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Non-Food Stocking Stuffers Your Kids Will Love

Stockings are one of my kids most favorite things! But I hate to give them just a bunch of candy so I am always looking for non-candy stocking stuffers.

Looking for last-minute stocking stuffers that aren’t candy? Check out this list of non-food stocking stuffers

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Candy is a great stocking stuffer, but a little goes a long way. Kids will be eating so many treats during this holiday season, the last thing they need is an entire stocking filled with more sugar! Plus, lots of kids are dealing with food allergies so snacks and treats might be out of the question. Whether you are ditching candy for health reasons, allergies, or something else, there are lots of options for fun, last-minute, non-food stocking stuffers.

Glow in the Dark Items

Glow in the dark necklaces, bracelets, and other items are cheap and fun! Hit the dollar store and stock up for your stockings.

Fun Bath Items

Bath items make great stocking stuffers. Grab some great smelling lotions, fun soaps, bath bombs, rubber duckies, or shower gel with a picture of their favorite superhero. Toss in a cute new toothbrush and a fun flavored toothpaste tube too.

Fidgets

Fidgets come in all shapes, sizes, and price ranges. They are great toys for kids with sensory processing disorder, ADHD, and autism. But don’t forget your neurotypical kids too. They’ll love a new squeezy ball or fidget spinner to play with.

Tiny Toys

Small toys are a good choice for stocking stuffers. Matchbox cars, Hot Wheels, plastic dinosaurs or animals, Little People, Play Doh, and Silly Putty are all just the right size for stockings.

Art Supplies

Fill your child’s stocking with art supplies. What kid doesn’t love a fresh new box of crayons or a brand new box of markers? You could also add paints, paintbrushes, stickers, and more.

Hair Stuff

Grab your son a cool new comb or some hair gel. For your daughters, stock up on hair ties, scrunchies, barrettes, headbands, brushes, hair chalk, and maybe even some spray-on glitter for their hair.

Ornaments

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For a sentimental stocking stuffer, buy your child an ornament each year. Pick something that represents them, whether it’s a sport they play or a favorite fictional character. Then, when they are grown, they’ll have a set of ornaments to take with them.

Money

Money. It’s fast, easy and kids love it! You can get creative with this one by folding dollars into origami, or keep it simple and just toss some coins in there.

Key Chains for Backpacks

If your child is school age, grab a few cute keychains they can hang on their book bag.

Gloves

Let’s face it, kids lose gloves. Why wait until they lose them to buy more? Grab an extra pair for a practical stocking stuffer.

Hand Sanitizer

‘Tis the season for germs and colds! Add a small bottle of hand sanitizer to their stocking that they can keep in their backpack. This time of year, there are lots of cute bottles and holiday scents to choose from.

Books

Encourage your kids to read by filling their stocking with books!

Batteries

Batteries aren’t exactly a fun item to find in a stocking, but they sure come in handy if their new toys don’t have batteries included.

Now that you have lots of ideas for last-minute, non-food stocking stuffers, all you need to do now is decide whether you’ll wrap them or just toss them in the stocking!

Happy Holidays!

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About the author

Anne Metz

Anne Metz is a housecleaner by day and a freelance writer by night. In her free time she follows her four young children around cleaning up their messes! You can follow her on facebook at @4onceuponamom or visit her blog at onceuponamom.net

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