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User Topic: Christmas stocking question
broken2
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Default  Posted: 12:16 PM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 12:22 PM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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

Other suggestions:

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


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-Hayley Williams


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LisaP
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Default  Posted: 12:38 PM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

This year:

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

Good fillers:

trendy scarf (DD)
nike elites (DS)


Me BS

Divorced!

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Posts: 2183 | Registered: Jun 2007 | From: Oregon
hemademesingle
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Default  Posted: 1:11 PM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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
cologne
perfume


Posts: 379 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: Canada
GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 1:19 PM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Daughter:
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


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


Husband:
Chapstick
Beef jerky
Pocket sized tool/gadget
Pocket knife


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


Me - 40s
SorryInSac - WH#2 - 40s. DDay 7/12/14
Married 4, together 7yrs total
Status - ??

DD(21), DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids - 4 dogs, 2 cats

WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW)
Legally married 18yrs, together 16.5yrs

I edit often for clarity.


Posts: 6442 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: California
tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 2:13 PM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
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Posts: 8506 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 2:35 PM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


I bow to those who keep their hearts open when it is most difficult, those who refuse to keep their armor on any longer than they have to, those who recognize the courage at the heart of vulnerability. - Jeff Brown

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Crescita
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Default  Posted: 2:54 PM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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

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Want2help
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Default  Posted: 2:56 PM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Things going in stockings this year:

Husband:
waterproof matches
knife
compass
small book
chocolate


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


Sister in law:
Fuzzy socks
body scrub
lotion
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.



BS- me.
FWS- him.
DDay 6/07 (immediately separated)
RDay 8/07
OC born 3/08
OC Adopted 2014
"That which can be destroyed by truth should be." -P. C. Hodgell

Posts: 2263 | Registered: Aug 2008 | From: PNW
lieshurt
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Default  Posted: 2:57 PM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


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Sometimes it's better to push someone away...not because you stopped loving them but because you can't take the pain anymore.


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caregiver9000
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Default  Posted: 4:38 PM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Things going in stockings this year:

Husband:
waterproof matches
knife
compass


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

BIG STOCKING...

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.


Me: 44, independent, happy, despite co-parenting with a lower muppet
FT "Stretch" (and Skew!) ;)
DS 13 DS 10
S 5/2010
D 12/2012

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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 5:49 PM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


Me - 40s
SorryInSac - WH#2 - 40s. DDay 7/12/14
Married 4, together 7yrs total
Status - ??

DD(21), DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids - 4 dogs, 2 cats

WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW)
Legally married 18yrs, together 16.5yrs

I edit often for clarity.


Posts: 6442 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: California
Waiting4Daylite
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Default  Posted: 5:57 PM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

OMG NIK so did ours, plus nuts.

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

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

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

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


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 6:38 PM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


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sadcat
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Default  Posted: 9:34 PM, December 17th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

candy
lots of candy
small bag of chips
lip gloss/balm
lottery scratch off tickets
fuzzy socks
gift cards
candy
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


I need not suffer in silence while I can still moan, whimper and complain.

If this isn't what I consider soulmate crap, I don't know what is.


Posts: 13244 | Registered: Oct 2005 | From: GA
broken2
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Default  Posted: 9:45 AM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thanks SI, these are all good suggestions.


lieshurt,

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)]


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Waiting4Daylite
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Default  Posted: 10:11 AM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


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spond
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Default  Posted: 10:57 AM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Original Jelly Bellies for all!!!


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2 Kids - Married 2002
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Posts: 402 | Registered: Dec 2013
ascian
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Default  Posted: 11:37 AM, December 18th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


Me - BH 39
Her - FWW 36
D-Day: 8/13
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trying to smile
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Default  Posted: 1:15 AM, December 19th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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

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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May we know them,
May we be them,
May we raise them.
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