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Large stocking fillers for 3.5 y/o girl

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Moxiechick Thu 08-Sep-16 08:41:15

My dm thought it would be a nice idea for me to pass on my Xmas stocking to my dd, which being rather sentimental I thought would be lovely. Only problem is it's bloody massive! Comes up to mid thigh if I step in to it.
Last year it was quite costly to fill it up so this year I'm trying to find large and cheap items to help. I've already found a set of 50 crayola felts half price and will get a colouring book.
Usually I like to put in underwear, socks, toothbrush and a 'fun' tooth paste, moisturiser (palmers cocoa butter bottle is quite big) and other 'needed' items as well as fun stuff and chocolate!
All ideas welcome. I know it would be easier to buy a smaller stocking but I really am a sentimental sod!

Wait4nothing Thu 08-Sep-16 08:46:53

A cushion (character or even just matching her room), a few blown up balloons at the top, box in a box present (wrap each layer and have a small but loved present in the middle), ingredients for baking (e.g. Flour sugar, put in ziplock bags before you wrap) and cake tin/apron/decorations.

Noseypoke Thu 08-Sep-16 08:47:04

A cheap ball, football sized. I always put a bag of popcorn in which takes up space. A helium balloon.

RJnomore1 Thu 08-Sep-16 08:50:20

Christmas bowl, pack of not usually allowed sugary cereal, big bottle of bubble bath, rolled up magazine, annuals, picture books, fleecy blanket, biggish stuffed toy, I will keep thinking!

attheendoftheday Thu 08-Sep-16 09:26:26

Magazine? Teddy bear?

bombayflambe Thu 08-Sep-16 09:29:16

a novelty shaped bath sponge.

Moxiechick Thu 08-Sep-16 09:59:59

These are great ideas! Thank you all.

Moxiechick Thu 08-Sep-16 10:01:08

I usually frequent AIBU so was expecting people to tell me to get a grip and buy a small stocking!
I love the Christmas board grin

Swirlingasong Thu 08-Sep-16 10:05:09

Go to poundland. They normally sell inflatable snowmen etc around Christmas. Put all the actual presents in the stocking and then fill up the rest with an inflatable.

FrancesHaHa Thu 08-Sep-16 12:48:19

Annual - for a young child you can give last years, which you can often get cheap.
Hula Hoop
Sticker book - pound land often sell them.

Fresh01 Thu 08-Sep-16 12:52:32

Bath things - bath toys, the spray soap foam (mine love), bubble bath, new towel - you can get character ones.

A new doll. The boxes a lot of them come in are huge. Or Barbie - my 4 year old likes Barbies.

Pj's still on the hanger


Simple board games

user1471461436 Thu 08-Sep-16 12:58:25

If there is a home bargains near you they have some very cheap but big sticker sets. They are rolls of themes stickers within a large cardboard and plastic box. My kids are having a paw patrol one but I think there were also "girly" ones and a safari animal one. I think they werd about 80p. They also have an excellent craft and book range, all very cheap. Poundlands playdough is just as good at brand name imo too and I think it includes 4 colours all stacked together so it looks quite large

user1471461436 Thu 08-Sep-16 13:00:46

Oh and we are getting a few book "collections" via the book people - a lot of them come in little tote bags and a few come with plush toys too

sjane03 Thu 08-Sep-16 13:01:23

breakfast cereal is my favourite my two get the mini boxes which are considered a great treat.
Socks and pants they need them anyway!!!
Bubble bath in a big bottle.

BiddyPop Thu 08-Sep-16 13:01:34

Instead of PJs, a dressing gown would be nice and bulky if that is needed anyway. Especially if you get the nice fluffy kind.

Any kind of inflatables that could be useful in the summer - get them now in "end of season" sales, blow them up for stocking, and then store deflated again until summer? Beach ball etc? Or even bucket and spade?

We always had a load of fruit in our stockings - a red apple, green apple, orange, mandarin, perfect banana and maybe a kiwi or something else - a cheap plastic bowl to hold it all in might work (Poundland or similar).

A festive helium balloon, or even just ordinary balloon blown up?

TheImprobableGirl Thu 08-Sep-16 13:05:13

Awkward boxes are your friend- things like Barbies are good and can be VFM. Lunch bag/ backpack for pre school/ little handbag (primark do a couple for a pound and DD2 (who is 2!) loves putting things in hers.

I got the Hawkins bazaar ready made stocking and wrapped it up whole- lots of lovely bits and the 3+ and 8+ girls ones are only a tenner!

user1471461436 Thu 08-Sep-16 13:08:24

I am going to be taking ideas from this thread. Thankyou ! smile

Noseypoke Thu 08-Sep-16 13:28:35

my kids adore their cuddle robes. They're bulky and not too expensive.

Stiddleficks Thu 08-Sep-16 18:16:13

Books, poundland has lots, Multipacks of undies and socks, selection boxes, a towel turban for her hair (again poundland have some in).
Wilkinsons have lots of cheap stuff for stockings, craft kits for £1 etc.

BettyOBarley Thu 08-Sep-16 20:20:27

Craft sets
Bumper box of playdoh or finger paints
Big Bubble wand

Wayfarersonbaby Thu 08-Sep-16 20:39:16

Oooh yes, definitely magazine, slippers, soft toy/s, hand puppet, sticker books, cereal, craft kits, ball, fairy wings, wand. A large choc santa or choc figurine.

Tiger have fab stuff if there is one near you - lovely soft toys, foam swords, crafty games, light up wands and other fun bits like Christmassy tins (closer to Christmas).

I love buying stocking fillers for my 3.5 yo - but she has a small/medium size stocking. I now have so many fillers that I'll have to keep some for next year as they won't all fit in!

Lovelydiscusfish Thu 08-Sep-16 23:05:57

Yes to Poundland books - they also do some nice craft sets. Wilkos also do craft stuff at reasonable prices.
Usborne sticker books are brilliant for this age group, though less cheap.
Good old selection packs?
A soft toy from a charity shop? (You can never have enough).

Noseypoke Fri 09-Sep-16 18:12:51

Big thing of bubble mixture from poundland

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