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34 Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers For Kids They'll Truly Love

From nostalgic toys to TikTok faves, find the perfect little prezzie for any age.

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1. A bag of Reindeer Farts Cotton Candy too epically funny to eat. The best part? 10% of all profits are donated to charities that provide toys for children in need.

The cotton candy packaging
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Promising review: "This was absolutely the best stocking stuffer of all this past year! Everyone, young & old, loved it! The laughs were many and the cotton candy inside was so good! Awesome product! I will buy again." —Peggy N

Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

Current shipping time is six days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

2. A rainbow puzzle ball where the end *goal* is to match all eleven balls to their corresponding color rings by pressing and sliding the balls through the open slots. Basically, a heck of a workout for your kids' brains and hands.

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Promising review: "I was doubtful that my 5-year-old would like this, but took a chance. It took him a little bit to figure out how to push the balls around, but once he got the hang of it he didn't put it down for days. It challenged his thinking and also was cause/effect solving too. It was perfect for our car trip. Great purchase!" —Timothy Mitchell

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

Current shipping time is eight-nine days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

3. A pack of parachute toys ingeniously designed not to tangle despite being tossed excitedly from the top of the stairs or a balcony over and over.

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Promising review: "Whoever thought of this design is genius. My 5-year-old loves these and it's his favorite gift among all the other (much more expensive) ones we got for him. The no tangle design is genius. I can't count how many of the standard string-type ones we have gotten tangled before finding these." — hiker0811

Promising review: "My son had received a parachute guy at a parade over the summer and loved it. I wanted to get him some as a stocking stuffer and I found these. These are AWESOME!!! They don’t tangle, they are made of awesome material (not plastic-bag material) and are so fun to be used again and again. He loves throwing the over the railing at the top of the steps!!" —Moyse family

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $14.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

4. A pack of Lucky Fortune collectible bracelets that comes with four individually wrapped fortune cookies. Crack 'em open to reveal an adjustable surprise bracelet with a charm and a paper fortune. Who wouldn't feel lucky to find these in their stocking?

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Each package contains a fortune cookie shaped bracelet holder with a surprise Lucky Fortune charm bracelet and matching paper fortune. This pack includes four cookies and four bracelets.

Promising review: "Daughter loved the bracelets and I personally think they’re one of the best blind box items I’ve ever seen. So much is just plastic junk but this is well-designed and may actually be worn and used for a long time!" —Andrew L.

Promising review: "100% worth the buy! My daughter loved these! The presentation from the beginning to end makes the perfect gift! My daughter got the Ultra Rare on opening her first one! She was so excited she couldn’t even take it! The price is right, the cookie part you can close back up and reuse. I thought you had to throw that part away and I’m happy I was wrong about that. If you're not sure on buying these just do it! My daughter was SO happy and thanked me all day long! Thank you!" —Kindle Customer

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

5. A Zero mood light just the right amount of ghostly cute to win over fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The glowing mini lamp shaped like Zero the dog
BoxLunch

Get it from BoxLunch for $16.03.

Standard shipping arrives in three to eight business days. Expedited overnight and two-to-three-day shipping options are available at additional cost. 

6. A Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza card game that'll have the whole family in tears from *belly laughing* so hard.

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Pass out all the cards to the players and keep all the stacks face down. Everyone takes a turn putting a card down in the middle, while saying "taco," "cat," "goat," "cheese," and "pizza," in that order. If the picture on your card matches the word that's said, everyone races against each other to slap their hand on the central pile of cards. Whoever is last must take the pile of cards and add them to their stack, and the person who runs out of cards first wins!

Promising review: "The title says it all! You must buy this game if you’re looking to get your kids off their butts, computers, phones, or TV! My children sat for hours, five to be exact, just playing this and laughing. It was a lot of fun for my husband and I to hear them not fighting and doing something together. Loads of fun!! We even loved playing with them!! 🥰🤘" —Melinda Haiden

Promising review: "Simple, adorable, small little deck of FUN! We each get a game every Christmas, and sometimes I'll throw an extra in as a stocking stuffer. This was a stocking stuffer, but three days of playing later, I can confirm that it is the most fun. We had some great games this year but for simplicity (this is an out-of-the-box, five-seconds-later-you're-playing kind of game) and fun Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza got the most laughs and the most straight-up fun." —L. Johnson

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

Current shipping time is nine days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

7. And an Uno Minecraft card game if you've ever asked yourself "What is the appeal of Minecraft?" TBH, this might not answer the question but the combo is sure to be a hit with die-hard fans.

