monbento®’s Elf on the Shelf

Dear parents,

During this holiday season, you surely haven’t missed the invasion of mischievous Christmas creatures… we’re talking, of course, about the Elves on the Shelf! Since December 1, children have been enjoying every morning discovering the mischief their favorite elf has been up to during the night. And guess what? At monbento®, too, prankster elves have become part of our daily lives! Discover the little jokes they’ve played on us …


What is the story behind Elf on the Shelf?

From grocery stores to our homes and even on social networks: this year, elves are everywhere! This tradition comes straight from North America and adds a touch of whimsy to our Christmas preparations. Just like advent calendars, the elves help children wait eagerly for Santa to arrive. And they guarantee fun memories for parents too, who will bring these Christmas elves to life every morning, in ever more surprising settings!

So, what’s the story behind this Elf on the Shelf tradition? After months of intensive crafting, preparing, and wrapping Christmas gifts, Santa sends his little elves to the children’s home for a little rest, while keeping an eye on them. Indeed, every night, the elves teleport back to the North Pole to report to Santa whether children have been nice or a bit naughty. Upon their return to the house, the elves leave fun little surprises for the kids to discover in the early morning. Every night brings a new prank!

Believe it or not, this year at monbento® we’ve also adopted some elves, including Waffle, our head prankster!  Every morning, we discover the tricks they’ve played on us – perhaps they’ll inspire your elves…


What does Elf on the Shelf do?

In addition to occasionally swapping products in your packages, Waffle and his elf friends leave us little surprises that we discover every morning! Here are some of the best ones we’d like to share with you:

  • Just before leaving, we saw the mischievous little head of our Elf on the Shelf poking out from the MB Buddy children’s backpack (seems that this elf doesn’t always win at hide-and-seek!)

  • Our sweet Elf on the Shelf also mistook our MB Pop insulated water bottle for a mechanical bull.
  • When we went to grab our MB Original lunch box from the fridge at lunchtime, we were surprised to discover that Waffle had settled on top of it to take a refreshing nap.

  • Waffle’s prankster buddies had fun filling our MB Positive M reusable bottles with Christmas confetti.
  • At monbento®, we love to share… but when candy is involved, it’s a different story! So, imagine how surprised we were when we caught Waffle helping himself from our MB Gram snack box

  • This morning, we found Waffle enjoying a nice, warm bath (jacuzzi mode activated 😎) in the MB Element insulated lunch box!
  • Waffle also tried to steal our Christmas decorations, but luckily our tree is still here!


There’s a lot going on at monbento® this December! If your Elf on the Shelf is using monbento® products to play tricks on your kids, feel free to share them with us on Instagram by tagging us!

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