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post #21 of 81
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Heh - kitchensqueen, I just went "Oh, yeah, mini liquor bottles for DH!", went online and bought some. You can't get them easily in liquor stores here - they usually have a few plain, boring rums, whiskeys and vodkas, but that's about it. I got him a Cointreau, a spiced rum and a coconut rum. I might steal the Cointreau for cooking, though... always wanted to try it. :p

 

He'd love bubble bath, too, but I get skeevy about the chemicals. Anyone know of a hippie version - cheap, preferably? :)

 

Hahaha that is brilliant that you ordered them immediately. One stocking stuffer crossed off your list! And I know what you mean about the bubble bath - which is exactly the reason he gets a little mini of Mr. Bubble in his stocking for a special Christmas bath, and that's it. I haven't found a hippie version either, that actually reliably produces sufficient bubbles, that is. You could always make home made bath fizzies though, especially if you can find natural dye to color them with. Almost equal fun to bubbles. 

post #22 of 81
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I used to do the airplane bottles of liquor with my ex. DH doesn't like any of the kinds that I can find in that size, though. Airplane bottles have largely disappeared from our local liquor stores, anyway.

 

Smokering: I know there are hippy bubble baths, but I don't know any brands. I haven't bought any kind of bubble bath in a long time. What about decorative soaps? Some little kids get a kick out of them, and hippy/artisan soaps are pretty easy to find.

post #23 of 81
I think the brand of hippie bubble bath I used to buy is Aura Cacia. They have koala one, a ducky one, and I think a dolphin one.

I know I'm doing book lights this year for my girls. Maybe new wallets. I usually do a magazine and fruit, lip balm, paper back books. I might do gloves this year--that's a good idea. Maybe some jewelry (not sure. That might be a present instead. ) maybe a My Little Pony. They're both into them. For DH I usually get him a Christmas seasonal beer, but beyond that I'm stumped. We're unsuccessfully trying to declutter and he buys stuff for himself. Grrrr.
post #24 of 81
Ooo the bubble bath reminds me! Jacksmagicbeanstalk.com used to sell awesome chemical free bath confetti years ago...I think it was owned by a Mothering Mama. Anyone know another source for something similar or if she's still around under another name? They came in cute seasonal shapes perfect for stockings & Easter baskets.
post #25 of 81

oh yes, I need this thread!  We picked up a couple of cheap kids headphones shaped like crayola crayons at staples for $3… that was my start.

post #26 of 81
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As for DS, I have NO idea. He's two, and hard to buy for! I don't want to fill the house with junky tiny vehicles. I finally had *one* Christmas present idea for him yesterday - an apron like his sister's, but minus the pink and plus a car/train/truck/plane applique. But that's a present present, not a stocking present. I can always make him clothes, but unsurprisingly, he doesn't find that super exciting. He's still too small to really care much about Christmas, but I feel I should give him SOMETHING, you know? Any ideas? Maybe a pen of his own, one of those ones where you can change the colour. Oh, maybe a sunhat? DD could use one too.

Maybe a stubby real screwdriver? My 18 mo nephew was poking one in all the screw holes he could find last time he was here. We were tightening the screws in a table together. 

 

Post-it notes might be fun for him. Good dexterity exercise if he's interested in peeling them apart and sticking them everywhere.

 

Flashlights are usually a hit with young kids, especially if you can find the kind that only stays on while you hold down the button so they don't run out of batteries by getting left on.

 

I had a set of gears for ds that were magnetic and could be stuck to the fridge. It was a great idea but the magnets kept coming off and I'd have to reglue them. We just have a few left but my nephew gives them a spin when he comes over. 

post #27 of 81
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Hey Storm Bride wave.gif I was just thinking about you and the stocking stuffers thread yesterday and wondering where you'd gone.


Yes! I came to TAO just to find her thread, lol!

 

I am not feeling super inspired this year. 4yo DD is easy- a Chinese yoyo, foil wrapped chocolate coins (World Market has them- made in Germany, not China), Hot Weels, watercolors and maybe some of her "own" markers

The bigger kids??? Probably hair stuff for the girls, earrings, lip balm, I think they'll all get a pocket knife this year- they all seem to need scissors and a knife everywhere we go- oldest DD ususally to cut yarn, lol. Some kind of little "guys" for DS, and fun candy

DH gets beef jerky and dental floss, lol. And probably some black Sharpies because the kids and I always take his

 

The ferrets are getting a stocking this year- but none of the other pets are. 13yo will help me fill it- she is my Santa's helper since the other 3 still believe in him :)

post #28 of 81
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oldest DD ususally to cut yarn, lol.

