If you’re not into the Elf On the Shelf, I have a few ideas and alternatives that are perfect to try out this year!
Alternatives to Elf on a Shelf
Have you done the Elf on the Shelf tradition in the past but want to try something new this year?
Or, perhaps your children are spooked out by Elf on the Shelf?
Whatever the reason, there are plenty of wonderful alternatives to Elf on the Shelf.
Take a peek below at 8 alternatives to Elf on the Shelf that you can try with your family.
You are sure to find them just as fun!
New for 2023: Snoop on The Stoop! If you want a little nostalgia and something different this year, this Snoop plush doll must be part of your holiday traditions.
1. The Olaf on the Shelf
This year, your favorite snowman is looking for some adventures, too!
Grab your own Olaf on a Shelf doll and book and see what sort of trouble he can get into.
This is a great gift set for your child to enjoy or to give to a Frozen fan you may know.
You can find some great Hide & Hug Olaf Ideas here.
2. The Duck Dynasty Uncle Si Elf
Duck Dynasty fans are going crazy over the new Uncle Si Elf on a Shelf doll.
What sort of adventures can you get Uncle Si into? Only your imagination is holding you back!
The doll and book gift set is great for Duck Dynasty fans wanting a new spin on the elf-on-a-shelf tradition.
3. The Good Deed Angel
Get an angel doll or angel tree topper and hide it around the house, performing good deeds.
The angel can get caught folding clothes, writing a letter of thanks, or any other good deed.
Or, take the angel on your adventures of helping others this holiday season.
4. The Crazy Christmas Cat
Find a stuffed animal cat and have her get into various feline adventures.
She can dive into the bag of cat food, place cat treats out, and hide under pillows.
This is a great activity for feline lovers! You can grab a stuffed cat at your local dollar or thrift store.
5. The Sneaky Santa
Find a Santa doll and use it to get into all sorts of Christmas adventures.
He can pour out sprinkles, leave notes, and even hide in cabinets.
If your children adore Santa, this may be a great alternative.
6. Rudolph’s Nose Hunt
Take a red pom and take turns hiding it all over the house.
Whoever finds it needs to hide it for the next person to find it. Hide it in socks, the tree, or anywhere you think someone will stumble across it.
You can enjoy this fun game all season long!
7. Gingerbread Man Chase
Cut a gingerbread shape out of brown craft paper and take him on your holiday adventures.
Snap photos of him visiting all over town. He can go to the library, the store, school, and more. Who knows where he may end up?
Elf on the Shelf is fun, but if you are looking for Elf on the Shelf alternatives, these ideas are great to try.