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Stocking fillers for boys age 10 and 12

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MegBusset Tue 15-Oct-19 22:18:27

They're a bit young for Lynx, fancy boxer shorts etc but a bit old for toys/ plastic tat (still getting Beano / Dandy annuals though!)

They'll be getting a portable power bank / phone charger, plus some Dairy Milk, but any other ideas for this age?

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missyB1 Tue 15-Oct-19 22:22:24

I’ve bought card games E.g. monopoly deal.
Slipper socks
Book light
Haribo Christmas trees

Talkallday Tue 15-Oct-19 22:37:57

Phone case
Mini drone toy
Fav sports team ornament/ souvenir
Bubble bath/ shower gel

4forkssake Tue 15-Oct-19 22:53:25


Slipper socks
Hair gel
Bath bomb

Marshmallow fluff
Hot chocolate bomb

Prezzybox has haribo style soaps (fried egg, cola bottle, cherries) so I'll be getting one of those each

CoffeeChocolateWine Tue 15-Oct-19 23:03:03

Reading light
Hair gel
Bath bomb
Festive socks
Joke book
Puzzle of some kind
Torpedo magnets
Card game
Something hobby related
Alarm clock
Memory stick
Juggling balls
Retro sweets
Chocolate orange
Gift card to something
Someone on another thread suggested astronaut food which is quite a fun idea!

isittheholidaysyet Tue 15-Oct-19 23:07:20

Headphones/ear buds
Foods and drinks (anything you regularly say no to; fancy cereal, sweet spreads, cans of fizzy pop, cheese strings, special biscuits etc)
Something for the bath/shower (novelty soap, or I found some bath toys such as bath basketball or waterpistol shooting alley)
New pjs/tee-shirt/character socks etc.
Christmas novelty e.g. mug, glass, bobble hat, etc.
Sweets/chocs (mine like to get a box of 'grown up' chocolates
If they still play nerf, then replacement foam bullets.

CampfireZen Wed 16-Oct-19 06:48:33

Stay Cool ice towel goes down really well with sporty youngsters:

RickOShay Wed 16-Oct-19 07:00:23

I have 10 and 12 yo boys!
So far I have got or thought about

A box of Japanese sweets, around £7 on Amazon. I bought these last year, they were fun

Rainbow bath bombs, they look like a white cloud but dissolve into lots of colours apparently

An electrical stick thing that if you hold you complete the current

Giant gummy snake

Would you rather books

A metal springy

American fizzy pop

Monopoly deal

Various joke presents like straw glasses and whoopee cushion

There’s more but I can’t remember grin

CampfireZen Wed 16-Oct-19 07:30:06


Oh, yes, I second one of those electrical current things!
'Lightning Reaction'-type game.
Good fun.

(Pro Tip: keep it well away from over-competitive adults, once the festive drinks flow.
89 yr old Granny just would not be deterred smile)

BlueChampagne Wed 16-Oct-19 13:18:59

travel towel
Lakeland's Harry Potter sweets?

ImportantWater Thu 17-Oct-19 10:29:20

Mine are 12 and 9. I'm thinking:
Cups from Clinton Cards that have their names on and a funny phrase (they are v reduced at the moment!)
Astronaut icecream
Fluxx (card game)
Fleece blanket for one, fluffy cushion for the other (he saw it in the Range and wanted it)
Clocks for their bedrooms so they stop opening the airing cupboard to see what the time is
Those chunks of chocolate on a stick that you put in hot milk to make hot chocolate, although last year they just ate the chocolate
M&S do some little boxed games , Arrogance and so on
I was thinking about maybe a Spirograph

Leeds2 Thu 17-Oct-19 11:36:43

Rubik’s Cube.
Soduku (?!) book.

spababe Thu 17-Oct-19 18:29:14

Some of the more unusual things I've put in over the years

silly string
bomb bags/fun snaps
survival string wristband things
indoor fireworks (altho use outdoors!)
things to do while you poo on the loo book
would you rather book
slinky or flow rings
Monopoly Deal card game
kinetic wheel toy
dig your own fossil kit
or break open geode kit

spababe Thu 17-Oct-19 18:30:37

oh a tiny mini microscope with light was ace - we really enjoyed looking at bank notes

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