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Stocking fillers for students

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JellicleCat Sun 17-Nov-13 22:05:44

The "what to take to uni" thread was so useful I thought I'd start a festive one.

DD has said she still wants a stocking this year (bless). So I am looking for ideas of little things to go in it other than miniature bottles of alcohol

If you are doing a stocking, what are you putting in it?

I already have
some jokey post-it notes
a thing to measure helpings of spaghetti
chocolate reindeer (compulsory)

Ideas please.

nipersvest Sun 17-Nov-13 22:06:46

itunes voucher?

Theas18 Sun 17-Nov-13 23:37:37

Stockings here have ...(and are a medium gift bag size)

Pants socks tights face wipes wash stuff deodorant stationary a silly thing or 2 ( eg one if those crystal growing trees!) .earphones ( got some silly angry birds ones from tkmaxx!) DVD /cd and lots of edibles. Oh and an annual ( might drop that this year but I bet they protest!)

Not exciting really but they all play the game and humour me .its sweet. I think alcohol might find its way into the older 2 now as they are big - and a nice lemonade for the youngest. That's a good plan!

iTunes/ Starbucks vouchers are a " proper present" to unwrap lol actually could go on a shoebox hunt and wrap them in disguise..

Last year we all had a primark fleece rug/blanket. That was a great value £5 pressie and we are all still using them.

patchworkchick Sun 17-Nov-13 23:43:11

iTunes voucher, stationary items - cute paper clips etc, bath bombs, lip gloss/balm, satsumas, nuts, small craft kit. Can tell I'm only used to making up girls stockings.

mumeeee Mon 18-Nov-13 13:03:42

Make up,Toiletries. gloves.hat,socks. stationary. silly items like reindeer headband,silly games. mug with hot chocolate.

thecatlikesmebest Mon 18-Nov-13 14:11:48

DS not a but he is 17 and does a lot of maths. He gets through dozens of pencils.
His favourite ever stocking gift was a USB powered electric pencil sharpener. Plugs into the laptop and sits on his desk. grin

JGBMum Mon 18-Nov-13 17:20:25

Fab - more ideas for boys please

JellicleCat Mon 18-Nov-13 18:13:04

Keep the ideas coming.

I will usually include chocolate money, bath bomb, face mask

Still looking for the unusual or anything a bit more grown up/studenty that things I have put in in the past.

Notsoskinnyminny Mon 18-Nov-13 18:30:50

I've had a calendar made with photos of her dog, found a poster she's been after for ages and £20s worth of fruit gums/pastilles and jelly tots as the only supermarket in walking distance is aldi and she hates their sweets - job done grin oh and a lindt reindeer, santa and chocolate money.

amumthatcares Mon 18-Nov-13 19:07:53

Theas I ALWAYS disguise little pressies like vouchers, cd's, dvd's etc in boxes. Sometimes even a box, in a box, in a box!! Apart from disguising easily recognisable items, they make the pressie pile look nice and big wink DD always moans and it's a bit of a standing joke now, but I'm sure she'd be disappointed if I didn't do it grin

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Mon 18-Nov-13 19:11:02

jar of swartz spices that would just go with anything from baked beans to chilli or beef stew

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Mon 18-Nov-13 19:19:11

how about these ??

Lilymaid Mon 18-Nov-13 19:20:47

Boys can never have too many socks.
Have bought DS2 some kitchen stuff - pasta server thingy, cheese grater, pepper mill.
Just got in the chocolate reindeer
Will add some smellies type stuff.

BlackandGold Mon 18-Nov-13 20:14:43

Rolled up magazine
Pizza cutter
Some of those toaster bags
Cuff links
Bow tie
Door wedge

Iwaswatchingthat Mon 18-Nov-13 20:19:08

When I was a student I was given a stocking containing little bits and bobs to keep me stocked up. Stuff like stamps, envelopes, deodorant, hairspray, decent shampoo, shower gel, cotton wool pads, nail polish remover, funky pens, nice little snacks to take back etc.

I remember loving going back in January well stocked for the coming term!

Theas18 Tue 19-Nov-13 20:09:59

Bought some silly t shirts from play today - Santa for DS and elves for the girls. Brilliant!

missmargot Tue 19-Nov-13 20:17:30

Toastabags, alcohol miniatures, Anatomicals Bender Mender hangover cure sachets, The Spicery do great little seasoning pots like Peppery Salt and Sweet Chilli Flakes which might go down well.

MrsBright Tue 19-Nov-13 21:33:03

Lots of silly. arty, 'clever' things here

All of mine (16,19,20,21) still have stockings. Two are at Uni.
They always get:

pjs (primark)
hair stuff (girls)
Lynx (boys)
a funny mug

The rest varies.. Ds1 always has a Beano (I forgot one year and he was genuinely bothered!) and a whistle thing to find his car keys this year. Aftershave

Girls.. gloves, ear muffs, thick tights. Hot water bottles (they are both now in student houses!) and random stuff.. DD1 wanted a pedi egg for her feet (ugh) DD2 loves Benefit make up, so a bit of that. Their stockings are quite large, and they have had them from birth.

Ds2 is the biggest challenge as he is autistic and has learning disabilities and never asks for anything. Luckily he is obsessed with dr Who so his stocking as dvds, dr who socks, dr who towel, dr who poster....grin

Madlizzy Tue 19-Nov-13 23:18:45

bubbles, fart putty, little puzzles, chocolate coins, pens,

madeofkent Sat 23-Nov-13 16:11:31

Always a book that is a bit too young for him, so maybe something like the Alex Rider books that he loved when he was 12 to 14, as they come out I buy the latest even though he now reads Ian Rankin etc. Ditto a CD, something funny that he would have loved as a young pre-teen. I need a suggestion for this year!
His favourite jelly beans and bears, those gliders that cost about 30p, he loves mini pocket kites to take for walks. Maybe something small from Lego. Really bright stripy socks, he loves them. Gloves because he always loses them. Woolly hat ditto. boxer shorts. Maybe a little gadget, memory sticks are always popular and I get ones that clip on to things so they don't get lost quite so fast. Usually a joke book. Something chocolatey. A puzzle.

Isthiscorrect Sat 23-Nov-13 17:28:09

Madeofkent, lol at books a bit younger than them. Ds was flat in bed in hospital for 10 days so I read him Black Friday, the latest Cherub book. It was just like the old days ;-)

chocoluvva Sat 23-Nov-13 21:01:47

garlic press
milk thistle tablets to help avoid hangovers
nice pen
fluffy socks
shower gel
tub of cocoa
gift token for the cinema
gift token for costa/starbucks
bottle of 'flavoured' olive oil
fruit cake - it keeps for ages and is filling
jar/packet of nice coffee

mumslife Tue 26-Nov-13 22:24:45

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MissMarplesBloomers Wed 04-Dec-13 18:49:30

Brilliant idea Jellicle! <makes notes>

I suggested not having stockings this year.......

shockshock shockshock<<<<< their reaction.

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