Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Toddlers: Little girl in front of a Christmas tree

Coming up with stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers isn’t always an easy task. Too often, items small enough to fit in stockings either have tiny parts or are inappropriate for small kids in other ways. If your family is like mine, the stockings act as sort of a prelude to the rest of the morning. So, I like to fill them with exciting little things to keep small bodies busy while daddy and I set up the camera, a fire, and some Christmas music on the Echo. Having two toddlers myself, I’ve gotten the hang of choosing the perfect gifts for MY perfect little gifts. I hope you find these Amazon stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers helpful so you can spend less time shopping and more time on what’s really important at Christmastime…being with your family.

Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Toddlers: Pin of toddler in a Santa hat with a hanging stocking

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Toddlers

Pop Tubes

These fun stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers are great sensory toys for the development of fine motor skills and are so much fun to scrunch up, stretch out, and make whistle by twirling them around and around.

stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers: pop tubes

Instrument Set

This 15 piece instrument set is a great toddler stocking stuffer for the price, made with all-natural materials, and safe for small children. You can break them up into individual stockings, wrap some for under the tree, or save some to use for noisemakers on New Year’s Eve!

stocking stuffer ideas toddlers: Instruments

Echo Microphone

This echo microphone is a total hit in my household and very safe for small kids as young as a year old. It does have to be put rather close to your mouth to get the full effect, but it works out perfectly because toddlers are naturally inclined to do that!

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If you’re looking for great stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers, look no further! My son was obsessed with my car keys when he was a baby and I was always kind of grossed with the idea of him putting them in his mouth. This set of car keys not only look real, but they light up and make noise when you press the buttons!

stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers: funkeys

Shape Sorter

This wooden shape sorter is the perfect size for both tiny hands and tiny stockings. Its wooden design, bright colors, smooth edges, and non-toxic water-based paint make it the ideal gift for sharpening hand-eye coordination and safely engaging little minds. Shape sorters are great learning resources for kids but I love that this one helps with their colors and numbers too!

stocking stuffer ideas toddlers: shape sorter

Motion Bubbler

These motion bubblers are great stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers and have put an age-appropriate twist on the classic lava lamp. They’re the perfect sensory toy for delivering visual stimulation while calming busy bodies. The colorful drops have a captivating effect and provide hours of optical amusement.

stocking stuffer ideas toddlers: motion bubbler

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Sesame Street Figurines

Your favorite Sesame Street inhabitants are now in pint-sized form and make great stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers. These friendly monsters (and one fairy) provide hours of fun play for little hands and big imaginations. We actually have two sets of these in our household and they continue to be a hit with both our 3-year-old and one-year-old.

stocking stuffer ideas toddlers: sesame street figurines

Finger Puppets

These cute little finger puppets come in a variety of sets and make great stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers. It is so much fun watching little minds dream up creative voices and conversations between them. Originally meant for bath time, ours have migrated to the general toy population and get plenty of useful playtime in between baths.

stocking stuffer ideas toddlers: finger puppets

Palm Grasp Crayons

Next on my list of stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers are these great Palm-Grasp Crayons from Crayola. Their ergonomic egg-shape fits perfectly into tiny toddler hands allowing them to explore their artistic creativity long before they develop an actual pen grasp.

stocking stuffer ideas toddlers: palm crayons

Giant Crayon

Another great stocking stuffer idea for little artists! Coupled with a rolled-up coloring book, these crayons make the perfect first coloring utensil for small children just starting to discover their artsy side.

stocking stuffer ideas toddlers: giant crayon

Bendable Toys

Your little one will love bending and twisting these fun and safe Christmas-themed characters around their fingers, toys, and into a number of fun shapes. `

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Stretchy Toys

These colorful unicorn sensory toys are sure to bring your toddler hours of stretchy fun! Their soft spikes and stretchy bodies are so fun to manipulate, tie in knots, and fidget with throughout the day!

stocking stuffer ideas toddlers: stretchy toys

Stretchy String

Another fun and stretchy fidget toy that can be bent, twisted, and stretched up to 8 feet! This 6 pack of sensory strings can fit into a stocking by itself or be split up and divided into many.

stocking stuffer ideas toddlers: stretchy string


I don’t know about your toddler, but mine is OBSESSED with flashlights. When it comes down to it though, it’s virtually impossible to find one that’s 100% safe for kids. Even the ones that are marketed for toddlers can still be unscrewed to access the batteries, so it’s something to keep in mind if you’re thinking of purchasing one for your kid. In short, always supervise your child when playing with a flashlight. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, here are my recommendations. I’ve also included a set not marketed for kids that we own, and in my opinion, are brighter, more functional, and more practical if you’re just looking for a utilitarian flashlight.

