UPDATING FOR 2022 Holiday Gift Ideas (Ultimate Guide to Christmas Presents)

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Finding the perfect holiday gifts isn’t always easy. We’ve all been there…

So, we’ve put our little elves to work — crossing off everyone on your Christmas list has never been so easy. Whether you’re shopping for the kiddos, husband, wife, friend, coworker, teachers or anyone else, we’ve got gift ideas for you.

We’ve compiled your Ultimate Gifts Guide. It’s full of experience gift ideas, stocking stuffers, Disney’s Frozen 2 gifts, presents for pet lovers, gifts for expecting parents & more.

Kansas City's Ultimate Holiday Gift Ideas Guide

Your Go-To Holiday Gift Ideas

Stores are stocked with Christmas decorations by mid-October & your kiddos have been asking for gifts already…

So let us help you find the best gifts for everyone on your list! We’ve broken down our ideas into categories for many different types of presents.

Celebrate the Holidays Even More…

After you find the best gifts, explore our Christmas in Kansas City Guide to find everything holidays in KC. Holiday trains, where to see Santa, or Christmas Light displays near you!

You can also holiday info for pets, like gifts for pets & pet lovers, Should I Get a Pet as a Present? & Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting a Pet for the holidays.

Check it out…

Our Holiday Guide to Giving the Gift of Experiences too!

Bonus: Stocking Stuffer Ideas

…good things come in small packages

Stocking stuffers often get a bad rap. They are usually the last presents to be opened – after we’ve unwrapped the big, colorful boxes.

But, good things can come in small packages! Here are a few Christmas gifts that can fit inside the “stockings hung by the chimney with care.”

> The Dollar Tree has TONS of adorable, affordable stocking stuffers too!

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

Stocking Stuffers for Kids:

Kids all like different things, but there are fun stocking stuffers any kid would love!

  • School supplies– pencils, pens, erasers, and crayons make great stocking stuffers.  Kids have often lost or destroyed many of the items you purchased for back-to-school.
  • Virtual pets–If your kids are begging for a pet for Christmas, but you’re not ready to commit, this is a great way to buy yourself some time.  Have your kid take care of the virtual pet for a few months to show that he is responsible enough to handle pet ownership.  I know my children would either lose the pet or at least lose interest after just a couple of months.  If your kids are more responsible, use that time period to save up cash to buy an actual puppy.
  • Cold Weather Gear– Socks, gloves, and mittens work as stocking stuffers for kids (and adults) of all ages.  This is the perfect time to stock up, as many of them will be going on clearance soon to make room for next season.
  • Candy – who doesn’t love a little extra Christmas candy…?
  • Mini Lego Sets
  • Art Supply sets
  • Silly Putty or Slime
  • Card Games
  • Toiletries
  • Books
  • Sweet Treats

Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers:

Christmas shopping for toddlers can be tricky.

Many toys are too dangerous or delicate for their tiny hands. Try things like:

  • Stuffed toys – good for little bitty hands.
  • DVD/BluRay Disc featuring their favorite characters would be a hit.
  • Board books – these are both educational & fun!
  • Art supplies – Crayola no-mess markers are a godsend. Your kids literally can’t draw on anything but the special paper.
  • Hair accessories – must be kept out of their reach though
  • Toddler-safe toy cars might be a good idea for little boys.
  • Chalk
  • Bath Toys
  • Play-Doh
  • Bubbles
  • Coloring Books

Stocking Stuffers for Teenagers:

If you have teenagers to shop for, you can make their Christmas wishes come true by stuffing their stockings with

  • Gift cards to their favorite stores, or even better, cash.
  • Earbuds/headphones
  • USB Drives
  • Wireless chargers
  • Candy cane chapstick – a Christmas special 
  • Hair Ties and Accessories
  • Makeup
  • PopSockets
  • Cologne/Perfume

Affordable Stocking Stuffers:

If you need to find affordable stocking stuffers, check out Five Below, The Dollar Tree, Target, or even the clearance sections of your favorite stores.

There are deals to be found everywhere!

Some of the best Christmas gifts can be bought at your local discount store. Cruise the aisles of your local dollar store and stock up.

Five Below has SO many stocking stuffer options…all for under $5!

You’d be surprised at the awesome things that you can get for a few dollars or less:

  • Candy
  • Toys
  • Games
  • Food
  • Hair Bows, Hair Ties, Brushes
  • Kitchen Gadgets
  • Toiletries like razor sets or lotion sets

DIY Stocking Stuffers – Handmade:

Finally, there is nothing as sweet as a homemade gift.  Be creative!

Your homemade cookies or brownies taste better than anything you could buy at the store.

Scarves and slipper socks are warmer when they are knitted or crocheted with love.

Give from your heart and your hands.

Pinterest has SO many DIY gift ideas:

  • Homemade brownies or cookies
  • Handmade scarves, socks, or blankets
  • Photos
  • Scrapbooks
  • Handmade Jewelry
  • Painting on Canvas
  • Plants
  • Handmade Letters

Print off some photos and do a DIY collage or frame set. Sites like Shutterfly allow for personalized photo gifts, calendars and prints.

No matter how you choose to give this holiday, it’s the thought that counts!

We hope you have a fantastic holiday with your family & found a few gift ideas for the loved ones on your list. Drop your best gift ideas in the comments.

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