I have been sharing some gift ideas for children, I have already covered some gift ideas for 5-8 year olds as well as my top STEM toys and books. So today I thought I would share some of the best stocking fillers I have found.

9 Awesome Presents Ideas for 5-8 year olds (2)

I hope that you like my choices!

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To be honest with you, books are going to always be top of my list of pressies, and I think that they can make fanastic stocking fillers. If you are only buying one book this year, then I would definitely recommend The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig. It’s a wonderful book, you can see my full review here.

The Truth Pixie - Front Cover and Inner Page

Compact Mirror**
I think this one is probably a bit of a niche gift, but I think it’s something every little girl who wears glasses would love, her very own compact mirror with a bespectacled Unicorn from Fairy Specs.

Awesome Stocking Fillers - compact mirror

Surprise Bags
We love the Playmobil ones*, and have had several. There is nothing quite like a surprise within a surprise and I think these would make wonderful stocking fillers. I have a couple ready for my daughter’s stocking. There are also a range of Lego Surprise bags available too for children’s who are a bit older. I love the Harry Potter ones

Orchard Toys – Games
There are so many wonderful games from Orchard Toys – we have reviewed a few and we have a fair collection of our own. I am always looking to games to add to our collection. One favourite is the Rocket Game*, which is great for counting and learning to take turns. The other is the Alphabet Flashcards, we love using them to make up stories.

Alphabet Flashcards - all out of the box

What’s on your Christmas List this year?

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