I have four kids, ranging in ages from 3 to 13, so I'm mildly familiar with filling a stocking or two.
While I do give my kids some candy in their stockings, I also like to find fun, unique toys, gadgets, and wearables for them and keep the sugar to a minimum!
Here some of my best ideas!
This is probably the one I'm most excited about for the kids. The ink is invisible, and then when you shine the UV light over the message, it reveals what it says!
My kids love flashlights, and these come in six fun colors, so everyone can get something unique!
Whether you opt for a regular deck or one that is customized according to the child's favorite cartoon character, cards make a great stocking stuffer. Include a tutorial for solitaire or other games, depending on your child's age.
This is also a great way to keep them OFF video games!
Children of the 80s, unite! Slap bracelets were all the rage when I was a kid, and they're still pretty fun today. There are all sorts of colors and patterns, depending on your child's preference.
My son LOVES these, and I think they'd make a great stocking stuffer. They're fun to fling onto a sliding glass door or window and watch 'crawl' down.
My girls are getting to that stage in life where they constantly need a soundtrack to their lives. These in ear headphones are a great little buy, not too expensive or cheap!
I'll be honest, I don't get the allure of these mini skateboards, but my oldest daughter says these are all the rage right now with middle school kids. They even have various obstacle courses for them as well!
What kid doesn't want to feel in charge, and what better way than with a whistle? It's a great excuse to boot them outside for some sunshine and fresh air!
These makes great gifts for hyperactive or bored kids, as they help with focus.
How about some fun socks for the kids to slip and slide through this house with? These are also great for keeping feet warm and comfy during the winter months!
I had a good time trying to master a yo-yo as a kid, and I think kids of today will too!
My kids all love slime, especially Sam, and that's why it makes the list! If you or your kids have allergies, be sure to avoid scented varieties.
We bought a huge package of sticky hands some years back when the kids were smaller, and they just loved playing with them!
Keychains come in all different themes, shapes, and colors, and they're a great non-candy stocking stuffer idea. The package above has a ton of different choices for boys and girls.
Amazon has tons of ring options from light up to different shapes and styles and colors. The above glow-in-the-dark variety would be fun for both boys and girls.
How about a stamp to express yourself? These are so cute, from footballs to cherries to hearts, there's something for all!
Well, that about covers it! I hope you found something fun and sugar-free for your little one this year!
Thank you so much for this post! I just bought the spy pens and ninja thingies! The kids will go nuts! Have a wonderful holiday season!
Thanks, Diana! I'm so happy this helped you. 🙂