Christmas stocking fillers

Montessori stocking fillers

Dec 6, 2023 - Christmas , Montessori , Recommendations - By Carine Robin

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 very useful for toddlers and preschoolers. Allow them to help in the kitchen!
Joie Kitchen Gadgets Crinkle Cutter, Silver, UK 6.2 x 1.5 x 0.8 inches
Legler Threading Board Preschool Learning Toy
  • Ladybirds’ game was my daughter’s first board game. She was only 2 years old and we played with it for many years.
Orchard Toys The Game of Ladybirds, Counting & Memory Educational Toys and Games, Perfect for Children Aged 3-7, Perfect for Preschoolers
HABA Little Orchard
Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Books for 3+ Year Olds, Habitats & Nature Sticker Book, Plane Activities For Toddlers, Kids Travel Activity Packs, Childrens Books Age 3-4 Years
  • A set of wooden stamps. An alternative currently available is a set of dinosaur stamps.
Melissa & Doug Baby Zoo Animals Wooden Stamp Set: 8 Stamps and 4-Color Stamp Pad
Melissa & Doug Vehicle Puzzles in a Box | Puzzles | Wooden Toy | 3+ | Gift for Boy or Girl
Learning Resources Colour Paddles

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

TOYANDONA 2Pcs Water Bird Whistle- Musical Bird Call Whistle Warbling Whistles for Kids Adults Ceramic Noisemaker Toys for Birthday Easter Party Favors
SES French knitting set
  • 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!
Learning Resources Giant Children's Mighty Magnet (Single).
Iron Filings Pad
Creation Station CS3745 Wooden Lower Case Letters, Natural Wood
Creation Station CW7531 Transport Large, Flexible Shapes, 4 Colours and 4 Threading Laces, Multicolor for 36 Months and above
Coloured Beads Stair
Small Clear Watering Can
Ravensburger My First ABC Educational Games for Kids Age 4 Years Up - Ideal for Early Learning, Alphabet, Reading and Spelling
  • 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!
gofindit -the original outdoor nature scavenger hunt card game for kids and families | ages 3+ | travel pocket game
Life Cycle Stages Ladybug
Learning Resources GeoSafari Wearable Adventure Tools - Wrist Band
  • 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!
Cat's Cradle (Klutz): A Book of String Figures
Spirograph Design Set, Multicolor, One Size (SP101)
  • 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 is a qualified and experienced Montessori teacher and founder of The Montessori Family. With over 15 years of experience, Carine offers a blend of professional insight and personal understanding as a mother of two and qualified child psychologist. Inspired by the success of her Montessori subscription box, she created The Montessori Family to provide a comprehensive resource for parents and teachers globally. This platform aims to support child growth and well-being through curated educational activities. Additionally, Carine maintains the UK's most popular Montessori blog and administers the largest Montessori UK Facebook group, making her a central figure in the Montessori community.

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