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One user posted a call-out for help finding stocking fillers for her children aged 10, 8 & 6. She was searching for plastic free and inexpensive in particular but most important not tat as she wanted it to last, be eco-friendly where possible and not burn a hole in her purse.
There are lots of similar suggestions, which just goes to show how popular these items are.
We’ve rounded up the best suggestions and hope these will prove helpful, please feel free to comment on the article with your own suggestions too.
Stocking Filler Ideas
- Socks! Pencils, or a magazine they always ask for, chocolate coins
- Socks, card game, colouring book and pencils, bamboo toothbrush, their own soap, bath bombs, knitting needles and wool for older ones perhaps even a small craft project i.e. a soft toy to hand sew. Felting.
- Delish jams, yummy protein mixes, drinks, chocolate, biscuits – local health food shops or maybe even a ZERO shop could work wonderfully – just imagine lots of little paper packages tied with string filled with little nibbles
- Books, socks and foil wrapped chocolates
- Pants, socks, etc things they need plus some chocolates and sweets
- Make your own rainbow playdough
- A beautiful jar to collect daily gratitude and or daily memories in
- Homemade brownie / cookie mix with dry ingredients only in a jar with instructions on how to make them
- Lanka kade wooden animals are about £2.50 each
- Pack of playing cards and a book of card games for kids
- Holztiger animals for the little one. Also finger puppets.
- Chocolate coins, small chocolate bars, sataumas, packet of raisins, clothes (socks, tights or pants, pyjamas), toy (something that will be played with again ie a train, a car, a pack of cards, a lego person, a playmobil person, a small book, an annual, notepad)
- We theme our stockings:
- Charity shop and buy a second-hand T shirt each. Small toy cars/figures are usually cheap at charity shops too plus books generally cost about a £1 each depending how big your stockings are
- Top Trumps / bag tag for their backpack, movie day with mum or dad / mini colouring book / find a word book / I spy – where’s Wally – Animalia
- Vouchers!!! MY daughter asked for a week of unhealthy snacks at school … were going to add tickets to our cheap kids cinema showing, vouchers for a daddy /daughter hour, or games evening… that kind of a thing!!!
- Gem stones/crystals
- Nice stationery is always good
- Satsumas, little puzzle books, mini Lego sets, new colouring pencils, toy car, toy dinosaur
- Bath bomb, art materials, apron/cookery kit
- Fun, bright gloves. Choc coins
- Reusable water bottle, some metal straws, bamboo toothbrushes, a bath bomb, fluffy socks and some chocolates
- Home bargains have old schooomstocking fillers, mainly wooden. Things like yo yo’s, jaxs miniature chess. I’ve also got some bits from local shops like mini knitted trees with a chocolate in
- How about some modelling bees wax
- Novelty socks, hat, scarf. gloves/mittens set
- Some seeds to grow their own flowers or vegetables next year
- Underwear, socks, toothbrushes (bamboo), bubble bath, wash cloth, chocolate, books, second-hand toys. Craft/art things.
- Socks, pants, chocolate, apple, orange, toothpaste & toothbrush
- You could write your own coupons for things you can do for them. Such as, you will clean their room. You will cook their favorite dessert. You will massage their feet. Things like that. Go crazy with this idea. It will be fun. Ask them what they would like on a coupon
- Seeds, Grow Your Own Kits
- I bought my 9 year old a set of her own knitting needles
- Stationery, underwear, bamboo toothbrush, books, Bath stuff, chocolate, reusable straw, reusable cup, soap, solid shampoo, hat/scarf/gloves, apron, satsuma, charity shop finds
- Lush do lovely children’s bath bombs
- Homemade chocolates and candy
- We bought a tin music box and kaleidoscope
- ‘Paint your own mug‘, top trumps, origami paper/instructions
- Socks, pants, pens for the older one, pencils for the youngest, chocolate, a nail care kit
- What about a ‘token’ to read a book together or go to the park
- Wooden dolly bobbins
- Small colouring books and pencils
- Set of pens, chocolate, socks, slippers, a key ring for their school bag, a drinks bottle, dvd, book, craft set i.e crochet for kids or a model painting kit
- Hat, Gloves, socks, bamboo toothbrush, reusable folding straw
- Small magic sets
- Bath bombs, soap, hair scrunchies, some fluffy socks, a packet of chocolates, sweets
- Gorgeous smelling soap free body cleansing pebbles – chemical free and no plastic packaging
- Unusual plants or seeds, just brought my sons a Rose of Jericho plant, Venus flytrap