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With Christmas on the horizon, more of us are preparing for the arrival of Santa.

Most kids enjoy having a stocking on Christmas morning to open before they go downstairs including a few extra bits to keep the magic alive for a little bit longer. Whether your child is big or little, they'll enjoy the mystery of what Father Christmas has left them in their stocking.

Originally a Christmas stocking was just an empty sock hanging up on St Nicholas Day (or Christmas Eve) so that St Nicholas or Santa Claus could fill it with small toys, sweets, fruit, coins and other lovely gifts for children to enjoy. Nowadays a lot of time and effort is put into stocking fillers, with many even including individually wrapped presents to make it extra special and exciting for kids. If you're looking for the best Christmas stocking fillers or even just some inspiration, we have the rounded up the best stocking fillers for kids in this handy list.

If you're looking for a stocking to put your kids' stocking fillers in, we have also written about the best children's stockings and the best Santa sacks for all ages.

Our Top Choice

Personalised Christmas Penguin Milk Chocolate Bar

Who doesn’t love finding chocolate in their Christmas stocking? We love these personalised Christmas Penguin chocolate bars. Make them extra special by personalising your bars with your little ones’ names. Whether this is for young kids or your tween, it's something everyone will enjoy.

  • Price: £5.99
  • A great treat for all of the family to enjoy together
  • Fun for the kids to enjoy in the kitchen

Best For 1 Year Olds

Igglepiggle Singing Soft Toy (0-10 yrs)

This super cute Igglepiggle Singing Soft Toy makes for the perfect musical entertainment for your 1-year-old. This soft toy of kids favourite Igglepiggle from the hit children's show In The Night Garden will be a lovely, cuddly gift for your little one this Christmas.

  • Price: £17
  • Age: 0-2 years
  • Musical joy

Best For 2 Year Olds

Farmyard Heads And Tails Game ‍

Play and learn all about farmyard animals with this fun heads and tails card game. This game comes complete with 24 chunky cards that are all about farmyard animals and farm life.  This game is great for bonding with your child and helping them learn the different farm animals. The aim of this game is to match each card with its other half. Firstly, place the cards down, then face them down. The players then take turns to try and match as many cards they can remember. The player who matches the most cards wins. From chickens and cows to tractors, there's lots of variety to play in this game. This card game is simple and easy to play, perfect for kids with its bright colours and adorable cards. This game makes for the perfect stocking filler this Christmas as it will help develop your child's memory skills and cognitive skills through play

  • Price: £8
  • Age: 18 months+
  • Memory development
  • Fun whilst learning

Best For 3 Year Olds

Ravensburger Peppa Pig Classroom Puzzle

This 'Peppa Pig' jigsaw puzzle makes for a fantastic children's stocking filler. Featuring the artwork of characters from the children's popular TV programme, this puzzle is going to be a must have stocking filler this Christmas because 'Peppa Pig' is adored by kids across the country and the world. This jigsaw puzzle is filled with a variety of shapes, patterns and colours, making for a great challenge to keep  kids focused.  Since it's only 35 pieces, it's completed relatively easily, but there's loads of fun for kids to have when doing it. Jigsaw puzzles are perfect for developing motor skills in young kids as well as cognitive skills as they try to figure out which piece goes where.  The pieces are all made from a chunky card material so they are strong and durable.

  • Price: £3.49
  • Age: 3-4 years
  • Beloved characters
  • Easy to play

Best For 4 Year Olds

Paw Patrol, Movie Collectible Chase Action Figure

'Paw Patrol' merchandise is bound to be a best seller this Christmas, as the animated TV show is such a hit with kids. 'Paw Patrol' toys are a popular stocking filler for both girls and boys. This 'Paw Patrol' collectible Chase action figure is a great toy for any child who is a fan of the series. Chase is ready for action and adventures for your child to create their own 'Paw Patrol' adventures. They will have fantastic fun with this toy.

  • Price: £7
  • Age: 3-5 years
  • Good for imaginative play
  • Great to play with friends or alone

Best For 5 Year Olds

Awesome Jokes That Every 5 Year Old Should Know By Mat Waugh

Five-year-olds love comedy treats at Christmas time. This children's joke book by Mat Waugh is not only funny but it is also easy for kids to follow. Filled with pages of jokes, this will keep your kids entertained for hours. Be prepared to hear many jokes over the months to come as this stocking filler is for keeps. This will help to build their creativity and confidence as well as develop their sense of humour. This gift for five-year-olds will be used beyond Christmas day itself, it will be great for boxing day when they can share their jokes with friends and family. If you are looking for Amazon stocking fillers under £5, you won't find much better than this!

