As a child I used to love my Christmas stocking. It would always be full of lots of little, but brilliant gifts. Shopping for Christmas stockings is always fun, there are so many great gifts to buy. My Christmas stocking gift guide will showcase some of the cheaper stocking fillers that children will love.
1. Snazarooo Snowman kit
Snazaroo face paints are the best you can buy. They have now released a couple of Christmas themed mini kits which would make a great stocking filler. The Snazaroo snowman kit comes with three colours, White, Red and dark brown. There is also a small sponge and brush in the kit. There are some instructions, 3 easy steps on the inside of the card cover. To use the face paints add a little water and dab in the brush or sponge and then have fun attempting the snowman. Most children love having their face painted, this little kit gives the children the opportunity to have a go themselves or they can get a grown up to paint the snowman. I can’t rate these highly enough, they are brilliant. Age 3+. RRP £2.99. The set can be purchased from Snazaroo.
2. Lol Surprise Dolls
Lol Surprise dolls are the new craze for girls of all ages. They come in a ball with lots of layers. You peel away the layers and on each layer there is a little surprise that hints at which doll your going to get. Clues, stickers and accessories. Once you have pealed all the layers, your doll is revealed. You can then feed your baby with the water bottle to discover if your baby cries, spits or wee’s. You can even bathe her in cold water to see if she changes colour. The ball the doll comes out with can then be used as a purse carrying set, a bath play set or anyway you wish. With seven layers to peel, these LOL surprise dolls are a lot of fun. Suitable from age 4+. The RRP is £10 and can be purchased from all good toy shops including the Entertainer.
3. 3-D Mini Shortbread Christmas Trees Box
This little box has a very lovely 3-D Christmas tree on the front. The 150g pack contains 35 mini shortbread tree’s. The size of the box, Box Dimensions 4.1″ x 3.1″ x 5.4″, makes this a great little stocking filler. Walkers shortbread Christmas tree’s are perfectly buttery, not greasy, and deliciously crunchy treat. What I love about the shortbread is the ingredients. Which are simply wheat flour, butter, sugar and salt. No additives or flavourings are used. Making the shortbread Christmas tree’s even more appealing. The 3-D Shortbread Christmas tree box costs just £2.65 and can be purchased from Walkers.
4. Minions Kids Battery Powered Toothbrush
Battery powered toothbrushes are a great way of making sure your littles ones teeth are super clean. This fabulous minions toothbrush is bound to please any minions fan. They come in three nice bright colours, orange, blue and yellow. The toothbrush has a slim handle making It easy for little hands to hold and the on/off button’s are easy to use. It has a small oscillating head that cleans teeth gently and gets rid of all the plaque. The toothbrush comes with 2 Replaceable AAA Alkaline Batteries. The toothbrush RRP is £11.99 and can be purchased from Boots.
5. Sylvanian Families Baby Carrycase
The Sylvananian Families Baby Carrycase’s are another brilliant stocking filler, they are perfect for any Sylvanian families fan. The little babes come in a clear plastic carry case which means you can carry the baby around where ever you go. Each of the different cases come with different animals and different accessories. The little cat comes with a sea saw that he can play on all day long on. The cat is really soft to touch and very adorable. The Sylvanian Families baby carry cases are a great way for children to be able to use their imagination where every where they take their carry case. The carry cases are also great for storing little Sylvanaian Families bits in! Age 3+. RRP £6.99. Can be purchased from ToysRus.
6. Prenderland Books Alphabet and Number Flash Cards
Learning to read, write and spell are important for school age children. Flash cards are brilliant at assisting with this. Therefore flashcards are a brilliant stocking filler for young children. They are great for Children that cant quite talk yet and those at a pre school age who are learning new words and numbers daily. They are also great, to assist with spelling. The cards has been carefully designed to ensure they are phonic-friendly, dyslexic-friendly and a great learning aid for all children. The flash cards come beautifully packaged in a little brown box which are great for storing them in. The illustrations on the cards are so colourful yet simple, which makes them attractive to look at. RRP £10 Can be purchased from Prenderland Books online.
