Stocking stuffers are one of those things parents rarely spend a lot of time thinking about, and as a result, end up being holiday candies or silly trinkets bought at the last minute. Instead of stuffing your child’s stocking with a bunch of useless or unhealthy items, why not choose stuff that will help improve the health of their teeth and gums?
There are many treats you can place in your child’s stocking besides candy canes and other sweets, from small toys to healthy, homemade snacks, and even a few more specifically tooth-themed finds. To help you save time this holiday season, we have created a list of mouth-healthy stocking stuffers. Use this list as a jumping point to get your creative juices flowing!
1. PERSONALIZED TOOTH FAIRY BOX OR PILLOW.
Losing baby teeth is a rite of passage that can be all the more memorable with traditional ceremonies like sending off the baby teeth in a personalized tooth fairy box or pillow. You can custom order items with your child’s name through places like Etsy, or purchase a kit, such as Make Your Own ToothFairy Keepsake Box, to create your own.
2. TOOTH-THEMED JEWELRY/CHARMS.
Tiny and shapely, teeth make the perfect inspiration for pendants and charms. Search for tooth charm bracelets or necklaces online, and you will find a variety of choices in gold and sterling silver.
3. TOOTHBRUSH AND TOOTHPASTE.
Affordable and fun, a new toothbrush and tube of toothpaste make practical gifts too. Choose a toothbrush that is like a new toy, such as the Firefly Light-Up Timer Toothbrush, and for toothpaste, you can buy travel-sized tubes or novelty flavors, like watermelon.
4. BREATH FRESHENER.
Got a teen with braces? Help them enjoy brushing between meals and keeping their breath fresh with a pack of Colgate Wisps in their stocking. These are pocket-sized, disposable toothbrushes with a built-in bead of sugar-free peppermint.
5. THE TOOTH BOOK.
What kid doesn’t love Dr. Seuss? In this classic work, the famous author writes about who has teeth, who doesn’t and how to keep the ones you have.
And don’t forget the big kids! Toms of Maine has a Cinnamon Clove flavored toothpaste which will come in handy if you find yourself under the mistletoe!