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The 20 Best Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers (under 10 Dollars)

Christmas is around the corner. Here are 20 great stocking stuffers for toddlers under 10 dollars.

Let’s take a look and get inspired.

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Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers

The Legend

Were you aware that this beloved Christmas tradition goes as far back as 1823 when Clement Clarke Moor wrote “A Visit from Saint Nicolas” and is originated by the life of Saint Nicholas? It certainly is!

Here is a short version of the most popular legend of how the Christmas stockings came to be. A widowed man had three beautiful girls. He had a tough time making ends meet and were worried they weren’t able to marry.

St. Nicholas heard about the family. He knew the man wouldn’t take his charity directly, so he decided to slide down the chimney in secret. He filled the girl’s recently laundered stockings and hang them on the fireplace to dry.

Quite interesting isn’t it? Those and more fascinating information about this essential part of the Christmas tradition can be found here.

Stocking fillers do not always have to be something bought. Here are some great Christmas crafts suitable as stocking stuffers. Let’s start with these adorable Cupcake Liner Christmas Ornaments, make a nice DIY Christmas Card, or print these adorable Snowflake Coloring Pages.

What is a stocking?

But what is a Christmas stocking?

If you are not familiar with this Christmas tradition, stocking is a sock or shaped bag on St. Nicholas day or Christmas eve. It can be filled with stocking stuffers or stocking fillers.

Some cultures use shoes instead of socks they put in front of the door to be filled.

What are stocking stuffers or stocking fillers?

stocking stuffers and fillers are normally small toys, candy, fruits, and small gifts.

Who brings the stocking stuffers?

That depends on the tradition in some countries the shoes or socks are filled from St. Nicholas in others from Santa Clause or even the parents.

What are traditional stocking stuffers for Toddlers?

Here are 5 traditional stocking stuffer toddler ideas for you

  1. Books
  2. Something Sweet
  3. Small Games
  4. Little Figures/Collectibles from Aktionmovies
  5. Cloth

What to implement?

In the list below you will find great ideas on what we like for our stocking stuffers. We keep it small and simple therefore we always include one of the following categories.

  1. something to read
  2. something to play
  3. something sweet
  4. something useful

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Here are some of my top picks for this years Christmas:

This Harmonica is the perfect Christmas filler for music-obsessed toddlers. It is great to get a feeling for music and helps them work on their mouth muscles which can help with their speech development immensely.

These super Z Outlet Liquid Motions are perfect to calm children down. I use them for my girl’s temper tantrums. They are the perfect distractions.

Which toddler doesn’t like to color? Even when they don’t it is a great way of working on their fine motor skills, expressing their feelings, letting their creativity flow, learning how to hold a pencil, and working on their prewriting skills.

Most younger toddlers won’t be able to use their fingers yet to create animal shadows with their hands. Nevertheless this book is perfect for mommy and daddy how to learn to create shadow fun with their hands and tell stories to your toddlers.

Later on, they can learn how to make their own animal shadows. Here we are at the useful section of the Christmas stuffings. Socks, gloves, underwear, a scarf, or ahead for the cold winter will definitely do.

Building your own car can be a fun father-son or daughter project. Even if they are not capable of doing it by themselves yet they most certainly can help paint and raze them afterward!

Another useful gift especially for girls is this really great no-tangle hairbrush!

Coming to the educational section, this scissor skills preschool book will help your little angels to work on their cutting skills for preschool and kindergarten.

Now you got the colors, not it’s time for this fun unicorn coloring book.

After your toddlers managed to improve their cutting and coloring skills, they can move on to the next step and work on their handwriting.

Enough on the educational front. It is time to have fun and enjoy themselves. Try these fun paw patrol finger puppets.

This fun and colorful wooden activity are perfect for developing their fine and gross motor skills.

These Crayola color eggs are perfect for little toddlers to work on their grip. They really will enjoy using them in their little hands.

Bathstub fun, this fun basketball hub with balls will keep them entertained in the bathtub for hours.

Or maybe they enjoy playing with this cute munchkin wind-up swim toy instead!

For the girl, front try these super cute animal pattern hair clips. They will love it and look super cute.

Aren’t this wooden egg shakers super cute? We had them at storytime in our library and my kids love them!

Puzzle time with Mini. Really cute beginner puzzle for girls.

Who wouldn’t love these Crayola bathtub markers? What a great invention.

Time to read. We love this classic of how the Grinch stole Christmas! Give it a try.

Flashcards are always a great stuffing filler and an easy way to enforce educational topics!

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Now it’s your turn!
I hope my toddler Christmas stocking stuffer ideas were useful to you.
Don’t forget to leave a comment below and let me know what you like to buy as stocking stuffer materials.
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