Stocking Stuffers for the Kiddies
I’m changing things up this year. If you read my annual stocking stuffer guides you’ll know I usually start with the ladies, but this year it felt apt to kick off with the kids. Below are some of my favourite stocking stuffer gift ideas for kids of all ages!
Lip Smackers Skittles 8-Piece Candy Roll – $9.95 @ Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaws
This gift idea takes me back to my childhood (and my ongoing lip chap addiction agh). I used to get holiday season Lip Smackers almost every year in my stocking, with crazy flavours like toasted marshmallow and peppermint stick. It’s cool to see that Lip Smackers are still beloved by the next generation – especially with fun collabs with brands like Skittles. This candy-flavoured collection is a sweet treat for any little girl’s stocking.
Lego Minifigures Series 16 – $3.99 each @ Mastermind Toys
Which crazy creation will you unlock? These individually wrapped Lego minifigs are some of the most creative yet – from a wintery queen to a mariachi band player to a quirky banana costume, they’ll have a blast opening a package (or two) and trading them with friends.
Minky Leg Warmers – $19 @ Triple Flip
Whether she’s into dance, gymnastics, or simply staying toasty around the home, these ridiculously soft leg warmers are a welcome addition to her closet. Coming in two fun tie dye color combos, they’re made from a teddybear-plush material she won’t be able to resist.
Stikbot – $7.99 each @ Mastermind Toys
A STEM-friendly toy for kids under $10? You bet! Have fun posing your Stikbot any which way – they’ll stick to just about any surface thanks to their suction cup hands and feet. But if you lend your kid a tablet or smartphone, they can also download a free app that’ll let them create stop motion graphics as they move their bot around!
Cupcake Gumballs – $5.93 @ Well.ca
Oh so sweet, these bubble-popping gumballs are a classic gift for any kid, but probably too sugary for the adults in the household. With over 20 gumballs to chew on, these vanilla-flavoured treats are fun on their own, but you can also encourage the kids to turn them into a baking project by adding them to some bubblegum-flavoured cupcakes!
Magic 8 Ball – $9.99 @ Toys “R” Us
This classic toy still has plenty of relevance today. Younger kids will marvel over its magical abilities while older ones will have with friends at slumber parties as they question whether their crush likes them back or how they’ll do on that spelling test on Monday.
Squish Frosty Mix – $6
A cute bag of gummy candies is a festive way to ring in Christmas morning. These holiday-themed gummies are perfect for kids too: They can munch on blue raspberry snowmen, strawberry penguins and apple-flavoured moose while telling you a festive tale about their adventures the night before.
Canada Toque – $23 @ Drake General Store
This adorable toque comes in both kid and adult sizes – so consider doing a double feature and buying one for you and your favourite little! Made from cozy knit, it’ll keep you warm when you hit the hills for a day of tobogganing post-Christmas!
I’ve got a cute little prize package for a lucky reader of my blog, featuring two of the gift ideas highlighted in this post! If you win, you’ll receive:
- Lip Smackers Skittles 8-Piece Candy Roll
- Squish Frosty Mix
Here’s how to enter friends!
1) First off! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave me a comment by December 27, 2016 telling me your three favourite kiddie stocking stuffers featured in this post!
2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around December 28, 2016 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.
3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.
4) Bonus Entry Opportunities:
Follow Lip Smackers on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos or share the photo above of their candy roll collection onto your own Instagram. Share a link back to your post in a separate comment below for an extra entry.
Follow Squish on Instagram, and either Regram one of their photos, or share the photo I posted above onto your own Instagram, tagging them + mentioning me (@cdngiftguide) in your description. Post a link to your Instagram photo in a separate comment to earn yourself an extra entry into the draw.