Best stocking fillers

Inspired by one Mumsnetter's “something you want, something you need, something to eat and something to read” rule, here are our top picks if you're running low on stocking inspiration

John Lewis Lima Llama Hot Chocolate Mug, £8

John Lewis Lima Llama Hot Chocolate Mug, £8

This hot chocolate gift set contains a sachet of luxury hot chocolate, a mini chocolate bar, and some mini marshmallows (what hot chocolate would be complete without them?). Once all the chocolate has been devoured, the polka dot mug makes a lovely keepsake.

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Kodak FUN Flash Disposable Camera, £23.97 for 3

Kodak FUN Flash Disposable Camera, £23.97 for 3

“I always put a disposable camera in my kids' stockings, I got some last year and the photos they took on Christmas Day were brilliant.”

Disposable cameras are a brilliant suggestion from one Mumsnetter: they're a stocking filler that won't break the bank and you'll have some snaps of the big day to enjoy later.

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LEGO Creativity Box Building Set, £4.99

LEGO Creativity Box Building Set, £4.99

These bargain boxes contain more than 50 pieces in your chosen colour and instructions for three different builds with varying degrees of complexity. Of course, as with all Lego, ignoring the instructions and constructing your own wacky creation is not only possible but positively encouraged.

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Lush Bubble Spinner, £4.95

Lush Bubble Spinner, £4.95

A citrus-scented fidget spinner that will add an element of fun to bath-time: hold it under running water to make it spin and produce bubbles galore. Plus, it's reusable so it should last at least until the novelty wears off.

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Paperchase Christmas tree decorations, from £3.25

Paperchase Christmas tree decorations, from £3.25

“I always put in a Christmas decoration, usually one from Paperchase.“

There's a wide array of decorations to choose from at Paperchase – from the traditional to the (wonderfully) bizarre. Even better, they're currently 3 for the price of 2.

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Phenomenal! The Small Book of Big Words by Jonathan Meres, £7.99

Phenomenal! The Small Book of Big Words by Jonathan Meres, £7.99

Jonathan Meres' book provides a wealth of intriguing-sounding words, complete with definitions and engaging example sentences designed to share his love of words with a young audience. This little book will have your kids chattering precociously in no time.

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Tesco Character Socks, £5

Tesco Character Socks, £5

Socks are a traditional Christmas gift in many families – but that doesn't mean they have to be boring. Tesco have a great selection of socks featuring all your kids favourite characters and, better still, they're only a fiver for a pack of four.

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Mayka Tape, £9.99

Mayka Tape, £9.99

Mayka tape can turn pretty much any surface into a Lego building base, allowing your kids to build up walls and flip their creations upside down. The tape is flexible, can be trimmed to size with scissors and attaches easily with the included tape.

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