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If You Had To Do A Stocking For An Adult, What Would You Include?

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TigOldBitties Mon 07-Oct-13 12:46:07

I have somehow been roped into this by my sisters. Each Adult is getting a stocking, as an additional gift.

So each adult will be responsible for another adults stocking. A bit like secret santa. I don't know who I'm going to get yet, but I was hoping to get ideas now so that I don't have to spend ages when I finally find out who it is.

topbannana Mon 07-Oct-13 12:51:09

A pair of socks
Small bottle of wine/ spirit etc
Some chocolate
A book
Gift card (depending on how much you are spending)
Joke moustaches, funny card game, silly hat etc
Candy canes, satsumas and nuts for decoration

milk Mon 07-Oct-13 12:52:16

- Teeny bottle of booze
- Sachet of nice hot chocolate
- Marks and Spencer "cosy socks"
- Travel size bathroom luxury items

milk Mon 07-Oct-13 12:52:44

- mix CD

edlyu Mon 07-Oct-13 13:03:07

For each stocking I do I try to find things under different headings which makes it easier
for example;
something to eat = chocolates and dont forget an orange for the toe
something to drink = small bottle of fizz
something to wear =socks or scarf
something to play with= yo yo or similar toy from childhood
something useful = toothbrush or makeup brushes etc
something to read=small version of classical book

everything wrapped separately makes for a longer lasting opening time .wink

soontobeslendergirl Mon 07-Oct-13 13:04:18

Depending on who it is, a leg grin

Otherwise, for a guy maybe wee gadget type things - penknife, keyring light, booze/chocolate/nuts, magazine, smelly stuff, cufflinks

a woman: pamper stuff, smellies, magazine, booze, chocolates, charms for bracelet, mobile phone charm

VenusDeWillendorf Mon 07-Oct-13 13:04:37


Nail polish?

A good tweezers, or eye lash curler?

A tiny bottle of scent?

A tiny book of calm?

A voucher for baby sitting?

A book token?

Like the suggestions of a tiny bottle of booze - to go in the hot chocolate!

VenusDeWillendorf Mon 07-Oct-13 13:05:27

Oh yes, an orange for the toe is very important!

GlaikitFizzog Mon 07-Oct-13 13:07:33

Scarf or pashmina, gloves, a book, tangerine, bag of schoolmate coins

GlaikitFizzog Mon 07-Oct-13 13:08:06

Chocolate not schoolmate confused

Mollydoggerson Mon 07-Oct-13 13:08:20

a chocolate orange.
gloves/ubbrella - how big is this stocking?
fridge magnet
little pouches of coffee/cappuchino's or whatever the person likes.

NoComet Mon 07-Oct-13 13:22:46

Well I'd like- a bottle of booze, fizzy wine preferably, but nice white or posh cider is fine.
Some new Christmas socks (I have two odd ones, very annoying as both are nice, but don't work together).
Nice shower gel/bubble bath/posh shampoo.
Cashew/pistachio nuts
A pretty vest top (Primark is fine, they do all sorts of colours)
Posh jam, chutney
Some more of the gorgeous M&S olives a DF gave me in a gift set with oil and vinegar.
Cheap CD,
A new key ring torch (or a token from DH promising to instal the new porch light).
A novelty USB stick (DDs have 1/2 inched mine again, I want want that I'll spot on their desks)
A lottery scratch card
Nice tea, coffee, DDs always have Whitards/green and blacks hot chocolate in theirs (DD2 likes white hot choc and nice ones are £££)
I like cheap make up, carefully chosen costume jewellery and nail vanish.
DSIS is liable to be allergic to strongly perfumed stuff and anything that isn't silver (so you need to know your recipient).
If it's a big stocking drop this lot down a rolled copy of scientific American, national geographic or a posh interior design magazine. Or a cake mag with a doable new years cake.

Socks, posh boxer shorts, beer, chocolate, whiskey miniatures, anything chilli flavoured, sauce, chutney, peanuts, Bombay mix.
He never uses shower gel of his own, just shampoo or the DDs (they tend to fruit ones, that are pretty inoffensive).
Interesting marmalade and preserves, peach, greengage, apricot and brandy (that sort of thing).
A really geeky/nerdy magazine or book preferably with maths equations.

milk Mon 07-Oct-13 13:23:03

NoComet Mon 07-Oct-13 13:29:20

Long tubes of smarties, fruit pastels etc are obviously made for stockings, choc money.

