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Stocking fillers for an uninterested 6yo!!

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Frrrightattendant Sun 25-Oct-09 16:26:07

I have always loved doing stockings and also had one as a little girl, but I can't think of things to put in ds1's this year...usually I get little silly things that just get abandoned in favour of the big present, litter the carpet for a few months then get binned.

Has anyone got any good idea for a 6yo boy's stocking, that I could pinch? smile

(I have to do him a stocking. It is something I can't not do!!)

Frrrightattendant Sun 25-Oct-09 16:26:58

Btw have already indulgently got him a lego advent calendar, which has some tiny lego thing every day - so not tiny bits of lego, probably!

herbietea Sun 25-Oct-09 16:28:41

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ChasingSquirrels Sun 25-Oct-09 16:32:23

last year I got light-up balloons (5 in a pack for a few quid) from tesco and put a couple in both of the ds's pillowcases. They both (6 and nearly 3 at the time) liked them.

Also pack of glow-sticks.

Also wrapped up new toothbrush each last year.

I tend to stick to very cheap or useful things, or smaller toys/games which I think well be liked.
It is more about the unwrapping really!

Top-trumps or one of the trading card games?

Have got an electronic money counting jar from play for £5 this year.
Small build-your-own airplane for a couple of quid from a local discount store.

ChasingSquirrels Sun 25-Oct-09 16:33:46

cheap dvd? I got ones for £1 from the cereal promotion last year, so will be on the look out for cheap ones this year.

Frrrightattendant Sun 25-Oct-09 16:40:47

Thanks for the ideas! smile

I truly would find girls so much easier...

cheekysealion Sun 25-Oct-09 16:42:42

magic flannel

felt tips

have you got hawkins bazzare (sp) near you

cheekysealion Sun 25-Oct-09 16:44:31

they do the polystrene aeroplanes for 50p

and they also sell jokes that my dd age 6 loves - the nail through the finger is always a winner.. and probably the only stocking filler that has made it nearly a whole year!!!

Frrrightattendant Sun 25-Oct-09 16:51:31

Yes have got a Hawkins. I like the flannel/toothbrush useful stuff idea.

He would LOVE some tricks so that is an inspiration, thankyou!

Marne Sun 25-Oct-09 17:10:01

Chocolate coins.
Trump cards/snap cards.
Pencils/pencil sharpener.
Fart putty.
Playmobil/lego men.
Dd1 had some worry dolls last year which she loved.
Little puzzles.

Marioandluigi Sun 25-Oct-09 18:35:33

This is a good website for ideas for cheapish stokcing fillers

stocking fillers

TeamAlesha Sun 25-Oct-09 18:39:52

The mirror are giving away free lego this week. They make great stocking fillers

Frrrightattendant Sun 25-Oct-09 18:49:25

Thanks all, Mario that's an Obaby three wheeler, is it the right link? grin

Not certain I can bring myself to buy the mirror but will have a look!

Some great ideas.

NorbertDentressangle Sun 25-Oct-09 18:53:57

Astronaut food from Hawkins Bazaar.£3.99 IIRC

I've just bought DS the ice-cream for his stocking

Frrrightattendant Sun 25-Oct-09 18:55:45

Ooh yes that is brilliant.

I didn't know they sold that! Thanks smile

Marioandluigi Sun 25-Oct-09 19:05:24


Try this link

Was emailling my mum about buggies earlier.

Frrrightattendant Sun 25-Oct-09 19:10:28

oh that is fantastic, many thanks! Will bookmark it.

Cheers grin

kimlouiseb Mon 26-Oct-09 15:21:47

This site is also great for stocking fillers (has a fantastic range) - I have used them a few times. Reasonable P+P too.

I was going to suggest the astronaut ice cream. My DS1 loved it last year.

stealthsquiggle Mon 26-Oct-09 15:29:08

Things like biscuits, glow sticks, etc which get 'used up' so that you don't have to bin them through lack of use

"necessities" like (silly) socks, new toothbrush, pens/pencils (maybe with name on?)

Sandy22 Mon 26-Oct-09 20:55:01

I cheated this year and bought a filled stocking from Hawkins Bazaar - just pull the stocking out of the box and hang straight up grin

teamcullen Mon 26-Oct-09 22:34:04

Im going to put some of their favorite foods in this year

DD- Nutella
DS1- box of crunchy nut cornflakes
DS2- havent decided but maybe coco pops because I will never let him have them normally

NorbertDentressangle Tue 27-Oct-09 11:54:21

Someone on here once suggested a variety pack of cereals.

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