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5 Tooth Fairy Ideas Better than Money [And Why They Work]

The Tooth Fairy paying a visit is one of the most magical times. It marks a moment in time; a rite of passage, and it’s an acknowledgment of being a little more grown up. This is why at Hold The Magic we have compiled the following Tooth Fairy ideas, for any crafty or stealthy Tooth Fairy to use.

The thing is, Tooth Fairy money is just not as much fun as conjuring up imaginary worlds. Kids want to believe. We only need to provide proof and their imaginations will do the rest. They get excited when they hear from their new little magical friend. Receiving something unique and special (instead of a cash payout) makes these moments a lot more memorable for kids and adults alike. And the Tooth Fairies can be quite imaginative when they put their mind to it.

Another problem with Tooth Fairy money is it’s so easily comparable. Kids talk about it on the playground. And who can keep up with knowing how much does the Tooth Fairy give each year? This can easily be avoided with a little magic and fairydust. Because when you get an irreplaceable gift from the Tooth Fairy with a story about Fairyland written in tiny script, it can’t be compared, and it doesn’t have to be.

So, this is an article for Tooth Fairies (and grownups) everywhere. With these enchanting Tooth Fairy ideas from Hold The Magic, your kids won’t be able to wait for their next tooth to fall out!

Magical Keepsakes

Some of the best things to find under your pillow are exciting because they let you see into the fairies’ world. Sometimes they leave behind their wand, or gardening tools, tea sets, or shoes and crown from the Ladybug Queen... These tiny treasures inspire imagination and are the best kind of proof that the Tooth Fairy really does exist.

Each Hold The Magic Tooth Fairy gift set includes everything you need to bring the Tooth Fairy to life for three lost teeth. There are so many themed gift sets, from Petite Princess to Little Prince. If you have trouble deciding which gift set is right for your child, check out The Magic Gift Finder. The 1st Wiggly Tooth Collection is also a great way to start a lost tooth journey, as you get your very own fairy-sized magnifying glass, which can be used to read all of the tiny letters from the Tooth Fairy. Kids love the excitement of the story behind these magical items, much more than receiving money.

They are so small, they really are darling. And who doesn’t love tiny things?! These precious items are built to be kept for a lifetime. We love creating magical memories that we hope will be treasured by you and your child and by generations to come. 

One of the cutest and most unique Tooth Fairy idea is to give precious stones instead of money. These can also be kept for ages, always look beautiful, and are a special way to commemorate this time in your child’s life. The reason leaving magical objects works is your child can keep them, play with them, share with others, and cherish them as keepsakes for life.


There is nothing more special than receiving a note from your very own Tooth Fairy, especially when is accompanies a treasured gift from Fairyland. This is much more personal than receiving Tooth Fairy money. And Tooth Fairy letters are always so cute and small! Finding a tiny letter in an equally tiny envelope is just the sweetest thing to find underneath your pillow or on your bedside table.

This is a great way for children to learn how to send and receive a letter, and you can even set up a letterbox outside their room or a place to leave letters hanging from the bedroom door. Kids can ask questions and the Tooth Fairy will tell children all sorts of things in response; like their fairy name, their favorite color, a funny story from Fairyland, or even about how magic works. 

Hold The Magic gifts each come with a beautifully illustrated, pre-written, tiny rhyming letter in a sparkly gold envelope that provides reason for why the tiny gift is being delivered from Fairyland. The letters also encourage positive life lessons such as better dental and eating habits, having patience, spreading kindness, and taking care of the Earth. You can hear the letters read aloud on each product page. All of the Tooth Fairy letters are connected to create a magical world full of fun characters and great Fairyland adventures. Here’s a sample of letters in the Petite Princess gift set:

If the Tooth Fairy has a talent for it, he/she might write a poem or two about their child and their good qualities. This can be a really fun and personal gift to receive. Maybe they’ll just say how great your child is doing. If your child is nervous about losing their teeth, which is not uncommon, the Tooth Fairy might leave a reassuring word of encouragement.

If you (or your Tooth Fairy) are not a wordsmith, never fear, we have a few handy letter templates, which might just help you out if you are not feeling like a tiny-sized Moliere or Shakespeare. 

