At John Davy Toys you're bound to find the perfect stuffing for this year's stockings. A whimsical shop, it's filled with unusual toys and books plus an incredible selection of inexpensive items housed in more than 100 bins. To work your way down a stocking stuffer's list, start with crickets (25 and 75 cents) and vegetable pencil tops (20 cents). For more exotic items at slightly higher prices, consider a Chinese paper accordian that really plays ($1.20), wooden cradles and push button animals that wiggle ($2), stuffed animals, knitting devices or toy shovels ($1.50), magnets ($1.25), animal coin purses ($2.70), crocodile horns ($2.60), flower-fairy pins and a crayon that writes in multicolors ($1) or harmonica key chains ($1.75) are only a few of the treasures in this shop for all ages.

Chocolate Moose is another stocking-stuffer store for last- minute Santas. Light-bulb erasers (40 cents each) will intrigue any student. Other ideas: four Christmas-design pencils ($1.50), a plastic case of 10 milk chocolate cigarettes for your favorite smoker ($2.50), mailable musclemen-magnets on postcards ($2), a zippered, yellow vinyl banana-shaped clutch purse ($4).

Even Santa could stuff his stockings at stores like these if the reindeer knew the way.

John Davy Toys, 301 Cameron St., Alexandria. 683-0079.

Chocolate Moose, 4301 Connecticut Ave. NW. 362-5111.