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Promising review: "My sons (7 & 4) love Minecraft! I purchased this for my 7-year-old as a birthday present and we play almost every day. So easy to play that my 4-year-old can play too and doesn’t need to ‘be on a team.’ Hours of fun for such a simple game." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

Current shipping time is nine days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

8. A flying orb with flashing lights that'll float in the air and boomerang back to you leaving everyone in the room asking "what is this sorcery?"

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Promising review: "This toy is so much fun, it can be used in so many ways. It’s not your usual floating toy. It can be used to float and play with like others in its class but this one can do a few extra things like a boomerang you can throw it at an angle and it actually comes back to you. You can also throw it directly at a target, which also makes fun for throwing it back and forth with a friend, or you can hover it and have it fly around the room. It charges fast and can be played with for around 20 minutes before needing another charge. My son really enjoyed this toy!" —Natalie

Get it from Amazon for $43.99 (available in three colors).

Current shipping time is six days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

9. A screaming goat figurine for teens or fully grown kids who'll think it's absolutely hysterical to express their frustration via this bleating sidekick. Just press the button and it lets out an "AAAHHHHHHHH!"

The goat figurine, plus the box it comes in and the booklet
Amazon

It also comes with a 32-page illustrated booklet all about goats. Not gonna lie, you're probably going to regret this purchase after listening to a few hundred bleats 😂.

Promising review: "This little piece of screaming plastic has created an excellent outlet for resolving frustrations in our home. Every time a conflict or struggle arises we push the little goat, get a gratifying screech, chuckle and move on throughout our day. No regrets on purchasing this. When you get one, get four or five because you're going to want to share with family and friends." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $7.71.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

10. And a pack of s'mores-flavored ChapSticks yummy enough to eat. The only downside is little ones will keep begging for more.

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Promising review: "The flavors are exactly what they are suppose to be. With the chocolate, it makes me feel like I have chocolate candy on me. It tastes exactly like like candy bar. I prefer the graham cracker flavor, my 7-year-old grandson took the chocolate and my 11-year-old took the marshmallow one. My 2-year-old granddaughter got some on her lips and must have thought it was candy because we turned to look and she had already eaten half of hers. LOL" —Kathy Johnson

Get the pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

11. A pack of Smencils aka scented pencils exuding some serious holiday vibes with mint cocoa, candy cane, sugar plum, gingerbread, and snowberry aromas to make homework, dare I say, cheerful.

five pencils with an elf, gingerbread man, snowman, santa, and penguin designs
Amazon

PS: These are HB No. 2 graphite pencils made from 100% recycled newspapers.

Promising review: These were a stocking stuffer for my son, as his school store sells Smencils and he LOVES them. These were a HUGE hit. The smells all smell like they should, with no nasty chemical smell that sometimes happens with some holiday-scented things. I loved the Snowberry and the Hot Cocoa." —Shawnee

Get a pack of five from Amazon for $9.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

12. A Lego BrickHeadz Nutcracker Building Kit with a cool moveable mouth that'll add all the Christmas feels when you assemble and display these with your kiddos.

a nutcracker figure next to a christmas tree
Amazon

Recommended for ages 10+.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

13. A pack of Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes, which just might make you shed happy tears as you reminisce about your childhood when nothing was more satisfying than drawing on the surface to reveal the rainbow colors underneath.

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The scratch art box comes with a wooden stylus and 125 rainbow mini notes so the kiddos can jot down notes, etch doodles, and create cool illustrations and designs.

