Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas

by Sasha Have you talked to Santa lately? How is he doing with stocking stuffers? A little brainstorming session just happened over in the Kids in the Capital Facebook Group, looking for non-food stocking stuffer ideas. Here is what everyone came up with:

  • fancy socks (my 3 year old has a fetish)
  • little wind up toys (Mrs. Tiggywinkles and Tag Along Toys both have little bins of them near the cash - my 16 month old can't get enough of them)
  • stickers
  • Fisher Price Little People figurines
  • hair accessories
  • craft supplies (crayons, markers, finger paint, play doh)
  • flashcards
  • an activity book or colouring book (Laurie says she always got an activity book in her stocking to keep the kids busy until their parents woke up! Brilliant!)
  • Christmas ornament
  • finger puppets
  • bath stuff (shampoo, body wash, soap, toothbrush)
  • roll-a-soap (available from Avon or the small neighbourhood toy stores, according to Rene: "It looks like that deodorant that rolls on and it comes in different colours . They can roll it all over their body thinking they are painting themselves and really it is soap."
  • underwear (panties are a big deal for the toilet training set!)
  • puzzles
  • small musical instruments (Amy's little one still loves to dance around with the maraca she got in her stocking last year)
  • toy cars/trucks
  • mini board books

Many thanks to Jennifer, Rene, Amy, Donna, Laurie, Pam, and Christine for all your great ideas!

What do you find in your stocking?

Sasha is an Ottawa mom and blogger who only occasionally writes about herself in the third person. She blogs about losing a few things (weight is just one of them) at Sasha Loses It, and about everything else in her Rambling Notebook. You can also find her ~ far too frequently ~ on Twitter at @sasharambles.

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