Gift Guide

The Best Stocking Stuffers for Kids Under $50

written by THE EVERYMOM EDITORS

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Graphics by: Aryana Johnson
Graphics by: Aryana Johnson

Stockings are often filled with a collection of thoughtful, practical, fun, and affordable gifts. They’re also usually last on the holiday shopping list. To help, we rounded up the best stocking stuffers for babies, toddlers, kids, and teens. All gifts are sized to fit perfectly in (most) stockings with many coming as multi-packs so you can buy one set and split them up as separate stocking stuffers. Nearly every gift is priced under $50, with most under $30. Keep scrolling for the best stocking stuffers for kids in 2023.

Did you check your list twice and realize you still have more people to shop for? We’ve got you covered! Check out our entire holiday gift guide for even more ideas.

Amazon | Lou Lou Lollipop
Llama Teether

It really doesn’t seem to get any more precious than these sweet and charming 100% food-grade silicone baby teethers that come in shapes like fruits, tacos, sushi, foliage, or this darling little llama!

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Carter’s
Baby Snowman Knit Cap

An adorable addition to baby’s stocking, this lined Snowman knit hat will keep them cute and cozy all winter. Penguin and reindeer hats available too.

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Amazon | Firefly
Kids Toothbrush

This battery-powered toothbrush turns brushing into a game with lights, music, and verbal encouragement from Trolls character Princess Poppy. This helps littles brush the full two minutes and promotes healthy habits without the fuss.

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Fat Brain Toys
Boogie Board Sketch Pals

Give them unlimited doodling freedom with Boogie Boards—new woodland animals are out this year to infuse forest magic into the mix!

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Etsy | Shop Flower Lane
Handmade Personalized Crown

For dress-up, birthday parties, and more, anoint your little one with this delightful crown made of a soft fabric that they’ll never want to take off. Multiple colors available.

SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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Bombas
Youth Holiday Ankle Socks

These cozy socks come in warm wintery colors and are extra cushioned to support an eternity of play. If you have more than one stocking to stuff, this six-pack is great to divvy up.

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Nordstrom | Bauble Bar
Custom Friendship Bracelet

A defining 2023 trend thanks to celebs like Taylor Swift, this rainbow-threaded friendship bracelet takes on an entirely glamorous aesthetic with added gold for personalized lettering and size adjusting. Personalized items are final sale.

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Amazon | Wee Gallery
Stroller Cards

During your walks together, invite your little one to engage in mini adventures that are equally playful and thoughtful using these activity cards that include Q&A and “I see a…” prompts.

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Amazon | ergoPouch
Bedtime Affirmation Cards for Kids

Spark a fresh dimension of calm and uplift to your little one’s bedtime routine with these feel-good affirmation cards.

WOMEN-OWNED
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CVS
Hot Wheels Gift Set

Hot wheels enthusiasts will be thrilled with this gift set complete with 5 roaring cars ready to race.

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Etsy I Snazzie Bombs
Snowman Bath Bombs

Adorable mini snowmen make bath time more fun and festive! Sold in packs of 1 to 20.

SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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Etsy | Wonderful Child Kits
To-Go Sensory Jars

These on-the-go sensory jars come in different themes like unicorns, dinosaurs, and Disney characters and are a sure way to keep kids entertained.

SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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Etsy | Art 2 The Extreme
Personalized Name Crayons

Made with recycled crayons, these personalized gifts are a special stocking-sized gift.

SMALL BUSINESS | ECO-FRIENDLY | WOMEN-OWNED
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Walmart
Where’s Bluey? Search-and-Find Book

Have a kiddo who can’t get enough Bluey? They can certainly channel their passion into the pages of this clever little search-and-find book!

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Amazon | Meritxell Martí
Black and White Bilingual Board Book

This high-contrast Spanish bilingual learning board book for babies and toddlers has an adorable winter-themed cover.

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Etsy | MENGCACA
Custom Silicone Sippy Cup

Our little ones want to have their own cup and straw sets with personality just like we do, and this silicone one is great for preventing spills and creating soft landings.

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Amazon
WikkiStix Sensory Fidget Toy

Brimming with creative potential, this bright set of reusable molding and sculpting sticks gives kiddos a chance to explore all kinds of impressions that live in their imagination!

SMALL BUSINESS
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Uncommon Goods
Waving Dino Mittens

For a happy set of mittens, gift your little one this mint green dino pair–whenever they move their thumbs, the dinos wave! Could opposable thumbs have a cuter benefit?

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Amazon
Magic Tree-Lighting Snowflake Wand

Put holiday magic in your little’s hands with this special festive wand. Not only can it play music, but it can sync up to control your Christmas tree’s lights. Pro tip: reset your tree’s lights on Christmas Eve and have your kiddo illuminate the tree again on Christmas morning as a festive way to start the day!

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Amazon | LEGO
LEGO Polar Bears Set

Embrace your kiddo’s spirit for building with this merry arctic polar bears scene, complete with a colorful Christmas tree and gifts, a sled, and even a red scarf to keep one of the bears warm!

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Amazon | Tech Deck
Finger Skateboards

The ultimate kit for building, riding, flipping, and grinding with miniature boards that feature authentic graphics from skaters’ favorite skateboarding brands.

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Amazon | Fingerlings
Interactive Baby Unicorn

A new release in 2023, this Fingerling unicorn is an entertaining way to keep a glittery and animated little friend literally on-hand!

