Christmas is on it’s way. You might have started with your gifts, but have you thought about those stocking stuffers? Coming up with ideas can be tough, which is why you will want to check out our list of 100 Stocking Stuffer Ideas.
If you aren’t careful, you can really spend a lot filling those stockings with goodies. Here are a few ideas that are not only practical, but won’t break the bank!
Turn a Need Into a Gift
Growing up, it was never Christmas unless we had socks and underwear in our stockings. And, if your kids are like mine, it seems that they are always in need of these items. So, instead of just purchasing them for them to wear, pick them up on sale and stuff them into that stocking.
You could add other items such as fuel gift cards for teens, gloves, pacifiers and other items that your family members need.
Skip the high ticket items
Video Games and other electronics are popular gift ideas, but they are also very pricey. Save these for under the tree and opt for less expensive accessories to put in the stocking. If you plan on getting them tablet, put the protective case in the stocking instead.
I am always getting great deals on kids’ toothbrushes and toothpaste – but of course my children are none the wiser. So, I just put a new tube of paste and toothbrush into their stockings.
Avoid Special Packaging
If you are planning on picking up candy, avoid the special packages. Just because there is a giant M&M on top of the tube, doesn’t make it the only option. Pick up some regular packages from the checkout lane (watch for your B1G1 sales) and stuff those into the stocking. Your children probably throw the character into the trash anyhow, so why waste your money?
Search the Dollar Bins
Dollar Stores and Target have bins filled with items that cost just a dollar. I have found stickers, small toys, pencils and even coloring books for just a dollar. This is a simple way to find a few more items to stuff into your stockings.
By thinking outside of the box, you can really find some great deals and ideas on what to put inside of your stockings this year — and hopefully still have money left over! Do you have some inexpensive or unique stocking stuffer ideas? Please share them with us!