The Stockings were hung by the Chimney with Care – 2012 Edition

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In hopes that St. Nicklaus soon would be there…and just what are some good stocking stuffer ideas?  Some of these lists are long, so no need to read every word, you can peruse and find a nugget or 2 that you think you can use for Stuffing.  I’ve bolded the items that are my favorites.  I’ve found these lists on the internet and Pinterest.

From the Holiday Helper


– Candy
– $5 gift card to favorite restaurant or store
– Magazines
– Flower or plant seeds
Slipper socks
– Puzzle books (Crossword, Sudoku, etc.)
Rubix cube
– Scarf, mittens, hat, other winter accessories
– Bookmarks
– CD’s
– DVD’s
– Tickets to a concert, museum, or other show
– Pajamas
– Umbrella
– Books you recommend

– Piggy bank with “starter” penny
– Stickers
– Play dough
– Stuffed animal
Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars
– Paint set
– Ready-to-make craft sets
– Barbie dolls
– Coloring book
– Silly Bandz
– Hair clips/headbands
– Bubbles
– Pez dispenser
– Crayons or markers
– Pencils with cute designs


– Stationary
– Phone case/skin
Nail polish
– Chapstick
– Wine stopper
Lottery tickets
– Scented candles
– Mini tool set
– Address book
– Cookie cutters
– Magnets
– Hot chocolate or coffee in fun packaging
– Coffee mug
– Perfume
– Make-up brush set
– Reusable grocery bags
Ear buds/headphones
– Body lotion
– Mini sewing kit
– Golf balls

From Lovelylittlesnippets.


1. Jerky
2. Car air fresheners
3. Fishing bait
4. Fishing hooks
5. Nuts
6. Fishing Line
7. Fishing book
8. iTunes card
9. Hunting gloves
10. Earbuds
11. Hunting Magazine (or whatever magazine he’s into)
12. Hunting movie
13. Keychain
14. Window/leather wipes for the car
15. Mini Tape Measure
16. Pocket knife
17. Knife sharpener
18. Mini boxes of cereal
19. Mini flashlight
20. Body wash/cologne
21. Gum/mints
22. Hand sanitizer (for the tackle box)
23. Wool Socks
24. Extra cell phone charger
25. Love letter (because no matter how manly he is, he still needs to know how much you love him!)


From Jenna’s Blog


1.) A “see you next year” note from your Elf on the Shelf for the kids

2.) Camera lens hood

3.) Juice pack for iPhone (extra battery life)

4.) Silicon coated whisks (they won’t tear up your pans! )

5.) K Cups for the Keurig addict

6.) Chalkboard paint (perfect for the crafter in your life)

7.) Character bandaids (my boys love the Cars bandaids!)

8.) Monogrammed apron for kids or adults (available in lots of places: check  Williams Sonoma)

9.) Personalized clip board

10.) A gift certificate for a photography class (I’ve also seen classes offered online if you don’t have a local studio that offers classes!)

11.) TOMS sunglasses (with every pair you purchase, Toms helps give sight to a person in need. I have them and love mine!)

12.) Style tacks for bulletin boards (check Ballard Designs for cute ones!)

13.) Personalized glass shadow box

14.) Tommee Tippee Sippy Cups (they only ones I’ve found that don’t leak.)

15.) Single slice cake cutter

16.) Great smelling soap – I highly recommend L’Occitane Shea Butter Verbena.  Thank you Rhonda for hooking me on these products

17.) Ice cream scoop for cookies (available almost everywhere now – Wal-Mart, Williams Sonoma, Sur La Table, Target etc)

18.) Monogrammed earphone case (great for men, Pottery Barn has a great one)

19.) Leggings

20.) The Hunger Games dvd

21.) Specialty popcorn. Google Uptown Popcorn of Dallas, I’ve had theirs and it’s awesome!

22.) Seed sticks for marking out your garden (available all over, just google it!)