  • Price: £4.99
  • Great for family time
  • Provides social development

Best For 6 Year Olds

Collun Magnetic Stacking Construction Toy

This is a safe and creative building material that is great for six-year-olds. Comprised of magnetic balls and rods, it can be used to create many unique shapes, and the repelling magnets add an additional level of fun to this stocking filler. It's exciting for you as a parent to see the sculptures that your child will make! This will provide plenty of entertainment and it has almost endless possibilities of what could be made from the magnetic pieces.

  • Price £12.99
  • Age: 6+
  • Great to build on imaginative play
  • Good for hand-eye coordination

Best For 7 Year Olds

Light Up Giant Bubble Gun

This is a super fun toy for all of the family to enjoy. Although the function of this is simple, it allows your child to take control and is also a great toy for siblings to play with together. The bubble gun creates bubbles and has lights built inside, which give the impression that the bubbles are glowing. At night, this looks incredible and creates a stunning light show for all the family.  

  • Price: £9.99
  • Colourful light show
  • Imaginative toy for kids

Best For 8 Year Olds

Mini Soap Making Kit (8+ Yrs)

Get creative this Christmas with this soap making kit by Discovery #Mindblown. Your 8 year old will love mixing up the ingredients and creating cool and unique soaps. Not only is this gift fun and educational - it smells pretty great too!

  • Price: £6.99
  • Get your lab coats on, scientists!
  • Great for stocking filler ideas

Best For 9 Year Olds

DIY Bath Bomb Kit

The bath bomb industry is popular and brings endless possibilities to bath time. Whether your nine-year-old loves their bubbles, enjoys getting creative or loves a challenge, this is a wonderful choice of gift. This set makes it possible for your kids to make their own bath bombs. With all the ready to go measured out ingredients and kit, this hassle-free set will be one to watch. Each part of this set is certified safe and non-toxic. This is fun for the whole family and especially great for older kids. We think it is a lovely choice when looking for stocking fillers perfect for bath time.

  • Price: £12.99
  • Creative gift
  • Wonderful kids' stocking fillers
  • Makes great bath toys

Best For 10 Year Olds

Independent and Unofficial Guide To Minecraft 2021 Top Trumps Special

Top Trumps is a classic card game and it's perfect for kids aged 10. You can get them in all different themes, however, this Minecraft themed Top Trumps is sure to be a hit.  This game is easy to play, and kids can easily learn the rules whilst enjoying learning all about Minecraft. It's super competitive too so it may lead to many battles between the superheroes. The game ends when somebody gets all of the cards. We think that it is one of the best Christmas stocking ideas.

  • Price: £7.99
  • Social game
  • Fun and competitive

Best For 11 Year Olds

Star Wars Origami

If you are looking for girls' or boys' stocking fillers, this Star Wars origami set makes for a fantastic stocking filler. The art of origami is folding paper into different shapes to create something amazing and this set is extra special as it includes 'Star Wars' themed papers. You will create amazing  'Star Wars' themed origami with this set. It is a set which will help boost creativity and develop hand to eye coordination skills, alongside teaching your 11-year-old a brand new skill. This 'Star Wars' origami is the perfect stocking fillers for boys and girls or even for adults who are fans of the franchise.

  • Price: £12.99
  • Promotes creativity
  • Provide cognitive development

Best For 12 Year Olds

Scribble Writing Alarm Clock

Whether you are looking for boys' or girls' stocking fillers, this is surely a winner! This alarm clock has a super cool stand out feature: a piece of transparent acrylic plastic sits in the middle and it is illuminated by light from the alarm clock. This alarm clock is cool for any 12-year-olds as they can write a message on this piece of plastic. Whether it's a thought before bed or something they need to remember for later, once the clock is plugged in the writing will appear to be glowing. Your child will find this alarm clock is very useful for remembering tasks or keeping bullet points, whilst also, importantly, still being cool!

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. If you enjoyed this round up of the best Christmas stocking fillers ideas, you should check out this list of the best Christmas eve boxes for kids, or this list of the best Christmas eve box fillers!

  • Price: £12.99
  • Develops time keeping skills
  • Great to keep kids organised
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