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10 Great Stocking Stuffers for under $10

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Christmas stocking, stocking stuffer ideas, personalized Christmas stockingsSanta (then my mother) always put a great deal of effort into choosing the perfect items for my Christmas stocking.

I always thought that all that effort was simply to delight me.

But now that I’m a parent, I know the real purpose behind Christmas stockings…they buy you a few minutes to wake up and have your first cup of coffee!

When my daughter was born, I realized just how much stuff it took to fill a stocking. I’ve learned over the years that you need the perfect blend of items to make a stocking a success, including…

  • bigger items (for filler)
  • an activity that they’ll want to check out right away (this buys you coffee time)
  • something they never even knew existed (more coffee time!)

Filling up a stocking can get costly, so I’ve gathered up some suggestions that are all $10 or less.

Here are my top stocking stuffer picks…


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    This sun art paper looks like so much fun. Your child places chosen items on the paper, places it in the sun, and waits for the magic to happen. I love the way it incorporates both science and art. This might even make it into adult stockings at our house.
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    I love that this electronic money jar helps kids to learn the value of coins and provides them with their running total.
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    This fingerprint art set is sure to entertain your kids for hours. I'm a huge fan of kits like this that close up completely, keeping all small parts contained.
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    This micro microscope would keep your kids searching for fun things to look at more closely.
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    This pinky ball is a classic. I played with them when I was a child and now my kids look forward to getting these in their stocking each year.
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    This stencilsaurus set would be a perfect boredom buster for long car rides.
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    Priced at $1.49 for a set of six, these felt tip pens/stamps are a perfect addition to your child's art stash.
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    These BPA-free water bottles from CamelBak are nearly indestructible and help to fill up a stocking!
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    Want to get to know how your kids' minds work while making them giggle? Stuff those stockings with this Would You Rather? game.
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    This Aveeno lip conditioner is a stocking stuffer tradition at our house. Everyone gets a new tube of this perfect lip balm.
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What are your favorite stocking stuffers?

I’d love to hear your suggestions!

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