Depending on your budget, kids can be easy to buy presents for: They’ll have a list of gifts they want longer than your arm and most of them are going to be expensive. Stocking stuffers, on the other hand, can provide you with more viable and economical options.
Here are some of the best stocking stuffers you can get the smaller people in your life:
Gift Certificates To Their Favorite Stores
While gift certificates aren’t the warmest, fuzziest kinds of presents, they can be the most practical, especially if you’re buying for someone who is hard to please. Gift certificates also nearly always meet with the approval of the parents.
Small figurines are big with kids, but you have to know which ones are hot with them. Usually, these little dolls appeal to younger kids; however, if you’re going to grab something really collectible, it should be appropriate for any age. From action heroes of yesteryear to the latest little characters from movies, figurines are small enough for stockings, but cool enough for any kid.
Batteries For All The Toys They’ll Be Getting
You know the kids are going to get a hundred and one toys that need batteries, but hardly any toy comes with them. Do the kids a big favor, as well as their tired parents, and stuff the stockings with batteries. You could pick up an economy pack, so they’ll never run out of a certain popular type of battery, or buy a few of different kinds, so that all their electronic needs are met, no matter what gifts they receive.
Cold Hard Cash
Cash is really cool to kids, especially if they don’t often get their hands on it. Even a 10 dollar bill will get them excited, because it’s all their own. Pop some money into a card and stuff it in the stocking. They’ll be eternally grateful and consider you the coolest gift-giver ever.
Small Puzzles That Provide Endless Challenges
Most especially if the child you’re buying for spends way too much time on their cell phone, a challenging puzzle will make a great stocking stuffer. Consider the small, well-made wooden puzzles on the Ten Thousand Villages website, for example. They’re compact, solid and will provide any kid with hours of fun in a way that really gets their brains working.
If it’s within your budget and you’re familiar enough with the latest models, consider buying the special kids in your life electronic devices that can fit into stockings, like phones, chargers, cases or a camera. Some are pricier than others, but this is one category of gifts where kids are always looking for something.
Most of the time, kids hardly use the gifts they were so adamantly asking for before the holidays – they tend to use the items that are really thoughtful and distinctive and more often than not, those things fit snuggly into a stocking. Help them have happier holidays, by choosing the stocking stuffers they’ll love the most.