This guide provides ideas for toddler stocking stuffers for Christmas 2018.  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 2018 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

Animal Hair Clips

If your daughter doesn’t love getting the hair in her eyes clipped back, these adorable animal clips might change her mind.  Select from 15 different animal styles.

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Personalized Name Crayons

For the toddler who has everything these crayons are not only beautiful, but completely usable!  Help your toddler practice spelling their name with this great gift set. 

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Tomy Hide & Squeak Eggs

These little eggs provide two matching games – match the face on the shell to the colour of the egg and match the shape of the shell to the bottom of the carton.  

Toddlers will love practicing their colors and shapes as well as hearing the eggs squeak when you press down on them.  


Toddler Teething Necklace & Bracelet Set

This adorable set is perfect for the teething toddler.  They can play dress up and relieve some pain when they are suffering.  Lots of colors and styles to choose from.  

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Tegu Magnetic Wooden Block Set

These blocks have built-in magnets so they won’t fall down as easily when your toddler is playing with them.  They are also made in Honduras with the goal of creating fair trade jobs for local residents.

Crayola Bathtub Crayons & Bath Dropz

100% toxin free, these crayons and bath drops make bathtime so much more fun!  Let your toddler’s artistic talent shine during their bath.  These clean up easy as well with a wipe (check instructions for first time use).


Melissa & Doug On the Go Water Wow

These little books are great for travel – fill the reusable pen with water and your toddler can practice their alphabet and animals. Best for older toddlers. 

Mudpuppy My First Words Ring Flash Cards

Expand your toddlers vocabulary with this wonderful 40-Piece Set – Each of the alphabet’s 26 letters are included in the set, along with doubles of more common letters (A, B, D, E, I, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, T, and U)

Board Book – The Pout Pout Fish

Small board books are great for toddler’s stocking stuffer.  This book is a best seller for a reason: its postive message to spread happiness.  The brightly colored pages and ryhmes will make it a toddler favorite. 

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!

Ultra Glow in the Dark Stars

Place 200 stars on your toddler’s ceiling and he will love gazing up before bed time.  The set includes one moon as well. 


LEGO DUPLO Town Police Patrol

Your toddler boy can master his building skills with this smaller set from LEGO duplo.  With this set your son can build the police van and small bank building.  

Friction Powered Cars Push and Go Toys

This construction vehicles set includes a bulldozer with a moving arm, a farm tractor with a detachable carriage wagon and an opening rear door, a dump truck with a rotating car hopper and a cement truck with a rotating and moving mixer. 

Constructive Eating Construction Combo

The whole set may not fit in a stocking, but the utensils will!  This set includes one Construction Plate, three Construction Utensils and Worksite Placemat. The plate and utensils are designed to fit and work together. 

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. 


DreamsEden Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles 

These small puzzles meaures 5.8″ x 5.8″ and come with a drawstring bag for travel.  Puzzles help develop hand eye coordination and these brightly colored puzzles will draw their attention. 


Manhattan Toy Wee Baby Stella


This smaller version of the Stella doll, is super cuddly and comes with accessories that allow your toddler girl to take care of her.


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Choose from a variety of colors, this hair clip set offers 8 different styles and are the perfect size for your toddler.

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. 

Skip Hop Zoo Bath Pull and Go Submarine

Pull the string to activitate the propeller and make bath time extra fun with motion. Encourages motor skills while teaching floating and sinking.


Melissa & Doug My First Temporary Tattoos

 Melissa & Doug carry a few versions of their ‘My First Temporary Tattoos”.   Sports & Adventure, Fairies & Butterflies, etc.  Your toddler will love their first temporary tattoss. 

The First Years Stack Up Cups

8 brightly colored cups that stack together with numbers on the bottom for number practice. Simple, but loved by one year olds.

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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