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One of the most magical things about Christmas is getting to share it with your children, and that has to be my favourite part. When it comes to Christmas gifts from Santa we made the decision to do as John's parents did and make the stockings the item that Santa delivers and the gifts are from their respective giver. My husband and I decided this was the best way as it makes it more fair and avoids the awkward questions of why one child has an expensive gift such as an iPad and another only gets a soft toy. Here are a few ideas of the items that my girls will be getting from good ol' Father Christmas this year.
A Puzzle or Two
You can also find a selection of other Disney princesses including:
Paw Patrol Pups
Bath Squeezy Toys
Bubble Bath and Wash
Wash Mitt or Flannel
Whether they are at an age where you use a flannel to wash them or they are happy to take a wash mitt and give it a go themselves, these are cheap and cheerful; easy products to buy and pop inside your children’s stocking.
For Around the Bedroom
Colour Changing Light Bulb
One of the most cliché gifts to give to anyone at Christmas is of course socks, and yet they are one of the best items to pop inside your children’s stockings. Whether you go for funky Christmas themed ones, fluffy bed socks or just plain ankle socks there are plenty of options around for you to pop inside. They are both practical and of course they are also budget friendly!
For Babies and Toddlers
I love all things Christmas (if that is not already obvious by now, where have you been?!) and depending on how old your child is you may, like me, be dealing with a baby during those delightful messy months of weaning. Little L loves her food but that doesn’t mean she is immune to the mess that comes with eating it, and a selection of funky Christmas bibs like the ones that I bought for her from Sainsbury’s are a perfect addition to her stocking.
For Young Children
I use cloth nappies for my babies but once they are toilet trained like Squidgy it is time to upgrade to knickers. They quickly grow out of them, and like socks it seems that washing machines eat them, so it is always a good idea to pop a few pairs like the budget friendly pack of Paw Patrol ones that my husband bought from Primark inside their stocking.
Squidgy absolutely loves jewellery, from turning my hair ties into bracelets to trying on my rings she has always enjoyed dressing up in pretty accessories. This year we are popping a few pretty children's bracelets into her stocking which I am pretty sure she will be super happy about.
Hair Ties and Clips
Another thing that children can not have too much off is hair ties and clips. When Squidgy lets me, I love to get her hair up in plaits, ponytails or as we recently tried, pigtails! There are so many places to pick up cheap packs of hair ties and clips, and they make a perfect addition to top up your child's stocking.
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.
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