Fill The Stockings With Games and Toys Before Topping It Off With Candy

Fill The Stockings With Games and Toys Before Topping It Off With Candy

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Who among us is willing to admit that stocking stuffers are often an afterthought; a last-minute candy-grab to meet the obligation of stuffing the actual stocking? We’re here to say that it doesn’t have to be like that. Yes, there were some years where we went straight for the candy aisle because we didn’t regularly purchase candy for the girls otherwise. Other times, we carefully curated small, inexpensive items while doing our other shopping. You can add one small game or toy like the examples featured here to give the stocking that “full” look then add candy, hair accessories, pencils, stickers, gift cards, lottery tickets (for adult children) or whatever to make it overflow! All the items on this list are small and perfect for exactly this task!

A few of the items have our  SahmReviews logo. If you click on it, you’ll open a page that has a more detailed overview of the product along with our personal pictures. This should help you decide if it’s a product the owner of the stocking would enjoy. This is actually our final gift guide of 2020 so when you’re done looking this one over, be sure to check out all the others to help check more people off your shopping list. Purchase a party game so you’re ready the next time you are together with more people. Find games and toys for younger kids. Promote family bonding by purchasing family games, more family games or even some card and dice games. If you’re struggling with what to get the more mature people on your shopping list, check out our list of games for older kids and adults. Find something for the entire family in our guide to home and electronics. There are fun and educational gift ideas in our STEM gift guide. Of course, you cannot forget iconic brands like Coca-Cola, Harry Potter and Marvel. Those types of gifts can be found in our Pop Culture gift guide. If there’s one thing we’ve done, it’s that we’ve provided a lot of suggestions!

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Breakdancing Meeples

Atlas Games SahmReviews

Stocking stuffers don't have to be candy and sweets. Think outside the box with these inexpensive game, book and toy ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide! - SahmReviews.com

When beats bump, meeples gotta dance. From headstands to footwork, you know your dance crew is the hottest around…but now it’s time to prove it.

Compete against rival crews for the world championship trophy in four one-minute dance offs, racking up crowd appeal by completing Routine cards. The crew with the most appeal at the end of four rounds takes home the trophy!

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Polar Panic

AMIGO

Stocking stuffers don't have to be candy and sweets. Think outside the box with these inexpensive game, book and toy ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide! - SahmReviews.com

In this chilly challenge, players flip over cards and scan the fish—everyone slaps at the same time in a race to slap the fish that match.

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Ratuki

The Op SahmReviews

Stocking stuffers don't have to be candy and sweets. Think outside the box with these inexpensive game, book and toy ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide! - SahmReviews.com

Ratuki (ra-too-kee) is the fast fast flippin’, quick grabbin’ fun family card game where 2 to 5 players simultaneously race to unload their cards by playing on shared ascending and descending stacks. If you like speed, you’ll love the fun frenzied excitement of Ratuki! Be the first to slam down a five and yell “RATUKI!” to claim a stack. Between the different designs and colors, you’ll have to think fast and sort faster!

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Rubik’s Christmas Tree

Winning Moves Games

Stocking stuffers don't have to be candy and sweets. Think outside the box with these inexpensive game, book and toy ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide! - SahmReviews.com

The Rubik’s Christmas Tree is a festive twisty puzzle and an ideal stocking stuffer. Featuring a string and molded plastic loop on the top of the tree, turning this fully functional puzzle into the perfect ornament, making it the perfect decoration for your Christmas tree! 

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Dropsy

Endless Games SahmReviews

Stocking stuffers don't have to be candy and sweets. Think outside the box with these inexpensive game, book and toy ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide! - SahmReviews.com

Dropsy is the fumbling bumbling balancing card game! Players take turns drawing cards until someone gets THREE of the same color. But there’s a twist…instead of discarding the cards you don’t want, you must hold ALL your cards, and you must hold them in the manner directed on the card! UNDER YOUR CHIN; ON YOUR HAND; ON YOUR HEAD; UNDER YOUR ARM; INSIDE YOUR ELBOW; or BETWEEN YOUR FINGERS. But don’t commit a Dropsy and drop your cards…or you’ll have to start over!

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Jabuka

Jabuka Games, Inc.

Stocking stuffers don't have to be candy and sweets. Think outside the box with these inexpensive game, book and toy ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide! - SahmReviews.com

Learn to speak Jabuka with this twisted letter word game. It’s a coffee themed game (bean-shaped pieces) where the yellow letter characters can be twisted and turned to form different letters, magically transforming J’s into R’s; M’s into E’s or W’s, and many more! Use these alphabet chameleons to form new words or to hijack and transform existing words made by another player or team. Whoever has the most beans from making and taking words, wins the game.

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Animalchemists

CardLords

Stocking stuffers don't have to be candy and sweets. Think outside the box with these inexpensive game, book and toy ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide! - SahmReviews.com

Become your favorite Animal Alchemist as you aim to be the best spell caster. Win by having the most points from Spells, Potions, and Ingredients at the end of the game!

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Dealt!

