When I was a child we always came downstairs Christmas morning and opened up the gifts in our stockings while we waited for our parents to get out of bed at 5am. It was a good way of keeping us distracted while my parents tried to wake up. We loved to see what little trinkets waited for us in our stockings. I do think that there’s an art to giving a good stocking. You can’t just stuff it full of one type of thing. It needs to be a mix of practical items and fun items and a few silly things thrown in. So, I’m going to break it down with my suggestions for each member of the family.
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I always start by adding the practical items – new toothbrushes and lip balm. I also typically buy a bunch of $1 or $2 lottery tickets and toss those in each stocking (who doesn’t love a scratch off).
MOM – Journal / Pen Set / Barefoot Dreams Socks / Insulated Wine Thermos / Jade Face Roller / Passport Holder / Reusable Coffee Cup / Guide to Gratitude / Ear Buds / Sleep Mask / Lip Gloss / Philosophy Lotion / Bath Soap / Hand Crafted Caramels
DAD – Poopurri / Hand Cream / Desk Calendar / Chocolate Orange / Yeti Mug / Shark Bottle Opener / Dad Jokes/ Cooling Workout Towel / Luggage Scale / Shaving Cream / Socks / Deodorant / Beef Jerky / Tool
KIDS – Reindeer Farts Candy / Mad Libs / GoFish / Ribbon Hair Ties / Jelly Belly Game / Harmonica / Where’s Waldo / Water Bottle / Unicorn Bath Bomb / Thinking Putty / Socks / Stickers / Scented Pencils
TEENS – Scrunchies / Nail Polish Holder / Taffy Gel Pens / Gym Shoes Deodorizer / Under Armour Socks / Hydroflask / Essie Nail Polish / Ear Buds / Phone Case / Tech Gloves / Chocolate Oreos / Gift Card / Wreck this Journal
Need more gift ideas? Check out some ideas from the Ellen Show