Once only a tradition for children we now hang Christmas stockings for people of all ages and not only people, we now hang them for our pets too. As the holiday time arrives our fireplaces are covered in an array of assorted stockings awaiting the visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve to fill them with wonderful gifts.
As we all know, the holiday season is all too quick to come around, so it’s a great idea to get ahead of the rush and start stuffing those stockings early.
Christmas is a time of magic and creating a memorable experience that all the family will enjoy. We decorate our homes with sparkling lights and decorations inside and out. We revel in the sound of carol singers and enjoy the sounds of Christmas cheer in the streets as we shop.
We take in the beautiful sights of exquisitely decorated streets and shops and breathe in the smells of those wonderful Christmas treats of roasted chestnuts, Christmas pretzels and eggnog.
Then we eagerly await Christmas morning ready to sit around with all the family to open our gifts both big and small. We share in the joy of our stockings to take a peek and see what’s inside.
Stocking stuffers are only small items yet thinking of ideas can take up large amounts of time. You don’t just want to fill them with any old garbage; you need to think of great ideas for lots of items small enough to fill the Christmas stockings and all that thinking can cause major headaches.
This article includes some great ideas for stocking stuffers to help take away those headaches and ease some stresses the holiday season can bring. Take a look at some of the best stocking stuffers and fill your stocking with some wonderful gifts to create a memorable Christmas with fun gifts everyone will love.
Best Stocking Stuffers for Kids
Kids just love Christmas. They write their letters to Santa and post them to the North Pole. They await their reply with great anticipation hoping that they have made it onto Santa’s good list.
Then they awake early Christmas morning to run downstairs and see if any gifts have been left for them. They dash over to the fireplace to check those stockings and it makes everyone’s day to see pure excitement and happiness on the faces of little ones.
Even teenagers love Christmas, no matter how much they tell you they aren’t kids anymore, when it comes to the magic of the holidays it awakens the child in them. Even the grumpiest of teenagers enjoy the holidays and you may even see a smile when they find some wonderful surprises in their stockings too.
You could go the traditional way of tossing in some gold chocolate coins or some oranges but that will probably not be received as well as some great fun and unique gifts. You want them to remember their Christmases with wonder and joy and you want to see the look of surprise and delight on those little faces.
Here are some great ideas for fun stocking stuffers for kids of all ages guaranteed to provide them with some surprises they will love.
Stocking Stuffers for Babies and Toddlers
Each year brings us a new kids craze and your child is no different to all the rest and will certainly want something which all the other kids have. This year it seems to be fingerlings that are the small stocking stuffer items proving to be all the rage so make sure you don’t end up with a disappointed child and make sure to get yours early before stocks run out.
Stocking Stuffers for Teenagers
While our teenagers want to be treated as adults they still revel in the excitement of Christmas and what gifts they will be receiving. Many teenagers want the latest in technology and fashion which costs the earth. Stocking stuffers don’t have to be expensive, you can still find some great tech items which don’t break the bank and which most teenagers will need in their life.
Stocking Stuffers for Adults
No matter our age we all love the holiday season and it brings out our inner child as we become captivated by the wonderful magic of Christmas.
Just because we’re no longer kids doesn’t mean to say Santa won’t visit us and leave our stockings stuffed with wondrous gifts. We all want to share in the joy of Christmas and why not?
They don’t have to be expensive gifts and they don’t even have to be practical gifts. It’s sometimes so much more fun to give novelty fun gifts to bring a smile of joy and the sound of laughter into the home and what better time to do that than the holiday season.
Whether it’s your partner or your mum, dad brother, sister or grandparent they all deserve to feel the love of Christmas and what better way than finding a stocking hung over the fireplace filled with some great fun and unique gifts. Ones filled with thought and love to bring a smile to any adult’s face and bring back those memories of exciting times of gift opening at Christmas when they were a child.
Here are some fun and useful ideas for stocking stuffers that will suit all the adults in the family.
Stocking Stuffers for Her
When considering stocking stuffers for her you need to think about the person. Does she like to pamper herself with beauty products, is she a gym bunny or is she a socialite who loves being the life and soul of a party? By considering her lifestyle and personality it will help you choose those gifts much easier.
Stocking Stuffers for Him
Think about the things he enjoys, is he a great sports fan, a golfer a fisherman? Ask yourself those questions then take a look into those areas to find the most perfect gifts. Is he a great prankster? Get him some novelty joke gifts so he can keep himself entertained by pranking others with them. Is he a gamer or does he have a man cave? Consider all these things and you’ll find it much easier when it comes to choosing those little stocking stuffer gifts.
Stocking Stuffers for Pets
Pets are part of the family whether it’s a cat, dog, a hamster or a rabbit, we love our little fur babies. We want them to join in with the joys of Christmas and celebrate the magic with us.
We want to make them happy and feel even more love and what better way than by adding their own personal stocking above the fireplace. Let them join the Christmas spirit with the whole family and give them a stocking filled with wonderful gifts to make their day.
No matter what pet you have there is definitely something out there for you to offer them a special Christmas treat in their stocking. You can even find gifts for fish and reptiles. The choices are endless and any pet store you enter during the holiday season will have a full array of Christmas treats for all of your beloved pets.
Here are some of the best ideas for stocking stuffers for your pets to show them even more just how much you love them.
Stocking Stuffers for Dogs
- Holiday season dog treats
- Pooch tags - add some bling to your fur babies collar
- Doggy infinity scarf
- New stylish collar
- Tug of war rope toy
- New leash
- Pawsonalized dog tags
- Dog bandana
- Squeaky toy
- Pawsonalized crochet hat
Stocking Stuffers for Cats
- Organic catnip
- Holiday cat teaser
- Christmas mice
- Designer bow tie
- Holiday cat collar
- Wool felt cat toys
- Cat clothes
- Designer ID tag
- Cat treats
- Novelty ping-pong balls
Stocking Stuffers for Other Pets
Don’t forget about those smaller pets like rabbits and hamsters. There are a wide variety of Christmas treats available to fill their stockings too.
Here are a few ideas for stocking stuffers for those other pets in your life.
- Edible stockings
- Rabbit finder bell collar
- Rolling treat ball
- Rotating hay dispenser
- Hamster salt wheel
- Bounce back treat dispenser
- Holey ball rabbit toy
- Hamster hat
- Holiday hamster treats
- Salt licks
- Carrot chew toy
- Play tunnel
- Rabbit harness with leash
- New rocks or tank decor
The holiday season is a great time of year, a time for family and friends and full of laughter joy and love.
We all love the excitement around the holiday season and the build up to the big day where we spend time with our loved one eating, drinking, laughing and exchanging gifts. Even the stresses of those shopping trips to the mall can be joyous with the sounds of Christmas carols, the wonderful sights of the dazzling decorations and lights and the smell of those delicious holiday treats.
Decorating our homes as a family to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season and hanging those all important stockings over the fireplace eagerly awaiting a visit from Santa to fill them with magical gifts.
You want your loved ones to feel special and by putting time, effort and thought even into those small gifts contained in their stocking you are showing them just how special and loved they are.
We have given you some of the best stocking stuffer ideas but the lists are endless. Knowing your loved one and thinking about the things they enjoy in life will help you choose the most favorable gifts, ones which will bring a smile to their faces and enjoyment to their lives.