32 Best Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers and Babies

Our favorite stocking stuffers to light up their faces on Christmas morning.
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By Lynsey Eidell, Contributing Writer
Updated November 11, 2022
32 Best Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers and Babies
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The toys under the tree may garner all the glory, but sometimes it’s the stuff in the stockings that make Christmas morning extra joyous. The best baby and toddler stocking stuffers are small but mighty: They should be fun and interactive, and some kind of educational aspect never hurts either. It’s also beneficial to keep things age-appropriate and safe (to avoid any choking hazards), which is especially important for the baby and toddler crowd.

If this seems like a North Pole-sized challenge, don’t stress: We’ve rounded up our favorite stocking stuffers for toddlers and babies of all ages. Ready to be the ultimate Santa come Christmas Day? Scroll down and scoop up some of our favorites.

Best Stocking Stuffers for Babies

Good news: The under-1-year-old crowd is typically pretty easy to please. Whether it’s a new holiday-themed lovey, a cheerful Christmas rattle or something to soothe their teething gums, these are our favorite stocking stuffers for babies.

Stuffed Toy Candy Cane

Jellycat Amusable Candy Cane Stuffed Toy

A candy cane is a classic stocking stuffer for kids—but sugary treats aren’t the best option for infants. Luckily, this quirky stuffed toy is a great alternative. The cheerful candy cane toy is soft, squishy and suitable from the get-go. Age rating: 0 years+

Christmas Tree Toy

Skip Hop Oh Christmas Tree Jitter Stroller Toy
Oh Christmas Tree Jitter Stroller Toy
Image: Skip Hop
Buying Options
Skip Hop | $10

Help baby get into the holiday spirit with this festive stroller toy, which easily fits into stockings—not to mention strollers and carriers. Your little one can pull the ring to see the Christmas tree shake, and squeeze the plush texture and crinkle fabric for sensory play. Age rating: 0 years+

Christmas Teething Bib

Carter’s Baby’s First Christmas Teething Bib
Baby First Christmas Teething Bib
Image: Carter's
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Carter’s | $4

The perfect stocking stuffers for babies in their drooling and teething phase? A bib, of course! This sweet bib, complete with easy snap closures and a holiday motif, is a lovely momento for baby’s first Christmas. Age rating: 0 to 24 months.

Holiday Wrist Rattles

Infantino Go Gaga! Holiday Wrist Rattles
Infantino Go gaga Holiday Wrist Rattles Milk And Cookie
Image: Target
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Target | $4.99

Let your little one make some holiday music of their own with these milk-and-cookie-themed wrist rattles. Attach the soft, wearable rattles to baby’s wrists or ankles for tons of fun, play and Christmas cheer. Age rating: 0 years+

Reindeer Rattle Toe Socks

Mud Pie Reindeer Rattle Toes Socks
Mud Pie Childrens Christmas Rattle Toes Reindeer
Image: Amazon

Bring all new meaning to the term “twinkle toes” with these cheerful socks. They feature two jolly Rudolphs, a candy cane stripe and a built-in rattle—what better way to get baby in the holiday spirit? Age rating: 0 to 12 months.

Christmas Teething Toys

Anditoy My First Christmas Teething Toys
Anditoy Four Pack Christmas Teething Toys My First Christmas Teether for Three to Twelve Months
Image: Amazon
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Amazon | $10.99

Babies love anything they can put in their mouths—especially when they’re teething. Soothe their sore gums and lift their holiday spirits simultaneously with this four pack of Christmas teething toys. The teethers are made of food-grade silicone (to withstand tiny jaws chewing on them) and come in an adorable assortment of shapes, including a snowflake, snowman, Christmas tree and reindeer. Age rating: 3 to 12 months.

