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22 Best Stocking Fillers For Kids: Fun Christmas Gifts Under $25

When it comes to buying the best kids stocking fillers, it can be tricky to find items that are both affordable and practical.

To help you find the best gifts for Christmas stockings in your home, we’ve compiled this list of the best affordable stocking fillers or stocking gifts for kids – they're all under $25.

From puzzles and games to books and toys, you’re sure to find some awesome small Christmas gifts for kids on this list (or some gifts from Santa ideas).

Kids Stocking Fillers and Affordable Christmas Gifts

1. Puzzle Coasters

Do you find yourself reminiscing about the 80s and 90s? Or maybe just trying to keep the kids entertained at the dinner table? These Puzzle Coasters from Orb have to be one of the best Christmas gifts 2022 for kids. They are based on classic vintage video games and make an awesome retro feature at any table or as a Christmas gift or stocking filler for gamers of all ages.

The Puzzle Coasters come with four different games: Space Invaders, PacMan, Donkey Kong, and Q*bert and are all simple to play, all you have to do is tip the coaster to navigate the ball through the maze!

Buy Puzzle Coasters

2. Bluey: Where's Bluey? Search-And-Find Book

Looking for stocking fillers for toddlers and got a big Bluey fan at home? Then they’ll be happy to see this fun search-and-find book inside their Christmas stocking. Open it up and keep an eye out for the cheeky siblings as you find other items along the way too!

Buy Bluey: Where's Bluey? Search-And-Find Book

3. ABCs Matching Puzzle

ABCs Matching Puzzle is an exciting, immersive and interactive puzzle that gives little ones the opportunity to explore the alphabet and the world of words by teaching them how to identify letters and match them to the pictures, like ‘F' for frogs and flowers.

Your little ones will have hours of fun with ABCs Matching Puzzle from Tiger Tribe, and they’ll even be able to learn how to recognise letters, colours, pictures and verbal sounds. It's a great way to start the learning process and helps develop pre literacy skills and early vocabulary.

Buy ABCs Matching Puzzle 

4. Unicorn Fantasy Slap Bands

We could all use a friendly unicorn by our side sometimes and now you can take yours wherever you go with this magical Unicorn Fantasy Slap Band!

These super cute slap bands are perfect for adding a touch of magic wherever you take them, have an easy snap feature, and they're sure to look good on any wrist. You can also attach them to the straps of your bag for an added personal touch!

Buy Unicorn Fantasy Slap Bands

5. Washable Window Art Markers

Get inventive with these fun rainbow-coloured Washable Window Art Markers from Tiger Tribe. 

Sketch, draw, colour and write on any mirror or glass surface and once it’s time to clean up or make space for new creations, simply dry-wipe off your old designs and then get started on creating new masterpieces!

Buy Washable Window Art Markers

6. Classic Whoopee Cushion

A whoopee cushion might be a classic prank, but it's one that always gets a laugh. After all, who doesn't love a good fart joke? That’s why as a funny Christmas stocking gift, why not stuff it with a good old Classic Whoopee Cushion!

Buy Classic Whoopee Cushion

7. Butterfly Sticker Activity Set

This crafting activity set is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of butterfly wings with your kids! With stunning 3D templates and floral stickers, this art kit will help them easily create colourful wall and window art that they’ll be proud of.

Buy Butterfly Sticker Activity Set

8. Brainbox Animals Flash Card Game

If your kids love a fun and challenging game to play, the Brainbox Animals by Lagoon is the perfect stocking stuffer that will bring a smile to their faces! The game is good for kids for ages 8+ and includes 70 cards, a sand timer, dice and a rules card.

Buy Brainbox Animals Flash Card Game

9. Very Hungry Caterpillar Cloth Book

For little ones that love story books, the Very Hungry Caterpillar Cloth Book is a beautiful and unique addition to your child's book collection and a fantastic Christmas stocking filler that they’ll surely love. The classic children's book by Eric Carle is loved by kids and adults alike and the soft fabric construction makes it a cuddle-worthy favourite.

The book features bright and colourful tactile pictures that tell the story of a little caterpillar who emerges from his egg and eats everything in sight before transforming into a beautiful butterfly.

This book is perfect for story time, bedtime, or to make snuggle time with your child extra special this Christmas.

Buy Very Hungry Caterpillar Cloth Book

10. Kids Chunky Pavement Chalk

Your little ones will have a blast playing with this chunky chalk from Tiger Tribe. With ten different colours to choose from, they can spend hours drawing and creating masterpieces outside, especially during the summer. The handy chalk holder makes it easy for them to grip and use, and you'll be happy to know that it washes off easily!

