15 Best Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Readers, Crafters, and Imaginative Dreamers

Your child will want to show everybody these special little gifts, which will keep them entertained throughout winter break and boost their growing literacy skills.
By Scholastic Parents Staff
Dec 16, 2019



15 Best Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Readers, Crafters, and Imaginative Dreamers

Dec 16, 2019

If you have stockings to fill up during the holiday season, you know how difficult it can be to find a meaningful present with a guilt-free price tag. Luckily, these inexpensive gifts will delight kids and help their growing skills flourish, whether they spend the day flipping through books, creating little masterpieces, or dreaming up imaginary worlds.  

Stock up so you don't end up empty-handed on Christmas Eve (as parents, we know just how easy it is to let these little presents slip the mind!), and grab a few extra stocking stuffers for your sister or that cousin who's always forgetting them. We guarantee they'll be thanking you for saving the day! 

Need a few things for under the tree, too? Check out these stunning book gift sets.

Best Stocking Stuffers for Readers 

These popular picks and new releases can boost your child's literacy skills throughout the holidays and beyond. The sweet read-alouds will benefit your child's language development and vocabulary as you lead them through captivating stories, and the books for independent readers will expand their reading comprehension and love of books.

Be sure to also get ready for a festive season with these holiday family read-alouds.  

Best Stocking Stuffers for Crafters 

Each of these gifts combine a book with an activity, and are perfect for entertaining artsy kids over winter break while boosting their literacy and fine motor skills. Your child will have the chance to practice decision making, self-expression, and following directions as they read through each guide to craft their stunning creations!

Best Stocking Stuffers for Imaginative Dreamers

Giving your child a plush of their favorite book character can help them become more invested in a story, and may even encourage them to dream up plotlines beyond what are in the book — deepening their critical thinking skills. 

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