50 Non-Toy Stocking Stuffers for Kids - Unique Gifter

50 Non-Toy Stocking Stuffers for Kids

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You don’t have to be a minimalist to appreciate that fewer toys mean less clutter, and less of a chance that you step on a piece of lego. There are all sorts of wonderful educational, consumable and generally non-toy stocking stuffers for kids. We’ve pulled together a list of over fifty stocking stuffer ideas and no, they aren’t all candy to get your children even more excited than they already are on Christmas morning.

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Fun and Unique Non-Toy Stocking Stuffers for Kids

And no, it’s not just a bunch of candy or lame things that kids don’t want. All these non-toy stocking stuffers are kid approved.

Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn, Movie Theater Butter Flavor, 3 Oz Sharing Bags, 30 Ct

Microwave Popcorn

Popcorn is one of my absolute favorites – buy a box and it works for the whole family. It’s even gluten-free! Extra points if you get kettle corn, it’s truly the best popcorn around.

Non-Toxic Jumbo Sidewalk Chalk - Round, Tapered Diameter Means They Won't Roll Away, Works Well On Chalkboard Paint, Concrete, Asphalt and More (100)

Sidewalk Chalk

Even in winter, sidewalk chalk can be hours and hours of creative fun for kids.

Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted, 2 oz. Cans, Multicolor, Ages 2 and Up (Amazon Exclusive)


Expand their creativity with some Play-Doh… this is a great gift for all ages, including adults!

Shuttle Art 136 Coloured Pencils , Soft Core Colouring Pencils Set for Adult Colouring Books, Doodling, Sketching, Drawing, Art Supplies

Colored Pencils

Oh the joys of coloring and creating art! Colored pencils make an excellent non-toy stocking stuffer.

Crayola Crayons 24 ct (Pack of 2)


I was always short red crayons, a few extra crayons would be a good addition to a young kid’s stocking.

Westcott Soft Handle Kids Scissors, Assorted Colors, 5-Inch Blunt, (14596)


From regular crafting scissors to pairs with fancy edges, there are oodles of fun choices out there.

Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum Bubble Blast 72 Ct


Gum has sugar, but isn’t quite the same as a stocking full of candy, right?

Certified Organic Garden Greens Vegetable Seeds - 8 Varieties of Heirloom, Non-GMO Salad Leafy Green Seed - Lettuce, Arugula, Swiss Chard, Kale, and Spinach for Planting Indoors Outdoors & Hydroponics

Garden Seeds

Inspire little gardeners to learn about the magic of botany with some garden seeds.

CamelBak Kids Eddy Insulated Water Bottle, Blue Sharks, 12oz

Water Bottle

A reusable water bottle to call their own, that keeps the water nice and cold and kiddos hydrated is a great gift.

One of my favs when it comes to practical non-toy stocking stuffers that are still fun for kid!

National Geographic Magazine


From Kid’s National Geographic to Treehouse, there are lots of great magazines full of pictures and educational content available for kids.

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From superheroes to rainbows and animals with ears, there are dozens of practical and fun umbrellas out there that would make a perfect non-toy stocking stuffer for kids. An awesome choice for those of us who live on the “wet coast.”

Amazer Kids Light Gloves Children Finger Light Flashing LED Warm Gloves with Lights for Birthday Light Party Christmas Xmas Dance Gifts for More Fun-Black


Keep their fingers warm in the dead of winter with some new gloves – this pair has glowing fingertips, how fun!

NIKE Men's U L91 Tech, Black White, Talla única


From a toque to a new ball cap, there are oodles of hats to suit every child.

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Pick out a sheet (or 10) of stickers for their art projects, decorating their things or sticking to their arms.

Chap-Ice® | Premium and Traditional Lip Balm for Chapped, Dry, or Windburned Lips | Beeswax Pocket Size Display - 50 Mini Sticks (0.10oz/3g)

Lip Chap

Keep their lips moist this winter with some new lip chap – you can find fun colors, too, if that’s what they’d love.

Fun Express - Superhero Baking Cups W/picks - Party Supplies - Serveware & Barware - Misc Serveware & Barware - 100 Pieces

Cupcake Liners

Whip up some new memories when you make cupcakes using their very own fun cupcake liners. Dollar stores usually have excellent selections.

Hanes Men's Ultimate FreshIQ Odor Control 6-Pack No-Show Socks, White, 6-12


Growing feet that are always on the move wear socks out and need more. Socks are really a perfect stocking stuffer for everyone.

