Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Whole Family (+ Where to Find Them!)

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 the Whole Family

Ideas for Babies/Toddlers

Something Fun: 
Something Useful:
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Fun socks
  • Snack cups, dishes, and sippy cups
  • Baby wipes
  • Hats or bows
Something Sweet:
  • Baby food pouches
  • Puffs
  • Yogurt melts
  • Fruit strips/leathers

Local Shopping for Babies & Toddlers

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

Something Fun:
  • Bookmarks
  • Stickers for water bottles/devices
  • Flashlight
  • Molding clay
  • Paint Sticks
  • Card games
  • Fidget toys
Something Useful:
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Wool socks (we have a family tradition of always giving wool socks)
  • Character Band-Aids
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Lip balms
  • Lotion
  • Gift cards
  • Small doodle pads/journals
Something Sweet:

Local Shopping for Big Kids

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 ]

Something Fun:
  • 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
  • PopSockets
  • Playing cards or card game
  • Jewelry
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Wireless Earbuds
Something Useful:
Something Sweet (or Tasty):
  • Fancy chocolates
  • Yummy dip mixes
  • Coffee
  • Mini bottle of liquor, wine in a can, local beer
  • Macaroons (or other fun cookie)

Local Shopping for Teens & Adults

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!

So many options abound at Unglued and Zandbroz 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!

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Stephanie Drietz
Stephanie Drietz and her husband, Tom, have three boys and reside in Fargo, ND. When she is not busy chasing around three active boys, she is running her business from home, Drietz Designs , as a freelance graphic designer. Working with graphic design, she is able to produce marketing materials for a large variety of different businesses world-wide. She has been self-employed since 2011, when her first born was 6 months old. She has appreciated being able to experience the work-from-home-mom life. When she isn’t designing or learning how to raise 3 boys, she finds time to read, work-out and focus on her faith.


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