Our Top Christmas Stocking Filler Ideas
With Christmas Day fast approaching, you may be looking for Christmas stocking filler ideas to give your loved ones plenty to open and play with when the big day arrives.
First of all you need to pick your stocking or sack - we’ve got some gorgeous ones here – and then take a look below at our guide to the best stocking fillers to get for Christmas, including stocking fillers and games for boys and girls, novelty gifts, sweet treats and funny presents that will entertain people of all ages.
1. Traditional stocking fillers
The tradition of hanging out stockings by the fireplace for Father Christmas to fill with presents comes from the story of St Nicholas, who threw gold coins down the chimney of a home of a poor family. The three young sisters who lived there had hung their stocking over the fireplace to dry overnight and, when they woke up, found them filled with the coins. In the modern world of hi-tech toys, giving stocking presents that nod to Christmas traditions of the past will be a lovely touch…
Chocolate Coins and Candy Canes
In the spirt of that St Nicholas story, one of the most popular and enduring stocking fillers is a bag of gold coins. Trends and tastes may change, but chocolate coins are here to stay. A couple of satsumas will also be a nice traditional present, and will help give the children a bit of nutrition at the start of what will surely be a treat-filled day.
The adage that the old ones are the best doesn’t just apply to jokes, but to toys, too. There’s something truly magical and festive about wooden toys.
Tricky to master if you have a delayed reaction time, but this classic game is great entertainment for all ages. Kids will enjoy challenging grown ups to see who can get rid of all their cards the fastest. Do you know your Father Christmas from your Elf?
2. Stocking fillers for girls and boys
Space Age Rocket Light
Go to the moon and back with this retro-style rocket lamp. It’s just the thing budding astronauts need to illuminate their bedtime reading and will also be an excellent accessory for any space themed party that you throw in the future.
Secret Agent Magnifying Glass
If your child is a budding secret agent or a wannabe detective, set them on the hunt for clues with this magnificent magnifying glass.
Colouring Pencils and Books
Another present that will keep little ones busy on Christmas Day - and when you need to give them something to do during the rest of their school holiday is give them a sticker and colouring book. This Christmas stationary set is also another cool gift for your stationary lovers.
3. Novelty stocking fillers
When it comes to Christmas stockings, novelty gifts can really add to the fun factor for your kids - here are some of our favourites to choose from…
Christmas Mouse in a Matchbox
A cuddly toy never fails as a present and this one is particularly sweet. Let your toddler push open the matchbox themselves to find the cute little mouse who’s hiding inside.
Melting Snowman Putty
This putty lets your kids create their own snowman indoors, with accessories including stick arms, an orange carrot nose and a top hat. Like any self-respecting snowman, this putty version will ‘melt’ and lose shape after a while, meaning your boy can start all over again and create a completely new snow man character each time.
Christmas Clockwork Hoppers
Toddlers will absolutely love winding up these little hoppers and watching them go. Each pack comes with two Christmas character hoppers.
These snowmen will light up any party - when they are squeezed or bumped they flash dazzling lights.
It wouldn't be Christmas without there being a good selection of games for the family to get stuck into. Here are our choices of games that will give you plenty to play on Christmas Day...
Antler Ring Toss
A game for the entire family to have a go at. Take it in turns to wear the inflatable headgear and let the rings fly as players try and land them on the antlers.
An easy game for kids to pick up, if you get what we mean?! The sticks are jumbled up and players then take it in turns to remove the ones with their colour on them without disturbing the rest of the pile. Don’t be fooled, the skill-based game is trickier than it looks.
Christmas Activity Book
This activity book not only comes with lots of Christmas stickers, but also features puzzles and quizzes to get their little grey cells working overtime.
5. Chocolate stocking fillers
As mentioned above in the Traditional Stocking Fillers section, chocolate coins are a must-have item in any stocking, but there are more chocolatey options to consider adding to the mix…
This Christmas tree is not only tasty but also a way to keep the little ones entertained as they can decorate it however they want with coloured buttons.
Peppermint Candy Canes
These classic Christmas candy canes are a lovely nod to a traditional christmas, with the peppermint flavour and individually wrapped.
The sweetest Santas you can imagine - these chocolates are filled with a delicious milk creme filling. One will not be enough!
6. Funny stocking fillers
Christmas is all about having a good time and, with the difficult year we’ve all just had, this time around we should try and enjoy the festive season even more than usual. Here are our picks for Christmas stocking fillers guaranteed to raise a smile.
Christmas Photo Booth Kit
This set of festive photo booth props will be a great stocking filler to help you take some silly family photographs throughout Christmas Day.
Plush Hanging Elf
Put this happy little fella in your child’s stocking and then encourage them to find surprising and funny places to hang it around the house to surprise the rest of your household.
Our stocking fillers selection doesn’t end here. Go to our website to shop for more gifts for your little Christmas stars, and browse our themed Christmas decorations, tableware, personalised cakes and games. We’ve got Christmas covered!