Gifts – Stockings and Stocking Stuffers

No matter what kind of Christmas stocking you have (I made the two in the photo, above), there are lots of small treats that you can put in them.

In our house, we open our stockings first on Christmas morning. The gifts usually aren’t expensive, but welcome and fun. Popular ideas at our house:

  • Lottery scratch-off tickets.
  • Individually wrapped candies.
  • Socks.
  • Lip Balm
  • Barrettes or hair ribbons for girls.
  • Ear buds.
  • Small toys, like matchbox cars.
  • Pens/pencils.
  • Removable tattoos.
  • Stickers.
  • Lipstick and nail polish (for big girls).
  • An orange or apple.
  • Nuts in the shell.
  • Small bottles of booze (for the big kids).

We also always have stocking for our pets, with small toys and treats just for them.

I made one for my cat that is green felt, shaped like a fish, with “yellow diamond” eye, and her name on a band in the middle. For my old dog, the stocking was shaped like a bone. Of course, the pets don’t care, so anything will do.

Stockings like the ones I made (shown in the picture, above) take hours and good eyesight, as they are embellished with decorative beads, seed beads and sequins, each sewn on individually. The patterns are both from the stocking I had as a baby, and from my imagination.

I also made one stocking from velvet, lined with silk, the cuff made from tie silk (tie obtained from the second hand shop). That was very attractive, but much easier and faster to make.

Your imagination, ability, and time are your only limitations. Ideas:

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=christmas+stockings&FORM=HDRSC2

I like the cowboy boot!

cowboy-boot-personalized-stockingsCute ideas here, too, with patterns:

https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/make-and-decorate/entertaining/diy-christmas-stocking-patterns-in-a-bunch-of-styles-pictures

 

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7 Responses to Gifts – Stockings and Stocking Stuffers

  1. The Tundra PA says:

    You crafty types are so impressive to me. I’ve never been the crafty type.

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  2. Surfhut says:

    When I was a child, my parents had no money. I always knew Santa had come because there was a big, beautiful orange at the bottom of my Christmas stocking when I found it Christmas morning, and the cookies we baked for Santa on Christmas Eve were all gone. Santa left a thank you note. Simple family traditions. I wouldn’t trade them for anything.

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  3. Menagerie says:

    Today we visited a chocolate shop, they make rally special treats there. My DIL bought hot chocolate bombs. They’re round, about three inches in diameter and with hot milk they dissolve into a nice mug of chocolate complete with marshmallows.

    They are beautifully packaged and she is using them for stocking stuffers.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. JTR says:

    I found some blinged out face masks I bought for friends who must wear them for work.

    Liked by 1 person

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