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CHRISTMAS shopping: What can your children get?
Sometimes, the simplest and most basic gifts are their favorite, even though they cost half as much as their main presents.
Below’s a round-up of the best children’s stocking fillers for under a fiver.
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1. Kids walking backpack – £4.99 (Decathlon)
This five-litre bag is ideal to carry for young hikers.
It is available in three colors.
You can order it online or at your home.
2. Kids mini foam basketball – £4.99 (Decathalon)
Designed for playing indoors with a mini basket – or if you don’t have one, just use a laundry basket.
The foam is soft, so it won’t hurt.
3. Kids crazy foaming soap – £2 (Boots.com)
This foaming soap can be used by children to create shapes during bathtime.
It’s mild and gentle on delicate skin and dissolves when it falls into the water.
Click and collect costs £1.50 from Boots, so better to just pop into the store and buy off the shelf, if you can.
4. Legami Christmas Panda erasable pen – £2 (Ryman.co.uk)
This Christmas-themed pen comes in black thermosensitive ink and disappears when it is rubbed at one end with a plastic disc.
The sphere won’t damage the surface if it’s rubbed, and it doesn’t wear down like regular erasers.
5. Keycraft rear view spy glasses – £5 (johnlewis.com)
These sunglasses have mirrors on the outer edges of the lenses so you can see in front as well as behind you.
It’s like having eyes in the back of your head!
They’re suitable from ages 3 to 8.
6. Kids Santa slipper socks – £2.50 (Matalan.co.uk)
These adorable Christmas slipper socks from Matalan will keep your feet warm and brighten up their smiles.
They’re available in sizes 6 to 8.5 infants, 9 to 12, 12.5 to 3.5, 4 and 6.5.
7. Wilko reindeer hair clips two pack – £2 (Wilko)
These cute clips will give your Christmas outfit a festive finishing touch.
Other little beauty gifts from Wilko include a penguin lip balm, £1.75, a holly-shaped mini bath bomb, £1.25, and Kandy Kitten gift set with shower gel and body lotion for £3.
This site features stories, activities, and other information about Barbie and her bubbies.
9. PlayStation stress controller – £3.99 (Card Factory UK)
A thoughtful gift for gamers.
This squishy stress reliefr is for those who have lost a match.
This JoJo bunny is a sweet comforter for small children.
They can be used from birth.
11. Disney Frozen Olaf notebook – £4.99 (iwantoneofthose.com)
Are Frozen obsessions a common theme for children?
This lined notebook has 200 pages and Olaf on its front cover. This notebook makes a great gift choice for Disney movie enthusiasts.
These mini moonballs bounce at an incredible height, even though they are 40% smaller than regular ones.
They are suitable for children aged 5+.
13. Gaming headset – £5 (Currys.co.uk)
An adjustable microphone headset is a great option to keep gamers happy while gaming.
It’s listed for adults but would also work for teens.
The headset can be used with Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Mac, and Mac.
Once the water has been absorbed, pour water on top of the snowman. Within four hours, he will begin to bloom crystals.
This is a great activity for the children to supervise during the day.
The site also sells Christmas gliders starting at 39p and a Christmas puzzle book beginning at 40p. Mini yoyos for Christmas start at 39p. Jigsaw puzzles begin at 39p
15. Toy Story card game – £4.99 (BargainMax.co.uk)
Children love Toy Story. They’ll love this game involving making sets and runs with character cards.
A set can give you the special power of a character figure.
To win the game, all three powers must be activated.
This book is recommended to children aged 6 and over.
Fun fidget toys for children to stretch, squeeze and chuck at walls
The Works also has £2.50 stretchy spring dinosaurs, which can stomp down the stairs on their own.
17. Lol Surprise lip balm – £4 (Tesco Groceries)
This lip balm will be a hit with Lol Surprise toys lovers. You can add a surprise charm to the package.
This is currently a three-for-two Clubcard deal on selected gift sets, including a Disney frozen lip balm and ring set, £4, and Oliver Thomas bath salts bauble, £3.
18. So Slime Fidget Pop Slime toy – £4.99 (smythstoys.com)
This slimy twist on the classic fidget toy. Each ball is filled with slime that can be pressed for extra stimulation.
There are 12 different styles to collect but if you order online you can’t choose.
It is currently not available to be delivered at home.
19. Welly socks – £5 (very.co.uk)
Upgrade family winter walks with these kids’ warm welly socks, available in shoe sizes 12.5 or more.
They come in two packs, with either pink or grey patterns.
Even if the children have hats and gloves, it’s always good to have spares for when they go missing at school.
M&M Direct are selling pink kids’ gloves and hats for £4.99 each and darker ones for £2.99 each.
They are available for children between seven and thirteen years old.
21. Wooden puzzle, £1.99. (lidl.co.uk)
This puzzle is ideal for young children from 1 to learn shape recognition and hand control.
You can choose between a racoon, owl, hedgehog, crocodile, ladybird, or crocodile.
Other items available in Lidl’s toy range for £1.99 include a five-piece wooden tiger puzzle, a bead maze and a wooden rattle.
22. 12 glitter gel pens – £3.99 (Amazon.co.uk)
Galt’s scented gel pens will give sparkle to your writing or artwork.
These are suitable for children six years and older.
Amazon prices can change at anytime.
This set allows you make your own spoon fairies. This set is great for role-playing and putting on shows for your family and friends.
Kits include mini wooden spoon bases, felt sheets, crepe paper, metallic hearts, button shapes, coloured feathers, stickers, and glue.
24. Adventure tee-shirt – £4 (very.co.uk)
Get the kids’ ready for a year of adventures with this slogan tee-shirt which says “Explore Adventure – Never Stop Discovering”.
Available from 9-12 Months up to 6-7 Years.
25. Birds to Spot book – £3.99 (whsmith.co.uk)
This Usborne minis book will show your children how to identify 60 species of birds, including nightingales and woodpeckers.
You can use stickers and a spotting chart to track birds that you spot.
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