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#1 fruitbat72

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:50 PM

I need ideas for stocking fillers for a 10 and 6 year old girl - preferably useful and less than $10 each

They are getting their big presents from us - why should Santa get the credit?


Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

Smiggle pencil
Smiggle eraser
Smiggle sketch pad
Earplugs (if they have something to use them for)
Small Torch (picked up a couple yesterday from KMart for under $10)
Coloured pencils
A pack of cards

#3 MotherClucker

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:25 PM

hair tyes
an orange
some lollies

#4 CatMumma

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:31 PM

Smiggle stuff
Diaries with a lock
Colouring in pencils

Or you could go to go lo and buy one that has stuff in them already for under $10.

#5 gemgirl

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:31 PM

My Mum always did things like soap, toothpaste, undies, pens etc. Stuff we'd use through the year

#6 Carmen02

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

I went to the $2 shop my 10yr old DD's getting pencils, pens, bouncy balls, hair ties, hair clips, lollies, ear rings, small christmas decoration (she loves a new one every year to put on the tree) and a couple of books

#7 JustBeige

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

We do the same.  Mainly so they dont ask Santa for a pony.

Over the years we have put into their Santa Sacks
pavement chalk
colour books
a ream of copy paper (they were driving me nuts stealing mine)
easy felt sewing kits
lots of random craft kits and things to do from the $2 shops
fluffy toys
swimming goggles
beach towels
beach toys

We also do a separate lolly bag that they knitted themselves.    We all get one actually.

Edited by JustBeige, 05 December 2012 - 08:23 PM.

#8 Crinkle cut

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:15 PM

I bought tubes of water balloons with an easy-fill tap attachment and some of those foam things you suck water into then squirt at people for both my kids.  Ds also has 2 skylander figurines and dd has a mascara and a dress.  I'll add mini packets of tiny teddies and shapes as well - they take up more space per weight than most chocolate bars and lollies so I can get away with less of them and still make the stocking look full :-)

Chalk and a ball for handball is a good one if you have a patio or driveway they can play on.

Edited by ~maryanne~, 05 December 2012 - 08:16 PM.

#9 Julie3Girls

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:23 PM

Hair things (amazing how hair bands seem to vanish, we are really in need of a new stash)
Pretty shower cap
Bath/Shower gel
Hairbrush (must go to the same place as the hair bands???)
Colouring books
Stationary stuff/coloured pencils/textas etc.  (Something from smiggle goes down well, BUT you can also get funky stationary even from Big W, for a lot less $$$)
Lip balm/lip smackers (I get multipacks and split them between the girls)
Glittery nail polish
Suntan lotion
pool stuff
water pistol/squirters
pretty undies/singlets
Prety plastic cup/mug which I might throw some lollies in
Book to read
Toy of some sort - beanie kid, Littlest pet shop, small barbie etc.
Things with their names on it - hairbrush, keyring, pen, stickers etc
Tennis balls, frisbee
Ribbon wand


Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:39 AM

Julie - you always have great lists! original.gif

#11 chookpea

Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:45 AM

Sorry to hijack.  Any suggestions for boys?  I have a 4 year old and he's got enough cars to last him a while!

#12 Broxie

Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:54 AM

Chookpea- my list for a 3 year old boy is
Some mr. Men books
Nightmare before Christmas DVD
The Lorax DVD
Bucket and spade
Sandpit toys
Playdoh accessories
Cake mix, dinosaur shaped muffin pan and some funky coloured sprinkles
Craft supplies
Dinosaurs love underpants book
The dinosaur who pooped Christmas book

#13 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:10 PM

Maybe a bit on the big side size wise, but I bought a badminton set for $10 in BigW this morning.

#14 Broxie

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:11 PM

Try saying 'bit on the big side size wise' 5 times fast.

#15 Julie3Girls

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:11 PM

Any suggestions for boys? I have a 4 year old and he's got enough cars to last him a while

a lot of the stuff on my list can be for a boy
- you can get bubble bath in toy story and Cars brands
- new colouring stuff can be great for boys and girls, just maybe not the "prettier" stuff
- licensed underwear in whatever character/show/movie he is interested in
- beach stuff - buckets and spades
- ball to kick around the back yard - takes up lots of space in a stocking as well original.gif

#16 NunSoFeral

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:17 PM

I got some art shed stuff - from stocking stuffers under $5.00

Love the air dried little clay googly-eye critter sets.

Although I bought for four kids, so this offset the postage which I think was around 6.50.
They have really quick post, too.

#17 SuboptimallyPooks

Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:21 PM

I got some really cute stationery stuff from Coles recently, great price too.

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