Polar Bear Blankie

Make Believe Ideas Snuggables Polar Bear Crinkle Blankie
Make Believe Ideas Snuggables Polar Bear Crinkle Blankie
Image: Target
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Target | $5.99

This sweet sensory blankie will quickly become your little one’s favorite, thanks to its ribbon tags for tugging, crinkle sounds that stimulate hearing and soft textures for them to cuddle up with. Plus, the cute polar bear design is guaranteed to bring smiles and snuggles well past the holiday season. Age rating: 1 month+

Christmas-Scented Bubble Bath

Tubby Todd Cranberry Mandarin Bubble Bath
Tubby Todd Cranberry Mandarin Bubble Bath
Image: Tubby Todd
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Tubby Todd | $46

Besides being just clean fun, this festive bubble bath is scented with tart cranberry and juicy mandarin. Better yet, it’s cruelty-free and made using natural fragrances. Practical stocking stuffers for toddlers that smell divine? Sign us up!

Best Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers

Toddlers can be a tricky crowd to shop for: They’re just starting to develop their own preferences and personalities, and are also sponges for information and experiences. Fill their holiday cups with these fun stocking stuffers for toddlers.

Best Stocking Stuffers for 1-Year-Olds

Christmas Book Set

Chunky 3 Pack Christmas Books by Roger Priddy

This Christmas collection of three board books will become a fast favorite of your toddler’s. They’ll love turning the thick pages and seeing the jolly illustrations in these holiday stories, which include Jingle Bells! and Ho! Ho! Ho! Plus, their miniature size is not only perfect for little hands, but also for fitting in stockings. Age rating: 0 to 3 years.

Snowman Stacking Toy

Pearhead Snowman Stack Toy Set
Pearhead Snowman Stack Toy Set
Image: Target
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Target | $14.99

Let your toddler practice their fine motor skills while also feeling the spirit of the season with this adorable snowman stacker toy. The best part is that it doubles as holiday decor when your toddler is done playing—now that’s a stocking stuffer for 1-year-olds that we can get on board with! Age rating: 12 months+

Snowflake Socks Gift Box

Bombas Toddler Snowflake Gripper Calf Sock 4-Pack Gift Box
Bombas Toddler Snowflake Gripper Calf Sock Four-Pack Gift Box
Image: Bombas
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Bombas | $38

Those little toes will love these snowflake socks from Bombas, which have a seamless toe and gripper bottoms (perfect for those wobbly walkers). We especially love that for every pair of Bombas purchased, a pair of socks is donated to a child in need, making this a stocking stuffer for toddlers you can feel good about giving. Age rating: 1 to 5 years.

Beeswax Crayons

Honeysticks Original Beeswax Crayons
Honeysticks Original
Image: Maisonette

Unleash the inner artist in your 1-year-old with these natural beeswax crayons. Their jumbo size makes it easy for tiny hands to grip and scribble, but also impossible to break (a coloring win-win). And parents don’t have to worry if these crayons accidentally get chewed on, since they’re made with 100 percent New Zealand beeswax and food grade ingredients. Age rating: 12 months+

Christmas Bath Toys

Elegant Baby Christmas Bath Squirties
Elegant Baby Christmas Bath Squirties
Image: Bed, Bath, & Beyond

Bath time will become extra fun with this set of five festive bath toys, which makes great stocking stuffers for 1-year-olds. Featuring a Santa, snowman, Christmas tree, Rudolph and stack of presents, these squeezable bath toys will keep your toddler cheerful far beyond the holiday season. Age rating: 6 months+

Silicone Stacking Bees Toy

Fat Brain Toys Dizzy Bees

Tots will be buzzing on Christmas Day thanks to this fun, tactile toy. Three silicone bees connect magnetically to stack atop the honeycomb base. Kids can spin them, wobble them and pull them apart to explore each one. Talk about an endlessly entertaining stocking stuffer for 1-year-olds! Age rating: 10 months to 5 years.

