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momb Mon 14-Dec-15 16:45:17

I am the queen of plastic tat for stockings: it must keep them busy for a while as we don't do main presents until after breakfast, there must be an element of usefulness in at least one component, there must be chocolate coins, a Satsuma and a walnut.

This year I've gone for puzzles:

each one will get (as well as coins, Satsuma, nut)
a rubiks cube (not official)
a rubiks snake (not official)
a chinese puzzle box
a purse
a memory stick
a miniature Baymax nightlight (not official)

then depending on age/likes and dislikes they will get token socks or pants, lipbalm, a colouring book, some pens, some perfume, some post it notes and gel pens, toiletries etc.

This for five girls between 11 and 18. I have tried to keep it below £10 each but have gone over (£15) for a couple of them this year.

What do you put in your stockings?

clarabellap Mon 14-Dec-15 17:45:24

Sorry not actually going to help but just wanted to say I'd be interested too- at the moment I only have chocolate coinsfblush

Glassofwineneeded Mon 14-Dec-15 17:51:16

I always put in socks and pants! Toblerone or some other chocolate, I try and steer clear of toiletries - just don't think they are special enough.
A book, silly straws, dvd, jelly beans always feature for some reason, torch, I have about 10 things per child usually. I pick things up when I see them through out the year. The threads this year about stockings for teenage boys have been my saviour! So useful!

duplodancer Mon 14-Dec-15 17:52:16

They sound like good stockings!

Mine are 4 (DS) and 2 (DD) and they each have:
Orange
Chocolate coins
Magazine
Annual (outside stocking as won't fit in)
DVD
Pants
Tiny plastic animals
Little matchbox cars
Bubble bath
Small books

That's about all there's room for. They have one bigger present from Father Christmas under the tree which they open at same time. Everything else under the tree is from us and opened after lunch.

StrawberryMouse Mon 14-Dec-15 17:58:42

I love a stocking thread! Am thinking of doing one for DH so will lurk accordingly for ideas. grin

I have two ds', 4 and 6 and have almost finished now:

Pants
Socks
Rugby tag belts
Thomas trains
Minecraft mini figures
Special wooden train track pieces
Streamers for their bike handlebars
Light up yoyos
Cheap Home Bargains character DVDs
Novelty cups
Bath lights
Fabric superhero masks

Thinking of getting some small Lego bits and bubble baths to finish off with some chocolate.

LisaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 14-Dec-15 17:58:46

I love the new little chocolate Brussels sprouts M&S now sell. And isn't it the LAW that you have to have a Terry's Chocolate Orange in there? Tiger is really good for quality stocking fillers such as tattoo arm sleeves, flamingo cocktails sticks and cute stationery. I adored little notebooks and fancy writing paper as a child and still do. Oh, and my best and most memorable present ever as a child? A huge poster of about 1,000 dinosaurs you could colour in. Bliss!

jamtartandcustard Mon 14-Dec-15 18:31:02

They all have satsuma, Apple. Chocolate coins, sweetie tube, books, knickers/pants and socks.
Then dd(11) has a bath bomb and bubble bar wand thing from lush and a reusable foldaway bag from primark.
Sdd(6) has a personalised hairbrush and hair accessory set (headband, clips etc)
Ds(6) has a Small Lego set and Lego minifig
Ds(3) has a small geomag set and a Lego minifig

Notthecarwashagain Mon 14-Dec-15 19:12:57

DD (16) has so far:
Chocolate orange
Chocolate coins
Invisibobbles
Travel mug
Dog poo torch (!) it's getting very dark on the afternoon dog walk grin

DS (8) has:
Chocolate orange
Chocolate coins
Soap on a rope
A 'ring for toilet roll' bell, because he's always calling for some.

I've got to get more but have been a bit stuck, so I'm happy to see all the ideas on this thread!

Notthecarwashagain Mon 14-Dec-15 19:19:05

Ooh DS also has some colour changing bath lights, and Michael Morpurgo's 'The best Christmas present in the world'
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outputgap Mon 14-Dec-15 19:32:08

Dd (4) has
two blind bag Playmobil ladies,
Tiger brush pens,
Tiger bead bracelet thingy,
Tiger stamp set,
Metallic pens,
H&M letters necklace,
Hair bands.

Ds(2) has
Two multi packs of Thomas Minis
Tiger brush pens
Twist crayons
Couple of die cast cars
2 weird paw patrol characters in a tiny tub thingy

Does that sound fair? Dd is getting more if the Thomas Minis count as 2 rather than 6.

LibraryMonster Mon 14-Dec-15 19:53:40

DS (6) has

Star Wars magnets
Star Wars drinking bottle
Michelin I-Spy Book
Skyscraper Top Trumps
Children's map of London (he's going in Feb)
Star Wars Hologram pen
Milky Bar Tube.

Might also pick him up a Lego mini figure if I remember when I'm out shopping.

