Growing up my mom always made the most amazing stockings. She had a great way of stuffing stockings. Practical items, fun items, useful items. One of the key things is to ensure there is a variety in the stocking. Think of their interests and hobbies and try to tick off a few categories.
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Here is my Recipe for the Perfect Stocking:
Edible Goodies: Find out what they enjoy! Candy canes, chocolate kisses, shortbread, life saver books, find out their holiday favourites. My hubby likes Terry’s Chocolate Orange, my mom likes Toffifee, Turtles, and Maltesers, my sister likes Kinder Surprise. I like traditional Walkers Shortbread cookies and maybe a Flake from the Scottish specialty store in town.
Hobby related items – Nose plugs, Magick cards, paint brushes, etc.
Knitting and Crochet : Knitting needles/crochet hook, wool, stitch markers, knitting needle gauge, needles, etc.
Handy People: Tools, screw driver heads, duct tape, head lamp.
Camping: Tent stakes, lighters, fire starters, flash lights, mosquito repelling tools, kitchen gadgets.
Planners/journaling: Sharpie markers and fancy pens, planner stickers, washi tape.
Geeky/Nerd Toys: POP figurines, magnets of their favourite show, socks, mugs.
Kids Toys: Crayons, hot wheels cars, doll accessories, add-on kits for their toys, puzzles, balls, stickers.
Bath stuff: For kids or adults. Fun sample sizes shower gel, bubble bath, colour bath tabs, bath bombs, coloured bath pencils, bath pillow or bath toys.
Hair Accessories: Hair ties, hair bows, barrettes, head bands, hair bands, cute fun things.
Cosmetics: Lip gloss, even boys like lip gloss! Hand lotion, eye liner, lip stick, eye shadow, foundation, etc.
One of the most important things is the presentation. A magazine based on their interests, a colouring book sticking out the top of the stocking. Let it look overflowing.
What are your favourite stocking stuffers?
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