Are you stuck for inspiration for your tween? Thinking of little bits to fill a Christmas stocking can sometimes be difficult, so I enlisted some help from my own tween. Here are funky stocking filler ideas for tweens that they really, really want!
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Hopefully your tween still believes in Santa so a well-stuffed stocking is part of the excitement of Christmas Day morning. Here are some suggestions to inspire you for your stuffing efforts!
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Funky Stocking Filler Ideas For Tweens
Older Colouring Books
Colouring books continue to be popular for all ages, with lots more options for older children and adults. You could choose mindfulness colouring, or others themed to Roald Dahl, Harry Potter and more.
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Stationery and Pens
My tween LOVES stationery. Anything from notepads to Sharpies and Fineline markers. Gel Pens or Scentos are high on the list too. Available online and in-store from school suppliers and local stationery shops.
Vouchers are always popular. For their favourite shop or shopping centre, online retailer, phone credit, or an iTunes voucher (which you can never have enough off apparently!).
A Joke Toy
Make them giggle with a joke toy like a whoopee cushion or plastic spider.
A Deck of Cards
A Puzzle Toy
Something like a mini Rubix Cube, juggling balls, Sudoku cube or travel version of games like Connect 4, Solitaire, or Battleship.
One from their favourite game or tv series.
My tween loves popping candy or fizzy sticks.
A Novelty Key-Ring
One to hang on their school bag or coat.
Bath or shower goodies e.g. shower gel or bath bombs.
The latest by their favourite author.
A Money Box
Something to pop coins in and encourage saving up for their holidays or next big wish.
A Mini Jigsaw Puzzle
My tween loves cats and would be delighted with this set of 12 Mini Jigsaw Puzzles of Kittens.
Tickets For An Experience
Tickets for something like ice-skating, cinema, bowling or a voucher for their favourite café, (so they can go with a friend and you can sit at another table or leave them entirely)!
Christmas socks or else some fluffy or slipper socks for around the house.
A Notebook or Journal
Perfect for doodles and thoughts. Unicorns are still popular, and this is a nice journal available on Amazon.co.uk.
A bedtime pass or a chore pass so they can stay up a bit later or pass on their chores when they present their pass to you.
A Promises Cheque Book
Make a little book up with promises for things like a trip to the cinema, trip to café, lift to school, afternoon shopping, ice-skating trip, bowling trip etc.
Tuck in a sachet of hot chocolate or a hot chocolate stirrer and some marshmallows.
Christmas Ornament or Decoration
Something they can hang on the tree and then enjoy in years to come.
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Have your say! Do you have any other funky stocking filler ideas for tweens? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!