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What do you put in your kids' stockings?


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#1 kimpooh19  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 13, 2022 - 10:41 am

What are your favorite things to put in stockings? 

 

I have all boys' so I end up doing a lot of movies and video games to take up space ;)  


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#2 Bopeep  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 13, 2022 - 11:27 am

I don't do stockings anymore, but when my boys were kids I filled them with candy. When they were really little, I'd put a stuffed animal on top. As they got older, sometimes I'd put a small gift in the stocking with the candy, but mostly it was just candy :).



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Posted Oct 13, 2022 - 6:31 pm

I don't do stockings anymore, but when my boys were kids I filled them with candy. When they were really little, I'd put a stuffed animal on top. As they got older, sometimes I'd put a small gift in the stocking with the candy, but mostly it was just candy :).

 

That would be a great idea, but one of my boy's has a g-tube and can't eat anything but potatoes, green beans, apples, and bananas, so we try hard to avoid any food related gifts at any holiday for any of us so he doesn't feel left out.  I definitely wish I could throw in something like that.  Seems fun!


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Posted Oct 14, 2022 - 4:01 am

I too, have boys. I usually do a couple of stockings for each one.  One will have bath stuff/shower gel, chapstick, little boxes of their favorite candy, deodorant, silly socks, little travel games, video game gift cards, usually an orange. The other stocking is geared towards their sports stuff - hockey tape, stick wax, skate laces, helmet repair kit, mouthguards, skate socks, soccer socks, random extra stuff i've collected throughout the year from a "hockey of the month" club we belong to, stickers, etc. 

 

For DH's stocking, I usually load him up with various jerky products, socks and candy.  

 

For my mom, I'll do nail polish, restaurant gc's, Red Hots candy, an orange (which was a tradition her parents did for her when she was young), maybe a nail salon gc, etc.  

 

I could easily spend a fortune on stockings, especially depending on how crazy I get with gift cards. My kids know they can open their stockings (and ONLY their stockings) before we get up on Christmas morning, so I feel like it's a fair price to pay to buy extra sleeping time!  LOL



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Posted Oct 14, 2022 - 5:24 am

ornaments, slipper socks, gloves, hand warmers, lotions, chapstick, dvd, candy, gum, flashlight, card games or other small games. 

 

When the kids were little small toys. 



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Posted Oct 14, 2022 - 5:56 am

Silly socks, chapstick, travel size shower gels, hand lotions, gift cards, candy (chocolates and non-chocolates), pens/pencils they might need for school/work



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Posted Oct 14, 2022 - 4:44 pm

Little toys, like those blind boxes, socks, gift cards, candy. He is 11 so its getting harder to find things. Might put in some deodorant this year lol!



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Posted Oct 20, 2022 - 12:38 pm

2 year old - snacks/candy, small stuffed alligator if I make it back to the zoo gift shop, toy animals, stickers, Funtainer.

5 year old - snacks/candy, Disney Cars, stickers, Funtainer.

I think that should fill the stockings, just got new ones last year and still haven't gotten that figured out.

Grownups are mostly candy. DH is getting a replacement wedding ring in his this year.

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Posted Oct 28, 2022 - 1:21 am

We always put an apple and orange…family tradition from when I was a kid ☺️ Candy too

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Posted Nov 17, 2022 - 9:51 pm

About anything reasonably priced goes in the ones at my house.  I usually get my guys movies or a video game, candy, cookies, good smelling body wash, jerky, stuff like that.  My mom, who passed away this year, always put an apple and orange in everyone’s stocking (everyone has stockings at my mom & dads house, mom loved filling the stockings to the brim) because it was tradition from when she was a kid.  She said when her and her sister and brothers were little that was usually all they got in their stockings, and sometimes that was all they got at all because money was tight.  Not sure exactly what to do this year for one of my sons.  He is trying to eat healthier and recently quit eating so much sugar, so I guess cookies and candy are kinda out for him.



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Posted Nov 19, 2022 - 7:43 pm

iput socks, candy, fruit, protein bars,and a couple small wrapped gifts . and a scratch ticket



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Posted Nov 19, 2022 - 8:09 pm

I try to put accessories related to their main gift. Some things I've done:
Models - paint, brushes, cutters, pliers, etc
VR - cables, grips
Record player - cleaning kit
Then also related gift cards (steam, PS, gaming store).
My boys are grown, so sometimes they may get work gloves or thermal socks for boots.
And my oldest goes through earbuds, so he gets a pair or 2.

I also try to get a specialty (large or shaped) candy and a snack. My youngest is very basic in his tastes, so that makes it harder to keep them even. (Only plain Hershey chocolate and reeses, no jerky or other flavors.)

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Posted Nov 20, 2022 - 11:36 am

My kids are all adults now so I do ear buds, phone charging cables, lottery tickets, candy bars, card games and fun socks.

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Posted Nov 21, 2022 - 8:22 am

The boys are teens now so I fill the stockings with some candy but with phone chargers, $10 gift cards to a few fast food places, play station gift cards, mini colognes and other knick knacks I may come across.






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