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What so you put in your kids stocking?

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LokiBear Fri 25-Jul-14 20:07:31

If you do them? MIL will insist on doing a chocolate filled one for DD because she does one for all of us, so ideally would like to stay away from food items.
Would like ideas so that I can be on the look out now as there are so many sales on.

Haffdonga Fri 25-Jul-14 20:12:02

Really? You want to talk about this now ?

LokiBear Fri 25-Jul-14 20:18:03

It's the Christmas thread. There are several threads on the Christmas forum planning Christmas 2014. Yes, I'd like to do this now, but with the other Christmas crazies which is why I'm here. smile

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 25-Jul-14 20:25:27


I don't like chickens so I don't go onto the ChickenHouse Threads.

Loki - my DC are 12 and 14.6 now (I'm guessing your DD is little)

Mine have the Christmas Eve Hamper (that's a whole thread in itself grin ) and their Stockings because their main presents are money and vouchers (DS likes to save, DD likes to have the freedom to buy what she wants )

I put in:
A pack of those Lindt Minis ( usually 5 in a pack) you do need chocolate
A book
Underwear (much to DS disgust) grin
Small toy / cards
Mini torch for DS
Earrings for DD
Lynx/ Impulse body spray

Left at the foot of their beds (originally to keep them occupied when they were little)
We love to hear them whisper, thinking they are being very secretive.

And everything is wrapped. Well wrapped to prolong it.

If you buy two stockings or bags the same you can sneak away the empty one and replace with the full one without being caught wink

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 25-Jul-14 20:26:49

Follow the "Something to Wear, Something to Read, Something to Eat, Something You Need"

And mine are all £3-£5

LokiBear Fri 25-Jul-14 20:28:38

Thanks smile

FiveGoMadInDorset Fri 25-Jul-14 20:31:10

Colouring pens
Note book/colouring book
bubble bath
Chocolate coins
Small game suck as Jacks, tiddlywinks etc

TheWoollybacksWife Fri 25-Jul-14 20:35:32

I have older DDs and a primary age DS.

From when they have been small my DDs stockings have contained
Chocolate (Santas when they were small, chocolate orange now)
Christmas themed pants
Slipper socks
A book (Mr Men/Little Miss are good when they are small)
A toy (Lego mini figures are ideal)
Pencils or crayons
Something sparkly (when they were little it was lip gloss - now it is nail varnish)
These days I also include make-up and an iTunes voucher.

DS's is similar but no sparkly stuff - he gets a pack of Top Trumps instead.

Everything wrapped in at least three layers of Christmas tissue paper.

Purpleroxy Fri 25-Jul-14 20:35:59

Assorted stationery items
FC novelty items such as a mug or pop up toy (have to wait until Christmas for these to appear in shops though)
Snow globe
Small toy such as my little pony

chanie44 Fri 25-Jul-14 20:40:49

I am the stocking queen and love doing them - I even do the stockings for my sisters children. My budget is normally £30 but maximise bargains, so normally spend £20.

Under 3
Giant bubble wand, wheeled vehicles like cars, books, matey bubble bath, ball, crayons, puzzles, nursery rhyme cd, play dough, torch.

4-7 year
Mini figures like Spider-Man or my little pony, craft stuff from places like wilkinsons, rucksack, football, stickers, activity books, money box, bendy straw.

8 +
Lip balm, drinks bottle, puzzle book, sweets, finger lights, felt tip pens, notebook, magic tricks, Lego, paint by numbers,

BikeRunSki Fri 25-Jul-14 20:44:55

Big bottles of Peppa Pig/Spiderman etc bubble bath fill up a lot of space!

KnittedJimmyChoos Fri 25-Jul-14 21:40:46

Really? You want to talk about this now ?

Yes, yes we do.

Its prudent to buy some items now in the sales.

Op, we got a reduced childrens torch with shapes fromJL, shine at celing, dobble, card game and some balloons that you make into animals again JLsale. then will bulk out with oranges, choclate etc..

thatgirloverthere Fri 25-Jul-14 21:53:18

I always put Christmas socks in,Lynx or some other body spray/shower gel and chocolate coins.

This year I'm going to be trying very hard not to buy rubbish that isn't wanted or needed, the stocking my children have are quite small so there can't be too much squeezed in.