Promising review: "I bought this for my daughter as a stocking stuffer for Christmas! I remember using these when I was in school and they are just as awesome as I remember! It comes with a wooden stick to use and you can draw anything and it looks like a rainbow! My daughter loves them and I love them too, so they are good for most ages! Its definitely a fun little activity we do together! Makes a great gift!" —Brittany B.

Get a set from Amazon for $9.79.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

14. Palm-sized Squishy Little Dumplings with big personalities that are as BFF material as it gets. They come with 50+ reactions, chic accessories, and their legs pop up when you squeeze their cheeks.

two dumpling toys
Amazon

Promising review: "My 9-year-old is a sensitive soul and loves cute things. This is the perfect balance of being really freaking cute but not too 'young' for him." —Danielle F

Get it from Amazon for $10.04+ (available in two characters).

Current shipping time is five days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

15. A pack of Crayola Globbles so your mini tornadoes can run around the house hurling these sticky globs at the wall or ceiling. Don't panic, parents, reviewers say they don't leave a sticky residue.

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Promising review: "I waited over two months to write my review! My 4-year-old daughter plays with these DAILY! YES they do attract dirt and hair. HOWEVER they are so easy to rinse off it's not a big deal! We took these to a family gathering and ended up giving two away because they were SO loved! The two we gave away went to a 12-year-old and my 19-year-old brother. They discovered throwing them at the ceiling fan and watching them shoot across the room, which was pretty entertaining! None of them have busted or ripped and they are definitely NOT gentle with them! I will definitely be buying more!" —Kindle Customer

Promising review: "Amazing toys! My 1- and 2-year-old LOVE them! They scream 'sticky balls!' and run around throwing them on the fridge, windows, cabinets, walls, etc. Easy to wash and air-dry, and don't lose their stickiness! My new go-to gift! Love them!"Rachel

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $20.49.

Current shipping time is three days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

16. A value pack of reusable 500+ puffy stickers that'll keep your toddler engaged for hours (which is nothing short of a miracle, TBH). Plus, they're easy for little ones to peel, stick...and restick all by themselves.

20 sheets of stickers
Amazon

The stickers feature letters, numbers, vehicles, butterflies, deep-sea life, animals, fish, dinosaurs, and more.

Promising review: "I love that they are removable. They don’t leave marks on your window. You can even place them back on the plastic sheet and use them again. I have a busy box for my toddler and these stickers are in there. She peels them off and puts them on the lid of the box and then peels them off again and puts them back. She creates scenes with them. She puts them on windows at home. I peel them off and put them back. They really are fantastic stickers." —Elizabeth A. Zapf

Get a pack of 20 sheets from Amazon for $6.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

17. Or a pack of 50 different The Office stickers perfect for older kids whose fave pastime is watching the show and quoting Dwight...over and over.

Amazon

Promising review: "HUGE hit!! Purchased these as a a simple stocking stuffer for my The Office–loving 9-year-old. They ended up being one of his favorite gifts! They stick well to the surfaces of his desk and water bottles. They've held up during multiple washes of the bottles as well. Well worth the purchase, you won't be disappointed!." —Mommy2Khi

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

18. A book of 642 Tiny Things to Draw, so tiny doodlers never run out of inspiration.

Amazon

Promising review: "Bought this for my very artistic 13-year-old daughter. She's forever asking, "What should I draw?" I crossed my fingers when I ordered this, as we've tried many other books to inspire her that didn't. When I gave it to her, I was expecting a lukewarm response. However, as she thumbed through the book, she started giggling and smiling and couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I even got a spontaneous hug. She ran to the door when her dad got home to show him the book. And I think that the 642 options may just keep her inspired for a few weeks! ;) Any book that can charm a 13 yo girl is a keeper in my book!" —Fascinated viewer

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

Current shipping time is five days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

19. A Tamagotchi because you want to share some ’90s nostalgia with your kiddos but let's be honest you're secretly hoping you'll end up being the one taking care of this needy virtual pet.

A rainbow colored virtual pet toy
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And for anyone who's looking for a slightly bigger gift, check out the Tamagotchi Pix, an upgraded version with futuristic features like a color screen, camera, and ability to *go on playdates* with your virtual pet by connecting to a friend's device.

