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What are your favorite items to put in your kid's Christmas stockings?


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#1 Lacey  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 20, 2006 - 8:27 pm

When my husband was growing up his parents used to put oranges, apples, different kinds of nuts, and Brach's little candies. At my house my parents gave me different personal items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, girl hair bows and clips, stationary, and costume jewelry. Now we kinda blend both of our childhoods together by giving our kids a little of both worlds. How do you do it?:holiday08 :holiday08 :holiday08 :holiday08 :holiday08

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Posted Dec 21, 2006 - 4:15 am

Lottery tickets! It's fun each year to watch them all scratch them off in hopes of winning a few dollars. Gift cards also get put in the stocking, so they always look forward to them. :) This year the youngest's stocking is getting a Pokemon fitted sheet and pillowcase that someone sent me for FREE!!

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Posted Dec 21, 2006 - 4:53 am

We always put bath paints or water color tabs in each of their stockings along with some other small stuff and a bunch of candy!

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Posted Dec 21, 2006 - 4:58 am

I always do lottery tickets (Got lucky this year and won $100 worth of $1.00 scratch tickets from a local radio station... so no big chunk of money out of my pocket this year on those.) :tongue1: DH is having a Greek food themed stocking this year - he loves to cook and loves Greek Food, so that is this year's theme for him. DD's get CD's and panties and fun stuff and DS's stocking is totally up to Santa. ;) I LOVE stuffing stocking and seeing what all I can jam in them - but always try to make it fun.

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Posted Dec 21, 2006 - 5:43 am

We have tons of stuff in our stockins, but the one thing I cannot forget is PICKLES!!!! DS gets a gallon of pickles, DD gets a chocolate anything. Those are their favorites.

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Posted Dec 21, 2006 - 5:45 am

I always put in the kids favorite kind of candy..Nail polish for the my dd and stickers. Boys get cars. Older ones get lottery tickets. Candy Cane, Orange and a silver or gold dollar.

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Posted Dec 21, 2006 - 6:16 am

We have tons of stuff in our stockins, but the one thing I cannot forget is PICKLES!!!!

DS gets a gallon of pickles, DD gets a chocolate anything. Those are their favorites.


Those must be huge stockings! A gallon of pickles??? Wow!:smart:

We put in candy, toothbrushes, jewelry, scratch-off lottery tickets, and whatever other little things I pick up.

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Posted Dec 21, 2006 - 6:22 am

I do candy, jewelry, and this year...Pokemnon cards, lol. I also add a small toy.

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Posted Dec 21, 2006 - 7:03 am

my parents used to do oranges and those gold foiled chocolate coins and my mom always gave me nylons for my kids I do a toothbrush (they also get a new one in their Easter basket), their favorite candy, underware and then some small toys or cd's

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Posted Dec 21, 2006 - 7:07 am

My oldest is also getting 10 things of chapstick. He is on Accutane and it dries out his lips something terrible. He's always had chapped lips, but they are really bad now and he goes thorugh Chapstick like crazy!

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Posted Dec 21, 2006 - 7:10 am

This year I am going with the kids fav foods. I got a thing of slim jims for DS and DD got marashino (sp) cherries. Plus raisins, and other snacks including some candies. We also added lottery tickets.

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Posted Dec 21, 2006 - 8:42 am

Whatever is small enough to fit,lol.

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Posted Dec 21, 2006 - 8:48 am

This year I'm doing chapstick, earrings for my girls, cards, hairbrushes, slinky, playdough, markers, tic tacs, sudoku books for my oldest, wrestlers for Hayden, coloring books, play makeup for Saydee, and just whatever else I find.

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Posted Dec 21, 2006 - 9:43 am

Candy and race cars or little trains usually. Whatever I have that is small enough to fit. I bought ds1 some new sippy cups this year for his. Both of the boys are getting a ton of the Disney Pixar cars split between theirs too.

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Posted Dec 21, 2006 - 10:06 am

Those must be huge stockings! A gallon of pickles??? Wow!:smart:


That's what I was thinking

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Posted Dec 21, 2006 - 10:37 am

We set the pickles under the stocking. Although, they would fit in the stockings we got this year, if there was any room left. I don't want to rip them off of the wall. The pickles are the only thing that I make sure to repeat every year. this year, ours have: chapstick makeup (DD) assorted toys from Amazon's sale wooden musical instruments books crayons pads of paper finger paints pencils pens coloring books cars beads craft kits video games Little Tikes animal flashlights toothbrushes ornaments lottery tix and don't even ask me what else, I've been stuffing junk in them for weeks!!!

