20 most popular stocking stuffers for toddlers

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20 most popular stocking stuffers for toddlers - fill their stockings with fun toys that boost development too

You’ve read their list, you’ve checked it twice and have all the big presents in hand. Now it’s all about the stockings.

Shopping for stocking stuffers can be the most fun of all. Toddlers are living proof that good things come in small packages. A little gift can delight them as much as the bigger gifts they find under the tree.

Here’s our pick of the best stocking stuffers for toddlers this Christmas. They’ll give them hours of fun and they can help with their development in different ways.

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Bendy babies

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2LOPLxt

Good for: little hands to hold, practising fine motor control, imaginative play

This cute pair are the perfect size for your toddler to hold in their hands. And they’ll love squeezing and bending them too. The perfect friends to keep little ones happy on a holiday journey.

 

 

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Mini animal puzzles

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2E2r5gi

Good for: fine motor control, puzzle solving

Six chunky wooden animal puzzle boards. Your toddler has to work out how to fit all the pieces together. Perfect for building up problem solving skills and dexterity. 

 

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 Animal egg shakers

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2rqyW4O

Good for: experimenting with different sounds, little hands to shake

We’re not sure which of these animal creatures we love most – the fox, owl or the hedgehog. They all make different sounds and each one has a textured tummy to feel too.

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Bath pipes

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2PkXvIk

Good for: creative play, understanding shapes, space and function, water play in the tub

Your toddler will have fun pouring water down the tubes and watching it run through whizzy wheels and around corners.

They can join the pipes together and watch the water travel even further. 

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Lacing fruit threading

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/35efRBi

Good for: practising fine motor control

This hungry hungry caterpillar is the perfect size for little hands to thread in and out of the holes.

Get it as an apple or a pineapple that the caterpillar can munch his way through.

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Leapfrog Learning Lights Remote Control

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/35cu9Tn

Good for: pretend play, learning numbers and shapes, little ones who love to press buttons,

With plenty of buttons to press, sounds, lights and music, this will entertain your toddler for hours. A great toy to take in the car or buggy on journeys.

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Water magic paintings

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2PqQN3n

Good for: hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, no mess painting

This magic water pen makes pictures appear in an instant. And your toddler can ‘paint’ them again and again. 

It’s great for popping in your bag as a toy-on-the-go as well.

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Float and play bubbles bath toys

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/38hsy0j

Good for: Making bath times more fun, learning fun rattling sounds

Fab little bath balls which rattle and spin as they bob around the bathtub.

They’re the perfect size for little hands so your toddler can play with them on dry land too. 

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Bath water flutes

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2LBoVIR

Good for: experimenting with notes and sounds.

Fill these little flutes with water.

Blow on them and hear how the notes change depending on how full up each flute is. Bathtime music and fun in one!

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Wooden stacking woodland animals

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2P2fLal

Good for: fine motor control, problem solving

One of the nicest wooden stacking sets we’ve found. Each animal is the perfect size for little ones to hold in their hands and play with.

But they can also work out how to stack and balance them too to make a teetering tower. Cue the giggles when they all fall down.

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Fun Keys

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2PosgfA

Good for: stopping your toddler swiping your car keys

Car keys are like magnets for toddlers. Stop them stealing your own by getting them their very own set to play with.

This one’s much more exciting than the one in your handbag – with buttons to press that play fun sounds and light up a torch.

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Pull back dinos

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2rhjnwn

Good for: motor skills

Is your toddler dippy about dinos? They’ll love these bright and colourful little critters.

And they’ll have endless fun pulling them back and watching them zoom along the carpet.

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Quiet activity book

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2P3oV6o

Good for: practising fine motor control, encouraging a love of reading

Sometimes called busy books, because they’ll keep your little one occupied for hours.

They’ll love wrapping the doll in a snuggly towel or putting her to bed. With familiar day to day activities, they can make up their own stories as they ‘read’ the book to themselves too. 

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Wooden rainbow sound blocks

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2LCA8Jk

Good for: sensory play, fine motor control

There’s so much fun for toddlers with these rainbow blocks.

They can unstack and stack them. Shake them to hear different sounds and even peer through them to see the world in a new colour.

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Paw Paw Patrol Weebles

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2P0Tl9t

Good for: fine motor control (and lots of fun)

Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down. And they’ll delight your toddler today as much as they made you giggle when you were little. 

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Finger puppets

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2PoWm2j

Good for: imaginary play

A Gruffalo? What’s a Gruffalo? A Gruffalo – we bet your toddler knows. And they’re sure to love this gorgeous finger puppet set featuring the lovable monster and all his forest friends. 

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Funky Pals bottom grip socks

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/33Wpcwk

Good for: injecting some fun into getting dressed

Toddlers often put on mismatching socks. With this pair it doesn’t matter. No two match. But they’re all super cute in funky animal designs. Your toddler may never want to wear shoes again (sorry!)

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Colour wonder colouring set

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/358sONl

Good for: mess free colouring in

These are a godsend for parents of toddlers who love to scribble but are a bit enthusiastic with a felt tip pen.

These special pens only work on the sheets and stickers in the kit. Toddlers can have hours of fun colouring in ‘all by themselves’.

The whole set comes in a handy case, making this a great one to take out with you too.

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Wooden wiggly worm

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/345LOuz

Good for: little hands to hold, exploring bendy materials

Like mini stress busters for toddlers. We just love these wiggly worms to bending and rolling.

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Reindeer plush pals

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2LBMK3c

Good for: something to snuggle

How cute are their smart Christmas scarves? A cuddly friend little ones will love to find in their stocking.

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Bonus gift: Infantino sensory textured balls

Amazon link: https://amzn.to/36kBpN6

Good for: sensory play

Little ones love to explore textures. These balls have knobbles and bobbles, bumps and spots – perfect to touch and feel. 

Christmas morning is magical. Let excitement reach new levels by stuffing their stockings full of some of these goodies!

Merry Christmas to everyone.

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