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broken2 posted 12/17/2013 12:16 PM

What do you put in the Christmas stockings for your
family/loved ones? I have a few things, but am becoming repetitive from years past.

So far I have jerky and chocolate. Need something else,.... they are some big stockings to fill.

nowiknow23 posted 12/17/2013 12:22 PM

Ever since I was a kid, stockings have ALWAYS included an orange in the toe.

Other suggestions:

New winter gloves
iTunes gift cards
gas cards (for DS)
decks of cards
Lifesavers story books (another hold over from my childhood)
scratch off lottery tickets
pocket games (like Farkel)

LisaP posted 12/17/2013 12:38 PM

This year:

lottery tickets
bubble bath
favorite see's candies
dutch bros. gift cards

Good fillers:

trendy scarf (DD)
nike elites (DS)

hemademesingle posted 12/17/2013 13:11 PM

goodies(chocolate, mints, peanut brittle)
new tooth brush
tooth paste
bath salts or bubbles
small tools
little kitchen gadgets
memo pads
funky pens or pencils
lotto tickets
things with their names on them
xmas tree ornament

GabyBaby posted 12/17/2013 13:19 PM

Lip gloss
Nail polish (funky colors)
Perfume samples
Body sprays from Bath and Body
Book light
Cosmetic mirror
Purse sized nail care set
Amazon gift card

SF 49ers beanie, shoe laces, or other trinket
NASCAR trinket
Beef jerky
iTunes gift card

Beef jerky
Pocket sized tool/gadget
Pocket knife

Starbucks gift cards
Jamba juice gift cards
Flash drives
Cookies or other homemade edible treat

tushnurse posted 12/17/2013 14:13 PM

Dang Gabby, do they get other presents too?

I do the same stuff year after year too.
Each family member gets an ornament specific to them and their hobby, that goes in the stocking.

Lip stuff for all, gloss for DD and me, and the boys get carmex stuff

Chocolate, the dark chocolate orange for me toberlones for the rest of the gang.

Pez for the kids, some fun dispenser, this year Cardinals stuff.

Ear buds for all.

some fun cheap dollar store toys for the kids like yo yo's or bubbles.

Jrazz posted 12/17/2013 14:35 PM

My dad always put those little metal puzzle thingies.. the ones you have to detach from each other? Loved those.

Crescita posted 12/17/2013 14:54 PM

Every stocking gets; two magazines to help the stocking keep it's shape, scratch tickets, and candy. Then I just walk through the store and select little items that I think people would use or enjoy. Foodstuffs, toiletries, household gadgets, etc... You'd be surprised how many expensive little items are out there. If I'm not careful I will spend more on the stocking than the main gift

Want2help posted 12/17/2013 14:56 PM

Things going in stockings this year:

waterproof matches
small book

Little bro:
pocket knife
manly scented soap (from Scottish Fine Soap Company)
stickers I know he'll like for his work stuff

Sister in law:
Fuzzy socks
body scrub
chocolate candies

Daughter (4 yrs old):
Piggy Paint (non toxic nail polish)
Touchable bubble mixture
Semi-precious gemstones (she's a rock hound)

I like to buy little things throughout the year that I know they'll like, whether or not they're Christmas related.

lieshurt posted 12/17/2013 14:57 PM

My son is getting chocolate, ear buds and scratch off tickets. My bff and a couple of other friends are getting miniature bottles of liquor.

caregiver9000 posted 12/17/2013 16:38 PM

Things going in stockings this year:

waterproof matches

I read this as "things going in the stocking ... Husband...


And from the rest of the list he's being transported somewhere remote and LEFT?

I always put new toothbrushes in the stocking and the easter basket. That gets the twice a year new tooth brush done.

GabyBaby posted 12/17/2013 17:49 PM

Dang Gabby, do they get other presents too?
LOL! They dont get all of it at once. Rather, this was a list of of the things that I've put in their stockings over the last few years.

Waiting4Daylite posted 12/17/2013 17:57 PM

OMG NIK so did ours, plus nuts.

Growing up we always had:
candy cane
and some small trinket

For my girls they got the usual:
orange ( that always went back into the fruit bowl )

Then we would add little things that were age appropriate:
hair items

As they got older we just put in money and candy. We don't even bother with the orange anymore.

nowiknow23 posted 12/17/2013 18:38 PM

Waiting - when we were kids, we also got perfume/cologne from Avon in our stockings every year. The bottles were so cool.

sadcat posted 12/17/2013 21:34 PM

lots of candy
small bag of chips
lip gloss/balm
lottery scratch off tickets
fuzzy socks
gift cards
did I mention candy?
hand sanitizer
scented lotion/body wash (those mini bottles from bath and body works are awesome)
nutella to go
small stuffed animals
novelty pen/pencil
mini perfume bottle
pokemon cards (or some such)
individual snack bags of beef jerky or nuts

basically any random crap that i can shove in there

broken2 posted 12/18/2013 09:45 AM

Thanks SI, these are all good suggestions.


My bff and a couple of other friends are getting miniature bottles of liquor

Can I be your friend so that I can get a minature bottle of liquor in my stocking? Patron will do nicely,.....just sayin'.

[This message edited by broken2 at 9:45 AM, December 18th (Wednesday)]

Waiting4Daylite posted 12/18/2013 10:11 AM

OMG again NIK - The AVON canisters were awesome!
I had a pink "ice cream soda" one and an old fashion "dresser with the bowl/pitcher on top".

Sorry folks for the t/j

spond posted 12/18/2013 10:57 AM

Original Jelly Bellies for all!!!

ascian posted 12/18/2013 11:37 AM

We put in pomegranates instead of the huge bland apples a couple years back and both of my boys (7 and 5) loved them, to the point of specifically asking Santa for them in the following years.

trying to smile posted 12/19/2013 01:15 AM

Both of my kids ALWAYS receive:
Christmas hat
singing/dancing Christmas toy
decoration for the tree
bubble blowing solution

then I add any other fun stuff I can find including chocolate

my kids are now 19 and 23 and I've heard them telling friends what their stockings hold and how much they look forward to them.

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