Lots of GREAT ideas here!
When I was a kid I remember getting an orange, nuts ( in their shells) chocolate covered peanut clusters, ribbon candy, cut glass candy and usually some little trinket thing. Our stockings always smelled soooo good! And that scent lingered in the fabric.
Here we do...
little bags of nuts
individual bags of Annie's Cheddar Bunnies
a candy cane ( I hang it on the end of the stocking)
fave candies ( dh likes Reeses cups, ds#2 likes Twix, ds#1 likes...etc.)
giftcards ( Starbucks, Best Buy, Blockbuster, McDs
ds#2 is getting drumsticks this year
It has gotten harder as the boys have gotten older AND we have a ton of adults ( dh, my mom, my brother, both my ILs and this year a great aunt and uncle...)
When the boys were little we did fun bandaids, markers, crayons, coloring books, puzzle books, matchbox/hotwheels cars, fancy pencils, tiny books, chocolate coins, fave candies, little toys, little packages of cheese crackers, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, little combs...it's been so long ago it's hard to remember some of the little things that were put in their stockings.
Thanks for starting this thread. I am not feeling as Scroogy as I did last year, but I am still not brimming over with holiday cheer. I think I got burned out and stressed out over the holidays over the years. It was so much fun reading this thread..made my little shriveled heart grow a bit.