A coworker of mines posed this question to me the other day. She has young daughters but does not usually have stockings for them or stuffers for that matter. I always thought that everyone hung stocking with their tree. I realized at that moment that I absolutely loved stuffing my kids and my husbands’ stockings! It may be the most fun part of Christmas for me!
I grew up on the west side of Detroit Michigan and was fortunate enough to have a fireplace. My Mom was the best! She stuffed my stockings with everything! I had fruit, nuts, toys, hair accessories…. you name it my mom would put it in my stocking.
I think of the stocking like a bonus gift on Christmas day. After you are done unwrapping all your gifts under the tree then you have that “Oh yeah, my stocking” moment. Nowadays during the Christmas season, I treat every day and every moment as a good time to look for stocking stuffers. I love the giant candies and the candy cane shaped plastics filled with candy to top them off. I like to put lots of thought into my stocking stuffers as well. I would never put something in there that I know they don’t like. Some of my favorite things to stuff the stockings with are:
· Novelty Socks (with their favorite food, drink, or animal on them)
· Small sizes of favorite health and beauty items
· Personalized mini snow globes
· Make up
· Favorite Candy
· Gift Cards to favorite stores
· Hair accessories
· Note pads w meaningful quotes on the cover
· Key chains
My Fave Places to Buy Stocking Stuffers:
· Cracker Barrel https://crackerbarrel.com/
· Dollar Tree
What are some of your favorite stocking stuffers or traditions?