The Best Stocking Stuffers Under for $25

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We have officially landed in the holiday season! Trees have been decorated, the Elf on the Shelf has arrived, and the stockings are hung.

The stockings are empty for now, but come Christmas morning, they will be stuffed to the brim. If Santa is looking for some affordable options to stuff the little ones' stockings with, tell him to check out these adorable options all for $25 or less.

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This package is a bargain with two toys in one. With its multiple textures and its many interactive features, including motion-activated sound effects and music, Musical Princess and Frog Play Set from Yookidoo helps reinforce tactile development. The playset also comes with rings to attach to almost anything, allowing you to take it on the go.

 

 

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Image via HABA

Babies love bright colors and jingly sounds. HABA's Whirlygig clutching toy has it all! The movable wooden elements and little jingling bell are secured with a strong elastic band, expertly designed to help develop clutching and grasping skills.

car tape
Image adapted via InRoad Toys, LLC.

Do you have a toddler who is car crazy? PlayTape's Classic Road Series tape makes an awesome stuffer that will allow your little driver to create a racetrack wherever he goes.

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Wooden rattles that will last throughout babyhood make a great stocking stuffer. This Sevi Rattle Car doesn't just have rattling wheels, but it can also be a teether as well.

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Cars not your thing? There are turtle and kitten versions as well.

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Image adapted via ABRAMS

Looking for books to read beyond the holiday season? Check out the gorgeous series of books that includes Dino Block, Alpha Block, and Counta Block. Another cute series to fill a stocking with is the Mini Myth series, with adorable titles such as Be Patient, Pandora! and Play Nice, Hercules!.

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Image via DEKNOTA, LLC, DBA Knot Genie

It may not be exciting enough for a “main” Christmas gift, but The Knot Genie makes a great stocking stuffer. These brushes come in shiny and matte colors so you can find one that your little one will love. These brushes are a great gift because they are the only ones I've found that are truly ouch-free. Little girls with lots of hair might also like The Magic Hairband, bling and all.

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If your kids are like mine, they love drawing. Give them some art supplies that are little different than they are used to in their stocking.

Faber-Castell makes unique gel crayons that are similar to pastels but that can stand up to a small child's grip. They also make triangle-shaped crayons that are perfect for little hands that are just learning to color and that come in a carrying case that is perfect for taking along anywhere your holiday travels take you.

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The Whoozit from Manhattan Toy is a classic. His bright yellow eyes, big red nose, and colorful blue face make an appearance on many interactive toys. This fun activity spiral fits on most stroller bars and car-seat handles to keep Baby busy while on the go. Or try the Whoozit Space Blankie, which has a teether, spinning balls, and more. It even has a clip to help make sure it doesn't get lost if you take it out and about.

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Another fun option is the Whoozit Wiggleball, with its lots of soft tubes and tags for Baby to grab.

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Image via Green Toys LLC

Want a super-sturdy truck that can stand up to anything a baby can throw its way? Try a mini construction vehicle from Green Toys. They make for great stocking stuffers and a fantastic toy.

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Image via Hasbro.com

Can babies ever have enough to chew on? Probably not. Try this adorable Playskool Fold n' Go Elephant toy from Hasbro as a great stocking stuffer with teethers, a rattle, clickers, and more.

It folds up nicely for stashing in the diaper bag, and one of its ears is cleverly disguised as a handle for taking on the go.

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Image adapted via Hasbro.com

Why not have a new friend peek his or her head out from a stocking Christmas morning? Dapper Dan or Dressy Bessy from Playskool's Dressy Kids assortment will start off as cute dolls for your little one and then they will allow them to build skills like zipping a zipper and buckling shoes.

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Image via Seedling USA, Inc.

Want to put something a little more personal in your baby's stocking? How about a nightlight, hand designed by you? Seedling's Illuminate the Night — Design Your Own Glowing Light Globe makes a great gift that can let your baby know you are thinking of him throughout the night. Seedling also makes other great do-it-yourself kits, like this Little Fairy Peg Doll kit.

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Books always make good stocking stuffers, and books about Christmas are a natural choice! Fans of Library Mouse will enjoy seeing their furry friend in this new rendition of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

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The Best Stocking Stuffers Under for $25

Jamie is a Beltway Insider who loves channeling her pre-motherhood love of traveling into spending time exploring all D.C. has to offer with her brood of two girls and two boys ages 9, 7,5, and a baby. She is a reformed lawyer turned full-time kid wrangler who enjoys photographing her everyday chaos and anything salted caramel. Since life is never dull, she loves writing about the issues and events going on in her life at any given time, including caring for a daughter with special needs and th ... More

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