Babies are a little bit trickier though. All of the small tchotchkes, candy and lotion don’t really apply to babies, but I still wanted to make Fern’s first stocking a special one. But, what could I put inside?
Well, I thought long and hard and came up with 15 stocking stuffer ideas that are perfect for the littlest member of your family.
Stuffed Animals 1 of 15Small stuffed animals make a cozy addition to Baby's Christmas stocking and we are fans of the Jellycat variety -- this little bunny doubles as a rattle too, which babies will love.
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Snacks 2 of 15Even though babies aren't yet old enough for candy, a treat here and there is still fun and these teensy real fruit snacks from Plum Organics are a good option.
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Books 3 of 15Most babies love books, so look for small stocking-sized ones. These little finger puppet board books are great!
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Headbands 4 of 15Headbands are a fun stocking stuffer item for a baby girl and I like these one's from Anthropologie -o they're stretchy so they won't pinch and come in fun colors that aren't "baby'ish". You can tie them tighter for smaller baby heads as well.
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Toothbrush 5 of 15My mom often included toothbrushes in our stockings growing up, so why not carry on the tradition?
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Socks 6 of 15Socks are a stocking stuffer item that is both practical and cute and this 7-pack from Mini Boden is adorable.
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Teethings Toys 7 of 15Teething toys are useful, but aren't usually much fun, but this one from Manhattan Toy is great -- doubles as a toy and is made of quality materials. A win/win for you and Baby.
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Bubbles 8 of 15Babies LOVE bubbles! You'll provide baby with endless entertainment with this inexpensive stocking stuffer!
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Bib 9 of 15Make meal time more fun with a fun bib like this cute owl version from Skip Hop.
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Baby Utensils 10 of 15As your little is learning to eat solids, why not spice things up with some fun utensils? These ones from Boon are cute.
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Sippy Cup 11 of 15Sippy cups are great for stockings and please save yourself the trouble of shopping around -- get these Tommee Tippee Explora ones. I literally bought like eight different sippy cup brands before discovering these -- the only truly spill proof version. You need these.
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Finger Puppets 12 of 15Finger puppets are always a fun distraction for babies and are an easy toy to quickly throw in your purse for when you need entertainment on-the-go.
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Dried Fruit 13 of 15I would like to preface this stocking stuffer suggestion by saying you should probably check out the sugar content of dried fruit before choosing one. I got these dried raspberries from Trader Joe's for Fern's stocking and they had far less sugar than any of the other dried fruits I found. Most of them had around 25 g per serving, which is definitely too sweet for my liking. These would make a nice treat for a babe though.
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Bath Toys 14 of 15These small, water squirter bath toys are the perfect size for stowing in a little stocking.
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Balls 15 of 15Balls are a fun stocking add-in and these sensory balls would be a good choice.
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Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble.
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