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50 Best Ideas for Baby Stocking Stuffers in 2023

Looking for the best baby stocking stuffers for your little one’s first Christmas? Here are some of our favorite ideas for baby stocking stuffers that you can gift to your sweetie this Christmas!

baby sitting on stairs with Christmas stocking

Stocking stuffers have always been one of my favorite things about Christmas morning. We have traditions in my family where we get some of the same stocking stuffers each year, as well as a few other goodies. I always found so much joy digging through my stocking to see what little treasures were inside!

I didn’t want to buy our daughter many (if any) Christmas presents when she was a baby. (I promise I’m not a scrooge!)

It’s just that she was only 7 months old her first Christmas and already had everything her little baby heart could desire. We really didn’t need more stuff. I knew her grandparents were going to shower her with gifts so I didn’t want to spend money for even more stuff.

But stocking stuffers were a different story.

I bought her a stocking that matched ours and filled it with baby stocking stuffers I knew she would love. Sure, half of them were for my benefit, but she enjoyed playing with the stocking and seeing the different items we included.

Here are some of the best gift ideas for babies. I’ve included items that your baby actually needs, would have fun playing with, or that you might love to have for them. That way, there’s something for everyone on Christmas morning!

Depending on your child’s developmental milestones, these stocking stuffers are good for babies 0 to 12 months old.

Developmental Toys

Help your baby’s growing brain and body continue to develop with these fun toys. Your baby will love to play with these at home or while you’re out and about!

sloth rattle for baby

Does your little one love sloths? This cuddly sloth rattle will match perfectly! Comes with a teething ring and tags for babies to explore.

Montessori tissue box toy for baby

I love this Montessori-inspired tissue box that is sure to engage and entertain baby. The crinkly paper and bright colors make this super fun, yet it will still help baby develop their fine motor skills. That’s a win-win!

crawling crab baby toy

This crawling crab is perfect for when the baby starts to really move around. With lights, music, and motion this is a must!

farm animal plushie toy for baby

Check out these cute farm animal rattles! I love that these are perfect for babies, but can also be used as your baby grows and develops fine motor skills. 

suction teething toys for baby

Suction rattles can be a lifesaver in terms of entertaining baby while you prepare their meals. They easily suction to any surface, clean easily, and are sure to entertain your little one!

coffee cup teether for baby

When you grab your morning coffee be sure your little one also has theirs with this super cute latte coffee cup rattle. Start the day off with a little mommy and me coffee time!

baby stacking circles

Stacking cups: You can practice counting, numbers, colors, and coordination with these colorful stacking cups. These are inexpensive and a multifunctional toy!

Sensory Toys

Your baby enjoys exploring their world using all of their senses. Fill their stocking up with some sensory toys for a delightful experience!

baby sensory balls

Sensory balls: Babies—and toddlers for that matter—love balls. These balls have different shapes and textures, making them great for stimulation and playing. Plus the bright colors are fun and add visual interest.

baby paper - stocking stuffer idea

Baby paper toy: No matter what you gift your baby, they will end up playing with the packaging and paper anyway. Baby paper is perfect for little hands because it’s washable and doesn’t tear so your baby can play with it again and again!

sensory stacking blocks for baby's stocking

Perfect for stacking, sorting, and counting, these sensory stacking blocks are great developmental toys with endless possibilities for fun and learning!

baby feet rattles for baby's stocking

Check out these super cute rattle socks! This developmental accessory has crinkly paper, different textures, and bright colors and can be velcroed to a car seat. 

Bath Toys

Enjoy the bath a little more with your baby with these fun toys. These can grow into toddlerhood and beyond.

baby boats for bathtub

Cute bath toys that won’t collect mold or mildew are the only bath toys I buy now! These colorful stacking boats are perfect for bath time and as a baby stocking stuffer! Toys and bubble baths always help extend bath time in our house!

bath toy watering can

Wash baby’s hair or body with this adorable bath toy watering can. Perfect to grow with baby!

bath mitts for kids - stocking stuffer idea

Bath mitts: Wash your baby in style with these adorable personalized animal bath mitts. Doubles as a puppet for some bath time fun! I love toys like this that can grow with your child.

Bath book: We love reading or (practicing reading) in all areas of the house and the bath is no exception! This little book is waterproof and perfect for tiny hands!

baby bath toys

Float and Play Bubbles: Once your baby starts sitting up for bathtime these float and play bubbles are so fun to include. They are made for small hands, are easy to dry, and have a mold-free design.

Bedtime Soothers

Wubbanub pacifier

Wubbanub : We had about 7 different pacifiers for Evelyn when she was a baby. It was helpful to have one wherever we went in the diaper bag, crib, and a backup! She quickly depended on them to fall asleep, which meant I toted one everywhere. Pick a cute new wubbanub to add to baby’s stocking and their collection.

lovey for baby

Lovey: Include a sweet little lovey that your baby can snuggle at night. This soft bunny is gender neutral and would provide comfort and cuddles while your baby is sleeping.

fox plush toy for baby

Sound soother: This adorable bunny plays soothing sounds and lullabies, helping put your baby to sleep.

personalized lovey

Lovey: Get a personalized lovey with your baby’s name on it. This is something they can use and have as a special keepsake later!

baby taggie blanket

You can’t go wrong with a soft tag blanket for a baby. The soft, soothing cloth can go anywhere with the baby and is sure to become the perfect lovey.

