Christmas Elf Blog

Choose your magical Elf name with the Elf Name Generator
There's still time to work out your magical Elf name before December begins. Find out if you're a Candy McFluff or a Sparky Gumdrop with our Elf Name Generator.
Our 2018 Elf planner for all your Elf antics!
Keep track of your favourite Elf ideas with our brand-new 2018 Elf Planner! Perfect for organising all those Elf antics in one handy place.
Your Elf-help guide: How to welcome a Christmas Elf through the Elf door
Looking for some enchanted Elf arrival ideas? Discover our favourite ways for your new festive friend to make their grand entrance through the Magical Elf Door with our wonderful Elf-help welcome guide.
The 5 best Elf ideas to prove elves really are magical!
Looking for magical Elf ideas that will make your little one’s jaw drop? We’ve picked 5 of the best Elf magic ideas to inspire your mischievous little visitor this December!
A fun and festive guide to the Christmas Elf door
Find out the magic behind the Elf door, plus our favourite Christmas Elf door ideas for a fun-filled December!
Benefits of creative play: why creative toys are so important to child development

It’s common knowledge that children learn through play, but did you realise just how important creative play is for the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of your little one? Find out how creative toys that foster imaginative play like our Christmas Elf could actively help your child’s development.

10 funny Elf ideas that will have your little ones giggling ‘til Christmas

Looking for funny Elf ideas? Here are 10 of our favourite ideas for mischief that are guaranteed to raise a giggle from your little Elf fans!

The Elf for Christmas Summer Bucket (and spade) List – free printable for things to do every day of the summer holidays
Looking for things to do in the summer holidays with the kids? Our free printable Elf for Christmas Summer Bucket List has 44 brilliant summer activities for kids – one for every day of the holidays! Download it for free, then tick each one off as you do it.
Pip McJingles is back! More North Pole magic and mayhem with 3 new sets of Advent Letters

Our first edition Advent Letters in 2017 proved to be a massive hit with Elf fans of all ages. Now, new for Christmas 2018, Pip McJingles’ second instalment of North Pole news comes in three versions – a shorter, simpler read with Pre-School Advent Letters, our standard full-length letters, or our new personalised letters!

Six of the best: Our favourite independent brands for beautiful and playful toys

Treat your kids to a beautiful new plaything and support small business at the same time by buying from one of these fabulous independent toy brands. Whether it’s traditional wooden toys, paper crafts for kids, cuddly toys or ragdolls, they all have something a little bit special to offer.

Have a sweet Easter on Elf for Christmas, with our cracking competition!

Easter is our second favourite holiday of the year here at Elf for Christmas – all those fluffy bunnies, cute lambs and chocolate eggs – what’s not to love?! To celebrate, we’ve got a tasty bundle of chocolate goodies up for grabs for one lucky Elf fan. Read on to find out how to enter our cracking Easter competition!

Bye bye winter! Keep the kids busy with Easter craft ideas and spring activities for preschoolers
Now that the snow is finally starting to clear, we can look forward to getting on with some springtime activities! We’ve got some fab ideas for easy Easter craft ideas and spring activities for pre-schoolers – perfect for keeping your little spring chickens entertained for hours!
Six of the best: Our favourite independent kids’ room décor brands
Looking for inspiration for nursery decor, kids’ furniture or children’s wall art that’s a little bit different to the run-of-the-mill? Check out our favourite kids’ room decor from small independent UK brands.
5 fun winter activities and craft ideas for kids we love

Looking for things to do in winter with the kids? Keep your little ones entertained for hours with these fab ideas for winter crafts and activities – whatever the weather!

Share your Elf antics pics with us to win a £50 Elf for Christmas voucher!
We love seeing photos of the mischief your Christmas elves get up to in December! Share your Elf ideas with us and you could win £50 to spend in our online shop.
We’re back! Announce your Elf toy’s return with our free printable notes
Welcome your Christmas Elf toy back for December with our ‘I’m back’ notes – download your free printables here.
Elf for Christmas Advent Calendars featured on This Morning with Phil and Holly
We were so excited to be featured on This Morning’s round up of the best advent calendars for children! Read more about our Advent Letters here.
How to order your personalised Christmas book, The Christmas Muddle

Our new personalised children’s book, The Christmas Muddle, is now available to order. Follow our tips to make sure your little one’s book is perfect for them.

Make your child and their Elf toy the star of their very own personalised book!

Your child will be amazed and delighted when they read all about how their very own Elf toy helps to save the day for Santa in our personalised Christmas book.


Our favourite easy Christmas recipes for kids

Our new recipes section features some of our favourite easy Christmas recipes that are perfect for little ones to have a go at – and yumminess is guaranteed!

When Elf forgets to move… 3 good reasons your Elf toy might have stayed put overnight
There are all sorts of reasons that a Christmas Elf might not move overnight. Here are Elf for Christmas’s top 3 excuses for when Elf forgets to move.