My First Bananagrams** is a fab fun word game based on the Original Bananagrams. This game uses lower case letters making it ideal for those learning to read. My boys absolutely love these and they are brilliant for letter recognition, learning to spell and building words.
I always put a book into a stocking. Mr Christmas is an ideal book and just the right size for a stocking filler, there is also Little Miss Christmas and various others available in the eternally popular series.
Rorys Story Cubes are fantastic fun. The cubes have pictures on and you use them to generate stories. These are fantastic for developing imagination and confidence.
How cool is this Grow Your Own Christmas Tree kit from Hawkins Bazaar? The kit contains everything you need to make a start on growing a Christmas tree of the future.
All children just love stickers and Baker Ross foam stickers are my favourite, they have a huge range and are brilliant quality. I have my eye on these transport themed stickers for the boys.
Dobble is another game perfect for a stocking. A 5 in 1 card game, it is entertaining for all ages and will certainly put your observational skills to the test.
I always include a Lush bath bomb in the boys stockings. My favourite from the Christmas collection is the Butterbear, he smells delicious and makes skin feel so soft.
Dotcomgiftshop is one of my favourite places to pickup little bits and pieces. These cute nightlights are lovely in any child's room and are such a bargain too, there are toadstools, mushrooms and cute woodland animals available.
I know my boys would absolutely love these spy pens sets also from Dotcomgiftshop, perfect for budding secret agents. They can write their own secret messages and use the uv light in the pens lid to read them.
Alternatively Hawkin's Bazaar sell these fab pre filled stockings ** for children and adults. Simply pick a gender and an age group and they will send a large stocking jam packed full of gifts. We were sent a boys 3+ stocking and I was so impressed with the contents which included a wooden vehicles, tone pipe, bath toys, stationary items and a soft toy. These are such a great idea if you are limited on time and want to make a great saving as the contents of the £20 stocking are guaranteed to be worth a minimum of £35, they are great value for money.
**Some items were sent for the purpose of this post, all opinions are my own **