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Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Best Stocking Stuffers for Kids

2020-11-30 by Melissa & Doug
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They may be small and inexpensive, but stocking stuffers can still bring big joy to kids! Here, we have compiled 10 of our favorite stocking stuffer toys and gifts for the babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and 5+ kids in your life. Plus, you can find even more Gifts That Wow and Seasonal Toys for all ages in our Melissa & Doug Holiday Shop!

10 Great Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Babies, Toddlers & Big Kids

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  1. Scratch Art Mini Notes
    Scratch Art Holiday Mini Notes Image

    Age: 4+
    Why it’s a great gift for kids: Creative kids can jot notes, etch doodles, and make their own exciting masterpieces with Mini Scratch Art Notes. Includes 125 Rainbow Mini Notes, a wooden stylus, and a handy “desktop dispenser” box to keep it all organized.
    Sweet detail: Thread a piece of yarn through the hole in the top to make an ornament!
    Skills: Creativity
  2. Soft Activity Book – Whose Feet?
    Soft Activity Book - Whose Feet? Image

    Age: 1+ months
    Why it’s a great gift for kids: Babies will love interacting with the squeaking, crinkling, foot-filled cloth book as they help Crocodile find his feed!
    Sweet detail: The cloth book is machine-washable
    Skills: Language, social-emotional

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  3. Water Wow! Animals – On the Go Travel Activity
    Water Wow! Animals - On the Go Travel Activity

    Age: 3+
    Why it’s a great gift for kids: Take this no-mess, reusable paint-with-water coloring book wherever you go, and kids will always have a screen-free play option on hand! Color in the scenes then let the page dry to erase the pictures and fill it in again and again. This animal-themed book includes four scenes to color, and a search-and-find activity for each scene.
    Sweet detail: The chunky-sized water pen is easy for kids to hold and stores neatly right in the front cover.
    Skills: Fine motor

    Shop other Water Wow! activity pad themes, including dinosaur, safari, fairy tale, under the sea, and more >

  4. Design Your Own Bracelets
    Design Your Own Bracelets Image

    Age: 4+
    Why it’s a great gift for kids: Kids will enjoy making bracelets for themselves and maybe even giving some away to others! This jewelry-making set includes four two-sided kids’ bracelets, with a different shimmering color on each side. Just add the included sparkle-gem and glitter stickers to fill each one with flowers, hearts, butterflies, stars, loops, and swirls.
    Sweet detail: Bracelets are reversible and adjustable —wear one or a bunch!
    Skills: Fine motor, creativity
  5. Puffy Stickers Play Set: Princess
    Puffy Stickers Play Set: Princess Image

    Age: 4+
    Why it’s a great gift for kids: These reusable puffy stickers are perfect for grab-and-go playtime anywhere! Kids can layer the 67 stickers onto the double-sided background board to fill four royal settings with glamorous princesses, outfitted in mix-and-match ball gowns, jewelry, scepters, shoes, and crowns. It’s a great way for kids to tell a royal story from their own imagination!
    Sweet detail: A diecut handle makes this kids’ sticker activity set great for travel to neighboring kingdoms!
    Skills: Fine motor, storytelling

    Shop all Puffy Stickers Play Sets in different themes >

  6. Puffy Stickers Play Set: Pirate
    Puffy Stickers Play Set: Pirate Image

    Age: 4+
    Why it’s a great gift for kids: These reusable puffy stickers are filled with swashbuckling appeal! Pick your pirate stickers (51 to choose from!) and launch a tale of peril and adventure! Layer the puffy stickers onto the double-sided background board to fill a pirate ship or desert island with buccaneers, then add treasure, sea creatures, hooks, cutlasses, daggers, and more to fill in the scene.
    Sweet detail: The sturdy background board (with built-in handle!) folds to neatly store it all away.
    Skills: Fine motor, storytelling

    Shop all Puffy Stickers Play Sets in different themes >

  7. Drawing Pad
    Drawing Pad Image

    Age: 3+
    Why it’s a great gift for kids: This crisp, clean, premium white bond paper will inspire kids to fill the blank canvas with their creativity and imagination! Use everything from pencils, crayons and markers to chalk, watercolors, and poster paints on this quality paper.
    Sweet detail: Pages tear out cleanly for sharing or display
    Skills: Creativity

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  8. Water Wow! Pet Mazes
    Water Wow! Pet Mazes Image

    Age: 4+
    Why it’s a great gift for kids: This animal maze-themed book includes four animal-shaped maze challenges, scenes to color, and a search-and-find activity for each scene. Using the refillable water pen, kids can complete the mazes, let the pages dry, then do them again and again!
    Sweet detail: The sturdy Water Wow! activity books travel well.
    Skills: Fine motor
  9. Reusable Sticker Pad – Vehicles
    Reusable Sticker Pad - Vehicles Image

    Age: 3+
    Why it’s a great gift for kids: This reusable sticker pad will be something kids come back to again and again as they explore using the 165 cling-style sticker to create their own busy airport, train tracks, harbor, construction site, or roadway! The colorful, kid-friendly stickers, which are organized by theme, stick and remove easily from the five background scenes.
    Sweet detail: Pages pull out cleanly so it’s easy to share this activity with other children.
    Skills: Fine motor, storytelling

    Shop all reusable sticker pads in different themes >

  10. Created by Me! Flower Magnets
    Created by Me! Flower Magnets Image

    Age: 4+
    Why it’s a great gift for kids: This all-inclusive kit includes four three-dimensional flower magnets in different designs, four pots of paint, a paintbrush, and 12 gem stickers. Fun for kids four and older to do on their own or with friends, these crafts make special keepsakes or gifts.
    Sweet detail: Includes glitter glue to add extra sparkle!
    Skills: Creativity

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Looking for more of the best gift ideas for kids of all ages?
Shop the Holiday Shop >
Shop Gifts That Wow! >
Shop Stocking Stuffers >
Shop Seasonal Toys >
Go to our Gift Guide for Babies >
Go to our Gift Guide for Toddlers & Kids >
Go to our Gift Guide for Kids 5 & Older >

Happy holidays!

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