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trebleclef101 Wed 22-Nov-17 21:55:29

Quick mn survey . . . do you wrap stocking fillers? Or is the stocking the wrapping?!

Failing to remember how mine were presented as a kid, and doing DD a stocking for the first time this year grin

RatOnnaStick Wed 22-Nov-17 21:56:19

No wrapping here. The stocking is enough and I can't stand the mess.

TheVeryHungryDieter Wed 22-Nov-17 21:59:35

I think the stocking was the wrapping! DS is 5 and DD is 2, so this is the first year I’ve really had to do it for both of them.

I’m thinking a pack of smarties, a facecloth each, a nail polish for DS, plastic bracelets for DD. And a mashem each. I don’t know what else to put in - anyone any ideas?

We are away for Christmas so ideally something I could buy in Ireland and not cry about leaving behind if necessary...

AbiBranning Wed 22-Nov-17 22:00:37

Always wrapped or its over too quick.grin

Whisky2014 Wed 22-Nov-17 22:00:40

My mum did a mix. She'd wrap Nice stuff that was in the stocking but wouldn't wrap any tat.

poooooooop Wed 22-Nov-17 22:01:23

My ds(8) is getting nail varnish too! In green

poooooooop Wed 22-Nov-17 22:01:41

Yep we wrap too

drinkyourmilk Wed 22-Nov-17 22:03:28

Mixed here- wrap a couple of things then satsuma, chocolate and maybe toothbrush remains unwrapped.
My dd is far too tiny for a stocking this year (but I'm doing one anyway cause I'm stupidly excited )- she's getting a rattle, toothbrush, jingly ball, satsuma and a buggy book

Jenijena Wed 22-Nov-17 22:05:20

Toy animals, mini Lego sets, small books, sweets, top trumps/snap/card games, toy cars...

I love stockings smile

RatOnnaStick Wed 22-Nov-17 22:09:06

Disposable shit could include stickers, bath toy, bath bomb, comic, colouring or activity pad, crayons, chocolate coins, foam flyer, box of raisins, satsuma.

Other stuff could be novelty pants, slipper socks, novelty toothbrush, new book, mini hairbrush etc.

Islacornx Wed 22-Nov-17 22:12:51

We wrap our stocking gifts but that’s because I’ll have a look in mine if my OH doesn’t hide it well enough and vice versa blushgrin

GrowThroughWhatYouGoThrough Wed 22-Nov-17 22:13:00

Wrapped and then in stocking

TracyBeakerSoYeah Wed 22-Nov-17 22:14:09

All wrapped then put in stocking.

TheVeryHungryDieter Wed 22-Nov-17 22:16:38

@poooooooop yes I think it will be blue or orange for DS but I’ll have to watch him like a hawk with it grin he’s only just 5. He’s obsessed with it, always notices anyone who comes to the house with nice nails and as a treat I’ll paint his at the first day of half term so he can have half term nails for the week. Not all the buffing and filing and stuff, but a trim and one quick-dry coat and he’s made up!

TheVeryHungryDieter Wed 22-Nov-17 22:18:19

@RatOnnaStick I love your ideas for disposable shit, especially the bath bombs and comics. Those would go down a storm here!

RickOShay Wed 22-Nov-17 22:26:06

I wrap roughly in tissue paper, usually white or gold.

NoSquirrels Wed 22-Nov-17 22:28:15

Deffo wrapped- the excitement lasts longer that way!

Tissue paper is good. Use a different colour fir each child if you have more than one.

Sinkingfeeling Wed 22-Nov-17 22:34:08

I wrap in tissue paper too - much quicker than ordinary wrapping paper, and prolongs the emptying the stocking process.

PorklessPie Thu 23-Nov-17 05:53:59

Tissue paper here, usually red white and green.

Chrisinthemorning Thu 23-Nov-17 07:29:56

Wrapped, but tissue paper is great- much easier.

endehors Thu 23-Nov-17 07:45:47

Stocking gifts are always wrapped but we use tissue paper.

Glittermakeseverythingbetter Thu 23-Nov-17 08:26:58

Definitely wrapped in whatever paper father Christmas uses for their main present. My 2 only have presents from us - no family get them anything, so it means there's more to unwrap.

nobutreally Thu 23-Nov-17 08:29:32

Not wrapped here (because they are always done at silly o’clock on Xmas eve and somehow it’s never occurred to me to wrap before hand (I’m often juggling gifts between stockings when things don’t fit! ) but loving the idea of tissue wrapping...

TheCatsBananas Thu 23-Nov-17 08:43:28

For those of you doing stockings for children, do you also do one for your DP and if so how do you explain that to DCs? My DH and I love doing stockings for each other but I wonder if we ought to stop before DCs are old enough to question why adults are getting a stocking, or because it just seems too obvious that if we make each other a stocking we must make theirs too?

eastlondoner Thu 23-Nov-17 08:53:49

My mum used to use red/green tissue paper and I'll do the same this year with my baby's stocking.

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