The stockings were hung by the chimney with care… and the dilemma begins, what can I put into the Christmas stocking besides candy? While children love getting chocolates and other treats in stockings, there are certainly other items that can be put in the stocking that children will love too. The following is a list of the top inexpensive stocking stuffers that children would love to receive.
There are several stores where you can buy a $5 to $10 gift card and a child can get a lot of cool stuff for it. Some stores to consider are Dollar Tree (or your local dollar store), Big Lots, Target (they have a great $1 section), Baskin-Robbins, or your local ice cream shop, and Sonic (make sure you go during happy hour to get 1/2 price slushes).
Children love getting items with their names on them. Some good ideas for a Christmas stocking would be a mug, which you can then fill with more goodies, a personalized toothbrush, or a note pad with their name on it.
Reading is so important for kids and there are always books you can purchase for $5 and under.
There is so much to be found at the dollar store for a child’s Christmas stocking. You could easily fill up an entire stocking from items at the dollar store for around $10. Some fun items to put in the stocking could be stickers, craft items, hair accessories, and small toys.
Most Target stores have a great one dollar section. Usually, this dollar section is located at the front of the store. If you’re shopping for a young girl, you can always find princess and Hello Kitty items. You will also find a lot of craft items, such as coloring books, markers, and crayons. In addition, you may find Slinkys, socks, hats, silverware, and puzzles.
How about some nail polishes, lip glosses, and lotions. A great store to buy this type of girly stuff is Justice. Also, don’t forget to check for coupons before you shop at Justice as there are usually some available.
Boys love cars and you can still buy Matchbox and Hotwheels cars for under $2. Also, if your boys like the Disney Cars movie, there are a lot of new cars that have come out this year. Other items that boys seem to go crazy for are plastic/rubber bugs and snakes.
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