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Candy-Free Stocking Stuffer Ideas

This year ask Santa to consider stuffing stockings with fun items but leave the sugary items out. Here are some ideas.

  • Mittens and scarves
  • Earbuds in fun colors
  • Movie theater gift cards
  • Jump rope or other small, active toys
  • Art supplies, such as pencils, markers and erasers in fun colors and shapes
  • Stickers or temporary tattoos
  • Small watercolor set with brush and a small pad of art paper
  • Bubbles or silly putty
  • Legos
  • Trading cards
  • Fun bandaids
  • School supplies
  • Cover for a cell phone or Itouch
  • Lotions and nail polishes
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Comfy and cozy holiday socks

For tasty treats, take the old-fashioned approach to stocking stuffers!

  • Clementines (easy to peel and eat)
  • Apples (a honeycrisp or other sweet apple would be good)
  • Small bags of nuts, such as almonds, cashews, walnuts and dark chocolate covered nuts*
  • Homemade trail mix with dried fruit such as raisins, cranberries, nuts*, whole grain cereal, mini chocolate chips

These ideas are courtesy of Advocates for Health in Action.