Teenitor Elastic Hair Ties, Hair Accessories for Girls, Colorful Baby Elatic Hair Bands Set with Hair Clips

Hair Accessories

Bow, barrettes, headbands and even hair elastics make excellent stocking fillers for kids.

Crave Naturals Glide Thru Detangling Brush for Adults & Kids Hair - Detangler Brush for Natural, Curly, Straight, Wet or Dry Hair - Turquoise, 1 count

Hair Brush

Get a new tangle-free hairbrush for their stocking. There’s a lot of really fun styles available. Hairbrushes do wear out, a new one feels luxurious on the scalp.

Genuine Fred BONEHEAD Folding Brush and Comb, Fun Dinosaur Design, Hair Care Tool and Detangling Comb, Convenient for Travel and Diaper Bags, Fun Gift or Stocking Stuffer


This T-rex head comb is a fun shape.

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Find fun characters, flavors or even sparkles in a tube of kid’s toothpaste for their stocking this year.

Philips Sonicare for Kids 3+ Bluetooth Connected Rechargeable Electric Power Toothbrush, Interactive for Better Brushing, Turquoise, HX6321/02


Stormtroopers cleaning your teeth? Yes, please! A new toothbrush is perfect for the “something they need” item this Christmas.

COASION Kids Polarized Sunglasses TPEE Rubber Flexible Shades for Girls Boys Age 3-9 (Pink Frame/Grey Lens)


Protect their eyes with some UV-ray blocking sunglasses (yes, even in the winter). From superheroes to stylish just like yours, kids’ sunglasses come in a wide range of styles.

Melissa & Doug Jumbo Coloring Pad (11 x 14 inches) - Animals, 50 Pictures - Animal Coloring Book, Art Paper For Kids Painting And Drawing

Coloring Book

While coloring books are all the rage for adults, they are still very much a creative outlet for kids!

Polytree Printed Canvas Change Coin Purse Holder Zip Mini Wallet - 5

Change Purse / Wallet

Help your child manage their money with a new change purse or wallet.   

World map Poster The World in Watercolours (36'x24')

Map Poster

Learn the geography of your country, region or the world with a map poster.

WEBSUN Metal Set of 8 Reusable Stainless Steel Drinking Straws For Tumbler with Cover, 2 Cleaning Brushes Included


Make every day a straw day and eliminate the wasted plastic of disposable straws with their very own stainless straw.

This set even has bendy sections – the best part of straws!

Kids Bath Bombs with Surprise Toys Inside (6 Pack) - Releases Color & Bubbles, Won’t Stain Tub, Moisturizing, USA Made, Birthday Gift for Kids - Large Bath Bomb for Girls & Boys by Two Sisters

Bubble Bath

Fun colored bath bombs are a nice treat for kids -, especially for pre-teens.

Kid's Kit: Magnetic Words for Creative Fun and Learning! (Magnetic Poetry Kids)

Magnetic Poetry

Magnetic poetry is the next level beyond letter magnets – arranging sentences and learning more words. There are many versions, from unicorn lovers to Spanish vocabulary!

East top Diatonic Harmonica Key of B, 10 Holes 20 Tones 008K Diatonic Blues Harp Mouth Organ Harmonica with Blue Case, Standard Harmonica For Adults, Professionals and Students

Recorder or Harmonica

Learn the basics of music with a recorder or a harmonica as a stocking stuffer.

Speedo Unisex-Adult Swim Goggles Mirrored Vanquisher 2.0, Black/Gold


Spend more time splashing around in the pool or exploring in the lake with a new set of goggles.

Kids chopsticks for kids children beginner adults toddler training chopsticks with reusable helper (Bears 5-Pack)


Learn how to use chopsticks from a young age with a set of fun character learning chopsticks.

Nokero N233 Solar Powered Lantern: Rechargeable Outdoor Hiking, Reading, & Roadside Camping Gear Light - Bright, Compact, Lithium Battery Torch - Durable Weatherproof Survival Kit & Tent Flashlight

Solar Light

These solar lights charge easily, making them a fun study in electronics, backup light during a power outage, perfect for building blanket forts and reading under the covers.

VTech Write and Learn Creative Center , White

Magnetic Drawing Board

This is the no-mess version of coloring – no risk of crayons on the wall and no endless trail of paper throughout the house.

BIRCH's Oval Shoelaces 27 Colors Half Round 1/4' Shoe Laces 4 Different Lengths (56' (142cm) - XL, Blue)


Are their shoelaces falling apart, or maybe some silver laces would be a fun touch to add to their shoes?

