As a child, waking up on Christmas morning to find a stocking full of gifts at the end of your bed was probably one of the most exciting things about Christmas. If the stocking was there, it meant only one thing – it was time to get up and face a day full of love, laughter, and magic.
But just like many other parents, if you’re stuck for ideas or not sure where to start when it comes to filling your kid’s stocking, be sure to check out our ideas below.
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love sweets? They make a great stocking filler as there is such a variety to choose from and there’s a sweet for everybody! If you’re creative, you could buy or use an old jar you have lying around and fill it up with your kids’ favorite sweets and treats and then decorate the jar to match a theme or color. Not only are they great to store multiple sweets in, but they’re perfect to use for storage afterward too.
Something often found in stockings every Christmas is a good old pair of socks or some pajamas. Not only do they fill up the stocking, but they also come in very useful all year round. There is a wide variety of pajamas and socks to choose from to cater to every child’s needs. From festive Christmas patterns to puns and funky themed socks, the options are endless. If you’re after themed characters, these Sonic socks would make a great gift for any Sonic The Hedgehog lover.
There’s something truly magical about wooden toys and they’re very traditional to receive for Christmas. You can get a range of toys that cover all ages and interests, such as spinning tops, toy cars, whistles, figures, and even play kitchens. These gifts not only leave long-lasting memories, but they will also be cherished by your little one for years to come. They even can be passed on down to their own children one day!
If you’re feeling creative, there are plenty of step-by-step guides to be found online which help you create beautiful DIY Wooden Toys for your children.
Books are a great gift to include as they tend to be more lasting than other gifts found in the stocking. You have many book options available and can even opt for a reading or a coloring book. Reading a book is a great activity for you and your kid to do together – you could even get a Christmas themed book to fit the holidays! There are plenty of books to choose from, and the beautiful illustrations will leave you and your children feeling full of the festive spirit.
Hopefully this guide has been helpful and given you some inspiration on what to fill your kids’ stocking with. Do you have any traditional stocking gifts that go in your kids’ stockings every year? Or are there any stocking ideas that you think we may have missed? Please let us know!