Whether this is your first year planning Elf on the Shelf scenarios or you've been doing it for a while, at one point or another (or er several times), you're likely to have run out of time to think of an Elf scene for your child to discover.
But fear not, as we've pulled together our top Elf on the Shelf props and accessories that will help give you a helping hand in creating new scenes that will delight your little one.
While not all of these products are part of the 'Elf on the Shelf' brand, you should still be able to use most of them regardless.
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The best Elf on the Shelf props
1. The Elf on the Shelf
If you don't have one already, make sure you pick up the star of the show! Available in different genders and skin tones, you'll recieve an Adoptable Scout Elf, illustrated storybook, keepsake box and adoption certificate.
2. Elf on the Shelf Peppermint Balloon Ride
Including an inflatable balloon and sturdy basket, send your elf up up and away!
Review: "This is actually amazing! I’ve set him up ready for the 1st, for my little human. This is such a fab idea! Easy to put together, and is going to bring a world of excitement! 100 per cent recommend."
3. Elf on the Shelf Clothes
We all need a change of outfit now and again and Elf on the Shelf is no different! This set includes three different Christmas themed t-shirts along with a suitcase to give your Elf a whole new look.
Review: "Love it and so do my children! Vary cute little suitcase and t shirts."
4. The Elf on the Shelf Scout Elves at Play Kit
This activity book provides lots of elf ideas to provide plenty of inspiration along with 15 elf-size tools for you to use when creating your scenes such as a chair, message cards and more.
Review: "I absolutely love this kit. So many different props and tips and ideas. It certainly took the stress out of trying to think of done thing different for our naughty elf to do every single night!"
5. Hoolaroo VIP Elf Sleeping Bag
Simple but sweet, this sleeping bag will give your Elf somewhere cosy to rest.
Review: "I purchased this product for my two granddaughters so they could send their Elves away in a comfy bed until Christmas. The product itself is made from good quality materials. Worth every penny to see the excitement on my granddaughters faces as they put their Elves away to sleep for the rest of the year!"
6. Yummy Cookie PJs
Perfectly paired with the sleeping bag above, why not send your Elf to sleep after all *ahem* his hard work in December in these cosy pjs?
7. Elf care kit
For those rough-and-tumble days, this kit contains everything needed to get your elf back on the shelf in a jolly jiffy. Includes snowflake printed blue patient gown, plastic crutches, elf-sized cast and 6 decorated elf bandages.
8. Elf on the Shelf at Play Insta-Moment Pop-Ups
This 46 piece will help you set up instant elf scenarios. You'll receive five different backdrops including Scout Elf Gamer, Christmas Car Ride, Scout Elf Salon, Scout Elf Beach Time and Christmas Campout - ideal for those days your stuck for ideas.
Review: "Absolutely wonderful, I had so much fun setting this up each night and the look on my daughters face each day was priceless at seeing what the Elves had been up too! Great value for money and easy to ensemble!"
9. Elf Convertible Car
With enough room to suit two 12" elves, this push along convertible car can be used time and time again for different scenarios.
Review: "Lovely item. My littlens loved waking up in the morning to see what the elves had done, not only the elves had brought their car back from the north pole but had made a race track too."
10. Elf Footprints Stencil
Simple but effective, all you have to do is sprinkle icing sugar or flour over these stencils to convince your child their Elf has been on the move.
Review: "Such a useful little piece of kit for your 'elves' Christmas fun activities and excellent value
Arrived quickly just what l wanted to increase the family fun on the run up to Christmas."
11. Christmas Elf kit
Although it's not a physical product, this fun Christmas elf kit comes ready to download, print and play. All you have to do is get out the scissors and glue and get cutting. Scenes include cowboy scene (cactus, rocks and wanted sign), hospital scene (facemask, x-rays, clipboard and instrument tray) and much more.
Review: "Easy to print off and the kids got a kick out of it. So many options we only got through half of them so more for next year too!"
12. Magical Secret Elf Message Pen
This magical secret message pen is a fun way to create secret notes and messages that only your youngster can read. Just write your elf's message and shine the special light over it to reveal what it says.