Are you enjoying gift guides as much as I am? I love getting new ideas and seeing everyone’s list of favorite things to share with loved ones for the holidays.
Some of my moms friends have recently been chatting about stocking stuffers. I love the way stockings look hung up on a fireplace. Some of my favorite memories of Christmas morning are of opening my stocking, and I love creating a new tradition with my children. Ahhh, nostalgia…
So, good stocking stuffers are small in size, inexpensive, but not junky. Here’s a few ideas that are sure to make your kids smile and not end up in the trash a week later.
1) eco-dough. You can’t beat this brand of natural and organic play dough. It smells so good and you don’t have to worry if your kiddo takes a bite or wonder if they are playing with toxic chemicals. It’s easy to open a box and give each kiddo one or two colors in their stocking.
2) Go Fish! from Peaceable Kingdom. I love this Berkeley based company, and we’re all huge fans of their cooperative board games. Go Fish! is as fun as you remember it and you will enjoy teaching your preschooler how to play. The box small enough to fit in your purse and have with you whenever you need to distract the kids, like when soccer practice runs over or you’re waiting to pick up a prescription.
3) Temporary Tattoos. Whole Foods was handing these out at a recent Houston event, and I can assure you we’ll be buying more packs once these run out. There’s over 100 kid-themed tattoo per pack (blue pack for boys/pink pack for girls). My boys are currently sporting about six on each arm.
4) Do-a-Dot markers. I love these no-mess washable markers. We have some of the Do-a-Dot activity books, too, and they keep the kids engaged for a long time. These are great to have on hand for long car rides or plane trips.
What are you filling stockings with this year? xo
Author: Candace Thomas