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100 Cheap And Funny Christmas Stocking Stuffers Ideas For Kids, Mums And Dads

Updated on April 28, 2014
stocking filler ideas for kids, mums and dads
stocking filler ideas for kids, mums and dads

Christmas stocking fillers needn’t be expensive. In fact there are hundreds of great ideas that make for very practical and useful gifts that also double as a stocking stuffer.

If you start looking early enough in the year, you will no doubt be able to catch the right sale and grab items in bulk saving you lots of time when the 'silly season' begins.

You may also want to get creative and cook or make something more personalised. Choice is yours.

These ideas should get you going. There are over 100 here for you. No doubt you’ll have ideas of your own and things you've done that your family loved.

Don’t limit these ideas to just family members though, they can be great gift ideas for teachers, neighbours and unexpected guests over the Christmas period.

Have fun!

Magic message bean plants - engraved with words and images that reveal themselves when the bean sprouts.
Magic message bean plants - engraved with words and images that reveal themselves when the bean sprouts. | Source
  • Mini calculator
  • Slime
  • Wooden blocks that spell the child's name

  • Instructions for making different types of paper airplanes
  • Silly straws
  • Glow sticks
  • Lip gloss/lipstick
  • Glow in the dark stars and planets
  • Finger Puppets
  • Toy Car
  • Lego - all the lego you picked up off the floor in the past 2 weeks
  • Yoyo
  • Piggy Bank with coins
  • Snow Globes

Stocking filler ideas for kids

  • Play dough
  • Bubble bath

  • Magic message beans
  • Bath crayons

  • Cute socks

  • Bubbles

  • Character Band-Aids

  • Character spoon and fork set

  • Character kids cup
  • Chalk
  • Bath toys
  • Scratch n Sniff Stickers
  • A handwritten note from Santa
  • Colouring books or puzzle books
  • Crayons, colored pencils, or markers
  • Dolls or tiny teddy bears
  • Card games
  • Costume Jewelry
  • Miniatures (such as tea sets, doll furniture)
  • Mittens or gloves
  • Origami paper
  • Pez

  • Hair Clips
  • Jewelry box
  • Diary with invisible ink pen

  • Embroidery thread for friendship bracelets

  • Nail polish in funky colors

  • Wallet
  • Bookmark

Christmas gift ideas for the traveller

  • Mini umbrella
  • Passport holder
  • Travel sized games
  • Digital luggage scale
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Luggage Tags
  • Money Tag

Gift ideas for the cook

  • Measuring spoons or cups
  • Gourmet spices
  • Decorative cupcake liners
  • Tea Towels
  • Specialty Tea & Coffee
  • Fridge Magnets
  • Egg Timer
  • Recipe Cards
  • Cinnamon-sugar in a shaker for cinnamon toast
  • Fancy cupcake liners
  • Icing tips/bags

Gift ideas for the creative person

  • Pin cushion
  • Package of decorative buttons (for crafting)
  • Knitting needles or crochet hooks
  • Crochet or knitting pattern book
  • Scrapbooking ribbons, tags, embellishments
  • Beaded bookmark
  • Fancy scissors
  • Gardening gloves
  • Scrapbook paper

Christmas gift ideas for the socialite

  • Wine thermometer
  • Wine wipes
  • Wine aerator
  • Wine glass charms
  • Cute wine stopper
  • Personalized coffee cup
  • Mobile phone cover
  • Card game

Sporty Stuffers

  • Fishing lures, sinkers, bobbers
  • Golf balls & tees
  • Pedometer
  • Sweat bands
  • Dumbbells
  • Sports team hat
  • Drawstring bag

Christmas for the techies

  • Mouse pad
  • USB stick
  • Universal remote
  • Retractable ID or key holder

Funny stocking filler ideas

  • Batteries
  • Toothbrush
  • Floss
  • Toothpaste
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Hot cocoa packet
  • Candy cane
  • Cookie cutter
  • Deodorant
  • Pet rock
  • Mints
  • Magnets
  • Heat Bag
  • Expandable t-shirt, towel or washcloth
  • Disposable camera
  • String
  • Toothpicks
  • Beef Jerky
  • Ear buds
  • Lint roller
  • Seeds, for flowers and/or vegetables
  • Postage stamps
  • Bird seed and a printout about bird watching
  • Chopsticks
  • Key chain
  • Birthstone earrings
  • Picture frame
  • Scarves and gloves
  • Paper weight
  • Stationery or note cards
  • Personalized fortune cookie
  • Hand sanitizer


And for dad

  • Drill bits
  • Army Knife
  • Tool key ring
  • Mini flashlight
  • Wallet
  • Watch
  • Monogrammed onesie
  • Nails & screws
  • 3M hooks
  • Beef jerky
  • Car charger for cell phone
  • Comb
  • Card file
  • Monopoly card game
  • USB vacuum
  • Pocket calendar

Stocking fillers for mum

  • Lip balm
  • Lotion samples
  • Body Wash & Loofa
  • Favorite Magazine
  • Chocolate
  • Perfume samples
  • Nail polish
  • Nail file
  • Bath salts
  • Loofah or pumice
  • Candles
  • Herbal tea
  • Bookmark
  • "I love my kids" tshirt
  • Slipper socks
  • A donation card to the breast cancer foundation or sponsoring a third world child

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