If you are tired of the Elf on the Shelf how about the Reindeer in Here?
The reindeer is different than the elf since kids are encouraged to touch it and should even show the reindeer around their home. The reindeer will help Santa get to know the kids better so showing the reindeer as much as possible around the house will be helpful so Santa knows how good they are being and where to leave presents. The reindeer is meant to make it less stressful for parents.
The official Reindeer in Here website explains exactly how it works.
Source: The Stir