10 Stocking Stuffers for Kids Under $10

Fill your kids' stockings with these fun, educational and original gifts that definitely won't break the bank.

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December 13, 2019

If you've ever seen those hilarious tweets from parents on the internet, then you know that kids really don't need much to be entertained. In fact, more often than not, they're just as happy to play with a box or your smartphone as they are some shiny new toy. (Gotta love 'em!)

So, you don't necessarily need to go all out when shopping for stocking stuffers; a fun and educational little something will do just fine. Here are ten small toys that you can slip in between the chocolate and candy and that your kiddo is sure to like.


It's no secret that kids love blind bags and surprise eggs. The ultimate toy from last year is now a collectible mini version with three layers of hidden surprises to "hatch" and discover.

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Your little one will get great use out of this on-the-go art kit. Featuring mazes, coloring, spot-the-difference games and more, this clever roll gives them six feet of fun to enjoy while in the car, on a plane or at grandma's house.

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Take pretend shopping to the next level with this Melissa & Doug wallet, complete with bills, coins, credit cards, a driver's license and even a library card. Kids will adore getting to shop like adults for once!

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Does your kiddo just love dinosaurs? If so, then they'll definitely get a kick out of this interactive, dinosaur-themed activity book filled with stickers, fun facts and illutrations by artist Olivia Cosneau. In 24 pages, they'll get to stick on the missing teeth of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, color the back of a Stegosaurus and more.

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No child (or adult, for that matter), can resist the fun of these poppers. Christmas morning will turn into a full-fledged battle royale but in the best way possible. Grab your reindeer by the middle, squeeze and let the fun begin for the whole family.

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Teach your little one about inspirational figures and test their memory in one fell swoop with this Little Feminist Matching Game. The pack comes with 24 colorful cards featuring everyone from Marie Curie to Rosa Parks. It's fun and educational!

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If your kiddo still can't stop talking about Disney's Frozen 2, gift them this spin-off story for their little library. Fit for boys and girls ages 2 to 5, this Little Golden Book tells all about how Olaf finally spent his day in the sun!

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Because sometimes all you need is a good laugh. Let kids unleash their inner clown with this bright red nose that's perfect for pretend games or an impromptu play they're putting on!

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They're sneaky; they're stealthy; and they'll erase any "mistake" your kiddo makes. This trio of ninja erasers in red, blue and black is not only functional, but also fun, with each piece doubling as a playful, pocket-sized action figure.

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And finally, every kiddo could use an outlet for their creativity. Set yours up for an hour of fun with this mini sketchbook, which includes step-by-step instructions for drawing a goldfish and butterfly. And don't forget to pair the pad with some crayons or markers!

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