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Best Stocking Stuffers for Preschoolers
October 20, 2023

Best Stocking Stuffers for Preschoolers

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Best Stocking Stuffers for Preschoolers.
Best Stocking Stuffers for Preschoolers

Not only are stockings the finishing touch when decorating for the holidays, they’re also sure to fill your home with a little extra holiday magic. Especially when kids wake up Christmas morning to find gifts from Santa carefully nestled inside. Stockings not only add a whimsical touch to your holiday decor—it turns out they also come in handy for gifting little bits and bobs that can be tricky to wrap.

Since there’s sort of a size restriction involved, picking the best gifts to fill your preschooler’s Christmas stocking requires a little more thought and creativity. More seasoned toddlers, if you will, kids this age are usually working on more advanced fine motor and cognitive skills and need toys that match their new abilities—think puzzles with trickier shapes and matching games to boost memory. They may also be busy learning letters and numbers in preparation for Kindergarten.

And because we’re parents ourselves, we’re pretty sure you don’t want a bunch of small toys with a short lifespan scattered around. Stocking stuffers can in fact be engaging, educational and long-lasting.

We’ve curated a list of our favorite stocking stuffers to keep your two- to five-year-old excited and occupied well past the holiday season.

Stocking Stuffers for Crafty Kids

Toys and art supplies to spark creativity.

Munchkin Bath Crayons.

Munchkin 
Bath Crayons

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Melissa & Doug  On the Go Water Wow! .

Melissa & Doug  
On the Go Water Wow!

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WonderfulChildKits Playdough to Go Sensory Jars.

WonderfulChildKits 
Playdough to Go Sensory Jars

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art2theextreme  Rainbow Rock Crayons.

art2theextreme 
Rainbow Rock Crayons

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Educational Insights Playfoam 8-Pack.

Educational Insights 
Playfoam 8-Pack

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Stocking Stuffers for Learning & Fun

Pint-sized toys that encourage learning through play.

Stocking Stuffers for Stylish Kids

Accessories for the coolest kids around.


Briana Engelbrecht

Assistant Editor

Briana Engelbrecht is Babylist’s Assistant Editor, where she brings her passion for early childhood development and the perinatal period, plus experience as a mom of two to Babylist articles and guides. She’s also a certified lactation counselor. A former preschool teacher, she loves children’s picture books, cats, plants and making things.

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