That old chestnut...stocking fillers for older teenage boys(23 Posts)
I have 2 ds's and have bought them a stocking every year, so as I have two and its hard trying not to get them the same stuff I have done 38 boys stockings in total..
and yes, I've ran out of ideas, cleaned Menkind out and could supply Boots with Linx, One Million etc etc
has anyone got any ideas???
have also done giftcard for prezzo/ Nando's
have done Nando's sauces
have done sweets and novelty keyrings/novelty bottle openers
have done top trumps for drinkers etc
have done headphones
have done microsoft points
wish they'd start wearing make up and getting their nails done, loads of choice there
I'm assuming mid - late teens.
If still at school or studying -
novelty stationery stuff - highlighter pens, funny sticky notes, desk tidies etc.
usb drives (the novelty ones are fun but not always reliable)
charging cables. Can never have too many!
Last year my nearly 17 year old ds got following in his stocking:
Bear piggy Bank
Cactus desk organiser
Just need to think about this year's now!
We don't worry about repetition. We can't! That way lies madness. And bankruptcy.
As our dc have grown older, our stocking policy has moved from 'things that will give us an extra hour in bed' so food, books, little toys etc, towards 'things that will not drive us nuts with clutter' so food, silly but useful underwear, single use or disposable stuff.
Our dc (eldest ds BTW is 17) expect and anticipate the edibles and the silly underwear - that's the stocking half-filled already.
Pens if they're studying at all - boys always lose them.
You can repeat things though? I didn't think it had to be totally new every year. Also how old are they? Surely you tell them it's their turn to do you a stocking I also wouldn't necessarily worry about doing stuff the same for both, DSis and I also had the same stuff in different colours/varieties.
Who doesn't need emergency eyebrows?
Mine are 16 and 17 we've more or less gone down the edible route and I don't worry about the stuff being similar for them both.
Last year I put in big bags of crips and popcorn, bags of sweets, jars of nutella, hot sauce, new drinks bottles and mugs, new head torches, new penknife for one, usb sticks, smellies, magazine, book, headphones, socks, gloves and guitar picks.
So far this year I've got DS1 a 3d pen in the sale, a thing for strengthening your hands for DS2 (for his guitar playing). I'll stick to the food.drink items and more headphones and a magazine/book. Thinking some kind of fidget toy for Ds1, a shower timer for DS2, some beard stuff for DS2 and maybe a shaving subscription for DS1. Also a nice nail clipping type set.
Other things we've had in the recent past: mobile phone covers, wallet tools, paracord stuff, emergency whistles and bags, sporks (for DofE). Stress balls, tins of strong mints, chilli chocolate, stationary type stuff, wallets, pants/socks etc.
Pot Noodles especially Bombay bad boy flavour
How about some tools so they can start building up a collection they can leave home with? Allen keys, screwdrivers etc?
Then the novelty chocolates and sweets - how about going back to the days they were little kids and getting chocolate coins and a chocolate Santa?
Those funny face coasters
Hot choc and whisk?
Bottle of beer/cider
Wallet with money inside!
Razor and shaving gel but a better one than usual
Gloves - cycling or otherwise
Stationary for school/college
Novelty choc spread - maltesers or bounty
What about going retro and treating them to a satsuma and a bag of gold coins?
Victorinox Credit card multi tool thingy (£15 Boots)
Greggs gift card.
Books, 50 places to bike before you die, Touching the Void, and a Brian Cox one.
Juggling sprouts (M and S)
Exploding Air rifle targets.
Cushions for room.
Diablo toasted sandwich maker
Cake making kit!
I love the pot noodle idea!!
Fish eye lens
Giant Galaxy bar
Old stylee jellied orange and lemon slices
Manly fairy lights for bedroom
Some of your stockings must be enormous if they can fit cushions and sandwich makers in!
great ideas here
even if I've already bought most of them
the stockings are more work than anything
Chocolate roulette. The ones where one is chilli flavour.
Old skool jokes. I mean everyone loves a whoopee cushion.
Voucher for cinema
Oyster card holder if in London
Everyone loves a wind up santa. Or sparkly yoyo. Don’t they?
Some family photos in frames. Kind of things boys never organise themselves but love to have.
A novel. Something male. Catcher in the rye. Or Trainspotting. Or Fever Pitch.
What about telling them you’ve stopped doing stockings from now onwards because they’re too old and getting them a voucher for somewhere like Amazon instead with the money you would have spent?
Get smaller stockings! I can’t beieve the amount some people seem to get in a flaming sock!
Driver stuff like keyring, de-icer and scraper. Mouth organ. Fidget spinner. Slinky. Putty. Drinks opener. Swiss Army knife or leatherman
a new front door key on a novelty key ring (because they're always losing theirs)
a dvd (dirt cheap these days and there's always a film or comedy series they want)
a tee shirt
coffee beans or good hot chocolate
expensive snacks I don't normally get them (pistachio nuts; very naice biscuits)
marshmallow, ginger or chocolate bubble baths - they love those sweet scented ones
guitar picks/sheet music/capos
Viz annual/manga comic book/graphic novel
wash bag stuffed with aftershave, new flannel etc
sparklers and indoor fireworks
park of cards
Going to borrow some ideas on here - toenail clippers - why didn't I think of that. Ds2 is obsessed with his toenails and always nicking mine. Same with my hairbrushes. he loses his and nicks mine.
@Serin what are exploding air rifle targets?
Ds1 is 14
He does year sweets or chocolate -- I know--
He isn't into trendy stuff or branded items
This year so far he's getting;
Funky usb stick
Star wars lightsaber toothbrush
Small tin of Pringles
Large bottle or tomato ketchup
There would be uproar if we stopped stockings for our young adults - it makes their Christmas as main gift is usually money towards something bigger they want. Boys are a nightmare tho.
I put in food things I know they like but we don't buy cos they're unhealthy (maple syrup, Nutella, chocolate cereal, pot noodles ) .
Lottery ticket if they are old enough. Christmas beer if they are old enough. Saw some Guiness flavour crisps in Aldi the other day, tho won't fit in a stocking.
Usually socks/boxers - boring but expected!!
Something fun like novelty toilet paper or a silly game (B&M bargains usually have things like that)
I was in Menkind yesterday and saw a few good ideas for stockings.
The new ladybird books
There was a great book called the very hungover caterpillar - I read it in the shop and lol maybe for older teens or adult men
Hey had small boxes of table games such as table bingo
Beer lolly (jelly sweet type)
Chocolate those Ladybird books are a great idea. DS1 was having hysterics at the Hipster one (we'd just spent a day in Shoreditch.)
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