While visions of sugar plums dance in their heads, you can hop on the laptop to fill your kids’ stockings with the cutest handmade gifts, courtesy of super-talented D.C.-based Etsy crafters. From scrumptious felt play food to funky dress-up props, these cool mini-gifts give those presents made by Santa’s elves a serious run for their money.

Hear Me Roar

A great alternative to a pack of stickers, this hand-stitched brooch clings wherever kiddo wants it—on her collar, book bag, or the corner of their comforter—and doesn't get unsticky or fall off. He's not into Brontosauruses? Check out this awesome Bull Terrier.

Dinosaur Felt Brooch, $20
Etsy Vendor: myhideaway
Handmade in Alexandria, Va.

What are your favorite things to stuff in your kids stockings? Tell us in the Comments section below. 

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady

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