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 December 14, 2015  Posted by  Affiliate, Features, Hot Deals, Shopping

Granted, the video game crowd is hard to impress but every kid deserves a goody-filled stocking on Christmas morning. To keep from breaking the bank on this beloved Christmas tradition, think cheap when you’re looking for stocking stuffers. Traditional stocking stuffers that are relatively inexpensive and easily found at places like Walgreens and Target include crayons, markers, coloring books, jump ropes and balls. But if you’re look for something a little different, here are some stocking stuffers under $6.

Even a child of the electronic age will be fascinated by a pocket kaleidoscope.

An old-fashioned toy that can actually captivate the interest of a thoroughly modern kid is the Jacob’s Ladder toy.

Release the inner artist in your child with sidewalk chalk in a profusion of cool colors. If you live in a white Christmas area, the hard part will be waiting for the sidewalks to be cleared.

What is it about kids and stickers? They love to peel them and stick them. For them, the cheapest ones will do. For older kids, peg this gift to their interests–trains, cars, princesses, etc. These emoji stickers are fun for too. They bring the texting world onto paper.

These zany drinking glasses would zing the tickle bone of many kids. What’s more fun than sending your Kool-Aid on a trip around your head before you drink it?

Retro toys! How about a nose flute, a parachute toy (a dozen for $4.49) or a bag of marbles. Many of the toys you played with as a child are still around, and for good reason. They’re fun! Choose old-fashioned jacks, yo-yos (a dozen for $5.60) or a Slinky.

Don’t forget the most important item in any kid’s stocking–candy (think chocolate, chocolate, chocolate).

Cool ideas! Lots of last-minute stocking stuffer ideas for kids. Under $6! Shop for Christmas without spending a bundle on the little things.

Kathie Sutin

Kathie Sutin has covered everything from construction to transportation. Features, however, are her specialty especially those about travel, food, health, parenting and people. Her work has appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Midwest Traveler, Southern Traveler, St. Louis Parent, Hooked on the Outdoors, Missouri Life, St. Louis Magazine, Air Tran’s flight magazine and Sauce Magazine and websites including and At her last fulltime gig, public relations writer for the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, she developed a vast knowledge of all things St. Louis as she spread the gospel about free and things to do in the Gateway City. That came in handy when she launched St. Louis On The Cheap as did her lifelong strategy of paying less whenever she can.

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