23.) Silver serving set

24.) Camera lens cleaning kit

25.) Knit ear warmer

26.) A jar of Nutella, or the new Nutella snack packs

27.) For those who love to host parties, try a napkin ring set!

28.) Batteries for all of the toys/electronics everyone will be getting!

29.) Personalized jewelry roll, which keeps your jewelry organized in one place (perfect for traveling)

30.) Salt box; a popular trend for foodies (try Williams Sonoma, Sur La Table)

31.) Men’s leather cuff with personalized plate. Use a favorite saying or verse. Examples here.

32.) A mother’s necklace (with kids names and birthstones)

33.) Golf putter laser

34.) Baby closet dividers

35.) Compact portable speakers (here’s a good, inexpensive example!)

36.) A Devotional (Jesus Calling and The Love Dare are both great)

37.) Gym or yoga class gift certificate

38.) USB Heating blanket; great for a freezing cold office! Example here

39.) Crocheted infinity scarf (lots are on Nordstrom, and also in boutique stores)

40.) Personalized guitar pick

41.) Kids show DVD’s (Bubble Guppies, Dora, Mike the Knight etc)

42.) A subscription to a favorite magazine

43.) Scentsy warmer kit

44.) Sprinkles Cupcake baking mix

45.) Engraved dog collar (for the pet lover)

46.) Monogrammed lovie for a baby/infant.

47.) Ammo – for the hunter in your life

48.) Bubble necklace, a women’s fashion trend. I bought mine for about $16 on Amazon

49.) Monthly onesie stickers (for infants – you take their picture with the sticker each month)

50.) Paci clips for babies (clips the paci to their shirt so they can’t lose it )

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51.) Personalized superhero cape

52.) Alphabet magnets for kids

53.) Mulling spices for making your own cider

54.) Mini tripod

55.) Monogrammed tumbler

56.) Clip on reading light

57.) This personalized love letter necklace is a great gift from a husband to a wife!

58.) A personalized jersey (your favorite team with your name on the back)

59.) Fun socks – argyle print, leopard etc.

60.) At home microdermabrasion kit

61.) Ball cap – Character, favorite team, favorite brand etc.

62.) Dual Charge (1 cord to charge 2 devices, such as iPhone, iPad and iPod. )

63.) iPad Smart Case (google it for tons of examples)

64.) Boot socks (knit socks that stick out over leggings/jeggings and show above the top of boots)

65.) Charitable donation

66.) Coffee cozy.  Great for the Starbucks addicts!

67.) Safari Coat Hooks – these would be great in a kids room too!

68.) Toffee South Poles (via Williams Sonoma)

69.) Pacifier pouch (to keep extra paci’s clean)

70.) Mod Podge (again, for the crafter in your life! Kids love this for easy crafts too!)

71.) Gift certificate for a massage, facial, microdermabrasion, nail polish etc.

72.) Monogrammed leather football koozie from Pottery Barn – these are actually really nice looking!

73.) The very best truffles in my opinion, via La Maison du Chocolat, available at Williams Sonoma Online.

74.) A great book (examples: Divergent, Pride and Prejudice, The Mortal Instruments, The Hunger Games).

75.) An gift card – you can use it to buy just about anything!

76.) Mercury glass votives (Pottery Barn has them!)

77.) A nice facial wash (Kate Somerville is my favorite; available at Sephora)

78.) Burts Bee’s tinted chapstick

79.) Call me cards

80.) Handmade coasters (lots of great tutorials are available – just take 4*4 tile and mod podge scrapbooking paper onto it. Do a clear coat to protect the paper!)

81.) Homemade coloring book (you can find TONS of free printable coloring pages online!)

82.) Pastry brushes (available just about everywhere)

83.) Silicone spatulas

84.) Drill bits

85.) Bath crayons for kids

86.) Christmas PJ’s – I love the ones that Old Navy sells. They also come in tall & petite.

87.) iConverter Scanner (via Brookstone) scans documents right into your iPad

88.) Disney Cinderella Collection nail polish for girls

89.) Silicone mixing bowl spouts

90.) Have you seen those SomeeCards all over Pinterest and Facebook? If you know someone who loves those (they are hilarious!), try this 365 calendar – a new SomeeCard everyday!

