Stocking fillers for kids: cheap and cheerful ideas

If your child's done enough to avoid a lump of coal this year and you're looking for fun, reasonably priced gifts, browse our selection of small-but-perfectly-formed stocking fillers. None cost over £8, most are under a fiver - and all should last past Boxing Day 


stocking filler disney shower cap

Alien shower cap £6 [M&S]
carpet sliders

Sliders Carpet Skates £5.95 [Prezzybox]
lego helicopter stocking filler

Red Thunder helicopter £4.99 [Lego]


stocking fillers purse

Cat purse £5 [John Lewis]
magic tricks stocking fillers

Marvin’s Magic Card Tricks £3.99 [John Lewis]

stocking fillers
Christmas hair accessories set £5 [Paperchase]


stocking filler potato pistol

Potato gun £3 [John Lewis]
stocking fillers buzz lightyear

Buzz Lightyear bubble bath £4.50 [M&S]
stocking filler unicorn eraser

Unicorn eraser £1 [Paperchase]


plot trumps stocking filler

Plop Trumps £5.99 [Firebox]
zoella bath bomb stocking filler

Zoella Fizz Bar £5 [Superdrug]
magic 8 ball stocking filler

Mystic 8 Ball £4.99 [Argos]


wash mitt stocking filler

Doc McStuffins wash mitt £4.50
whoopee cushion stocking filler

Whoopee cushion £2 [John Lewis]
nerf gun stocking fillers

Nerf gun £3.99 [Argos]


pencil cake stocking filler

Scrabble Pencil Case £7.95 [The Literary Gift Company]


stamp set stocking filler

Love Hearts stamper £7.99 [Top Shop]


chocolate coins stocking fillers

Divine milk chocolate coins £2.50 [Traidcraft]


gumball machine stocking filler

Mini gumball machine £1.50 [Amazon]
lush bath bomb stocking filler

Dashing Santa Bath Bomb £2.75 [Lush]
alfie deyes stocking filler

Alfie Deyes Pointless Book £3.85 [Amazon]


chopstick challenge stocking filler

Guinness World Record chopstick challenge £5 []
terrys chocolate orange stocking filler

Terry’s chocolate orange £1 [Amazon]
pen set stocking fillers

Paint brush pen £2.75 [Tate]


cash stash stocking filler

Cash Stash keychain £5.99 [Firebox]
dinosaurs pack stocking fillers

Dinosaur model belt pack £5 [Natural History Museum]
animal torch stocking filler

Animal torch keyring £2.50 [Hawkin's Bazaar]

mumsnet books


And may we suggest either The Mumsnet Book of Animal Stories or The Book of Bedtime Stories as an extra-special stocking filler or gift to leave under the tree. 



What Mumsnetters say about stocking fillers

  • Something that went down well with my older children was a disposable camera each to take photos on Christmas Day. girlsyearapart
  • The trick is to get a few bulk items to take up space. Plus, get a mixture of practical items. chanie44
  • Father Christmas always used to leave stockings on our beds as kids, so when we woke up we had something to keep us happy (from 5-7am). Wrapping pressies (in stockings) makes this last longer and means parents get more sleep! Wolfiefan
  • If your children are leaving their empty stockings on their beds, then may I suggest duplicate stockings, ready stuffed and hidden away. Et voila! A swift swap rather than the sneak in to get empty stocking and the hissy fit as you try to cram everything in the stockings whilst very drunk a bit tired. Trumpton



Last updated: 3 months ago