So nowadays kids look forward to the fun little stocking fillers at Christmas just as much as big presents under the tree. The golden rule of stocking stuffers is that they should be small-ish gifts which are inexpensive – which no doubt fits the bill for any budget-conscious parent!

Particularly big this year are unwrapping and hatching surprise toys. Here are the best stocking fillers for this season under $13.

Hot Wheels Fast & Furious Spy Racers, $3.99

Kids will have loads of fun racing these die-cast cars. Then launch them off the supercool launching ramp set with fair start gate. The winner finished the jump and the loser fliers off the ramp and crashes into the barrels.

Jurassic World Zoomriders, $6

It’s dinosaurs – on wheels! Just pull back the Jurassic power and watch these fun, powerful dinosaurs speed off. Collect all four – Triceratops, Mosasaurus, T.Rex and Blue.

Jurassic World Captivz Slime Egg, $7

With more than 15 Pop n’ Lock Jurassic World dinosaurs roaring to hatch out of slime eggs including Rare, Ultra-Rare and Limited Edition metallic species, kids can un-wrap, crack and ooze their way through slime to reveal their mystery species. The strong your defence line, the more chance you have to win points and became the ultimate Captivz champ!

How To Train Your Dragon Plush in Egg, $9

Hatch these eggs with anticipation with dragon and egg plush toy. Characters are constructed with cosy plush materials for hours of fun for little ones. Collect all in the set.

ZURU Robo Fish, $12

This iconic toy is great fun to splash around with in the bath and also makes a great prank toy to fool others – it’s that life like! Just drop Robo Fish into water and watch it swim in five different directions and dive up to 2 metres. With six to collect they also feature water activated colour changes.

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Turbie Twist Microfiber Hair Towel 2-Pack, $12

Perfect for any tween, the Turbie Twist is a revolutionary towel which allows you to be the ultimate multi-tasker whilst drying your hair. It’s unique twist and loop system makes it the hair towel that stays in place. Great for older kids and mums too!

Slimy Unicorn Collectible, $12

Soft, fluffy and … slimy – these unicorns are cute and oh so tactile! There are 12 lovely unicorns to collect. Girls will love the transparent see-through dome design and just need to play and mix the slime to reveal its true colour.

Slimy Dissect It, $12

A fun one for budding scientists who can now discover interesting facts and the anatomy of frogs at home without the mess. Simply cut through the highly realistic soft texture with safe surgical instruments.

Zuru 5 surprise Toy Mini Brands Capsule Collectible Toy, $12.99

More unwrapping and peeling fun here with five mystery miniatures in every capsule. Features over 60 miniature toys and accessories to collect from Nickelodeon, ZURU, Rubiks, Crayola and more including rare glow in the dark and shimmery minis plus, super rare gold minis.

What are your favourite stocking fillers for your kids for Christmas? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • Am quite amazed at how much is spent on children for Christmas these days. Is it really necessary to have stocking fillers as well as copious presents? Growing up I was happy to have one good present for me at Christmas, and my children were happy with one big present that many helped to pay for or a few smaller ones. Somehow think that the world has gone crazy these days.


  • I LOVE the robo fish idea. It might be good for the pool.


  • Great stocking fillers here.


  • I never know what to put in the stockings. I try not to do small toys because then I have a house full of them! I usually do bubbles and chocolates etc as I don’t think it matters if it’s under the tree or in the stocking.


  • Robo fish looks intersting and fun.


  • I know my kids always got a kick out of the little gifts they got in their stockings. There are some great ideas here


  • Such great ideas! I love the ones for boys- always harder to think of little things for boys.

    • True ! Also for big boys (husbands) I found it very hard to come up with something different ;)


  • My youngest loves dinosaurs so I’ll be looking into those


  • I want the robo fish I didn’t know half of these Existed thanks


  • Thank goodness for this article and the readers comments. I’m always a little lost when it comes to the stocking. So thanks team!


  • Sounds like some fun ideas yes the kids end up playing for ages with these toys


  • We always do Christmas stockings and have some beautiful ones that come out each year. I put in some little chockies, lego minifigures, new pens or textas or a summer hat. Lots of great ideas in your article.


  • I actually have never done stockings for Christmas, and I don’t actually know why; I believe it may be because as a child I had my stockings hung above a fireplace but I’ve never owned a fireplace at my own home.
    Maybe it’s time to start this tradition.


  • Colouring Books and Texta’s


  • Tennis bats and ball small ones.


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