Everything You Need to Make Christmas Morning More Magical

After an exhausting month of shopping and planning winter break activities, is there anything more rewarding than the look of wonderment and pure joy on your child's face on Christmas morning? Bright eyes and wide smiles will make all the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile! In the meantime, here are a few more things to tack onto your to-do list to make Christmas morning a little more magical for you and your family.

Green and red Christmas stocking from Houzz with

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Letter to Santa Christmas Stocking

Encourage your little elves to write one last letter to Santa. Before hanging these charming stockings along the fireplace mantel on Christmas Eve, tuck your kiddo's letter safely into the front pocket and watch their faces light up as they read Santa's response the next morning. ($54; houzz.com)

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White plate with cartoon of Santa printed on photo

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"Sweets for Santa" China Plate

What's Santa's favorite cookie flavor? Double chocolate chip or sweet and spicy snickerdoodles? Let each child choose a couple of cookies to display on a special plate, like this cheerful one adorned with Mr. Claus himself. Tip: Don't forget to leave crumbs as a sign of Santa's sweet tooth. ($20; houzz.com)

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Red doormat with cartoon reindeer photo

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Christmas Moose Doormat

Rudolph and company could use a snack too! Make Christmas Eve more magical as you help your children sprinkle oats and carrots on this adorable doormat before they go to bed. The half-eaten carrots and a trail of glitter on the fade-resistant and weather-tolerant doormat will be groundbreaking evidence of the magical reindeer. ($20; houzz.com)

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Black chalkboard attached to a wall photo

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Chalkboard Wall Decal

Doodles from Santa's elves on a chalkboard are guaranteed to spark a smile from little ones! This chalk-friendly decal is versatile and will work with any room design, adding a little something extra no matter where you place it. Simply apply it directly to the wall and leave it up year round to use for weekly reminders, to-do lists, or as a chores chart. Tip: Keep the Christmas spirit going throughout the year with a "Santa's watching" note in the corner to encourage good behavior through 2018. ($46; houzz.com)

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Red and black record player turntable photo

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Cruiser Portable Turntable

When Christmas morning rolls around wake your kids up with their favorite carols and spread Christmas cheer for all to hear. This portable turntable plays vinyl records and connects to Bluetooth—cue the Alvin and the Chipmunks record you loved as a kid! The turntable is available in nine colors, but this jolly red Crosley is our favorite for the holiday season. ($70; houzz.com)

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Reindeer rocking horse photo

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Max the Rocking Moose by Happy Trails

Nothing is more exciting than one large, unwrapped gift for kids to find as they race to the tree. This year, instead of wrapping him up don Max the Moose with a bright and festive red bow to keep kids occupied while you whip up a spectacular Christmas morning breakfast. ($124; houzz.com)

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Black and purple snowflake-printed waffle maker photo

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Disney Frozen Sisters Waffle Maker

Easter brunch may be a close second, but no other holiday calls for specialty appliances quite like Christmas. Make snowflake-shaped treats with this Frozen-themed waffle maker by Disney. Tip: Dust powdered sugar on top for a truly white Christmas or fill the waffle maker with cinnamon roll dough for a tasty twist. ($32; houzz.com)

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Black Darth Vader-themed toaster photo

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Star Wars Darth Vader Toaster

If your kids aren't fans of Frozen or waffles, don't fret. Let it go and try this Star Wars toaster instead. Toast is a quick and easy breakfast, especially for those in a hurry to open presents. May the Christmas morning toast be with you! ($35; houzz.com)

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Santa Claus Kids Blanket

In addition to a new pair of PJs, a brand new blanket will keep kiddos cozy on Christmas Eve. As an added bonus, if you missed pictures with Santa this year simply leave this fleece bundled up and have kids huddle together on the sofa with their mini St. Nick for a cute and colorful holiday photo. ($26; houzz.com)

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Doll tin cafe photo

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Doll Tin Café

Imagine having to leave all those new toys behind while you go to grandma's for Christmas dinner. Including a smaller gift that your kiddos can take with them will make the trip easier on both you and them. With the ability to fit everything safely inside a portable tin box, this doll tin café is the perfect gift to take to grandma's. The tin box comes with several playing pieces, which makes it more fun to share with friends and cousins. ($15; houzz.com)

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