RatOnnaStick Mon 14-Dec-15 19:58:35

Ds's 5 and nearly 3 have:

Chocolate teddy
Christmas T-shirt
Penny whistle
Monkey on a trapeze
Light up ball
Robot hand grabber thing
Top trumps
Pull back plane
Hot wheels car.

ontheginalready Mon 14-Dec-15 20:06:54

Ds (10)
Skylanders figure
Michael Morpurgo book
Science putty
Colouring postcards set
Dandy annual
Lego car
Lego bionicle
100 things to do when you're bored book

Dd 8
Fairy lights
Johanna bashfod colouring postcards
Skylanders
Beano annual
Mini Lego friends kit
Notebook
David Walliams book
Bobble hat

Ds5
Playmobil figure
Mini Lego set
Star wars annual
T-shirt
Skylanders
Skylanders book
Brio build a car set
Knight figure

DD 3
Playdough tubs
Crayons
Top
Princess nail polish and lip balm
Peppa pig spray soap
Cat hair brush
Stickers
Book

They all have a satsuma, a chocolate kebab and chocolate coins.
I love doing stockings. They are my favourite bit. I can't abide tat though so it is always stuff they will use or play with long term.

neversleepagain Mon 14-Dec-15 21:05:45

Twin dd's (3) will be getting...

Pound coin
Satsuma
Apple
Sugar mouse
Chocolate coins
A small chocolate Gruffalo from Thornton's
M&S Percy Piglets
Bubble bath
Tooth brush & a tube of toothpaste
Swimming goggles
Disney dvd
Telescope
Hair accessories
Bag of marbles
Light up bouncy ball
Egg cup & spoon
Small owl purse
Little bracelets from Claire's.

StrawberryMouse Mon 14-Dec-15 21:21:38

Output where did you get the Thomas multi-packs? I've picked up the display wheel thing for ds1 as he went through a phase of being obsessed with the minis but there is only one included and a lot of his have been thrown out by DH lost.

Youarentkiddingme Mon 14-Dec-15 21:27:59

Well DS (11) has a rather unusual stocking! He s a massive Hornby fan (well trains in general!) and we've recently made a baseboard for his track and painted it.

His stocking is gravel, fences, grass, glue etc and lots of craft bits to make the base a proper one!
Of course I did chuck in a Terry's chocolate orange as well!

UmbongoUnchained Mon 14-Dec-15 21:32:49

Satsuma?! Apple?! What?

witsender Mon 14-Dec-15 21:32:55

From memory:

Both:
Clay bird whistle
Mini colouring book
Mini pan pipe
Pencil
Coins
Bath tint
Pretend money
Ribbon stick thing

Her:
Puppet making kit
Bracelet
Floral garland

Him:
Colouring pad
Stickers

Need a few more sweets, and perhaps another thing to keep them busy.

Potterwolfie Mon 14-Dec-15 21:46:51

From the bottom up, for DSs...
Satsuma; chocolate sprouts; mini pack of jelly beans; thank you notelets; super hero mug; star wars socks; tiny chocolate cornetto things; minecraft pin badges; these fantastic 'toilet' desk tidies; tubes of Drumstick lollies; mini 'draw your own comic' books. Really happy with them!

CinnamonStar Mon 14-Dec-15 21:51:06

I love reading these.

Mine both have fluffy slippers, colouring book, CD, tub of playdoh.

Still have to get colouring pens, chocolate coins, candy canes, satsumas and hama beads for each of them.

Theresatrexinmybed Mon 14-Dec-15 21:51:22

momb where did you get the baymax nightlight?
Please don't tell me Chinafsad
My ds is obsessed and I can just about find anything for him.

nickelbabe Mon 14-Dec-15 21:54:48

We'll have the standard :
Satsuma
Apple
Chocolate coins
Nuts (I have pistachios, dh has peanuts, dd has cheese. Well, she had cheese last year, but we might do more chocolate grin (dh forgot to buy nut alternatives)

Then I have made us all matching pants
Dd:
Marvel pants
Marvel teeshirt
Ninja turtle pants

Dh:
Marvel.pants
Ninja turtle pants
Antiperspirant
Something else I haven't thought of yet.

Me:
Ninja turtle pants
Possibly marvel pants if I have time
Something else I'm leaving in dh's charge.

RoseDog Mon 14-Dec-15 21:55:12

Ds10
orange
apple
£2 coin
DVD
match attax football cards
tube of pringles
[still need one more thing]

dd12
orange
apple
£2 coin
DVD
face masks
nail polishes
tube of pringles

Piffpaffpoff Mon 14-Dec-15 21:59:07

Pair of Christmas socks
Lindt chocolate snowmen
A wee torch/light thing
Tube of toothpaste (there is usually a toothrush too, but we switched to electric this year!)
Tube of smarties or Jelly tots
£1 coin
I need to get a pair of cheap wooly gloves each
Lego mini fig

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Mon 14-Dec-15 22:03:08

I spend a fair bit on the stocking in comparison with some!
Books - illustrated Harry Potter, new wimpy kid, a doodle book and a book people set
Pens
Socks
Superhero pants
Hat
Harry Potter wand (Chinese fake)
Wii game (used)
Headphones
Yoyo card packs
Chocolate coins
Satsuma
About £65 I think, but £30 is books which is never a waste

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