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Friday, November 11, 2016

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Pre-Teens


As the kids get older, it seems like it's harder and harder to fill their stockings with things they'll like! The Bigs are 11 and 12 now; not quite teenagers, but not little kids anymore! I hate buying piddly-crap just to fill a stocking, it seems like such a waste of money! 

So here's a list of Stocking Stuffer Ideas to help keep your holidays stress-free! 


Beauty Essentials
Lip balm
Nail polish
Nail polish remover
Fun nail stickers
Cotton balls/swabs
Nail files/clippers
Mini scented hand sanitizer
Hair ties
Head bands
Barrettes/clips
Mini comb/brush
Hair Chalk
Travel sized lotions
Novelty band-aids

Gadgets
Ear buds
Charger cords/bricks
Portable chargers
Phone case

Fun & Games
Playing cards
Hacky sac
Travel sized games
Finger lights
Head Massagers
Bouncy balls
Slinky
Silly string
Water balloons

Art Lovers
Sharpie markers
Colored pencils
Coloring books- small, obviously
Duct tape
Washi tape
Fabric Markers


Sweet Treats
Candy!
Oranges
"Fancy" hot cocoa packets
Nuts
Candy!

Miscellaneous
Gift cards in small amounts
Various "coupons" ie: ice cream with dad, extra screen time, etc.
Cold Hard Cash



Stocking Stuffer No-No's!
underwear
deodorant
toothbrush/toothpaste/mouth wash
shampoo/conditioner
body wash

Pre-teens tend to be sensitive and can embarrass easily... nothing more embarrassing than opening a stocking full of things that say "Santa thinks you stink!"


What did I miss?
Do you have family traditions when it comes to stockings?