Christmas Stocking Fillers
Paramountzone.com offers a wide range of cool and unusual stocking fillers for men, women, boys and girls. Most are fun stocking filler gift ideas under £5. All stocking fillers ensure a fun start to Christmas morning!
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Todays Price: £27.99 Save 44%
Stocking Fillers 2018
Here at The Paramount Zone we have loads of brilliant ideas for stocking fillers under £5. In fact, most of our small stocking fillers are under £1. We have a selection of perfect stocking gifts for children, teenagers and adults so everyone is able to have a wonderful Christmas morning rooting around in their personal stockings. As well as stocking fillers for men, boys and girls, we also have a range of more expensive Christmas presents, so check out our Christmas gifts for her 2018 page here, and our Secret Santa gifts page here.
The History of Stocking Fillers
There is some confusion as to where the tradition of stocking fillers began. One of the most popular stories comes from Saint Nicholas. One Christmas he wanted to help an elderly father to three daughters who was very poor. The father was worried about what would happen to his daughters once he passed away as he could not afford to pay for each girl to be married. Saint Nicholas wanted to help him after hearing the villagers gossiping about his situation.
Late at night he crept down his Chimney and he left three small bags of gold, one for each daughter. After spotting some stockings drying on the mantelpiece he placed one bag of gold in each one. The daughters and their father awoke the next morning and were delighted with the surprise. Each daughter was able to get married and the father no longer worried about the future without him. You can read more about the history of stocking fillers here.
Stocking fillers are traditionally small gifts. In the past, some Children would receive pieces of coal if they had been naught, and others received oranges to represent the gold given by Saint Nicholas. These days it is more common to find small and fun gifts. They do not need to be expensive and are given in addition to the larger presents found under the tree.
Whether Santa is filling your stocking in 2018, or if the gifts come from you it is possible to give your family and friends some unique and impressive gifts and gadgets available right here along with hundreds of other Christmas Present Ideas at Paramount Zone.
Other christmas Ideas Apart From Stocking Fillers..
Does ‘Santa’ sometimes buy a present for the whole family at Christmas? Or is it the dog? However ‘whole family’ Christmas presents get brought into the equation, they can be fun and offer everyone some great bonding opportunities during the holiday season. The classic choice is a board game, something like ‘Trivial Pursuit’ or ‘Scattergories’ can be brilliant fun and provide hours of interactive entertainment on Christmas day and beyond. If you are feeling a bit more like actually concentrating, many people enjoy a game of ‘Scrabble’, and with all the electronic versions of this game available now there is something satisfying about using the old-skool tiles and the board. A game of Monopoly is always a winner, and there are many specialist sets available now for fans of particular genres, such as sets that incorporate names and places from a particular football team. Simple but elegant games such as Backgammon and Chess will keep the more sophisticated family enraptured and bonding for hours!
Since the invention of the Nintendo Wii, many families like to box each other or play golf together in the comfort of their living rooms. You can even dance to ‘Zumba’ routines along with an instructor, and this provides great exercise to work off all the mince pies, too! Upcoming Wii releases for Christmas 2012 include WWE 13 (wrestling), FIFA 13 (football), Lego Lord of the Rings (self-explanatory) and Combat Wings: the Great Battle of World War One. Xbox and PC game fans can also find family games that everyone will enjoy. Even Grandma! (Though she might not appreciate Call of Duty!) A pet, though obviously for life and not just for Christmas, is an amazing gift for the whole family if planned, really wanted and provided for carefully. Children will fall instantly in love with a puppy or kitten, or a hamster or even a snake if room is limited. It is always best to re-home or adopt a pet from a sanctuary wherever possible, so you will need to plan this carefully in advance. Some re-homing charities will want to visit your home to make sure you have appropriate space and facilities for the animal you wish to care for. Growing up with pets can be a great learning experience for children, as they begin to understand about responsibility for other vulnerable beings and eventually about how these loved beings pass on. One site that is worth a browse through if you are looking for some Christmas Present Ideas is www.paramountzone.com, and they have fast international shipping available.
Other Christmas present ideas for the whole family include kites to fly together on the heath after lunch, special food items such as hampers or cakes, things for the home like a piano or photographs of you all together, and fun things like fireworks or colourful outside lights for a special Christmassy display.
If you are playing the role of ‘Santa’ or ‘the dog’ this Christmas and will be purchasing some special gifts for the whole family, have a go at trying something that your family doesn’t usually go for and see if it brings you together and creates surprise laughs and tender moments. It is Christmas after all!