We’ve been friends a long time, right? HELP ME, I’m struggling! What are your favorite stocking stuffer finds this year? What’s the most brilliant kid present you’ve ever given for whatever winter-like holiday you celebrate? Your most brilliant adult present?
I’ll share if you will. Links, please.
We’re firmly in the “fabulous deals only” category this year despite the Foosball table Christmas miracle. (Matt found a fancy, incredibly expensive Foosball table marked down to $20.00 because it’s last year’s model and he bought the very last one in the store and it’s like our own personal holiday, Santa-doesn’t-suck miracle.)
(And yes, I know that Christmas isn’t about stuff. So do my children … age appropriately. Still, buying things that mean the world to the people you love is fun, ya know?)
Brilliant stocking stuffers #1: Geodes. $14.95 on Amazon.
First, this was so not my idea. Elise found these! They look like boring little gray dumplings and then when you break them open with a hammer, there are crystals hidden inside. There are lots of options, but this one gets the best reviews. The best part is that there are four geodes in the box, so I get a cool “treasure” stocking stuffer for each of the kids. I like stocking stuffers that come in packs! (There’s a cheap box of 12 on Amazon as well, which would give each kid THREE stocking stuffers. Boom.)
Brilliant stocking stuffer #2: Ninjago pens $12.99 at Costco.
Don’t buy these on Amazon, they are so much cheaper at Costco. It seems like a lot for pens, but this is pretty much the definition of perfection for my boys. Ninjas with pens in them. Forbidden, wonderful pens. My desktops will be sorry. There are THREE again, so that hits all three boy-stockings.
Brilliant stocking stuffers #3: Beanie penguins $13.50 at OT.
Does anyone else’s kids adore teeny plushy things like mine do? They will play with these for weeks after Christmas, long after other complicated toys have been pushed aside. Best part? $13.50 for a dozen. That’s three penguins for each kid, if you don’t want to divide!
I also found some darling little banks on sale at Urban Outfitters, but they’re all gone. (Sorry! I’m too slow.) Their on-line sales are good to watch though. Your turn. Give me your best advice, please. Any category. I need stocking stuffers for adults too.
Aaaaannnddd while we’re giving and receiving advice in the spirit of the season, I wrote about organizing the piles of crafts and masterpieces that wander home from school in my Friday post, paper chase at Mamalode.
It will be. Christmas. Hanukkah. Binders full of art. All of it. It’s enough.