Lynn - West of Eugene, OR
Gloves, Ice Scrape, De-Icer, Hot Oil Treatment packet, Barrettes and hair ties, Pens, Pencils and Erasers, Scissors, Pencil Sharpener
Another few stocking stuffer ideas would be life savers, nail files, small pack of tissues.
Ideas for men: chapstick, shaving cream, favorite snack, gum/mints, boxers/jogging pants, personal grooming kit (Wal-Mart had some with razors, tweezers, shoe horn, comb, finger and toe nail clippers), lottery tickets, desktop calendar. My husband needed a cell phone charger for his truck. - By Brooke
Trivia Card Games, Popcorn & popcorn seasonings, Work gloves (for men), Garden gloves (for women), Eye makeup remover & cotton remover pads, Their favorite styling products, face and/or body cream, antibacterial hand soap for kitchen, small frames with special picture in it, a scarf you knit yourself.
Harlean from Arkansas
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For my husband: borders gift card, peanut m&ms, trial size cologne, trial size liqueor, ornament, scratchers, car fresheners, tide spray (for work if accident on suit).
For my 8 year old son: make a cash bar of soap (melt clear glycerin soap in a container.. use a small soap shaped container and pour half of melted soap in.. wait until soap is mostly hard but sticky soft and put cash on it.. pour the rest of the melted soap on top.. when completely hard, wrap in saran wrap with a bow.. great for remembering to keep clean hands!), xmas peeps, cool bouncy ball, scratchers, extra styluses for dsi, slinky, small ceiling star projector.
Baby girl's first Christmas: something that vibrates, teething rings, car seat dangle toys,first xmas card, leg warmers.
* It is easy to please woman with: gift cards to makeup stores, clothes stores, coffee shops, massage parlors etc.. perfume samplers.. inexpensive jewelry.. candles.. the latest in chapped lip therapy, ornaments, something you or the kids made, chocolate, panties (please wrap discreet if kids will be present), hand lotion, sachets for pantie drawer, fun/significant key chains, quality pens, stationary, nail files..
FYI: Lingerie is a gift for you, not her!
I always feel that the perfect item to stuff a stocking with is a fake foot.
Great ideas! Also, for the younger generation drivers, I was thinking bumper stickers, window stickers, steering wheel covers (in a small box), key chain accessories...or, what I am going to do for my husband is, a new vibrating shaving razor (he just tried one for the first time and fell in love!), batteries of course, lotto tickets, candy, game cards.
My 18 yr. old step son is getting; batteries, calculator (since him and my husband are always using mine), address book, candles (he really likes them), a card with a gift certificate to walmart (the only store we have here), and an Arizona Drivers Manual (he doesn't have his license yet). Also, for both of them, I am going to get them a religious cross (rosary) just to have something sentimental and precious they can keep forever.
The most exciting stocking stuffer I ever got was tickets to winter jam...a Christan concert 2 hrs away from our house...my mom planned it for me and my best friend (her mom did the same thing) for a night in a hotel and the concert! It was awesome. My mom printed out the flyer for it and put it in my stocking rolled up.
I usually buy a few reusable hand warmers from www.HotSnapZ.com for all the children, nieces and nephews in the family.
Practical, low cost and give a great "WOW" effect when kids first see them work. (btw, I found their name is pronounced like 'hotsnaps') Always unique, I've never gone wrong with them as a stocking stuffer idea.
I always roll up a magazine and stuff it in there. Love the 5.00 DVD bin at wal-mart. Gourmet canned/jarred foods like olives, oysters, and tapenades. Personalized/engraved key chain, sample size specialty coffee, tea, scratch tickets, wallet/change purses, magnets (better if they have special meaning). Christmas tree ornament to be used the following year, memory cards for the technology-saavy, new toothbrush (they'll need it after the holidays:), for kids: single pillow case with their fave character. It always takes some searching for good stocking stuffers, but I think it's worth it when you put the care into it.
I think one of the most clever ideas I've ever seen for a stocking stuffer for a child is to get a small block of CLEAR glycerin soap at the craft shop and melt it gently, as per instructions. Fold a new-ish $5 bill (or what your budget will allow) and press flat with an iron. Using either an honest-to-goodness soap making form or a small plastic container(even a yogurt container), pour melted glycerin soap to a depth of about 5/8". Let set until almost firm and place the folded money on it. Pour another 5/8" melted soap on top.
You may need to watch it for awhile and poke it down with a skewer to make sure the money doesn't float from the middle. When totally set, pop out of form and wrap in bright cellophane and ribbons. Your days of reminding your child to wash their hands before dinner are over as they see themselves getting closer and closer to that cash!
Eyelash curler, lip chap stuff, body sprays, socks, mints, mouthwash, posters, tooth brush, stuff if they have a pet like an add on to a cage or something if its there own pet.
