This guide provides ideas for toddler stocking stuffers for Christmas 2020.  Included are the top small toys and unique gifts for toddler boys’ and girls’ stockings, as well as stocking stuffers for toddlers  under $10.

What to Look for: When Buying a Toddler a Stocking Stuffer

 At this age (12-36 months), toddlers will be drawn to the large toys, however you can make stocking stuffers just as fun!  Smaller gifts can become favorites, read on for our recommendations this 2020 Christmas season. 

Tips when choosing toddler stocking stuffers:

1.  Buy toys that are large enough to not pose a choking hazard

2.  Choose brightly colored gifts – to compete with big toys

3. Choose things that will provide sensory activities later (bathtub crayons, finger paints). Your future self will thank you!

4.  Pick toys that can be used in the car for travel

5.  Include small, fun practical gifts (banana shaped toothbrush for example)

6.  Take toys out of their packaging to fit better in the stocking. Your toddler will never know the difference!

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Best Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers

These inexpensive stocking stuffers for toddlers (2-4 year olds) are a mix of practical ideas with silly and fun toys. If the packaging makes them too large to fit into your stocking, take them out of the packaging - your toddler will never know.

Before you put out your stocking, be sure to Read 5 Rookie Mistakes Parents Make On Christmas Eve to make sure you don't accidentally ruin the magic of Santa!

Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers - Boys

Studies show that young boys do have toy preferences prior to socialization influence.  So, as parents you can feel secure in knowing there is no "harm" in giving a toddler boy a truck or car - because he naturally prefers it!

Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers - Girls

If you want to add a few items for your toddler girl that are more gender specific keep the following in mind:

Studies show that men tend to have better spatial awareness then women.  There is debate whether this is a result of nature or nuture.  So why not help your daughter with toys that help her master this skill - blocks, balls, puzzles.

And throwing in a few cute bows or socks isn't going to hurt anyone either. 

Toddler Stocking Stuffers - under $10

Many of the above mentioned toddler stocking stuffers were budget friendly as well, but here is a list of our favorite under $10 gifts to keep your little one busy. 

Dollar Store Finds

The dollar store is a great place to find little stocking stuffers for toddlers that won't break the bank. Load up on:



Paint Brushes


Coloring Books


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