In full disclosure I must confess that my family doesn’t officially do stockings – we do boots! Big, red & white ceramic Santa boots! It’s a tradition that my mother did with me and my siblings. About 5 years ago, my sister found ours boots and immediately me and my 3 older sisters all hurried and bought enough for our families! I love them so much – I can’t even tell you!
So, I know that every family does Christmas a little different. How it works in my house is like this: each child gets 3 gifts from mom and dad. One of those gifts is a bigger gift. Last year Nathan got a bike, this year he is getting a BIG Lego set (you know the ones on the bottom shelf that kids drool over)! Then there are 3 family gifts. One of the family gifts is something practical that they need. So, this year they are all getting a new hoodie. Then I always like to get something that helps bring out my kids creativity – so I got them a Spirograph Set. Nathan is gonna freak over this and use it all the time!
Everything Santa brings is unwrapped and either in their boot or set out by it. I always get them a few books and art supplies if needed. Santa always brings one bigger family gift that goes in the middle. This Christmas we are doing the Lite Bright with some extra sets. This year I’m kind of on an anti-toy mission. I’m really trying to keep my house free of clutter. So, everything they are getting will pretty much go in our activity/art closet or our Lego bin! Everything I’m buying – already has a place in our house all ready for it!
As for stocking stuffers this year – I’m sticking to things that help with their current learning level and then some fun little items and games! So, I went on the search and found some fun little things! I hope that this list helps you find a few fun things for Santa to bring to your home!
Here are some other fun gift ideas that we have enjoyed:
Loom bracelets are “the thing” at my son’s elementary school for both boys and girls!
When I had Dylan my kids Grammy brought some of these for the boys to do and no lie 6 months later they still pull them out a couple times a week! I’m shocked with how creative they have gotten with them!
Zoobs, Trio Blocks and Legos are played ALL THE TIME in my house! If you have kids that like to play blocks and build I highly suggest all of them! If you have younger kids the Zoob Jr Set and Trio’s are the way to go!!
I hope some of these suggestions help make your Christmas shopping easier! What are you getting your kiddos? What’s your favorite stocking stuffer?
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