I got some brilliant nets of choc little oranges last year. The DDs did a beautiful double take as they looked so realistic.

Nice biscuits
Tolerones are a good stocking shape.

NoComet Mon 07-Oct-13 13:34:24

Umbrellas are good, handbag sized folding shoppers.
Paper chase note books and flower/owl etc pens.

TigOldBitties Mon 07-Oct-13 13:47:48

Lots of great suggestions here. The stocking is a decent size as far as I know.

So far I'm thinking of:
Bag of Chocolate coins
Shower Gel/Bubble Bath
Snuggly Christmas Socks
Chocolate Orange/Actual Orange (depends on persons tastes, some oddballs in my family don't like chocolate orange)
Bottle of Drink (Mini Champagne or Spirits for drinkers or a bottle of posh cordial for non-drinkers)
Fancy Food Item
A Book
Personal Gift (relevant to their interests)

Then extra bits dependent on if its a man or a woman

Woman (Easy as all the women in my family are beauty junkies):
L'occitane Hand Cream
Kirby Grips & Hair Bands
Perfume Rollerball
Eyelash Curlers or Make Up Brushes
Essie Nail Varnish

Kiehls Stuff
Touch Screen Gloves
Phone Cover

Its the men I'm struggling with!

TigOldBitties Mon 07-Oct-13 13:49:02

And I think a mix CD is a lovely idea. I will employ a DS try to do this.

bootsycollins Mon 07-Oct-13 13:59:20

Get thee to the pound shop for some comedy wrap ups!

Tin of sprouts
Fridge magnets of favourite band/film star/tv character
Pens and stickers
Gourmet jelly beans
Scented candle/tealights
Mini photo frame with a nice pic inside
Cinema/restaraunt/hairdressers/massage/manicure/pedicure voucher
Mini toiletries
Colouring book and felt tips
Annual (either current or a childhood fave off eBay)
Craft kit
Scented Reed diffuser (TK Maxx do good ones)
Bath bomb from Lush
DVD of fave childhood film

bootsycollins Mon 07-Oct-13 14:00:45

The pound shop also do a range of pan pipe CDs which have always been well received grin
Puzzle/crossword/sudoku book

Slippersocklover Mon 07-Oct-13 14:21:59

One of the magazines (I think Elle) has the small size loccitane hand creams as a free gift this month, so £8 worth for the cost of the magazine which I think is £3.90.

Tkmaxx had sets of Essie, OPI and Deborah Lipmann nail polishes in festive colours too.

thegreylady Mon 07-Oct-13 14:24:40

I do 10 adult sockings a year and 8 children's ones.
something to eat
something to read
something to wear
something to play with and any odds and sods you see in the pound shop grin

ProbablyJustGas Mon 07-Oct-13 15:02:59

Lottery scratch tickets. smile

Any bonus time makeup samples or cheaper drug store makeup. Nail polish.

Trial sizes of body shop stuff or man wash.

Gift card for iTunes or Google play.


If someone likes to cook, something like a hot sauce or bbq rub.

janeyjampot Mon 07-Oct-13 15:17:30

If you're doing stockings for a few people, you could include a clockwork toy and race them. We did this once and it was surprisingly successful.

TheYamiOfYawn Mon 07-Oct-13 15:52:07

My sister gets a stocking from me every year. Nowadays, the stocking is a luxury sock of some sort. Inside are lots if beauty miniatures, a small amount if chocolate as she doesn't really eat sweets, some vitamins and resolve, a pen and notebook and maybe a small book, scarf or piece of jewelry.

BeaLola Mon 07-Oct-13 17:03:05

Depending on how much you want to spend but I would think along the lines of:

Bath oil -one of those little Aromatherapy Associates christmas ones
Sleep balm or similar from This Works
Nice lip balm
Christmas tissues
Little perfume or aftershave
Green & black chocolate
Chocolate orange -the one with the popping candy in it
Christmassy candle
One of those Chocolate dunking sticks for a hot chocolate with a small jar of hot chocolate
Flying Saucer sweets

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