Sugar-free lollipops, favorite action hero, coloring book and crayons, magic markers, Play Doh, slinky, DVD ($1 dvds at dollar store and Wal-Mart such as The Beverly Hillbillies, The Little Rascals, The Lone Ranger), Chapsticks, Legos, balls, coupon for dinner and a movie with Dad. Devotional and journal for 2009, Chuckie Cheese tokens, character Band-Aids, flashlights
American Girl Perfume (small roll-on style is perfect for young girls), lipgloss, press-on nails, headbands and hair barrettes, hat, wallet, jewelry of any kind (clearance jewelry at Limited Too and Claire’s Club is good), fun socks, small puzzles, comb, brush, hand mirror, compact mirror, hand lotion, Chapsticks, sugar-free lollipops, a Barbie, small pack of Kleenex, scrapbooking supplies, Chuckie Cheese tokens, coupon for dinner and a movie with Mom. Devotional and journal for 2009, character Band-Aids, mini note pads, gel pens,
A variety of gift cards in small amounts ($5 to $8) is always a hit to such places as Starbucks, Sonic, McDonald’s, Burger King. Movie tickets for two, new earphones for iPod, socks, iTunes cards, money, gum, breathe mints, favorite candy, sunglasses, jewelry, nail clippers, Gas card (if they drive), car wash tokens, cologne or perfume, scrapbooking supplies for girls, favorite sport team items, hair care products. Wal-Mart and Target have gift cards for $1 that say such things as I will clean your room and 30 minute curfew extension. This is perfect if you want your coupons to have a more professional look, but do not hesitate to make your own using your computer. 2009 calendar, devotional, journal, pens
Favorite candy and sweets, hobby items such as biking gloves, hiking socks and water bottles, breath mints, iTunes card, car freshners, car wipes, tire gauge, flashlight, flavored toothpicks, floss, favorite drive-thru gifts cards such as Starbucks. Gourmet popcorn, sunglasses, gloves, magazine subscription, iPod or iPhone accessories,
We all know what we would like in our stockings! Give your family a list of items they can make (such as coupons) and items you’d love to have. My list includes: iTunes card, new case for my iPod, magazines, gift card to church Cafe’ (I get a hot chocolate every week before church), mechanical pencils (I lose these by the dozen!), good pens, Yankee Candle car fresheners, journal, magazine, hand lotion, a Dove dark chocolate candy bar, gift card to LifeWay.
Wal-Mart and dollar stores are good places for a variety of low cost stocking stuffers. I look for items I can buy in a pack and divide among the stockings. My sister just shared that she is dividing up the Wii Sports Accessory Kit as stocking stuffers for her children this year. Also look through your coupons. You may have coupons for gum, Tic Tacs, deodorant, designer hair care products, toothbrushes and toothpaste that will save additional money.
To make assembly easier I have each family member’s stuffer items divided into grocery store plastic bags. As I purchase items along the way I drop into the appropriate bag. On Christmas Eve it takes only a few minutes to transfer to the stockings.