Luxury & Affordable Stocking Fillers for Under £20

Stocking fillers are the perfect way to cram in additional seasonal excitement and aid your child’s development over the holiday season. With so many toy variations, it can be difficult to make sure you grab the perfect gift that ticks all the boxes for Santa’s little helpers. Join the Jaques team as we uncover the best top 20 stocking fillers that are not only affordable but are beautifully crafted. Even we can't believe they are all under £20!


Art Set for Kids

Beautiful set with lovely apron. Lots for my grandsons to use. I’m over the moon. Plus, beautifully packaged.” – Jane

Uncover unlimited arts and crafts sessions with our ultimate paint set this festive season. With a comprehensive selection of stampers, rollers and sponges the creations are endless. Developed by teachers; this set is essential to keep toddlers both occupied and educated this Christmas holiday.


Junior Snakes & Ladders

Great quality wooden board, the pieces come with a bag for storage. Very pleased with my purchase“- Emilia

This beautifully crafted double-sided board game will be a showstopper at many Christmases to come. This holiday gift will bring merry mathematics to the holiday season by helping children learn number recognition and counting skills. Not only will it aid your child’s fine motor skills, but it will create countless memories - making this colourful and engaging developmental game a must.


Wooden Noah’s Ark

This toy is fabulous, and my grandchild just loves it. I love all the wooden animals and characters. Loads of fun and made so well“ - Anita

With the help of this engaging two-story Noah's Ark, you can let your child's creativity run free this holiday season. This interactive hand-crafted toy is essential for the holidays with limitless ways to play and provoking endless curiosity levels. Incorporate traditional tales with your child’s creativity to develop your own stories about the world around us - using this as a visual stimulus to unleash endless imagination.


Cat Stacking Toy

These are the perfect toys for open-ended play as well as for stacking. Lovely tactile cat figures with so many possibilities!– Jess

These crazy Christmas cats are the perfect stocking filler. Ideal for both independent and collaborative play, these lightweight and robust wooden stacking toys are the ideal educational gift for children to receive. Your child will develop recognition for colours, learn about animals, and establish a sense of wonder for the world around them thanks to the vibrant and brilliant colours used on these handcrafted toys. 


Hammering Bench

Well made, very colourful, very sturdy and suitable for boys or girls.”Daphne

This Montessori toy is the perfect addition to your toddler's toy collection and is a great gift for little learners. This hammering bench toy, wrapped in Jaques' distinctive luxury gift packaging and offering benefits for sight, touch, and sound, will steal the show this Christmas. Receiving a bright and durable toy isn't the only benefit; the improvement of your child’s hand-eye coordination and accuracy tops the list. 


Wooden Tractor

Another beautiful, fantastic quality and long-term play value toy from Jaques. My 2-year-old granddaughter loves it. The presentation can't be beaten, lovely box and ribbon.” – Sue

Get festive this year with your favourite farmyard friends. With a carefree Christmas cow, a funky festive farmer and a peaceful piglet pal, this toy tractor set is essential for creativity and self-expression this Holiday. Hand crafted and wrapped in the Jaques of London traditional gift paper, this present sings luxury as loud as Christmas Carolers.


Threading Beads

Creativity, fine motor skills and concentration...all in a gorgeous little wooden box! Beautifully packaged and educational fun– Sandra

Packaged in a durable lightweight wooden box, this threading beads set is the perfect toy for your toddler to unwrap this Winter. Your little learner will be able to independently indulge in endless experiments with this colourful Christmas gift. With limitless combinations, this gift will provide your child with complete creative freedom to explore colours and patterns.



“Quality – from packaging to product. A beautiful gift to bring music to a baby.“– Louise

Add a Xylophone to your little ones' stocking this Xmas. Lovingly handcrafted, this Montessori toy allows your child to express their creativity through this premium quality design with labelled keys. Allow your child to express their creativity while they experiment with the sense of sound and produce triumphant tunes of their own.


Kids Construction Bench

Learning through play at its best. For the young ones in your life, a safe, colourful way to role play.” – Rita

With the Jaques of London Wooden Tool Bench - Construction Toy, your little learner can compete with Santa's elves. This construction toy, like all our other wooden toys for toddlers, is expertly crafted using smooth, sturdy, and lightweight wood for small hands. By hammering and tightening screws, let Santa's favourite helpers strengthen their mathematical skills and take ownership of fine motor skills. 


Gear Puzzle

What can I say, another fab product from a lovely company, my little grandson loves these cogs and really enjoys the interactive nature of them. Best toys ever! - Sarah

Jaques of London Lets Play Gear puzzle ensures the cogs are turning the right way for a stress-free and successful Christmas. With no batteries and easy assembly, this Montessori puzzle doubles as a learning toy. Providing children with the confidence to test new ideas and experiment independently, this gift is a must to develop problem-solving skills and patience.


