Happy holidays! We’re in full holiday mode over here, and there’s something extra special about Christmas with toddlers who are just starting to discover all the magic of the holidays.
One thing I always forget about though, is stocking stuffers! If you’re anything like me, this list is for you — a little last minute help and ideas for cute stocking stuffers for toddlers. Drop your favorites (on this list or otherwise) in the comments!
Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers
These things are easy, messy-less magic. So fun for kids, and they may even learn something by mixing the colors together in the bath.
My two toddlers love these colored pencils. They’re easy for little ones to hold and no fancy gimmicks where you can twist out the point (and break it); just good old fashioned colored pencils that are great for chubby little toddler hands.
Stickers are always a win, and these puffy ones come in a huge pack with all kinds of styles.
There may be a theme with this list! Another fun, beloved toddler toy, but one that doesn’t end well when you turn around for a second and they mistakenly dump the whole bottle out and then hysterically cry because they longer have bubbles. These spill-proof bubbles save you all of that drama, and leave you with a happy toddler.
We haven’t tried these yet, but anything quick drying and not messy is a win in my book. My kids love anything that has to do with painting and coloring, so these would be a hit in our house.
These cars are so much fun. Both of my kids love them, because they go pretty long distances and they’re easy to use — very little coordination necessary.
Socks are boring, but socks with their favorite characters on them? Full-steam ahead. We love Paw Patrol in our house, but there are options for almost all of the popular kid shows.
These little pop it toys are great for a fidgety kid ( a.k.a. all toddlers). These are definitely in my kids stockings this year. Simple toy that doesn’t take up a ton of space, and gives entertainment for hours, but doesn’t involve a screen? Yes, please!
Especially if you have a curly-haired little one, this wet-dry brush is amazing. It takes out the knots without a lot of tears, and they have a ton of cute colors.
If you have a toddler that’s in Pre-K, coloring books are great, but tracing books are my favorite for that age. They’re just starting to learn how to hold a pencil correctly and these books are great practice, but don’t feel like work to the kid.