It's that time of year, when we all start thinking about Christmas and presents and stockings. It's a bit hard not to really, when the shops are already all decked out with Christmas decorations and are already having sales. Tanya's tip is a great idea, it's what used to do with our kids' stockings.
I'd put in character toothpaste and toothbrush, pencils, textas, gel pens, pads of coloured paper, a box of their favourite cold cereal (because we don't have cold cereals through the year), a small packet of their favourite lollies, shower gel, socks, pjs, and so on. It made the stockings special for the kids without hurting our spending plan.
Stocking Fillers That Make Kids and Mum HappyI fill my children's Christmas stockings with useful things like novelty toothbrushes and toothpaste, reams of coloured paper, bubbles, play doh, bubble bath. I try and buy for example a large bottle of bubble bath for each of them so three big bottles of bubble bath lasts us the year. I don't give them these types of things during the year so they are a treat at Christmas time. I always check the clearance tables at the supermarkets and departments stores and find I can pick them up cheaply through the year. Their stockings are full and they feel like they have lots of presents and I am happy because most of it is consumables that we use!
Contributed by Tanya