Stocking Fillers and Ideas for Children

The Polar Post Shop sold out in an instant, so we asked founder Charlotte Wood to share a few of the things she has her eye on for children this year:

Christmas calls for dressing up and a bit of sparkle. This Moon & Stars Tutu is perfect for twirling and looks as though it’s been made by the Sugar Plum Fairy herself, £70 from Fable Heart:

 

Guaranteed ours will not end up looking this pretty but I’m looking forward to making this gingerbread house with the children on Christmas Eve. DIY gingerbread house kit £35 from Biscuiteers:

Playing with light and shadows at Christmas is something my children love doing. Peter Pan Hand Shadow Game £15 from Benjamin Pollocks Toyshop:

I love a good advent calendar and am always on the lookout. This one caught my eye, I love the idea of placing stars over the numbers in a countdown to Christmas and then having it as a wall hanging beyond the celebrations. Reusable Polar Bear Advent Calendar £59 from Kettle of Fish Designs:

I’ve tried a lot of hot chocolates. A lot. This is my favourite. Hot Chocolate Caddy £10.50 from Betty’s:

Don’t make the school boy error of wrapping stocking presents in the same paper as presents under the tree. I always try and find something distinctive that can only have come from the North Pole like this Festive Penguin Wrapping paper (forest friendly) £5.50 from Selfridges:

A few Schleich animals always find their way into my children’s stockings. Toys come and go in our household but their love of a schleich animal, and the imaginative games they spark, stands the test of time. Giraffe, £6.99 from Schleich:

A little nod to an extraordinary year that has undoubtedly asked much of children everywhere, a rainbow, £62 from Mama Owl

This is my favourite illustration by Claire Fletcher from our book A Time for Magic. It encapsulates the pure magic and wonder of this time of year. A small print run has been made available, £60 from Made in Hastings:

Every stocking needs a teddy poking out of it, this polar bear from Steiff is one of the very best, soft and squishy but classic steiff, he has friend for life written all over him. Nanouk Polar Bear £89 from Steiff

If you’d like to order a Letter from Santa from Polar Post please allow 3 weeks’ lead time. The new book, A Time for Magic, with illustrations by Claire Fletcher is available here.

— Daisy Allsup
11th November 2020