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What was successful in your DCs stockings?

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SevenSwansASwimming Fri 02-Jan-15 20:48:58

Next Christmas my DCs will be 7 (boy) and 4, 2.8 and 16 months (girls). I really struggle with what to put in stockings. I don't want them to cost too much but at the same time don't want to just fill them with tat. What was a success in yours?

sleepwhenidie Fri 02-Jan-15 20:53:20

Packs of playing cards, animal snap for DS (4), old maid for DD (6) and horrible histories (which are also traditional playing cards) for ds1 (9). A green rubber dinosaur that fired balls out of its mouth was also a big hit with ds2 and a spy pen (with light) for ds1.

RoundRobinSparkles Fri 02-Jan-15 20:57:42

A small giggling Olaf for DD1 and a cuddly My Little Pony for DD2, chocolate coins, chocolate teddy and battery operated toothbrushes.

DD2 is awful at teeth brushing times and refuses. We go her a Spider-Man toothbrush and she's been brilliant since!

RoundRobinSparkles Fri 02-Jan-15 20:58:48

DDs are 7 and almost 4, btw.

GeraldineFangedVagine Fri 02-Jan-15 20:59:03

A packet of chewing gum which was really a cockroach on a spring was my sons absolutely favourite gift hands down. £0.95. Little lights for his bike wheels, a flashy ghost ball and a squidgy head were also hits.

nilbyname Fri 02-Jan-15 20:59:03

my ds is just 6, and will be almost 7 next chirtsmas-

this year he loved-
talking little live pet
spy glasses
spy writing set
electric toothbrush
slime
chalk pens

ds who is 3, but will be 4 next christmas loved
little live pet
electric toothbrush
hair slides
lip gloss
new pants

Guitargirl Fri 02-Jan-15 21:47:18

My DCs are 7 and 5.

They both loved their various stationery bits and bobs.

Bubblegum as only Father Christmas brings this into the house.

Monty and Mabel penguins but that wouldn't be much good for next year.

DD loved a little rabbit in a house from Accessorize.

Star and heart shaped springs from Smiggle.

lucysmam Fri 02-Jan-15 23:23:49

battery operated toothbrushes are a good idea! Will add to my list grin

threepiecesuite Fri 02-Jan-15 23:35:40

My 4yo dd loved her Pinypon and Elsa shower cap, and geek glasses from Claires.

Nospringflower Sat 03-Jan-15 08:41:30

Where did you get giggling loafs?! Like the sound of them but next year might be too late!

whattodoowiththeleftoverturkey Sat 03-Jan-15 08:44:18

Magic flannel
Books
Notepads
Joke book
Top trumps
Torch

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Sat 03-Jan-15 08:53:21

Miniatures of absinthe.
(Might be a bit older than most) grin

LokiBear Sat 03-Jan-15 08:58:11

I just put DD's smaller presents in there, along with some sweets. The only 'stocking filler' type presents I bought were useful things like bubble bath and a hairbrush. She had a 'little mermaid' dress up outfit, a 'Frozen' hairbrush, bubble bath, some puppets, a minion, a torch (she had asked for one) and a Yoyo. A tube of smarties and some chocolate coins. It went down very well.

Hopingforpeaceandgoodwill Sat 03-Jan-15 09:13:55

Dd1 (3)loved
Lego mini figure
Hair clips
Nail varnish
Personalised fridge magnets for displaying her artwork
Frozen bubble bath
Minnie Mouse Pants
Crafty bits and bobs
Hello Kitty packs of tissues

She wasn't bothered about sweets, fruit, toothbrush.
Really dislikes the digi bird

Dd2 (6 months)
Hand puppet
Bath squirty toy
Silver crinkle noisy foil blanket
Spoons for weaning
Musical instruments

Sure she was also delighted with her new vests and tights grin

Aliennation Sat 03-Jan-15 09:18:19

Science museum balloon copter has gone down very well with my 6 yr old.
Got it in Tesco for a fiver.
Always put a couple of Mr men books in too as ds loves them.

HangingInAGruffaloStance Sat 03-Jan-15 09:32:17

Dd 3.5 liked..

An apple (got very excited about this!)
Playmobil unicorn and fairy set - probably the most played with Christmas present
Stickers
Socks with a picture of a squirrel on them

NoLongerJustAShopGirl Sat 03-Jan-15 09:33:26

12 and 14 - BIG pack of blu-tac

Lovage Sat 03-Jan-15 09:36:46

DSs age 8 and 6: Top trumps sets, chocolate, Lego mini figures

CatCushion Sat 03-Jan-15 09:44:06

Banana carriers, vasaline lipsalve in box, Nak'd bars, fruit & welshcakes for breakfast..

SevenSwansASwimming Sat 03-Jan-15 10:03:13

Some great ideas thanks. Really like the personalised fridge magnets

sleepwhenidie Sat 03-Jan-15 11:04:44

Oh-I forgot the head torches...great fun running around outside after dark making up imaginary mountains and volcanoes !!

MrsTuppence Sat 03-Jan-15 11:11:52

punching balloons were the biggest hit in our house with the two ds (ages 4 and nearly 2). Basically tough balloons with a loop at one end and a rubber band attached. Hard to explain but hours of fun for a few quid.
Oh, and the obligatory Lindt chocolate teddy bear! .

KittyandTeal Sat 03-Jan-15 11:28:55

Small plastic dinosaur and the twirling baton thing from elc with glitter in it. Dd is 2.4

fuzzpig Sat 03-Jan-15 11:32:11

DVDs, top trumps, worry dolls and lego mixels smile

RoundRobinSparkles Sat 03-Jan-15 13:57:24

NoSpringFlower, the small giggling Olaf was from Claire's accessories. It's a TY one.

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