Hands up! Who else loves opening their Christmas stocking more than any other present! Nothing quite beats the excitement of your kids waking up first thing Christmas morning and digging through their stockings. Here are some fresh ideas of small toys and gifts that would fit into your kids stockings this holiday!
Ok, so maybe this won't necessarily get a big gasp of excitement initially but these darling cozy little sets are sure to be well used through the winter. Select your kid's favorite color and say 'we'll have to play outside later today' and we're sure they'll love it just as much as you do.
These cute little color rich boxes of LEGO bricks are the perfect size to slip into a stocking. They are sure to provide some Christmas morning brick building time, and of course can later be combined with other sets for larger projects. Gift them with some peel 'n stick baseplates and you'll be set!
3. Road Tape
If you've got a toy vehicle enthusiast on your hands then this is going to be the ideal stocking stuffer for them. This is simply tape with road printed on it. Use it like a normal roll of tape to peel and cut sections of road and then stick them on hard floors. Kids will enjoy spending hours designing their own race tracks, cities and car parks!
4. Teeny Tys
These adorable little plush toys come in a variety of animals and characters. They are great for stuffed animal hoarders and for kids who love to role play and let their imaginations run wild. Plus, you can store it in your Stuff 'n Sitso it's one less toy to worry about organizing!
Another idea for the LEGO loving kids. Why not include this super useful brick separating tool. It will definitely save a few broken nails and tears over the years!
These cute little character puzzles come in a travel-sized tin which makes them perfect for taking out and about. It can be hard to keep kids screen free when on-the-go, but title gems like these not only provide entertainment, but also develop fine motor skills and determination.
A timeless classic that involves minimal construction but maximum imaginative play. This pack comes with two glider stunt planes which is perfect if there are siblings who love a bit of 'friendly' competition.
Our final offering for building brick enthusiasts is this novel twist on an ice cube tray. You could even get kids involved in some play based learning by mixing their own iced juice mini figures using pipettes.
9. Date Night Coupons with Mom or Dad
This is a favorite idea from Adam & Dana Sue Hinkle! The masterminds behind Creative QT love making sure that every single one of their five kiddos gets quality one-on-one time with Mom and Dad throughout the year. In each kid's stocking they like to make a personalized 'date night' coupon. These can range from catching a movie, enjoying a sweet treat such as ice cream, heading to the skating rink, or even going for a hike in the woods. Anything that encourages quality time together is the aim of this gift!
10. An Orange
As the Creative QT team sat discussing what to include in the stocking stuffer guide, we realized that all of our families held the same tradition of including an orange in each kid's stocking. We love how it acts as a reminder to remain thankful for how blessed we are to receive such thoughtful and caring gifts. For generations past, an orange would be considered a real delicacy and treat.
It can sometimes be tempting to buy meaningless items simply to physically fill your kids' stockings. Take the time to choose a few small gifts that are personal to your little ones and we have every confidence that they'll be over the moon this holiday season!
Creative QT designs quality + innovative toys that declutter homes and inspire creative play. Founded by parents of five, Adam and Dana Sue Hinkle, Creative QT’s vision is to empower parents and encourage a culture of families that Make Time Together. All products are designed to enrich families’ lives through active, creative play and play based learning. Creative QT products are laboratory tested for compliance with CPSC requirements and are free of lead, cadmium and phthalates so you can play with confidence. So, go ahead … today is the day: be your kid’s hero.
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Shared materials are a thing of the past this school year so we've been getting creative with ways to make individual learning resources with our products. In this blog we share how to use ourStoryBricks® andPeel 'n Stick Baseplates to turn a small $1 container into a multi-purpose learning box which fits conveniently inside a student's desk.