With Christmas just around the corner, Kate Middleton’s mother Carole Middleton is sharing her stocking stuffer suggestions, while also revealing what gifts her children—the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton and James Middleton—used to receive when they were young. “I find that the smallest present can be the one that gives the most enjoyment and entertainment to children,” Carole said in a recent post on her Party Pieces Instagram account.
“I remember that when they were young, my children found flexi-figures like these totally absorbing,” the Duchess’ mother recalled. “A good choice of stocking fillers can give one extra time, undisturbed in bed on Christmas Day. Invaluable!”
Christmas Eve has “always been a special occasion” for Carole’s family. “Children get sweetly excited by the idea that Father Christmas is coming, and really want to give him something - and he’ll really appreciate our new Christmas Eve sets and boxes,” she previously shared.
Because of the ongoing pandemic, Carole, who is a grandmother to the three Cambridge children and Pippa’s son Arthur, planned on having her grandchildren virtually help her decorate her Christmas tree this year. “We may not be able to get together but, after a year like 2020, we need to remember what’s really important this Christmas,” Carole wrote in a winter message. “For me, what really matters is that my family feels connected. I normally let my grandchildren help me decorate the tree. This year, I’ll ask them by video call to decide which decoration should go where. It may need to be tastefully rearranged later.”
It’s unclear how Prince William, Kate and their kids—Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis—will be celebrating Christmas due to the UK Government COVID-19 restrictions. The Duke spoke about trying to make plans for the holidays during his Royal Train Tour stop in Cardiff. “It is so difficult. We are still trying to make plans,” William confessed. “It’s difficult to know what to do for the best.”