With the holidays right around the corner, you might be trying to figure out the best wrapped gifts, but sometimes the best ones aren't under the tree... they're in the stockings. Growing up, opening my stocking was my absolute favorite part of the day—my they were always full of everything from essentials to fun trinkets and candy. Those customized stockings, or the ones that have been passed down, are the perfect place for unique, fun and creative gifts for your littles.
From affordable options for the new baby to quality pieces for your older child, here are some of our favorite items to stuff the stockings this season.
Copper Pearl bandana bib
Your littlest love will look adorable in these absorbent cotton drool bibs. It has adjustable nickle-free snaps so it can grow from 3-36 months.
Disney + Garmin activity tracker
While this one is pricier, it's small enough to toss in your kid's stocking. It functions just like your own smartwatch—think: tracking sleep and activities and setting reminder alerts—while also having an interactive app to play games. Bonus: It has parent controls.
Janod my first blocks
Although baby might not be able to make out the six animals on these blocks, they'll enjoy getting to play around and stacking them.
Wunderkin Co cashmere velvet bow
As beautiful as they are functional, this hair bow is handcrafted by women across the U.S. and the perfect accessory for any outfit. Bonus: They have a lifetime guarantee so if your little messes it up, just send it back to be fixed.
Molar Muncher baby teether
One of our editor's littles never cared for pacifiers, but the design is intuitive enough that she immediately put it in her mouth and started chomping. Say hello to teething relief.
UNO Minecraft card game
This special version of UNO is a 'cooler' twist on the classic game we loved to play. The best part? You can play with anywhere from two to 10 players.
Pottery Barn baby stacker
Teaching your little cognitive skills and hand-eye coordination, a beautiful stacker is a toy they'll play with for hours.
UGG baby bootie
For those cold days you need to keep those tiny toes warm, we love these snuggly-soft booties.
Melissa + Doug soft activity book
With crinkly flaps and cute animals throughout, your little will love playing around with this flap book. It's machine-washable too so you can keep it clean.
Melissa + Doug scratch art box
With 125 pages, kids can create fun illustrations or practice their writing skills on the brightly colored notebook. The wooden stylus will reveal the rainbow colors underneath the dark paper... like magic.
Munchkin bath toys
Connect the six boats to make a train or enjoy one at a time. They're easy for baby to grab and toss around during bath time.
Wooden rattle + crochet teether
A gorgeous Montessori-inspired rattle and teething ring that is eco-friendly and supports early motor skills. What more could we ask for?
Tiny Tattly temporary tattoos
Okay so your kiddo won't be getting tattoos for a while, but these temporary ones will allow them to indulge in their creativity for a couple of days. This set comes with 10 temp tats (and we might sneak a few for ourselves).
Itzy Ritzy silicone teething mitt
This food grade silicone teether is as cute as it is functional. The textured silicone on top soothes sore and swollen gums, with the mitt fits comfortably like a glove. We love the crinkle sound it matts to keep baby entertained.
The Polar Express book
A timeless classic that the entire family will love reading each holiday season.
Sontakey oath bracelet
If it's your little's first holiday as a big sister, we adore these precious bracelets to celebrate their new title. You can select from 18k yellow gold or silver, and they have a variety of other powerful statements—even mommy and me matching sets! They're delicate and dainty, but durable and can be adjusted to fit even the smallest of wrists.
Pottery Barn kids magnet letters
Help your child craft words and sentences on the fridge with magnetic letters.
Melissa + Doug tape activity book
With 20 reusable picture pages, kids will love getting to create more designs with tape. Perfect for keeping them occupied on the plane or in the car!
Make bath time fun by drawing on the walls. We love that these easily wash off tile, too.
Educational Insights play foam
Break up this pack to add one to each child's stocking. It's no-stick so you don't have to worry about a mess and your kids will love squishing and squashing new designs.
Manhattan Toy Company stuffed animal
Every child needs a beautiful stuffed animal and this one doesn't disappoint.
Fasker knee high animal socks
Keep their feet cozy during the winter months with these precious animal-inspired socks.
Loulou lollipop teether
This handmade teether doubles as a rattle toy, making it easy for little hands to hold. And don't worry—the beech wood is made to be safely gnaw-able.
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