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Looking for Elf on the Shelf gifts for your little ones? We share 12 fun ideas for a special hello gift your elf can deliver as they arrive.

Elf On The Shelf Gifts 2022

As Elfie returns to join the crew, it can be fun for them to bring a little something for your children to mark the beginning of advent.

Perhaps your elf delivers the advent calendars or arrives with a message for the family (check out our free printable welcome back poem here).  But this can also be a lovely opportunity to add a little extra magic to a festive treat and set up an activity or tradition for the coming weeks.

Of course any advent treat will do the job perfectly.   But we’ve included a few of our favourite suggestions for elf on the shelf gifts in case you need a little helping hand.

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Mamas and Papas Reindeer Plush

Cuddly Christmas Pal

Utterly irresistible, this super soft cuddly reindeer from Mamas and Papas will more than make up for the no-touch rule for Elfies!

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Christmas Mad Libs Book

Christmas Mad Libs

Always hysterical and perfect for multi-generational groups of any size, this Christmas Mad Libs word game is always a winner.

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Stackable Pancake Co Christmas Tree Pancake Kit

Pancake Christmas Tree

Why not have your elf make a special Christmas breakfast delivery? Add to a North Pole Breakfast or enjoy later in the countdown. This adorable Christmas tree pancake kit from the Stackable Pancake Co is spot on!

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Elf on the Shelf Gifts - Tickets For Christmas Activity

Tickets For Activities

Planning a surprise festive outing?  Why not have a big reveal from Elfie as they arrive?  Perfect for trips to see Santa, visit light trails, ice rinks or going on a Christmas train ride!

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North Pole Breakfast Ideas

Welcome your elf in style with this breakfast-to-end-all breakfasts!  We’ve got ideas, inspiration and recipes galore…

Emma Bridgewater Christmas Jumper Personalised Half Pint Mug

Christmas Mug

The perfect addition to your North Pole Breakfast celebrations, or indeed a Hot Chocolate station, this Christmas Jumper mug from Emma Bridgewater will be used for years to come (& £5 of each sale goes to Save The Children as well!)

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Twist & Sprout Christmas Game

Christmas Game

We love the idea of Elfie arriving with a new Christmas game in tow! There’s any number of fabulous festive games available. Twist and Sprout’s a great choice when you’re entertaining a crowd!

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Crayon Box Father Christmas Crayons

Christmas Crayons

We can’t resist these fabulous Christmas crayons by Crayon Box. Perfect for writing and decorating a letter to Santa!

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The Christmas Carrolls 2 - The Christmas Competition

Christmas Book

Whether it’s a novel to enjoy over the whole month or the ritual of a new book for the Book Advent Calendar each year, you can’t go wrong with this classic gift. Check out our pick of the bunch with Christmas books for babies to tweens.

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Elf Arrival Letter

Click below to grab your free printable elf arrival poem and help Elfie share their excitement in returning to join you all!

Heart Advent Calendar

Christmas Escape Game Puzzle

Ideal for any treasure hunt / puzzle loving children! Help Head Elf Bernard send a special Christmas message in this festive escape room style challenge from Puzzle Post. Aimed at 6-9 year olds, it’s a fabulous elf delivery … especially as you write or record the message to be uncovered!

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This Is Nessie Advent Candle

Advent Candle

Elf on the Shelf gifts don’t come much easier than an advent candle but that’s 24 evenings of candlelit dinners right there! We love these super cute designs by This Is Nessie.

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Selfie Craft Co Countdown To Christmas Pyjamas

Colour In Pyjamas

A classic and one of the most perfect elf on the shelf gifts! Get the most out of those Christmas jammies when Elfie delivers them at the beginning of the month. And Selfie Craft Co have taken the Christmas PJ to the next level with these countdown to Christmas colour-in pyjamas. Perfect for keeping little hands busy!

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Baking Time Club Christmas Pickle

Christmas Pickle

Christmas is full of traditions .. and few more quirky that than of the Christmas Pickle! Read all about it here and then have your elf deliver a pickle for your tree! It makes for a fabulous game of festive hide & seek.

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We do hope you’ve found these ideas for elf on the shelf gifts useful.  What other ideas have you got in mind for Elfie? Do let us know in the comments below!

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