33 Stocking Stuffers That Aren’t Plastic or Candy

In Christmases past, I have always relied on the ol’ standbys for stocking stuffers — cheap, plastic junk or edibles that take up space. In the end, the stocking-stuffer pile looked like the dollar store yakked in our living room. This year, I thought I would come up with Christmas stocking stuffer ideas that are neither plastic nor candy. Please share your own ideas in the comments!

1. Card games (Go Fish, Old Maid, Uno, etc.)

2. Hair flair
3. Nail polish
4. Emory board
5. Nail polish remover
6. Matchbox cars 
7. Camelbak water bottle

8. A “money sandwich” (put cash between two pieces of bread)
9. Character toothbrushes
10. Character toothpaste
11. Magic pen books
12. Animated animal spa masks

13. Mini craft kits
14. Mittens
15. Wacky socks
16. Winter hat
17. Dust mop slippers
18. Play-Doh

19. Mad Libs
20. Sidewalk chalk
21. Dolly-and-me jammies
22. Construction utensils

23. Sticker earrings 
24. Miniature journal
25. Earbuds
26. Personalized name labels
27. Movie tickets
28. Bath bombs
29. Batteries
30. Rolled up kids’ magazine (National Geographic Kids, Highlights)

31. Balsa wood toy airplanes
32. Disposable camera
33. Individually wrapped undies

What are some of your favorite stocking stuffers?

After an illustrious career in politics (including stints on Capitol Hill and on a presidential campaign) and then reinsurance (yeah, that was a career change), Emily decided to once again make a bold move and stay at home after her first daughter was born. Daughter number two came shortly thereafter, and when daughter number three made her debut it became an official girl tribe! The Fahle girls keep super busy and active exploring their beloved town of Scituate and all that Boston and the South Shore have to offer! Emily is currently experiencing getting along with an infant who believes mom is a Holstein, a preschooler who is smarter than her, and a 2-year-old who has drama in her veins. Emily never knew coffee and wine would be such an essential part of her day.