I’m buying all of our toddler stocking stuffers today since everything is on sale so I thought I’d share my ideas! This is the first year that Amalia really understands the concept of Santa Claus which makes stocking stuffing just that much more exciting for us.
Here are 15 great toddler stocking stuffer ideas! I put an * next to the gifts that Santa will be bringing for Amalia in her stocking this year. Everything else on the list is stuff that we use and love already.
1. * Camelbak bottle, $13. If motherhood has taught me anything, it’s that you can never have enough water bottles. They’re always in the wash or stashed in a diaper bag or hiding between the car seats. I love this Camelbak bottle because it comes in 44 colors and patterns so there’s something for every kid and, more importantly, it doesn’t spill.
2. * Soup can crayons, $10.Crayons, but make it fashun. I love how these are displayed and toddlers will love to reuse the box for tiny toys once the crayons are all used up. I’m into anything that is aesthetically pleasing to parents but fun for kiddos too.
3. Bamboo forks and spoons, $12. Amalia’s cutlery seems to go missing into the abyss with tiny toddler socks, so we always like to have a lot on hand. This eco-friendly bamboo set is dishwasher safe and has 5 color options so she can choose her forks and spoons for each meal, giving her some control and therefore making mealtime better for all of us.
4. Eco dough, $15. This stuff is awesome if you’re looking for a more eco-friendly alternative to Play-dough. We use it to build “houses” and “beds” for Amalia’s toys.
5. * Bombas socks, $36/8-pack. Bombas makes the best socks. Period. Amalia loves picking her socks in the morning, and this 8-pack will give her plenty of good options. This Sesame Street pack is pretty awesome too.
6. Hair bows, $9/20-pairs. These are the bows that we use daily. And you can’t beat the price!
7. * Little feminist books, $15/set of 4. I always like to include a little book in her stocking and these little feminist books will be going in it this year. The set is made up of 4 board books and features amazing women (artists, leaders, pioneers, and activists) who have changed the world.
8. Babiator sunglasses, $20. Babiators are the best sunglasses for toddlers because they’re super durable with rubber frames and shatter-resistant lenses. They don’t break when you bend, twist, or step on them. I speak from experience. And if you lose or break them in the first year, they’ll replace them for free!
9. Basic tees, $12.59/3 pack. We love the H&M Conscious Collection basics and have been using them since Amalia was an infant. A 3-pack of long-sleeved tees made from organic cotton jersey is a practical gift and great filler for a larger stocking. You can find more colorways here.
10. First 100 words sticker book, $9.20. This sticker book is so awesome and makes for hours of fun. We gave it to her last year and it helped her learn words and made her focus for extended periods.
11. * Healthy(ish) snacks. Instead of candy canes and chocolate, we put healthIER snacks in her stocking like bars, fruit leathers, and 100% fruit gummies.
12. LeapFrog toddler phone, $10. I can’t even remember who gave us this toy, but it has been a favorite of Amalia’s for over a year. We usually keep it in the car toy rotation and she somehow gets engrossed in it for up to 30 minutes at a time. It used to be just pressing the buttons and listening to the songs but now she pretends to make calls and has cute little made-up conversations.
14. * Toddler wet brush, $7. How did I not know that they make one of my all-time favorite beauty products in kid size? If you don’t already use a wet brush, you’re missing out on the most genius invention of the century. I always comb Amalia’s hair while it’s still wet after her bath so this cute pineapple wet brush will be a great upgrade.
15. * Fishing bath toy, $8. Speaking of bath time, bath toys make great stocking stuffers. This one looks fun because it will keep your toddler happy and distracted during what can turn into a brutal time of day.