Action figures are the perfect size to tuck away in a Christmas stocking. Other small toys — from little cars to decks of cards — are also a great idea for young kids. Consider going old-school with tiny toy soldiers and miniature cowboys and Indians too.
Everyone loves bubbles! Instead of ordinary bubbles, look for fun, colored bubbles to slip into your kids' Christmas stockings. They come in cool colors like blue, pink or green, but they don't stain clothes, furniture or floors.
Women young and old love glitzy jewelry. And you don't have to splurge on expensive, fine jewelry for it to be appreciated. Get fun costume jewelry — from chunky cocktail rings to stacks of colorful bangles to dangling earrings.
Add a one-use camera to everyone's Christmas stocking this year, and ask them to take pictures on Christmas morning and throughout the day. You'll love all the cute candid shots you'll get. When you get them developed, you can fill an entire photo album.
On Christmas, gift cards in your children's Christmas stockings can be a nice added bonus to their other gifts. Consider gift cards from T.J.Maxx. They come in denominations starting at just $25 and can be used at HomeGoods and Marshalls stores too.
The weather is cooling down, so keep your kid warm with a new pair of gloves or mittens. Mom and Dad also appreciate gloves in their stockings for those cold winter mornings.
For young teens who have just started wearing makeup, tuck lip gloss and nail polish into their Christmas stockings. Body lotions, scented soaps and hair products are also top choices.
Look for talking or musical toothbrushes in fun colors, or toothbrushes that feature your kids' favorite characters. Getting a new toothbrush on Christmas is a funny tradition in many families.
Crazy straws, puffy stickers, temporary tattoos and crayons in unique shapes are also fun stocking stuffers for kids. Dad may like razors or pens, while Mom might like bubble bath or hair-tie balls.
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