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Looking for an Elf on the Shelf gift for your little ones? We share 16 fun ideas for a special hello gift your elf can deliver as they arrive.

2021 Elf on the Shelf Gifts

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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Jellycat Amuseables Yule Log

Cuddly Christmas Treat

Utterly irresistible, these cuddly Christmas icons care of Jellycat Amuseables will more than make up for the no-touch rule for Elfies!

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Eat Sleep Doodle Colour In Stocking

Colour-in Stocking

EatSleepDoodle’s gorgeous colour-in stocking will add extra excitement to the arrival of these important items as well as an activity to keep little hands busy.  Win win!

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This Is Nessie Family Christmas Pyjamas

Christmas Pyjamas!

A classic and one of the most perfect elf on the shelf gifts!  We love this personalisable family set from This Is Nessie!

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Organised Chaos With Kids Mini Fairy Play Kit

Playdough Play Kit

Organised Chaos With Kids’ beautiful organic sensory playdough is elevated to another level of fun with this mini fairy playkit set.

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Started thinking about gifts?  We’ve got suggestions for everyone from babies & toddlers to children and your Mum friends!  Not forgetting our furry pet friends too! 

For the complete list of guides, click here.

This Is Nessie Personalised Penguin Wooden Ornament

Christmas Tree Ornament

What about if Elfie brings a new decoration for the Christmas Tree.  We think these cheerful penguin designs by This Is Nessie are rather cute!

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Emma Bridgewater Christmas Celebration Mug

Christmas Mugs

The perfect addition to your North Pole Breakfast celebrations, or indeed a Hot Chocolate station, this Christmas Celebration mug by Emma Bridgewater comes in a smaller size for little hands too.

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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…

Rotten Sprouts Game

Christmas Game

We love the idea of Elfie arriving with a new Christmas game in tow!  Rotten Sprouts is a great festive twist on the classic game of picture pairs.

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Christmas Mad Libs

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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Heart Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

As we said, why don’t you hand over presentation of the advent calendars to Elfie to give them an extra sprinkle of North Pole magic?!

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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 polar express!

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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!

Dotty Fish Leather Snowman Shoes

Cosy Little Shoes

How adorable are these?!  Comfy cosy soft leather shoes from Dotty Fish, designed especially for little feet (up to children’s size 9) in a whole range of festive styles and extremely well priced.

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Jolly Festive Reindeer Food

Magical Reindeer Food

Get the children stuck into an activity straight away when your elf brings the ingredients for reindeer food with them!  Check out our wildlife-friendly recipe and free printable poem labels.

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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 new designs for 2021 by This Is Nessie.

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BakedIn Gingerbread House Kit

Gingerbread House Kit

The perfect December lazy afternoon activity; this gingerbread house kit by BakedIn has done much of the work for you.  So get baking and have some fun!

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Gift Ideas For Children

Click below to check out our favourite gift ideas for children this Christmas!

Crayon Box 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

A 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!  For a 2021 option, we can’t recommend The Christmas Carrolls highly enough!

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