It is not easy to pick stocking stuffers for children that have longevity. Every store has an aisle of them. Last year, I had twins that were 5-months-old and a 3-year-old. I felt like I was on top of it, but in actuality, I was in survival mode. I walked down the stocking stuffer aisle and tossed junk into my cart. When I reached the register, I was shocked at how much I spent. Three days after Christmas, most of them were in the trash or broken. This year, I made a conscious effort to plan ahead. I researched and put as much thought into the stocking stuffers as I did with the other toys I am buying for Christmas. These toys will become part of your daily play and not the trash! Here are some I own, some I ordered, and ones I know you will love! Check out the amazing reviews by clicking on the pictures below to get yours!
My twins are constantly playing with cars and trucks. The first set of friction powered cars are super popular. The reviews are amazing, so I ordered them! I took them to a 3-hour long doctor appointment and all 3 of my boys were obsessed! They loved the moving pieces on them. I love that they don’t require batteries and are super durable. I also ordered the remote-control car. They also have We saw a toddler and his grandfather at the park a couple of weeks ago playing with them. Every single child at the park came over to watch them play with this. They even let the kids try them out. All the kids at the park were loving these fast, durable cars! My 4-year-old will definitely be taking this from the twins!
You know I love a good theme. There are so many easels out there but this one stole my teacher heart! We have had it for almost 4 years. It is easy to wipe off and great for strengthening the muscles needed for writing!
We have fights over this phone and the music box almost daily. The music box has saved me on so many occasions. It is so reasonably-priced and will be your BFF in Target! Now order that Starbucks and enjoy shopping without a toddler screaming.
Clothing and Accessories-
A physical therapist once told me about the importance of new walkers going barefoot indoors. This builds muscles in the foot and strengthen the arch. I don’t want my twins cold, so I found the perfect solution. Footless sleepers! If it is a day we are able to stay at home, my kids change out of their pajamas with feet and into the footless ones. I love how they keep them warm in the winter, they are comfortable, and they allow my toddlers to walk without slipping. These are a game changer!
If you plan on letting your child play in the snow, invest in good mittens. The ones with the long band around the wrist stop the snow from coming into their gloves. The first time my son was old enough to play in the snow, I put on “normal” gloves. We went outside to play and there was snow inside his gloves within two minutes. When you spend that much time getting them ready, you want to be sure they are warm and ready for fun! Snow angels are waiting!
Time to Eat
We have had the first set of cups for over 2 years and are great for transitioning from sippy cups to big kid cups. They only let water out when a child is sipping from it. They are fantastic! The reviews are off the chart. The Nemo sippy cups come in several different styles and characters. We have had our Nemo cups for 4 years. They are super easy to clean and have stood the test of time. These bibs are on my holiday wish list! My 15-month-old twins are usually covered in their food while learning to use utensils at mealtime. These forks and spoons are easy to use and our twins’ favorites! Another practical stocking stuffer for babies and toddlers is food. I am adding puffs, melts, and applesauce pouches to my twins’s stockings.
If you are looking for gift ideas for 6-month babies, you can get some great ideas here. I have gift ideas for a one-year-old, two-year-olds, and 3-4 year-olds as well! Here are stocking stuffers for 3 years and up, and tweens and teens! I hope this takes a little bit of stress off of your plate this year!