Monday, November 30, 2015

Favorite Things Party: Stocking Stuffers

I am linking up with Momfessionals today to discuss everything stocking stuffer!

When Ben and I got married we had many debates on what Christmas traditions we would pass along to our children and how exactly we wanted "to do" Christmas with them.  For the few years we were married before kids, we would follow the traditions of where we were staying- my family or his.  Once Elizabeth was here, we finally decided on our Christmas traditions!

When we get up on Christmas morning, we go downstairs and see what Santa brought.  Santa puts the gifts he brings in and around our stockings.  We open the stockings, go through and play with all the goodies, and show each other what we got.  After we have all opened our stockings, we make breakfast and we open the presents under the tree after breakfast.

Here are a few stocking stuffer suggestions/some things I have picked up:


These are some of the things I have picked up for Elizabeth:
1. Reindeer antler's (from dollar tree, came in a 2-pack, Caroline is getting the other one)
2. Crayola number tracing book (from dollar tree)
3. Disney princess book (from dollar tree, Caroline is getting two as well)
4. Barbie (free when I purchased another barbie set)
5. 8-pack elf nail polish (from Ulta)
6. Purple dry erase marker (from Staples)
7. Doc McStuffins kit (from Target)
8. Minnie Mouse plate (from Target)
9. Bubble bath (from Ulta, Caroline is getting one too)
10. Stamps (from CVS)
11. Sunglasses (from dollar tree)

Elizabeth will also get some snacks, probably something like these:

The girls are also getting the Playhut Disney Frozen Royal Castle I picked it up on sale, used a target cartwheel, and a gift card from my Thanksgiving food to get the castle for $4.  This is their "big gift" from Santa.

Caroline is getting the reindeer antlers, books, and bubble bath as I mentioned above.  I'm not done shopping for her, but I know what I am going to get:

1. Gerber Penguin Puffs (From Target)
2. Princess sippy cup (From Target)
3. Gerber graduate squeezies ( From any grocery store)
4. Toddler plate ( From Target, Grocery store, Toys R Us)
5. She will probably also get a few more books because she loves books and one of the toys I have picked up for her will go as a stocking gift


I need to clarify for Ben, these are NOT things I have purchased, but things I am thinking about ;)
1. DVDs or Blue Rays- always a good choice for men and you can always find "dude movies" on sale this time of year (from Target)
2. Some sort of packaged meat- usually jerky or beef sticks or something (From Target)
3. Candy- M&Ms are popular in my house, we may all get one of these (From Target)
4. Ben likes Star Wars- so maybe some sort of Pez Star Wars character.  Small and inexpensive :) (from Target)
5. Mini bottles of scotch- always a good gift for my husband (any liquor store)
6. Star Wars stickers- again, he likes Star Wars and this is something small and silly (from Target)

*I always recommend socks, under shirts, or their favorite gum/mints or snacks

 For Me ;)

Just in case Santa is reading, here are a few things I wouldn't mind pulling out of my stocking on Christmas morning ;)

1. Chapstick (from Target)
2. Small boxes of goldfish (from Target)
3. Icebreakers Mints (from Target)
4. Twisted peppermint lotion (From Bath and Body works)
5. Candy Cane of M&Ms (from Target)
6. Any OPI pink nail polish (From Ulta)
7. Any Clinique eye shadow (From any department store)
8. Fuzzy socks (from Target)
9. White, athletic socks (from Target)

I hope this helps!  I just kinda keep my eye out for stocking stuffers when I am out and about and quickly throw them in the cart before anyone can notice.  Happy shopping!


  1. Great ideas!!! I love the nail polishes!

  2. Thanks Elaine! I'm always looking for good deals that are more than candy. :)