Growing up the stockings was always my favourite part of Christmas morning. My Mom always killed it with our stockings and dare I say they sometimes were better than our gifts?! Okay not quite but close.
Now shopping for stocking stuffers is my favourite but it can also be very hard for certain people (cough, cough Chad). I also try *hard* to stay within an acceptable budget as it is easy to get carried away fast with stocking stuffers I find.
I have put together a list of some items I have bought my family for their stockings – yes, this is your warning family – stop reading now – and some of my favourites when it comes to stocking stuffers.
Live Clean products – from bubble bath, shampoo, hand soap and more you cannot go wrong with these products in stockings. All these products are environmentally friendly, natural and plant based! My current favourite is their Vanilla Peppermint hand soap:
Tea – I love all the seasonal teas but this sweet green tea is my favourite and I have to hunt for it!
Slippers/socks or anything cozy for the feet. I almost always receive and gift these in stockings. I picked up these at Costco this year:
Chocolate – Okay, this is really under the anyone category and a must have in my opinion but I always try and find something a little different, either a new brand or a seasonal special.
Live Clean Men’s shampoo – Chad has been using this for months and loves it so naturally he needed more in his stocking this year.
Gift cards – iTunes, PlayStatation, liquor stores/local breweries – another easy idea to please the guy(s) in your life!
Socks & underwear – I am the only one that swears men never buy these themselves? Good thing because it makes for an easy and needed stocking stuffer!
Magazine – I love going to Chapters since they have a ton of specialty magazines and one for every guy!
Specialty snacks – this is anything he might like but does not buy regularly, protein bars, coconut chips or performance snacks. With marathon training in swing Chad will be seeing some Clif products in his stocking:
For the kids
Books! I had to limit myself to only a few per girl but they are a stocking necessity. One of our favourite authors is Karen Katz so Chloe is getting this one in her stocking:
Snacks. I try to keep it healthy for the kids, so puffs for Chloe it is! Avery will get one chocolate item in her stocking.
Small toys – I really try to stay away from toys in stockings but or Chloe options are limited so I picked up this ball for her:
Small shop products – I love supporting small shops! I actually bought these felt donuts for the girls and then won some as well, I know they will be a great addition to the play kitchen:
Bath products – these can be needed items or fun items, I am doing a mix of both for the girls. Avery is getting bubble bath (a need in her life!) and this kid friendly nail polish set since she has to always have her nails done :
What do you like to see in your stocking?