In just a few short days the Elves on Shelves will descend upon us and stay with our children until the holidays have passed.  If you’re like me, you’re always looking for fun new ways to have fun with your Elf on the Shelf, and my friends over at Oriental Trading have some super fun items that are perfect for mischief and fun.  From toys and games to crafts and fun activities, there are tons of ways Oriental Trading can help you pull off an epic year of Elf on the Shelf visits.  Here’s 8 great ideas to get the ball rolling this year:


#1 Have your Elf bring a comfy pair of pajamas:

My daughter is TOTALLY pajama obsessed, so every year it’s a tradition that Candy (our Elf) brings her a new set of PJ’s on her first night back.  The Kid’s Elf On The Shelf Pajamas are a super cute pair of pajamas that your little one will love, and it’s even more special with their Elf brings them!  The Elf on the Shelf has been there for months leading up to Christmas Eve.  Make them a part of your family’s Christmas Eve tradition with these adorable Elf on the Shelf pajamas!  Kids will love having the Elf nearby as they wait and try to stay awake for Santa – on their best behavior, of course.  Get matching pajamas for the whole family!


#2 Elf on the Shelf themed candy treats:

Every once in a while, Candy brings Jade candy, and these super fun Elf on the Shelf themed candies are the perfect treat for your Elf to bring for your little one to enjoy (if they’ve been good, of course!):

Elf On The Shelf Advent Calendar – How many more days until Christmas? Your little one will love to usee this Elf on the Shelf Countdown Calendar to count down the days with chocolate!  It’s a little gift that will give every day until the big day.

Elf On The Shelf Crispy Chocolates In Mesh Bag – Get ready for the holidays with these yummy Elf on the Shelf Chocolates!  With 12 pieces in a mesh bag, it makes it easy to slip them into stockings, Christmas party favor bags or as a gift your little one’s Elf brought with them allll the way from the North Pole.

Elf On The Shelf Giant Candy Cane – A fantastic stocking stuffer or small Christmas gift, continue the tradition of the Elf on the Shelf with this Giant Candy Cane!


#3 Messages from the North Pole:

These super cute Mini Magic Pads are the perfect way to relay messages from the North Pole.  Maybe your little one has been good and deserves a nice message from Santa.  Maybe they’ve been bad and need a reminder to be on their best behavior.  Either way, your Elf delivering messages to your little ones is a great way to have some holiday fun.


#4 Elf On The Shelf stationery items:

Elf themed stationery items are great for adding a little elf fun to all your little one’s notes and drawings.

Elf on the Shelf Pencils – These cool pencils make great holiday gifts for students. Kids love receiving and writing with these pencils – hand them out at your Christmas party and see the smiles! They also make great stocking stuffers, or add them to treat bags along with Elf on the Shelf notebooks and pens.

Elf Face Sticker Rolls – Let Santa’s little helpers brighten your day with these adorable Elf Face Stickers!  Use these stickers to seal Christmas cards, add detail to Christmas ornaments or accent Christmas craft projects for kids.  Also great for rewarding good behavior at school or home as the excitement of Christmas begins to build.


#5 Flying fun:

Our elf has been known to have a day or two where she brings an arsenal of friends and they’ve had an all out aerial attack on each other overnight while we all slept.  These are some super fun items that your elf can bring along and cause mayhem with:

Stretchy Flying Elves – When they’re out of elf magic, these elves rely on the power of you!  Each set of Stretch Flying Elves includes 12 of Santa’s little helpers that can be unique inclusions into holiday grab bags, Christmas stockings and more.  Let these mischievious fellows entertain you this season with their flexibility and flight-bound abilities.

Penguin Paratroopers – Look out below! These cute Penguin Paratroopers are coming in for a landing! Plastic. Each 2″ penguin has an 18″ parachute. They make excellent stocking stuffers, or have them jumping off your Christmas tree.

Holiday Paper Airplanes – Fold your way to high-flying holiday fun!  These Holiday Paper Airplanes are preprinted so just follow the fold lines and instructions.  Easy to make and fun to play.  Great as an activity for holiday break or as Christmas crafts for kids.


#6 Small toys:

Small toys are always a favorite for my daughter.  When she’s been EXTRA good, Candy brings along some goodies occasionally and these are some super cute options.

Holiday Slide Puzzle – Add some puzzling fun to Christmas morning with these Holiday Slide Puzzles. Featuring Santa, Rudolf, a penguin and a snowman. Tuck these plastic holiday puzzle games in stockings and treat bags and see the smiles on their faces Christmas morning.

Mini Christmas Magic Spring – Bring out the kid in everyone with magic springs! Bounding with fun, magic spring novelty toys make affordable holiday party favors, stocking stuffers and Christmas giveaways. Each magic spring toy features a traditional holiday color and a prismatic finish. Get your hands on some magic springs today and see just how much fun magic springs can be!

Holiday Character Bubble Bottles – These blowing bubbles are fun holiday giveaways, additions to Christmas party favor bags and more! Use them as stocking stuffers or small additions to your Christmas gifts. The assorted bottles are topped with either a snowman, a reindeer or Santa.


#7 Holiday plush buddies: 

Not a year goes by that our elf doesn’t bring a cute little holiday themed plush buddy.  This Plush Cozy & Cute Penguin is the perfect holiday cuddle buddy!  This precious plush toy is waiting for your wintertime cuddles! A great Christmas gift for a small child, this penguin sports a snazzy pink bow tie and sunny yellow feet and beak. He’s ready for year-round snuggles and is an adorable addition to any kid’s cool stuffed animal collection.


#8 A gift bag of goodies for children who’ve been on their very best behavior:


If your little one has been on their very best behavior, chances are your elf will want to reward them to encourage them to stay on the right track.  On occasion my little one has been SUPER good, and her elf brings her goody bags filled with various treats.  This Christmas Design Filled Treat Bag is stuffed with tidings of good cheer! The games and items included will keep the kids entertained for hours.

Whether you’re looking for little gifts for your elf to bring, or just looking for great stocking stuffer ideas, all of these super cute gifts are the perfect choice!  Make sure you check out everything that Oriental Trading has to offer so you can find the treats that are just right for all the little ones on your list this year.


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