It wouldn’t be Christmas Day without the traditional stocking opening first thing in the morning, and shopping for stocking fillers is one of my favourite tasks in the run up to Christmas.
If you’re stumped for ideas of what to get your little ones and are searching for a little inspiration look no further than my guide to stocking stuffer must-haves for kids!
Collectibles still seem to be huge news this year and they are the perfect size for stocking stuffers. They’re also inexpensive and with a wide variety to choose from, including Twosies and The Grossery Gang (£2.49 each)* you’re bound to find a range to capture the imagination of any child you’re buying for. I’ve never really figured out why exactly but children seem to love these tiny figures, so I always have a stash in my bag for when my daughter gets bored on long bus journeys or when we’re eating out!
Hands up who doesn’t love Disney or Lego? Like 99.9% of the population we are huge fans of both franchises in our house so a Lego Mini Figure (£2.49)* or Disney Tsum Tsum pack (£4.99)* would definitely be well received on Christmas morning.
Finally for fans of superheroes or robotics are the Wish Factory Kawaii Cube (£4.99)* and the Hex Bug Nano V2 (£5.99)*. These are great for slightly older children who still want a stocking but don’t really play with ‘toys’ anymore.
As you can see even if you’re on a really tight budget you can usually fill a stocking with lots of fun and cool bits and pieces, in fact a lot of stores have ‘Pocket Money’ sections where you can find plenty of things for £5 or less. Throw in a bag of chocolate coins, some crayons and a satsuma, and your stocking is ready to be hung by the chimney!