Holiday Roundup: The Perfect Animal-Friendly Stocking Stuffers for Kids!

If you’re looking for the perfect animal-friendly stocking stuffers for the compassionate kids in your life, look no further than this roundup! Check out these adorable (and affordable) ideas that will remind your loved ones how easy it is to make kind choices all year long.

Small Plushies

Small animal plushies are classic stocking stuffers, and you can find them nearly anywhere. Plus, they’re easy to personalize just by choosing your kid’s favorite animal. Be sure to make a bigger impact by including a note about ways your family can help the species—whether through volunteering, raising awareness, or donating.

LUSH Products

Make bath time instantly more fun with a bath bomb! LUSH’s different options can turn the water any color you can dream of (even rainbow, if you can’t decide ?), and they smell fabulous. The store has all sorts of cruelty-free and vegan items, guaranteeing that a quick stop there will help you bulk up those stockings considerably. (Just be careful when making your purchases, as some items aren’t vegan.)

Lip Balm and Lotion

Winter weather can really dry you out. Slip some vegan lip balm and hand lotion into the kids’ stockings for that much-needed relief from chapped lips and cracked skin. There are tons of great cruelty-free brands that don’t use beeswax or test on animals.

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Mug With Vegan Hot Chocolate

Imagine how comforting a mug of dairy-free hot chocolate would feel after an afternoon of walkin’ in a winter wonderland. For a cute gift, select a fun mug, place a packet of vegan hot cocoa and a candy cane inside, and tie a ribbon around it.

Note: All hot chocolate flavors from Archer Farms at Target except the Sea Salt Caramel one are vegan. Don’t miss out!

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Beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… ?☕️✨

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Board Games

The Fur & Feathers board game is a fun way to teach your kids counting, reading comprehension, strategy, and compassion!


Can you even call it a Christmas stocking if there’s no candy in it? We’re obsessed with UnReal’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Gems. They’re just like M&M’s—but vegan! Does your child have a peanut allergy? Don’t worry—there are tons of vegan candy options to fit any preference.

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‘Tis the season to eat UNREAL peanut butter cups ?

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Nail Polish

Nail polish is a perfect stocking stuffer because it’s small enough to leave room for tons of other goodies. Drugstores carry some great cruelty-free brands in bright colors that your kids will love.

‘Love Me, Don’t Eat Me’ Lunch Bag

Our favorite school subject? Lunch! These adorable lunch bags make learning to show compassion so cute that other kids are sure to tell their parents that they’d rather love animals than eat them, too.


Excite and educate the kiddos with a good old-fashioned book in their stocking. From Santa’s First Vegan Christmas to The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig, there’s not a story on our compassionate book list that the whole family won’t love reading together.

PETA Kids Stickers

The most budget-friendly item on our list (since you can’t get much more affordable than free) is our PETA Kids sticker sheet. These stickers feature animal rights messages that kids will want to put on everything—from school folders to themselves. Request yours here.

Gifts to Avoid

Don’t end up on the naughty list by accidentally buying something harmful to animals. Be sure to steer clear of these stocking stuffer no-nos, and always remember that live animals are not Christmas presents.

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