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Decent stocking fillers I can get online?

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iloveholidays Sat 15-Sep-12 15:28:29

Any suggestions? Being 7 months pregnant I'm trying to avoid wandering around the shops and the stockings seem to take me ages, so it would be good to start early before little one arrives!!

I seemed to end up filling them up with tat last year which was fine, but keen not to add to the tat we seem to have accumulating in the house so practical but good ideas needed... I'm struggling... Blaming my pregnancy brain!!! smile

DD1 is 3.5 and DD2 is 1.5.


SnapesOnAPlane Sat 15-Sep-12 15:33:56

<marks place> smile
Last year Hawkins Bazaar did a stocking stuffed full of stuff for different age groups, I can't seem to find them on the website yet though!
Though by December you'll have a squidgy lovely little baby, won't you? A nice wander around the shops for stocking fillers may be lovely then, so don't despair if you can't find everything online just yet smile.

Arithmeticulous Sat 15-Sep-12 15:41:19
Playmobil from
Lego from Amazon

Hairbands, socks, small lego set, Playmobil person, pants, toothbrush, then tat grin

Are they both at home with you all the time? Can you leave them with someone then do Shopmobility scooter round the shops?

Arithmeticulous Sat 15-Sep-12 15:42:02
Playmobil from
Lego from Amazon

Hairbands, socks, small lego set, Playmobil person, pants, toothbrush, then tat grin

Are they both at home with you all the time? Can you leave them with someone then do Shopmobility scooter round the shops?

*with clickable links

iloveholidays Sat 15-Sep-12 18:37:25

Thanks everyone, I'll start looking at those websites.

I need to keep my eye out when at supermarkets and stuff as well I think.

Anymore suggestions welcome...

notactuallyme Sat 15-Sep-12 18:39:53

partypieces do some brilliant ones

iloveholidays Sat 15-Sep-12 20:00:41

Party pieces look good, thanks for that.

Love looking, just hard to decide what to go for!!!

Onadietcolabreak Sat 15-Sep-12 20:37:47

DVDs and books? That way it isn't more junk that ends up in the bin after a few weeks cuddly toys and character underwear.

WipsGlitter Sat 15-Sep-12 20:41:22

After last Christmas I made a note (literally) that it was to be practical things oly in the stocking - sweets, pants, socks, bubble bath etc

iloveholidays Sat 15-Sep-12 20:46:40

Yeah, that's what I'm thinking. It's what I tended to have when I was a kid and still loved it. Money was always a bit tight so tended to be stuff my parents would have to buy anyway, smellies, toothbrush, pens, socks etc etc. DP laughs at my practical presents, but at the same time hates it when I buy more tat!!!

EverybodysDoeEyed Sat 15-Sep-12 20:55:08

My dad (sorry I mean Santa!) always put a pound in but in pennies. Added a nice weight.

And there was always an orange

Last year ds said his favourite present was the orange and he ate it for breakfast and reminisced about it for day's!!

forevergreek Sat 15-Sep-12 21:02:40

The book people - books

The works - art and craft/ books/ DVDs/ etc


Get new toothbrush/ flannel/ socks/ funny soap whilst in supermarket or with online grocery shop

I stick to 80% practical, maybe one toy/ crap and then some choc/ sweets

Main toys aren't in stocking

I think adding traditional orange/ nuts is a great idea as otherwise they just get more expensive and competive as they get older

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 15-Sep-12 21:06:18

I'm buying bits for my DC (10 and nearly 13) when I see them.
I bought a tin of sketching pencils (ranging from 2h to 2B) from Tesco.

DS needed a "B pencil for Art so I gave him the tin.
He was smile to get them for school, but singularly un-impressed at them being in his stocking.

Little Git.

mamij Sat 15-Sep-12 21:07:51

Hairclips, playdoh, stickers, I love the idea of an orange (must remember to do it this year).

EverybodysDoeEyed Sat 15-Sep-12 21:13:35

We also used to get a handful if nuts which were returned to the nut bowl pretty sharpish! Obviously we were at an age when we knew Santa was just my parents otherwise it would have given it away!

I tend to look in the sale racks - I got these hideous mini glittery handbags for the girls in Clarks down to £1.50 which will be the main present in the stocking surrounded by practical stuff

xMinerva Sat 15-Sep-12 23:53:55

I really like some of the bits from Woolgars Toys

gregssausageroll Sun 16-Sep-12 10:10:54

Someone a while back mentioned an online shop with yellow in it. I can't remember it all though which is frustrating as I intended on buying a fair amount for stockings. If anyone know remotely what I am talking about then please post.

oddslippers Sun 16-Sep-12 10:14:37

Yellow moon?

oddslippers Sun 16-Sep-12 10:16:22

gregssausageroll Sun 16-Sep-12 10:18:12

That's it. Thanks.

SpottyTeacakes Sun 16-Sep-12 10:21:01

I love Baker Ross It's really good for crafty stuff and their Christmas stuff is online now. Great for stickers.

iloveholidays Sun 16-Sep-12 19:30:18

Thanks everyone - going to have a look now at the suggestions!! smile

Elizabeth22 Mon 17-Sep-12 08:54:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

3duracellbunnies Mon 17-Sep-12 11:35:51

We are passing the Baker Ross catelogue around at playgroup so that we can do a bulk order and save on postage which is free over 50 pounds because no one needs 50 pounds worth of craft in one go hides all hobbycraft receipts and denies there is a problem

TerraNotSoFirma Tue 18-Sep-12 11:32:51

I'm going to make breakfast biscuits in the shape of Christmas trees, wrap in cellophane and tie with ribbon. A sizeable stocking gift and something for them to munch on (along with the chocolate coins and satsuma) whilst me and DH pretend to be sleep smile

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