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Posted Dec 21, 2006 - 8:11 pm

:gdyes: I have never thought about putting lottery tickets in a stocking but that seems to be a favorite with so many of you. I think I will try that this year! It sounds like fun!!:gdyes:

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Posted Dec 21, 2006 - 8:48 pm

Candy, whoopee cushions, bubbles, cap guns, GC to Game store... I really think that I will regret the whoopee cushions :blush:

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Posted Dec 22, 2006 - 3:00 am

Candy in my son's stocking. I bought some stuff for my daughter's car to put in her stocking. A key chain that says, Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly A lei air freshner (she's been wanting 1 forever) Some cool little tire stem things that monitor how much air is in her tires. It turns red to let her know she needs air. She never pays attention to her tires. lol. If these things work, I'm going to put them on all the cars. LOL. A friend got her some visor cd holders for the car. I'm going to pick up a few more items that will match the holders. Orbit gum Candy Probably some chapstick I may add a few lottery tickets to both... they would love that.

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Posted Dec 22, 2006 - 3:04 am

Laffnatu, Where did you get the "tire stem thing"? thanx

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Posted Dec 22, 2006 - 3:06 am

Laffnatu,
Where did you get the "tire stem thing"? thanx



It was near the air freshners and car accessories at Walmart. It didn't have a specific place on the shelf, it was hanging off the end of the aisle. I believe it was $4.97.

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Posted Dec 22, 2006 - 4:38 am

My kids get candy, toothbrushes,bubblebath, hairbows,hand boilers, gloves & mittens. My husband gets his favorite candy bars, lottery tickets, cigarrettes, lighters, 20 question hand held game, & a poopin reindeer,(lol it's too cute)!!

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Posted Dec 25, 2006 - 9:40 pm

[quote name='laffnatu']Some cool little tire stem things that monitor how much air is in her tires. It turns red to let her know she needs air. She never pays attention to her tires. lol. If these things work, I'm going to put them on all the cars. LOL.[
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Hey I kept forgetting but I thought would tell you. DH and I were in Walmart the other night and he had to go get some of those for his truck. When they put on his new tires they did not take the old ones off. Anyway he said they do work really well ;) Thought that you might be interested in knowing that they do work :P

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Posted Dec 26, 2006 - 9:16 am

I cut down on candy this year. Didn't want them to have all that chocolate. With my son in wrestling he can't have it anyway. I filled the stockings with a lot of small gifts. Tic Tacs, sugar free gum, and sugar free candy (some chocolate but not a lot). My son got his Tag and Axe sprays, wrist bands, book light, necklace or chain I guess for a man, and a stop watch. My daughter got perfume, earrings, necklace/bracelet set, body tatoos and stickers, and nail file and lotion

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Posted Dec 26, 2006 - 10:06 am

My wife likes to put stuff like lip gloss, socks, candy, hair clips and any other small items in DD's stocking. Her stocking is always one of the 1st things she looks for.

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Posted Dec 27, 2006 - 7:34 pm

My oldest is also getting 10 things of chapstick. He is on Accutane and it dries out his lips something terrible. He's always had chapped lips, but they are really bad now and he goes thorugh Chapstick like crazy!


my husband just got off of that stuff..he was miserably dried out...the tried everything, his favorite was burts bees though

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Posted Dec 28, 2006 - 1:46 am

Hey I kept forgetting but I thought would tell you. DH and I were in Walmart the other night and he had to go get some of those for his truck. When they put on his new tires they did not take the old ones off. Anyway he said they do work really well ;) Thought that you might be interested in knowing that they do work :P


Thanks for letting me know. I keep forgetting to put them on her tires. lol.

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Posted Dec 28, 2006 - 5:21 pm

I don't really have any favorites, just whatever I happen to see that I think they will like. I do, however, have favorite things that I like to get in MY stocking!!;)

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Posted Dec 29, 2006 - 10:52 am

I like to give my daughter a gift certificate for a massage. ;)




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