http://profitableinvestingtips.com/stock-investing/stocking-stuffer-stocks Stocking Stuffer Stocks The holidays are upon us and what are you going to give your children or grandchildren? Have you considered stocking stuffer stocks? That is to say have you considered giving a few shares of stock every year to your special grand child to get them started early on the road to investing? If you are going the stocking stuffer stocks route what stocks should you pick? The point is to choose a secure investment, as close to buy and hold as you can find, and let the stock appreciate and the dividends reinvest over the years. With great dividend stocks in mind here are the 3 best dividend stocks for beginners from the viewpoint of The Motley Fool. Dividend investing can add significantly to returns over a lifetime, so beginner investors are right to want to own some dividend-paying stocks in their portfolios. Plenty of stocks offer enticing dividend yields, but have businesses that are floundering, and because of that, it makes more sense to focus on the health of a company first and the dividend yield second. Using that approach, one of my favorite dividend-paying stocks is Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). For investors that are looking for their first dividend stock in the energy & materials space, Exxonmobil (NYSE:XOM) is a great place to start. Its vertically integrated business model helps to offset the cyclical nature of the oil and gas industry. When oil prices are high, its production business segment does well while typically its refining and retail segments suffer and vice versa when oil prices are low. Beginning dividend investors typically want to play it safe by investing in well-known dividend stocks with a proven track-record of dividend payments over the long term. With this in mind, a rock-solid dividend powerhouse such as Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) could be a smart choice for those giving their first steps in dividend investing. These are three solid choices for stocking stuffer stocks as they will be around and paying dividends when your grandchild grows up. Picking Growth Stocks for the Holiday Stocking Biotech and pharmaceuticals are growth areas due to the continual development of new technologies and products in this area. 24/7 Wall Street suggests top biotech stock picks for the coming year. Biotech looks set to close out 2015 as its worst performing year since 2008. That may sound bad, but despite this, the iShares Biotechnology Index ETF (NASDAQ: IBB) is still up over 11% year to date. Not bad for a relatively bad year.