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Holiday gift guide 2012: Stocking stuffers for kids

These must-have stocking stuffers for kids—all under $15!—make perfect additions to big-ticket holiday gifts.

This holiday season, even we were impressed by the amount of cool stocking stuffers for kids at local stores. For our holiday gift guide, we found  affordable finds—wooden rattles, charm necklaces, funky keychains and more—that are sure to elicit smiles from all the little shoppers on your list. The best part: They're all under $15!


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    Rory’s Story Cubes, $9; at Boomerang Toys, 119 West Broadway between Duane and Reade Sts (212-226-7650)

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    Milkdot Backpack Bandits plush keychains, $6 each; at Zibalee, 244 East 13th St between Second and Third Aves (212-260-4960)

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    Floppets charms, $2 each; at amazon.com

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    Imaginext DC Super Friends Batman, $7; at Toys“R”Us. Go to toysrus.com for store locations

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    Make-a-Mask color-in mask kit, $10; at Boomerang Toys, 119 West Broadway between Duane and Reade Sts (212-226-7650, boomerangtoys.com)

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    Fydelity Le Boom Box MP3 speaker key chain, $14; at Style.licious, 1418 Second Ave at 74th St (212-717-8336, styleliciousnyc.com)

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    Pop Charmz felt charms, $5 each, and necklace, $6; at Style.licious, 1418 Second Ave at 74th St (212-717-8336, styleliciousnyc.com)

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    Zippitz zipper bracelets, $4 each; at Torly Kid, 51 Hudson St between Duane and Thomas Sts (212-406-7440, torlykid.com)

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    Taxi pencil sharpener, $6; at Mxyplyzyk, 125 Greenwich Ave at 13th St (212-989-4300, mxyplyzyk.com)

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    DCI mini retro clock, $15; at Maxiga, 1023 Third Ave between 60th and 61st Sts (212-752-4550)

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    Stack-A-Doodle block crayons, $10; at fredflare.com

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    Dino and eggs collection, $10; at American Museum of Natural History Shop, Central Park West at 79th St (212-769-5100, amnh.org)

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    Iscream NYC graffiti journals, $8 each; at Torly Kid, 51 Hudson St between Duane and Thomas Sts (212-406-7440, torlykid.com)

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    Mustachifier mustache pacifier, $12; at spoonsisters.com

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    Write On Watch, $12; at E.A.T. Gift Shop, 1062 Madison Ave between 80th and 81st Sts (212-861-2544)

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    Little White Octopus zip pouch, $15; at Zibalee, 244 E 13th St between Second and Third Aves (212-260-4960, zibalee.com)

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    Squiggle Cake wooden rattle, $14; at alextoys.com

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    Gigo Blocks Cube Figures buildable key chains, $8 each; at Space Kiddets, 26 E 22nd St between Broadway and Park Ave South (212-420-9878, spacekiddets.com)

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    Gauge NYC metal letters, $5 each; at By Brooklyn, 261 Smith St between Degraw and Douglass Sts, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn (718-643-0606)

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    Westminster World’s Smallest Walkie Talkies, $11; at Mary Arnold Toys, 1010 Lexington Ave at 72nd St (212-744-8510, maryarnoldtoys.com)

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Rory’s Story Cubes, $9; at Boomerang Toys, 119 West Broadway between Duane and Reade Sts (212-226-7650)


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