The stockings are hung by the chimney with care but here’s a question – what do you fill them with? Wonder no more as we’ve got some pretty awesome stocking stuffers we think you’re going to love!
Best of all, we’ve got the goods to stuff stockings of all ages – from tots to hard-to-shop-for teens! Check out our top finds for stocking stuffers below as well as plenty more ideas to make their stocking experience extra special this year.
For the little ones (5 and under)
Hunter Leisure Bluey Arts and Crafts
PERFECT FOR: Bluey enthusiasts who love to be busy
PRICE: From $3
AGES: From three years
Wackadoo, we’ve got all the Bluey stocking stuffers for you! Keep kids busy all day long, well after the pudding has been scoffed, with these awesome Bluey arts and crafts kits.
We’ve got pencils, stamps, paints, plaster Blueys, wooden Blueys, stickers and more – basically ALL the art and craft fun you can have with Bluey and his beaut family! We especially love the paintable Create a Scene, Tin Art Set, Creativity Centre, Paint Your Own Bluey and the Deluxe Activity Bag. Cheese and crackers, it’s a whole lot of Bluey fun!
BUY IT: Get your BLUEY crafts at Big W, Kmart and Target. Learn more about the range at Hunter Leisure.
Global Sisters dolls
PERFECT FOR: Kids who love to nurture and roleplay
AGES: From three years
The Global Sisters are adorable plush dolls who each represent a different culture. Each sister comes with a ‘Write Your Story’ booklet for children to personalise, a removable outfit and beautiful hair to comb and style.
The five sisters – Imani, Akira, Cassie, Araceli and Hayley – each come packaged in a beautifully illustrated box to make an extra special gift and are sure to bring joy to your special little one this Christmas. We’re all unique and we love that these dolls celebrate and represent our differences. Such a beautiful gift to pop into your child’s stocking.
BUY IT: You can pick up any of the Global Sisters at Kidstuff.
Mizzie Memory Match Multi-level Card Game
PERFECT FOR: Engaging little learners
AGES: 3 to 5 years
Mizzie Memory Match is the perfect addition to your little one’s stocking and the ultimate post-Christmas lunch or Boxing Day family activity that includes your youngest!
Help your kids match, sort, read, and count with engaging colours, Aussie characters and plenty of FUN! The game set can be used to play four different games – colour and shape sorting, memory match, counting, and importantly letter recognition. Mizzie Memory Match is proudly Australian made using FSC-Certified and Recyclable Paper, and assembled locally in Brisbane.
BUY IT: Get your Memory Match and Flash Card Set at the Mizzie the Kangaroo website.
Showbag World Showbags
PERFECT FOR: Kids who love the lucky-dip surprise of a showbag
PRICE: From $28
AGES: From three years
One of the best things about a show is ALWAYS the showbags! Most of us missed our annual show (thanks COVID!) but you can still bring some of that showtime fun to your Christmas stockings.
There are Showbags for everyone – Disney’s Frozen, Star Wars, Batman, Trolls, even Baby Shark for your little ones. You can even appease the sweet tooth of the family with delicious Starburst or Maltesers bags, plus many more. YUM!
BUY IT: Showbag World has the BIGGEST and BEST showbags in the world! Check out the entire range and pick some up for your kids’ stockings at Showbagworld.
Barbie and Chelsea Colour Reveal Mermaid Dolls
PERFECT FOR: Kids who love mermaids, surprises and Barbie!
PRICE: Starting at $14.99
AGES: 3 to 7 years
Earlier this year Mattel put out a colour reveal doll – you dip her into the water and she transforms from a plain purple doll into one of five collectable Barbies. Such a fun thing! Well, now there is a Mermaid series, featuring both Barbie and little sis Chelsea!
Barbie Colour Reveal Mermaid comes with 7 surprises in 1 package while Chelsea Colour Reveal comes with 6 surprises in 1 package. Each doll comes in a cylinder package, perfect for the stocking! Which doll will your little one receive? What colour will her tail and hair be?
BUY IT: Barbie and Chelsea Colour Reveal Mermaid Dolls are now available at Myer.
For the older kids (5+)
PERFECT FOR: Kids who love creative fun
PRICE: Starting at $18
AGES: From 7+
It’s a craft that doubles as cute wearable jewellery – a great stocking stuffer for the creative fashionistas in the house. Jelli Rez allows kids to create one of a kind jewellery designs in just 15 minutes – rings, necklaces, hair clips.
Give the gift that keeps on giving! It’s effortlessly cool as you get to make awesome pieces really easily, with minimal time and effort. And the end result is #instaworthy!
BUY IT: Find your Jelli Rez kits at major retailers and all good toy retailers. Learn more about them at Moose Toys.
ZAAP prepaid credit card/wristband
PERFECT FOR: Tweens and teens wanting to become financially responsible
PRICE: Free Mastercard (RRP $9.95) – Limited time only!
If you’re looking for an educational gift, you might want to consider ZAAP. It’s a low-cost, prepaid Mastercard for teens and tweens, available as a pre-designed card, a customisable card and/or a wearable band. It’s much safer than cash and kids can access funds at any time.
