Stocking Fillers HELP

(35 Posts)
Bazoo23 Fri 19-Apr-13 15:10:15

Hi all, really hoping for some inspiration here! I know its only April but Im trying to be organised for once and spread the cost.

My daughter will be a year old at Christmas, any ideas for stocking fillers?

I also have a teenage brother, 3 year old niece, 5 year old and 9 year old nephews, I would like to do miniature but good stockings for them.

ANY suggestions welcome!

elfycat Fri 19-Apr-13 15:33:09

To me a Xmas stocking must always contain:

an apple
a satsuma 2 of 5 a day bonus
Bag of choc coins
tube of sweets - fruit pastilles or similar - wrapped

and then one or two age appropriate gifts priced £2-5 ish.

I plan to do as my parents did to us overexcited children, when they are old enough. The stocking is allowed to be opened any time after midnight, as long as the parents are then left in peace until at least 7am grin

And this isn't too early at all as you've reminded me that I planned to make a gift each for my DDs stockings. Maybe knitted dinosaurs.

milk Fri 19-Apr-13 15:37:22

I shall try my best smile

for 3.31

for 1.99

Disney Princess Dressing Gown And Socks for 3 year old for 9

If I see anything else I shall update smile

milk Fri 19-Apr-13 15:42:52
Bazoo23 Fri 19-Apr-13 15:52:39

All ideas jotted down in my special Christmas notepad! Complete Christmas obsessive here!

milk Fri 19-Apr-13 15:52:59
Bazoo23 Fri 19-Apr-13 15:56:11

I would love to make something for stockings but I am so ham fisted the only thing I could 'make' is probably a turkey sandwich! :-D

Bazoo23 Fri 19-Apr-13 16:01:46

Milk, I would like to employ you as my personal Christmas shopper!

OhHullitsOnlyMeYoni Fri 19-Apr-13 16:06:59

[[http://www.bakerross.co.uk/src/EMAIL_130419_APR13tenminutemakes/category-Clearance-SPEC.htm Clearance items]
Good for party bags too smile

OhHullitsOnlyMeYoni Fri 19-Apr-13 16:07:32
OhHullitsOnlyMeYoni Fri 19-Apr-13 16:13:27
Bazoo23 Fri 19-Apr-13 16:18:19

Thank you, that website is brilliant! I could get carried away on it quite easily...

OhHullitsOnlyMeYoni Fri 19-Apr-13 16:27:01

I do frequently <eyes heaving cupboards and bare bank balance> but the crafty stuff is great if you have kids drop in and want something to occupy them grin

OhHullitsOnlyMeYoni Fri 19-Apr-13 16:47:36

Use code BRB3 for free delivery over £30 smile

Bazoo23 Fri 19-Apr-13 20:14:09

Thanks! My DP will LOVE you :-)

fuzzpig Fri 19-Apr-13 20:17:36

For your 1yo:

Chunky crayons
Happyland figures
Toddler cutlery set
Bibs
Magic flannel
Socks
Teething toy
Musical instruments (plastic maracas type thing)

OhHullitsOnlyMeYoni Fri 19-Apr-13 20:20:02

Was that ironic wink ?
I honestly do have a whole shelf of plastic storage boxes with their paint (set of 12 big squeezy bottles for £15!) and various stamps/sequins in pots/special wooden mobile packs/sewing packs/next birthday party bag bits etc etc. DD is only 20mo but I can see us doing them all in the future and secretly want to do them on my own already blush

Bazoo23 Fri 19-Apr-13 20:31:42

Haha it was ironic, he despairs of my spending habits!

Im exactly the same, I was daydreaming about one day colouring in the Xmas cards with my currently 18 week old dd! It really is a great website though perfect for niece and nephews stockings.

Thanks for your ideas Fuzzpig, I was really stumped as everyone seems to think shes too young for a stocking but I really want her to have one.

