Christmas Stocking Ideas for the Family

Christmas stockings are a big deal in our house. Why? BECAUSE I MADE THEM A BIG DEAL. What started out as candy, chocolate, and some random trinkets became a THING and now I got to the point where I made Dave a Pinterest board of stocking ideas for me because he needs help. (LOVE YOU DAVE.)

Why are stockings a thing? Because now I love finding little things to include in them like little trinkets or knick-knacks or other things that are personal and fun. And for me personally, I can only have so much chocolate or candy before I’m over it. #demandingjewonchristmas

Here are some Christmas stocking ideas that would be great for me, or any other female (or male in some cases!)

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Rosebud Strawberry Lip Balm Tin – This is my FAVORITE lip balm of all time. I have one in my purse at all times and one on my desk at work at all times.

Soap & Glory Hand Food – One of my favorite lotions and it smells great! My current tube is running low, so I need to buy another!

Beer Savers – I am ashamed to admit that I often crack open a beer after work and then don’t finish it. 🙁 These beer savers would be great so I can save it for the next day!

Yankee Candle Christmas Wreath Tea Lights – The Christmas Wreath scent from Yankee Candle is my favorite Christmas scent. I am out of the tea lights so I need more of those but I would take any form of candle in this scent!

Gift cards to Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts or Chipotle – Three of my favorite places to get coffee and eat. Mmmmm.

Silicone Nail Polish Bottle Ring – Have you guys seen this thing I spotted it on Pinterest and OMG would it be a manicure game changer! I need to get one.

Gummi Peach Rings – these are some of my FAVORITE candies! (Dave – they have a 5lb bag!)

Elizabeth and James Find Your Nirvana Rollerball Scent – Nirvana Black and Nirvana White are two of my favorite perfumes from Elizabeth James. I saw this set with those two perfumes and the two new scents (Bourbon and Rose) and also love that they are rollerballs – great for travel!

LUSH Bath Bombs – I don’t take enough baths, but I love these! Especially the rose jam scented ones.

Junior Mints Peppermint Crunch – I wait every Christmas for these candies! Junior Mints with an extra crunch!

While Dave is easier and would be fine with a stocking full of chocolate, I like to mix things up a bit! Don’t worry Dave, this isn’t your exact stocking!

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If You Can Read This, Bring Me a Beer Socks – I saw these on someone else’s blog (I forget who – sorry!) and I think they’re fantastic!

NERDS – Some of Dave’s favorite candy! (Mine too! These may not make it into his stocking…)

Toblerone Bar – It’s not Christmas unless Dave gets a Toblerone bar in his stocking! I threaten him sometimes that he won’t get one. Tee hee!

Magic the Gathering Cards – Dave plays Magic the Gathering and we’re always getting envelopes of cards in the mail. Here you go, Dave. Heres 50 more cards.

Gentleman Jon Alum Block – Isn’t this cool? It’s a block that fights razor burn. Maybe when Dave shaves his beard off in the spring.

RTIC 30oz Tumbler and RTIC 30oz Handle – We LOVE the RTIC tumblers! It’s basically a cheaper version of the YETI and just as good. We have one 30oz tumbler that Dave has claimed and there may be another one coming! And the handle is great – that way you don’t have to worry about gripping the giant tumbler while carrying other things.

Perfect Pour Chalkboard Beer Tap Handle – We have a Synek beer dispenser for our homebrew and this would be a super cool tap handle to be able to remember what’s in it!

Shaving Brushes – Nice little brushes for lathering up some beards!

And of course we can’t forget Sadie! Here are some things she’ll be getting in her Christmas stocking.

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Finding Dory Nail Polish – We found these little nail polishes at Big Lots. Sadie LOVES nail polish and these can officially be her own.

Poopin’ Reindeer Dispenser – She’ll think this is hilarious. And its candy!

Little Mermaid Tsum Tsum & Rapunzel Tsum Tsum – Two more Tsum Tsums to add to Sadie’s collection!! And two of her favorite princesses.

Trolls Powered Toothbrush – Sadie needs a new toothbrush and I prefer her to have an electric one. Snagged this Trolls one at Target!

Shopkins – Yes, we’ve started in with Shopkins. While she doesn’t know the vast extent of the collection yet, she does like them so we’re starting slowly.

Play Foam 4-Pack – This just looks like so much fun! And something I’d love to play with too.

Paper Airplane Kit – Sadie loves making paper airplanes with Dave, so we found a kit to help make a bunch of different ones!

NERDS – Sadie also loves NERDS!! These will make it into her stocking for sure.

Hanukkah Chocolate Gelt Coins – I mean, who doesn’t get Hanukkah Gelt in their Christmas Stocking?

If you celebrate Christmas, what do you fill your stockings with? Also, do you wrap everything in the stocking? Dave is from a family that did, so now I have to wrap everything too!

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  1. Whaaaaat are Tsum Tsums?! Those look so creepy, haha. I’m about to buy that Alum Block for Mike, thanks! And I loooove Lush bath bombs, but I don’t have a bathtub anymore, womp wommmp. Miss them!
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    • LOL you should YouTube Tsum Tsums. They are this video short that Disney produces and all the Disney characters are these little bean shaped things that don’t talk and they do silly stuff. Sadie loves it and they sell the stuffed ones for a couple bucks.

      And booo no bathtub. I don’t use ours often enough.

  2. Oooooh!!! Such good ideas!

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  3. You knocked it out of the park with these ideas! YESSSS.


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