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Practical Baby Stocking Stuffer Ideas for 2022

By Amy Morrison
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Sometimes it’s hard to find affordable, useful AND small gifts to fill a baby’s first Christmas stocking, but here are a few of the best stocking stuffers that are sure to make the season merry.

The Best Baby Stocking Stuffers:

Stroller Toy

This adorable Yeti Bandana Buddies Teether is new this year along with an adorable Deer. The cute chime and easy grip keeps everyone busy at home and on the go. Complete with a textured teether and a colorful clip that easily attaches to strollers. You can find the Yeti and the Deer on the Skip Hop site and a selection of other Buddies on Amazon.

baby eating with boon spoon

Boon Squirt Spoon

This handy silicone gadget holds up to 3oz of pureed baby food and lets you dispense it directly into the spoon. It’s great for the diaper bag too. You can find them on Amazon.

Stay-dry Milk-catcher Bibs (3 pack)

I love these bibs because they have a super absorbent collar that soaks up all the various 'baby liquids' that can cause neck rashes. They have two outer layers of soft, absorbent terry with a waterproof inner layer and an adjustable hook-and-loop closure for easy on and off. They come in a few color sets and you can find them on the Green Sprouts site.

freezeable compress for kids

Cool Calm Press

If your baby isn’t moving around much yet, you may not realize how often they fall, bang, and crash into everything by the time they start walking. These cute animal-shaped ice packs help keep the goose eggs to a minimum. Find them on the Green Sprout site.

organic chime rattle

Chime Rattle Made From Organic Cotton

This organic cotton rattle provides interesting textures for your baby’s gums, plus, it’s soft enough that when they hit themselves on the head with it, it won’t hurt. It’s from green sprouts, so you know the fabrics and dyes are safe. And yes, you can wash it. Order it from the Green Sprouts site.

water bottle adapter for babies

Water Bottle Adapter

This brilliant gadget converts any water bottle into a sippy cup. It's great to have in your diaper bag or car for those 'oh, crap' I forgot a sippy cup moments. Shop them on the Green Sprouts site.

Chunky Christmas Books (3 Pack)

These mini palm-sized board books are fun to hold and keep with the holiday theme. Amazon.

Silicone Teether Toothbrush

This soft, double-sided, silicone teether is easy to hold and safely massages and cleans sensitive gums and budding teeth. The shape also means they won't constantly gag themselves like they can with a typical toothbrush shape. Find it on the Green Sprouts site.

S-Curved Nail Files

S-Curved Nail Files

The file follows the contour of your baby’s nails for a smooth finish after clipping or use on its own to tackle those mini razorblade talons. For the record, FridaBaby makes amazing products so peruse their whole baby line for great gift ideas. Find them on Amazon.

Bath Brush

This brush is great for cradle cap (or cradle crap as my grandmother used to call it) but is still soft enough to use everywhere. Find it on Amazon.

WubbaNub Polar Bear

This new limited-edition baby Polar Bear's plush legs are super-easy for tiny hands to grab hold of, while the unique style of the WubbaNub pacifier always allows it to remain close and be easily positioned by your baby. You can find the Polar Bear on the WubbaNub site and an assortment of other friends on Amazon.

plain white baby onesies


These simple onesies are ubiquitous for good reason. You can layer them, use them as sleepwear, or as a blowout backup. Find them on Amazon.

wooden clutching toy for babies

HABA Magica Clutching Toy

These wooden beads are made from fancy trees in Germany and use water-based, solvent-free lacquers to make the surface extremely resistant to wear and safe for chewing. They are on Amazon.

burt's bees baby shampoo and wash

Baby Wash

Bath accessories always make great stocking stuffers because kids always need baths. Plus, bubbles are fun and festive, right? I found this Burt's Bees Baby Shampoo and Wash on Amazon.

Munchkin Bath Bobbers

These bath toys bob vs squirt so they won’t get filled with gunk. They are also the perfect size for little hands making bath time tons of fun. You can find these ones on Amazon.

teething gel pods

Babyganics Teething Gel Pods

These packets of teething gel are portable and benzocaine free. You can keep a couple in the diaper bag to have ready when the teething crankies get turned up high. I actually tried these myself and they work surprisingly well. You can find them on Amazon.

baby feet with white socks


While socks might not be a fun stocking stuffer, they certainly are a practical filler. I like these ones because they are 100% cotton and feature grippers to prevent slipping. They come in packs of 14 on Amazon.

Zutano Cozie Fleece Booties

These cozy soft fleece booties have a cult-like following for good reason. They keep your newborn baby's feet warm and they stay on! For babies starting to crawl or walk and toddlers, Zutano also makes a version with grippy bottoms. You can find them in a variety of colors and sizes on Amazon.

Small christmas gifts for baby girls: baby wisp hair clips

Baby Wisp

These adorable hair bows and headbands are built to stay put on even the baldest of baby heads. You can check our review, or buy them on Amazon.

amara organic smoothie melts


If your baby has started solids, snacks like rusks, puffs or these organic smoothie melts from Amara are fun treats without getting into candy. Plus, the pincher grip you need to eat them can help with fine motor skills. You can find them here on Amazon.

squatichi foot measuring device


This foot measuring device helps you figure out shoe sizes for your kids up to age 12. Handy for online shopping and confirming fit before a dreaded trip to the mall. You can find it on Amazon.

Emergency Contact Magnet

Emergency Contact Magnet

This custom magnet keeps emergency information at the ready when you need it most. Handy for grandparents or babysitters too. You can find them here.

Security Blankets

Loulou Lollipop makes these beautiful muslin lovies that are soft and come in a variety of patterns. I've picked their Merry and Bright pattern but you could go more neutral if you didn't want a holiday theme. You can find them all on the Loulou Lollipop website.

Got any other great baby stocking stuffer ideas?

Let me know if you have any other ideas and I’ll add them to the list!

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