Under 5s Stocking Fillers 2018 | Christmas Gifts | Me Becoming Mum

Christmas is closing in and I am loving getting everything ready for the final countdown. I have been sharing Christmas content on my blog for a few weeks now, and I am so excited to share this new post with you. Both of my girls are still under five and I have so many Christmas stocking filler ideas that I couldn’t possibly share them all. However I have chosen a few top picks to fill up your children’s stockings this Christmas.

Me Becoming Mum's 2018 Stocking Fillers for Under 5s

The future is shaped by your dreams, so stop wasting time and go to sleep!

Cute string lights

Squidgy is a massive fan of unicorns at the moment (so am I to be fair!) She loves my collection of unicorn plates, bowls, mugs and more and always asks for unicorn things to be added to her Christmas list. When I came across the Unicorn string lights* from Find Me a Gift I knew that they were perfect for her! They will look fabulous in her bedroom and I can’t wait to see her face when she opens up her stocking on Christmas morning. They run on two AA batteries as well which means they are super cheap to run!

Unicorn mood light

Last year Pickle had a cat mood light as a Christmas gift last year and recently Squidgy has fallen in love with it. As the nights have drawn in she likes to have a light at night, especially in case she needs to go to the loo. As you now know she loves unicorns so this unicorn mood light* from Menkind is the perfect Christmas stocking filler for her! Running on three AAA batteries and changing colours through a variety of rainbow shades I know that she will fall in love the second she sees this.

Toys are children’s words and play is their language.

Fingerlings Ashley and Mini Chance

Squidgy loves Fingerlings. She first pointed them out as a great Christmas gift idea high on her Christmas list when looking through Smyths Toys’ 2018 catalogue. Having the chance to review and check out their new BFF range with the super adorable Fingerlings BFFs Ashley and Chance* was a massive yes from me! They are not only really cute, but they work in exactly the same way as normal Fingerlings just with a little baby Fingerling to match them. It coos, it giggles, it makes little chatty noises plus it sleeps just like the Fingerlings Hugs Bella that we reviewed a few weeks ago.

Fingerlings Alika the purple baby unicorn

With a variety of Fingerlings products in our collection now (remember our Bella the Fingerlings Hugs review?) it only seemed fair we got Alika the Fingerlings purple baby unicorn for Squidgy’s Christmas stocking this year. She absolutely fell in love with Pickle’s Fingerlings BFFs Ashley and Chance and with her love of unicorns this Alika is the perfect gift idea.

Small toy blister packs

At just £1.99 blister packs like the Playmobil Figures we picked up in Smyths Toys couldn’t be a more perfect stocking filler. My girls have a fabulous, growing collection of Playmobil and so something like this is a great idea to top up the Christmas gifts that we are Santa is putting into the girls stockings this year.

A camera

If you haven’t heard of the Wish app (where have you been?!) be sure to go and check it out now! Although some of the items that are for sale on there are totally bizarre; occasionally you can find a complete gem. Thanks to Lyndsay from Fizzy Peaches sharing this wooden camera find on her Instagram stories I tracked it down. In their favourite colours (pink for Pickle and purple for Squidgy!) these little cameras are the perfect stocking filler for children… especially if they are children of a blogger or photographer. Plus they are a bargain at just £4!

Sylvanian Families Mini Sets

Sylvanian Families are something that my niece collects. With a variety of products to suit all budgets, sets like the Sylvanian Families Cosmetic Beauty Set make a perfect addition to any child’s Christmas stocking this year. There are fifteen individual pieces in this set, including perfumes, make-up pallet and brush, meaning there are plenty of different ways this little set can be enjoyed with all the Sylvanian Families characters.

Chocolate is the answer, who cares what the question is!


Everyone loves chocolate, all year round! This is one of the cheapest, easiest stocking fillers you can pop inside your children’s stockings this Christmas. We bought these amazing Christmas chocolate lolly pops from Primark (I know, right?!) They come in packs of two and a choice of Christmas characters. I love the fact that you can get Santa and his reindeer and the fact there are two in a pack means the girls can have one of each in their stockings this year.

Effort is like toothpaste, you can always squeeze out just a little bit more.

Toothbrush and toothpaste

Cheap and easy to find in pretty much every store from supermarkets to department stores, toothbrushes and toothpaste always make a great stocking filler. You should be changing your families toothbrushes every three or so months (or sooner if the bristles are frayed!) so you can be sure that at some point your family will need a new toothbrush. Having one (or a pack of more than one!) inside your children’s stocking will ensure that you have some at the ready when they need replacing.

Wash, brush, floss and flush!

Bubble bath and baby wash

Bath time is one of my favourite times of the day. It means that it is almost bedtime, that time I finally get at least a few moments of peace and quiet after the girls go to bed. Not only that but the girls absolutely love having a bath. Pickle in particular is obsessed with bubbles! The awesome Johnson’s bedtime baby* range offers a variety of products perfect for popping in your children’s stockings this Christmas. They are budget friendly, have relaxing aromas and help as part of your bedtime routine to encourage your children to have a better sleep at night.

Life isn’t perfect, but your outfit can be!


Children are forever growing out of their clothes, even their underwear. Plus, I can’t tell you the amount of times we have had one sock of a pair go missing too! Popping some socks, vests, knickers and tights into a stocking for children at Christmas is a great way to top up their stash. John and I tend to buy them in the next size up so that we are not wasting the opportunity and money!

Invest in your hair; it is the crown you never take off.

Hair clip bows

It’s no secret that I love a beautiful bow and doing my girls’ hair in exciting, fun styles. I even have an Instagram account dedicated to their hairstyles call My Girls’ Hairstyles. The market is highly saturated but I have found a couple of wonderful mama run businesses that sell beautiful bows. At this time of year they are doing some fabulous Christmas designs too, some of which I am lucky enough to have ready for my girls! Be sure to go and check out Maya’s Bows (the lovely lady who made these glittery red pigtail bows) and Maisy-Molly & Me (who knows Squidgy so well at this point the unicorn candy cane bow was a surprise addition to one of my orders!)

I hope you now have some amazing Christmas stocking filler ideas for under 5s (and let's be honest other ages too!) and are ready to get shopping for all those little bits and pieces to go inside your own children’s stockings!

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas from my family and me this year!


For more posts about Christmas, visit the Christmas category page. If you have any questions about any of the products included within my gift guide, which I have not covered in this post, feel free to ask in the comments section below.


Disclaimer: I was sent a few of the above items in return for an honest review and inclusion within my gift guide, indicated by the use of an asterix *. The review words and opinions are my own. All photos are copyright property of Me Becoming Mum.