advent calendar gifts for kids

Stocking Stuffers and Advent Calendar Gifts for Children.

*Image above via Le Petit Organic.

I already shared a roundup of stocking stuffers for adults, but wanted to share a few cute finds for your children’s stockings (or Advent Calendars, if you give a gift each day! — and you still have time to order one of these as well as an Advent wreath and candles before the season starts this Sunday, or you can order the one seen above from small business Le Petit Organic and you will probably have it on hand a few days into the season!):

SOHP SHOP SOAP BALLS (EVERY TIME YOU WASH YOUR HANDS, YOU GET CLOSER TO A LITTLE BURIED TREASURE)

DOVER STICKER BOOKS

SPACE PINS (BACKPACK DECOR!)

ELMO SLIPPERS OR BUNNY SLIPPERS

OOLY GEL CRAYONS, PAINT STICKS, OR MAGIC PUFFY PENS*

OOLY ITSY BITSY STICKERS

NAILMATIC TODDLER NAIL POLISH (WASHES OFF WITH WATER)

RUBBABU SENSORY CARS (A FRIEND GIFTED THESE TO HILL WHEN HE WAS A BABY AND I JUST RECENTLY LEARNED OF THE COMPANY’S BACKGROUND STORY — J’ADORE!)

CALICO CRITTERS*

USBORNE STICKER BOOKS

GLO PALS LIGHT-UP WATER CUBES (GO IN THE BATH!)

CRAYOLA BATH DROPZ

BRIO TRAIN CARS

PLAY DOH VARIETY PACK OR CLASSIC PLAY DOH IN HOLIDAY SHAPE/COLOR* (THE LATTER MIGHT BE A CUTE LITTLE GIFT FOR THE CHILDREN IN YOUR LITTLE ONE’S CLASS)

DUPLO FIRE TRUCK

CHRISTMAS SOCKS OR CAMP SOCKS (MINI IS OBSESSED WITH THE LATTER)

PLAYTAPE AND MATCHBOX CARS*

BUNNY LIPSMACKER

HAIR CLIPS

SUPER SMALLS DRESS UP JEWELRY*

SMOCK AND PAINTBRUSHES

SCRIBBLE SCRUBBIES

FISHER PRICE LITTLE PEOPLE*

POP BEADS

STICK-ON EARRINGS

REUSABLE STICKER SET

TOOTHBRUSH AND TOOTHPASTE (TOTAL POWER MOM MOVE TO GIVE THEM THINGS THAT THEY REALLY NEED AND PRESENT AS GIFTS)

UNICORN HATCHING TOYS

SPIDER MAN DRESS UP SET

*Any items asterisked you can split up into several days of Advent gifts, i.e., one Little Person per day, a handful of crayons per day, etc.

I also always love to give books. I’ve shared a few great holiday books spread out across several posts recently, but thought I’d consolidate them here:

THE CHRISTMAS QUIET BOOK BY DEBORAH UNDERWOOD

TOGETHER BY HEATHER STRICKER

THE POLAR EXPRESS BY CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG

CHRISTMAS IN THE MANGER BY NOLA BUCK**

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS BY HOLLY BERRY-BYRD**

STOPPING BY THE WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING BY ROBERT FROST

THE SNOWY DAY BY EZRA JACK KEATS

THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS BY CLEMENT C. MOORE

DEAR SANTA BY ROD CAMPBELL**

THE NUTCRACKER BY THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET

BABY’S VERY FIRST TOUCHY FEELY CHRISTMAS BOOK AND TOUCHY-FEELY NATIVITY BOOK BY FIONA WATT**

RED AND LULU BY MATT TAVARES

SILENT NIGHT BY LAURA HAWTHORNE (THE LYRICS TO THE CLASSIC HYMN SET TO BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS!)

CONSTRUCTION SITE ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT BY SHERRI RINKER (GREAT FOR THE VEHICLE-OBSESSED CHILDREN IN YOUR LIFE)

KATY AND THE BIG SNOW BY VIRGINIA LEE BURTON

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS BY DR. SEUSS

**All books double asterisked are appropriate for itty bitty babies! They are brief, boast large and colorful illustrations, and available in board format.

P.S. Gifts for babies, toddlers, and older children/tweens.

P.P.S. Memories of my father reading us The Night Before Christmas, and the magic of Christmas in Manhattan.

P.P.P.S. Holiday finds.

4 Comments

    1. No but that’s amazing!! Going to order immediately because I need some for Christmas cards (a little late to the punch this year…) Thanks for the tip!

      xx

  1. I’d love to suggest you try to get Just Right for Christmas by Birdie Black. I suspect Mini would love it. The illustrations are charming and the message is just wonderful

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