The Ultimate Sensory Stocking Stuffer Gift List

The Ultimate Sensory Stocking Stuffer Ideas

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An ultimate sensory stocking stuffer ideas list for parents scrambling for last-minute gifts…

I know, way to cut it last minute with stocking stuffer ideas. I’m forever running behind, I’m a mom. It happens. If you’re like me and totally waiting until the last minute to snag stocking stuffers, this post is for you.

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Both my boys have some type of sensory processing related problems. JJ has more auditory processing disorder, and Jaxson is more sensory processing disorder. They both go to Occupational Therapy and therapists work on their sensory quirks with amazing gadgets.

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I love that these sensory stocking stuffers are not candy and they are educational. My oldest turns into a Tasmania Devil when he consumes extra sugar, don’t need that in my life on Christmas morning. The stocking stuffers will put your child at ease on Christmas morning when they go through all of their goodies.

What are the Benefits of Sensory Toys?

There are so many benefits of children playing with sensory toys!

sensory processing disorder– a sensory experience occurs and the signals to the brain get confused, distorted, or mixed up resulting in an “unexpected” response (unexpected is in quotes due to the fact that I’m replacing the word “inappropriate” with “unexpected” … but that’s a whole other story!). 

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Five Benefits of Sensory Toys for Children

  1. Reduces anxiety in children
  2. Increases focus on children
  3. Develops their fine motor skills
  4. Allows children to touch new things
  5. Encourages language skills

The Ultimate List of Sensory Stocking Stuffer Ideas

I went ahead and separated the different types of sensory toys because not every child will not have the same sensory quirk. Like I mentioned above, JJ is more auditory and Jaxson is more tactile.

Auditory Sensory Toys

Auditory sensory toys aid the nervous system with stimulating sounds.

Tactile Sensory Toys

Encourages touch with new textures.

Visual Sensory Toys

Visual toys are great for eye movement – visual perceptual and tracking.

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I wanted to share with you some of my favorite fine motor and gross motor toys for children. They’ve helped Jaxson tremendously with his pincer grasp!

My Final Thoughts on Sensory Stuffers Ideas

I totally understand the need of finding the right toys for your child to prevent meltdowns. We received a ninja sword from a friend the previous year that our youngest loves to play with. Our oldest, however, hates it because of the shwiiiiing noise it makes.

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What is your child’s favorite sensory toys?

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The Ultimate Sensory Stocking Stuffer Ideas

2 thoughts on “The Ultimate Sensory Stocking Stuffer Ideas”

    1. Yes, he will love it so much! Our little guy loved those little tube things. He’d laugh whenever he pull them apart. And definitely! It’s okay to not be perfect 😉

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