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Some would argue there’s nothing more annoying than a toddler with a recorder, and that very well may be true. As moms though, we sacrifice for our kids so that they can have the young, wild, and free childhood they deserve. My kids LOVE their recorder! In my opinion, this wooden “Very Hungry Caterpillar” recorder has a “softer” sound than the plastic ones, is a little smaller, and while still very annoying, it’s a bit more tolerable.

stocking stuffer ideas toddlers: recorder

Kaleidoscope Camera

This child-safe natural wood camera from Manhattan toys is so cute and one of my favorite stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers! Not only does it come with an adorable neck strap, but it even has interchangeable lenses! What I love most about this toy camera is the bonus kaleidoscope effect when looking through the lens. While most kaleidoscope toys aren’t age-appropriate for toddlers, this one is, and is pretty decent to boot!

stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers: kaleidoscope camera

Magnifying Glass

When it comes to finding a magnifying glass for your toddler, there are a lot of options out there to choose from. However, they’re not all created equal. After doing the research, I found this product to have the best price, the best design for little hands, a shatterproof lens, and most importantly, quality magnification! I also want to add you get two for one low price!

stocking stuffer ideas toddlers: magnifying glass


Kids love making noise. What I like about Kazoos is that they don’t require being able to blow in order to produce sound, something my son struggled with for a long time. This particular Kazoo is made by Melissa and Doug and is a great introductory kazoo for toddlers.

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For the last few months or so my three-year-old has been infatuated with my smartwatch. As a compromise, I’ve been letting him wear my very old wristwatch which we modified to fit his wrist. Now, when I ask him what he wants for Christmas, he tells me, “my very own watch to fit my tiny little wrist.” We’ve recently purchased the blue Peppa Pig watch for his Christmas stocking but I was torn between a couple of other options, including the Fisher-Price watch we purchased for our one-year-old.

Fishing Bath Toy

This cute fishing bath toy is a fun way to promote good hand-eye coordination and teaches humane catch and release practices. All kidding aside, it’s a great and imaginative bath or pool activity for your little swimmers!

stocking stuffer ideas toddlers: bathtime fishing toy

New Cups

I don’t know about your toddlers, but mine would be just as happy to receive a new sippy cup in their stockings as they would a toy. There’s no hard and fast rule saying toddler stocking stuffers have to be either candy or toys!

sippy cups

Custom Name Puzzle

These adorable custom name puzzles are great personalized stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers. Not only will they help to strengthen your kids’ hand-eye coordination, but will get them excited about learning to spell their names and learn their letters!

stocking stuffer ideas toddlers: name puzzle

Christmas Hat

There’s nothing cuter than a toddler in an oversized holiday hat! These are adorable and make great Christmas gift ideas!

Battery Powered Toothbrush

I know it’s unusual to see toothbrushes on a holiday gift guide, but my kids love their battery-powered toothbrushes! Since we started using them, our nightly struggles with teeth brushing have completely disappeared. With friendly characters, bright colors, and vivid pictures, your toddler will look forward to brushing their teeth!

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My oldest toddler is at the age where he loves bubbles and wants to hold them and do it all by himself, but they’re just so messy! That’s why Fubbles are such great stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers! No, they’re not 100% guaranteed spill-proof, but for the most part, you can rest easy.


Plush Toy

Plush toys are very popular when it comes to holiday gift guides and make great stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers! In fact, I’m blown away with how cute stuffed animals are these days. It’s such a sweet thing to see your toddler’s face on Christmas morning when they see two adorable eyes peeking out at them from their stocking.

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Train Whistle

My toddler boy is obsessed with all things trains! This train whistle is a great stocking stuffer for little conductors and sounds just like the real thing!

train whistle

My hope is that you found this gift guide useful! What are some of your favorite stocking stuffer ideas for toddlers? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll add it to the list. Don’t forget to check out Mom Snippets’ extensive Printables Library while you’re here! Just enter your name and email address below for unlimited access! Cheers!

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10 Comments on The Best Age-Appropriate Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Toddlers

  1. I love the instrument set! We have given different fun instruments to all of our nieces and nephews over the years, trying to encourage them to develop a love of music. It’s such a fun way to help them tap into their creativity and find a new way to express themselves.

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