The hunt for clever and thoughtful stocking stuffers usually starts in the impulse-section of our favorite stores. But this year looks a little different and most of us aren’t doing as much in-person shopping this season. If you find you forgot the stocking-sized stuffers when checking out at your favorite online store, fear not: there is still time to stuff those stockings with meaningful, heartfelt presents. You can order by Dec. 23 for Amazon’s next day delivery and in limited markets Dec. 24 for Amazon’s same-day delivery. Other vendors are taking orders up until Dec. 22 for rush shipping so, don’t delay, and scoop up these must-have stocking stuffers today.

Fashion Fillers

Floss & Rock Umbrellas

Make their first umbrella a fun one with this color-changing umbrella from Floss & Rock. Let them brave the elements in style and add a dash of brightness on a dreary day with an umbrella that reveals oceanic images in vivid pinks, yellows and greens when it gets wet. 

Get yours here, $16.

photo: Meghan Yudes Meyers

PAIR Eyewear

Is your favorite little spectacle-clad kiddo tired of wearing the same glasses every. darn. day?! Stuff their stocking with the gift that keeps giving; PAIR Eyewear. Magnetic frames let you customize your look with holiday-themed tops, Marvel Tops, Harry Potter Tops or even NBA frames. They make adult frames, too, so you can wear glitter frames together. Prescription glasses won't be ready in time for Christmas, but you can still rush ship these fun frame toppers so your kids can get giddy about their glasses! 

Get yours here, starting at $48. 

Family Fun

VANKYO GO200 Smart Mini Projector

This pint-sized projector is small enough to small enough to stuff in a stocking (or a pocket when you're on the go!). Bring movie night to any space, including your own backyard

Get yours here, $249.99. 

Family Outfitting

These snuggly, footed pajamas can be rolled up and tucked in baby's stocking with coordinating PJs in mom's and dad's stockings. Matching pajamas aren't just fun on Christmas morning; family game nights and move nights are also a great time to be twinsies with your mini me. 

Get them here, starting at $17.25.  


Radiate Portable Campfire

This go-anywhere tin creates a bonfire in minutes. Warm up fingers and toes after building a snowman or snow fort with this instant campfire that lets you and your family spend more time outside. Bonus: it's a smokeless burn. 

Get yours here, $31.99. 

Peaceful Pampering Products

Eco Time Bath Bombs

These dino-riffic bath bombs make bath time fun for kids 4 & up. Made in kid-friendly flavors like cotton-candy and bubble gum, each swirling bomb of color will reveal a miniature dinosaur. These fizzing orbs are made with natural and organic ingredients for a soothing soak. Eco Time also has bath bombs filled with cars, ponies, wild animals and more. 

Get yours here, $18.95. 


photo: Zenimal


Kids have had a lot thrown at them this year; closed playgrounds, distance learning, mask wearing. 2020 has been A lot. Give your kids the gift of mindfulness and meditation these season. This little turtle guides children through 9 mindful exercises (you can test a snippet of each soundtrack here). Bring this turtle on road trips to soothe anxious travelers or add a meditation to your morning to kick-start the day peacefully. Wrestling with bedtime resistance? The Sleep Meditation plays for over 15 minutes to help calm kids before they hit the ZZZs. 

Editor's note: Due to popular demand, Zenimals are no longer guaranteeing a Dec. 25th delivery. This makes a great start-the-new-year right gift, too! Let's all just say, om!

Get yours here, $54.99. 

Baby & Toddler Task Hacks


This cute little critter hangs on the door knob of your choice. Have an early riser? Toddlemonitor will send an alert to your phone when your little one opens their bedroom door. Move this monitor to the front door to make sure escape artists don't pull a Houdini on your front door or sling it over the playroom door to make sure your wee one stays put while you log on to an office Zoom. Headed to see relatives? Pack this critter to make sure your pint-sized Princess doesn't wander into the off-limit sections of Grammie's house. 

Get yours here, $89.99. 

The Dad Vest

Roll up this slim, compact vest and stuff Dad's (or Mom's) stocking with this do-all outwear that lets you wear the diaper bag. Literally. From the creators of The Dad Hoodie, this vest will let you ditch the baggage when you take family walks or hikes. 

Get yours here, $78. 

Tools for Tiny Hands

Montessori Screw Driver Board

Kids as young as 3 can get hands-on wood building skills with this Montessori-inspired screw driver set. Let littles practice hand-eye coordination while strengthening their fine motor skills with this kit that includes five reusable screws. 

Get yours here, $31. 

Makedo Cardboard Construction Toolkit

This year's runner up to the toilet paper roll just might be the cardboard box. We bet your house has seen a lot. Let your little one get creative with this handy power tool set that cuts and binds cardboard with simple, plastic tools. Best for kids 4 & up. 

Get yours here, $16. 

All images, except those credited, courtesy of retailers. Featured photo: Dan Lefebvre via Unsplash

Editor’s Note: At the time of publication, all items were available for purchase.

—Meghan Yudes Meyers


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