The holidays are hectic when you’re trying to get all the shopping done and wrapped, and trying to get your kiddos to a few holiday events and activities, on top of all the regular everyday life stuff. So the last thing some parents want to deal with is the dang Elf on the Shelf and its daily needs. But if that makes you feel a little Scrooge-y, there’s another option that lands somewhere between the needy Elf and doing nothing at all.
Meet Santa's Lazy Gnome. He’s an adorable plush little old man, complete with a long gray beard, and he comes with a story book explaining that he doesn’t need to move everyday because he can see the kids from anywhere. This lazy gnome was created by Julie DeForest, a mom who’s been through Elf on the Shelf burnout and then figured out a better way.
Santa’s lazy gnome can watch your children from anywhere with his amazing superpowers and will know if they’ve been good or bad while at school or at the grocery store, so he can help Santa with his nice and naughty lists. And the best part for parents? He likes to stay put, so nobody has to spend any precious holiday time on moving him around at night, which leaves more time for cheesy holiday movies.