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stocking stuffer ideas for kids

11.25.2014

Our first married Christmas I informed Matt that having stockings hung with care stuffed with assorted gifts was a tradition from my childhood that should be continued at all costs. I explained to him the types of items normally expected within a stocking and where the stocking would be hung (on the dining room chairs of course because my mother never did the mantle thing and our apartment was fireplace-less). Christmas morn came and I was so devastated by the contents of my stocking that they have been empty every year since. Shame on Matteo for that one. Ahem.

That is until my children came along. When of course the stockings came back. But only if you are of the child variety. I am in charge of Christmas purchases and budgeting for it and wrapping it all up. It is my gig. I take it seriously. This year I had approximately $25 left in the budget allotted towards the stuffings of the stocking. I just hit up the Dollar Spot at Target because that place is my favorite and as a new Red Card user I feel it is my civic duty to shop at Target (pronounced Tar-gay by Letty) at all costs. Here are the types of things I kept my eye out for...




Linking up with April, Elise, Katie, Zelle for the second annual My Favorite Things festivities. Thanks for hosting ladies!




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10 comments:

  1. Stockings are a MUST in our family....fun little trinkets, things you wouldn't buy yourself, candies, you name it and I've been trying to carry that on with Cruz. Love the dollar spot idea...don't need to spend a ton for fun stuff...and hell, they are little. They probably will have more fun putting the empty stockings and walking around the house ...that's how it normally goes anyway...

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  2. stockings are the best. ours have turned into random things shoved in a bag as well as lots of candy. eek for the waistline. but i love it :) way to go with the budget girl!

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  3. Tar-gay? BYE. I'm giggling and can't stop.

    I love stockings, and still expect my mother to have one for me every year. One year, she couldn't find the stockings she always uses, so she used plastic bags and I about ripped her head off.

    Truth: I stuff stockings for my cats. I CAN'T HELP MYSELF.

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  4. These are all great ideas for kids! And Target dollar spot? Awesome cute little stuff for kids! I get stuff for my kids at work there for the "prize box" all the time! Tar-gay lol love it!

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  5. Come on, I need ideas for 4 month old girl!! ;) lol

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  6. I need to get these tub crayons for my little guys!

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  7. yesss nailing it!! i am so excited to do madd's stocking this year since she's now old enough to really love it!! and dollar spot ALL the way. yes yes yes. spend a dollar on these kids stuff while they're young because they're gonna get expensive fast haha!! it only makes sense!!!

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  8. We don't do stockings. I mean we hang them...but we don't put anything in them. LOL! Maybe we should? My family never did it, maybe I should ask Chris how his childhood memory serves him.

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  9. Stockings are a big deal around here. My mom always went crazy with them. We seemed to have carried on the tradition. Lots of must have items every year just because thats what my mom would of put in them. We also do them for our kitties too! :)

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  10. Ha, I like how you don't do stockings anymore after that disaster of a year! Chris flopped on the stocking a few years back, he learned his lesson. Actually he redid it the next day. Now he knows better. I like the chair idea. We don't have a fireplace, but we hang them on the mirror.

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