Frugal Stocking Stuffers for Kids

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I have run across a few lists of frugal stocking stuffers for kids. Well, over here we have a $5 maximum for each of the 5 kid stockings that we stuff, for a total of $25. Additionally, our goal is to reach the hearts of our children with the love of Jesus so random cheap stuff just won’t do. So here is a list of some of the things we have used to stuff stockings to the “ohhhs & ahhhs” of the children.

Ideas for frugal stocking stuffers for kids

  1.  One thing we always put in the stocking is candy.  We buy a large bag of candy and split it between all 5 of the children’s stockings.  $2.75-5.00stocking stuffers for kids
  2. A pack of colorful pens again split between stockings for  girls. estimated $2.50
  3. Buy a box of flavor packs for waters and split it up between the kids.
  4. Note pads are always a hit for little girls, you can get a 3 pack at the dollar store
  5. Match box/hot wheels type cars for little boy. We recently found them on sale at a Krogers for .50 each. You can also buy a pack and distribute it between sons. If you have one son give some now and some for his birthday. You get the idea …:D Product Details
  6. Bouncy balls for little boys
  7. Something that goes with a bigger under the tree gift.
  8. Crayons (especially if you purchase them during the back to school sale for .10, then you could give each kid several packs)
  9. Fancy pencils again buy a pack or two and split them up between kids
  10. Buy a pack of stickers and split the sheets up between children. Small children love a those foil stars and they are cheap and they give you a bunch! If your child loves cars, animals or whatever get a pack of those.
  11. $1 store coloring books
  12. Buy a box of candy canes and divide them among the stockings.
  13. Homemade cookies & other crafts

Places to make your dollar stretch when buying stocking stuffers for kids:

  1.  CBD Discount/Clearance – I’ve purchased shaped rubber bands, board books, pencils and wooden 3D animal puzzles from CBD in the past. They have this huge sale every year. Christmas Wrap Up

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  2. Dollar store
  3. Amazon (search for your item then sort by lowest price first) Yes, you will run across a lot of junk they’d have to pay me to buy  but if you spend a bit of time you’ll find the deals.
  4. Joann’s $1 section
  5. Target’s $1 section
  6. Wal-Mart Clearance Isle
  7. Good will (thrift stores in general)
  8. Garage Sales

I Also do two things throughout the year to make each stocking unique & personal:

  1. I literally keep a list of things my kids mention they like in my planner.
  2. When we travel or go on field trips I pick up little meaningful things at these places. We have picked up Indian Dolls, beaded necklaces, feather pens, really just whatever they showed an interest in that was within our budget.

Obviously you cannot get all of these things so you ‘ll need to pick and choose but I hope this gives you a good starting point to stuff your frugal stockings! If like me sometimes the the stocking is still  bigger then the budget don’t forget you can always stuff a bit of newspaper into the toe.

Finally, the main thing to keep in mind when buying frugal stocking stuffers for kids is that the goal is not to just  be as frugal as possible but to really think about what speaks to that kids heart!

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayne and Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

20 thoughts on “Frugal Stocking Stuffers for Kids

  1. Great post! I LOVE trying to find new ways to be frugal ~ with a little thought, it’s amazing how much you can save! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Stopping by from the HHH today! Jenn@TeachingTwoStinkers

  2. Great post! I sometimes feel that “frugal” suggestions aren’t as frugal as I need them to be. This is perfect (and describes much of what we already do). Merry Christmas!!

    1. Exactlly! I understand frugality is in the eye of the beholder if you make 150K then yes $50-100 per stocking probably is frugal in your world. But down here in realville I’m on a tight budget and we need to have wonderful inexpensive Christmas memories.

  3. I stuff our stockings in a similar fashion as you. And it’s so much fun! You’ve given me a few extra ideas I’m tucking away for future. I really like your idea of jotting down those “wish I had” or “I really like” ideas in my planner. I’ll be doing this through the coming year.
    Merry Christmas!

  4. I loved this post!! It relates nicely to one I just shared about our own Christmas budgeting. I will see how many of these ideas we can incorporate into my own stocking stuffers for my kids…:)

  5. I am stopping in from the Frugal Friday Link Up. For my nephews we buy dollar store crayons and coloring books. They love to color! 🙂

  6. These are some great ideas! I totally agree with you on finding things that are frugal but not cheap junk that will be lost or broken within a day. It’s silly to waste your money and clutter your home with those things.

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