AMIGO

Stocking stuffers don't have to be candy and sweets. Think outside the box with these inexpensive game, book and toy ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide! - SahmReviews.com

Dealt! challenges players to re-think how they play card games in this English-language version of the highly-rated German game Krass Kariert.

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Soul Riders: Jorvik Calling

Star Stable Entertainment

Stocking stuffers don't have to be candy and sweets. Think outside the box with these inexpensive game, book and toy ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide! - SahmReviews.com

From the creators of the popular online game Star Stable, Soul Riders is a new book series that chronicles the all-girl team of heroes called Soul Riders (also in-game characters) as they undertake an adventurous journey to save Jorvik. Soul Riders: Jorvik Calling is the first in the series of legendary heroes destined to save the world from an ancient evil. While trying to balance school, family, and friendship, they have to figure out what it means to be a Soul Rider. Available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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Last One Lost

FoxMind 

Stocking stuffers don't have to be candy and sweets. Think outside the box with these inexpensive game, book and toy ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide! - SahmReviews.com

Enjoy the tactile sense of infinite bubbles popping while engaging your mind in a light and fun logic game

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The Game: Quick & Easy

Pandasaurus Games

Stocking stuffers don't have to be candy and sweets. Think outside the box with these inexpensive game, book and toy ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide! - SahmReviews.com

Just like in the award-winning original, in The Game: Quick & Easy everyone works together as a team to play as many cards as possible on two stacks. On your turn, play one or two cards then draw back up. On one stack, cards are played in ascending order (1-10). On the other stack, they are played in descending order (10-1). Cards come in five different colors, with numbers 1-10 in each color. There’s a trick: you can ignore the ascending/descending rule when playing cards on top of a matching color!

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Laser Pegs: Mini T-Rex

Never Wrong Toys

Stocking stuffers don't have to be candy and sweets. Think outside the box with these inexpensive game, book and toy ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide! - SahmReviews.com

Grab your fierce and favorite dinosaur and take him anywhere! Watch him dominate the Jurassic period. This Mini T-Rex is an easy build for on-the-go fun, and the best part – it lights up!

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Super Cats

The Op SahmReviews

Stocking stuffers don't have to be candy and sweets. Think outside the box with these inexpensive game, book and toy ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide! - SahmReviews.comFrom award winning designers, act as cute kittens and band together to become the fierce Super Cat, the only one who can defeat mangy enemy RoboDog! This fun game brings the strategy of rock-paper-scissors to a multi-player card game. Outwit your friends and be the first to transform your cats. Remaining players can then act as defense and let RoboDog win! Spontaneity and teamwork create this raucous new version of rochambeau.

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Playin’ Possum

AMIGO

Stocking stuffers don't have to be candy and sweets. Think outside the box with these inexpensive game, book and toy ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide! - SahmReviews.com

You’ll need to figure out what the other players are thinking as you secretly select cards that let you grab valuable trash cards or knock your opponents out of the game—it’s a wholesome, trashy game for family and friends.

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Keep your eye out for giveaways for some of these products also. While this may be our final gift guide, our holiday promotion is far from over. We’ll be launching two or three new giveaways daily through December 31st!   

Stocking stuffers don't have to be candy and sweets. Think outside the box with these inexpensive game, book and toy ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide! - SahmReviews.com
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21 comments on «Fill The Stockings With Games and Toys Before Topping It Off With Candy»

  1. Pat F says:

    I think using your own creativity and put your own spin into it. Make it your stocking that won’t be like any other! Be sure to include your name!

  2. Mia E. says:

    I think finding some unusual gifts makes it fun when giving stocking stuffer gifts.

  3. Jordan Binkerd says:

    I’m afraid I don’t put as much thought into it as I should….

  4. Michael Shea says:

    variety

  5. Tony Platz says:

    I like to put at least one book or game that they can learn from .

  6. Giggles Giggles says:

    Best tip for creating a stocking – make sure it’s big enough to fit all the goodies!

  7. Ed says:

    Make sure you include chocolate.

  8. James Hamilton says:

    Tips for making Stockings: have your mother make them.

  9. Courtney Carroll says:

    I love including something that can peak out the top. This year was a beanie baby for her and stuffed toys for the pets. I think sometimes the stocking get forgotten about amongst the gifts!

  10. Jeanette Jackson says:

    Include a book, chocolate and a small game/toy

  11. Shirley O says:

    Great gift ideas. I really like the Rubik’s Christmas Tree. My best stocking tip is to include candies and chocolate.

  12. lisa stokoe says:

    i find stocking stuffers through out the year and wrap them as i find them. everyone is always surprised at what is in them!

  13. Camille B says:

    When I fill my family’s stockings, I always try to have a mix of things. Something tasty, something pretty, something educational, something weird/fun! I also have a strange tradition that my husband gets a Christmas-themed lego minifig every year in his stocking!

  14. Lauryn R says:

    I think personalizing everyones stockings to their likes really makes them special. I like to get similar things but make each different to what they like. My youngest daughter is obsessed with cats and needs Super Cats!

  15. Rachael DeBates says:

    Lots of candy is the key!

  16. Judy Rittenhouse says:

    I think a good stocking contains a game or toy, a book, some candy and some healthy snacks.

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