Buying big ticket items for toddlers are easy, however it can be a struggle to find things that are small but not going to be a choking hazard. Here are our top suggestions for toddler friendly things to pop into your child’s stocking this Christmas

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Socks: You can’t go wrong with a pair of socks, everyone needs some socks. You could make these Christmas friendly and opt for ones with penguins or a snowman on them or simply get some plain ones that can be worn throughout the following year. 

Christmas snap: A simple game for developing minds- snap is an easy concept for toddlers to grasp and a game that can be played with once all the other presents are opened. 

Treats: You can gift them chocolate, however if you are looking to keep them fairly healthy over Christmas, oaty bars, pressed fruit sweets and no salt crisps are better for your little one than sugar.

Bath toys: Bath toys are small and something your toddler can enjoy all year round- things like a rubber duck, foam shapes and bath crayons will make bath time even more fun in the New Year. 

A small book: This could be on first words, the alphabet, numbers, shapes or even a blank notebook that you can take out and about with you to keep them entertained in restaurants, cafes and on car journeys.   

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Mini jigsaw: These can be found in garden centres and online and make a great stocking filler because it’s the gift that keeps on giving once all the other toys have lost their appeal. 

Tree decoration: Your little one can place this on the tree on Christmas morning- just when they thought all the decorating was over and done with! 

A ball: A simple toy that has stood the test of time- the humble ball. You can get it in a Christmassy design or opt for something more neutral that can be thrown around the house for the rest of the year to come. 

A small toy: A wooden car, train or figurine are instant hits with toddlers because they fit in the palm of their hands and can be easily carried around with them if they become attached! 

A toddler tape measure: Yes they do exist! These are great fun for little ones because they make a satisfying sound when they pull out the tape and wind it back up.

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I am the first to admit that I can get a bit carried away when it comes to buying things for my daughter. When I look back at last Christmas, not everything we bought her was a sensible purchase and consequently not all of it was played with or used… to read more click HERE   

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