Whether you’re keeping gifts small this year or, perhaps you’re waiting for Santa to deliver a stocking to the foot of the bed, Christmas stockings for toddlers and babies often contain some of their best loved (and played with!) Christmas gifts. Christmas stocking fillers ideally need to be small, gifts, inexpensive and have immediate play appeal. Easy games, toys to play with and, not forgetting, chocolate coins, are all ideal. If you’re looking for inspiration, here’s our round up of the best and most exciting stocking fillers for your little ones this year.
Christmas stocking fillers for babies
Standing at a modest 12cm, the Classic World Pastel Mini Bead Coaster offers instant interactive play. Perfect for high chair play while dinner is served or popping in your changing bag for an ‘on-the-go’ toy, this mini bead coaster looks great and encourages creative play.
Suitable from birth, the beautiful Nattou Doudou Mini range contains a delightful collection of soft and snuggly comforters that babies will love to cuddle and play with.
Toddler stocking fillers
Classic World’s Water Lily Game is a lovely compact, ‘pack and go’ game ideal for days out and taking on overnight trips away. It aids concentration and promotes hand to eye coordination but most importantly will keep little ones entertained for hours.
Keep active toddlers happy with Crocodile Creek 4″ Playballs. With a range of designs to choose from (ladybird, rocket, shark or unicorn) you can choose the perfect ball for you little one. Handily, they arrive deflated so if you’re tight on space you could always wrap and stuff deflated.
This Classic World Rainbow Balancing Game promotes real world imaginative play. It is erring on the larger side for a toddler stocking filler at 40 x 20 x 12cm but will still fit in a generous sized stocking. It is a lovely fun game which helps toddlers develop their hand-eye coordination skills and colour recognition. We think it’s a steal at only £10.95.
Perfectly, proportioned puzzles
Ideal for children aged 5+, the Crocodile Creek 100 piece Nasa puzzle comes in a handy tin which is only 12 inches in diameter (you might need a larger stocking but we think it will work). A lovely stocking filler that might not have an instant play appeal but will be very welcome as a calmer kids activity once the initial excitement of Christmas morning has passed.
Did someone say, Christmas Eve box?
Christmas Eve boxes have grown in popularity hugely over the last few years. They’re definitely not for everyone however, if you love a Christmas Eve box then we recommend making sure you include a craft activity that will keep excited children occupied.
Crocodile Creek colouring posters are brilliant as something the whole family can enjoy together. They also come in rolled up in tubes which is ideal for storing them on the bid day when the chaos commences!
Remember to keep it small and fun
Like the rest of Christmas, it’s all too easy to get carried away with choosing stocking fillers. You know your loved ones best and often, tiny treats and small thoughtful gifts bring the most joy. It’s never about how much money was spent, so have fun with choosing your stocking fillers and creating some Christmas magic!