Though they’re often last on our shopping list, stocking fillers are super easy to buy! Often small (and cheap!), they require little to no effort – yet provide soooooo much excitement for little ones. These are just a few of my favourites for 2017:
1 // MAYKA TOY BLOCK BUILDING TAPE £9.99 A world of building creations awaits kids with Mayka Toy Block Tape. This innovative, unique and highly flexible tape sticks to any surface and kids can bend it, straighten it, cut it or even create waves for awesome hilly effects. Mayka Tape is compatible with all major building brick brands and is adhesive so will stick to walls or the ceiling for gravity defying creations, without leaving any tacky mess behind.
2 // SKETCH & SNIFF SCENTED PENCILS £9.75 Creative kids will love these Scratch and Sniff Pencils by NPW. This fantastic selection of 12 coloured pencils will not only ensure they create brilliant bright designs, but each colour has its own delicious fruity or sweet fragrance: Strawberry, Grape, Peach, Blueberry, Rose, Apple, Coconut, Pineapple, Orange, Watermelon, Chocolate and Vanilla. The scents really stimulate the senses and help kids get those creative juices flowing!
3 // LEGO CITY JUNGLE STARTER SET £8.99 Budding builders will love the LEGO City Jungle Starter Set which includes 3 minifigures (jungle explorer, scientist and boat pilot), animal figures (snake, frog and crocodile), a boat, camera, magnifying glass and a tree with hidden treasure. Great for fine motor skills and imaginative play, adventurers can load their boat with gear and head off into the jungle to discover what lurks on the banks of the river. What will they find?
4 // BUSH BABY WITH SLEEP POD £12.99 I can see lots of children having the Bush Baby World Sleepy Pod With Bush Baby on their Christmas wishlists this year. With eyes that wiggle and ears that waggle, these adorable Bush Babies come alive in your hands. Made from soft and cuddly fabrics, there are lots of Bush Babies to collect and each comes with its very own sleepy pod. Plus, you can even buy the Bush Baby World Dream Tree, which provides a safe haven for kids to store and hang their collection.
5 // SNAZAROO MINI FACE PAINT KIT £2.00 With five fun themes – Christmas, Easter, Summer, Halloween and Carnival – the new Mini Theme Packs from Snazaroo feature face paint colours in handy palettes that are the perfect stocking filler this Christmas. Priced at just £2.99, the bitesize packs come with everything parents need to recreate looks at home: three face paint colours, a brush, a sponge and an easy to follow 3-step guide.
6 // MARVEL FIDGET CUBE £7.99 Featuring their favourite superheroes, the Original MARVEL Fidget Cube is the ideal stocking filler for children this Christmas as it’s designed to combat fidgeting/boredom and help improve their focus. It has something on each of its 6 sides: a rocker switch, gears and a rolling ball, a small joystick, 5 buttons, a spinning disc and a “rubbing stone”. The Fidget Cube enables kids to channel any pent-up tension into clicking, gliding, flipping, breathing, rolling and spinning!
7 // ZURU SHNOOKS WITH ACCESSORY £8.00 I think kids of all ages would be happy to find a Shnook in their Christmas stocking. With six to collect – Shnuggles, Shazam, Shweetly, Shmiley, Shine and Sheebah – each Shnook has its own special best friend power and comes with a comb, friendship hair-clips and other surprise accessories. What’s super cool about these cute Shnooks though is that they magically grow 8 times in size from their unique bubble pack!
8 // PAW PATROL FUZZY FELT SET £10.99 Kids can create exciting pictures and canine creations with their favourite Paw Patrol characters using this fun Fuzzy Felt set. The set includes over 70 assorted felt pieces and is great for encouraging colour and shape recognition, counting, sorting and storytelling. Using their imagination, kids can mix and match the felt pieces to create pictures that cling like magic to the Fuzzy Felt board.
9 // FINGERLINGS BABY MONKEY £14.99 Fingerlings are fantastic value for money and the MUST-HAVE stocking filler this Christmas. Fun and mischievous, they’re interactive pets that cling on to your finger and respond to touch and voice commands. With over 50 animations to discover, realistic sounds, blinking eyes and turning heads, kids will instantly fall in love with these sweet and sometimes silly monkeys. You can swing them, pet them, rock them to sleep, talk to them, blow them kisses, hang them upside down, hug them, get them to sing and more!
10 // MY 1ST JCB ROLLING DIGGERS £4.99 My 1st JCB Rolling Diggers are available in three different characters, Joey JCB, Dan Dozer and Doug Dumptruck. Suitable for ages 12months+, each character has different moving play features and is made with super tough and durable plastic for indoor and outdoor adventures. Little ones will enjoy the simple “push and play” action and will love collecting these cute characters. At £4.99 they are cheap and a great stocking filler!
11 // L.O.L. SURPRISE DOLL £9.99 Kids can enjoy unwrapping seven layers of fun with every L.O.L Surprise doll. From stickers, charms and accessories to the doll’s outfit, shoes and the L.O.L. Surprise doll itself, everything is hidden inside this enchanting ball. There are 45 dolls to collect and once unwrapped, kids can feed them with their water bottle to see if they cry, spit or tinkle.
12 // SUPER WINGS TRANSFORMING VEHICLES ASSORTMENT £12.99 If your kids are fans of the animated TV show ‘Super Wings’, then they will love the new range of Super Wings Transforming Vehicles. Each articulated character is the perfect size for little hands and can transform from plane to robot in ten easy steps. Kids can use the transforming vehicles to recreate their favourite moments from the show or go on brand new adventures of their own.
13 // LEGO BRICKHEADZ £9.99 LEGO brickheadz construction characters bring kids a brand new way to collect, build and display iconic characters from their favourite movies, games and comics. Think: Captain America, Batman, Batgirl, The Hulk, Iron Man, Belle, The Beast, Captain Jack Sparrow and more! The characters are fun to build using LEGO bricks and come with their own baseplate so kids can display their finished creations.
14 // HATCHIMALS COLLEGGTIBLES £10.00 Hatchimals Colleggtibles are adorable collectible Hatchimals that come inside small, speckled eggs. With glittery wings, there are over 70 to collect and you can tell which family your Hatchimals belongs to from the colour of speckles on each egg. Little ones need to hold the egg in their hands, rub the heart and then when it changes from purple to pink, it’s ready to hatch!