Stockings are so much fun. Since I was a child, looking through my stocking on Christmas morning has been one of the things I look forward to the most. The joy and anticipation of unfolding tiny little treasures is just thrilling to me.
That being said, stocking stuffers are hard. I have always struggled with coming up with interesting items to fit into a stocking without breaking the bank. If you are not careful it is very easy to spend a small fortune on stocking stuffers because small items do not always mean cheap items. With three children and a husband (yes I do a stocking for my husband) with stockings to fill, I am having to come up with interesting gifts at reasonable prices to stuff in their respectable stockings. Although it can be a challenge, there are fun items you can find that will thrill your children and not cost a fortune.
My children are not allowed soda very often so one item I always place in their stocking is a bottle of soda. I noticed cute bottle of soda in the shape of round Christmas ornaments just the other day at the store. Every year I also place a new toothbrush and toothpaste in their stocking. This is something we would purchase anyway so making it into a gift is just a nice way to present them with something they need. I usually place some of their favorite candy or gum in there as well and then I try to choose one item that is unique to them. This might be a notepad and crayons, an action figure, or even a special ornament. I wrap everything in the stocking. This takes a bit of time and can be rather tedious but makes the kids have to slow down to unwrap everything and therefore they tend to appreciate each item a little more. So get creative and get to stuffing!
By Gillian Eberhart of mybabyclothes.com. The holidays are the perfect time to get your little ones the most stylish baby clothes, frilly tutus and gorgeous baby headbands that both you and your little one will cherish.