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How many items go in your kids' Stockings?

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toomanypetals Sun 30-Oct-16 14:49:12

Just interested!

ineedamoreadultieradult Sun 30-Oct-16 14:51:49

Shower gel, character flannel, character toothbrush, candy canes, chocolate coins, scratch card, character socks, small book

gemdrop84 Sun 30-Oct-16 14:55:44

Last year they had socks, book, novelty pen, lego man/ moshi monsters, bath bomb, flannel, wind up toy, chocolate coins, tangerine and a toothbrush

Voteforpedr0 Sun 30-Oct-16 14:57:52

Choc coins
Fun toiletries
Novelty stationary
Top trumps

AChickenCalledKorma Sun 30-Oct-16 15:05:31

About 12-15 generally. Which will include two or three things that are carefully chosen "proper" presents and an assortment of sweets, stationery, toiletries etc that are pretty much the same for both daughter's.

Juanbablo Sun 30-Oct-16 16:11:16

They always get staple items and then I elaborate with bits and bobs. The things they always get are:

Bubble bath

Then I add a small box of Lego or playmobil, a figure or doll they have asked for, possibly some stickers and other novelty items and small toys.

LegoCaltrops Sun 30-Oct-16 16:19:25

This year:

An electric toothbrush (she really wants one!)
Apple and / or satsuma
Playmobil mini pack
A book
Some wooden play food - we have got about 5 items tucked away
Mini sticker book
Sparkly hair clips

She's 4

Cagliostro Sun 30-Oct-16 17:01:18

Too much probably! We have annual traditions that take up much of the space.

This year it'll be:
Character undies and socks
Top trumps
A pack of usborne learning cards (100 dinosaurs type things)
Small Lego set
Tiny wooden jigsaw

DD has a couple of accessories for her Lottie dolls so those will go in, and DS has a wooden transformer robot. They also have a little card/brain teaser type game each but not sure it'll fit

LadyMetroland Sun 30-Oct-16 17:05:49

Probably about 15.
I give them a lot in stockings but only 2 thing each under the tree. Others do it the other way round.

Helenluvsrob Sun 30-Oct-16 17:11:51

Quite a few though mostly silly or practical. They are grown ups now but I'll be on the hunt for cheap daft stationary ( tiger seems suitably bonkers) sweets , wash stuff and underwear !

Last year I didn't put pants in ( both the older 2 had partners staying with us) as I though they'd be embarrassed but they felt it was an unfair change !

toomanypetals Sun 30-Oct-16 17:37:32

Yes I do about 15 items and it adds up. But I put more into Stockings than main present (they only get one main present from us and nothing too extravagant - three kids!).

My middle dd has things like a nice book, skipping rope, slippers, pens and stationary.

DubiousCredentials Sun 30-Oct-16 17:38:59

10 parcels but some parcels will have two things in them.

Buttercupsandaisies Sun 30-Oct-16 17:44:52

Depends what you mean by stockings - on mumsnet I get the impression some people are talking about big sacks (which I call tree presents!). If you mean stockings that hang on fireplace then my DDs (11&9) have about 12 items that total about £17. This year they have-

Tablet/phone wipes
Body shop lip balms
Fluffy claires lip balm - novelty
Chocolate santa
Fancy big memo pad
Diamanté hair clips
Novelty book marks
Pom Pom key ring
Fancy pen

SimplyNigella Sun 30-Oct-16 17:46:29

So far DS has around 20 items but only 3 presents from us under the tree.

anyoldname76 Sun 30-Oct-16 17:51:08

my dc get 5 small gifts plus a drink, satsuma and a bag of choc coins. my dd is having fluffy socks, lips balm, name crayons, a watch and a Yankee candle. my ds's are having fluffy socks, name crayons, a hot wheels car, top trumps and a torch

DubiousCredentials Sun 30-Oct-16 17:51:44

Stockings here contain actual proper presents but dc only get one main present under the tree from me and dh.

anyoldname76 Sun 30-Oct-16 17:52:26

they open stockings in our bed before going downstairs for al the other presents

AppleAndBlackberry Sun 30-Oct-16 17:57:13

Chocolate coins
Yo Bear thing or similar
Felt tips
Small present e.g. Elsa hair
Hairbands or clips
2 or 3 blind bag toys

About 14 things I'd say.

OvOntToSuckYourBlood Sun 30-Oct-16 18:03:05

Blimey, it's easily 50.

Had never thought about it in terms of numbers of items as there are lots of tiny things so it's not filled with ££ stuff.

Santa brings the stocking and one other thing so I put a lot of time and effort into the stocking - it's also one of my favourite parts! fgrin

ineedamoreadultieradult Sun 30-Oct-16 18:05:12

OvOnt how big is this stocking!!!

Muskateersmummy Sun 30-Oct-16 18:06:40

10 items. Max spend per item £5

Usually stickers, hair clips, little toys, chocolate coins etc

AddToBasket Sun 30-Oct-16 18:07:53

Mine get lots in their stockings and just a couple of things under the tree from us.

Card game
Stationery (Pens, notebook, pencil sharpener)
Water marbles
Bouncy ball
Tubes of jelly tots/maltesers
shower gel/bubble bath
hair gel
activity book
story book
juggling balls
chocolate orange
chocolate coins
soft toy
practical joke thing

soundsystem Sun 30-Oct-16 18:08:24

DD(2) will have:

New tooth brush
Bubble bath
Christmas flannel
Hair bobbles
Hair clasps
One of those tumblers with a straw round the outside
Bath crayons
A book
A whisk (she likes helping in the kitchen and I spotted a small one in Tiger)

OvOntToSuckYourBlood Sun 30-Oct-16 18:11:58

It's pretty big, ineed. fblush

There's lots of small things like jumping beans/key ring/mini torch so even 50 things doesn't take up a massive space.

GuinefortGrey Sun 30-Oct-16 18:43:46

As a child I would put a pillowcase at the end of the bed and in the morning, after Father Christmas had been, it would be stuffed full with the most fabulous bits and bobs. Literally overflowing (or so it seemed to me!). Small toys and games, chocolate coins and sweets, bath stuff like Body Shop novelty soaps and bath balls, fun stationary, pens and pencils, the latest singles (showing my age there!), books, socks, hats & gloves, hair bands etc etc. I used to cuddle into bed with my granny and she would oooohh and ahhhh as I showed her my haul.

I remember the excitement of that more than anything so try to recreate it for my own children. They then get one "main" present from me & DP under the tree. Every year I say I'm going to cut down on the number of presents FC brings, then I forget what I've bought and by the time I come to assemble the pillow cases they actually seem to get bigger blush

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