You’ve read their list, you’ve checked it twice and have all the big presents in hand. Now it’s all about the stockings.
Shopping for stocking stuffers can be the most fun of all. Toddlers are living proof that good things come in small packages. A little gift can delight them as much as the bigger gifts they find under the tree.
Here’s our pick of the best stocking stuffers for toddlers this Christmas. They’ll give them hours of fun and they can help with their development in different ways.
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Good for: little hands to hold, practising fine motor control, imaginative play
This cute pair are the perfect size for your toddler to hold in their hands. And they’ll love squeezing and bending them too. The perfect friends to keep little ones happy on a holiday journey.
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Good for: fine motor control, puzzle solving
Six chunky wooden animal puzzle boards. Your toddler has to work out how to fit all the pieces together. Perfect for building up problem solving skills and dexterity.
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Good for: experimenting with different sounds, little hands to shake
We’re not sure which of these animal creatures we love most – the fox, owl or the hedgehog. They all make different sounds and each one has a textured tummy to feel too.
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Good for: creative play, understanding shapes, space and function, water play in the tub
Your toddler will have fun pouring water down the tubes and watching it run through whizzy wheels and around corners.
They can join the pipes together and watch the water travel even further.
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Good for: practising fine motor control
This hungry hungry caterpillar is the perfect size for little hands to thread in and out of the holes.
Get it as an apple or a pineapple that the caterpillar can munch his way through.
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Good for: pretend play, learning numbers and shapes, little ones who love to press buttons,
With plenty of buttons to press, sounds, lights and music, this will entertain your toddler for hours. A great toy to take in the car or buggy on journeys.
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Good for: hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, no mess painting
This magic water pen makes pictures appear in an instant. And your toddler can ‘paint’ them again and again.
It’s great for popping in your bag as a toy-on-the-go as well.
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Good for: Making bath times more fun, learning fun rattling sounds
Fab little bath balls which rattle and spin as they bob around the bathtub.
They’re the perfect size for little hands so your toddler can play with them on dry land too.
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Good for: experimenting with notes and sounds.
Fill these little flutes with water.
Blow on them and hear how the notes change depending on how full up each flute is. Bathtime music and fun in one!
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Good for: fine motor control, problem solving
One of the nicest wooden stacking sets we’ve found. Each animal is the perfect size for little ones to hold in their hands and play with.
But they can also work out how to stack and balance them too to make a teetering tower. Cue the giggles when they all fall down.
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Good for: stopping your toddler swiping your car keys
Car keys are like magnets for toddlers. Stop them stealing your own by getting them their very own set to play with.
This one’s much more exciting than the one in your handbag – with buttons to press that play fun sounds and light up a torch.
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Good for: motor skills
Is your toddler dippy about dinos? They’ll love these bright and colourful little critters.
And they’ll have endless fun pulling them back and watching them zoom along the carpet.
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Good for: practising fine motor control, encouraging a love of reading
Sometimes called busy books, because they’ll keep your little one occupied for hours.
They’ll love wrapping the doll in a snuggly towel or putting her to bed. With familiar day to day activities, they can make up their own stories as they ‘read’ the book to themselves too.
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Good for: sensory play, fine motor control
There’s so much fun for toddlers with these rainbow blocks.
They can unstack and stack them. Shake them to hear different sounds and even peer through them to see the world in a new colour.
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Good for: fine motor control (and lots of fun)
Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down. And they’ll delight your toddler today as much as they made you giggle when you were little.
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Good for: imaginary play
A Gruffalo? What’s a Gruffalo? A Gruffalo – we bet your toddler knows. And they’re sure to love this gorgeous finger puppet set featuring the lovable monster and all his forest friends.
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Good for: injecting some fun into getting dressed
Toddlers often put on mismatching socks. With this pair it doesn’t matter. No two match. But they’re all super cute in funky animal designs. Your toddler may never want to wear shoes again (sorry!)
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Good for: mess free colouring in
These are a godsend for parents of toddlers who love to scribble but are a bit enthusiastic with a felt tip pen.
These special pens only work on the sheets and stickers in the kit. Toddlers can have hours of fun colouring in ‘all by themselves’.
The whole set comes in a handy case, making this a great one to take out with you too.
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Good for: little hands to hold, exploring bendy materials
Like mini stress busters for toddlers. We just love these wiggly worms to bending and rolling.
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Good for: something to snuggle
How cute are their smart Christmas scarves? A cuddly friend little ones will love to find in their stocking.
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Good for: sensory play
Little ones love to explore textures. These balls have knobbles and bobbles, bumps and spots – perfect to touch and feel.
Christmas morning is magical. Let excitement reach new levels by stuffing their stockings full of some of these goodies!
Merry Christmas to everyone.