Is it too early to mention the “C” word? I think not! Christmas is such a magical time of year. It tends to bring back happy memories of family gatherings and charming traditions that have been passed down through the generations.
As children, my sister and I would always wake up in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve, tiptoe downstairs and peek inside our stockings. We would then carefully pack everything back in, go back to sleep and then in the morning proceed to take it all back out again to show our mum and dad. Obviously, at that age, we had no idea it was them that had actually chosen it all! It was one of my favourite Christmas traditions.
Much like decorating a Christmas tree, visiting a jolly Santa or kissing under a sprig of mistletoe, there is something quite magical about hanging your stocking by the fire ready for it to be filled with wonderful goodies. When I was younger I would receive a satsuma, a pair of socks, some chocolate coins, and a small gift like a yoyo, toy car or cuddly toy.
Times have changed since then and nowadays you’ll find stockings full of small gifts that the kids can open and play with by themselves – allowing the parents to enjoy a few more minutes in bed and slowly awaken from their slumber.
While I absolutely love seeing the sheer joy and delight on the boys’ faces as they open their stockings on Christmas morning, one thing I don’t enjoy is shopping for them. Finding cheap little stocking fillers is stressful enough, and let’s not even get started on the queues.
Thankfully, Hawkins Bazaar has come to my rescue this year with their range of Pre-Filled Christmas Stockings. They have assembled a great selection of stockings that offer something for every member of the family, including mums and dads.
Priced at £25.00 each, you may be fooled into thinking that seems expensive, however, the 2017 range of Pre-Filled Christmas Stockings are filled with more than £50 worth of contents…so that’s an instant saving of 50% (or £25) off the price of the individual items.
The Pre-Filled Christmas Stockings from Hawkins Bazaar are 56cm in size and are available for both boys and girls in either 3yrs+, 8yrs+ or 14yrs+. Each one is stuffed with a fantastic selection of gifts that have been carefully picked with the gender and specific age group in mind. Things like dominoes, puzzles, wooden toys, bath toys, crayons, modelling clay and hand puppets, to name just a few.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the items that can be found in the Hawkins Bazaar Boys 3yrs+ Christmas Stocking…
…and in the Hawkins Bazaar Boys 8yrs+ Christmas Stocking.
I have to say, I was really impressed with the variety and quality of items in both of the stockings and I just know the boys are going to love opening these on Christmas morning. I can’t wait to see their faces.
If you’re looking for ways to make the Christmas period easier and cheaper, then these Pre-Filled Christmas Stockings from Hawkins Bazaar will do just that, as well as putting a smile on your kids’ faces. They’re filled with gifts to keep them occupied on Christmas morning, and provide a ready-made solution at this busy time of year.