Let’s talk about stockings and stocking stuffer ideas. As I’ve gotten older I have learned that everyone does stockings differently.
In our house, I wrap the gifts that go in our stockings, mostly because I like both wrapping and unwrapping stuff. We do small gifts as stocking stuffers. I am not a big fan of filler gifts so we tend to stick to card games, cute socks, that sort of thing. We also hang our stockings on the mantel and open them last but I know some people hang them on the bed and I think that is a really cute idea. Now please explain to me how you sneak it in your child’s room.
How do you do stockings in your family?
I ordered a new stocking for Scarlette from Pottery Barn Kids this year, because our dog somehow found her old one and made it into her bed and now it is covered in dog hair. I decided to go ahead and splurge a little bit on a keepsake stocking that will last throughout her childhood. I was partial to the one with a little Christmas mouse on it but I let Scarlette choose on account of how I am working on my control issues and she picked the woodland angel stocking. She thinks it is a ballerina.
Then I scrolled through the stocking stuffer section and was surprised to see that they had a lot of stocking stuffers for under $10! I loved these wooden sets of Dominos and Pick-Up Sticks. I thought they would be good for practicing our fine motor skills (I mean Scarlette is the one in therapy but I get a lot of practice by proxy) and also they made me a little bit nostalgic. Plus I figured that the wooden boxes would stand up to the test of my slightly rambunctious preschooler more than cardboard ones.
I also picked up some Spiderman playing cards for my nephew as part of my quest to be the coolest aunt ever. And also I wish I knew someone who just really, really liked cats because this little Bag O’ Cats cracks me up. That’s literally the name of the toy. I so wish I was friends with a real life Angela from The Office right now.
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