91.) Freeze It hairspray (THE hairspray of the South, haha!)

92.) A nice set of makeup brushes (Sephora carries great ones)

93.) Vintage football beer stein – Pottery Barn has a cool one online

94.) Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate Mix (available at Williams Sonoma)

95.) Fabric bookmark

96.) Wine foil cutter (Williams Sonoma has a nice one)

97.) Hair bow making kit for girls

98.) Fingerless mittens for women

99.) Tickets to an art museum

100.) A crayon roll for kids

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101.) Monogrammed wine bottle totes (Hay Market Designs has some cute ones!)

102.) Infinity jewelry – a popular jewelry trend.

103.) A favorite (or even secret!) family recipe hand-written on a nice recipe card

104.) For the man in your life, a Bosch cordless mini drill, available at Lowe’s (my husband has one and uses it all the time)

105.) A homemade batch of Saltine Toffee (email me for recipe)

106.) Know someone who loves to play the guitar? Then get them this Guitar Pick maker. They can make their own picks!

107.) Even though it looks like a Swiss Army knife, it’s NOT. It’s a flash drive. It just looks cooler. Great for guys!

108.) Herb scissors are a great for any gardener/home cook. Check Cooks Garden.

109.) Personalized placemat for kiddos.

110.) A personalized mirror compact

111.) The iShower is a cool device that streams music while you shower – it is also compatible with Androids.

112.) For the kids: Cars AppMate. I bought this for my older son and he is going to love it! I purchased it at Target and I know Toys R Us has it to. It’s characters from Cars and they interact with an iPad app.

113.) Mini individual steak thermometers are great for any grill master (available at Williams Sonoma and other great stores!)

114.) Reusable market totes, perfect for the farmers market, grocery store and to keep things organized in the car.

115.) Homemade vanilla extract (The Barefoot Contessa has a great and simple recipe)

116.) A skin (its like a cover) for a laptop

117.) Inflatable boot stuffers (holds the shape of your boot when you aren’t wearing it). Just Solutions makes some affordable ones.

118.) Know someone who makes a lot of freezer meals? Try a bag holder from Lillian Vernon for them.

119.) A giftcard for car washes

120.) A small bottle of a favorite perfume

121.) iPhone projector – sells them!

122.) Silk pillowcases

123.) Personalized dog leash and collar

124.) Game played baseball cufflinks (available at

125.) Monogrammed diaper covers for babies

126.) Custom embosser – emboss your recipes, books, envelopes etc!

127.) Waterproof shower notepad

128.) Piping bags and tips

129.) Wristlet –  perfect for holding cash, cards and a cell phone

130.) Popcorn boxes filled with corn kernels and popcorn salt in it

131.) Dog biscuit cutters for those who like to make their own dog treats

132.) iPhone photo printer from

133.) Turtle wax is great – especially for a new driver!

134.) Homemade sugar body scrub – recipes are all over the internet for this one

135.) Name rings, using your kids names, a great gift for any mother, via

136.) A snow globe – I used to get these as a kid and I loved them

137.) Small file organizer (Crate and Barrel has them)

138.) A travel sized set of shampoo, conditioner and hairspray

139.) Digital golf scorecard

140.) Another great gift for guys is a volt meter, available at home improvement stores (lets you know if you’re dealing with a hot wire)

141.) A mini camera zoom lens for your iPhone

142.) At home gel manicure kit (which lasts longer than traditional polish)

143.) BBQ tank gauge

144.) A DVD set of a favorite TV show (Pretty Little Liars, Friends, Dawson’s Creek etc)

145.) A LED magnetic grill light is great for anyone who loves their grill, available at Lowe’s

146.) Rib rub and BBQ sauce combo (we like Famous Dave’s!  My absolute Favorite…especially the pickles!)

