Stocking Stuffer Ideas

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One of the traditions in our family is that of the Christmas Stocking.

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We, like many families open them first thing on Christmas morning. We wrap up lots of small gifts and cram them in as much as possible. Gifts usually range from sweets & chocolate through to novelty items or CDs. Even our cats have a stocking!

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I still use my stocking from 1999 – its tradition!

We try to be different every year with the content but we also have our favourites too – such as a magazine to read after Christmas or during quiet times. Of course we also have to the obligatory chocolate orange in the foot of the stocking too!

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It can sometimes be hard to think of ideas for stocking stuffers, so here are some ideas which might help or inspire:

For anyone

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  • Magazine / Comic Book
  • Favourite Chocolate or Sweets
  • New Toiletries –  toothbrush, shower gel, shampoo, festive flannel, bubble bath, festive shower cap, hand sanitizer,
  • CD – of a favourite band, artist or some festive tunes
  • DVD – an old favourite or a brand new one
  • Paperback book
  • Deck of cards / trading cards
  • Festive Socks
  • Glove and Scarf set
  • Christmas Undies
  • Piece of coal (or chocolate disguised as coal!)
  • Stationary
  • Novelty Puzzles
  • Handmade coupons – for days out, spa treatments, a day of baking, 100 kisses
  • New phone case

For Children

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  • Small felt ornament for the tree
  • Travel game
  • Hair Bobbles
  • Novelty Festive Toys
  • Colouring Book and pencils
  • Cuddly toy
  • Whoopee Cushion
  • Chocolate coins
  • Hot chocolate / Snowman Soup
  • Bottle of bubbles
  • Stickers
  • Bouncy Ball
  • Kazoo
  • Puzzle
  • Silly String

For Teenagers 

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  • Lip Balm – you can get some random flavoured ones
  • I Tunes Voucher
  • Portable Phone Charger
  • Cute keyring
  • Makeup / Nail Polish/Hair Bobbles ( the popband ones are highly recommended)
  • Necklace
  • USB stick
  • Festive bath bombs
  • Hot chocolate
  • Computer game for a console
  • Pocket Notebook
  • Journal / Diary
  • Heat Pads
  • Friendship Bracelets
  • Selfie Stick

For Adults

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  • Scratch Card  (you can usually find some cute festive ones)
  • Tickets to something – a show, the cinema, the pantomime
  • Something for their hobby – craft items, golf balls, knitting needles, cupcake cases & recipe book, wooden spoon, tape measure, nails & screws etc.
  • Aftershave / Perfume – you can also buy little kits this time of year too
  • Slippers
  • Makeup
  • Earrings
  • Mini Spirit Bottles
  • Handbag Mirror
  • Car air freshener
  • Crossword puzzle book
  • Stress Ball
  • Reusable Shopping Bag
  • Speciality tea
  • Leather Wallet / Money Clip
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