Stocking Stuffers that Are Really Cool

Posted on Nov 23, 2012 by 2 Comments
Stocking Stuffers that Are Really Cool

Do you stress out over what to put in the yawning openings of those cavernous stocking that are hung by the fireplace with care?

Yeah, a lot of people do. Once you have added the same old things five or six years in a row, you are ready to pay your kids to get their own stuff, right?

Well, you can rest easily because there is no reason to create a mediocre stocking ever again. Your entire family thanks you.

Try these ideas for really cool stocking stuffers.

  1. Band-Aids
  2. Bathtub Crayons
  3. Batteries
  4. Bubble bath
  5. Cell phone
  6. Chapstick
  7. Christmas ornaments
  8. Crossword puzzles
  9. Face paint
  10. Fishing lures
  11. Flash drive
  12. Flashlights
  13. Flower seeds
  14. Gel pens
  15. Gift cards to a favorite fast food place
  16. Gloves
  17. Hair bands
  18. Hats
  19. Jams and jellies
  20. Key chains
  21. Lottery tickets
  22. M & Ms
  23. Magazines
  24. Make-up
  25. Matchbox cars
  26. Mittens
  27. Money
  28. Movies
  29. Muffin
  30. Nail polish
  31. Night light
  32. Nuts
  33. Pez
  34. Play-do
  35. Playing cards
  36. Pop-Rocks candy
  37. Puppets
  38. Scarf
  39. Single serving box of cereal
  40. Small craft supplies
  41. Socks – make them cool
  42. Stickers
  43. Straws
  44. Temporary tattoos
  45. Thank you notes
  46. Tootsie Pops
  47. Toothbrush
  48. Toothpaste
  49. Travel games
  50. Video game controller

Leave some items unwrapped and wrap other ones to keep it interesting. You can hide a big gift and slip hints about where to find it in the stocking.

I like to add a single serving size boxes of cereal, a muffin, or other breakfast food to encourage my kids to actually eat something sort of nutritious in the mad chaos of gift giving. Use your imagination and get things geared to the recipients’ interests.

What are your best tips for stocking stuffers?

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Marye Audet

Marye Audet is an author, freelance writer, and editor. As a work at home mom she has a unique perspective that encompasses the overwhelming deadlines and commitments of the professional woman as well as the constantly changing needs of a homeschooling mom with a large family. She is the author of one cook book and the creator of Restless Chipotle Media, a network consisting of two food based blogs, a blog for “women of a certain age”, a video site on Youtube, and upcoming blog on kitchen decor, and downloadable eBooks. Marye also is a freelance writer, editor, and book reviewer.

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  • Adventures In Babywearing

    Fun! I love to find old-time toys and jokes and fun candy. And gift cards- especially to iTunes. My kids love that .

  • Emily (CityBaby Living)

    Band-aids are always a hit. I get the special ones with characters on them to make them extra fun. They’re usually gone by mid-jan. I like you list of practical and fun! I’ll def be stealing some of these ideas!