Supported by the ZAAP app with login for both parent and child, it’s a great way to start teaching your kids important money management skills, whilst having full visibility of their spending on their ZAAP for peace of mind.
BUY IT: For a limited time only, the ZAAP card with 50 designs to choose from is FREE (RRP $9.95). Pick it up on the ZAAP website below.
PERFECT FOR: Adding a new dimension to family game time
PRICE: Starting at $10
Who doesn’t love a game of UNO? This is such a classic game and the perfect stocking stuffer for kids. It will provide them with hours and hours of entertainment and is perfect for home, holidays, camping, car trips, plane rides, anywhere!
We’re also loving the new Gen UNO. This is the first custom-made Spotify playlist that adds the element of sound to the game. There are five Gen UNO playlists which bring the game to your SmartPhone – perfect for teens who cannot possibly go eight minutes without their phone!
BUY IT: You can pick UNO up at major toy retailers plus independent game specialists across Australia. To access Gen UNO, check out the #PlayWithUs Audio Guides, search ‘Mattel Play With Us ’ on Spotify or use the voice command: ‘Hey Google, Play Gen UNO’.
Being Brave Too Book and Strength Cards
PERFECT FOR: Older girls
PRICE: Starting at $19.99
AGES: From 7+
A perfect book choice for your strong daughter, Being Brave Too is part of The Being Brave Girls series. This novel and personal development guide is made especially for girls with themes on self-esteem and resilience.
Also in the series are Being Brave Girls Strength Cards – a set of affirmation cards to inspire awesomeness, discourage negative self-talk and to keep close as a reminder when tackling sticky situations. Perfect for pre-teens and teens!
BUY IT: Get Being Brave Too and The Being Brave Strength Cards through bookshops, Amazon and Being Brave Girls website below.
For all ages
BOUNCE Gift of Flight
PERFECT FOR: Kids who ALWAYS have the energy to burn
PRICE: From $25
AGES: From tots to adults
Kids will be jumping with joy with all the fun there is to be had at BOUNCE!
Pop a Gift of Flight pack into their stocking and enjoy an afternoon out of the house. The Gift of Flight Pack includes a single, triple or five-session gift card, a reusable pencil case, Limited Edition BOUNCE grip socks (they help you bounce so high!) and a glow in the dark wristband. HOW COOL!
BUY IT: Buy online or purchase at any BOUNCE venue. Check the BOUNCE website below for more details.
Kingswim Gift Voucher
PERFECT FOR: Little swimmers
PRICE: Any amount you choose
AGES: Babies and beyond
Another great gift voucher stocking stuffer idea is a gift card from Kingswim – and with Kingswim swim schools all over the country, chances are there is one near you.
Vouchers can be used for Baby Play Classes, Parent-Child Classes and K Level Programs (for children 6 months and above), School Holiday programs and Fast Track programs. Or, pick up a cute pair of bathers, towels, goggles and/or swim bag with the voucher too!.
Gift cards are available for any value desired, including the value of a full term of lessons.
PERFECT FOR: MILO lovers
PRICE: $11.99 plus $8 shipping
AGES: All ages!
MILO lovers rejoice, because this festive season Aussies can create their own personalised 460g tin of Australia’s favourite choc-malt beverage with MYMILO.
Featuring eight limited-edition designs, fans can create the perfect bespoke gift for the MILO lover in their life. MYMILO is the perfect way to spoil your little ones with special stocking stuffers just for them!
BUY IT: Craft your bespoke Milo tin online below and your tin will be shipped directly in a special MILO packing ready to be placed into their stocking. Sweet!
PERFECT FOR: Family time
PRICE: Starting at $10
AGES: All ages!
Adding a board game to the stocking is a Christmas tradition to get on ‘board’ with! We love the classics – UNO, UNO Junior, Pictionary Air, SkipBo, Balderdash, KerPlunk and of course Scrabble. But our fave pick for this year has to be Pictionary! It’s quick, easy to play, great for kids and adults and is sure to end in LOLs.
BUY IT: These iconic games, including Pictionary, are available nationwide at BIG W, Target, Kmart and independent game specialists across Australia (and for those in NZ it’s at The Warehouse NZ and independent game specialists across New Zealand). You can check out the whole range on the Mattel website below.
Even more stocking stuffers for all ages
Looking for some more stocking stuffer ideas? Here are 15 more great stocking stuffer gifts.
- A gift card to their favourite store or cinema
- Jocks and socks
- Personalised items – stickers, bookmark, etc.
- A book
- Bath toys or bath soaps/bombs (for the older kids)
- Hair ties, jewellery, earrings, etc.
- A keychain to hang on their backpack
- Pens, coloured pencils
- Stationery sets or novelty rubbers
- A diary or journal
- New phone or iPad cover
- Nightlight or torch
- Small LEGO or STEM kits
- Blind bags of their favourite characters
- A small bottle of perfume or cologne (for the older kids)
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