Epitomie PowerSkip Jump Rope with Memory Foam Handles and Weighted Speed Cable - Solar Orange

Jump Rope

A classic playground toy that helps lead to a lifetime of fitness.

Eagle Owl Electric Pencil Sharpener, Cute Cartoon Animal Design, Battery Operated (Owl)

Pencil Sharpener

This cute owl makes a great partner for new colored pencils. There’s also a giant nose pencil sharpener that’s hilarious! “Don’t stop sticking pencils up that nose.”

Glow in The Dark Stars for Ceiling - Includes Installation Putty, Bonus Moon and Star Constellation Guide, Only Glow in The Dark Stars Powered by Illumaglow2.0

Glow in the Dark Stars

Use glow in the dark stars to decorate their room and learn about the constellations!

cofuo Kids Digital Sport Waterproof Watch for Girls Boys, Kid Sports Outdoor LED Electrical Watches with Luminous Alarm Stopwatch Child Wristwatch


Learning how to tell time is an excellent life skill, especially with an analog watch.

Astronaut Foods Freeze-Dried Ice Cream Sandwich, NASA Space Dessert, Neapolitan, 6 Count

Astronaut Ice Cream

Pretend they are in outer space with a package of astronaut ice cream in their stocking this year.

Wilton Animal Cookie Cutter Set, 50-Piece, Plastic

Cookie cutters in shapes and styles that fit their interests are easy to find online these days.

iMagniphy Powerful Magnifying Glass with Light- Senior Citizen Gifts- 5X & 10X Handheld Magnifying Glass with 2 Interchangeable Lenses- Lighted Magnifier for Seniors with Macular Degeneration

Magnifying Glass

See what you can find in the carpet, or the texture of the chimney, or the patterns in snowflakes with a new magnifying glass this winter.

Origami Paper 500 Sheets Premium Quality for Arts and Crafts 6' Square Sheets 20 Vibrant Colours Same Colour on Both Sides 100 Design Ebook Included (See Back of Cover for Download info)

Origami Paper

Thanks to the internet, it is very easy to find how-to directions for origami shapes. Plus, the paper is lots of fun for a multitude of crafts.

Metallic Temporary Tattoos, KissDate 150+ Henna & Boho Designs in Gold Silver Black, Fake Glitter Jewelry Tattoos- Bracelets, Necklaces, Wrist, Anklets and Armbands(8 Sheets)

Temporary Tattoos

Temporary tattoos are a fun idea, especially for a kid who wants to match mommy or daddy’s tattoos!

ZIPIT Monster Pencil Pouch for Boys | 3-Ring Binder Pencil Case | Large Capacity Pen Case for School (Green)

Pencil Pouch

This is a fun monster pencil pouch – you can even fill it with new crayons or colored pencils. There are oodles of choices for fun pencil pouches for school or home craft tables.

Beeliss Toddler Boys Slippers Cartoon Puppy Crochet Shoes (6-7 M US Toddler, Grey/Blue)


Cozy up this Christmas with a new pair of slippers in their stockings… or do stockings go in slippers?

Goodful Stackable Lunch Box Container, Bento Style Food Storage with Removeable Compartments for Sandwich, Snacks, Toppings & Dressing, Leak-Proof and Made without BPA, 56-Ounce, Sage

Lunch Container

Pick out a new lunch container they can call their own.

HIPHOP PANDA Baby Washcloths, Rayon Made from Bamboo - 2 Layer Ultra Soft Absorbent Newborn Bath Face Towel - Reusable Baby Wipes for Delicate Skin - White, 6 Pack

Novelty Washcloth

Perfect for younger kids, a novelty washcloth in a fun character shape will make bath time more entertaining.

KUUQA 36 Pieces Thank You Notes Cards with 36 Envelopes and 36 Stickers For Mother's Day Thanksgiving Day Greeting Card(6 Designs)

Thank You Notes

Give them a leg up on thanking Grandma this year with a set of Thank You Notes.

Midwest Sand Beach Christmas Tree Hanging Resin Christmas Ornament (2 inch)

Christmas Ornament

Start creating a collection of their very own ornaments by adding one to their stocking each year. It’s a great non-toy stocking stuffers family Christmas tradition to start.

Tonka Bandages - First Aid Supplies - 100 per Pack


Find a box of bandaids starring their favorite superhero, cute flowers or their current cartoon obsession. Kids always seem to need another bandaid to make the boo-boo all better.

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