WELCOME TO THE 5-DAY CHRISTMAS STOCKING-STUFFER EXTRAVAGANZA!
With all the mini-mystery packages and unexpected surprises, Christmas stockings were a fun part of childhood Christmases. Want to recapture some of that childhood awe and magic of the holiday season? Bigger is not always better. All gifts don’t have to be ‘mature.’ Make a date with your mate to swap stockings for Christmas. The only thing more fun than stuffing a stocking personalized especially for the one you love is watching that loved one explore the treasures you buried therein!
Whether you’re a stocking-stuffer-novice or have been successfully delighting your mate for years with your stocking stuffer finesse, over the next 5 days this CHRISTMAS STOCKING STUFFER EXTRAVAGANZA will provide over 200 ideas, suggestions, and tips to make this year’s stocking the best-stuffed ever! Here’s the lineup:
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At our house the girls (now grown) like a box of sugary cereal in their stocking as part of Christmas breakfast- it has become a tradition! Great list!
That’s fun! I immediately thought of my husband’s favorite childhood choice – and it does come in those variety packs of mini boxes. Hmmmm . . .
Shel, great list! But hat pins?! hahah What about a little padlock so that when you travel you can lock your goodies in your suitcase when you leave the room? Kind of goes with the luggage tag.
Are you thinking of the old-fashioned keep-your-hat-on hat pins, Luanne? I’m talking about the ones that guys stick on their baseball caps that have team emblems or zippy sayings. (I suspect there’s a few younger than me that won’t know what I’m talking about with the first reference!) I have padlocks on my athlete/health enthusiast list for Thursday themes, but I didn’t think about it for the travel list – that’s a good add. Of course, it would need to be sturdier than those old diary ‘padlocks’ which, according to my brother, weren’t worth . . . much (yes, I’m paraphrasing!)
I am excited about this week’s blogs, Shel. We love stockings at our house, and I’m taking your posts as my shopping lists.
There’s lots more to come, Brandi! The problem I’m having now is to stop adding to the lists!
Fun list, Shel. How did you come up with so many “interesting” items? The ones that really got my attention were the single boxed truffle and the alcohol ‘nips.’ Can’t wait for those 75 gender-neutral stuffers!
Oh, this was just a little list I tossed together. After obsessing about it for weeks and scratching notes on any piece of paper that was in range. I’m pretty sure I threw out some great ideas with last week’s TV guide!
I read this in my copy of THE TWELVE TEAS OF CHRISTMAS:
“The Victorian rule of thumb for filling a Christmas stocking was ‘Something to eat, something to read, something to play with, and something they need!'”
I like that. 🙂
Love it! Chocolate would be a twofer – covers the eat AND the need!
Our favorite stocking stuffer around here is chocolate (any kind). We just have to make sure the dog doesn’t pull down the stockings before we get to them.
I agree with you, Maria – hard to go wrong with chocolate! I just mentioned to Jill that if the bacon flavored chapstick was chocoloate covered bacon, I might even give that a try!
Great list, Shel! I think I’ll pass on the bacon flavored Chapstick…yuck. I’m all over the Silly Putty, I love that stuff!
Yah – that bacon chapstick is probably more of a guy thing. Unless, of course, it’s chocolate covered bacon – then I’d have to give it a try!