You Can Adopt Elf Babies for Your Elf on the Shelf
The shop, called My Magical Moments, sells the babies for $2.90 a piece, plus shipping from Australia. Its baby elves, while not part of the official Elf on the Shelf-branded line, have the same sweet, wide-eyed, long-lashed faces as their parents.
Here’s a breakdown of the kinds of items the shop sells on its website and Etsy pages:
While kits are typically available, they’re already sold out for 2020, so you’ll have to grab items separately.
If you’re not familiar with Elf on the Shelf, it’s a surprisingly polarizing toy. It began with a children’s book, The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition, which tells the story of “scout elves” sent by Santa to watch kids in their homes, flying back to the North Pole at night to report on whether they’ve been naughty or nice.
Each morning, as proof of their voyage, the elf shows up in a different spot than it was in the day before. Moving the elf daily has become almost a competitive sport for some parents, as evidenced by the amount of elf-staging ideas on Pinterest.
While some people find Elf on the Shelf tiring or creepy, others love it, including Sarah Michelle Gellar (at least in 2016). Whichever camp you fall into, you can’t deny that the elf is cuter surrounded by baby elves, right?
Looking for other places to purchase baby elves? See the following options for adding a little more magic to your holidays.