It’s always nice if the letters are personalized and have little comments about your child’s after-school activities, any good behavior and keeping up good dental hygiene. For younger kids, a few simple verses of a poem will work nicely. If you like, you can even make your own glitter bottles to go with the letter.

Tooth Fairies write teensy tiny letters. While you and your little one may have great eyesight, we recommend this handsome brass magnifying glass (or as the fairies call it “a Bigger”) to make reading every Tooth Fairy letter more fun and easy to read! This little bigger is a high quality keepsake that will turn any Hold The Magic gift set into a perfect “Starter Set”.

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A Tooth Care Set

Sometimes the Tooth Fairy remembers that you need to change your toothbrush. This can be a great way to get any child enthused about taking good care of their teeth

There are lots of fun toothbrushes out there, so you could choose their favorite Disney character or superhero, or it could simply be a new electric brush for getting their new teeth sparkly clean. The Tooth Fairy letters in the Healthy Smiles gift set encourage better dental habits, healthy eating, having patience, and spreading loving kindness. Perfect fairy gifts for the first lost tooth and beginning a lost tooth journey.

The Tooth Fairy can also leave some floss and mouthwash (Small travel size, of course!). There is always the option to leave a note with this gift, explaining to brush for two full minutes, to floss every day, not to eat too much sugar, and how to brush properly with their new brush. Remember, the Tooth Fairy isn’t a big fan of sweets!


One of the best Tooth Fairy ideas, if your child likes reading (or you want to encourage them to do so) is to ask the Tooth Fairy to leave a book in exchange for a tooth. A sweet way to build your magical library!

Did you know Fairyland isn’t that far away? In fact, it’s so close that fairies visit our world all the time. There is a tiny fairy named Lucy Tooth who believes in leaving magic instead of money. Every tooth holds a childhood dream and the teeniest, tiniest Tooth family member doesn’t think kids should lose their dreams when they lose a tooth. So, Lucy Tooth re-imagines the rules of the Tooth Fairy tradition and creates a special one of her very own. What a fairy big idea!

Another great book is the Tooth on the Roof, which is all about how children across the globe celebrate losing a tooth. This can be especially comforting to a child who is nervous about the experience, as they realize that every child is going to lose their teeth, too.

Other recommendations include The Night Before the Tooth Fairy by Natasha Wing or How to Catch the Tooth Fairy by Adam Wallace. If you want to prepare your kids for the Tooth Fairy in advance, there is also a Peppa pig book written for younger children (ages 3-5).

Another idea is to give them classics such as Moby Dick or Oliver Twist, if you are a particularly literary family (or would like to be). Otherwise, you can find shortened versions of these books in mini form, if you would prefer to keep the gifts on theme. . Because, of course, everything in Fairyland is miniature.

To make this gift even more special, leave a sparkly note inside the book coverexplaining why the Tooth Fairy thought your child might like this particular book.

This can be an inspiring way of sharing a book you love with them and encouraging more reading at bedtime. If their magical friend gave them the book, then surely it must be worth reading (wink).

A Tooth Keepsake Book

This is a lovely gift that sometimes the Tooth Fairy will leave for one of the last teeth to fall out. If you are lucky enough to get a whole book of memories left behind, you are a very lucky little one!

The Tooth Fairy will probably give this special gift as you are losing your last few teeth. Each child loses around 20 teeth, so as long as you count how many they have lost, you will know when to have this ready.

In it, you may find all of the teeth that were left for your fairy, or you can put all of the gifts your child received inside, so you have a safe place for them to look back on each treasure. If the Tooth Fairy left letters, you will always be able to open them to remember what was said, and if stones or jewels were left, they will look marvelous in this keepsake book. 

Another idea is to take a picture of your child smiling every time they lose a tooth, that way you get to see their new smile change as they grow.

You may also find, if you’re very lucky, that the Tooth Fairy has left a picture as proof of her visiting your house at night. 

These moments are precious and will always remind your family of childhood magic, no matter how old you are. Generations on, you will always have a reminder of the magic of the Tooth Fairy.

With these five Tooth Fairy ideas better than money, we hope to bring some Tooth Fairy magic into your lives. So, with a little sprinkle of fairydust and a touch of imagination, your family can have the most magical experience. Sweet dreams and happy wiggling!

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