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What's in your child's stocking each year?

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Chintaria Fri 16-Oct-15 12:50:46

Carrying on the tradition that my mum started we have an orange, an apple, a selection box, gold coins, an annual, and a torch (amongst other things of course!)

What has to go in your childs/childrens stocking every year?

ChristmasZombie Fri 16-Oct-15 13:01:45

There's always chocolate in our stockings!
We all have a stocking in our house, and this is what's going in each one this year:

DD1 (will be 3):
Mini Disney Princess Toddler Dolls (Elsa, Anna and Rupunzle)
Minions magic flannel
Tube of pink Smarties
Peppa Pig bath squirter
Chocolate Santa and some chocolate coins

DD2 (will be 7 months):
First Christmas teddy bear
Pink night light
Tumbling Giraffe toy
Pack of chocolate biscotti
Chocolate Santa (which I'll probably eat on her behalf!)

Mini toolkit
Chocolate Santa
Lottery scratchcards
Pack of bourbon biscuits

DH always does my stocking, it's usually full of imported sweets!

When I was a kid my mum always planned my stocking very carefully. There was always something edible, something to play with (which didn't require batteries/make noise/need any sort of setting up), a book and a magazine/comic. It was a very clever way of getting me to stay in bed a bit longer on Christmas morning!

EmGee Fri 16-Oct-15 13:03:13

My kids get everything in their stocking - they only get a present from us 'under the tree' when it is a big gift that relatives have contributed to e.g. doll house/bike etc.

This means they have sacks rather than stockings.

When they stop believing in FC, I hope we will revert to a more traditional stocking with the bigger gifts under the tree.

I prefer the more traditional stocking (like I had as a kid - with small gifts in it and the bigger one under the tree) but for some reason DH won this battle so we do it his way.

OvO Fri 16-Oct-15 13:05:06

We're similar - always chocolate coins, selection box, a satsuma and Guinness Book of Records for one and Ripleys Believe it or not for the other.

LauraChant Fri 16-Oct-15 13:06:51

You must have a lot of torches OP grin

Mine always have a tangerine, a pound coin, a candy cane and Tinti bath crystals that change the colour of the bath. Other items vary.

When I was little we always had a selection box, tangerine, shiny 2ps (Dad used to keep them specially if he ever got a particularly shiny one) and walnuts which would go straight back into the fruit bowl from whence they came. And then other things depending on age.

Chintaria Fri 16-Oct-15 13:47:07

Yes, we can certainly cope during a power cut Laura grin

scarlets Fri 16-Oct-15 14:05:36

A selection box is the only regular thing in my DCs' stockings.

When I was a kid, the items I always got without fail: a selection box, blank cassettes for recording the charts, annuals (Jackie, Patches, Blue Jeans, Grange Hill), a tube of tennis balls, a tube of shuttlecocks, the Now compilation cassette, a make-up set, stationery for school. Once I'd had my Spectrum ZX, I'd get games in the stocking too, until I grew out of it (at which point the annuals were replaced as well, by the Christmas editions of Cosmo and More).

EeyoresTail Fri 16-Oct-15 14:16:31

Gold coins
Tube of sweets
Disney Princess shower gel/bubble bath

Badders123 Fri 16-Oct-15 15:03:21

Silly toys from tiger
Bath bomb
Earphones for their ipad

Badders123 Fri 16-Oct-15 15:05:04

Oh...and top.trumps smile

Shemozzle Fri 16-Oct-15 16:15:14

Selection box
Slipper socks
Gold chocolate coins
Some sort of stationary or craft (new pens/paint)
....think that's all the annual ones!

wlv12 Fri 16-Oct-15 16:55:07

I've just been in to Wilko's and they had some lovely bits for under £2 for stockings. I have 2 boys aged 9 and 6 and they are getting:

Lego Mixel
Lego Monster Minifigure x 2
Fart putty
Power glider
Magic slinky
Dinosaur fossil egg
Wind-up dinosaur
Dinosaur groan tube
Large gold coin
Christmas Kinder egg

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Fri 16-Oct-15 17:04:58

Mine are considerably older, but
Lush bath bomb
Ds-funny/cute socks
Dd-fluffy socks
Small bottle lush shower gel
Small bottle booze
A puzzle, a game, or something silly.

MuddhaOfSuburbia Fri 16-Oct-15 17:08:34

chocolate coins
a mug full of sweets wrapped in cellophane (we have HODS of mugs-my eldest is 18- but I get told off if Father Christmas doesn't come up with the goods)

Partybugs Fri 16-Oct-15 17:18:08

Magic flannel
Bath bomb
Impulse body spray
Colouring/Activity Book
Colouring Pens (smelly ones this year)
Plush Xmas toy

Trudee Fri 16-Oct-15 18:04:00

Things that always go in ours are:

Chocolate coins
Tube of sweets
Lego minifigure
Magic flannel

I then top up with other small presents that cost less than a fiver

Palomb Fri 16-Oct-15 19:03:04

We never have stockings. I never had stockings growing up. It's always struck a me as a bit of a weird thing tbh!

Theimpossiblegirl Fri 16-Oct-15 19:14:41

In the DDs' stockings there are always chocolate coins, a new toothbrush and toothpaste, unusual sweets, an individual Lucky Charms or similar for breakfast, a satsuma, little toys from Hawkin's Bazaar or similar and a ticket to somewhere nice in the New Year. They are very similar year on year, even now they know it's me that does them.

rollmeover Fri 16-Oct-15 20:54:29

Satsuma and chocolate coins obviously, then a Dvd and CD (kids too young for itunes yet so still old school), thomas train, craft kit, baking stuff, book, annual. They will probably have about 10 things each.

I always loved stockings as a kid, so want to make the, special for mine too.

fairyjasmine Sat 17-Oct-15 08:17:03

Gingerbread men for DD2
One of small pots of Lucky Charms

Other stuff too, but the above is the stuff that seems to have become traditional. I always had a chocolate orange in mine!

Heyheyheygoodbye Sat 17-Oct-15 08:20:43

Ours vary but at the bottom they all have an apple, a satsuma, walnuts that nobody eats, and a pound coin smile

Snossidge Sat 17-Oct-15 08:24:04

In their stockings they get an satsuma, a chocolate orange, some small toys, chocolate coins. One mid-sized present from Father Christmas (this year a Lego set for one, Playmobil set for another and an Iron Man doll). Big/main present is from us under the tree (scooters x3, so next to the tree really).

Christmas Eve they get new pyjamas. Christmas Day a new outfit.

JasperDamerel Sat 17-Oct-15 09:36:43

Mine always get a clementine, chocolate coins, a chocolate Santa and/or reindeer, a chocolate orange, a toothbrush, a finger puppet, a kazoo and a fortune telling fish.

Pobspits Sat 17-Oct-15 09:39:56

Toothbrush (character one)
Chocolate coins
Soft toy
Water bottle
Gym bag
Small toy
Small Lego set
Sponge or washcloth

SymphonyofShadows Sat 17-Oct-15 16:09:20

It's a Star Wars theme this year, due to the amount of SW crap about. So far we have little tins shaped like R2-D2 with chocolate figures in them, Vader Pez, SW sweets from the pound shop etc. I also usually bung in a DVD or game.

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