Christmas Toy Guide

Stocking Fillers and Gifts under £20 for Children : A guide to our favourites for Christmas 2023

With the festive season just around the corner, it's never too
early to start planning for the joyous occasion. Whether you're a parent,
grandparent, aunt, uncle, or simply someone looking to make a child's Christmas
extra special, this blog is here to inspire you with a curated collection of
affordable presents that are sure to bring a smile to any little one's face.

We understand that finding the perfect gift can sometimes be a
challenge, especially when you're on a budget. That's why we've scoured the
market to handpick a selection of stocking fillers and gifts that are not only
affordable but also high in quality and entertainment value. From classic toys
to educational games, from whimsical accessories to creative crafts, we've got
something for every child's unique interests and preferences.

We'll cover a wide range of interests, including arts and
crafts, science and discovery, sports and outdoor play, and much more. No
matter the child's passions or hobbies, we've got you covered with our diverse
selection of affordable gifts that are guaranteed to bring joy and excitement
on Christmas morning.

So, join us as we embark on a journey to discover the best
stocking fillers and gifts under £20 for children this Christmas!

Giving Consciously

Popular Themes and Trends for Children's Gifts In 2023

We've been around for a few years now and the key themes we have seen over the last few years continue to be at the forefront of people's minds when buying for Christmas 2023 too. Consumers are continuing to demand high-quality, thoughtful and functional toys that will last. They are expecting retailers to focus on brands that have strong eco credentials and ethos that puts the child's experience of fun and learning at the centre of their products.

As a mother, these values are important to me, which means as a business owner they remain top of my list when looking at brands to stock this Christmas and have been at the forefront of my mind when choosing my favourite stocking fillers and gifts under £20 for children.

Small But Mighty

Toys and Games Under £20

Finding a quality toy for £20 or which is suitable as a stocking filler might feel like quite an ask, but thankfully some of our favourite toy brands have delivered some brilliant offerings for Christmas 2023.

One of our top tips for stocking fillers is adding to their collection of small animal figures, usually retailing from around £6.99 they are a great way to expand an existing collection without breaking the bank. Our range of Bumbu wooden figures is a great place to start.

If your child is developing a love of pretend play then Little Dutch do an excellent range of wooden shop accessories such as their weighing scales and cash register that are sure to deliver hours of fun for under £20.

Whether it is for a baby or child choosing an engaging, fun and educational toy for under £20 should not be a challenge. When it comes to the smallest member of the family finding a baby toy for under £20 could not be easier. Our favourite brands include Natruba, Petit Boum, Mushie and Bezisa - each of these brands speicalise in beautiful teethers, rattels and sensory bottles that are both useful and stylish, take a look at our three favouriet below.

Our favourite baby toys for under £20

Petit Boum - Sensory Bottle

Look, shake … and listen! As simple and as effective as that. The small objects in the Petit Boum sound bottle series are a real sight for the little ones. Auditory stimulation, especially important in the first year of life of babies, is added to the visual identification of the pieces contained.

Mushie - Paint Press Toy

Mushie's fun press toy is inspired by art and paint palettes and is perfect for little hands to hold. The toy promotes fine motor skills and encourages sensory exploration with paint bubbles that can be pushed and popped. The bubbles are made of food-grade silicone with a frame made from food-grade ABS plastic in a simple design. This sensory toy provides endless hours of fun for the little ones.  

Bezisa - Wooden Baby Rattle

We love this simple, neutral wooden rattle from Scandinavian brand Bezisa. Each one is lovingly made by by hand and features natural wooden beads and two wooden teething rings meaning your baby will be kept busy by the textures and shapes of this wooden rattle.

For The Little Creator

Creative and Artistic Gifts For Stockings and Under £20

Creative and art gifts are always perfect for Christmas, apart from their ability to encourage creativity they often help slow our children down and play in a mindful way. Our Moulin Roty range includes a beautifully boxed flower press as well as colouring crayons and water paints. Perfect for both gifts under £20 and also stocking fillers.

Free Spirits Unite

Outdoor and Active Gifts

Encouraging movement, play and fun ticks all of the boxes when trying to choose a toy this Christmas. The range of Little Dutch outdoor toys is perfect for both indoors and outdoors whilst not breaking the bank! Their range of toys under £20 are durable, easy to play with and perfect for taking indoors or on a picnic for a fun day out.

We recommend taking a look at the Little Dutch range for more gifts and toys under £20 this Christmas.


We hope that we have helped showcase some of our favourite toys and gifts that are suitable as stocking fillers or for gifts under £20. We can promise you that by test-riding many of these brands ourselves over the last few years in our own home that they are durable, fun and reliable come summer or winter and they will make perfect gifts to gift to much loved family members this Christmas.

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