Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Toddlers | Cheap, DIY or Free

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Are you looking for free, cheap, or DIY stocking stuffer ideas for your toddler? 

While Christmas is a magical time of year, it can also be an expensive time of year if you aren’t careful. 

So let’s take a look at some super cute (and super affordable) toddler Christmas stocking stuffer ideas. 

Cheap Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas (under $10)

You don’t have to spend tons of money to get a few really good, no junk gifts for your toddler’s stocking.

Mess Free Crayola Baby Shark Coloring Pages

Never worry about your walls, table or little hands being covered in marker again! I love these mess free Crayola pages. The color only appears on the Color Wonder paper. Keep your toddler busy and your house clean with this adorable set of coloring sheets!

Wooden Tangram Puzzle

With it’s simple design and bright colors, my daughter adores this puzzle. I would say with it’s small pieces these are great for older toddlers. It can be put together in multiple ways, is incredibly durable and would still be fun as your child gets older.

Bathtub Basketball Hoop

Who’s kids don’t love playing in the bathtub? Check out this super cute and super affordable basket ball hoop that attaches to your tub/shower with suction cups and comes with 3 basketballs. Don’t worry Mama, these are made with BPA free non-toxic plastic.

Montessori Wooden Puzzle

Let you toddlers get creative with these super colorful sorting and stacking puzzles. With 24 different puzzle options, or the ability to free-build. The possibilities are endless with this puzzle set.

Pretend Play Deluxe Doctor Kit

Whether your toddler enjoys pre-tend play or you just want to get them familiar with the kinds of things they see at the doctors office this 11 piece doctor set is great! It comes with a “doctor” case to keep everything together.

Melissa and Doug Rainbow Stamp Pad

I don’t think I’ve purchased anything from Melissa and Doug that my girls haven’t loved. Not only is the quality great, but it’s usually tons of fun. Unleash your child’s creativity with this awesome washable rainbow stamp pad.

One of our all time favorite holiday crafts is making these finger print Christmas light cards to send to family and friends.

Little Blue Truck’s Christmas

We love, love, love Little Blue Truck at our house. And what would Christmas be with Christmas stories. If you aren’t familiar with the Little Blue Truck series they are hardcover, with a bit of rhyme to make the reading fun and easy with your littles. There are several books in this series.

If you have Kindle FreeTime Unlimited this book is included free.

Related: Check out more ways you can save on Christmas this year!

Free + DIY Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Toddlers

What could be sweeter than making your own gifts. DIY gifts feels like a natural extension of the holiday season and usually these have the added bonus of being great frugal (read: cheap) gifts!

Let’s take a look at some creative stocking stuffers for your toddler.

DIY Homemade Play Dough

Check out this homemade rainbow sparkle play-dough from Ruth of Living Well Spending Less

DIY Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head

Jocelyn from Sunshine, Lollipop and Rainbows has just the cutest idea for your sweet toddler. Ya’ll, I can’t even with how absolutely adorable this DIY Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head quiet book is.

The best part?? She provides templates so people who are not artistically inclined ( this is absolutely me #nojudgements) can do it too.

DIY Creaseless Hair Ties

Jennifer from Life in the Greenhouse has a fantastic tutorial on how to make these awesome creaseless hair ties. You could make tons of these in different colors and patterns.

DIY Lego Soap

Kat from Just Crafty Enough has a great tutorial on how to create your own Lego soap. Completely customizable. Simple and relatively easy to make!

DIY Star Crayons

Ruth from Living Well Spending Less has a quick and simple tutorial on how to use your old and broken crayons and turn them into something new and beautiful– these star shaped crayons

DIY Homemade Stamps

Check out these fun and super simple to make homemade stamps from Jackie with Happy Hooligans. She utilizes objects from around the house plus some stickers and bada-bing-bada-boom homemade stamps. So fun!

Wrapping it Up

Tell me that wasn’t a whole bunch of holiday goodness! Christmas is a special time for many families, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. No matter what your budget, these super fun, super frugal gifts would be fun for any toddler.

I’d love to hear about your own stocking stuffer ideas for your toddler. Drop a comment below!

Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Toddlers

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