Christmas is just around the corner and this year I have decided to do a round up of the little gifts which make perfect Christmas stocking fillers for kids! I love the stockings more than the big presents. They are super fun to open and you never know what you are going to get (although it is essential mine includes a chocolate orange). Everything is available to buy online so you don't need to worry about the crowds during this very unusual year.
What kid doesn't love a slapband! These fun Smiggle slapbands are the prefect size for stocking stuffing and guaranteed to bring smiles and giggles on Christmas morning. They have loads of different styles including unicorns, mermaids, dinosaurs, space and even Minions. And as you'd expect from Smiggle there are tons other fun idea for Christmas gifts across ythe site. Slapband prices start from just £4.00.
If your kids haven't played Dobble then make sure they receive this little tin in their stocking to hone their observation and concentration skills. The clever game involves 55 cards, 57 symbols in total and 8 symbols. Each two cards have one symbol in common. To win you have to find and name the symbol. There are 5 mini games and challenges you can play in pairs or as a family. They recommend from 6yrs up but my daughter got the hang of it when she was 5. The classic edition costs £12.99
I spotted these Radox bath bombs in my local Tesco and picked up a couple for my girls stockings. They aren't too big so will fit in perfectly. Baths and 'relaxing' are their new favourite thing and I love that these bombs have little bits of the flowers inside which will float on the surface during the fizzing. They cost £2.50 each but I got them on Clubcard price for just £1.50 each.
I always make sure my kids have a book in their stockings. The series of Hannah the Spanner books are so much fun and my 6yr old loves them. Hannah and her little sister Lucy get up to all kids of magical adventures from dancing bears to trips to the moon. The illustrations are fantastic and really bring the story to life. Trust me, your kids will love them. £7.99 each
I love these super cool personalised name crayons. Plus the picture is of my name so I love them even more! Suitable for kids over 3, these tie dye name crayons come in a kit with sparkly foam stickers, confetti sprinkles and card. You can personalise with any name. Up to 5 letters is £5 and 6-10 letters £7
Another brain training game is Professor Puzzle Fast Fish. The simple wooden game is loads of fun. Roll the 3 dice and race to be the first person to spot the sea creature with exactly the same colour markings. There will only ever be one exact match so you need quick reflexes and an eagle eye! Just £6 for super portable fun.
Expelliarmus! Harry Potter fans with love finding this little Hogwarts Potion Master enamel pin in their stocking! And at just £4.99 it's a bargain!
Little green fingered baked bean lovers will enjoy this fun grow your own baked beans seed kit. The kit contains a pack of haricot beans and a pack of tomato seeds in a pop art style matchbox. Easy growing instructions and a baked bean recipe are included. Educational and fun for just £7.75
I'm not a huge fan of the blind bag style kids toys which tend to be forgotten 5 minutes after opening but my girls really love Pikmi Pops which are super cute. They have little elastics attached to them so you can attach them to bags or belts like little keychains. They also smell amazing as each one is scented. The Pikmi Pops Pushmi Up design shoot your new pal out of the cannon with a blast of confetti which is a novel and fun idea. £7.91 each
My kids got these for Christmas last year and they were so much fun to watch the crystals growing. This magical growing snowman is just one of the designs available. You can also get mermaids, tree and other fun crystal kits. The snowman is currently on sale for just £3.99
Roll the dice and create your own story! Rory's Story Cubes are a great way to fuel kids imagination and stimulate creativity. The nine dice each have six images so over 1 million combinations on every roll! You can also play as a family, each person rolling and continuing the next part of the story. Recommended for kids age 6 up. £11.57 for the original set.
I'd love to hear your kids stocking filler ideas in the comments below!
I was sent some of the items above for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
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