I posted a picture of our stockings above. My stocking is the same one I've had since I was a baby. I got Mrs. Claus which I will admit wasn't my favourite but I have three older brothers and I'm sure my Mom was eager to make a Mrs. Claus stocking when she finally had a girl! My Mom made my stocking but my Grandma has been making the stockings for new family additions in recent years so she made Jeremy's and Connor's. Hopefully, she has made one for Aleena too. I think my Grandma must be adapting to the new concept of consumerism because the stockings seem to be getting progressively bigger. Since Aleena was feeling left out this morning, we took another photo of the stockings just for her.
Back to Christmas stocking ideas...and I'm going to give you my stocking ideas rather than what I actually received in my stocking when I was younger. To give my parent's credit, they were always very generous at Christmas time. They had four kids and we were expensive with all of us playing hockey. With that said, our stockings (less a few candies and an orange) were normally filled with personal hygiene products like deodorant, socks, contact lense solution, and other similar items. Perhaps I'll start giving these types of things when my kids are older (and I'm older too). In the meantime, my little sweet peas will receive a couple baby/toddler necessities and some fun "fluff". You will notice that their stockings are stocked full of BabySteals/KidSteals items that I've been saving for this very purpose. Everything I purchased was at least half price (or free in the case of the board books).
Here's what I've got so far. I think the kids are bit (okay, a lot) spoiled this year. I already bought one of Connor's non-stocking gifts. He will get one from Santa and one from us but that's a topic for another post!
Connor's Stocking (2 years old)
- Ally Zabba Blanket
- A Chalk Mat and some dustless chalk (It's a two-sided mat with one side being a place mat while the other side is a chalkboard.)
- Thomas the Train T-Shirt
- Warm winter socks (plan on buying some at Roots)
- A bag of treats (Mum Mums, Cereal Puffs)
- Sock Monkey Tuque
- Ally Zabba Blanket
- Small Board Books which I "bought" with my Pampers Gifts to Grow reward points
- BabyLegs Tights
- Sippy Cup (plan to buy a Playtex Spillproof bottle)
- Warm winter socks (plan to buy some from Roots)
Last but not least, the Baby Chunky Cheeks Blanket Giveaway winner will be announced tomorrow at 4 pm Saskatchewan Time. There are still a few hours left to enter. Click on the Baby Chunky Cheeks logo for information on how to enter if you haven't already.
If you have a stocking stuffer idea to share, please post it in the comments! Don't be shy. :-)