Stockings are often overlooked.
People hang them from the mantle and they become part of the holiday décor, but then they neglect to put any thing decent in them come Christmas morning.
For us, stockings are a treasure trove of Christmas morning greatness.
It’s fun to find the perfect stocking stuffers to surprise the Dudes with. My kids tend to get caught up in opening gifts from under the tree and usually forget to check their stockings until the very end. I love seeing them pleasantly surprised with the unexpected treats they find inside.
They are a compact way to stock up on necessities and get some fun, quirky items into your loved one’s lives without breaking the bank.
At our house, we have some stocking standbys that have become part of our annual holiday traditions.
Each year, in addition to something fun and surprising, we fill our Dudes’ stockings with a few things they need.
Always making the cut on our stocking stuffers list? Socks and underwear.
The Dudes are consistently in need of new socks –they slide into my kitchen like it’s home plate at Camden Yards, so it’s really no surprise that all of their socks are either holey or about to be.
And, I’m terrible at keeping on top of the stat of their undergarments during the year. So every holiday season they can rest assured they will find soft boxers, plush socks, undershirts, and maybe even a pair of long johns jammed into the bottom of their Christmas stockings.
We partnered with Hanes this holiday season to bring a little extra comfort to our stocking stuffers this Christmas.
Stockings full of socks, undershirts, and underwear are the perfect gift for every member of the family, just don’t forget to sneak something fun in among the cotton coziness.
Looking for some creative stocking stuffers to surprise your little people with? I’ve rounded up 25 fun and functional items to surprise them with this year. Added bonus: none of them cost more than $25!
25 Fun & Functional Stocking Stuffers for Kids Under $25
Gifts to Wear
Underwear. For everyone! And they don’t need to be fancy or festive, just make them fit and functional. We love the tag free boxers from Hanes so no one complains of itchiness.
Thermals. Because winter doesn’t play games and you really might need thermals to survive it, depending on where you live.
Socks. The way dudes blow through socks sliding into the kitchen for meals, they can always use a few new pairs. Snag the super soft socks with the reciprocated heels and toes from Hanes.
Crochet dino hat. Because it’s as cute as it is warm.
Gifts to Play With
High Bouncing Ball. Because the higher, the better!
Fingerling Monkey. They are super adorable and interactive and one will be in our stocking this year.
Mini Figures. They can pair them with their Legos and have all of the fun.
Tumblestix. They’re the new fidget spinners.
Rubick’s Cube. Old school, but still cool.
Gifts to Inspire Adventure
Energizer headlamp. Check out our post about our adventures here: Camping with Energizer.
Bug Vacuum. Dude 3 has this and he takes it everywhere –including the bathroom when I scream because there’s a spider in the tub!
Gifts to Spark Their Creativity
Story Cubes. They are creative and fun and they are GREAT for long waits at the restaurant.
Spot It. Dude 3 LOVES this game!
Brick Stix. A fun way to dress up those Legos.
Post-It Notes. It’s shocking how much they love these.
Lego Tape. You can use it to build anywhere and everywhere!
Gifts to Keep Them Clean
Fun Flossers. They might actually do it if it’s kinda cute.
Bath bombs. They make bath time way more fun.