Holiday Gift Guide to Super Stocking Stuffers
Last month we shared gifts for tots to teens, and now we offer some great ideas for stocking stuffers. See also our gift ideas for Mom, Dad and the grandparents as well as teachers. The Carolina Parent staff, in collaboration with our sister publications Charlotte Parent and Piedmont Parent, chose these items from top product lists, personal favorites, recommendations and product samples. Here's wishing you and yours a happy holiday!
SUPER STOCKING STUFERS
Tonka Chuck & Friends Die Cast Collectible Assortment – All of the characters from The Adventures of Chuck & Friends show are available as die cast trucks. Each sold separately. $4.99, hasbrotoyshop.com.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Core Action Figures – Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are back. Each action figure is highly detailed and is wearing his signature bandana. $7.99-$8.99 each, available at major retail stores.
Wikki Stix – Kids of all ages enjoy creating with these bendable, sticky sticks, which are yarn strands coated with nontoxic wax. Holiday themes include an ornament kit ($6) and holiday fun kit (7.50). A rainbow pack of 24 colors is only $3.50. wikkistix.com. Ocarina – This simple instrument, made popular by The Legend of Zelda, has ancient roots. A six-hole plastic version for beginners is $10; a ladybug design is $15, stlocarina.com.
IQ Fit – The 3D puzzle with 120 challenges comes in a compact case handy for trips. Other puzzle games available; ages 6 to adult. $9.99, smarttangoes.com.
Rescue Bands – Both fashionable and useful, these bracelets appeal to tweens, teens and adults who are outdoor enthusiasts. When unraveled, they extend up to 20 feet of parachute cord. $9.99 and up, rescuebands.com.
Colorful Kitchen Gadgets – These fun cooking tools and gadgets add color and personality to your cooking or baking chores, with items that appeal to young chefs who like to help. Prices vary, cookincolor.com.