The Elf on the Shelf Kits Tired Parents Can Buy Just in Time for the Holidays

Because it’s officially elf season and we need some help!

December 03, 2021
By: Amanda Mushro

Related To:

It’s that time of year again — the Elf on the Shelf is back! Your kids love them, and while you love seeing your kids so excited, you could do without waking up every night and worrying that the elf is still in the same place. This year, we want you to make the elf’s stay easier on you. Here are two simple tips:

  1. Set a nightly alarm on your phone reminding you to get out of bed and move the elf. Trust us, this works.
  2. Get yourself some elf assistance.

There are plenty of elf-inspired ideas from parents who got into the elf spirit, and you can always recreate them in your home. You can also get yourself an elf kit that can help you create some magic every single night. We’ve rounded up 10 different kits that you’ll want to snag now because these will go fast as parents are anticipating the elf’s return.


What if someone could create 20 days of fun and silly stagings for the elf and all you had to do was buy the kit? Well, you can. You can thank us when the elf becomes minimal effort this year. Just download, print, and cut out the pieces to create each adorable scenario.


Can’t figure out how to get your elf to stay in the right position? This kit comes with five rolls of tape that are designed to keep your elf in place without damaging the little guy or gal. It also comes with a book that contains 20 elf ideas and step by step instructions.


If you’ve got the ideas, but you need a little help with the extra magic, try some elf notes. You’ll get 12 printable pages of notes that you can personalize for every elf visit. It's perfect for when you have more than one elf at your house.


Not all heroes wear capes. Some create kits like this! The box includes 26 individually bagged and labeled setups along with a calendar of instructions and all necessary props.


If your kids love when the elf shows up in a new outfit, why not offer an entire closet of options? This kit comes with five different outfits and accessories. It also has ideas on how to pose and style the elf in their new outfits. The best part of this kit is that you can use it year after year.


This kit comes with mini tools for your elf and a book full of ideas on how to use them. Between Christmas climbing boots with suction cups, a holiday harness that allows elves to stand in place, and a variety of other props, the elf will have plenty of things to do every night.

Bed Bath & Beyond

This kit has five different fun scenes for the elves and plenty of accessories. While it won’t last you all season long, it’s great to have on hand for last minute ideas.


Next Up

Amazon Prime Perks You Need to Use During the Holidays

Use your Prime account for more than just free shipping!

Meet the Perfect Build-Your-Own Holiday Gift Box for Moms

Delight your mom friends with the gift of self-care

Parents Share Their Best Tips for Navigating Airports with Kids During the Holidays

Deep breaths and snacks — plus a few other parenting tricks.

Holiday Self-Care Gift Guide

You deserve a little me time. Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.

Other Holiday Traditions to Start if Elf On the Shelf Isn’t Your Thing

If your home is an elf-free zone, you can still have a merry little Christmas with these fun traditions.

10 Non-Toxic Teething Toys for Babies

Make teething time fun and safe for your little one.

Here’s What Visits with Santa Will Look Like During COVID-19

Socially distant visits with Santa will be the trend this year.

Parenting Win of the Week: Bring On the Holiday Cookies

Messy? Sure, but these memories will last a lifetime!

Parenting Win of the Week: The Importance of Giving Back

It’s easy to lose sight of the holiday. Here's how you and your family can do more this season.