 

You should think about getting her this yarn cutter pendant! I have one and I love it. I actually wear it on a chain as a funky necklace sometimes too. :-) And only $6!

post #29 of 81
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You should think about getting her this yarn cutter pendant! I have one and I love it. I actually wear it on a chain as a funky necklace sometimes too. :-) And only $6!

Ordered! Thanks, Mama!!!

post #30 of 81
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You should think about getting her this yarn cutter pendant! I have one and I love it. I actually wear it on a chain as a funky necklace sometimes too. :-) And only $6!

 

Or a mini multi-tool from the Target One Spot. I got one for husband's stocking (and okay, one for myself) for just $3. They're surprisingly well built, with lots of little tools on them. 

post #31 of 81

Ohh, Target is one of my favorite places for stocking stuffers! I'll look there!

post #32 of 81

I've been feeling a bit uninspired this year, but this thread really helps! I've only found things for DS this year, nothing for DH or DD (not that a little baby needs much). Maybe I'll go poke around World Market later in the week.

post #33 of 81
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Ohh, Target is one of my favorite places for stocking stuffers! I'll look there!

 

Me too - the One Spot is the best. That and Cost Plus World Market. 

 

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Ordered! Thanks, Mama!!!

 

I hope she likes it! 

post #34 of 81

Sorted through my gift bin and found a few extras I had tucked away - some of the car cleaning wipes in a mini can for husband, and a covered Lightening McQueen bowl and plate for Little Man. 

post #35 of 81
Thanks to those who brought up World Market, I got most of DH's & My Moms' stocking stuff tonight smile.gif . Never been there before....love the mini food things! There was a BOGO sale on toys, too, so got some presets for the kids. New rubber chickens for everyone!
post #36 of 81

For folks looking for "natural" soap minis, I've seen mini Dr. Bronners out there in the world. Also, a high-end art store has really nice stocking stuffers around this time of year. 

 

Fun thread - I'm a bit "quality over quantity" for stockings these days. Like the rest of you, I started early this year. I've found our favorite candies (Haribo mini bags of gummies, Kinder chocolate, and some Japanese candy). I got my older DC some cute desk/school supplies. We do the orange in the bottom. I'll need to find something playful for the toddler stocking and maybe a pair of nice earrings and socks for my older DC and then I'm set. Much to my DH's disappointment, we do not exchange stockings for the adults. 

post #37 of 81
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For folks looking for "natural" soap minis, I've seen mini Dr. Bronners out there in the world. Also, a high-end art store has really nice stocking stuffers around this time of year. 

 

Same thing for Kirk's Castille - they sell travel-sized bars now! 

 

Another good spot for those that live in the Midwest is the Meijer stocking stuffer section - they sell reproductions of small classic toys - the magnetic beard/hair boards, mini Slinkies, Silly Putty, and things like that. And for those with kids into Lego - keep your eyes peeled for the classic Santa/tree/reindeer mini kits in the plastic bags! 

post #38 of 81
Thread Starter 

Okay - I had misplaced a scarf (I need it for a concert today), and while looking for it, I found a bag of stocking stuffers for dd2. She's fairly obsessed with Hello Kitty, so I got her a pencil case, pencil and a couple other items with Hello Kitty on them. I'd forgotten about those, so dd2's stocking is in pretty good shape.

 

I think I'll do my blitz later this weekend - get the guitar strings, roll-on, razor blades, etc. for ds1 (and dh), the glow stick bracelets, 4-colour pens, etc. and then figure out where I'm at.

post #39 of 81

This is my plan so far:

 

ds (11):

* playing cards

* gift card

* presidential coins

* music CD

* pez dispensers and candy

* matchbox cars

* bookmark

 

 

dd (16)

* gift card

* DVD (movie)

* music CD

* bracelet

* fun socks

* bookmark

* fingerless gloves

post #40 of 81

Just remembered a hit we had several years running when they were little, glitter playdough. I used my usual recipe and then kneaded the glitter in at the end, they loved it.

 

All those little snacks/drinks I don't often buy are possibilities too. This year there have been some sweets DD has been asking for and some straws of milkshake powder. You drink the milk through them and it makes it flavoured on the way, completely full of junk I'm sure but I can overlook one box a year.

 

An idea I liked on here last year was including a mini box of cereal and/or a juice box for Christmas day breakfast.

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