Finding stocking stuffers doesn’t have to be hard. Find over 30 no candy toddler stocking stuffers for the kids on your nice list here. All options age appropriate, not totally full of junk, and will be used for more than just the one day. Help Santa this year and fill the sock up with great items that you’ll actually use this year!
My favorite part of Christmas is the stocking – I love putting them together and I love opening my own. Since I was a kid, my parents knew that if push came to shove, I would take a one over ‘normal’ presents. Potentially because they were both very good at putting together great stockings.
This post was originally posted on November 17, 2016 and has since been updated.
I’m not going to lie – I’ve inherited the gift of a great stocking.
I love putting them together for Alex and the boys. The problem is, a good chunk of stocking stuffers are candy centered. Here’s the thing: I’m totally fine with giving the boys the occasional treat and indulging for the holidays.
But, a stocking full of junk during a season that is already full of sugar doesn’t really work for me. And, I’m sure a lot of you are in the same boat.
The other problem with stuffers is that toddlers are just big babies. They don’t really know what they like and they sure as anything aren’t sending you to the store with a shopping list.
So, we as parents need to find stocking stuffers for toddlers that are bother safe and age appropriate for a toddler. They also need to be fun and exciting to unwrap.
With that in mind, I picked my stocking lover brain and came up with a bunch of really great options! I promise these gifts won’t give them a toothache or end up in the trash the next day!
Non-Candy Stocking Stuffers for a Toddler Boy
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Have you seen these yet? Every time I do, I grab one or two to toss in my bag. If you haven’t they’re ziptop little packs with a small coloring book, a sheet of stickers, and 3 crayons.
They come in a ton of different characters, from Blaze and the Monster Machines to Paw Patrol to Star Wars. I stash a few in my bag as they are perfect for bringing along when you’re out.
I really like the Color Wonder and Melissa and Doug Water coloring toys, mostly because, no-mess. Yes, please. Art supplies are the perfect small, inexpensive addition to a stocking.
- Small cars.
Matchbox cars are super cheap and the perfect stocking stuffer, but other small cars are great as well. We also love these Blaze and the Monster Machine, and diecast Tonka trucks. Hint: buy the packs and wrap individually to save money!
If you have a DVD player in the car and take long trips, this is really a gift for you.
I cannot wait to buy Ryan some new DVDs for long drives. If I have to watch the same 3 episodes of Blaze again.. I’ll lose my mind.
We have really hard water, so while I do clean Ryan’s bath toys, sometimes the build up isn’t worth it. I tend to toss the toys. Kids love playing in the water, so make bath time more fun with a few small bath toys.
Personally, I usually buy super cheap kids plates from Target. Either the $.79 variety or seasonal from the Dollar Spot, so splurging on so fun themed ones would be a nice treat.
Useful for mom and won’t take up a ton of room, but still fun for your little. Feel free to wrap each piece individually!
Our favorite cup for the boys are these Camelbak Kids cups. They’re seriously the greatest, so I always grab up a new one and wrap it up.
Fun socks or undies in their favorite character would be so much fun. Yes, socks and undies are boring to bigger kids, but cool Paw Patrol or Minion ones? Cool! Same goes for hats/gloves.
My girlfriend stuffed a bunch of these into goodie bags for her son’s birthday party and OMG Ryan was obsessed. I’m definitely tossing a few into his stocking!
Also, how cool would those glow in the dark stars you stick to your ceiling be?! We have popcorn ceilings, but I kind of want to try it anyway.
What kid doesn’t love stickers? I’m eyeing this reusable Melissa and Doug sticker book.
Ryan has a weird toothbrush obsession so this will be a super fun addition!
Wooden peg puzzles are great for toddlers! I picked up a super cute truck one at the Dollar Spot a little while ago, but the Melissa and Doug’s ones are awesome as well.
Other great toddler stocking stuffers:
- Window clings
- Little People toys
- Small animal toys
- Stacking cups
- Barbie dolls clothes
- Healthier snacks – dried fruit, pouches, etc
- Finger puppets
- Toy remote or phone
- Flash cards
Stockings don’t have to be packed with junk and junk food – they can hold great little gifts that will get actual use in your home!
So tell me – stocking or gifts? Do you like putting stockings together? Can you think of toddler stocking stuffers I’m missing? Let me know in the comments!
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