Tuesday, December 21, 2010


As I was unloading stocking stuffers onto the conveyer belt at Target, the cashier asked, "so how many stockings are you stuffing?"

When I replied "four" she looked at me like I had lost my marbles. She probably has a valid reason.

Can I tell you how easy it is to find stocking stuffers for Harmony?! Lotions, chapsticks, bracelets, book marks, a pocket calender, glitter pens, stickers, notebooks, journals....it goes on and on! Her stocking is always full to the brim. However...

The boys are much harder! And since they make up 3 out of the 4 stockings well...yeah. So if you are stuffing stockings for boys, here are some ideas:

cards (Pokemon, baseball...whatever thing they are in to)
silly bandz
comic books
coloring books/crayons
gift card to McD's, Burger King etc. (like $5 enough for a kids meal)
dvd ( I bought a whole bunch of dvds for $5 each)
Hot Wheels
mini Lego sets
card games like Uno, Pictureka, Old Maid etc
mini flashlights ( my boys LOVE these)
word search type books
etch a sketch or magna doodle

If you think of any other ideas, please share! Why are boys so hard to shop for?!


Miranda said...

Hello! I'm a brand new follower of your blog, and a fellow Navy wife :-)


Rachel said...

My son is still little (3 1/2) so pretty much anything makes him happy! I found some socks with Cars characters on them, little writing pads, his own pens (eek!), matchbox cars (of course), and candy. Can't go wrong :) Merry Christmas!

Beth said...

Thanks for the ideas! I ALWAYS have a hard time with my boys! I did get them each a video game for their handhelds at GREAT prices awhile ago, but that is all I have! I love the gift card idea! We used to get those on our stockings when I was a kid. But they were actually paper McBucks or something like that!

Anonymous said...

Umm? Candy? Isn't it each child's stash of Christmas candy that goes in the stocking?

Though, I'm afraid I'm not clear on the distinction between general presents and stocking items as my mom just put the stocking on top of the pile of stuff to identify to whom the pile belonged. ...I think she got tired of wrapping about halfway through my childhood...

Other than that? Well, mine are so little that things like glue sticks and stickers still get huge reactions. I have a niece who you probably could have put a box of band aids with characters on them and that would have been her favorite.

And I don't know why it's so hard for boys. I'm not looking forward to mine growing out of the easily pleased category.


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