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…


City Kid

From Paris to Tokyo and town to town have fun with this famous strategy game given a modern update with OMY illustrations.

BUY HERE >> Domino Game, from £11, Smallkins


Midnight Feast

This little pair of hedgehogs look ready to come snuffling out of the box, in search of a treat come midnight.... just like those little ones who have yet to fall asleep.

BUY HERE >> Midnight Feast Chocolate Hedgehogs, £6.50, Fortum & Mason

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Coding for Beginners

Coding is the future so you may as well prepare them for it. Especially when the teacher is the lovable Luca the dog who introduces essential coding skills such as problem-solving and pattern recognitions through a series of puzzles and challenges that children will love to complete.

BUY HERE >> Starter Set: Early Coding Skills with Luca, £44.99, Edurino

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Little Designers

The little activity book contains plenty of illustrations to keep them busy. They can doodle scribble, paint, collage or use markers to find creative ways to fill those in-between days.

BUY HERE >> Activity Book, £4, Flying Tiger


Race Time!

We adore these Holdie World™ Dog-Gos. Sporting a speedy helmet and googles, Racer Boy puts the “paws” in horsepower. Made from a wool blend with embroidered features, nestled in a classic car with wooden wheels.

BUY HERE >> Hold Dog-Go Racers, from £49.90 each, Olli Ella and at Babipur

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Sooty Show!

Sooty (Sweep and Soo) have been dazzling children and adults alike since 1955 - can you believe it? So ‘Izzy Wizzy let’s get busy!’ and pop this hand puppet in their stocking.

BUY HERE >> Sooty Hand Puppet, £10.99, Freddie's Magic

The Sooty Show Hand Held Puppets from Golden Bear RRP £10.99

Warm up!

Get them ready for a frosty winter's walk with this cheerful little dino pal gloves...

BUY HERE >> Dinosaur gloves, £13, Monsoon

dinosaur gloves

Puzzle Time

boppi do an amazing range beautifully illustrated recycled card puzzles that are such fantastic quality they can be enjoyed again and again. We are loving this circular Christmas one

BUY HERE >> boppi Christmas Themed Jigsaw Puzzle, £16.99, Amazon

boppi christmas puzzle

Cosy Toes

These classic unisex slippers are made using pure sheepskin and have a textured slip-resistant sole - so are perfect for keeping cold toes snug and warm - as well as being non-slip for all those festive kitchen discos!

BUY HERE >> Children's Classic Sheepskin Slippers in Chestnut Sparkle, £45 Just Sheepskin

Just Sheepskin Sparkle Kids Slippers

A Family guide to Sylvania

Who doesn't love Sylvanian Families? Finally there is an official guide! Join Freya the Chocolate Rabbit and all her friends as they show you around their adorable world, from Sylvanian Village with its cosy cottages and shopping street to the cute Sylvanian Land amusement park that's filled with fun and laughter. A must for all fans.

BUY HERE >> The World of Sylvanian Families Official Guide, £14,99, Waterstones

The World of Sylvanian Families, RRP £14.99

Bathing Beauties

Little kids will love this 'salt' shaker style tub of bath salts that not only foam and crackle under running water, but also turn the bath into a sea of pink/green/blue/violet. And, what's more no nasties included.

BUY HERE >> Nailmatic Foaming & Coloured Bath Salts, from £8, Selfridges

nailmatic bath salts

Crazy Driver!

Check out these new Crazy Motors collection of metal cars come equipped with suspension, ensuring that they can handle even the toughest racing conditions. Each car comes with its own unique matching driver.

BUY HERE >> Deco Crazy Motors Taxi Joe, £7.45, Crafts4Kids

crazy motors by Djeco

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, £16, NiMi Projects

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

Snack Attack

Indulge their 'never ending' snack obsession when they’re on the go with this cute, bento style leakproof lunchbox.

BUY HERE >> Silicone Bento Lunch Box, £17.99, Baebea

baebea bento box

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 Phonics Flashcards, £19.95, 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.

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


A pet for Christmas?

This little Tortoise and it's baby, complete in their cosy home - are ready to play - and they come with a water bowl, two leaves, a slice of apple and a strawberry.What's not to love?

BUY HERE >> Tortoise Pet Set, £20.00, Tender Leaf Toys


Sustainable Crafting

When the Quality Street and Netflix has run dry - time to open this ini box collection which contains a single project with all the accessories you need to turn household rubbish into art. Lots of different projects available to suit everyone, including spiders, rockets, mermaids and robots.

BUY HERE >> ReCycleMe Craft Kit - Mini Kits, £3.50, The Party Pirate

recycle-cat craft for kids

Go Tinyly!

How cute are these little figurines? They were a big hit at the Junior Design Awards. Children will be transported into the Tinyly dream world along with their inseparable little companions. We defy you not to collect them all!

BUY HERE >> Coco & Minico Tinyly Doll Figure by Djeco, £11.50, Acorn & Pip


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, £60, Little Tiger Gifts

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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

organised choas with kids christmas

Meet Mabel

A beautifully illustrated play set designed to inspire imaginary play and storytelling. The beautifully illustrated tree stump shop 'Woodland Wonders' contains Betsy Bunny and friends. Meet Dora Deer, Huxley Hedgehog, Mr Squirrel and Florrie Fox as they prepare for a campout in the woods to read stories, sing songs, drink hot chocolate and watch the stars. Not to mention dance to the hidden music box. See why it won a Junior Design Award this year here.

BUY HERE >> Woodland Wonders, £79.95, Mabel & Me

betsy bunny by mabel and 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. They were a massive hit at this years awards too!

BUY HERE>> Candylab Candycar Citron Macaron Van, £16.99, Conscious Craft


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', £59.90, 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!

BUY HERE >> Mr & Miss Match equal pairs memory game, £16, Boss Babs

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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

(Mini) hair style

Up your pre-schoolers hair game with these super cute silk hair scrunchies are ideal on delicate hair - as they help avoid damage and breakage.

BUY HERE >> Mini Scrunchies, from £25, Slip

slip mini scrunchies

A Christmas Message

A rubber stamp set to create some Christmas Day messages, help jazz up those thank you letters and practise their ABC's to boot. This little kit features alphabet stamps and a selection of coloured ink pads

BUY HERE>> Alphabet Stamp Set, £8.18, Sortrenegrene

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, £4.95 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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