Slipslipslippy Fri 25-Jul-14 22:57:31

Dd2, who will be four will have;

Hello kitty hairbow
My little pony pencil topper
Wooden Casonets
Personalised bookbag keyring
Bead braclets
Light up Dolphin
Hello kitty loom bands
Plastic tat (spinny tops etc)
Christmas pencil set
Light up flower
Chocolate coins
Playmobil people
Wooden Harmonica
Skipping rope
Personalised pencils
Mr Men book
Finger lights
Bubble wand
Peppa pig hairclips
character underwear
Funny erasers
schleich sea creatures (for the bath)

Slipslipslippy Fri 25-Jul-14 23:05:33

I've just accidently deleted what will dd1s stocking list so will probably still be finding the things I've hidden for it till next xmas shock

306235388 Fri 25-Jul-14 23:24:41

Kids were just 7 and3.5 last year (boy and girl).

Off the top of my head:

Finger lights!
Glow sticks
Wind up torches
Top trumps
Large lolly
Favourite sweets / chocolate
Hair stuff for dd
Nail polish for dd
Bath stuff
Lush bath play dough type stuff
Crayons twistables

Can't remember what else!

I haven't really thought too much about this year , usually do stockings last minute to fulfill the 'twitch'.

Ideas though....

Football paraphernalia - gym bag , team stationery, shin pads
Paper and pens
Tracing paper- he loves it!
Sweets and chocolate
Bath stuff
Socks pants
DVD - Lego movie maybe
Books - mostly reference!

Hair and nail stuff
Maybe her own proper football because she's desperate for one.
Doll accessories
Arts and crafts stuff
Glitter tattoos
Safe necklaces and bracelets
Socks pants bath stuff sweets
Some fancy scissors
New apron for baking

MILLYmo0se Sat 26-Jul-14 08:51:36

If you can find one a bottle of Coke with their name on it . It's nearly better if you don't normally allow Coke, makes it even better that 'Santa' brought it !

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 26-Jul-14 09:25:29

I bought some Lakeland Limited 'milk bottles' to give them milkshake on Christmas Morning.

I'm thinking - a basket (I have those plastic oval ones) with a festive napkin) a croissant (chocolate inside or a mini jam) and the bottle of chilled milkshake (they have a lid) and a straw.

Breakfast to be consumed larding about with toys/TV.

LokiBear Sat 26-Jul-14 10:52:23

Ooh a milk bottle prefilled with milkshake power so that we can add milk in the morning would be great! DD is only just about to turn 3 so she only has milkshake as a special treat. Thank you for the fab ideas x

pukkabo Sat 26-Jul-14 11:31:40

They get their Christmas Eve hampers from the EOTS. They have new pjs, slippers, socks, teddy bear, Belle and Boo tins filled with marshmallows and chocolate coins.

Their Christmas Day stockings have the 'boring but useful presents' usually. So cutlery, toothbrush, wash mitt, bubble bath and then a chocolate Santa and small toy which is usually a bath toy and the traditional satsuma.

0dd Sat 26-Jul-14 12:31:21

70isalimit, I love that Christmas breakfast idea, I'm totally stealing it! grin

NigellasDealer Sat 26-Jul-14 12:34:33

little things that are fun - stickers, tiny notebooks, magic fortune telling fish, small bottles of foam bath, choc coins - you know the kind of thing.

NigellasDealer Sat 26-Jul-14 12:37:38

oh and satsumas - I am sure I only do this because my mum did it, and her mum did it in turn for her during the war when such things were a real treat!

aylesburyduck Sat 26-Jul-14 22:25:14

I don't have dc (yet...) but my DP has had his stocking for the last two years. I love doing it for him and he has the same tat stocking fillers as a kid. He's 42 grin

fuzzpig Sun 27-Jul-14 09:56:47

Our newest 'tradition' is top trumps. They will get a new set in their stockings each year now I think, as DD got her first set last year (monsters university) which went down really well, and DS will appreciate his own set this year too I think (will be 5). I've actually got their sets already as I found bargains on eBay - they are both used but complete. The Incredibles for DS and Roald Dahl for DD.

They always get character undies and socks.

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