Promising review: "These were a surprise hit with my 6-year-old and 11-year-old! They have been diligently taking care of their pets off and on all day today...and with new video games and all things Christmas going on, that’s saying a lot!" —Frick n Frack

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 34 styles).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

20. A pack of brightly colored stacking cups that'll inexplicably become your babe's fave open-ended toy. Just trust the 60,000 5-star (!!!) reviews and the many, many reviewers who have said "this is the best $4 I've spent on a toy."

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Bonus: These have holes in the bottom for water play and come with a cute star ring to keep them together.

Promising review: "I got these as a stocking stuffer for my 15-month-old and off all the toys she got for Christmas this is her favorite and also the least expensive. I let her open them first and then she didn’t want to play with any of the other toys. Haha." —Lauren

Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $4.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

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21. Lightsaber chopsticks perfect for the Star Wars fanatics in your life. These emanate a glow that'll turn a sushi or noodle dinner into an out-of-this-galaxy experience.

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Promising review: "I ordered these for my older boys who love Star Wars. The light is bright and is a great conversation starter when we company over or when my boys decided they need to start a lightsaber battle halfway into dinner. LOL! Definitely recommend for Star Wars fans for a fun addition to your kitchen utensils." —Ace

Get it from Amazon for $10.97+ (available in 11 colors and also in two-packs and three-packs).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

22. And an itty-bitty Baby Yoda Bluetooth speaker to clip onto their backpack or blast their fave tunes in their room. But don't be fooled — reviewers say what it lacks in size, it makes up for with some serious out-of-this-galaxy sound.

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Promising review: "I bought this for my 8-year-old son because he kept stealing my portable speaker. He absolutely loved it! Decent sound quality and he loves to blast the speaker. It does go pretty loud but not obnoxiously loud. Great product." —Mom of boys

Get it from Amazon for $15.69.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

23. A pack of sheet masks in cute animal faces like llama, otter, and panda so they can have a wildly fun spa day with their besties.

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Promising review: "Very cute and fun. Great for slumber parties! Gentle on the skin, used on 10-year-olds and they loved the fun designs. They smelled nice, too." —Dmp

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.25.

Current shipping time is four days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

24. A bestselling pack of fine-tip pens because you want to give the students on your list the most ~ink-credibly~ smooth writing experience of their life. Plus, reviewers say these don't bleed through paper.

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Promising review: "Perfect Christmas gift for my daughter who just started bullet journaling. She loves how it feels in her hands, glides nicely over different types of paper and good price. She likes this so much that she now uses it for highlighting her projects for school. I will probably be buying her another one." —Dorothy

Get a pack of 18 from Amazon for $9.49.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

25. An Elf Snowball Showdown card game so the whole fam can join Buddy the Elf in a surprise snowball aka card fight. "Throw" a set of like-colored snowball cards at your opponents and they can return fire. The last elf standing wins!

cards with festive designs
Amazon

For three to six players. Recommended for ages 6+.

Promising review: "We have played this now with kids and adults. Surprisingly works with both! Hilarious game." —hanson traw

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

Current shipping time is four days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

26. A necklace activity set with more than 30,000 5-star reviews (!!!) that'll *charm* any child who would love nothing more than to make fancy jewelry for themselves.

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My preschooler is OBSESSED with making these necklaces and I love that it keeps her off the screen. She totes her creations around in the adorable carry case and enjoys making Mommy (and Daddy!) wear them.

Promising review: "My 3-year-old twins loved it, entertained for hours which is rare and so worth $7. Perfect for teaching coordination, color patterns, encourages creativity. The necklaces are a soft, stretchy material with a safe breakaway clasp but that also stays on well. I wore a necklace for hours around the house & didn't fall off. The beads are cute and a good variety of colors. Overall great project, loads of fun for toddlers." —Lyss

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in 16 styles).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

27. A small yet super-cute Baby Shark cube plushie to sing their fave song every time they squeeze it. I mean, which parent wouldn't want to spend the holidays listening to baby shark, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo on repeat? JK!