7. Mr Stanleys Gummy Reindeers and Gingerbread Men
Everyone loves a sweet treat in their Christmas stocking, even better when it is a festive themed treat. Mr Stanleys confectionary has been around since 1843, since then they have been making wonderful sweet treats that all the family can enjoy. Each of these bags of gummies have 180g of yummy gummy treats. I love the packaging that the sweets are in, the traditional Mr Stanley’s sticker on the front and there is a lovely red bow at the top. They taste super tasty too. Not too chewy, nice and soft tasty gummy sweets. These really are perfect sweet treat stocking filler. RRP £3.99 and can be found on the Mr Stanley’s Website.
8. DC Jelly Belly Packs
Have you got a super hero fan in your house? If so take a look at these brilliant DC Super hero Jelly Belly packs. Each packed has an iconic superhero on the front. These grab and go packs are great for any occasion and would be a great stocking filler for any superhero fan. Each pack contains 60g of yummy Jelly Belly’s’. Aside from the superhero picture on the front, what also makes these special is the shimmering and shiny versions of popular flavours, Berry Blue, Blueberry, Cream Soda, Sour Lemon, Very Cherry and Wild Blackberry. They look brilliant. Here is some of the important information the jelly belly’s are Gluten Free, Gelatine Free, Dairy Free, Fat Free, Peanut Free. This means most people can enjoy these wonderful sweets. RRP £2.15 and can be found on the Jelly Belly website.
9. Zimpli Kids Slime Play
Messy play is great fun and most children enjoy it. Slime Play from zimpli kids is so much fun, its gooey, slimy and can get quite messy. This is why children love it. Making the slime is fairly straight forward – you just add the powder to water in accordance with the ratio on the packet. The water needs to be warm in order to get the slime in order to get the correct slime consistency. The slime is great to play with on its own or you could get creative and hide a few toys in it. When you have finished using the slime simply play slime, simply dilute it with water and pour it down the sink. There are no harmful chemicals, its non irritant and environmentally friendly. Slime play is available in Red, Green and Blue. RRP £2.99. Available at Toys R Us.
10. Prezzybox Virtual Pet
Virtual pets are making a come back. Prezzybox have a fab virtual pet game which would make a fun stocking filler. To start using your virtual pet you first have to choose your pet. This fun game has 32 pets to choose from, they range from your average small household pets like a cat, rat or dog to slightly more exotic wild creatures and even a small boy! An egg will appear to start with. You can then use the buttons to feed your pet, teach it and look after it. Watch your virtual pet grow with very little effort. The buttons are easy to press which makes looking after the pet easy. Don’t worry if your pet dies, you can just start again. The Virtual takes 2 x LR44 button cell batteries (included) RRP £5.99. Age 5+ Available from Prezzybox.
11. Hape Little Plane
Hape make wonderful wooden toys for different stages of a child’s development. The Hape little plane is beautifully crafted with wings that move slightly and a lovely chunky design that’s perfect for little hands. The durable, child safe, light blue coating wipes down easily. The durable wood has meant that the plane is good at resisting bangs and crashes – as we have discovered. The Hape little plane is suitable from 10 months plus. Available from Amazon.
The Winter Wonderland Santa Sack
I know this isn’t a stocking filler. However they are great for putting all the Christmas presents in once you have finished your shopping. These lovely hessian Santa sacks will look great under the Christmas tree. The dimensions are 80cm by 50cm and can be personalised. RRP £19.95 Available from The Santa Sacks Co.
As you can see there are some brilliant stocking fillers on the market that you can buy. Little toys that are certain to entertain and wonderful sweet treats to make the mouth water. I hope this guide has given you some inspiration. I can honestly recommend all of the above items.
What ever you decide to buy, I hope you have great fun shopping for stocking filler’s.
Take a look at my Children’s Christmas Gift Guide for more great ideas.