You want stocking stuffers that are fun and high-quality, but you don’t want to spend a million dollars. And you want to know what’s in all the stores so that you don’t have to go to ALL the stores. Right?
I went to all the best places in Calgary to buy stocking stuffers, and I took a ton of pictures for you. Nothing in this post is over $10. You are welcome.
Directly beside the cash registers, there’s even MORE stuff. These tiny tiny animals are 79 cents each.
My favourite item was these small, double-sided puzzles ($3.50 each)! I bought some for our recent vacation, and my kids love them. Despite the low price, they are still high-quality – the pieces fit together well, and they are nice and sturdy. The finished puzzle is 5 x 7 inches, and the box is about 2 x 3 – perfect for a stocking. There are several different designs, including dinosaurs, rockets, unicorns, and fairies.
I also thought these Mini Dig Kits were super cool. They are $5.99, and with each kit, your child excavates a genuine specimen – a gemstone, fossil, shark tooth, or a bug.
And what kid does not want to touch bubbles? I think that’s one of my toddler’s life goals right now. These Grab-a-Bubble bottles are $2.50.
Crayon necklaces! (DO NOT EAT.)
Michael’s ALWAYS has a whole bunch of colouring books that are $1 each. That’s right – ONE DOLLAR. Roll it up and it will fill a lot of stocking space!
Michael’s also always has these “play packs” in stock. I LOVE THESE. They include a tiny colouring book, stickers, and a pack of 4 crayons, for a DOLLAR. I buy tons and leave them in the car for days when we want to eat at a restaurant like civilized people. But they would also make great stocking stuffers.
They have lots of products based on TV shows and characters, like Cars, Disney Princesses, Spiderman, Yo Gabba Gabba, and more.
They also have fun things like Sheriff badges, tiny paint palettes, teeny notebooks, slinkies, train conductor hats ($2), etc etc ETC. SO MUCH STUFF. Nearly everything small is $1 or less.