OhHullitsOnlyMeYoni Fri 19-Apr-13 20:39:31

You may well get some scribbles out by xmas - as soon as she can grip you can get the crayola washable pens for babies and let rip! My DD preferred to stand to do it rather than use the highchair, but whatever works will build confidence and help you reach your colouring in dream (although 2 or even 3 may be a better target for any real colouring in!) Hand prints and splodges and scribbles, yes wink
You should get a voucher in the order box too for a discount on next purchase, and now you have registered they will send you updates on sales and offer codes. Just to tempt you back... <sigh! What can we do, eh?>

bedmonster Fri 19-Apr-13 21:24:40

For my DC3s first stocking (well, second as he was tiny for his first one and got the cutest stuff in that one!), we got him... some skinny pj's, crayons, bath toys, toothbrush, a lush bath bomb, a pair of baby converse, football kit (DPs input, he has never worn it outside the house!), a cowboy sippy cup, glow in the dark dummy, a jellycat monkey, choc buttons, satsuma, some little board books in a set, socks, can't remember what else but lots of stuff that has been useful already!
He has a pillowcase like his sisters so you can fit a lot in there!

FayKnights Fri 19-Apr-13 21:27:02

Cannot believe I'm posting on this thread! But good on you for being organised. Can I recommend dotcomgiftshop in the sale section for nice little bits and bobs.

Xmas stocking rule is "something you want, something you need, something to eat and something to read".
So I start with a book, chocolate coins, hair clips or character socks and crayons.
Build up from there, pencils and erasers for bigger kids, felt finger puppets for littlies. Stickers, bubble baths, toy car or polly pocket, mini teddy, face cloths, new toothbrush, hair things, make up (ov not for kids) etc. I've a great list somewhere I'll post it

fuzzpig Sat 20-Apr-13 06:25:11

Doing the stocking is one of my very favourite parts of Xmas smile

I have useful things (pants, showergel) in the stockings with some small gifts (about £3-£5).(Small jewlerry ,nail varnish for DD)
A selection box to keep them busy.
But my DC are 11 and 13 so their main presents are the very small pile of ££ type now.

We also do the Christmas Eve Hamper to prolong the whole thing grin
CEH has pyjamas, slippers, annual, jar of chewy/jelly sweets, Lush bathbomb for the Christmas Eve bath.

milk Sat 20-Apr-13 19:01:03

Nothing to add except "aww, I luff Christmas"!

MummaBubba123 Thu 02-May-13 21:47:12

Look at the toy stall thingy in Marks n Sparks.
They have all sorts of bits n bobs.

starjules Sat 04-May-13 21:07:26

In Primark today they had lots of Peppa Pig bits. I picked up Peppa hairclips(£1.50), Peppa necklace set (£2.00) and bracelet set (£1.50)along with a cute little handbag (£2.00). All going to be put away for my LO stocking. She loves peppa so she will be so happy.

milk Tue 07-May-13 09:39:30
BiddyPop Fri 24-May-13 16:26:47

Something you want, something you need, something to eat and something to read.

That's what our stockings always had!!

At 1, I'd keep it to just a couple of pieces of fruit and maybe a small bag sweets and small bar Cadburys or similar.

Need - like a nice toothbrush, socks, hair bobbins, ....
(As DD was due on Christmas Day, I had a small tub sudocreme, nice Christmas Bib, and a small furry animal toy just in case she arrived on time for a stocking!!!!!!!!!).

Always always had a book!! (And any "kids" at home on Christmas Eve in my parents still get their book, fruit and sweets!!).

Want - things like crayons and a nice colouring book or even a few free printables rolled up, small toy, sheet of stickers? (or too small yet?), a small ball, stuffed animal....

Maybe a decoration for the tree - especially if you would like an heirloom one either for her first Christmas or especially if you'd like to get her one every year that she can have for her own tree when she leaves home. Doesn't necessarily have to be £££, but something different and personalised could be really special.

LadyLech Sat 25-May-13 01:50:31

My children are older, but mostly get stuff they need from FC: new vests, pants, socks, outfits etc.

They also get things they're not normally allowed like bubblegum and chocolate cereal. The fact that FC brings DD bubble gum when mum disapproves of it absolutely convinces her FC is real grin.

Then the girls ask FC for three things in their letters. Usually one decent present and the rest are little things.

And usually I throw in a few things I think they'd like - a DVD, book, game etc.

The girls have sacks, so get a lot, but most things are less than £5.

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Thu 30-May-13 22:00:42

when DS2 was 1 we bought a big net bag of plastic fruit and wrapped up individually and he loved opening them.

GTbaby Mon 03-Jun-13 22:46:00

Brilliant idea. I bought a stocking for lo last year he was 3months.

Some great ideas here for this year!

milk Fri 07-Jun-13 10:18:46
milk Wed 03-Jul-13 10:21:40

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