While Christmas stockings have quite the history of being filled with candy when Santa Claus comes to visit, there are quite a few better options to avoid filling children’s mouths full of cavities with those stockings. Those options also don’t have to be some cheeky bad joke like toothbrushes and floss.

Kids want fun things to pull out of those stockings that will light up their faces more than a Hershey’s kiss or candy cane. It’s time to get creative about what your kids are interested in and fill those stockings up with something fun!

Christmas Stocking Filler Ideas from the Dentist

Here’s a few alternative options to candy in Christmas stockings:

  • Sugar-free gum
  • Nuts
  • dark chocolate
  • Lip balm
  • Bath bombs
  • Crayons / markers / pens
  • Small toys
  • Card games
  • Stickers
  • Stamps
  • Notepad