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My family takes part in a Christmas tradition that many other families also enjoy. Christmas stockings. The first present that we open on Christmas day is our stockings. I think that stockings are a great way to kick off the day’s festivities.
On Christmas morning we all gather in a circle and open our individual stockings together. Christmas stockings are kind of like the appetizer to the main course!
Now that I have my own daughter, who will be almost two this Christmas, my mind has turned to toddler-friendly stocking stuffers. It’s not always easy finding age appropriate stocking stuffers that are still fun! So I hope this list of toddler friendly Christmas stocking stuffers will help you as you search for the perfect toddler friendly stocking stuffers!
This adorable set of Frozen themed Little People is sure to delight the toddler in your life. It features Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Kristoff and would fit perfectly into your toddler’s stocking.
My daughter is obsessed with these activity pads! To tell you the truth I am obsessed too. I love that they are reusable. Simply let the pad dry and your little one can color the page again and again.
I also love that Melissa & Doug toys prioritize the three principles of healthy play:
- Hands on Play
- Screen-Free Time
- Interaction and Connection through Play
Okay if you have a toddler then you know that board books are a must have. Board books aren’t easily damaged and that matters when you have a toddler. Consider adding one of the books below to your toddler’s Christmas stocking this year! Our favorite books are:
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- I Love You to the Moon and Back
- Dear Santa
- Potty– Any other parents currently in the potty-training stage??
- Good Morning God
My daughter was around 18 months when she really started to enjoy playing with stickers. Stickers can be a great reward, especially for a toddler. We’ve used stickers as a distraction, a reward for getting in the carseat, and more.
I actually have these sticker books on order to put in my own daughter’s stocking!
I’m sure your toddler would also be so excited to open up his/her stocking and find all of these fun stickers to play with on Christmas morning!
Pro-tip: Keep one of the sticker books back and use as a reward system throughout the year!
These bath crayons are perfect for little hands and wash off easily with a damp cloth. If you are looking for a stocking stuffer that promotes creativity then this is it!
To carry on the bathtub fun theme, a perfect stocking stuffer for you toddler is this adorable whale! When you squeeze the whale’s tail you can scoop up sea creature toys that are included.
I know a toothbrush might not sound exciting, but my toddler is obsessed with her toothbrush. I’m betting there are a few of you out there that also have toddler’s that love to brush their teeth. I like to get her fun character toothbrushes like the one from MAM.
What toddler doesn’t love snacks? These are a few of my daughter’s favorites. The best thing about these snacks is that they also make great mommy snacks!
- Goldfish Crackers
- Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks
- Plum Organics Super Puffs
- Apple Sauce Pouches
- Freeze-Dried Organic Strawberries
The True Meaning
While giving gifts is such a fun part of the Christmas season, it’s even more important that we do not forget the reason for the season. Christmas is the perfect time to re-read the story of the birth of Jesus. Christmas is also the perfect time to gather together as a family, regardless if there are presents around, and just enjoy each others presence.
I hope each of you take extra time this year to pause and enjoy the moment of life you are in. Life moves by so quickly. Cherish the holidays while they are here!