13 Dollar Store Items That Make Perfect Stocking Stuffers!

Blog | December 16th, 2022

The presents are wrapped and finally, you can breathe a sigh of relief at the belief that this shopping season is coming to a close. As you sit back in your recliner and feel content, at least for the moment, you scan around the peace and tranquility of your room full of Christmas. Then suddenly, to your sugar plum coated eyes appear the stockings hung with loving care across the mantle, still empty. The budget is busted to the level that even Santa can’t help.

But wait! There’s nothing to dread! While the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, the dollar store is waiting for you to get there! It’s the perfect place to gather the items that will affordably and completely stuff your stockings! Here are 13 items that will be perfect for all ages from babies to the young at heart!


Though this stocking may not be remembered, these tiny faces will light up with delight at the sight of colorful, smiling teethers straight from Sesame Street and Santa! Snap photos now and reminisce with your newborn in a couple of years!


This could possibly be the first Christmas for baby, so make it one that impresses! Being warm and comfy will make the day better for everyone and these adorable little socks will stuff the big ones for making toasty toes and happy babies!


Start reading with your little ones early with bright, vivid pictures of characters that will have them laughing and learning at the same time! These Sesame Street Sesame Beginnings Board Books will be the perfect ending and wind down time during the overly exciting days of Christmas!


Keep the lights on after Christmas with these rubber glowing bouncing balls! When energy needs an outlet and neighborhood lights are beginning to fade, these are the perfect fix to fill the stockings and the idle time when the big day has come and gone.


What boys don’t like monster trucks? From little guys to grown men and playtime to classic collectors, these name-brand Mattel Hot Wheels Trucks will fill their stockings with quality that will last! You can also get the fast tracks that go with them at the dollar store for an inexpensive way to stuff those stockings to the brim with hours of fun!


Sugar, spice, and everything nice along with anything pet related will make the girls on Santa’s list happy! These authentic Littlest Pet Shop Animal Figures will do the trick to make smiles happen with no poop scoopers needed. Although the dollar store has those, too!


Being in the middle of so many changes makes the “just before teen” years feel a little lost. Help the transition from Santa to boyfriends with a heartwarming cup of cocoa in an adorable face that can’t help but make anyone smile! The feeling will linger all winter long and this snowman mug is sure to melt any bittersweet feelings into pure sweetness!


When stepping toward adulthood but not quite there yet, teenagers still have room for a little more whimsical fun! This jumbo checkers game will keep the fun in the holidays while keeping teens out of mischief! This is the perfect surprise for both guys and girls!


With those that are almost adults but still have a little kid in them, you can’t go wrong with a stocking full of snacks! From quality beef jerky to movie-sized candy for watching all the DVDs you’ll be gifted, the choices are unlimited with dollar-store deliciousness!


Toast in the new year with stocking stuffers that are full of great taste…or soon will be! These smoke colored wine glasses will please anyone on the nice list! They are unique and attractive and will fit perfectly into any stocking of anyone over the age of 21! For those under age, use them for sparkling water to ring in the new year!


Keep the cool guys in your life warm all winter by stuffing their special stocking with these solid color earmuffs. With the color choices of navy blue, black, and gray, there will be one to match every ski jacket and warm winter coat.


When the holidays are over and it’s time for a nail change, any recipient will love the easy way of changing colors and designs. These soak-off nail caps by Sassy+Chic will gently remove gel, ordinary nail polish, and even artificial nails without pain or damage to the nail underneath. The five-count pack is reusable and washable for repeat use for future holidays!

Young at Heart

Every grandmother and grandfather on the planet will appreciate a frame to show off their babies, grandbabies, and great-grandbabies! Go a step further before you fill the stockings with the ultimate care, and add the photos for ready-to-display joy!

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