Elf on the Shelf seems to be a tradition that's really taken off in the UK. If you fancy joining in with the idea, then you can get cheaper Elves from Argos. They look different from those original Elf on the Shelf Toys but are much less money-wise. The Santa's Little Helper is just £3.49
The Santa's Little Helper is an aid to get your little monkeys to behave from now until Christmas. Basically, it watches them and reports back to Santa.
This particular "little helper" comes with it's own box with a door. There are stickers to put on the door for each day of Advent.
Santa's Little Helper is 34cm tall.
Kids love waking up to see what the "Elf" has been up to and it's up to you to put him into a scene or make him look like he/she has been up to no good over night.
You can Reserve and Collect the Santa's Little Helper for FREE from an Argos store near you or pay £3.95 to have it delivered to your front door.