It might seem silly to buy a holiday themed, seasonal toy when you have so many presents to buy for the holiday itself, but children learn best through play, so it'd be a great way to teach littles about the traditions and meaning of the holiday season. From storing telling with a play (ie, not fragile or heirloom) nativity scene, or teaching colors, shapes, and counting with play cookies, these little sets would be perfect for keeping little ones engaged and excited leading up to the big day.
If you do a North Pole Breakfast with your Elf, this could be a gift from the elf to kick off the holiday countdown. And of course, pinterest is full of holiday craft ideas with simple items to make your own activities.
Have a great weekend, hope everyone can score some pre-black friday deals!