I personally have purchased only a few stocking stuffers, but it seems to be nearly the last item on my list this year. I have several ideas. Some of them are my own, the others were requests from my daughter's. When your kids are older they actually get to put some ideas on the table for those stockings! So helpful.
My girls actually have pretty large stockings. I have never stuffed them full. EVER. I don't think it's a requirement. If I did, I'd be broke and probably over run with too much junk. Well, there was always a little of that.
I was giving my sister ideas for her 9 year foster daughter today, and she thought I should write a blog post with stocking stuffer ideas. These aren't necessarily frugal, although some are. My main goal was to think of items that would get used up. Some of them are in there because they take up a lot of room. I'm not going to expand the ideas, even though there are numerous others out there. And likely plenty more geared toward boys. If you want to share any other ideas in the comments, I'm sure others reading would be glad to read them. We just might help someone out!
Here's the list I gave my sister:
Cookie or brownie mix
Hot chocolate packets
Glow sticks (for New Year's Eve)
Special bar of soap
Small bag of chips
McDonald's/Dairy Queen gift certificate
Stamps (use with ink, but postage for writing letters could be fun too)
Scarf or ear warmers
Kool Aid mix
Bag of marshmallows
Small buckets for storing pens and pencils
Hand sanitizer to hang on backpack
Do you remember what was put in your stocking as a child? Do you have a favorite item to put in a stocking? Share any other stocking stuffer ideas you have!