14 Best Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers of 2022
Best Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers
January 7, 2022

Best Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers

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Best Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers

Sometimes the smallest gifts get the biggest smiles, especially when it comes to toddlers.

From puppets to Play-Doh and everything in between, we’ve collected some favorite stocking-sized gift ideas to fill your toddler’s holiday season with joy. Just remember: you may need to tack those stockings up a tiny bit higher this year to keep them safe from curious little hands!

A Cold-Weather Friend

As the weather gets chillier, keep your toddler cozy with this warm and soothing friend. It’s completely safe to microwave, so this stuffie gets warm in a jiffy, and the lavender scent is light and comforting. We’re sure your little one will love cuddling their warm new friend all winter long. And there are tons of different animals available; your kiddo’s favorite is sure to be there!

Bubbles!

Toddlers + bubbles = huge mess, right? But hear us out, this bottle of bubbles is made with a special no spill design! The simple joy of blowing bubbles is now a mess-free activity for all, allowing toddlers to chase bubbles through the air while you sit back and forget about cleanup from any accidental spills. This set includes 2-oz mini bottles that are the perfect size for stockings, but there’s also a larger 4-oz bottle available.

No-Spill Snack Keeper

Who better to keep your toddler’s treats safe than a friendly animal? With several different adorable animals to choose from (more available in the Skip Hop store), there’s an option to make every kid smile. Even better: these snack cups are spill proof—thanks to the silicone claw-like insert, snacks stay inside the cup.

Art Supply Restock

Who wouldn’t love getting a box of fresh, sharpened crayons in their stocking? Even if your toddler already has a supply of crayons, they’re bound to go dull or break after just a handful of enthusiastically scribbled art projects. And these jumbo-sized crayons fit perfectly in a toddler’s grip as they’re still practicing their writing utensil holding technique. This pack of eight comes with basic rainbow colors plus black and brown, but we’re also huge fans of Crayola’s multicultural Colors of the World line.

Gone Fishin'

Small bath toys make great stocking stuffers in general, but nothing says bathtime adventures like fishing for sea creatures! This wind-up pole is great for building gross motor function, and navigating the hook through the floating toys will have your toddler perfecting their hand-eye coordination in no time.

Sweet & Stylish

Gift your little one some style this holiday season with these soft, one-size-fits-all knit cotton bows. Attached to a nylon headband, these accessories fit little ones from the newborn stage up through about age three, so you can get a lot of use out of them. The neutral colors match just about any outfit, and this gift set includes one free month of the Little Poppy Co. headband subscription.

Play-Doh on the Go

There ain’t no party like a Play-Doh party! This party bag is filled with 15 mini cans of everyone’s favorite modeling clay in a rainbow of colors. They’re perfect stocking stuffers, and your kiddo (and you!) will find hours of squishing, squeezing, rolling and modeling fun. And the on-the-go size makes them ideal for keeping busy toddler hands occupied during holiday travel.

New Year's Resolution

Toddlers learn and say more and more words by the day, and you can help their expanding vocabulary even more in the coming year with these well-loved, time-tested flash cards. The first installment in the Brain Quest line, this set includes 350 fun and challenging questions, and it can help get your kiddo ready for preschool.

Wild Ones

Socks may not seem like a super exciting gift to kids, but when the socks feature cute animal faces? Now that’s a stocking stuffer. This pack comes with six pairs of ankle socks, each with an animal face over the toes (including bear, owl, deer and more). The socks are designed with a no-slip grip material on bottom and an extra strap on top to keep them from sliding off wiggling little feet.

A Cherished Collectible

Your toddler will love caring for this sweet little mouse, dressing them and tucking them into bed. To make this holiday gift even more special, each mouse is a handmade limited release, so this toy is sure to become a collectible or heirloom with time. There are many different collections of mice available as well as adorable clothing and accessories.

Pint-Sized Puzzles

Melissa & Doug puzzles are well-loved by children and parents alike, and now they come in travel size. At just 5” x 7”, these puzzles are perfect for stockings. The pack comes with four different themed puzzles (farm, jungle, sea and pets) so there are plenty of options for kiddo (and siblings or friends too).

Kiddo's First Phone

Got a toddler who keeps trying to steal your phone? While they’re definitely too young to get a smart phone of their own, this play version from Janod just might do the trick to keep your little one from taking all those artistic photos of the floor with your phone’s camera. Made of solid beech wood with a silicone cover and sound buttons, this little phone has everything a toddler needs to make calls, send texts, check email and take photos (all for pretend, of course).

All Better!

What’s the deal with toddlers and Band-Aids, amIright? Little ones will love sticking their favorite characters on boo-boos, of course, but they’ll love using these for pretend play, as well. (And they’re not made with natural rubber latex, so you won’t have to worry about any allergies.) There are lots of beloved franchises to choose from, including Frozen, Hello Kitty and Pokemon.

Snowy Stories

A city is blanketed in white, and one curious little boy who has never seen the snow steps through the hushed landscape on a journey of discovery. This quiet, simple book is perfect for winter holiday evenings—even if it doesn’t snow where you are.

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