I know, I know, it’s a bit early.
But actually, these are often the bits I struggle with.
Because we’re traditionalists – in our house, Father Christmas brings a Stocking filled with nonsensical little silly stuff. Stupid toys that are ridiculously amusing for the gap between breakfast and Christmas lunch (main presents are after lunch, y’see…).
And naturally over the years all manner of regular items have shown up, and come to be expected. But the closer you get to Christmas, the harder they are to find.
So I might have got a bit too keen when I saw that Stocking Fillers have a 15% discount code on at the moment (the code is ‘EARLYBIRD’). I’m heading over to fill up my basket fast!
Here’s a few of our perennial cheap stocking fillers faves:
Fun snaps – those little innocent-looking paper twists do make a properly decent snap. And lobbing them at your unsuspecting family’s feet and making them jump seemingly never ever gets old. Ever.
Although I admit it gets a bit wearying fi you’re the person they keep scaring…
It simply wouldn’t be Christmas without stretchy man. How far will this year’s man stretch? Will he beat the all-time record from the edge of Gangy’s bed to the corner of the chest of drawers?
There always has to be some kind of shooty thing, doesn’t there? We’ve had guns that fired plastic discs, foam darts, catapults, potato guns, pea-shooters… I’m thinking a mini rocket launcher is perfect this year!