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spring1onu 11-28-2012 04:51 PM

Stocking Stuffers!!
 
I'm trying to be more creative with stocking stuffers for Mr. Spring this year so I thought I'd start a thread in case anyone has some suggestions.

Feel free to share any ideas, be it adult or kid, just in case anyone else is trying to come up with some things.

So far I have him some Altoids minis in a flavor he couldn't find but wanted to try. Yeah, that's it. :lol:

CurlyCanadian 11-28-2012 04:55 PM

All adults at my parents for Christmas, so we pull names for stockings so my Mom doesn't do them all!

I got my Dad and have picked up candy, toiletries, car stuff, hat, mits, a YoYo, toy truck.

I do the majority at the dollarstore, but will add a magazine, gift card, cigars and a small bottle of Crown Royal.

Ericachristina 11-28-2012 06:14 PM

For the women in my family I love stuffing the stocking with perfume (I got my mom the Vera Wang Princess and my sister the Prada candy), makeup such as lipstick, eye shadow, nail polish, lip gloss, blush, mascara, makeup brushes ect various creams, primers maybe even a cute makeup bag.
I also get some chocolate truffles, cute mittens or gloves, I got my sister a cute watch as a stocking stuffer, earrings or if you dont want to add real jewellery you can add cute costume pieces. I also get some products that I know the person uses like bath gel, face cleanser, their fav brand of conditioner, shampoo or hair products and accessories. I have even added small bottles of liquor, gift certificates to their fav store I also got everyone movie gift cards for a night out at the movies, bath products I usually buy at bath and body works they have really nice candles hand sanitizers lotions ect. I also got my sister this flat iron she wanted
I got my mom a cute pair of sun glasses from Guess for her stocking.
I got my sister a new case for her cell phone... I got soo many things I can't even remember them right now when I go through the bags I may come back and add to this list if you need more ideas. At least with stocking stuffers you don't have to do much wrapping. Our Stockings are huge by the way which was my mom's doing but it's good because I can fit a lot of stuff into them.

spring1onu 11-28-2012 07:18 PM

Ummmm, Ericachristina, can you come do MY stocking?? :flower: :lol:

I'm also trying to give my hubby some hints this year to do some different things like maybe some smell good things for the bath and the like. He has no idea about that sort of stuff so I'm going to give him a coupon and send him to Ulta and see what he can come up with. LOL

Speckla 11-28-2012 08:09 PM

I always put my husband's favorite candies, movies, CDs, and a slinky. Always a slinky. :)

spring1onu 11-28-2012 08:43 PM

Candies! Totally forgot I've already gotten him some Nerds and Reese's Trees. I saw the 1lb Reese's cups the other day and almost got those for him, but it was $10 and I know we'd both just eat it, which does neither of us any good. :lol:

Speckla 11-28-2012 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by spring1onu (Post 2077686)
Candies! Totally forgot I've already gotten him some Nerds and Reese's Trees. I saw the 1lb Reese's cups the other day and almost got those for him, but it was $10 and I know we'd both just eat it, which does neither of us any good. :lol:

Buy it and me and Calvin will eat it. He can eat the peanut butter and I'll eat the chocolate part. It's a win-woof situation!

:wav:

Ericachristina 11-28-2012 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by spring1onu (Post 2077641)
Ummmm, Ericachristina, can you come do MY stocking?? :flower: :lol:

I'm also trying to give my hubby some hints this year to do some different things like maybe some smell good things for the bath and the like. He has no idea about that sort of stuff so I'm going to give him a coupon and send him to Ulta and see what he can come up with. LOL

lol :)

SunshineGrrl 11-29-2012 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Speckla (Post 2077665)
I always put my husband's favorite candies, movies, CDs, and a slinky. Always a slinky. :)

I might add Silly Putty

Top Poppers (the kind you turn inside out, lay on a flat surface and cringe until it finally pops up into the air)

A new line of Men's Care line for him (Nivea has: Body Wash, a 3-in-1 Body Wash that acts as shampoo, body was and shave gel/cream(?), face wash, face scrub, shaving gels and creams and moisturizing balms for after shaving (basically moisturizer without telling them it's moisturizer. There's even one called "Protective Lotion" that has SPF 15 in it!) Gillette even has a series and it looks more macho he-manly if he thinks it's too girly to wash, scrub and moisturize his face. And...if he suffers from ingrown hairs from shaving, these lines totally helped my brother get rid of that.

His favorite cologne or your favorite cologne on him.

