I quite enjoy gathering items that are small enough to be stocking fillers and are a little more exciting than a pair of socks or chocolate coins!

Here are a few suggestions for all of the family…

Dodgy Dogs

A card game about badly behaved dogs, beautifully illustrated by world renowned visual artist Jean Jullien.  Dodgy Dogs is a family friendly fast paced game that is lots of fun. The aim of the game is to get rid of all your cards before everyone else does. With jokers in the pack replaced with speciality cards such as dog whisperer, pick up puppies and the crafty cat you are set to have a some woofing great fun this Christmas. Easy to play and suitable for 2-5 players.

Smiggle cutiecorns coin purse

A scented coin purse is a must for little hoarders of trinkets. A place to keep collectables within a collectable! These come in a range of characters and are ideal to be carried absoloutely everyhwhere (as kids often like to do). Who can resist a nice smelling purse to keep treasures in?

Smiggle headphones

These slimline headphones are brightly coloured as you’d imagine from Smiggle. Not too cumbersome for small ears and perfect for keeping the noise down when children are listening to music, playing games or watching something.  A stocking must for tablet lovers.

Mrs Wordsmith

The old ways of learning vocabulary are often boring and we know that people learn better visually. These hilarious illustrations are designed to feed the imagination. With Mrs Wordsmith, children want to learn, and because the process is so easy and fun, they feel good and empowered about what they’re doing.

Children ages 6-13 need fundamental story telling skills to thrive and these cards are illustrated by the Hollywood illustatrators behind Madagascar.

Stabilo Metallic Pens and Watercolour Pencils

The Stabilo metallic pens come in five metal shades which are perfect for adding some extra detail to creations, such as birthday cards, invitations and creative lettering. As they are felt-tips there is no need to shake or pump to get the colour to apply properly, like with many metallic pens.

The colours really stand out on white, coloured or dark paper and card. Even better still, the pens can be used on surfaces such as metal and film and is smudge-proof after drying.

Such a lovely gift for creative souls.

Smiggle Scented Markers

Colouring is made even more fun with these 12 colourful markers that smell according to their bright colour. Another lovely bright addition from Smiggle that will intrigue your little ones even more with all of the fruity scents on over. Colouring in rainbow colours has never been so fun.

Joby GripTight POV Kit

For anyone that loves a selfie or perhaps is into vlogging, then this might be just the handiest thing they could own!

The GripTight POV Kit is a versatile smartphone mount that delivers a camera-like grip for outstanding photos and alternate grips for ultra smooth video and creative angles. This modular and lightweight grip also features the integrated Impulse Bluetooth® trigger for Android and iOS devices.

Sugru Moudable Glue

This is a practical but oh so fun stocking filler!

Sugru Mouldable Glues are designed to feel soft and malleable like play-dough and you can roll the material in your fingers. Whatever you need it for, you have 30 minutes to shape it, smooth it, and reposition it as required before it sets.

Using a special combination of ingredients mild enough for even prolonged skin exposure, this is the formula of Sugru we recommend for creative and craft uses, as well as fixes that involve extended contact with your skin. This pack is the family-safe version, so it’s ideal for little fingers too.

Nb. The above items were sent for the purpose of this gift guide.