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Promising review: "I ordered this for my 14-month-old and it’s the perfect size! (think softball sizes) plays a good portion of the baby shark song. Very easy to press unlike other singing stuffed animals. It’s going to be a stocking stuffer although he grabbed this out of the box first. 😂 Worth the $7.99." —LOlive

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

28. A pack of clear jelly lipsticks with real flowers inside that leave a subtle tint. A luxe gift worthy of every future Insta influencer who keeps getting caught using their parent's expensive makeup.

Six pink lipsticks with colorful flowers inside
Amazon

Promising review: "These are adorable and so pretty! I got them for Christmas for my 8-year-old and she loves them. They all have a different light shade of pink and are so soft and moisturizing. I liked them so much I stole one from her LOL." —Katy Bradley

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $15.98.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

29. And a nontoxic mermaid makeup set in possibly the most dazzling packaging (hello, sparkly tail). The perfect prezzie for little ones who love glamming up.

A blue shimmery mermaid shaped makeup set
Amazon

The set comes with a body shimmer pot, two nail polishes, lip gloss tube, lip gloss compact with brush, large makeup brush, and a mermaid tail–shaped bag. Plus, reviewers say these are gentle on sensitive skin and easily washable.

Promising review: "I bought this makeup for my daughter, who loves to wear princess makeup and especially loves mermaids. It has a nice packaging, arrived on time, and the most important thing is that it did not burn her face or give her an allergy, which makes me very happy. I recommend it, it's a nice gift for your princess." —Carolina Angulo

Get a set from Amazon for $11.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

30. A pocket-sized version of Jenga ideal for some stacking-and-toppling fun on the go.

small wooden jenga game
Amazon

The box comes with 18 mini Jenga blocks. Recommended for ages 6+.

Promising review: "I bought this as a stocking stuffer for my daughter and it was just perfect for the occasion. She, and her college mates, have it handy in their dorm room now. Great little gift." —Kevin Wilson

Get it from Amazon for $4.49.

Current shipping time is 11 days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

31. A pack of Melissa & Doug Take-Along Magnetic Jigsaw Puzzles that'll have Paw Patrol–obsessed kids squealing with delight. It's designed like a book that unfolds and has a carrying handle, making it perfect for travel.

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Each book includes two magnetic jigsaw puzzles, 15 pieces each, featuring friends and scenes from Paw Patrol.

Promising review: "I bought this for our 4-year-old grandson who loves Paw Patrol. It's heavy and looks well made. Hopefully it will keep him entertained for a while on long rides to visit us." —Tracy Crump

Get it from Amazon for $6.88.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

32. A pack of Mini Brands mystery balls with five mystery compartments that open up to reveal mini replicas of your fave brands like Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Heinz ketchup and more! I mean, these are literally a TikTok phenomenon with 3 billion+ views and counting.

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Promising review: "My 8-year-old daughter has loved collecting Mini Brands and was really excited for Series 2! She noted how one of the packages looked so real that they even had a word search on it. The detail is awesome and they are so fun to collect! She really wants to get some rare ones so hopefully we’ll find them soon!" —Heidi M.

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10 (also available in series 1 and series 3).

Current shipping time is 7-10 days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

33. A bath bomb with a surprise necklace because fizzy bath + colored water + magical unicorn charm = win.

the purple bath bomb topped with sprinkles and three unicorn charms
Amazon

Promising review: "I love these bath bombs so much. This is the second Christmas that I bought one for my 5-year-old daughter as a stocking stuffer & they never disappoint. The jewelry inside is good quality and a nice surprise for kids as well." —Melissa

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five styles).

Current shipping time is three days for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

34. A small sphere light to show any kiddo that you love them to ~the moon and back~.

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Promising review: "This little moon is amazing! My 4-year-old is obsessed with anything space so this was a no-brainer. She loves that it changes colors and that it comes with a remote. She loves that she can pick a new color every night and sometimes we just let it cycle through the colors on its own, which is so soothing. Charging is very simple too and doesn't take very long to charge either." —szero4

Get it from Amazon for $26.65 (available in four sizes).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; shipping times subject to change.

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