdays, Easter baskets and even next Christmas!
One of my girls has a series going right now that will make for some easy stocking
Enter to Win a Moosh-Moosh Plushie
This is a very easy sweepstakes to win!
The prize is your choice of a large or regular sized Moosh-Moosh Plushie or 3 clip-on Moosh-Moosh Plushies. You can see the choices in the image below.
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One winner will be picked from all entries at random. Moosh-Moosh will mail the item directly to you.
This sweepstakes is open from Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at 6:00am CST until Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 11:00pm CST.
What Good Stocking Stuffer Ideas do You Have
Do you have some really good stocking stuffer ideas for kids? Please share your ideas!! Let me know how your kids like their Moosh-Moosh….or if you buy one for yourself, LOL.