Sometimes it’s hard to find affordable, useful AND small gifts to fill a baby’s first Christmas stocking. I wanted to find a variety of items that can be used long after the holidays, are under $20 (most are under $10), and are small enough to fit in a Christmas stocking. Here are a few of the best stocking stuffers that are sure to make the season merry.
The Best Baby Stocking Stuffers:
Do Not Touch Tag
These lighthearted tags help with a very serious problem – people touching vulnerable babies when they shouldn't. We have everything from sweet butterflies to severed fingers (depending on how hard you'd like to drive the point home) that can go on your car seat, stroller, or carrier. You can find the whole selection in our shop.
Skip Hop has new Bandana Buddies Teethers including a Christmas Tree and this Winter Fox. 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 them on the Skip Hop site and a selection of other Buddies on Amazon.
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
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 and on Amazon.
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 and on Amazon.
Organic Cotton Chime Rattle
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 and on Amazon.
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 and on Amazon.
Chunky Christmas Books
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 and on Amazon.
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.
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.
This little deer's 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 it and an assortment of other friends on Amazon.
These simple onesies are ubiquitous for good reason. You can layer them, use them as sleepwear, or as a blowout backup. These Gerber onesies come in a five-pack and in a few colors on Amazon.
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. HABA is another brand where you can't go wrong if you wanted to check out their other toys. You can find the Clutching Toy on Amazon.
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.
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. You can find them in a variety of colors on Amazon.
Wee Gallery Stroller Cards
These beautifully illustrated cards are super sturdy and held together with a ring and strap that connects to your stroller, backpack, or diaper bag. You can find them 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.
If your baby has started solids, snacks like rusks, puffs, or these organic puffs from Baby Bellies 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.
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 in a few colors on Amazon.
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.
Loulou Lollipop makes these beautiful, soft bibs that come in a variety of patterns. I've picked their Merry and Bright pattern because it has a bit of a holiday theme without it being full 'Santa Comes to Town'. You can find them all on the Loulou Lollipop website and on Amazon.
Bright Starts Oball Shaker
This colorful rattle has two minis flexible, teethable Oballs that are easy to hold and the beads create fun sounds. You can find it on Amazon.
This little six pack can be used for wiping faces and hands and used in the bath. You can find them on Amazon.
The First Years Stack N Count Cups
These eight brightly colored cups stack together with unique holes in the bottom for water play. You can find them on Amazon.
Dr. Brown's Natural Baby Diaper Cream
This cloth friendly diaper cream is hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, contains no petroleum jelly, parabens, phthalates, or sulfates, and is Cruelty-Free. Find it on Amazon.
Got any other great baby stocking stuffer ideas?
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