Children’s Stocking Filler Gift Guide

Stockings are usually filled with gifts that are less expensive than main presents, so here are some ideas to help put a smile on their faces this Christmas.

Stocking fillers for kids

With a plethora of items to choose from, we take a look at some favourites for stockings this year.

A long lasting, eco-friendly gift comes from Itsyourstory in the shape of their stainless steel drinks bottle. These make a welcome addition to any childs lunchbox or for everyday use. Made from aluminium these water bottles are perfect for school packed lunches, sports events or days out. There are two lid options; both a plastic flip-top lid and a screw-top lid with a fob attachment.

What’s more, you can personalise them with a picture of your child and their name, so you don’t need to worry about them getting lost! Buy yours here.

Personalised photo gifts are wonderful to open on the big day, so how about a gift that comes to life as they build? We all love a puzzle during the festive season, it’s the perfect way to unwind and mentally disconnect from the mania – completely open to customisation, you can upload any high-quality image and add optional elements of text and clip art.

So whether it’s a pic of the family pooch, a family snapshot, favourite holiday destination or a cherished memory, a photo puzzle is a wonderful way to celebrate it. 

From £19.99,

Mad Beauty have a fantastic selection of goodies to pop in a stocking this year. From Tinkerbelle and Festive Fairies through to Winnie the Pooh and Beauty & The Beast sets, there is plenty to choose from. We love this cute Aladdin Bubble Bath, which changes colour when you pour it into the bath!

With hand creams and body moisturiser sets, face masks, amazing bath bombs and fizzers, you really will be spoilt for choice. This Festive Fairies set retails at £13.99 and celebrates the 12 days after Christmas with a daily treat. Buy online here. They can also be found in Debenhams and Superdrug.

If the little people in your life love books, then they will fall totally head over heels for these personalised books. From Christmas Books to Alphabet and Number Books to Books with the family, there is a huge range to choose from. They are truly delightful, and will captivate your precious people whilst also becoming a keepsake for years to come. Find them here.

Stocking filler ideas

BLOpens from John Adams make a wonderful stocking filler. Choose from a selection of Pastel, Neon and Shimmer, you can also get Mini BLOpens and Rainbow BLOpens too. These are amazing and will keep little ones entertained. Different to regular pens, these cool little pens allow you to create an airbrushed picture as you blow through them to spread the colour. Blow gently or harder and in lines or circles to create different effects. You can also use the pens to colour in too!

If you are looking for a more educational gift idea, look no further than 7 Ate 9. This super fast game is great fun; with no turns, players race to get rid of their cards first, by finding cards with numbers they can correctly lay. Great fun for all the family (a little competitive at times!) and helping with maths too, this makes a great gift! RRP £12.99. Available at Amazon.

Stocking Filler ideas

The Works always have a huge selection of stocking fillers to choose from. We love these cute, yet practical pencils, complete with a novelty eraser. RRP £1. Click here to buy online. They even have make your own Snow Dome sets for £3, personalised baubles for £1 and a set of 20 felt tip pens for £1, making it well worth a look. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly idea, have a look at the ‘Colour Your Own Everyday Bag.’

When I was growing up, I remember always receiving some satsumas and chocolate coins in my stocking, and this is a tradition to try to keep with my little people. I always make sure I grab some satsumas in the last shop I do before Christmas.

As well as chocolate coins, there are now a huge selection of chocolatey gifts that are perfect in stockings. From tubes of favourites such as Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Chocolate Buttons, Rowntrees Jelly Tots and Smarties, you can also get hollow Father Christmas and the tasty Lindt chocolate figure too.