Stocking stuffers are something I always forget about until last minute. This year I decided to search for fun and useful stocking stuffers under $5 early so I wasn’t scrambling at the last minute. The stocking is the first thing your kids will see on Christmas morning and one of my favorite parts is watching their faces as they search through it.
I hope these give you a bunch of fun ideas to add to your kids stockings this year
43 Stocking Stuffers under $5
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#1 – Slinky
Can you ever go wrong with a slinky? I don’t think so! Hours are played with these toys until it gets bent and then they are history. However they are super fun until that happens!
#2 – Slime
Slime for me is a love/hate relationship. I only let my kids get this stuff out at certain times, which makes it something new and fresh each time they do.
#3 – Monopoly Deal
This is such a fun game and a shortened version of monopoly.
What kid doesn’t like UNO. My boys have some rough looking UNO cards that could be refreshed.
#5 – Math Magic Cube
If you didn’t already know I love puzzles and items that make my kids use their brain!
#6 – Melissa & Doug Sticker Dress Up
So cute and fun!
#7 – Monster Truck
Always a good one! My boys never tire of monster trucks.
#8 – Modeling Clay
#9 – Melissa & Doug On the Go Color by numbers
#10 – Bracelet for Girls
#11 – Survival Bracelet
Okay, if this doesn’t scream BOY I don’t know what would! My boys would love this bracelet with all of its capabilities.
#12 – Inspired Bracelet
#13 – Magnifier Box Bug
This is something every kid would love. Instead of killing a bug to observe it, you can capture it in this little magnifying box and get a closer look. After your done set it free!
#14 – Punch Balloons
I know these are over $5 but if you split them for each of your kids, it will be less than $5. My boys love these things and the great thing about them is that they are used hard….they pop and then they are gone. HA HA
#15 – Kinder Eggs
These again are more than $5 because they come in a bunch. Walmart has these for sail and you can just buy one per kid if you want. These bad boys are a favorite in our house! Lots of bribery is done for these kinder eggs and their little toys inside.
#16 – Fidget Spinner
#17 – Harmonica
When my boys went on a hike we had a bunch of harmonicas and they were awesome!! It kept their mouths busy and their minds on other things other than getting tired! Did you know Benjamin Franklin invented the harmonica??
#18 – Harry Potter Jelly Beans
#19 – Brain teaser puzzles
#20 – Crayola Twist Crayons
#21 – Laugh Out Loud Joke Book
#22 – BOOKS!
#23 – Lego Creative Boxes
#24 – Lego DUPLO
#25 – Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Pad
#26 – Melissa & Doug Make a Face Sticker Pad
We had these and had some good laughs with them. The faces your kids can create are great!
#27 – Sparkling PlayDoh
What isn’t better with SPARKLES! LOL
#28 – Melissa & Doug Decorate your own car kit
#29 – Hidden Pictures Activity Book
#30 – Melissa & Doug Mix and Match Dress up
#31 – Lego Figurines
#32 – Lego Accessories
#33 – Toy Dinosaurs
#34 – Skeleton Dinosaurs
#35 – Fingernail clippers
#36 – Flashlight
#37 – Glow in the Dark Stars
#38 – Sunglasses
#39 – Mini Foam Football
#40 – Soduku Puzzle
#41 – Cool Crossword Puzzles
#42 – Airplane Glider
If there was one toy I would pick for a stocking stuffers under $5, this plane would be it. These planes are really fun. They do flips and glide pretty far. I was super impressed with them. They come from China so they are not on Amazon Prime but worth trying to get.
#43 – 6-1 Card Game
The classic games our kids need to always learn and teach their kids when they are older!
These stocking stuffers under $5 are great options for your kids. I hope you found a new idea you hadn’t thought of! Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
Here are more stocking stuffer ideas that aren’t necessarily under $5 but there are ideas for toddlers and different age groups up from there.
Last but not least here are some practical stocking stuffers ideas for His and Hers and some Gag Gifts for your husbands stocking.