Buy Kids Chunky Pavement Chalk

11. Magical Mini Unicorns Set

Your child will love this Magical Mini Unicorns Set from Tiger Tribe, which includes a little flock of four soft, realistic, cute and colourful unicorns and a magic kingdom that will take them on creative fantasy adventures anywhere. 

Buy Magical Mini Unicorns Set

12. DIY Decorama Heart Necklace Kit

With easy-to-follow visual instructions, your little one can create a gorgeous heart-shaped necklace in no time, thanks to the DIY Decorama Heart Necklace Kit from Tiger Tribe! The super sweet decorations and sprinkles allow their creativity to run wild, making this stocking stuffer perfect for brightening up Christmas day.

Buy DIY Decorama Heart Necklace Kit 

13. Monster Mash-Up Colouring Set

Let your child's creativity run wild with Tiger Tribe's Monster Mash-Up Colouring Set! With 32 different monsters to colour in, they'll be entertained for hours on end!

Buy Monster Mash-Up Colouring Set

14. Sunnylife Kids Shark Soaker

This Sunnylife Kids Shark Soaker is perfect for keeping your little ones entertained this Christmas. The shark-shaped soaker, which features an adorable smile, is easy to fill and blast away. It's especially great for hot afternoons and even more fun in the bath!

Buy Sunnylife Kids Shark Soaker

15. Unicorn Pinball Game

This lively, entertaining and colourful Unicorn Pinball Game game is perfect for a Christmas gift or stocking filler and is sure to give your child plenty of entertainment on a rainy day or during a unicorn-themed party. It's a fun and challenging game that everyone will enjoy.

Buy Unicorn Pinball Game

16. T-Rex 3D Wooden Puzzle

A great project for kids ages 8 and up, the T-Rex 3D Wooden Puzzle will get your child to build a wooden puzzle that is both educational and entertaining. 

Buy T-Rex 3D Wooden Puzzle

17. Paper Crowns Activity Set

Your child will love making beautiful jewelled tiaras and crowns with Tiger Tribe's Paper Crowns Activity Set. They can craft, colour and decorate them with sparkly gemstones to wear with royal pride.

The activity set is the perfect way to add a splash of creativity to your child's playtime during the holidays, as they’ll be able to design and colour their own crowns, then cover them with shimmering jewels to create ten unique crowns for friends or family.

Buy Paper Crowns Activity Set

18. Ninja Erasers

Why not add something they can use for school in their stockings? Just like the Ooly's funky erasers, which are a great addition to any kid's pencil box! They're perfect for creating and crafting and also make imaginative play more fun. These little 4.4cm tall ninja fighters will help make mistakes disappear and create a fun army!

Buy Ninja Erasers

19. Switcheroo Colour Changing Markers

If your little one is starting to dabble in the arts, then the Switcheroo Colour Changing Markers are the perfect way to add a little magic to your child’s Christmas! With 12 markers to choose from, you can create endless possibilities with the clever double-ended design. Simply lay down the base colour and apply the ink from the other end of the marker to reveal a new colour.

Buy Switcheroo Colour Changing Markers

20. The Wiggles Bag Of Instruments Book

If your child is a fan of the Wiggles, then they’ll love this book that will take them on a musical tour with The Wiggles! 

The Wiggles Bag Of Instruments Book is an educational lift-the-flap book that will show them who plays which instrument among the wiggles and discover more about their favourite musicians. It’s fantastic for teaching music-loving kids about different instruments by making learning about music easy for little Wiggles fans.

Buy The Wiggles Bag Of Instruments Book

21. Mini Transfer Magic – Monster Parade

Mini Transfer Magic – Monster Parade is an exciting template and transfer activity set that will have your kids using their imagination to make scary creatures. The set comes with a collection of wild and wacky accessories to let their imagination run free and is simple to use, portable and mess-free!

Buy Mini Transfer Magic – Monster Parade 

22. Deer-y Me Apron

Are you planning to do Christmas baking or have a little artist at home?

One of these cute, 100% cotton and machine washable aprons from Easy Peasy Cakes could be exactly what you need.

They have a range of very sweet and practical aprons for kids, but we think this Deer-y Me one is perfect for adding a bit of extra Christmas magic to your activities and are great Christmas stocking stuffers. 

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Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned serial entrepreneur.

As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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