10 of the best stocking fillers

December 5, 2016


With Christmas around the corner (and those letters to Santa no doubt en route to the North Pole), it’s time to think about what to fill your little ones’ stockings with. I’ve teamed up with new online shop Kidore, based here in Dubai and founded by fellow mum Ayshwarya Chari, to make sure you don’t overspend, and they get some fab surprises on Christmas morning.


This new website features toys, games, accessories, stationery and more, with everything (yes, everything) under Dhs100. Click on the product name to shop right now, with cash payment when your order arrives at your door.

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  1. A wild scarf

Mini fashionistas will love this zebra print infinity scarf (Dhs50), complete with multi-coloured pom-poms. You might want to borrow it too…


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  1. Let it snow!


We’re not going to have a white Christmas here in the desert, but with sachets of the awesome Gelli Snow powder (Dhs30) you can create your very own (fake) snowstorm in the bathtub. Just add water. Best of all, there are no irritants or preservatives, and it won’t stain.


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  1. A super 3D puzzle


A 72-piece 3D puzzle (Dhs75) of their favourite Justice League characters should keep superhero fans occupied for hours. Available in Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and more. Suitable for over 8s.

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  1. Soccer stationery


Perfect for football fans who need to be tempted off the pitch and towards their homework, these four soccer ball erasers (Dhs25) by Tinc even have a lovely fruity smell.


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  1. Colourful mini stamps


Let your kids get in on the emoji craze without having to buy them a smartphone with these washable stamps by Crayola (Dhs24). There are eight designs, from hearts to paw prints, in a range of colours, plus a pen at the other end for drawing. And they’re washable. Phew.

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  1. Baby’s first shape sorter


This shape sorting and stacking bucket (Dhs49) by Playgro encourages sensory development and play, with 17 pieces to explore. Mix and match, stack, sort and learn, at home and outdoors.


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  1. Colour changing Hot Wheels


A must for mini motorheads, Hot Wheels Color Shifting cars (Dhs15) change colour when dunked in water – just submerge in warm water for a whole new paint job! Then splash with cold to transform again. Collect them all, swap, race and play.


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  1. Fun paper clips


As a stationery fan, I really want these! Available in a range of designs, with dogs, penguins and planes, these paperclips by Tinc (Dhs21 for a pack of 12) will add some quirk and colour to your teen’s desk.


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  1. Mini dollies 


These little dolls are so sweet, and at only Dhs11 each, they’re perfect for collecting. Your child can play with them in a dolls house, have a tea party, tell you all about their different personalities and clothing, and make up stories about them. Endless fun with tiny characters.


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  1. The DIY picture and frame


With pre-cut wooden pieces, six paint colours and a string frame, this sweet little owl picture (Dhs48) will encourage your little artist to create a totally unique artwork that’s ready to be displayed as soon as it’s dry. Work together on a design, or let them go wild with a paintbrush.


Written with the support of Kidore.


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