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!
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Here are some ideas that don’t involve candy!
Card games & other mini games
Arts & crafts items (pens, stampers, clay, etc)
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 legos, or small plastic animals)
For older kids – phone accessories like Popsockets, AirPod case, etc.
i have done so many of these for stocking stuffers and party take homes.. and they are always a hit..
tickets sound so wonderful too.. i am going to keep that in mind
These are excellent idea. My daughter enjoy as her art work, so I will be looking out for more art stuff for her.
Love these ideas! I do bath bombs in stockings every year!
This is such a great list! I honestly get stressed a little about their stockings. I feel so good when I finish their normal shopping and then I’m like uuughhhh I forgot about the dang stockings!
I’m just starting to find some ideas for stocking stuffer. I like the fidget toys suggestion as that’s my boy’s current obsession.
I definitely just picked up some small LEGO sets for our stockings yesterday!
All of these ideas are great. I hate getting my kids things that are just going to be thrown away. Things like art supplies and legos will be used and last!
These are great ideas! I hate that candy seems to be the default for stocking stuffers.
Love doing all of these for stocking stuffers and gifts! Fun to give and receive.
This is exactly what I needed. I wanted to do away with food and candies. Thank you for sharing these ideas for stocking stuffers. I think the kids would enjoy some slime and bubbles.
These are great! I love adding socks and books to my girls’ stockings
I am cutting the sugar. These are all great ideas and thanks for sharing.
I’m always looking for some fun stocking stuffers! We try to avoid having a stocking full of candy so these ideas are perfect!
Such a great list of stocking fillers. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Love these! My girls LOVE candy but I try to stick to one piece per holiday as a gift!
Thank for giving so much options aside from candies. While kids love sweets, I try to limit them into few pieces.
These are wonderful ideas! You just reminded me to include some art materials in my daughter’s stocking.
While candies are my favorite at this time ofnyear, would love to try these out.
Great ideas. My son loves figurines so I think he’ll get a few of those in his stocking.
These are such great ideas. I love throwing in non-candy items into the stocking. I always include stickers and poppers.
My son loves books and stickers, thanks so much for these ideas! Definitely better than too much candy.
These are all awesome ideas- we try not to do a lot of candy so always looking for suggestions.
These are great stocking stuffers ideas for kids. And for me, I preferred to have art and crafts for them.