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Stocking Fillers for Children aged 3-6 year olds

Stuff those Christmas stockings with our round-up of cool fillers for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Stocking Fillers for 3-6 year olds
Published: November 10, 2021 at 9:30 am

Ideal Mini Gifts for Your Little Ones: Stocking Fillers for Children aged 3-6 year olds

There is nothing better than watching the little-ones rip open their stockings with glee on Christmas morning, Here’s our pick of the pressies that will help Father Christmas score major points this year…


Little Designers

The little activity book contains deers, raccoons, owls, foxes and squirrels who all need new outfits. They can doodle scribble, paint, collage or use markers to find creative ways to dress up this woodland crew.

BUY HERE >> Wee Gallery 32 Ways to Dress Woodland Animals Activity Book, £5, Soren's House

wee gallery

Bake Off!

What's Christmas without a new cook book? Get them into the kitchen and honing their skills from a young age with this beautifully illustrated first baking and Junior Design Award winning book with step-by-step recipes by Ester Coombs. Perfect for children age five and above.

BUY HERE >> Kids Can Bake By Ester Coombs (Button Books) from £11, WHSmith


Warm up!

Get them ready for a frosty winter's walk with this cheerful little dino pal all-in-1 design - includes a hat, scarf and mittens.

BUY HERE >> Stewie dino hat scarf green, from £18 Monsoon

scarf Monsoon

Puzzle Time

Djeco do an amazing range of puzzles that all come an elegant shaped box. The beautifully illustrated puzzles are such fantastic quality they can be enjoyed again and again. We are loving this tiger one.

BUY HERE >> Djeco Tiger Ride Puzzle, £11 Mel and Ro


Bathing Beauties

Yummy smelling shampoos and bubble bath is always a good idea especially if it's made from organic and naturally derived ingredients. These shampoo and body bars come in a variety of fun colours and textures. The handy re-usable tin to store the soap bars in means they are ready wrapped too! See why they scooped an award in our Junior Design Awards this year.

BUY HERE >> Soft & Gentle Starter Kit, £26 Rowdy Kind


Simple Charm

A charming little game handmade in Japan. lots of ways to play including swinging the ball on its string and catch it in its colourful cup to hear a gentle plonk. Made from beech wood and coloured with vegetable-based Osmo paint.

BUY HERE >> Ototama cup and ball game, £14, NiMi Projects

Ototama cup and ball game sky-blue, £14, NiMi Projects at

Snack Attack

Indulge their 'never ending' Disney obsession when they’re on the go, with this cute, useful and sustainable snack tub that keeps food hot or cold for longer.

BUY HERE >> S'well Disney Hello Minnie Mouse Food Container, £20, Amara

swell snack container

Home Schooling

These Phonics pack consists of 37 double-sided cards with simplistic and engaging illustrations of animals doing sports and activities to help pre-schoolers - and you! As Phonics can be daunting but these offer simple to follow instruction cards that will help you use the cards, with sound blending, pronunciation, phonics terminology and even phonic games – they have totally got your back.

BUY HERE >> Learn by Doing Phonics Flashcards, £19.50, Happy Little Doers


Mini Sleigh

Is it a stocking without a little Sylvanian Families treat? We adore this new Mr Lion's Winter Sleigh set featuring Lawrence the lion and his little helper, Lionel who come with a selection of mini toys, accessories and of course, a sleigh for all this festive set-ups. Hurry though as this set is a limited edition!

BUY HERE >> Mr Lion's Winter Sleigh, £19.99, Sylvanian Families


Seaside Memories

We may not have hit the beach as much as we'd have liked in 2020 but you can bring the fun of the seaside home with this adorable wooden fish and chip supper play set. The newspaper sheet has been carefully designed with quirky and funny fishy stories!

BUY HERE >> Wooden Fish and Chips Supper, £12.50 Tender Leaf Toys

tenderleaf fish and chips

Feed the Piggy

A lovely craft project to keep them busy when the Quality Street and Netflix has run dry - and somewhere to save their Christmas money too!

BUY HERE >> House of Crafts Découpage Piggy Bank Kit, £18.95, Liberty


Family Ties

How cute are these family wooden blocks? They make a cute decoration in the children's room (use the leather hanging cord) as well as play blocks that can be assembled in countless ways including. The wooden blocks are made of 100% beech wood.

BUY HERE >> Wooden Family Bricks, £34 OYOY Living Design


Mini Fashionista

Meet Mademoiselle Blanche, the Parisian cloth doll who comes in here own carry case/ wardrobe filled with three amazing outfits hung up and ready to mix and match, including a dress, a gold skirt, blouses and trousers.
BUY HERE >> Moulin Roty Ragdoll Wardrobe Suitcase, £65, Trotters
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Sock it to them!