147.) Monogrammed purse hook

148.) Address ink stamp

149.) Wireless fitness tracker (via Brookstone) – great for those who will be making New Years resolutions! It tracks exercise, calories, etc.

150.) A thank you note from Santa for being such a good boy/girl and for the milk and cookies!

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Some ideas found on Pinterest!


stocking stuffers for teen boys

Stocking Stuffers for Teenage Boys

  1. Magazine
  2. Book
  3. Small Nerf gun
  4. flashlight
  5. Small Tools
  6. Shaving cream
  7. Razors
  8. Earbuds
  9. Socks
  10. Sunglasses
  11. Tie
  12. iTunes card
  13. T-shirt
  14. Cologne or body spray
  15. Wallet
  16. Men’s hair products – shampoo, hair gel, paste, etc.
  17. Phone case
  18. Gloves
  19. DVD
  20. CD
  21. USB flash drive
  22. Watch
  23. Card game or playing cards
  24. Key chain
  25. Belt
  26. Chocolate, candy, or gum
  27. Lip balm
  28. Concert tickets
  29. Movie tickets
  30. Coffee card (Starbucks, anyone?)
  31. Calendar
  32. Hot chocolate packets
  33. Mug
  34. Guitar picks or strings for a guitar player, drum sticks for a drummer
  35. Small sports things – golf balls, tees, tennis balls, ski goggles, etc.
  36. Favorite sports team gear
  37. Tickets to the game
  38. Cap or knit hat
  39. Small alarm clock
  40. Video game
  41. Christmas tree ornament
  42. Body wash
  43. Room freshener – or perhaps this is more for mom? 😉
  44. Pen
  45. A small package of their favourite snack
  46. Whoopie cushion or other practical joke
  47. Magic tricks
  48. Pocket knife
  49. Sports poster
  50. Car accessories, if they own a car

Stocking stuffers for teenage girls

Stocking Stuffers for Teenage Girls

  1. Magazine
  2. Journal
  3. Pen
  4. Makeup
  5. Makeup brushes
  6. Nail polish
  7. Nail files or other manicure supplies
  8. Bubble bath
  9. Shower gel
  10. Lotion
  11. Book
  12. Jewelry – earrings, bracelet, necklace, etc.
  13. Earbuds
  14. iTunes card
  15. Sunglasses
  16. Wallet
  17. Compact mirror
  18. Headband or other hair accessories
  19. Tights or socks
  20. Phone case
  21. Locker mirror or other locker accessories
  22. Knit hat
  23. Mittens or gloves
  24. Scarf
  25. DVD
  26. CD
  27. Perfume or body spray
  28. USB flash drive
  29. Watch
  30. Card game
  31. Picture frame
  32. Hobby/craft supplies
  33. Coin purse
  34. Key chain
  35. Belt
  36. Cosmetics bag
  37. Chocolate, candy, or gum
  38. Christmas tree ornament
  39. T-shirt
  40. Lip balm
  41. Scented candle
  42. Concert tickets
  43. Movie tickets
  44. Coffee card (Starbucks, anyone?)
  45. Deep conditioner for hair
  46. Calendar
  47. Hot chocolate packets
  48. Mug
  49. Moisturizing hand sanitizer
  50. Stationary

She had it on very good authority that Santa preferred Champagne and Cupcakes.   As do I! 🙂


This would be on my wish list for my stocking

Pink Ladies from Fannie Mae

Foot massage certificate




A letter from my kids telling them why they love me 🙂

Private message to my new friend I met at a dear friend’s party…a Roomba is NOT an appropriate gift to give your wife for Christmas.  Not only is it an appliance, it indicates she’s too lazy to push a vacuum.  Try this instead:  You’ll thank me. 😉


In waking today, the world is still here and I’m quite happy about that.  Feeling blessed and thankful this holiday season for such a wonderful family and truly the best friends a girl could ask for, and let’s not forget about Murph…and a sprinkling of snow making it a White Christmas is the icing on the cupcake…as we know I prefer champagne and cupcakes, just like Santa!

Merry Merry!



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