I often leave the stockings to last and am scrambling at the end to find something good to surprise them with. Thanks to all my awesome boy moms for these great ideas. Hope they make your last minute shopping a little easier! And….most of these would be fantastic for girls too. (All Items Linked)
Break Open Your Own Geodes: To be honest, I am SO excited about this stocking stuffer. I think it might even steal the show on Christmas morning…my boys LOVE rocks and in a rock hierarchy geodes are at the very top. $14.99
Pokemon Cards: Chances are your son has loved this, loves these now or will love these. They are the perfect size for a stocking. ($3 and up)
Uno: In my opinion, the easiest card game for families. If you don’t have it yet, now is the time. $6
Spot It: This is an AWESOME, quick game that is great for the whole family. The little ones are sometimes even better than the older ones. You can play with only two or you can involve the whole family. It is easy to understand and easy to love. (If you have very little ones, make sure you grab the jr. version). $11
Tin Can Puzzles: If you are a puzzle kind of family, these ones in the tin cans are darling and slip perfectly into a stocking! $16
Hexbugs $15-$80: These are mechanical bugs that you can fit with different types of armor and then watch them battle each other. Incredibly cool for every age. They offer small less expensive sets that are little, easy to use bugs or more complicated robot types that battle in large arenas. Pretty cool!
Stikbots: $6-$25: These crazy, bendable guys have suction on their feet and hands that make them the perfect boy toy and a great, inexpensive stocking stuffer. Stikbots also come with a cool app, green screen, and tripod so your kids can make their own stop animation videos…an electronic that teaches a new, creative skill.
Bathtub Crayons/Chalk: Who doesn’t love a good tubby? The more toys and stuff you can bring into the water the better! Great idea for a stocking. $8
Magic Towels: Another fun bath toy! $1-$8
Origami Paper: When my friend suggested origami paper, I had to giggle because there was a time my boys were super obsessed with origami. It is such a fun little hobby and if your boys love it, extra paper is always necessary.
Nerf Bullets: Please tell me you lose and break these as quickly as we do…there are literally never enough. $4-$20
Flashlights: This gift is both fun and purposeful. You can shine the light in your brother’s eye and make him scream, but you can also keep it in your nightstand in case of an emergency or power outage. This pack of 8 mini flashlights for $12 is a great deal.
Comics: You can try Archie or any of the other comic classics! $10
Cool Pens: Sword pens, syringe pens, multi colored pens, these are always a cool extra gift. $3-$15
Gyroscope: Who doesn’t love watching things spin? A pretty cool addition to a Christmas stocking. $8
iTunes gift card: My kids love being able to purchase their latest song obsession. These are great stocking stuffers.
Digital Timer Bookmark: I LOVE this idea! This bookmark keeps track of your child’s reading time…brilliant! No more guessing or asking, “How much longer?” They also have a version with a reading light here. Can’t wait to start using ours!($8.99)
Plastic Ninjas $8 for 42
These are always a hit. They are very inexpensive and a fun little pop at the bottom of the stocking
Matchbox Cars $19 for 20 cars
While older boys may not play with cars for long, it always surprises me how much they like getting a few in their stocking, plus it is a fun thing for older and younger boys to play together.
It seems like no one is too young to enjoy a few crisp dollar bills, $2 bills or silver dollars make things even more exciting. It is fun to give each child a few dollars to spend over the break or a little money roll to begin a savings account.