Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Ideas to fill the Christmas stockings

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Looking for stocking stuffer ideas? We get requests every holiday season for creative stocking gifts.. last year we asked our Celebration Ideas Online visitors to share their ideas for what to put in Christmas stockings besides candy. Below we have compiled the best of the best ideas! Merry Christmas!


Dec 08, 2011
Stocking Stuffer Ideas
by: Granny Helen - Washington

I saw a great idea I am doing for the grandkids stockings this year. Hallmark has books that you can record your voice as you read the book.. then they push a button and can hear your voice reading the story.. I think they will really like them.

Celebration Ideas Online editorial staff - here's where you can one of these recordable books.. we love the idea!

Record a Story: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

November 30, 2011
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A Fun Stocking Stuffer Idea
by: Celebration Ideas Online Editorial

Here are great Stocking Stuffer Ideas that are great for all ages! A Bubble calendar!

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Dec 12, 2011
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Great Idea that's homemade
by: Playdough Recipe

www.playdough-recipe.com has all your homemade playdough recipes. If the budget is tight i suggest you try and look to simpler solutions like this. I know I always have a blast doing it with the kids!

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Dec 4, 2011
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by: Anonymous

when you have a lot of stockings to stuff, it can get very expensive. Here's a way to get a lot of unique and interesting things in each stocking. At my house there are at least 10 stockings and various age ranges. Everyone who comes for Christmas (including kids!) brings 10 items, one to a stocking including their own. The rules are, get something you would like and a spending limit of 1 or 2 dollars, so no one breaks the bank. That way each stocking gets filled with 10 things. I supply small candies, a gingerbread cookie and a toothbrush. In the past, there have been mittens, soaps, play dough, tiny pine trees, collectible key chains, wind-up toys, hats and the like. The fun is that everyone participates, and everyone has fun trying to figure out who brought the lime green socks, which get worn the rest of the day!




Dec 16, 2011
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by: Amanda - IL

In our house, we each draw names and instead of buying gifts for each other, we stuff that person's stocking. For my sister this year, I am doing a Scented stocking.. adding perfume, a Yankee candle, an airfresher, scented lip gloss and just to make it funny.. Odoreaters by Dr. Scholl for smelly shoes.

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Dec 15, 2011
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by: Jillian - Kansas

Our kids are all grown but still like stockings. This year I am putting a charity gift card in each one that they can use to donate to the charity of their choice. There are sites like JUSTGIVE.org where you can order them and they have lots of options of organizations, including local charities, that you can go online and donate the amount of the gift card too. Thought with times being tough, that would be a nice stocking stuffer.

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December 3, 2011
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by: Peggy - Maryland

I am putting wrap scarves in my girls stockings. I am seeing them in all the stores.. they are like a big loop and you can wrap them around your neck and even over your head as a hat.. come in all kinds of materials, for wearing inside and outside.. cute and not expensive.

from Celebration Ideas Online Editorial
Here's an example of what Peggy is suggesting, this kind of scarf is also called Infinity scarf
Ivory White Ruffled Edge Knit Loop Circle Ring Scarf -

what to put in a christmas stocking

Dec 08, 2011
Stocking Stuffer Ideas
by: Lisa - kentucky

Trish.. what a great idea to theme the stockings.. I am going to do it with my boys - they are 4,6 and 8.. think I will do "Trains, Planes and Automobiles" and fill them with matchbox cars.. will give each their own theme and they will have a whole transportation system at the end.

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Dec 08, 2011
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by: Trish - Pennsylvania

Love these.. Thanks Celebration Ideas Online - keep the ideas coming. It's just me and my husband.. I do a themed stocking for him each year.. last year it was all Steelers football things.. this year I am doing a Handyman special.. We have a running joke about my "Honey Do" list that never gets finished, so I am getting him a Home Depot gift card and some of the little supplies he needs to do some of those jobs that are waiting.. a small sample can of paint, painting mark off tape, some nails.. and will number them.. the last one is a gift certificate to our favorite restaurant for when he completes the list.. had to add a little fun in there.

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Dec 08, 2011

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by: Mimi - Georgia

A good book or bookstore gift certificate. I have been putting a book in my kids stockings since they were little. Sometimes they are Christmas themed, other years something else. Now they have kids of their own and a whole library of Christmas books for each season. Funny, the grandkids favorite part is reading the inscription I wrote in each book as it changed as their parents got older. Now they all are getting their own library.I usually tried to write something about what happened that year... like Santa still came even though you broke the window with your baseball. I get them at Amazon as they have a huge selection and are reasonable and I can shop from my computer and get free shipping.. better than driving and fighting traffic and crowds.


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Dec 08, 2011
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by: Anonymous

I give mittens or gloves and warm socks in all the stockings. For my older kids, I also put those glove warmer heaters that go in their mittens and boots.

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Dec 07, 2011
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by: sue

I always put in an ornament.. when they grow up and have their own tree, they will have a complete set of ornaments (with memories of past holidays). This year I will put in baseball trading cards for the boys and nailpolish for the girls.. everyone, even hubby, get a pair of socks (stockings.getit?)

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Dec 06, 2011
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by: Beth - Texas

I make individual photo albums for all my stockings.. kind of a year in review.. I save pictures all year long and sometimes add funny captions. My kids now have one for every year. I get the albums at the dollar stores and as pictures come up during the year, I save them by name on my computer and print out and put together come holiday time.

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Dec 06, 2011
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by: Bella New Jersey

For my teenage daughter, I have saved all the free makeups and lotions and perfume samples I got all year. I will put those in along with a gift card to one of the cosmetic stores like Sephora

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Dec 06, 2011
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by: Kim - Calif.

This year I found movie ticket gift certificates at Costco that are discounted... so I am putting those in the stockings this year.

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Dec 06, 2010
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by: Michelle North Carolina

I made coupons for all the stockings with things for all the different age groups like babysitting so they can go out for the night, a McDonalds gift card and I will take them, cleaning the car, a cookie making afternoon, a nighttime pj drive to see all the lights with hot chocolate and cookies after the trip.

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Dec 06, 2011
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by: Kristi - Ohio

I am getting Itunes gift cards for my kids and golf balls for the hubby.

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Dec 06, 2010
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by: Stephanie Chicago

DVD's- I got Toy Story 3 and Eat, Love, Pray for two stocking stuffers last month.

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