One of the hardest items for this momma to find every year is stocking stuffers! Mainly because they are the last items on my list and by the time I get to them, I’m almost shopped out (which is pretty hard for me to do). An sometimes I just forget! So then I just end up getting my kids a bunch of candy to shove in their Christmas stockings and though they do love candy, I really want gifts that are fun, education or work on motor skills. So here is my list of the ultimate stocking stuffers for kids that are under $10!
What kid doesn’t like slime? With this kit they can make their very own! It reminds me of back in the day when all I wanted to do was be on Double Dare!
Be Amazing Toys Grow Snow
Your kids can make instant snow….. sort of! This is a pretty cool experiment, just be sure they do it somewhere they can clean up easily!
Steve Spanglers Geyser Tube
My son literally loves these little crayons on the bathtub. I’m not gonna lie- it takes a little elbow grease to get these off the wall, but they come off and my son practices drawing, letters and numbers in the tube and stays entertained!
Be Amazing Toys Energy Stick
This is another favorite of my sons! You simply pick a colored tablet, drop it in the bathtub and it quickly dissolves turning the water to the color of the tablet. You can even mix colors to make new colors! I’ve never had these stain my tub or my kid! They are by Crayola anyway so you know they are high quality.
So for under $10 you can get this awesome Lego Super Hero set. My son has this thing where if the set doesn’t come with Lego people, he doen’t get as excited about it. These Super Hero sets come with two people. You can find them with the Hulk, Captain America, Flash, Robin and Spider Man!
If you’ve got a kid who loves the Lego Friends, you an get this awesome simple packs for around $5!
Apparently these are grab bag type purchases, like baseball cards, you don’t know what you are going to get. But isn’t that part of the fun? All these little hero’s are pretty awesome to me.
Okay so these are a little over budget but they are darn cute! And it’s nice that they have volume limiting capabilities.
Because sometimes you want a more feminine nerf gun. These mini nerf guns are the perfect small size for a stocking!
My 4 year old LOVES this toothbrush. It talks, makes Lightsaber sounds, lights up and all works as a timer to get your kid to brush for 2 minutes!!
My son really likes to have a light in his room at night and lately he’s been a little obsessed with flashlights. I love these projector flash lights since they are functional and entertaining with various projection disk designs you can swap out.
This is another option for your brainiac type kids or kids who just like gross science projects!
I hope that you found this gift list helpful.
And if you want more gift ideas check out one of these other gift idea posts from Thrifty Little Mom!
Kim’s is the party planning, cupcake loving, celebration catalyst behind the Thrifty Little Mom Blog. Kim was a pro event planner for over 7 years before she became a full-time blogger. Kim is the author of: Live, Save, Spend, Repeat: The Life You Want with the Money You Have. She’s been featured on Time.com, Money.com, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Day and more! Kim aims to inspire you to create parties, celebrations and gatherings that everyone loves!