12. 17. 2007
2007 Holiday Gift Guide: Last minute gifts and Stocking Stuffers
I never grew up with the tradition of stocking stuffers because my immigrant parents didn't know of such things (like the tooth fairy) so I'm super excited this year to stuff the kids' stockings for the first time and start this tradition in our house. Here are some ideas for some great stocking stuffers, and it's still not too late at most stores to get orders in time for the holidays.
This nice little tow truck with movable ramp and blue car is hand-finished in a small village near the Carpathian mountains with natural woods and non-toxic finishes. $15.95 (Jenna).
They look fantastic and they'll taste even better as a treat at the foot of a Christmas stocking. These chocolate penguins are one of a range of wintery themed treats from Madame Oiseau in Kent, England. £3.99 (Myf).
I just bought this adorable, bottle brush for my little cleaning fanatic. It's a perfect size for small hands, mini-dishes, and stockings! I just love the cute, wooden mouse head and natural bristles. Wish they made a larger version for my kitchen. $5 (Justine).
I love this little pig puzzle made of smoothly sanded basswood and it would make a great stocking stuffer. $10 (Jenna).
Another little pig-themed stocking stuffer, this time with a minimalist interpretation: a perfectly square felt piggy bank just under 5 inches. $16 (Jenna).
Let the snail races begin! $6.90 (Ben).
Pardon me, but aren't these little hair clips just deer? They’re handmade from cotton fabric and buttons by Baubles 'n Bows. If they sell out via this link, don't worry, Baubles 'n Bows has many adorable deer accessories and other clips (I love the dinos!) or you could request a custom order. $4.29. (Justine).
The very young may not truly understand what's going on when the presents start to exchange hands, but this bright and musical toy will raise a smile in any case. £14.99 (Myf).
You didn't think that we could resist stuffing a stocking without play food now did you? $6.90 (Ben).
We've written about solar powered toy helicopters and cars, but here's a grasshopper that's powered by the sun. $12 (Jenna).
Make scribbling a multi-sensory experience with Smencils...we can only hope there won't be any taste testing involved.$10.00 (Ben).
For newborns what could be more festive than this knit bear rattle with his snowflake flanks and holly-berry ears? $5. (Justine).
There's something very sweet about the facial expressions on this little set of finger puppets. It may be too late for those in the US to order from the UK, but a Google search will bring up plenty of similar sets, if not these precise ones. £9.99 (Myf).
Yo-Yos are such a classic toy, and isn't this silver number from Playsam perfect for the holidays! Made from solid wood, it features a festive finish that is also available in red, black and natural. $9.95 (Justine).
More hairclips, this time in sets of 3, in felt. $19.50 (Jenna).
Too often my 2-year-old will draw on himself and then have to take a bath. I'm hoping to reverse this process with these bright bath crayons from Muji. Safe for the tub or babies' skin. I just ordered some, and I must say, Muji got them here (to NYC) in record time. £3.95. (Justine).
What little angel doesn't need a pair of satiny red mary janes, especially at this price? $10.00 (Ben).
A toy with a lovely illustration style about it - this jumping zebra will look jolly wherever you hang it. A true stocking stuffer at just £4.49 (Myf).
Ed the mouse is just one of a range of sweet stuffed animals which are both organic and Fairtrade, so you can feel pious on two counts. £11.95 (Myf).
My kids are getting these ceramic animal mugs from their aunt which are the perfect size for hot cocoa and tea parties. $8.50 - scroll to the 3rd page (Jenna).
Vilac racing car. Rubber wheels, shiny hubs and slick design. $12 (Jenna).
Our house can't resist squirrels - can yours? $15.00 (Ben).
Its simple, crinkly, and machine washable! $4.95 (Ben).
If you're like me, before you had children you might have bought one of these adorable pocket gnomes for yourself! Now this magical little companion is the perfect stocking stuffer for your kids. Featuring colorful velour bodies, cute cotton faces, and real woolly beards, each gnome is handmade and filled with 100% pure wool. $4.90 (Justine).
Little wooden animals make delightful stocking stuffers. I love this penguin with his jolly red nose, but there are also many other cute companions to choose from. $11. (Justine).
What's cuter than a baby with a pom-pom on its head, I'd like to know? Not much. Made from alpaca fibres, these little hats promise to keep the 0-1-year-olds warm. £19 (Myf).
Maxe from Haba is such a classic rattle. Hanging from your finger or rolling around the play mat, his cheerful colors and flexi form are perfect for entertaining newborns. $10.50 (Justine).