The Cutest Kids' Stockings and What to Stuff Them With

Deck your mantel (or staircase or beds) with charming stockings selected just for your kiddo. Plus, shop what we'd put in each stocking.

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December 01, 2021

When it comes to Christmas shopping, I can check the big items off my list pretty quickly. However, every year I seem to forget stocking stuffers until the last minute, so my kids' stockings end up being a jumble of randomness.

This season, I love the idea of creating a theme to work around and filling their stockings with buys tailored to their specific personalities. My oldest, the reader, is loving the Who Was? series and I'm eyeing the miniature library I found (scroll to the end!). My youngest, the artist, will have a stocking filled with colored pencils, sketchbooks and other creative endeavors.

Here's to the year of planning the best stockings ever.

These crewel stockings are bedecked in adorable decorations, from cats and dogs to gnomes and penguins. Your tiny kiddos will love the fun designs, as well as the tactile appeal of these playful stockings. When filling them for your littlest ones, look for adorable teethers, engaging baby toys (how fun is the koala tumbler?) and sweet musical playthings.

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$25.99

Decked out in Nordic inspiration, this cross-stitched stocking is the perfect pairing of math and art. Fill your STEM kiddos' stockings with toys that challenge their logic, building and science skills.

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For your art-loving kid, this confetti-inspired stocking has an array of hues woven throughout and is trimmed in playful tassels. Let creativity reign supreme with their stocking stuffers. Try a kit for making mini creatures or crafting their own wobbly snowman. And, of course, don't forget blank journals and drawing tools for their most imaginative moments.

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$15

Luxe velvet trims this plush mauve faux fur stocking for a posh look and feel that's totally of the moment. Even our young ones would love a day at the spa, so create a stocking filled with little moments of pampering: bath bombs, cozy socks and pretty hair accessories.

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This felt stocking is pure magic with a festive snowman applique. Grab a collection of games they can play by themselves and with family, as well as creative puzzles that will keep the fun going long after Christmas morning.

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As if it came right out of a storybook, this screen-printed stocking features a whimsical black-and-gold illustration. Stick beloved stories (The Rabbit Listened is one of our faves.) and books about historical figures in your wordsmith's stocking. And be sure to check out the miniature library, which allows your child to create her own little bookcase complete with 30 tiny volumes.

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