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stocking fillers for older boys (10yo)

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Clr2014 Mon 25-Aug-14 12:22:13

I pride myself in being an excellent stocking buyer! However, last year I had a last minute panic on Christmas eve that Ds was not up to standard and I rushed into town and spent a silly amount on things i could have got cheaper if i had shopped smarter earlier- rubiks cube etc.

Can you share what have been hits with your boys? Happy to spend up to £10 on a few decent items like story cds or card game etc Have got him a cool torch and he'll get some quirky boxers or socks in there too... He's not quite at the lynx stage yet.

Look forward to your suggestions.


donkir Mon 25-Aug-14 12:27:10

I always cheat and get a pre filled stocking for £20 from Hawkins bizarre. They do have some cool quirky stocking ideas and are online if you don't have a shop local to you.

NorwaySpruce Mon 25-Aug-14 12:28:05

We do things like:

Mini Maglite torch

iTunes card

Cartridge pen with coloured cartridges

Emergency foil blankets & survival tin stuff

Pot of slime/goo (the magnetic one this year)

Coca cola in a Christmas can or glass bottle

Minecraft stuff.

BellaVida Mon 25-Aug-14 12:44:05

Top Trumps
Electric toothbrush
"Cool" stationery, erasers, smelly pens, mini highlighters etc
3D bookmark
Book light
Sports shower gel
Science kit
Silly putty
Magic tree
Grip socks
Sweets or chocs
Football gloves
Mini glider

DaisyFlowerChain Mon 25-Aug-14 13:19:35

I don't do a stocking but do get some small bits to add to his presents.

Last year I did a watch, slipper socks, astronaut food, books, cinema and bowling vouchers.

StepMum2b Mon 25-Aug-14 19:43:32

Watching closely! We (I) have a nine and eleven year old by Christmas to buy for. Always get my stocking ideas off here but slowly running out of ideas.

Titsalinabumsquash Mon 25-Aug-14 19:47:51

I always get mine (10 and 8 this year!)

A tiny metal bottle of coke with proper bottle tops (they don't get coke throughout the year really)

A tiny box of roses or miniature heroes or similar

Some silly toys. Like windup things to race, silly putty, fart noise makers, primatial jokes.

A bottle of bubble bath (matey atm but will swap to a more grow up brand when they hit their teens)

Little laser pens

This year I'll do a £10 voucher for their favourite milkshake shop in town.


chanie44 Mon 25-Aug-14 20:30:01

I love doing stockings too. I do my sisters children for her. My nephew will be 10 in a couple of weeks and is really difficult to buy for. Girls of any age are easy.

Sweets - my nephew would be over the moon if his stocking was filled with sweets.

He will be getting:

Paint by numbers - £3 from sports direct.

Joke/magic book.

A meccano type vehicle.

Lynx set - deodorant and shower gel. Normally available in December, but wait til it goes down to £3. It will!!!

Drinks bottle.

Lego - I read on another thread that the daily mail will be doing the free Lego in September.


Mini football.

BreadForBrains Mon 25-Aug-14 21:40:31

Anything to do with minecraft. HMM/Game are quite useful for stocking fillers.

Clr2014 Mon 25-Aug-14 22:10:15

Great ideas- keep them coming!

Will def get astronaut food and a yoyo...

Clr2014 Mon 25-Aug-14 22:10:55

I did wonder about minecraft plush toys from aliexpress...

BreadForBrains Mon 25-Aug-14 22:36:23

I've just had a look at aliexpress, never heard of it before. It looks great. I have 2 MC obsessed dds so I will be ordering from them. Not now, but in plenty of time for Christmas! I can't do any Christmas purchasing until November at the earliest, but I like to have the ideas ready smile

Clr2014 Mon 25-Aug-14 23:20:51

Bread forbrains, if you want to order from aliexpress nov may be cutting it too fine...

aubreye Thu 28-Aug-14 18:34:39

This is what I'm getting;
Guitar picks
Rubik's cube
New football

That's all I've got....

tigger32 Thu 28-Aug-14 18:47:14

Some great ideas on here, my ds1 will be 11 this Christmas and I've been thinking about what stocking fillers to get him.
Where do you get the coke glass/bottles from?

MTWTFSS Thu 28-Aug-14 19:23:48

Shower radio and USB gadgets

dibdobs Sat 30-Aug-14 10:19:57

So far probably giving my nearly 10 yr old (have 3 boys) a crystal mining set from amazon, pin art thing that leaves impression of your hand etc, laser torch pen, fruity radox shower gel (they love those) and thinking of a pack of water balloons but remember the mess from last time lol

dibdobs Sat 30-Aug-14 10:23:22

Oh and minecraft poster!

Artandco Sat 30-Aug-14 10:34:02

Did nephews last year when he was 9.
- Lindt reindeer
- swimming goggles
- stablio mini pen set
- watercolour paints
- watercolour mini canvas x3
- hair wax ( he has decided he needs to style hair!)
- mini alarm clock

Not the cheapest stocking, but was basically all stuff he actually needed and useful with no 1 time use stuff so worth it IMO as didn't need it brought over the next few months

DaftMaul Sat 30-Aug-14 21:07:49

Ds will be 13 this christmas. His stocking may include some of the following:

I always try to include a DVD/new game to keep them occupied for a few hours.

Chocolate sprouts from m and s went down well last year.
Stationary stuff for school - sharpeners, pens, pencils
Boxers/underwear in footie team colours
New toothbrush
Hand warmers
Goalie gloves
Joke/comedy book

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Sat 30-Aug-14 21:16:27

Aaarrgh! Stockings. My children's favourite part of Christmas and still insist they have to have them. They are now 19 and 22 - and I really have run out of ideas.

Aubreye - how on earth do you get a football to fit in a stocking? We use ski socks, which are quite large and stretchy, but no way would a football fit confused

DaftMaul Sat 30-Aug-14 21:40:27

An uninflated football may fit in ours.

Annuals are often included too, even though they don't fit. They are stood next to the stocking.

RJnomore Sat 30-Aug-14 21:45:17

I love doing stockings.

Come to the Christmas bargains thread, lots of fab ideas on there. My dd2 will be 10 by Xmas, I've got her finger lights, a bike wheel light, a balloon helicopter, mouldable balloon thing all from amazon and all less than £1 delivered.

Some of the other stuff is quite girl specific (nail varnish, bracelet, lip balm ) but every year we have the Avon Xmas bubble bath, a lush bath bomb (you can get father Xmas shaped ones etc so not too girls) a magic face cloth, chocolate coins and a Lindt Santa.

dibdobs Sun 31-Aug-14 08:08:05

Just wondering do any of you wrap the items you put in the stockings? Just thinking if i did that id have a bit more peace and quiet first thing lol

NickNackNooToYou Sun 31-Aug-14 08:41:09

I bought my DS's (8 &9) those finger light things MN raved about last year. On Christmas Day they were not bothered, they've just rediscovered them and are obsessed with them.

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