Christmas is right around the corner, and it seems like everyone is preparing their gift lists earlier and earlier each year! And that includes stocking stuffers.
It’s always fun to get the standards — fun candy, toothbrushes, and socks. But are you looking for some new ideas? This list will offer up some inspiration!
And for a huge list of all local places to shop check out our Local Holiday Gift Guide!
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for All Ages
Ideas for Babies/Toddlers
- Small books
- Matchbox cars
- Small stuffed animals or toys
- Blocks/Lego Duplos
- Crayons (jumbo size for small hands)
- Bath toys
- Bubble bath
- Fun socks — these particular socks are cute, with animals on them to use as sock puppets!
- Snack cups, dishes, and sippy cups
- Baby wipes
- Hats or bows
- Baby food pouches
- Yogurt melts
- Fruit strips/leathers
Check out Tootsie’ Children’s Boutique or Vella Kids Boutique in Fargo for lots of adorable baby and toddler stocking stuffer options— including soft toys, cute hats, and bows.
Ferguson Books in West Fargo has brand new and used books for all ages! Take a peek at their wide selection to find some titles to put in your kiddo’s stocking.
Unglued is another fun shop in the area that includes products created by local artisans. You can find creative stickers, zippered pouches for trinkets, newborn apparel, and tons more!
Ideas for Kids/Teens
- Stickers for water bottles/devices
- Molding clay
- Paint Sticks
- Card games
- Fidget toys
- Wool socks (we have a family tradition of always giving wool socks)
- Character Band-Aids
- Gloves or mittens
- Lip balms
- Gift cards
- Small doodle pads/journals
- Hot chocolate packets
- Candy canes
- Specialty candy
A great place to find unique games, candies, puzzles, and tons of other items for all ages is at Vintage Point. You can spend a long time exploring in this local shop.
If you are looking for the extra special, hard-to-find candy. Look no further than Sweet Dreams Confections! Tons of handmade treats along and classic favorite candies.
For more fun games and puzzles, check out Game Giant in downtown Fargo or Legacy Toys in the West Acres Mall!
Ideas for Adults
- Candles (do good adventures is a great local maker!)
- Gift cards (maybe for a massage, date night out, or local hotel stay)
- Bar accessories — wine corks, can koozies, bottle openers
- Playing cards or card game
- Bluetooth speaker
- Wireless Earbuds
- Lotions, shower steamers, soaps, face masks (Real Good Bath & Body in West Acres mall is local and has great shower steamers and bath bombs!)
- Small notepads or journals
- Cozy socks
- Hand warmers
Something (or Tasty):
- Fancy chocolates
- Yummy dip mixes
- Mini bottle of liquor, wine in a can, local beer
- Macaroons (or other fun cookie)
Leela and Lavender is a local boutique that has a lot of fun stocking stuffer ideas for adults from cozy socks, jewelry, and even tea towels! Other fun spots to find gifts for women include Sheywest Garden Center’s market, The Black Frame in West Fargo, or Jade & Jasper!
Men’s apparel and goodies can be found at a local men’s boutique called Druthers. Some good stocking stuffers at Druthers include men’s hats, socks, and pocket knives.
So many options abound at Unglued in downtown Fargo! Or find more local treasures in our local gift guide, organized by the person you are shopping for.
So Many Fun Options
These are just some ideas to scratch the surface of ideas for stocking stuffers. The list is endless, and it seems like each year there are always new things to include!
Merry Christmas and happy shopping!
For more gift-giving inspiration, check out our Local Holiday Gift Guide!
For more holiday inspiration check out the Fargo Mom Ultimate Guide to Holiday & Christmas Events in Fargo.