The holidays can be full of junk food and candies! While we usually treat our kids to some candy in their stockings, we also like to choose some other non-candy treats. As a kid, my family was always creative in finding neat little things to put in my stocking, and I remember those fun trinkets more than any candy. You may also have other obstacles you are working around, like a food allergy or child who is diabetic, where candy can be an issue. Regardless, there are so many great options for non-candy gifts!
Here are some ideas that don’t involve candy!
Card games & other small games
Arts & crafts items
Chapstick or lip balm
Ticket to an event
Play-doh, silly putty, slime
Bath toys, bath bombs, bath bubbles
Special writing implements (like a special pen) or erasers
Hair ties, barrettes
Scarf or hat
Mini figures (such as small plastic animals)
Mini Lego sets
For older kids – phone accessories like Popsockets, AirPod case, etc.