I’m constantly trying to figure out the best gifts and stocking stuffers for my child. I want them to be equally fun and educational while attempting to not go overboard like I have the past two Christmas’s. Especially this year since we aren’t moving until after Christmas, so none of our Christmas decor is out so I don’t even have a stocking to put her stuff in. Therefore I did have a little leeway with not having things need to fit into a stocking. But I still didn’t want to be hauling a lot of unnecessary stuff when we moved since I know I’ll be doing another purge of things while we unpack.
Here’s some of the things I decided to put in her “stocking” this year.
Stuff she needs: things like socks, a toothbrush, comb, hair ties, utensils and items that she has to use just about every day and items that may be falling apart or are in need of a replacement.
Things to read/learn: I always try to add a board book or two in her stocking. I really want her to love reading like I do so I hope the more books she has, the more likely she is to love reading. Also things like flash cards, and stickers.
Activities: Because this year with her not having an actual stocking, I can give her a few items that wouldn’t normally fit in a stocking. This year we went with a coloring book, a few activity packs, and a wooden puzzle. This year she’s been into arts and crafts so I figured activities that she can do would be a perfect addition to her stocking.
Miscellaneous: These are the things I find that I just think she will like. This year I found a cup, and some Frozen music books since Frozen is a big deal in our house this year. We still have a few weeks left before Christmas so who knows what else I may find.
I’ve found the best place to get stocking stuffers is in the dollar spot at Target. I also got a lot of her items at places like TJMaxx, Ross, and Marshall’s. I found that making sure not to spend a lot of money on the stocking stuffers is a good deal because a lot of times these items get lost at the bottom of a toy bin.
What do you get to put in your toddlers stocking?