Clothes & Accessories for Baby

baby girl New Years Eve outfir

NYE Outfit : Right after Christmas ends it’s time to ring in the New Year! Pick out an adorable NYE outfit to stuff in baby’s stocking so you’re one step ahead. Even if your sweetie won’t make it to midnight, you’ll still want to grab a pic of them on their first New Year’s Eve!

baby beanies

Baby beanie: Warm your mini’s head for the winter with this baby knit hat. Choose a three or four pack in a variety of colors so they can match any outfit!

baby headbands in a circle

Hair bows: If you have a baby girl, you can never have too many baby bows. The chunkier styles are perfect for the colder weather!

baby hair bow

Baby bow: If you like a more delicate look, these sweet bows from Fawn and Finn are so cute!

baby moccassins for stocking stuffer

Baby shoes: Stick these adorable baby moccasins in your baby’s stocking so they can wear them on Christmas day!

baby socks with fun sayings

Baby socks : I promise you can never have enough pairs of baby socks. It seems like every time you do laundry, half of them go missing! The sayings on these are too funny!

soft baby botties

Fleece booties: These soft and cozy fleece booties will keep your little one’s piggy toes nice and warm. Plus, there are plenty of colors to choose from.

baby hat and neck wrap

Winter hat: This multipurpose winter hat is part scarf, part hat and will keep your baby’s head, neck, and face warm in chilly weather. It’s super stretchy and will definitely be a winter staple for your child for years to come.

Take Along Toys

Keep baby entertained in the car and on the go with these fun take along toys.

baby einstein musical toy

Baby Einstein toy: Our daughter was obsessed with this personal baby boombox when she was 7 months old. The musical toy lights up and plays 7 different melodies.

Baby carseat unicorn toy

Carseat toy: This plush unicorn toy easily attaches to your baby’s carseat so you have it wherever you go. The pretty colors and attached mirror will keep your baby fully engaged.

teething toy for baby

This silicone baby teether is an excellent stocking stuffer. Not only is it a teether, but it rattles and has plenty of different tactile shapes to chew and hold onto. It’s a full sensory experience!

Favorite Books

baby's first 100 book set

Picture word books: Babies and young toddlers love to look at—and chew—board books. This 100 words book is perfect for tiny developing brains. Before you know it, their vocabulary will start exploding!

Pajama Time book

Bedtime stories: If you haven’t started reading to your baby as part of your bedtime routine, now is a great time to start. Incorporate a fun book to get everyone ready for bed.

soft crinkly baby book

Interactive books: Soft, interactive books that babies can play with are always a hit. This little owl book includes peek-a-boo flaps and fuzzy features. Keep it in the stroller or car seat for those long holiday drives!

Teething Toys & Necessities

Give your little one something to chomp on while they enjoy the Christmas festivities. These baby teething toys are perfect to fit in your baby’s first stocking.

Nintendo baby teether

Nintendo Teether: It seemed like teething lasted forever with our daughter. I was constantly reaching for different teething toys to help soothe her little gums. Grab this Nintendo teether for a little nostalgia!

baby toothbrush

Toothbrush: And once those teeth start to pop through, it’s time to brush them! Stick a toothbrush in your baby’s stocking stuffer so you have it ready when those teeth come!

Sophie giraffe baby teether

Sophie: This teether is perfect for little hands because they can hold all of Sophie’s different parts and gnaw away!

Sweet Baby Keepsakes

DIY photo ornament

Baby’s first ornament: Make your baby’s first Christmas ornament with this DIY birth announcement idea! This is such a simple DIY that you will treasure forever!

Baby keepsake: Make a sweet keepsake of your baby’s handprint and footprint with this kit. Add this small gift as a baby stocking stuffer so you remember to complete this art project.

baby photo album toy and book

Photo album: Spark your baby’s social development and imagination with their first photo album. You can include family photos in this soft book for baby.

Feeding Items Baby Will Love

baby feeding mat

Feeding mats: If you want to introduce solids with baby-led weaning, then these mats are a must! We loved how they stuck to the table so Evelyn couldn’t pull it off. And they were easy peasy to wash.

baby bibs with teethers at the end

Bandana bibs: Stock up on baby bibs now! These soft bandana bibs have teething toys attached so you always have one on hand!

baby sippy cup

Sippy cup: If you’re getting ready to introduce solids to your baby soon, it’s a good idea to start giving them a small amount of water at meals too. We liked this weighted straw cup for Evelyn’s first sippy cup.

Eating solid foods can get very messy, but with these silicone bibs, you’ll have less mess (and laundry) as your baby starts eating yummy foods. Cleanup is so easy with these!

Baby Dolls and Stuffies

baby Stella plush baby doll

First baby doll: Once your baby turns 12 months, they’ll start to pretend play and show nurturing qualities! Get your baby their first doll as a stocking stuffer. Baby Stella is the perfect happy baby doll for girl and boys.

stuffed animals for baby

Stuffed animals: You can also have a Cuddle and Kind doll hanging out of their baby stocking. These adorable stuffed animals provide 10 meals to children in need for every doll purchased.

personalized baby dolls

Personalized baby dolls: These personalized baby dolls will grow with your baby! Customize them with your baby’s name for a sweet keepsake!

signing caterpillar plush baby toy

This cute caterpillar is perfect for tummy time! The bright colors, rattle, and music will entertain baby and encourage longer tummy time. It even has a height ruler to see baby’s growth!

Other Baby Stocking Stuffers

Nick’s family tradition was to include an orange or two in their stockings so of course we had to do that too. In my family we always got a container of Downy fabric softener (strange but we grew to really love getting it in our stocking) so I made sure to include a container for Evelyn’s baby stocking too!

Once your baby starts growing a bit, make sure to check out our stocking stuffers for toddlers list.

What were some of the stocking stuffers your family includes as traditions? Leave me a comment below! I love family traditions so much and would love to think of new stocking stuffers we can use as we grow our family!

Amy Motroni