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And the stockings were hung with care…

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Stockings in 2009

Stocking stuffers used to drive me nuts. I could never seem to come up with any ideas and would just wander down the aisles looking for anything small and inexpensive. I didn’t want to keep reaching for the sweets cause who needs more sugar after all those Christmas cookies?! And I was getting bored of finding the same products in the seasonal department. I’m going to share with you some of the ideas I’ve used over the years, plus some other products that might work for future stockings.

  • Balls (bouncy, golf, smaller sized sport)
  • Bandaids (we like fun novelty ones like these or these)
  • Bath toys
  • Batteries – especially great for all those new toys!
  • Beauty supplies
  • Beer glass
  • Board book
  • Body spray
  • Bookmarks
  • Bottle opener
  • Bubbles
  • Bubble bath
  • Candle
  • Cards, card games
  • Car freshener 
  • CDS
  • Cologne
  • Coloring book
  • Cookie cutters
  • Craft kit
  • Craft supplies
  • Crayons
  • Crazy straws
  • Small dolls
  • Earbuds
  • Earrings
  • Eyeglass kit
  • Finger puppets
  • Flash drive
  • Flashlight
  • Frame
  • Gift card – like Starbucks, iTunes, Google Play
  • Gloves
  • Glow sticks
  • Guitar picks
  • Hair ties
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand warmers
  • Hat
  • Headbands
  • Hotwheels
  • Jewelry – here it’s something of the novelty variety 
  • Journal
  • Keychain
  • Kleenex pack
  • Lego set (like this year’s mini set)
  • Lip balm
  • Lotion
  • Lottery ticket 
  • Luggage tag
  • Mad libs
  • Magnets
  • Makeup
  • Markers
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Measuring tape
  • Movie
  • Movie tickets 
  • Mug
  • Nail polish 
  • Notebook/notepad
  • Office supplies
  • Ornament 
  • Paperback book
  • Pens/pencils
  • Perfume
  • Pin cushion 
  • Phone accessories  (like a power bank or a case)
  • Plush animal
  • Pocket knife 
  • Puzzle book
  • Puzzles
  • Rattle
  • Rubber duck
  • Screen cleaner
  • Seed packets
  • Shoe strings
  • Shopping bag
  • Shot glass
  • Socks
  • Stationary 
  • Stickers
  • Sunglasses
  • Tie clip
  • Tools (hammer, wrench or even small screwdriver set)
  • Toothbrush 
  • Trading cards
  • Travel sized products
  • Mini tripod
  • Water bottle
  • Wine accessories – charms, foil cutter
  • Wine glass

And because I don’t totally leave out consumables: a favorite snack or treat and their favorite beverage (coffee, tea, soda, hot chocolate).

The only staple in our stockings is the traditional orange. I found this article that explains why it may be such a long lived tradition.

Hanging up the stockings circa 2009

What do you look forward to seeing in your stocking?

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