Kids Stocking Filler Ideas

One of the most exciting things for me at Christmas was always waking up to find my stocking on the end of my bed filled with little packages.  There’s something so lovely and nostalgic about a stocking isn’t there?  I always remember one of my favourite stocking gifts being a bottle of Spice Girls deodorant!  Random but true!  Here are a few kids stocking filler ideas for you….

  • Blind bags and surprise eggs.  These are quite a modern thing and with the growing craze of kids watching Youtube videos of other kids opening these they are likely to go down a storm.  You can pick up blind bags with all sorts of themes including mini Thomas trains, Lego minifigures, puppy in my pocket, mash’ems, shopkins, etc.
  • New character toothbrush and toothpaste.  I have always put these in my kids stockings and they love getting a new set to use Xmas morning.
  • Bath bombs.  Another huge favourite in my household.  All 3 of my kids absolutely love having bath bombs in their bath so the more the merrier at Christmas.  They are always disappointed when the Christmas stash runs out!
  • Hair bands/ties/bows.  Girls love hair accessories and I love the fact they are actually something useful!
  • Mini books.  The Mr Men books and mini library sets are perfect for stockings, especially for babies and toddlers.
  • Bubbles.  Again all kids up to the age of about 7 or 8 love to receive bubbles.  I find these particularly great though for the little ones.
  • Fancy pen. One stocking filler I always loved getting was one of those pens with a feather on the top or the ones you can change the colour you write with.  Can’t beat stationary bits and bobs.  Pencil sharpener, erasers, ruler, etc.
  • Key ring.  Pick their favourite character or film.  Lois has a whole collection often found attached to her school bag or book bag.  Last year I got both the girls JoJo pom pom key rings from Claires Accessories.  They loved them!
  • Hot Wheels cars.  Cody loves his cars and often I’ve managed to pick up a couple of Star Wars or Marvel ones in Poundland for him.  Always keep your eye out in Poundland as I often see Hot Wheels in there.
  • Jewellery.  When Lily was a bit younger it was the chunky bead style necklaces with a character on that she loved but now she’s older I’ve picked up a couple of beautiful bracelets from Next and Sainsburys  that look more grown up.  Earrings are also great if your child has their ears pierced.
  • Slinky.  One of my fave toys as a child was my slinky and they are still popular now.  Its fascinating watching them go down the stairs!
  • Bubble bath.  Another thing I have always included in the kids stockings is character bubble bath.  We usually end up with enough bath stuff between us all to last a few months!
  • Cosmetics.  Great for older ones.  You could include nail varnish, lip balm, nail files, make up brushes, etc.  I found Wonder Woman perfume in Poundland for Lois and matching bath fizzers.  Look out for beauty advent calenders in the sales and take the bits out of them to use as stocking fillers instead.  A few months back Superdrug had some reduced from £16 to just £4!
  • Bouncy ball.  Flashing light ones are the favourite in this house.  The funkier the better!
  • Stickers/Glitter tattoos.  Now Lois hates tattoos as she doesn’t like anything on her skin (including face paints or nail varnish) but Cody loves a cool tattoo and they all love stickers.
  • Finger puppets.  These are ideal for little tots, especially when Mummy and Daddy make up funny stories with them 😉
  • Top Trumps.  Who doesn’t love a game of Top Trumps?!  We have had so many versions including Star Wars, Shopkins, Hello Kitty, Frozen, Harry Potter and more.  There are loads of different sets so you are bound to find one to suit.
  • Rubber duck.  Any age kid loves a rubber duck although of course they are particularly ideal for babies and toddlers.  Having said that I have bought Lily a Harley Quinn one last year!
  • Torch.  Any sort of torch goes down a storm in this house.  The kids love making dens in their bedroom and playing with their torches, especially the ones that project different pictures on the wall.
  • Chocolate coins.  No stocking is complete without a bag of chocolate coins!

I hope you’ve found these ideas helpful.  Do you have any traditions for things that always go in your kids stockings?  Let me know in the comments below x

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6 thoughts on “Kids Stocking Filler Ideas

  1. Kelly Walton says:

    What a lot of lovely ideas. I do need to focus more on stockings, for me they are often an afterthought and I tend to put the smaller items I lose patience with when wrapping the gifts and they often are still in the stocking the next day so clearly aren’t impressing the boys enough.

    • admin says:

      I loved getting a stocking and its still one of the highlights for my kids too. They find them on the end of their beds in the morning and bring them in to our room. Then they all sit on our bed and open them up. It’s very exciting. I remember one of Cody’s favourite stocking fillers was his Batman deodorant last year!

    • admin says:

      It depends which ones you’re after! Argos have some of the older ones depending on stock in your local store. Tesco, WHSmiths, Sainsburys, Ebay even!

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