Stocking Stuffers for Little Boys

by Kelsey Norwood

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I don’t know about the rest of the boys on the planet, but my two older boys love toys that aren’t really toys best of all.

This Christmas I’m hand making most of their gifts and they’re mostly getting various items for their costume collection. I’m sick of all the toys they don’t play with and I know they love putting on costumes and pretending, so that’s what we’re doing this year!

And for their stockings they’re getting some little gadgets that aren’t really toys but that they’ll love and play with forever:

  • glo sticks
  • cheap $1 flashlights from WalMart
  • cloth tape measure (RETRACTABLE – they love pushing the button and making the tape zoom back into the case, and I don’t want them playing with mine!)
  • caribiner clips
  • marbles (for their Quadrilla marble run track and whatever else – they use those marbles for EVERYTHING)
  • real 12′ toolbox tape measure – I wanted a shorter one but that’s the shortest I could find
  • Scotch tape – little boys love tape!

Any more stocking stuffer ideas for little boys???

Merry Christmas!


1 Kathy December 16, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I love it! My boys are out of the toy phase now but they never really got into them either. I can so relate with your stocking purchases! One year I did buy them tape measures. I started to put things like gum and candy in their stockings the last few years (things they don’t normally get.) That way they eat it up and I don’t have clutter in my house! Win win situation!!

2 Manda N December 16, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I found some awesome Brain Bender things at the Target $1 bins. they love those things! I also put a can of mango nectar (Kearns) in the bottom. They rarely get and they love it! I like the flashlights idea! I also usually put in some Mexican Candies to honour their heritage :)

3 Jenny December 16, 2011 at 2:25 pm

my kids are all obsessed with marbles right now. Have you seen those hand tattoos that make monsters and animals? Those would be fun.

4 kiersten December 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm

This is hilarious–we should get our kids (kid, in my case) together. I totally bought that exact same $1 flashlight for Caleb’s stocking, and a regular measuring tape (but the soft one is a great idea). I’m going to go get some caribiners, too. He would love those.

5 A.J. Dub December 16, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Paper clips and rubber band balls are fun too. My
Kids love getting tape as well.

6 Rachel D. December 17, 2011 at 11:04 am

The flashlights are such a great idea (so is the soft measuring tape…my little boy has one and he loves it)! One year my brothers got combs in their stockings and they loved them so much….they pretended they were swords! My little boy is also getting silly putty…he loves that stuff! Also, toothbrush and toothpaste in fun characters are always a hit…and something that’s usually needed!

7 Jackie December 20, 2011 at 11:46 am

That is so funny! My brother loved playing with the tape measure when he was a kid..I can’t say I didn’t either, but he definitely enjoyed it more than I did! These are some fun ideas for sure! You should suggest these ideas (or this entire list) to this list of Creative Stocking Stuffers for Kids >

8 Darnell November 18, 2013 at 6:12 pm

My boys love stuff like this:
– safety glasses
– ear plugs
– masking tape and duct tape (the silver stuff)
– small kids real tool kit (they still bring it out to fix my cabinets)
– work gloves. These are the best and still their favorites.
– I also get them tools to replace the ones they borrowed from Daddy and left outside to rust. They all get a kick out of that.
Have fun. I still love these things for Christmas for my boys.

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