Montessori stocking fillers

A member of my Montessori FB group asked recently for ideas of gifts under £10.

If stocking stuffers or fillers is a tradition in your family, here are some Montessori inspired gifts for under £10. These would be the perfect gifts for birthday goodie bags too. I have chosen these gifts as they allow your child to explore the real world through hands-on and purposeful activities.

By the way, this year, we have created a box of Montessori activities for Christmas! Have a look here.

In no particular order, here are my choices: (click on the picture to go to the link) 



A crinkle cutter is so useful for toddlers and preschoolers. Allow them to help in the kitchen!

A lacing board:

These Rock crayons are perfect for little hands, also natural, ecological and produced in the United States:

Ladybirds’ game was my daughter’s first board game. She was only 2 years old and we played with it for many years.

Another favourite board game here: The Orchard by Haba. A cooperative board game.


Stickers are always a great hit. These ones are reusable and it’s about Air, land, and water!

A set of wooden stamps.

4 wooden puzzles.

Explore colour with this colour paddle.

I remember having a water whistle bird! I loved it! I’m buying one for each of my children this year.

A French knitting doll. A little confession: I still don’t know how to use it!

A big horseshoe magnet! That will keep your little one busy on Christmas day, he will try to find objects that are magnetic all day long!

This iron-filling pad will go well with the magnet above!

Wooden letters instead of a large moveable alphabet.

A set of lacing cards

The Montessori bead stairs

A see-through water can

A child-size spray. Let them help you!


Matching letters and words game

We have recently received the Go find it as a gift. I take it on our walk with the dog and we have fun finding objects and natural elements according to the cards. Furry is the easy one as we have our dog with us every time!

A life cycle!

This bracelet is, in fact, a compass and a magnifying glass!

Another game from my own childhood and that will be one of my children’s gifts too! I want to pass this game to them as I loved it so much!

A spirograph kit!

I hope you will find those gift ideas useful!

Here are my other Gift lists: a clutter-free Christmas list, Best gifts for babies, Non-toys Montessori gifts, Favourite Montessori toys


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About the Author Carine Robin

Carine Robin has a Master’s Degree in Psychology, specialising in child psychology. She worked for various social services in her home country of Belgium, before moving to Ireland in 2006. It was there that she started working in a nursery and discovered Montessori education. After having her first child, her passion for the philosophy grew and she qualified as a Montessori teacher and managed a preschool. Carine has been running a Montessori based parents and toddler group and coaching families for 9 years. She now also runs an online group for over 14000 parents, sharing her knowledge and passion with people from around the world. In 2018, Carine realised families needed more support and launched her popular online parenting courses and monthly subscription boxes, full of personally designed Montessori materials.