Jul 162013
 

Filling stockings at Christmastime is one of my favorite parts of the whole holiday.  There were many stocking traditions in my family.  Some evolved over time and some are still a tradition to this day.

As kids, we each had a stocking hanging in our bedrooms; they usually only had one or two items in them but they were great for kicking off the excitement as soon as our feet hit the floor.  Then we moved downstairs to the tree, where our stockings – beautiful, hand-knitted stockings that my aunt made each of us – had been left hanging from the fireplace the previous night.  Now they would be lying on the floor, filled to bursting.

We also had stockings waiting for us at my grandparents’ house a few hours later (some day I will fill you in on our entire tradition, which once included a phone call to my Grandmother at 3:30 in the morning).  Everyone in the family had one – my Gram had made them all.  For awhile my grandparents were responsible for filling them, but as the grandchildren multiplied and got older, we would all buy a couple of items for everyone else’s stocking.  It was fun to guess who had purchased what. Continue reading »

Dec 242012
 

Stocking Stuffers For Teens

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teenagers

Earlier I shared some last-minute toddler stocking stuffers.  But what about the rest of the family?  Here are some stocking stuffer ideas for teenagers – some would say, the hardest group for which to buy!

  1. Gas gift cards
  2. Car fresheners
  3. Car care wipes
  4. Jewelry
  5. Makeup
  6. Nail Polish
  7. Lotion
  8. Candy
  9. Protein bars
  10. DVDs or Blu-ray movies
  11. Video Games
  12. Key chain
  13. Desktop calendar
  14. School supplies
  15. Lip balm
  16. Deodorant
  17. Toothbrush
  18. Toothpaste
  19. Perfume/cologne
  20. Face wash
  21. Fast food gift cards
  22. Floss/floss pics
  23. Music CDs
  24. Hobby supplies (guitar pics, scrapbook stickers, etc.)
  25. Socks
  26. Bath poof/scrub
  27. Snacks
  28. Cell phone case
  29. iTunes gift card
  30. App Store/Google Play gift cards

What are your stocking stuffer ideas for teenagers?

Dec 092012
 

All of the items on my shopping list are slowly getting crossed off.  I’m not as done today as I was at this same time last year, but I’m not worried.  I know what I need, I just need to get out there and get it.  I don’t really know why I’m behind, though; our list only grew by one name.  That name is Gus, my father-in-law’s dog that was his Christmas present last year.

Stocking Stuffers, Pet Gifts, and Gift Ideas

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