Is this going to be opened in front of anybody other than you two? If it's just you two, I recommend chucking some sexy lingerie or naughty toys for the both of you!

webjockey 11-29-2012 07:38 AM

German chocolates. Its some sort of brand that has the word Kinder on it.
Mug with their names on it (hubby's will say papa)
warm wool or cashmere blend socks

B-wavy 11-29-2012 07:54 AM

We haven't done stockings for a few years now, but I used to LOVE doing stockings for Mr B and for my folks and Mr B's kids. I'd stalk the areas near the registers in stores like TJs and Whole Foods for small-sized "gourmet" type candy bars or other food items, as well as in other stores like Target, etc. for other smallish items you may not think of otherwise. I usually did a mix of practical (new toothbrush) and fun stuff. Mr B is a Virginia tech fan (and grad), so I'd always get him something VT-related like a Christmas ornament or key chain. Since Mr Spring does some cooking, you could go to Sur la Table or wherever for small cooking-related stuff.

One year it occurred to me that it would be even more fun to wrap every single little item in the stocking - that was a big hit. Instead of just dumping out the stuff and seeing what it is right away, they had all these odd-shaped little items to unwrap, and everyone loved that. They'd almost get as excited as little kids trying to figure out what everything was. I'd save the little gift wrap scraps as I was wrapping the regular-sized presents and use those for the stocking stuff.

I'd also try to have one really special or pricier item in there (and naturally I can't think of an example at the moment for Mr B, but for my Mom it would have been a piece of jewelry), and that would go way down in the toe of the stocking so that it would be opened last.

ETA: Webbie just reminded me - SOCKS! Years ago my Dad complained about always getting socks at Christmas, so I began putting a pair of socks in everyone's stocking. I'd remove all the packaging if there was any and would roll them up as tightly as I could so they'd fit in there better and I could cram more stuff in there.

scrills 11-29-2012 08:05 AM

I;m getting some funny tshirts. Five Below has some. Also 6dollarshirts.com has some good ones

bcody09 11-29-2012 09:41 AM

My mom does everyone's stockings but this year I'm bringing my boyfriend so I am in charge of buying for his stocking. I'm going with a deck of cards, some Chapstick, deodorant, a cheap $5 movie, a new usb drive, and everyone in my house gets an iTunes giftcard.

Wait, you didn't wrap each stocking thing individually? That's the best part! It's like a second Christmas after we eat breakfast!

spring1onu 11-29-2012 11:47 AM

You'd be breaking major house rules if you didn't wrap each one seperately here! :lol: I like to squeeze out every ounce of fun possible on Christmas of unwrapping gifts since it only happens once a year.

I did order him a t-shirt and if I can't come up with some other stuff I'll put that in his stocking. It's an AT-AT from Star Wars about to step on a banana peel, I thought it was hilarious. I also want to get him one that is Princess Bride related, but I have been looking at the site for 4 days and can't decide on a color. :lol: I'm going to get some Burt's Bees hand salve to put in since his hands are always so dry this time of year. Yep, that's old people stuff right there. hehe

I'm loving all the ideas, this is fun!!

missbanjo 11-29-2012 12:54 PM

I'll throw whatever is small enought to fit into a stocking and we don't usually shop for "stocking stuffers." Except ya know... bags of christmas candy.

This year he's getting 2 26pc wrench sets, standard and metric, one each :lol: and a 23 pc screwdriver set, I spent less than $100! He'll be thrilled. I think I'm going to take the biggest of each (metric, standard, philips, flathead) and wrap those for his stocking. :brushteeth:

spring1onu 11-29-2012 02:18 PM

I love, love getting Mr. Spring tools! I got him an air compressor one year and it's been such a nice thing to have. This year I'm thinking something Dremel related since we just got one. If I knew what bits he could use for it those would make great small stocking stuffers, but I have no idea.

B-wavy 11-29-2012 07:35 PM

I've got it: individually wrapped tater tots.

spring1onu 11-29-2012 08:19 PM

OMG, you are GENIUS!! Perfect! :lol:

A neighbor was telling us about a burger place a few nights ago and she said "And they have the best tater tots..." and I thought Mr. Spring was going to explode right on the spot he got so excited at the mention. haha

spring1onu 11-29-2012 08:27 PM

Somebody should really make a tree ornament that looks like a real tater tot! I googled, but didn't come up with anything because that would have been an awesome stocking stuffer.

Speckla 11-29-2012 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by spring1onu (Post 2078183)
Somebody should really make a tree ornament that looks like a real tater tot! I googled, but didn't come up with anything because that would have been an awesome stocking stuffer.

Spray paint cotton balls brown and then spray them with a lacquer? (sp?)?


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