What Are The Best Stocking Fillers 2017?
What are the best Christmas Stocking Fillers 2017? Here’s some toys, games and novelties that may be suitable for stocking fillers or smaller gifts this Christmas. Also see our page on Toy Crazes because these often make good stocking fillers too.
Best Stocking Fillers 2017
Here’s some ideas for stocking fillers for Christmas. You’re never too old for a stocking!
Bath Crayons – so much fun in the bath.
Nuby Octopus – this is an Amazon best-seller.
Orchard Toys Shopping List – another Amazon best-seller – we loved this game.
Melissa and Doug Puffy Safari Stickers – cute reusable stickers.
Brainbox Animals – a great way to learn stuff in a fun way.
Memory Maze – my girls’ love this little game.
Star Wars Dobble – the best-selling game for Star Wars fans.
Baker Ross Christmas Ducks – perfect stocking filler.
Cat’s Cradle – never out of fashion.
Schleich Unicorn – beautifully made animals. My teen wants one of these.
Oi Droids – make your own little paper droids.
Funko Pop Dobby – these little figures are right on trend.
Spirograph – classic creative toy.
Shark For The Day – inflatable shark head.
Melissa And Doug Scratchable Key Rings – nice little set from one of our favourite brands.
Chocolate Games Controller – for the gaming fans.
WowWee Fingerlings Pet Baby Monkey – one of the stand-out toys of 2017 so far.
RC Flying Ball – endless fun.
Plop Trumps – the kids will love this!
Insta-snow – create your own white Christmas.
Lava Ball – high bouncing lava ball.
Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit – for all those Potter fans.
American Candy – super-on-trend for 2017.
See all stocking filler ideas on Amazon.
Mix it up with different presents
It’s a good idea to have a variety of different gifts in the Christmas Stockings. Party supplies, such as little puzzles, games and novelties, make good stocking fillers. They also give the kids something to do on Christmas morning. I like to wrap the presents to make the whole unwrapping experience last a bit longer.
Traditionally fruit and nuts were always added to a Christmas stocking so we still do pop in a Cadbury’s Chocolate Orange. Perhaps many other do too because they are always much easier to find in the shops around November/December time. We always used to have a selection box in our Christmas stockings when I was younger. I see Cadbury are doing a retro selection box this year. The chocolate bars are in the same wrappers too.
I like to add some Christmas-themed gifts to the Christmas stockings. The Christmas rubber ducks and Insta-snow above are a good example of seasonal-appropriate fillers.
Why do we have stockings at Christmas?
A Christmas stocking is an empty sock or perhaps even a pillow case, that is put out on Christmas Eve. Usually it is hung from by the chimney or at the foot of the bed. The popular tradition goes that late on Christmas Eve and into the early hours of Christmas Day, Santa Claus (or Father Christmas, whichever term you prefer) arrives on a sleigh driven by reindeers and accompanied by elves. He fills the stockings with small toys, sweets and other gifts. These are referred to as stocking fillers or stocking stuffers.
Top Tip – always take a trip to Poundland around Christmas to see if there are any small bits and bobs to bulk out the stockings.
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