by Belinda J Mooney
Take a look at these great stocking stuffer ideas if your family is ready to hang their stockings but you are still stumped as to what to put in them. This list covers kids, teens, men and women, and you can surprise them all on Christmas morning.
Stocking Stuffers for Kids
Kids are pretty easy to please when it comes to things like stocking stuffers. Candy is a traditional Christmas stocking stuffer, but fruit is a healthy and tasty alternative. Seasonal oranges and apples help fill a stocking out nicely. Besides food, focus on items that will inspire a child’s creativity, such as crayons, paint sets and pencils in holiday colors.
Stocking Stuffers for Teens
Teens can seem hard to please, but they aren’t always. Many teens enjoy the same things at the holidays that they did when they were kids. So, if you think your teen is too old for a Christmas tradition, like an orange in her stocking, think again. She might complain, but leave it out and she will be upset. Other great Christmas stocking stuffers for teens include gift cards for fast food restaurants, gift cards for music downloads or apps, ear buds, music CD, hobby items, jewelry, puzzle books, or cash.
Stocking Stuffers for Men
Dad and Uncle Bob want to see their stockings filled, too. Tickets to sporting events, cologne, their favorite candy, small bags of flavored coffees and even golf tees will surprise the guys. Just think of their favorite hobby, and pick up small items to encourage them, such as wooden spoons for the chef, a pen and pencil set for the office type, and some new flies for the fisherman.
Stocking Stuffers for Women
So many items that women love, such as makeup and jewelry, will fit in a stocking. If you want to give her an amazing surprise, tuck some new diamond jewelry in the toe. Candies, chocolates, her favorite teas, a crossword puzzle book, or small scented jar candles will also delight her.
So put stockings high on your Christmas list this year of gifts to give. Stockings stuffed with all of these wonderful things can be a gift all by themselves. Why not hand-make the stockings as well? It doesn’t matter how old or how young, everyone loves getting a stocking.
Please share your own stocking stuffer ideas in the comment section below!