12 Adorable Buys to Prove Santa Stopped By

Keep Christmas magic alive for little ones with heartwarming hints that Santa Claus is on his way.

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December 01, 2021

Lay the groundwork for lasting memories, childhood wonder and holiday magic this Christmas. Not sure where to start? Drop clues throughout December that prove Santa exists, then see the magic through by leaving definitive evidence that Saint Nick visited your home on Christmas Eve.

We’re sharing 12 adorable buys that embrace the longstanding Christmas tradition and enhance the merriment of the season. Find a gorgeous cookie plate, a darling serving board, sparkling reindeer food, hand-scribed letters, a beautiful silver button and a powerful gold key that can open any door in the world in the links below.

$99 $69.99
Mark & Graham

Spend Christmas Eve piling iced and sprinkled cookies on this darling plate for Santa. The whimsical plate comes with a vintage postcard sign with integrated lights and a welcoming message for Saint Nick from your little one. Better still — each platter includes a personalized cocoa mug with your family or kiddo’s name. Be sure to leave at least one half-eaten cookie on the plate to show your burgeoning bakers in the morning.

$29.95
Amazon

Set the stage for Santa’s midnight snack with this personalized wooden serving board. Each board includes a spot to place a glass of milk, a pile of cookies and nutritious snacks for Santa’s reindeer.

$8.99
Amazon

The only logical explanation for the snowy boot prints in your living room? Santa was here! Snag the stencil kit and some flour to retrace Saint Nick’s steps from your door or fireplace to your Christmas tree and back.

$29.50 $20.65
Grandin Road

No chimney? No problem. All Santa Claus requires to enter your home on Christmas Eve is his magical, tassel-clad key. Prove Santa’s visit on Christmas morning by leaving his trusty tool dangling on your front door or laid haphazard on your entry table. Your little ones will be in awe, and in a few years, Santa’s key can serve as a nostalgic decor item on display for the holiday season.

$11.99
Target

This Santa Claus certificate set is the festive, kid-friendly version of an order confirmation email for your little ones. Each set includes eight receipt cards complete with a spot for Santa to document the gift recipient’s name, time of his toy delivery, elf inspector number and a raving cookie review.

$9.50
Etsy | UniqueHolidayFinds

Santa’s trusty steeds deserve a reward for their hard work, too! Make sprinkling magic reindeer food on your front lawn an annual Christmas Eve tradition. Each batch includes rolled oats, sprinkles and non-toxic glitter that creates a dreamy shimmer sure to grab Rudolph's attention.

$13.95
Etsy | SantasButton

Imagine your kids’ excitement when they realize Santa lost a button off his suit while piling gifts under the tree. Leave the silver button on the edge of the tree skirt, in the tree, by the door or tucked away in a stocking for unmatched Christmas morning excitement.

$4.20
Etsy | DIYPaperieShop

Show off Santa’s unmatched penmanship with a personalized letter to your little believer. The vintage-inspired letter and Nice List certificate are fully editable and delivered via digital download. Each set comes with an editable envelope featuring a North Pole postage stamp for authenticity, too.

From $29
Etsy | PrintsSmitten

If the letter doesn’t come marked with a North Pole express stamp, did it really come from Santa? Snag the stamp to add an official touch to any correspondence from the big guy himself.

From $14
Etsy | LiveAveCalligraphy

Jumpstart your The Elf on the Shelf tradition with a friendly introduction letter from Santa himself. Each letter is personalized for your tot and includes friendly reminders to behave nicely throughout the holiday season because Santa has eyes and ears everywhere.

$31.99
Target

How will Santa know what to bring if he doesn’t receive a Christmas wish list? Kick off the holiday season with an afternoon committed to cookies, hot cocoa and North Pole correspondence at your kitchen table.

$59.99
Etsy | SantaAnnas

Santa’s gloves, boot prints, personalized gift tags, cookie accolades and a custom video from the man himself — this evidence kit is as ironclad as they come. Set the scene for Christmas magic and encourage your little one’s imagination to run wild with this fully-loaded bundle of holiday joy.

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