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The Best Baby Stocking Stuffers

By Rhiannon Giles

Sometimes it’s hard to find small, inexpensive AND useful presents to fill a baby’s Christmas stocking, but here are just a few baby stocking stuffers that are sure to make the season merry.

I’ve also set up a list on Amazon if you want to shop all these little things in one spot.

The Best Baby Stocking Stuffers:

Boon Squirt Spoon

Best Stocking Stuffers for a Baby: Boon Spoon

his handy gadget holds up to 3oz of pureed baby food and lets you dispense it one bite at a time, directly into the spoon. It’s great for the diaper bag. They are on Amazon.

green sprouts Cool Calm Press

Baby Stocking Stuffer: Turtle Cooling Pack for boo boos

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 for on Amazon or on the Green Sprout site.

Gerber Onesies

Practical Stocking Stuffers for Babies: you can never go wrong with onesies

These simple onesies are ubiquitous for good reason. You can layer them, decorate them, and use them as rags once they are too stained to use as clothing. Find them on Amazon.

Safety 1st Cradle Cap Brush and Comb

Infant Stocking Stuffer: Cradle Cap Brush

Cradle cap – that flaky skin on your baby’s scalp that you just can’t help but pick at. Use this brush to give your little one a gentle noogie to loosen things up, and then use the comb to pull it all away. Get them from Amazon.

HABA Magica Clutching Toy

Stocking Stuffers for Babies that aren't crap: Haba Toy

I’ve got to be honest with you. Whenever I go to someone’s house and they have these HABA beads out for their baby, I steal them for myself. I mean, I don’t take them home with me because I’m not an asshole, but I definitely play with them the whole time I’m visiting. They are on Amazon.

Fisher-Price Coffee Cup Teether

Fun Stocking Stuffers for a Baby: Fisher Price Teether

I love it when companies take basic baby toys and dress them up to look like items we use as adults. Keys, phones, or these adorable coffee cup teethers. Let your kid drink their morning latte right along with you. On Amazon, they’re really not that much more expensive than the ones you drink.

Baby Face Balm

earth mama face balm

For drooling chins and drippy noses. You can find it here.

Babyganics Teething Gel Pods

Practical Stocking Stuffers for a Baby: Teething 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. Shop them at Target.

Goumikids Organic Soft Stay On Unisex Scratch Baby Mittens

Baby Stocking Stuffers that you'll actually use

Does your baby have tiny razor blades attached to her fingers? Whether she is drawing blood from her own face or your neck, give these baby mittens a try. They have elastic and velcro to help keep them on their hands, instead of lost down your cleavage. They come in two sizes and a variety of cute designs. They’re on Amazon.

Zutano Cozie Fleece Booties

Small Christmas gifts for a baby

These soft fleece booties give you an extra layer to keep your baby’s feet warm when venturing outside. They are adjustable and you can pick between solid or contrasting colors. For babies starting to crawl or walk, Zutano also makes a version with grippy bottoms. These range from about $15 – $25, depending on size and design.

Baby Beanie Hat Top Knot

Small Christmas gifts for a baby

It doesn’t matter if it’s 75 degrees and sunny, if you take your baby out without a hat after labor day, somebody’s well-meaning grandmother will scold you for risking pneumonia. Don’t worry yourself with the haters, but if it is a bit nippy outside, go ahead and throw on one of these simple cotton hats from Copper Pearl. Shop them here.

Green sprouts Chime Rattle Made From Organic Cotton

Practical Stocking Stuffers for a Baby:

This crocheted cotton rattle provides interesting textures for your baby’s gums. It’s soft enough that when he hits himself 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 Amazon or from the Green Sprouts site.

Natursutten Bpa-free Natural Rubber Teether Toy

Practical Stocking Stuffers for a Baby: teether

You probably recognize the Italian brand Natursutten from their utilitarian pacifier that some babies prefer over all others. This simple star-shaped teether is made from the same natural rubber and with the same high safety standards. Sometimes simple is better. Amazon.

green sprouts Spout Adapter for Water Bottle

Stocking stuffer for a baby: water bottle adapter

You know when you go to the children’s museum with your older infant and you forget her sippy cup and the only options you have are to somehow maneuver a six-month-old over the water fountain without drowning her or buy $5 bottle of water? With the green sprouts water bottle sippy cup adapter you won’t have to watch your dollars spill down the front of her shirt when the turns the whole thing upside down. Especially since you also forgot a change of clothes.  Shop them on Amazon or on the Green Sprouts site.

Chunky Christmas Books (3 Pack)

Christmas gift for baby: Chunky board books

These palm-sized picture books will fill up extra space in most stockings and will help your baby recognize and learn various holiday objects. Amazon.

Baby Wisp

Small christmas gifts for baby girls: baby wisp hair clips

These adorable 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.

Chewbeads Gramercy Stroller Toy

Stocking Stuffers for Babies: Teething ring

Protip: If you hang a hard rattle from the top of your son’s stroller it will him in the face when you move forward. Avoid that by not hanging things where they’ll swing like a pendulum at face level, but also use soft toys like these chewbeads that are fun to grasp, chew on, and move around. Get one 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. 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.

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

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