So do you have all the big presents for the kids bought? All that’s left now is to pick up some stocking fillers for the big day.
I thought I’d compile a list of my favourite stocking fillers that will greet Aidan and Sarah on Christmas morning. So here goes …
1. Hair Accessories from Have Ewe Any Wool
It’s hard to pick just one thing from this handmade range from Kildare based Emma. I genuinely love them all but the hair clips and bows in particular are so cute. Sarah is a real girly girl so she is going to love these bits when she sees them.
Emma has finished taking custom orders for Christmas but you can check out loads of her other items on her Facebook page and PM her to order. Alternatively you can catch her this week at the Gifted Fair in the RDS, which runs until Sunday. Next Sunday she will be at the Castletown House Christmas Craft Market in Celbridge from 10am to 5pm.
2. Mini Popsicle night lights from My Lovely Little Den
Another small Irish business here and I am in love with their cute and girly nightlights. They come in a range of colours but I’ve picked mint. They are BPA- and lead-free PVC; and give a soft glow when turned on. You can choose to put the light on, off or on timer. When you switch the timer on, the light turns off automatically after 15 minutes. In case you are wondering, they retail at €14.
3. Bobbin’ Bugz from JML
If you have a child, like my oldest, who has energy to burn then these Boppin’ Bugz from JML would make a great stocking filler. The have lights noise and music, three playing modes and different characters (Bella the Beetle, Fizz the Fly and Boris the Bookworm).
They have a motion sensor in their back and each one can detect movement to duck, dive, dodge and deny kids the chance to give them a bop. And, because they depend on kid’s movements, it means each chase is unique.
I’m actually giving away two Boppin’ Bugz over on my Facebook page at the moment, so head on over and enter to be in with a chance of winning.
4. Junior Reporter Sammi Boy Doll from Lottie Dolls
I have made no secret of the fact that I (and more importantly the kids) are huge fans of Lottie Dolls. You can read my review of them here. Sarah rarely leaves hers down and now Aidan is looking for one.
Aidan loves the fact that I work for a newspaper so I’ve picked up this Junior Reporter Sammi Boy Doll for his stocking. The doll has a shorthand notebook and a pen in hand, just like I do and he’s off to cover the school sports day, just like I used to do.
Don’t forget to sign up to Club Lottie to get ten per cent off your first order.
Bí ag Spraoi Liom by Sadhbh Devlin and Tarsila Kruse
This book became part of our collection when it was first published and it’s a huge hit in Teach Chambers. Anyone that follows the blog knows Aidan is attending an Irish playschool and Sarah is heading off in January. We try to read as Gaelige to the kids every night at bedtime and this is by far their favourite book.
Written by fellow parenting blogger, Sadhbh Devlin from Where Wishes Come From and beautifully illustrated by Tarsila Kruse, the story is about a wee girl called Luna. Her mum is extremely busy and doesn’t have time to play with Luna. However, Luna is a great inventor …
The book featured on the recent Late Late Toy Show, so it’s sure to be popular this Christmas.