Best Stocking Fillers in 2021
Updated 29-12-2020 – Lucy Walters
Getting up early on Christmas morning, all excited to see what Santa has delivered during the night in their stockings (and under the Christmas tree!) is one of the best parts of Christmas for children. But, the pressure is on parents to get stocking stuffers that your kids will love and use, which certainly isn’t an easy task. In fact, finding stocking fillers proves to be a lot more challenging that finding actual Christmas presents.
If you are fed up buying the same things over and over again to fill up your little one’s stocking every year, we have decided to make this part of your Christmas easy this year by bringing to you some of the best stocking fillers in the UK.
|Christmas Children’s Temporary Tattoos||Best Stocking Filler UK||10 on 10|
|Set of 20 LEGO Boy Man Minifigures||Best Premium Stocking Filler||9.8 on 10|
|CAT Construction Little Machines||Best Value for Money Stocking Filler||9.7 on 10|
|Water Magic Cards||Best Stocking Filler for Preschoolers||9.5 on 10|
|Flick-A-Chicken Novelty Filler||Best Novelty Stocking Filler UK||9.4 on 10|
|Milk Chocolate Santa Sleigh & Reindeer||Best Edible Stocking Filler||9.3 on 10|
|Rainbow Mini Scratch Art Note Cubes||Best Arts & Crafts Stocking Filler||9.2 on 10|
|Pass the Pigs Dice Game||Best Unique Stocking Filler||9 on 10|
|Shake & Spin Activity Balls||Best Stocking Filler for Infants||8.9 on 10|
|Bath Time Toy Crayons||Best Stocking Filler for Bath Time||8.8 on 10|
1 Christmas Children’s Temporary Tattoos
Best Stocking Filler UK
Operating since 1971, Henbrandt Limited is an established importer and exporter of a wide range of products, including novelties, pocket money toys, fancy and party dress goods. The Christmas Children’s Temporary Tattoos from the company that comes as 4 packs of 12, with a total of 48 tattoos, which means you can easily distribute it among different stockings if you have more than one kid at home. The tattoos are perfectly sized to be used as stocking fillers and to adorn the small hands of your children.
These Christmas tattoos are CE approved, which means comply with all pertinent European safety, health, performance and environmental requirements. They are designed to be temporary tattoos, meaning they can be easily removed off your kids’ hands using just soap water. They are also of good quality and do not fade or crack easily.
If you have a LEGO crazy little human at home, you cannot go wrong with this pack of 20 LEGO Boy Man Minifigures as stocking fillers for this Christmas. The pack comes with 20 brand new LEGO minifigures, each of which is different from the other. The minifigures come as different packets of parts and accessories – separate torsos, legs, head, and accessories – allowing kids to build their own minifigure with any accessory of their choice.
The build-your-own minifigures that come in this pack are of high quality, and their mini sizes make them an ideal choice as stocking fillers. You can easily pack one or more parts and accessories in separate smaller packs to include in the stockings of each of your kids, so they find it amusing when they get to build a minifigure combining those parts.
3 CAT Construction Little Machines
Best Value for Money Stocking Filler
If your little one, boy or girl, is interested in construction vehicles, they will be thrilled to find these Construction Little Machines in their stocking on Christmas morning. From the original manufacturer, CAT, these little construction vehicles are sized perfectly to be used as stocking fillers and also to be handled by those little hands. Their small size makes it possible for your kid to take their machines to even the smallest construction site that they have. The set includes a dump truck, wheel loader, bulldozer, backhoe, and excavator.
These 3-inch mini construction machines come with articulated buckets and booms, just like in the real machines, which can be easily moved and posed. The toys are made from high quality materials and are built to be durable to withstand years of vigorous play. They encourage learning and creativity via imaginative play while also building hand-eye coordination and cognitive recognition.
4 Water Magic Cards
Best Stocking Filler for Preschoolers
For those of you with a preschooler at home, these Water Magic Cards will make an amazing stocking filler as well as a great learning toy. These are reusable water drawing cards, 26 numbers, carrying alphabets and related words on the back and drawing areas on the front. Kids can use one of the water pens that come with the pack and paint on the front to reveal a color image suitable for the particular letter, which will then automatically disappear once the water dries. This makes these cards reusable and also environment-friendly.
Since the pens use only water as the pigment, you don’t even have to worry about kids creating a mess around the house or on themselves. The cards come with a clip that keeps them all together and makes it easy for kids to carry them along to paint during travel – in the car, on the plane, or anywhere. This stocking filler also comes with a 1-year warranty.
5 Flick-A-Chicken Novelty Filler
Best Novelty Stocking Filler UK
While you can find a lot of useful stocking fillers for kids right here on our list, it wouldn’t hurt to add something fun and silly to the stockings, like this Flick-A-Chicken toy from PlayWrite. This is basically a catapult toy, where kids get to try and flick the chicken to see how far it travels, and when played together with friends or family, they can have a fun competition on who is able to make the chicken stick to the ceiling for the longest duration.
