With Christmas only a few days away, we’ve put together a list of 5 easy tooth-tastic stocking stuffers that are perfect for any last-minute holiday shopper looking to take care of everyone on their list. What could be better than gifts that keep little smiles big and bright?
Smart Holiday Sweets & Snacks
Now, we know what you may be thinking – “How could holiday sweets possibly help keep a smile bright?” While some of the most popular holiday treats – like taffys, chocolates, and toffees – may be delicious, they aren’t always the best choices for our teeth. Fortunately, there are plenty of tasty alternatives out there.
Along with all the traditional holiday chocolates and cookies, there are plenty of healthy (yet no less tasty) alternatives. Treats like dried fruits (without added sugar), chocolate covered nuts, and homemade trail-mixes and granolas have the power to satisfy a sweet tooth without all the added sugar!
And the rest of the year, here are some great tips for everyday healthy eating from our friends at Colgate!
Books make for a great gift, no matter what time of year it is. While they may not be the easiest to fit inside of a stocking (especially if they’re board books or hardcovers), they’re easy to wrap, fun to read, and perfect for teaching little ones about their smiles!
There are hundreds of great tooth-minded and Tooth Fairy-approved books out there – for children of all ages! If you’re not sure where to start, you can always check out our list of 8 Tooth Fairy-Approved Books.
Crazy Toothbrush & Novelty Toothpaste
As it turns out, Santa is very good at taking requests for silly toothbrushes. The holiday’s are the perfect time to get your little one a crazy toothbrush featuring some of their favorite characters and some toothpaste to match.
From Frozen to Star Wars and everything in between – there’s something for everyone. No matter which color, flavor, style, or character your child may like best, toothbrushes and pastes like these can be used for everyday brushing or they can become designated travel items – perfect for sleepovers with friends or trips to grandma’s.
If your little one has started to lose his or her teeth, a tooth pillow can make a great stocking stuffer. With tooth pillows and teeth holders there are plenty of quick and easy ways to buy or make the perfect gift for your child (we recommend checking out Pinterest and Etsy).
Along with teeth holder’s there are plenty of Tooth Fairy gifts that – with a little bit of imagination – can double as great holiday gifts. You can always check out our list of 5 Brilliant Tooth-Fairy Gifts and Activities for more ideas!
Does the young athlete in your life have a sports mouthguard? Mouthguards are a simple yet important to way make sure that your child can play the sports that love and keep their smile safe. Whether you choose to splurge on one with a custom design or opt for one in their favorite color – a mouthguard is a simple, stocking-sized gift that can make a world of difference.
For more about the importance of mouthguards, the different styles that exist, and other important information click here.