30+ Amazon Stocking Stuffers for Christmas Morning
One of our favorite things to do on Christmas morning is to sit in the living room and open stockings together as a family! Santa still comes to our house and something about those little presents from the North Pole is so magical, and I cherish the fact that we’re still young enough to enjoy them! If Santa still comes to YOUR house and you’re curious what kind of treasures my kids get in their stockings… this post is for you!! (Note: Santa will occasionally include gifts for the adults in the family so some of those items are listed below as well…)
We love how this kinesthetic sand works. This brand stays together really well and the kids play with it the way they would playdough. It has an amazing texture if you’ve never seen this kind of thing.
I’m pretty sure I mentioned these last year, but they’re the best and have a couple different versions. They’re simply cards with lovely pictures on them, but your kids can draw a card and include that picture in a story they’re making up. The next child can draw the next card and use THAT picture to add a detail to the story. So on and so on.
My girls love these. They’re cute and fun but also made of metal so they don’t snap if they’re stepped on or pulled too wide.
As a rule, I don’t the idea of makeup on children. They’ll have plenty of time in life to wear things like blush and lipstick, but I get that it’s a really fun part of make believe. SO… we’ve introduced pretend makeup and they LOVE it.
For kids who might have an inclination towards fidgeting… things like these motion bubblers can be really soothing and give them some place to focus attention. I have a bin of items like this for the kids to reach for if they’re feeling a little wiggly!
Again, I think this is something I’ve mentioned before but I have one of these games in my purse for restaurants or other times when we might be stuck waiting somewhere. You draw two cards and try to find the one picture that is on both cards. The first person to see it collects the cards. Be warned, your mind will be blown if you try to figure out how they make these.
We love getting art and craft supplies, so these magic color changing markers are perfect for Santa!
Oliver was given one of these at a birthday party and loved it. The ball will hover a few inches above your hand without going too high or needing to be controlled like a drone.
Every year I’m tempted by one of these watches, and this year I added it to our cart. I can’t tell you much about them, but they seem like a fun little gadget for the kids without being too much like a video game, etc.
This was a favorite when I had a classroom. It’s a logic game so another great choice for kids who might have a lot of energy during these short winter days. The goal is to arrange your ‘traffic’ as shown on the card and then maneuver your car out of the board by moving each vehicle around the ‘city’.
These bring me right back to my youth and I remember LOVING this little science experiment.
I picked up a box of these for Thanksgiving, and all the kids loved them. You can scratch away the black to make a picture or… as my kids typically did… just scrape away all the black revealing the rainbow paper underneath. Whatever floats your boat!
Oliver got these one year and has set up an entire constellation on the ceiling in his room. Always kind of magical when the lights are out.
Just because. Your kids will get a kick out this… at least mine did!
Warning. This involves noise. Lots of it. But it’s portable and not as bad as a kazoo and kids tend to enjoy.
This is in my Amazon cart as well. My children love the traditional version but sometimes it’s hard for the younger ones to coordinate their hand with their brain and it can be frustrating.
Another that may or may not end up in the Smith house. Looked like fun!
These are another great portable option for arts and crafts. I have a tupperware of rubber stamps in our craft closet and these ones from Melissa and Doug really hold up over time.
These take some parental assistance but every child deserves the chance to watch shrinkie dinks shrink. It’s a right of passage and so satisfying!
Another… just because.
These smaller lego sets are how my kids started with Legos. Same process but not nearly as overwhelming as the larger sets which I love. My goal with kids is to have them play independently so legos can be a challenge if too difficult. These are great.
I pick up rogue socks every hour on the hour over here. So they are always useful and Santa know what’s up.
Sure… this isn’t the most exciting gift to open, but you KNOW it’s always useful. I just got a set of these for my kids to use with their Kindle and their Amazon Echo. We labeled each one with the kids’ names and then labeled a cord for them as well (see below).
I like these ones with flexible braided cord… they seem to hold up better and the length is great.
These were another thing I had on hand at Thanksgiving and everyone had so much fun wit them! Everyone made silly faces for each animal.
This is a little larger than the other items, but it comes in a poster tube so easy enough to tuck somewhere. I love the collaboration that comes with any large project so these poster size coloring pages are always a favorite with our family.
The loop of these beads is more like a bracelet just to give you a sense of size… but I LOVE the texture of the tassel and the color of the beads and hang these on hooks or doorknobs or just wrap around the neck of a decorative jar.
Why flashlights are so much fun for kids, I guess I’ll never know. But they are. These are fairly inexpensive and small so they’re great for children to manhandle.
My mother in law gave these to each of the kids last year and they work as radios, clocks, intercoms, and fact checkers. All of them big kids love theirs and they’re a great way to avoid listening to whatever the latest Kidz Bop hit song is every afternoon!