Colourful Tumble Tower

A great variation on the usual game. Hours of fun and great quality. Love the bag to keep the blocks in- April

A modern twist on a traditional classical game essential this festive season, these bright multi-coloured blocks are the ideal Montessori toy with the freedom to learn and play. The traditional Jaques of London packaging and shape of this gift make the perfect stocking filler. The added images of animals make for a unique and engaging product to keep the little ones entertained and, thanks to the versatile nature of these blocks, with endless ways to play.


Count and stack

Fantastic toy. Beautifully made and great value for money- Katana

Jaques of London Learn to Count Number game is made from sustainable wood like all our products. Allow your child to learn and develop essential motor skills this Christmas by stuffing their stocking full of numbers and many educational lessons! Designed by teachers to ensure the highest level of education possible, this colourful game is lightweight, portable and robust.


Chinese Checkers

Beautifully made, great quality & lovely bold colours. Not to mention good value for money! Would definitely recommend”- Ellie

This traditional game of Chinese checkers shines as brightly as a peppermint candy cane thanks to its lovely gloss finish. With up to 6 players, this makes the ideal stocking filler for that family member you don't know what to give and spreads holiday cheer to all those who play.


Vegetable Board

Excellent wooden product with the halves connecting neatly by magnet. It is great for encouraging shape sorting, colour and pattern matching, vegetable naming and knife skills.”- Ali

Allow your little learner to get involved with the Christmas cooking this December and create their own festive feast. This realistic vegetable board will allow your child to not only step into Christmas but character too with this fantastic stimulus for imaginative play. Packaged in the signature gift wrap; from initially pulling it out of their stocking on Christmas morning to applying in the kitchen when they are older, this is the gift that keeps on giving.


Double Reward Chart

Really high-quality reward chart with realistic tasks. This is going to last us years and can be passed down as my children grow out of the concept of a reward chart!”- Lucy

Approved by teachers, reinforce behaviour management practices your children are exposed to at school throughout the holidays - maximising the impact of the reward chart. Ensure your little ones stay on the nice list with this positive reinforcement and responsibility reward chart. Completely reusable this sustainable chart will be utilised for years to come and is a gift that keeps on giving.


Gem Art Kit

Lovely little set that is simple to use and produces beautiful results. Very rewarding for little ones to complete- Jackie

Allow your child to shine as bright as the Star on your Christmas tree this festive season! With 11 gem stickers to decorate and a collection of gems corresponding to each design, this is another fantastic Jaques of London gift. Dazzle just as much as Dasher or Dancer this Christmas allowing your child’s imagination and creativity to run as free as Santa’s reindeer.


Craft Set – Mini Whiteboard

My item arrived very quickly and was beautifully wrapped. My two-year-old grandson instantly loved it. The quality is outstanding- Dawn

With no uniform way to use this craft set the possibilities are endless. From using chalk to draw candy canes, Christmas trees, holly and hot chocolates, to practising literacy or numeracy skills - this craft set ticks all the boxes for a fun and educational Christmas. Reminisce the joys of chalk from your childhood and share timeless skills with your children.


Wooden Alphabet Puzzle

Very impressed with the quality of the product packaging and especially the little written message to the customer- Sujata

This educational toy helps improve spelling and letter recognition incorporating some festive words such as Star, King and Igloo. Give your children an educational head start over the holidays with our fun learning toy that will enhance their phonics knowledge. This lightweight gift pre-packaged in Jaques luxury gift wrapping will make the perfect addition to your child's stocking this Christmas.


Kids Clock

Such a great toy with multiple features. My 2-year-old loves it and will be used for years to come.- Doug

Designed for little hands, this robust Montessori toy develops early life skills. With multiple additional functions thanks to removable numbers in varying shapes and colours, this universal gift has numerous educational benefits. Your little one will soon be able to tell you when the plum pudding, gingerbread house or yule log needs to come out of the oven.


Folding Magnetic Chess

Absolutely delighted with my magnetic travel chess set. Prompt delivery beautifully wrapped. Fully recommend- Beryl

This travel-sized magnetic Chess set is ideal for beginners and the perfect accompaniment for those lengthy holiday season journeys. With grid labelling aids to learn new skills and strong magnets for uninterrupted play, this set makes the ideal stocking filler for older children or adults. Spread Christmas cheer and become the third King (or Queen) of chess and Christmas this year!


With hundreds of creative, colourful and interactive toys and games to bring joy, development, and something merry to your Christmas stockings, be sure to pay a visit to Jaques of London; Santas ‘go-to’ before he takes to the night’s sky and spreads Christmas spirit this Winter.

Ben Williamson
Creative Writer
Ben is passionate about Montessori learning for children and has written for many parenting publications to bring the magic of real play to families in the UK. After graduating in 2009, his career has enabled him to work in areas such as Child Development and Psychology. As a great believer that learning starts at home, he combines his experience with his own parenting style to help bring other families together.

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