You can never have too many socks and Santa likes all good little boys and girls to have cosy toes. We love this artists sock set, which will encourage those first steps into the art world. So, educational too. Good work Santa.

BUY HERE>> Artists Kids Sock Set (box of 4), £24, Chatty Feet

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Table Manners

Make mealtimes fun - as well as encouraging those all important life skills with this chunky and easy to hold cutlery gift set. Our fave sets are by Nana's Manners as the ergonomically designed handles, makes the use of this cutlery more intuitive, the colourful stickers can be used to guide little fingers for the first few uses so children can grasp the products use simply and that they last until they are ready for adult sized cutlery. We love these sleek silver set.

BUY HERE>> Special Edition Stage 3 Kids Cutlery Set, £19.95, Nana's Manners


Go Ahead and Play-dough!

Play dough is no longer a no-no in kids stockings with these fresh, eco-friendly and toxic-free dough pots. Beautifully presented, hand stamped and scented, they are a natural alternative to the existing mass market play doughs. We love the mini kits and the Father Christmas kit comes with ice-cream scented dough. Yum.

BUY HERE >> Father Christmas Mini Kit, £15, Organised Chaos with Kids

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The Gift of Quality Time

Instead of getting them more toys this Christmas get them something to help fire the imagination - and that will last long after Boxing Day. Not Just Nibbles is a cooking subscription box with healthy, allergen-free, planet-friendly, plant-based recipes that take children on a monthly food focused tour of the world. With all of the dry ingredients included and a beautifully illustrated recipe card, plus stickers, badges, booklets and hours of extra food fun, they have everything kids need to start their culinary journey.

BUY HERE>> Monthly Cooking Kits, from £14.99 Not Just Nibbles

not just nibbles

Meet Mabel

A beautifully illustrated play set designed to inspire imaginary play and storytelling. The beautifully illustrated house shaped box has a useful carry handle, magnetic fastenings and comes complete with Mabel Mouse, her nightdress, bed clothes, cosy bed, a little storybook and a set of illustrated accessories and the house that opens up to reveal its charming cottage interior with its roof turning into a pretty garden complete with washing line.

BUY HERE >> Mabel’s Mouse House Set, £59.95, Mabel & Me


A Great Value Motor

These wooden cars and vans that come in a myriad of colours and styles are as gorgeous to look at as they're fun to play with. A great idea for anyone trying to get away from plastic tat this Christmas too.

BUY HERE>> Candylab Waffle Van, £15, Monkey McCoy


The Perfect Pal

Who wouldn't want to wake up to this adorable doll in their stocking? We love these gender neutral, ethically made Olli Ella Dinkum Dolls, which come with a nappy and a cute outfit. Do take a look at their clothes and mini accessories collection they are so cute!

BUY HERE>> Dinkum Doll 'Tiny', £59, Olli Ella


He can, she can!

A modern, inclusive matching pairs game made up of boys and girls alike in roles that are usually dominated by one gender. Illustrated by Bobbi Rae, they are printed on thick wipeable board with rounded corners and comes in a handy canvas drawstring bag making it a great game to play on the go. or to take on the endless relative visits!

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Kitchen Wizardry

If you or your children haven't been introduced to Maileg yet, we suggest you look away now as one purchase from this magical world of mini cotton rabbits and their accessories is always the beginning of a lifetime love affair. We are extremely smitten with this tiny kitchen set that has been updated for 2020, which means the rabbits can expect a lovely carrot fricassee for Christmas Day...

BUY HERE>> Maileg Mini Kitchen Set, £22, Little Tiger Gifts

Cooking set

Hair Sparkles

Twinkling, colourful and glitter hair slides make an ideal stocking filler, providing the perfect finish for Christmas Day's all-important ensemble. We adore the selection at STYCH.

BUY HERE >> Star Spiral Pastel Hair Bands, £5, Stych


A Christmas Message

A rubber stamp set to create some Christmas Day art and to help jazz up those thank you letters.

BUY HERE>> Winter Woodland Stamp Set, £18.00, Anthropologie

anthropologie stamp set

Something to Smile About

Something to brush away all those Cadbury Heroes... We've switched to bamboo toothbrushes and we're sure Santa has too!

BUY HERE >> Fairies in the Garden Bamboo toothbrush, £3.95 Rex London



>> We've sweet stocking fillers for babies and ideas for those stockings for tricky tweens aged 7-11 years too!

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