Flick-A-Chicken is one stocking filler that will bring instant laughter on everyone’s faces, and will be loved by kids and adults alike. The toy is of good quality and its sticky characteristic is strong enough to keep it in place for a really long time. Whether you have a 3-year-old or a teenager, this fun novelty toy will remain a stocking filler that they will remember having fun with for years to come, and yes, you get to become that “cool” parent.
6 Milk Chocolate Santa Sleigh & Reindeer
Best Edible Stocking Filler
Chocolates for kids? Why not? After all, it is the season of joy and you could spoil your little ones a bit with this Milk Chocolate Santa Sleigh & Reindeer set from Lindt. Crafted by the Lindt master chocolatier, these Christmas-themed chocolates come with the usual premium taste you would expect from a leading brand like Lindt. Consisting of four reindeer chocolates and one Santa chocolate figure, they come arranged to look like Santa’s sleigh, but are actually individual chocolates, which means you can fill one in each stocking in your home.
The cover of the chocolates has a For space below the figurines, allowing you to write the name of the receiver. You can use them as edible decorations as well, to be hung in your Christmas tree. Containing 30 percent cocoa solids and 14 percent milk solids, these chocolates are distinctive sized for the purpose.
7 Rainbow Mini Scratch Art Note Cubes
Best Arts & Crafts Stocking Filler
The Rainbow Mini Scratch Art Note Cubes from Melissa & Doug is an outstanding option to be used as a stocking filler for the mini artists and crafters in your family. The pack includes 125 rainbow mini notes, which kids can use to take down notes, create cool designs of their own, etch doodles, and more using the wooden stylus pen that comes with it. From using them as labels to their stuff to surprising their friends and loved ones with loving notes, kids aged 4 years and up can use these notes for multiple purposes.
Underneath the matte coating of the mini notes are bright colors, which get revealed when your little one uses the stylus pen on them. An item as simple as this can ignite imagination and inspire kids to come up with numerous ways to use it, which makes this a practical and useful stocking filler for Christmas.
8 Pass the Pigs Dice Game
Best Unique Stocking Filler
Christmas is all about spending time with loved ones, having friends and family members over, serving them amazing food, and entertaining them with fun games and activities. On that front, this dice game – Pass the Pigs – would make an excellent dice game for people to have fun together. Suitable for kids aged 8 years and up, this addictive game uses the two little pigs in the pack as dice, and there are unique points based on how the two land. The pigs’ positions carry unique names as well, such as Makin’ Bacon, Pig Out, Sider, Snouter, Leaning Jowler, and more, and the first person to score 100 points will be declared the winner.
Pass the Pigs coms in an elegant silver travel case, which contains the rulebook, 2 pigs, 2 pencils, and scorecards. The travel case makes the game portable and easy to carry, which means your big kids can take it along when you go on a vacation this holiday season. This will most certainly be one of the most unique dice games your kids would have come across.
9 Shake & Spin Activity Balls
Best Stocking Filler for Infants
If you recently welcomed a new member to your family, who is celebrating their first Christmas this year, here is an apt stocking filler for the angel. The Shake & Spin Activity Balls from Bright Stars is designed for infants 6 months and up, the right stage when they start exploring different senses and everything around them. This is a pack of five unique balls that introduce sensory activities to your little one, and the activities include spinner, rattle, clicking sounds, and more.
The five Shake & Spin Activity Balls come with multiple textures, which not only makes it easy for babies to hold and grasp, but also helps them explore new textures and how they feel in their little hands. Sized just right for babies, these balls help develop their fine motor skills, and the fun sounds keeps them engaged. The balls are easy to clean; you can just wipe them with a damp cloth and mild soap without immersing them in water.
10 Bath Time Toy Crayons
Best Stocking Filler for Bath Time
Let’s face it, not all kids love bath time. If your little one belongs in this category too, then you will find these Bath Time Toy Crayons from Munchkin very useful. This is a pack of five multicolored bath time crayons that encourages active play even when kids are bathing. Kids can use them to draw on any smooth surface, like porcelain or tile, including the walls of your bathtub, bathroom walls, etc., and since these are no-mess crayons, you don’t have to worry about them making permanent marks in your bathroom.
The crayons are easy to clean; you can simply wipe the area with a damp sponge or cloth immediately after use. Each of the crayons is rightly sized to provide kids’ little hands with a proper grip when they draw or scribble on bath tile and other areas. You can either let your little one’s imagination run wild during bath time with these crayons or use them yourself to write alphabets and numbers on the tub wall, so your kid can practice while having fun in the water.
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