Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Cheap Stuff for Stockings



Does Santa need some help filling those stockings with treasures that don't break the bank? Here's a few ideas to get you going:
  1. Check out your local Dollar Store, Dollar Tree, etc. They always have some fun little things in multipacks that delight youngsters.
  2. The other favorite stores for such small items are craft shops (Michael's, JoAnn's, etc.) and party stores, where favors are sold in multi-packs.
  3. Check out some of the non-food ideas from Green Halloween's website. I know; it seems strange going to a Halloween website for stocking stuffer ideas, but there are a few gems in there that would work equally well for a Christmas stocking.

Some things to watch for are:

  • stickers
  • holiday pencils
  • finger puppets
  • holiday themed organic and all-natural candy
  • Santa hats (I found mine at Dollar Tree)
  • marbles, skipping rocks, gemstones, bouncy balls
  • mini puzzles
  • small word game books
  • hair ribbons, clips an scrunchies
  • foreign coins
  • coin purses
  • pet toys to share with Rover and Fluffy
  • small storybooks
  • small 3D puzzles
  • craft items to make over the holidays
  • crayons and colored pencils
  • natural lip gloss
  • holiday themed bandages
  • sun catchers or dream catchers to hang
  • pipe cleaners to make creations out of
  • organic or all natural granola bars
  • whistles
  • harmonicas
  • post cards to send to friends and cousins
  • mini photo album of a favorite pet(s)
  • coupon for a magazine subscription
  • bicycle decorations (beads, streamers, striping, etc.)
  • kazoos
  • vinyl window stickers--holiday themed
  • alphabet stamps
  • a diary or journal
  • mini wind chimes
  • activity books
  • silly putty
  • modeling clay
  • bubbles

By now your stockings should be overflowing, with a bit of green still in your wallet. I hope this was helpful. I'd love to hear some of your ideas. Please COMMENT below! Tomorrow I will be exploring a few ideas for jazzing up your Christmas tree and decorations in green style. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Hope you can join me.

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