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Every year I get the job of stocking filler...I love my job! I get to pick out miniature things my boys love. My boys usually rush over to check their stockings first thing Christmas morning to see just what goodies are waiting for them. Picking out stocking stuffers shouldn't feel like a chore...If you find yourself out of idea this holiday season here are a few tips to get you picking the perfect stocking stuffers.
You know your children better than anyone! When filling stockings make sure to tailor the stocking to not only your child's age but their interests as well. My kids' interests change yearly so most of the time their stocking goodies change yearly as well. But there are a few ideas I follow that will always keep it interesting & fun yet fimiliar.
Stocking Stuffer Ideas
I love to gift them something useful. Pencils & erasers are always appreciated in my house. Books & socks are other good ideas...I mean who doesn't love a pair of holiday socks!?
My kids are obsessed with games! We go through card decks like crazy...mostly because my 4 year old loves to pull them out, then magically we are missing 5. So a new deck of cards are always a must in their stockings. You can also add crayons and a coloring book as well!
My kids always expect to find their favorite snacks in their stockings. Fruit, candy canes, Slim Jim Snack Sticks, & themed candies are all great options. You want to find the perfect treat that the whole family will love. My kids also love to bake, so anything that gives them that opportunity is a plus. You can even turn an oven mitt into a stocking filled with baking goodies!
You can't forget to give something holiday themed...after all, it is Christmas! A stuffed holiday bear, ornament, reindeer ears or a Santa hat are always hits. We love giving the boys an ornament each year that is a memorandum of that year...for instance, my 8 year old received an A+ ornament last year because he always brings home good grades.
I grab a few goodies the other day while shopping at Walmart...stuffed bear, jingle bell ornament, pencils, candy canes & a mitt with baking supplies. Of course I couldn't forget a 26ct package of Slim Jim Snack Sticks. My kids love to throw them in their bags for a bold on the go snack. These Slim Jim Mild Snack Sticks are not a sweet and it provides a perfect, pick-me-up boost to tide them over until dinner!
Right now, just like at Halloween, you can create your own virtual stockings at Slim Jim Bold Break for a chance to win a Slim Jim Prize Pack! Fifteen grand prize winners will receive a $250 Walmart eGift Card, two embroidered holiday stockings and two boxes of Slim Jim Original Smoked Snack Sticks!
I created mine! Let's see yours!