Let’s face it, there is no shortage of sugar during the holiday seasons. Whether it’s the abundance of Christmas cookies or the candy dishes that always seem to refill themselves, sugar is all around. Rather than filling your child’s stocking with additional candy, which can cause cavities and hyperactivity, take advantage of the array of small, stocking-sized items that can enhance your child’s Christmas experience without overloading them on sugar. This is a list of some of the best non-candy stocking stuffers for kids. We bet your kids won’t even notice what they’re missing.

  • Lego Minifigures
    • These mystery Lego figures are the perfect size for stockings. In addition to the excitement of a new Lego figure, there is the added layer of fun in the surprise.
  • Singing Toothbrush
    • Teethbrushing gets a bad rap; however, it isn’t hard to make the experience of dental hygiene fun for kids. Whether your child loves Dora the Explorer or Justin Bieber, there are many singing toothbrushes to make brushing fun.
  • Lip Balm
    • Winter is the season of chapped lips, and nothing makes kids feel more like a grownup than having their own lip balm to carry around. Choose a fun flavor or a character from your child’s favorite movie.
  • Socks and Underwear
    • Putting socks and underwear in your child’s stocking can mix the practical with the fun. Choose patterns your child is sure to love and use all year long.
  • Art Supplies
    • Christmas is the perfect time of year to restock on all of the art supply essentials. Fill your children’s stockings with new crayons, markers, colored pencils, and play-doh so that you can finally get rid of all of the broken crayons and dried out play-doh.