Running around this time of year seems to be the thing all parents do. We check our lists and make sure everyone has that one thing they really wanted. But what happens when the last few days approach and we realize we don’t have the stuff for the stockings? Well, I have some great ideas on what to fill those socks up with and not break the bank. I’m a fan of the “Dollar Store” most people have a store near them that sells everything for a buck, some things are great buys and work great for this exact purpose.
- Glitter glue …every kid loves to spread this glue on every craft project.
- Christmas socks…they can sport their Christmas spirit with a great sock style.
- Card games
- Puzzles…so many to choose from.
- Activities books. again so many
- Jump ropes
- Army figures
- Stuffed toys
For the men young and old:
- Duck tape…really what man doesn’t use Duck tape.
- Hand warmers…for those colder days
- A great coffee mug.
- Key chains
- Auto car wash
- Auto car washing rags
For girls and women:
- Nail polish
- Sample hair sprays…we all like them in our purse
- Hair accessories.. clips, hair bands, picks.
- Cute nail files
- Lip balm
- Hot chocolate packets
- Coffee packets
- Craft stuff
- Kitchen tools
- Candle holders
I can find all these at our Dollar Store but whatever store is near you these are just a few great ideas to fill up the stockings. I also like gift certificates, think facials, pedicures, eye brows, favorite place to eat or shop.
Another great thing is to have your kids come with and pick things out to give others, they learn how fun it is to be involved and give. This gets them in the Christmas spirit .I know my youngest loves to pick things out for people on our lists and it sure makes me feel good to see him find joy in doing this. Christmas is a time for giving, let’s not forget the money isn’t the important thing…spreading joy and love and remembering that this is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Off you go now….spread some love, joy and cheer…enjoy being with your family and try not to get to stressed…If you find a great idea let me know I would love to hear it! Have a super day, be blessed!