What have you bought for the stockings?(63 Posts)
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 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?
Sorry not actually going to help but just wanted to say I'd be interested too- at the moment I only have chocolate coins
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!
They sound like good stockings!
Mine are 4 (DS) and 2 (DD) and they each have:
Annual (outside stocking as won't fit in)
Tiny plastic animals
Little matchbox cars
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.
I love a stocking thread! Am thinking of doing one for DH so will lurk accordingly for ideas.
I have two ds', 4 and 6 and have almost finished now:
Rugby tag belts
Minecraft mini figures
Special wooden train track pieces
Streamers for their bike handlebars
Light up yoyos
Cheap Home Bargains character DVDs
Fabric superhero masks
Thinking of getting some small Lego bits and bubble baths to finish off with some chocolate.
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!
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
DD (16) has so far:
Dog poo torch (!) it's getting very dark on the afternoon dog walk
DS (8) has:
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!
Ooh DS also has some colour changing bath lights, and Michael Morpurgo's 'The best Christmas present in the world'
Dd (4) has
two blind bag Playmobil ladies,
Tiger brush pens,
Tiger bead bracelet thingy,
Tiger stamp set,
H&M letters necklace,
Two multi packs of Thomas Minis
Tiger brush pens
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.
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.
Ds's 5 and nearly 3 have:
Monkey on a trapeze
Light up ball
Robot hand grabber thing
Pull back plane
Hot wheels car.
Michael Morpurgo book
Colouring postcards set
100 things to do when you're bored book
Johanna bashfod colouring postcards
Mini Lego friends kit
David Walliams book
Mini Lego set
Star wars annual
Brio build a car set
Princess nail polish and lip balm
Peppa pig spray soap
Cat hair brush
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.
Twin dd's (3) will be getting...
A small chocolate Gruffalo from Thornton's
M&S Percy Piglets
Tooth brush & a tube of toothpaste
Bag of marbles
Light up bouncy ball
Egg cup & spoon
Small owl purse
Little bracelets from Claire's.
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.
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!
Clay bird whistle
Mini colouring book
Mini pan pipe
Ribbon stick thing
Puppet making kit
Need a few more sweets, and perhaps another thing to keep them busy.
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!
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.
momb where did you get the baymax nightlight?
Please don't tell me China
My ds is obsessed and I can just about find anything for him.
We'll have the standard :
Nuts (I have pistachios, dh has peanuts, dd has cheese. Well, she had cheese last year, but we might do more chocolate (dh forgot to buy nut alternatives)
Then I have made us all matching pants
Ninja turtle pants
Ninja turtle pants
Something else I haven't thought of yet.
Ninja turtle pants
Possibly marvel pants if I have time
Something else I'm leaving in dh's charge.
match attax football cards
tube of pringles
[still need one more thing]
tube of pringles
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
I need to get a pair of cheap wooly gloves each
Lego mini fig
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
Harry Potter wand (Chinese fake)
Wii game (used)
Yoyo card packs
About £65 I think, but £30 is books which is never a waste
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