I have never had a stocking, would it be a bit sad to make my own this year?

(26 Posts)
AmeliaToppingLovesShopping Sat 30-Nov-13 22:55:07

Growing up my parents, well my mum as she did all the work, never did a stocking for me. I am now a single parent of 3 so there isn't anyone to do one for me. I was thinking of putting one up at the same time as the DC, just to see if Father Christmas left me something, and then adding little bits from the 99p Store. Toiletries, chocolates, candles ect.

Would that be a little bit sad?

Rummikub Sat 30-Nov-13 22:58:33

No, do it!

lucysmam Sat 30-Nov-13 22:58:48

I do my own stocking...each of my girls gets one, I do dp one because he always wants bits for his xbox and they tend to be most of my budget...no-one thinks to do me one to open in bed christmas morning while we have a brew so I do it. Just bits and bobs from cheapy shops like Poundland/world and 99p shop.

Not sad at all....you get to pick what you want and enjoy opening with your dc's smile

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs Sat 30-Nov-13 23:00:10

Not at all! Go for it. Start some traditions and put some of the same things in every year.

elQuintoConyo Sat 30-Nov-13 23:00:54

Not. At. All.

I never had one growing up - didn't feel left out, just didn't have one. When I was pregnant with DS, I made one for: him, me DH, my parents, DFil and my DGM (saying 'greatgrandmother', she was delighted and it comes out every year!).

I may put a couple of small gifts to.myself in it - new diary and fancy pen, or coloured ink for an old fountain pen I have. Tangerine and nuts go in - into DH's too, along with a bar of his favourite chocolate and a new toithbrush, or something silly!

Have fun with your stocking!

SashaOfSiberia Sat 30-Nov-13 23:05:34

Definitely do it. I don't know how old your kids are but could you give them some money to get you something for your stocking as well?

Even if its just to pick a surprise for you from the pound shop while you try and avoid looking at what they choose?

You deserve a stocking.

Leeds2 Sat 30-Nov-13 23:07:23

Go for it!

Although if your children are old enough, maybe you could give them the money and let them choose surprises? A sort of let them loose in Tesco for 20 mins thing.

AmeliaToppingLovesShopping Sat 30-Nov-13 23:09:41

I will get proper presents from a few people but have always felt like I missed out a bit by not getting a stocking sad <<spoilt brat>> grin

I will pop into the 99p store on Wednesday when DD3 is at preschool and pick up a new stocking and some bits <<strangely excited>> grin

Maybe I could get a new hair dye and a few bits of make up.

Rummikub Sat 30-Nov-13 23:12:21

Chocolates too.

looseleaf Sat 30-Nov-13 23:14:49

I think it won't be sad to do this at all and in fact a very positive thing in terms of self affirmation/ respect given never being given one. So my hat off to you and I hope you get yourself some lovely things and enjoy it.

AmeliaToppingLovesShopping Sat 30-Nov-13 23:15:46

The younger 2 DDs are only 5 and 3, they still very much believe in Father Christmas. At the school fair there is a secret room where only children are allowed to go. They can pick something for £1 and have it wrapped. They have, up until now, always chosen to give it to me. I have had a beautiful bag and lovely necklace from them smile

I might give them a £1 each and let them loose on the 99p store, I think they would like that.

callmekitten Sat 30-Nov-13 23:40:54

At our house, everything under the tree on Christmas morning is from Santa. And me, being the shopper in the family, well,,,

lookoveryourshouldernow Sat 30-Nov-13 23:44:34

..Do it - go for it ....

I go and buy myself stuff for Christmas - as I know that when do our family tradition of "divving up of Christmas presents" on Christmas morning - I would have nothing - you, you, you, me, you, you, you, you, you, you, me, you, you, you, you, you, you, you, me etc etc...

Normally they are only silly little things but as each year progresses I seem to be getting a little more...and some surprises too.

Have fun... they don't have to be big things - just things that you would like..

Set up a new tradition for your family.....

lucysmam Sun 01-Dec-13 08:42:08

If you have a poundland (green one) near you, they have nicer stockings in there IMO and had better bits and bobs to put in than the 99p shop here smile

minstaral Sun 01-Dec-13 08:52:07

No do your own stocking and share the time with the children when they open there stockings,I hope one day some one will do you a stocking,happy Christmas.

Mignonette Sun 01-Dec-13 08:54:05

Not sad and hopefully as your children get older, they will do one for you. When Father Christmas comes, he comes for everybody in the house.

I hope one day that you have your own surprise.

#something in my eye

mamathechicken Sun 01-Dec-13 10:24:13

Make sure you get yourself a nail varnish and a pair of cosy socks from primark.

The one thing i miss now my mom doesn't give us a 'pile' of presents anymore is..Knickers ! She always used to buy a 5 pack so now i buy my own.

AmeliaToppingLovesShopping Sun 01-Dec-13 10:48:12

I have to go into town at some point so will have a look in the pound shop, not sure if it is poundworld or a different one.

I do need underwear so will add that to the list.

MadameJosephine Sun 01-Dec-13 10:52:06

I was a single patent for 9 years and I always bought myself presents and made a sticking up for myself to open on Christmas morning. Otherwise DS would have thought mummy was on the naughty list! i still buy myself bits now as DP is a bit rubbish

MadameJosephine Sun 01-Dec-13 10:53:17

*single parent and stocking not sticking - stupid phone!

Rooners Sun 01-Dec-13 10:58:09

I've done one for myself once or twice - just to convince them that FC has been!

I usually put a bar of chocolate in it and a DVD for the whole family to watch (which I'd bought for them anyway). That's it. I pretend to be super happy about it grin

Mignonette Sun 01-Dec-13 11:01:20

New Look has 3 pairs of socks for £6 / £7 I think- I wrap them up separately. They have owls, Snoopy, Foxes, Fair Isle patterns-all very lovely. Get yourself a beanie or woolly hat too and gloves. I also buy boxes of nice teas, coffees, little baking goods like Vanilla paste and pop those in as daughter likes to bake. Mini tubes of hand cream and lip balm is another favourite and everybody gets a bottle of bubbles to blow.

Blatherskite Sun 01-Dec-13 11:16:53

I'd do it. Special little things that are a bit too 'treat-y' to buy for yourself often like a little box of your favourite chocolates, some really nice, soft, warm socks, a bath bomb or a little bottle of your favourite bath soak for when the kids are in bed, maybe a new book, a lovely scarf or some nice, warm gloves. The kids will enjoy seeing you open it.

MissMillament Sun 01-Dec-13 11:38:13

Definitely give your children a little money to choose something for your stocking. Then they get to experience the joy of giving as well as the joy of receiving - one of the best bits of Christmas IMO. You will have started a lovely tradition and as they get older they can take over completely. My mum will be 80 this year and I still make her a Christmas stocking every Christmas which she loves opening alongside her DGC, a tradition I started after my first DC was born.

I do it! I don't let DD see those bits either, as FC brings stockings here, he brings her stuff her mean mum won't let her have. She buys me a seperate present.

I buy myself a chocolate orange, lip balm, christmassy socks and pants, last year a foot of jaffa cakes. Stuff like that.

AmeliaToppingLovesShopping Sun 01-Dec-13 14:55:13

I have spoken to DD2, who is 5, and asked if she wants to but me something for Christmas and she said yes. I have said I will give them £1 each and ask my mum to help them pick it.

A bit later I overheard her telling DD1 that she mustn't tell me something and when I asked what they were talking about it was getting me a present smile she has also said that she wants to wrap it herself smile

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