Baseball and basketball cards, candy , small bottles of cologne, CD, jewelry, socks, gloves, movie tickets, gift cards
Some good stocking stuffer ideas are chapstick, batteries, piggy banks, candy canes, wallet, nail clippers, nail polish, glasses case, flashlight, stay home socks, scarfs, hats, gloves,movie tickets, or gift cards to local fast food places.
Great ideas, but don't forget the Orange (or tangerine) and nuts (in the shell). The orange goes in first to help shape the toe. It's a tradition I grew up with. Orange, nuts, candy, and then the gifts!
WOW so many good ideas thank you all!! I always put a bag of Hersheys kisses and a bag of hersheys hugs in my hubby's stocking. It is not only his favorite candy but it gives him kisses and hugs from me when ever he has one!
For kids...brag size photo album filled with their family or friends photos, those camping light sticks (so much fun at night), bath scrungys, you know those round lacely balls you wash with? apple or orange, very small cans of playdoh, stickers, personalized pencils, nightlights, glossy lip balm, or regular for boys, hair ribbons for girls, new combs for boys, bandades with characters, silly straws, snow globes, very small sample bottles of perfume or colonge, mittens and travel size personal items like shampoo. The note that hints where the biggest gift is hidden. vitamin enriched cough drops.
Digital Photo Frame, Zune, Cell Phone, mini digital camera, fly fusion pen, Bobby Pins, Pocket sized Journal, chocolate, candy cane, lip gloss, deck of cards, at Barnes and Noble there is this cute little "Piece of Charcoal" which will have them freak out but it has a bunch of game ideas for it!, Little Virtual Pet Games, Cds, Microphone, Voice Recorder, car keys, concert tickets, slipper socks, money, gum, deodorant, perfume, sample sized lotion, soaps, catch phrase, 20Q, barbie for little girls, poster for teens, curling iron, straightener, hairspray, DVD, personalized postits, t-shirt with their favorite band/animal/singer/color/actor/actress, crystal bracelet, pocket book, Harry Potter Wand, Webkinz, mini flash light, DON'T JUST USE THESE! COME UP WITH YOUR OWN! STRETCH YOUR MIND! MAKE THE PRESENT SPECIAL!
Just a few ideas that may or may not have been mentioned yet. hand warmers, lens clothes (for eyeglasses or monitor screens), eyeglass repair kit, utility knife, night light and/or bulbs, decorative wine corks, chip clips, fridge magnets, room fragrancers (glade plug-ins, etc.), SD memory cards or jump drives, lanyards, retractable key or ID holder, spices (hot sauce variety), commemorative coins, a book or roll of stamps, tokens to your local arcade, coupon saver book, super glue, holiday pins, pins of their favorite sports team or player, koozie, favorite tobacco product (pipe tobacco, cigar, etc), dental floss, small figurines, kitchen utensils, candle snuffer, matches/lighters, decorated blank keys (krazy keys) to have their home or auto key copied, auto fragrancers, head scarves, belts, lapel pins, cuff links, ties, medical alert bracelets, pill divider and cutter. I have a number of people to buy for - all ages and relation.
shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hairspray, comb, brush, mirror, hair clips, socks, after shave, , shave gel, tooth brush, tooth paste, movies, dvd, cd, lottery tickets, envelopes, thank you cards, scotch tape, pay as you go cell phone card, cheese spreader, nut cracker, nuts, key chain, books, book mark, nail polish, soap, games, golf balls, wine opener, hand cream, cosmetic bag, address book, note pad, doll, lego, hot wheels, coloring book, crayons, pens, animal toys, kitchen utencils, clock, batteries, calendar, small tools, paper clips, staples, ties, gloves, glasses, hat, scarf, mitts, slippers, dictionary, photo frame, one-time-use camera, pringles, cologne, grooming kit, curling iron, mouthwash, cough drops, air freshner, tide stain remover pen, scissors, make up set, and watches,
Wow, you have all outdone yourself with your suggestions, I'm sure that I will put some of these items in my family member's stockings this year. Thank you all and Happy Holidays.
FOR ADULTS....napkins, socks, toothpicks, duck tape, cd, puzzle books, playing cards, books, magazines, deodarant, tea, hot chocolate, coffee, nuts, lottery tickets, pens, mints, gum, candy, dish cloth, flash light, candles, travel games, gift certificates, jewllery, cook book, comb, brush, wallet, note pad, calendars, dvd's.
how about jumper cables, fix it tire spray, flares, other stuff to put in a emergency kit - bandaids, antibactrial spray, and such. I remember once when my father hauled out the kit because a man who was rollerskating fell and nicely ripped up his knee!
Pez dispencer and the candy to go with it!
At my local Dollar General they have secetion where things are on clerance for a $1.00. So far I picked up note pads, and stickers. They also have other items for a little more like candles and crayons. My kids are young.
The best stocking stuffer that I've ever seen was batteries. Everyone needs batteries!
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