When I was a kid, I always believed that Santa would sneak in the middle of the night of Christmas Eve to stuff my stocking with some goodies. As an adult, it’s now my turn to become the Santa to my niece and nephew by surprising them with small gifts in their stockings.
Whatever holiday tradition you practice, Christmas stockings are a fun way to share with kids and make them feel special during the season. They can be hung above a fireplace or on doors, and are inexpensive to fill. To give an idea, below are some splendid things that can be used as stocking stuffers.
- Baked goodies and homemade sweets. Make use of your kitchen flair to create fantastic cookies or candies. Wrap them in plastic bags and then tie them with a nice ribbon.
- DIY accessories. Create earrings, bracelets, rings, and necklaces that are made of beads, semi-precious stones, or ribbons.
- Nice smelly things. Special soaps, lotion, and cologne are great gifts for those who love to pamper themselves. Make-up, such as lipstick and lip gloss, are also wonderful alternatives.
- Art materials. Crayons, pencils, markers, notebooks, sketchpads, stationeries – the choices are countless.
- Toys. There are numerous small toys that you can use as a stocking stuffer. Just make sure they are age-appropriate and something the child will enjoy.
Other items are gadget accessories, knickknacks, and utensils. Whatever stocking stuffer you choose, it is always best to consider that the receiver of the present will appreciate and enjoy the gift, no matter how big or small.