In search of toddler stocking stuffers, but don’t want to buy anything too cheap or that will break the bank?
I know how you feel mama. You don’t want to give your toddler a bunch of “junk” that your kid will just play with one time and then will lie around your house for years to come.
You also probably don’t want to load them up with sugar and chocolate and give them a bunch of cheap, plastic toys that will just break right away.
Luckily, there are several practical, useful, and quality gifts you can stuff in their stocking.
In this post, we’ll give you all the best ideas for toddler stocking stuffers.
Toddler Stocking Stuffers
Listed below are 25 ideas for toddler stocking stuffers. Categorized by books, toys, music and art, practical, and goodies.
2.) Bubble Wands – Granted, bubbles are probably a one time thing, toddlers just get so much joy from them. You can never really go wrong with some bubbles. And these wands are perfect for youngsters who can’t quite actually blow the bubbles yet.
3.) Play Silk – One of the best open-ended toys out there, and these ones from Sarah’s Silks are just plain gorgeous. My toddler loves using her silks as a cape, blanket for her dolls, tablecloth for tea time, and as an airplane.
Music and Art
1.) Musical Wooden Egg Shakers – Egg shakers are a great introduction to instruments for toddlers. This wooden set is super cute, and the noise isn’t too loud or harsh, so it’s not annoying for mom and dad.
3.) Hape Rhythm Set – Our little guy received this rhythm set for Christmas last year, and it’s been really neat to watch the kids explore their musical talents. I’d just use supervision with the stick that comes with the guiro.
4.) Melissa & Doug Water Wows – Mess-free art is a must for independent crafts with toddlers. These Water Wows by Melissa & Doug are perfect for traveling, church, busy bins, you name it. Just fill the pen up with water and let your toddler “color” away.
6.) Jumbo Triangular Crayons – Larger utensils are much easier for toddlers to grasp and control. These jumbo crayons by Melissa & Doug are just the right size, and the triangular shape promotes correct holding. We’ve had these for about 2 1/2 years now, and they’re still standing strong (and we color A LOT). Plus, they come in a nifty case.
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3.) Munckin Stainless Steel Snack Cup – I’m a huge fan of these little snack catcher cups that Munckin has come up with. Talk about hardly any spills! We try to steer clear of plastic when we can, so naturally we chose these stainless steel ones.
4.) Munckin Miracle 360 Sippy Cup – Along with your toddler’s snack cup, you could also get them a stainless steel sippy. The design of these Miracle 360 ones are recommend by dentists for proper dental development. Plus, they’re spill proof. #momwin
5.) Nicki’s Diapers Training Pants – Training pants and/or new undies make a great stocking stuffer for toddlers. I mean, I always remember getting underwear in my stocking (thanks mom). My little man has been peeing on the potty once or twice a day for a little while now, so I think it’s time to start picking up our potty training game. You better believe, he’ll be getting lots of fun prints in new undies and Nicki’s trainers in his stocking.
1.) Peter Rabbit Organics Fruit & Veggie Pouches – You gotta have some goodies in your stockings right? My toddlers rarely get these ones, but when they do they just get so excited for their “bunny pouches.”
3.) Organic Fruit Bars – We found these organic fruit bars at Costco a few months back, and my toddler boy just devoured them. We plan to get these for his stocking this year. You could also just stuff some organic fruit in there as well.
I hope this list gave you plenty of ideas to fill your toddler’s stocking. These non-junk ideas are fun for toddlers and provide a peace mind for parents.
Happy Holidays from our family to yours!
What About You?
What are you planning to stuff in your toddler’s stocking this year? Share your favorite toddler stocking stuffers in the comments below, and be sure to share this post with other toddler moms and dads.