When it comes to stocking fillers, I don’t think satsumas really cut it anymore.
I’m determined to sneak a couple in with my sons’ assorted booty this Christmas Eve, mostly for tradition’s sake, but I don’t expect they’ll be overwhelmed with gratitude.
So where do you go for affordable stocking fillers that won’t break the bank but don’t compromise on quality either?
Look no further than the Great Little Trading Co. Established 11 years ago, they've won the Best Children’s Catalogue award at the UK’s mail order industry awards three years in a row. They specialise in sourcing useful, unusual children's toys, treats and even furniture from around the UK and further afield, and pride themselves on excellent customer service and speedy, reliable delivery. Best of all, they have a range of little gifts and games that make perfect stocking fillers, and each one’s a bargain at under £10:
My 4 year old is especially fond of the Pop to the Shops game, which he first encountered at school where they use it as a fun way of getting to grips with numeracy. Personally I love the funky paint brushes and want a blackboard name plaque of my own. There's even an interactive section on the website for kids to enjoy.
So why not slip something educational, fun and affordable into this year's stockings? Along with the sneaky satsuma, of course.