24 Delightful Little Stocking Stuffers for Kids of All Ages
Once the big-ticket items for your kids have been crossed off the shopping lists, it’s not surprising for parents to want to open up a bottle of Christmas spirits and toast to another pre-holiday gift run in the books. But before we all hang up our plush pom-pom hats and look forward to eating all the treats we’ll inevitably lay out, let’s not forget about the stockings all hung by the chimney with care.
Having stuffed stockings is a win-win for kids and parents, too. If you have early risers, who bust in your bedroom by 5 a.m., eager to open presents, then you might be able to buy yourselves a bit more time to sleep. Whether you want to use stockings as a way to curb their what’s-under-the-tree curiosities, as a way to bring all the gift-opening to a gentle, that’s-all-folks finish, or as a way to nurture a family tradition (for instance, my husband’s parents enclosed a new ornament in each of his and his siblings’ stockings every year, so it became a family thing for them), you can get some ideas from our list of 24 tiny but oh-so-tempting toys, trinkets, wares, and wonders.