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.