Plush and Book Bundle

How The Grinch Stole Christmas Plush and Book Bundle
How The Grinch Stole Christmas Plush and Book Bundle
Image: Kohl's

It’s never too early to introduce your little one to the holiday classics. Make story time festive by stuffing their stocking with this book-and-lovey duo, which includes a copy of the Dr. Seuss classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas and a snuggly Grinch teddy. Age rating: 0 years+

Winter Hat and Mittens Set for Toddler

Old Navy Unisex Fair Isle Pom-Pom Trapper Hat & Mittens Set for Toddler
Unisex Fair Isle Pom Pom Trapper Hat And Mittens Set for Toddler
Image: Old Navy
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Old Navy | $19.99

Stocking stuffers for 2-year-olds that are cute as they are functional are sure to please both parents and toddlers alike. This pom-pom hat with a snowflake motif and matching red mittens will keep your little one both warm and stylish this winter season.

Best Stocking Stuffers for 2-Year-Olds

Toy Christmas Tree Truck

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Toy Christmas Tree Truck
Toy Christmas Tree Truck Hearth and Hand with Magnolia
Image: Target
Buying Options
Target | $14.99

Set the holiday scene with this classic wooden red pickup truck toy and miniature Christmas tree. Not only does it make for fun four-wheeled adventures, but it also doubles as festive holiday decor—bringing the Christmas spirit to any kids’ room or playroom. Age rating: 18 months+

Santa Board Book

Peek-a-Flap Ho! Ho! Ho! Board Book by Holly Berry Byrd

Make storytime both interactive and festive with this holiday board book, which will take your toddler on a journey all the way to the North Pole. The book has 12 extra-chunky flaps (to prevent rips and tears) that reveal holiday surprises and help expose your toddler to new words and ideas. Age rating: 0 to 3 years.

Reindeer Slippers

Gap Toddler Cozy Reindeer Slippers
Gap Toddler Cozy Reindeer Slippers
Image: Gap
Buying Options
Gap | $34.95

Your tot’s toes will be both festive and furry in these adorable reindeer slippers. The cozy faux fur slippers feature a soft sole (perfect for young walkers), and the reindeer detail is as charming as it is cheerful, making them ideal stocking stuffers for 2-year-olds.

Christmas Coloring Activity Book

Christmas Dot Markers Activity Book
Christmas Dot Markers Activity Book
Image: Amazon
Buying Options
Amazon | $6.99

Let your 2-year-old feel like an artist with this dot marker activity book. Your kiddo can use dot markers (another great stocking stuffer item!) to complete 45 different holiday-themed coloring pages, from Santa Claus to Rudolph and more. The toddler stocking stuffer will keep them entertained for hours! Age rating: 1 to 5 years.

Holiday Play-Doh Pack

Play-Doh Holiday Pack
Play-Doh Holiday Pack Model Kit
Image: Amazon

Need multiple toddler stocking stuffers? This Play-Doh holiday pack makes a perfect stocking stuffer for toddlers and even bigger kids in your family. The red, green and white mini containers of Play-Doh are an ideal size to fit into stockings, and will allow your little one to tap into their creative side by working with their hands. Age rating: 2 years+

Letters and Numbers Window Clings

Jesplay ABC & 123 Gel Clings
ABC and 123 Gel Window Clings for Kids Letters and Numbers Window Stickers for Toddlers
Image: Amazon

Toddler fingers will have a ball peeling these gel cling stickers from surface to surface. They work on any hard area (leaving no damage behind) and help your little one begin to master their letters and numbers. A stocking stuffer for toddlers that’s versatile, educational and fun? Now that’s a true gift. Age rating: N/A

Magnetic Stacking Rings

Fat Brain Toys Tinker Rings

Perfect for tinkering and thinking, these magnetic rings can be stacked, connected, rolled and tossed for loads of toddler fun. They’re an ideal gift for encouraging developmental skills like sensory learning and spatial reasoning. Age rating: 2 years+