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Amazon | Jellycat
Hibernating Fox Stuffed Animal

Have you been seeing Jellycats everywhere this year, too? This hibernating little fox makes for the perfect companion to snuggle up with during slumber or story time.

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Kiko & GG
Wakka Retro Handheld Game

The flavor of retro gaming in a conveniently non-digital format–kids can enjoy a kaleidoscopic game of attempting to secure all of the rainbow hoops on the spikes. Extra ideal for fidgeters!

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Amazon
My First Bananagrams Game

The kid-size version of the popular word game Bananagrams will help young readers hone their skills while having fun.

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Camp
FDNY Vehicle Set

The gang’s all here for your kiddo to save the day by sending in this passionately red fleet of a helicopter, ambulance, police car, and two fire trucks.

WOMEN-OWNED
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Etsy | KB Created Co.
Personalized Hair Clip

Glam up your little one’s collection of hair accessories with this glitter-filled clip that includes personalized beads for her name and fun color options like mermaid galaxy or pink kaleidoscope.

SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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Melissa & Doug
Water-Reveal Coloring Pad

Our editors’ go-to mess-free (and screen-free!) activity for travel, going out to eat, and more with young kids. Grab a three-pack for your kids to share as gifts this holiday season.

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Amazon
Tamagotchi

Who wouldn’t be amused by receiving this eclectic pocket-sized digital pet that never goes out of style?! Available in tons of mesmerizing color combinations.

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Target
Sparkle Cove Polly Pocket Playset

For a taste of some ’90s nostalgia, this fantasy-filled Polly Pocket is its own mini universe of celestial wonder and unicorn joy!

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Kido Chicago
Eco Kids Toddler Finger Paints

Say goodbye to synthetic and potentially toxic-to-the-skin paints, and hello to these fruity eco-finger paints made with organic fruit and vegetable extracts.

BIPOC-OWNED | SMALL BUSINESS | ECO-FRIENDLY | WOMEN-OWNED
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Uncommon Goods
Erupting Dinosaur Bath Volcano

Bath time has never exploded with so much excitement! This volcano is completely submersible–once it is filled with a fizzy puck, it will erupt into a colorful lava meltdown and reveal a Cretaceous creature hiding inside.

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Amazon
Crocs Charms

Have a kiddo who’d love decking out their Crocs? These sports, gaming, and outer-space charms are definitely a bright way to let their personality shine.

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Ulta
Hotfix Hair Gems

Bedazzle hair with an assortment of gleaming gems by simply pressing them into place with a hair straightener. Five color options are available.

WOMEN-OWNED
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Loops
Face Mask Set

Pamper your teenager with this rejuvenating set of face masks. From Sunrise Service to Weekly Reset, each of the five masks focuses on a particular element of skin relief and beauty.

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Gisou
Honey-Infused Lip Oil

Treat lips to extravagance and hydration with this Mirsalehi Honey-infused lip oil. The company’s founder has learned the art and science of beekeeping, and the nutrient-rich result makes its golden debut here!

WOMEN-OWNED
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Amazon
Stocking Stuffer Mad Libs

Have a word wizard in your household? This hilarious book of holiday Mad Libs will get them flowing with festive wordplay.

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Uncommon Goods
Flipbook Kits

Create three diverse short stories by adding your own colorful designs to these pre-drawn flipbooks. You can choose kits that feature sports, art, rocket/robot, butterfly/frog, or T-Rex/Pteranodon.

ECO-FRIENDLY
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Amazon
Squishmallows Set

Squishmallows are still popular among kids from toddlers to teens. This pack comes with 10 mini Squishmallows, perfect for gifting all together or dividing into multiple stockings!

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Olive & June
Nail Art Pens

Tweens and teens can set up a manicure spa session at home with this metallic and cotton candy collection of nail colors—and they can use the double-sided tool to dream up the next trendy nail designs.

WOMEN-OWNED
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Target
Shrink Art Set

For Millennial parents who loved Shrinky Dinks as kids, this shrink art set will bring on the nostalgic fun.

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Amazon
Harry Potter UNO

UNO is a classic family game and we love that this edition is Harry Potter-themed, sprinkling in a spellbinding flair!

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CVS | Kitsch
Heatless Curling Set

A chic hair curling set for adding a bit of bounce to locks overnight. Plus, they’re satin, making them gentle on hair and comfortable enough to sleep in.

BIPOC-OWNED | ECO-FRIENDLY | WOMEN-OWNED
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Amazon | Calico Critters
Penguin Babies Ride ‘n Play Set

The sweetest animal figure play set from Calico Critters is perfect for doll houses and pretend play.

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Amazon | JBL
Portable Speaker

A compact speaker perfect for taking tunes or podcasts on the go. Plus, with JBL, it’s audio quality you can truly trust, even for its small size.

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Amazon
Portable Charger

For adding a practical gift into the mix, this portable power bank can give an iPhone some extra juice on-the-go! Be sure to check the specs to make sure it matches their iPhone version.

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Target | Crazy Aaron’s
Thinking Putty

A fidget-alternative, thinking putty can help kids concentrate, and rather than sticky slime, this putty won’t dry out or leave residue on your hands—plus, it’s fun! This version even changes colors.

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Amazon
Brilliant or BS? Game

An occasion where bluffing is 100% acceptable! In this lively and hilarious interactive game, the goal is to be as convincing as you can with your answers to an array of curious trivia questions. Best suited for ages 14+.

BIPOC-OWNED | SMALL BUSINESS
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the everymoms holiday gift guide 2023

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