Friday, December 14, 2018

Holiday Gifting Traditions: Stockings

Every year, stockings are always one of my favorite things to open.  Over the last 8 years, Mike and I have brought our family traditions together and always pack our stockings with the same few little gifts: a mix of practical and fun.  We do, however, still alternate between opening the stockings first (as my family did) or last (as his did).  This year, I went all-out on Target for shopping.  They just have the best little gifts.  I'm sharing a bunch of links with you to see what goes into our stockings each year, and what we specifically bought for this Christmas!
Socks - I always struggle with this one, whether to get something practical or cozy.  This year, it's been unseasonably cold in South Carolina, so I went with warm and fuzzy.  I couldn't resist these! How cool are these "12 days of socks," too?

Hot cocoa - I love buying single-serve cocoas to buy a couple different flavors.  These double chocolate and peppermint varieties look so good!  I couldn't find a link to them, but Land O Lakes makes delicious single serve ones, too.

Band aids - This is something I started adding in a few years back: fun band aids.  Yes, we're both in our 30s, but having cool Star Wars or Grinch band aids in the closest is just exciting, okay?!

Gift card - StarbucksNetflix, your favorite fast food, or stick with the stocking theme and go with Target!

Chocolate - My family's stocking tradition has always been a box of chocolate covered cherries, so those always make it in, plus some Ghiradelli.

Tissues - Everyone always needs a go-pack for their car or purse.  It's that time of year!

Koozies - This is a "southern" addition we started to add into our stockings a couple years ago.  Sometimes we grab and save them from places we've traveled to or find holiday-themed ones!

Small toy - This is another one Mike's mom has always had on his list, and as adults, we've had fun with this one.  Anything from those little wooden airplanes to mini Lego sets to games like Uno or Rubik's cubes have made it into the stockings.

Chapstick - For us, this is a real "his and hers" stuffer: he loves the Nivea balm and I love Vaseline lip therapy

and an orange at the toe!


Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate said...

Another great round up, Meg! I picked up a box of 12 days of Christmas socks at Disney World this fall - so fun! That Star Wars set is super cool too! Thanks for sharing more ideas! :)

Jen said...

These are all great ideas, candy is always a win in our house haha.

Sarah said...

I always struggling with Christopher's stocking, but this year I found a fun nut mix at Target and got a pack of car fresheners. They're not thrilling but considering all I can ever think of is socks and candy this feels like a win!

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