Rudolph Finger Puppets

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Finger Puppets

Bring this classic Christmas story to life for your toddler with these fun finger puppets, which feature all of the characters from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer—including Santa, Rudolph, Clarice, Hermey and the Abominable Snowman. The rubber puppets can be used in or out of the bath, and give your little one’s creativity a dose of holiday cheer. Age rating: 3 years+

Best Stocking Stuffers for 3-Year-Olds

Sensory Toy Tubes

Nutty Toys Pop Tubes Mini Sensory Toys
Nutty Toys ten pack pop tubes sensory toys
Image: Amazon
Buying Options
Amazon | $7.97

These crinkly tube toys are guaranteed to provide hours of fun from the second your toddler finds them in their stocking. They can connect them to make fun shapes and creations, stretch and twist them to make a signature popping sound and improve fine motor skills by fidgeting with these funky tubes. Age rating: For ages 3 and up

Snowman Rattle Stroller Toy

Pop Baby by JennZ Snowman 3D Pop Ball Rattle Stroller Toy
Pop Baby by JennZ Snowman 3D Pop Ball Rattle Stroller Toy
Image: Target
Buying Options
Target | $7.99

If there’s one toy all toddlers are obsessed with, it’s the popper fidget—and the Frosty design on this one makes it a stellar stocking stuffer. Attach it to their stroller, car seat, high chair and more for plenty of popping fun. Age rating: 3 years+

Wooden Christmas Puzzles

Anditoy 4-Pack Christmas Wooden Puzzles
Anditoy Four-Pack Christmas Wooden Puzzles
Image: Amazon
Buying Options
Amazon | $18.99

Wooden jigsaw puzzles can help develop your toddler’s focus, creativity and problem-solving skills. This set of Christmas wooden jigsaw puzzles—featuring a Snowman, Santa, Christmas tree and Rudolph—can do all of that plus get your 3-year-old in the holiday spirit. Consider your search for stocking stuffers for toddlers complete! Age rating: N/A

Water-Activated Holiday Activity Books

Scent Masters Holiday Water Magic Activity Books
Holiday Water Magic Scented Reusable Water Reveal Activity Books
Image: Amazon
Buying Options
Amazon | $14.99

Coloring with zero mess is a gift to toddlers and parents alike. These water-filled pens reveal four different holiday scenes in each book, and feature either a candy cane or gingerbread scent for extra Christmas cheer. Plus, the pages are reusable and the pens are refillable, making this the gift that keeps on giving.

Paw Patrol Learning Watch

VTech PAW Patrol Chase Learning Watch
VTech PAW Patrol Chase Learning Watch
Image: Amazon

Here’s a chance to get you mini-me their very own smart watch for Christmas. This Paw Patrol pick boasts four interactive learning games, a clock, timer, stopwatch and alarm. If your toddler isn’t a Chase fan, there’s also a Marshall version that’s equally adorable. Talk about clever stocking stuffers for 3-year-olds! Age rating: 3 to 6 years.

Dinosaur Bath Toys

MAPIXO Light Up Floating Dinosaur Bath Toys
Six Pack Light Up Floating Dinosaur Bath Toys Set
Image: Amazon
Buying Options
Amazon | $15.95

Bath time will become the highlight of your toddler’s day with these floating dinosaur bath toys. Not only are they perfect for prehistoric-themed tub adventures, but the dinos also light up once they hit the water—making them double the fun. Age rating: 6 months+

Santa Pull-Back Christmas Toy

Santa Pull-Back Sleighs
Santa Pull-Back Sleighs Twelve Pack
Image: Oriental Trading

Let the sleigh races begin with these pull-back Santa toys! Your toddlers will love seeing which mini Santa sleigh can make it to the North Pole the fastest with the simple pull-and-race motion. They also come in dashing reindeer, Christmas truck and Christmas elf versions for lots of holiday racing fun. Age rating: 3 years+

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