Before I get to the ideas I’ve come up with for stocking stuffers for baby boys, I want to tell you a little more about these crazy Yule Lads that visit Icelandic children right before Christmas. In my other stocking stuffer post I told you about the first four. Well here’s a little about the next four Yule Lads.
He comes to town on the 16th of December. He is also sometimes called Pot Licker since in the old days he waited to snatch away the pots that had not been washed and licked the food remains from the insides.
Pot Scraper, the fifth one,
was a funny sort of chap.
When kids were given scrapings,
he’d come to the door and tap.
And they would rush to see
if there really was a guest.
Then he hurried to the pot
and had a scrapingfest.
He visits the children on the 17th of December. In the past, Icelanders ate from lidded wooden bowls that they sometimes kept under the bed or on the floor. Bowl Licker would hide under the bed, and if someone put their bowl on the floor he grabbed it and licked the inside clean.
Bowl Licker, the sixth one,
was shockingly ill bred.
From underneath the bedsteads
he stuck his ugly head.
And when the bowls were left
to be licked by dog or cat,
he snatched them for himself
– he was sure good at that!
Door Slammer comes to town on 18 December. He always made a lot of noise when he walked around, slamming doors and such, so people could hardly get any rest. He still has a habit of slamming doors and does it every now and then.
The seventh was Door Slammer,
a sorry, vulgar chap:
When people in the twilight
would take a little nap,
he was happy as a lark
with the havoc he could wreak,
slamming doors and hearing
the hinges on them squeak.
He visits the children on the 19th of December. His favorite is an Icelandic dairy product called skyr, which is similar to yogurt. He likes it so much that he used to sneak into the pantry and gobble all the skyr out of the skyr tub.
Skyr Gobbler, the eighth,
was an awful stupid bloke.
He lambasted the skyr tub
till the lid on it broke.
Then he stood there gobbling
– his greed was well known –
until, about to burst,
he would bleat, howl and groan.
And now onto the stocking stuffers ideas for baby boys. In the past stocking stuffer posts I got ideas from Etsy. Now on the other hand I felt inspired by Amazon!
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Nuby Octopus Hoopla Bathtime Fun Toys
This Octopus Floating Bath Toy is a fun and interactive toy to make bath time more enjoyable. The cute and engaging toy comes with one floating octopus and three rings to toss on the octopus’ tentacles. What child wouldn’t love that? It helps to develop hand-eye coordination and stimulate your baby’s senses. I know that this is for baby boys but unfortunately this toy is only suitable for 18 months and older. Get it here
Fisher-Price Rattle and Rock Maracas Musical Toy
These Maracas have soft pom-pom bottoms for easy grip and they’re so cute. Colorful beads inside make rattle sounds that babies like. It helps strengthen baby’s sensory skills and gross motor skills and is fits perfect in little hands. Buy it here
Baby Banana Infant Training Toothbrush and Teether
100% Food Grade silicone teething toothbrush for kids 3-12 months of age. Specifically designed with “a-peel-ing” handles that are easy for baby to hold, while preventing choking. Bendable soft silicone reduces risk of injury, providing the safest learning experience possible. Helps to soothe sore teething gums with durable massaging bristles.Brings teething and brushing together, helping babies to develop healthy oral care habits from the earliest age possible, literally taking dental care “into their own hands.” Here’s the link
First 100 Words
Your little one will soon learn some essential first words and pictures with this bright board book. There are 100 color photographs to look at and talk about, and 100 simple first words to read and learn, too. The pages are made from tough board for hours of fun reading, and the cover is softly padded for little hands to hold. Get it here
Nuby Icybite Hard/Soft Teething Keys
The cool resilient surface on these keys soothes and stimulates sore gums safely and stays colder, longer than water filled teethers! The colorful key shapes with raised, offset surfaces assist in the eruption of teeth by gently massaging infant’s gums. The colorful shapes are also easy for baby to hold and sized for maximum effectiveness as a teether and soother. Recommended for babies older than 3months Buy it here
Baby Buddy Secure-A-Toy, Safety Strap Secures Toys
This is one of the cleverest things I’ve seen! Baby Buddy’s Secure-A-Toy safety strap keeps favorite, much-loved toys and pacifiers close at hand and from dropping on the floor or ground. As much as babies love to drop toys from highchairs, strollers, and car seats to watch parents continually bend over and pick them up again, the Secure-A-Toy lets babies play this game without risk of losing toys or pacifiers, especially when out in public. The Secure-A-Toy is designed to simply snap onto a toy, teether, snack trap, plush toy, pacifier, etc., and secure the other end to a car seat, highchair, carrier, shopping cart, stroller, or wherever baby is harnessed. Two adjustable lengths let you customize how far a toy or pacifier can hang from the strap, and a variety of color options let you accessorize any color scheme you have. The Secure-A-Toy is also completely machine washable in mesh bag to make your life even easier. I mean, this is awesome! Here’s the link
Giraffe Dear Soft Plush Toy Animal
This cute giraffe is very soft and comfortable. Makes a great stuffed toy for your child and the blue color is just rocking it, right? Get it here
4 Premium Unisex Pacifier Holder
You never have too many pacifier holders when you have a baby! The lip won’t rust unlike the metal clips and is safe because it has no sharp edges. Rusted metal clips harbor more bacteria than plastic clips, making these safer.UNISEX AND STYLISH- Our 4 mam pacifier clips use modern, neutral colors to suit both baby boys and girls to match their adorable clothes. These soothie pacifier clips are made from high quality cotton and a plastic clasp which is strong enough to hold against a child`s pull but gentle enough not to damage their clothes. Buy it here
Munchkin Sesame Street Toddler Fork and Spoon
I just love these! Who doesn’t remember Sesame Street? Now you can have a nostalgia every time your kid eats. Pretty cool right? Here’s the link
First 100 Animals
Your little one will love to discover the amazing animals inside this bright board book. There are 100 animal photographs to look at and talk about, and 100 animal names to read and learn, too. The pages are made from tough board for hours of fun reading, and the cover is softly padded for little hands to hold. Get it here
Toddler Favorites: Special Combo Pack [CD/DVD Combo]
Inspired by the platinum selling CD of the same name (over 1.3 million sold), Toddler Favorites – The Movie is a creative combination of 3-D animation and live action footage featuring adorable young children and is a brilliant addition to every toddler’s viewing. These classic favorite children’s songs are brought to a new life as the famous Teapot from “I’m A Little Teapot” helps teach shy Teeny Teacup (Cree Summer from A Different World, Clifford The Big Red Dog, Rugrats, Tiny Toons) how to find her singing voice. The sweet Teapot-Teacup connection and the unique music arrangements make this the perfect tool to inspire young ones to find their voice and bring music into their life. Buy it here
O Ball 1-Piece Rattle & Roll Car
I just love O ball and all their toys! I think this cute car will be a hit for sure for baby boys. A great educational toys that help children learn and is suitable for all age groups. Made using safe and high quality materials, easy to grasp and roll. It’s teetheable, soft and flexible for little ones. Each wheel features fun rattle beads for sound effects and visual stimulation. Here’s the link
The First Years Stacking Up Cups
Classic toys like nesting cups are all-time favorites because they offer all kinds of fun. Children love to fit them together, to stack them up to build a pyramid, to put things in then take them out, to turn them over and hide things underneath. Cups have large numbers embossed on the base so an older child can practice counting and begin building number recognition skills. Dishwasher-safe. Get it here
Hope you like these ideas guys! Next, and the last, stocking stuffers post will be for dads.