One of the Best Parts of Christmas: Stocking Stuffers!

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I always put off buying my stocking stuffers until the last minute.

I think I’m just so focused on buying the things that the kids want to have and also the things that Craig and I want them to have that the little things fall through the cracks until it’s crunch time.

And I wouldn’t have it any other way because I seriously love stuffing our stockings. The only one I don’t do is my own because I honestly couldn’t do a better job than Craig Santa does.

This year, my stocking wish list items are…

For Matthew, I’ll stock up on Crayola Wonder coloring pages and markers. He loves to draw, but there’s no way I’m letting a two year old run wild with a regular marker. Not in this lifetime.

He’s so into Cars right now, so this one is perfect for him.

I cannot wait to see his face on Christmas morning because this is the first year that I think he feels the wonder and magic of Christmas.

I love this age!





One trick my mother taught me years ago is that if you want to buy yourself some time for coffee on Christmas morning, all stockings should contain things that can occupy children for a while. This stencil kit is perfect for that!

I’ll be putting this in Katie’s stocking for tomorrow morning.

She’s so into art right now that I know she’ll love it and it will be a hit for a long time to come.

Okay, fine. I may or may not be looking to playing with this one myself.





This Aveeno fig and shea butter body¬†wash WILL be in Craig’s stocking tomorrow morning.

I bought a bottle a while back and I loved the smell of it so much that there was a lot of extra snuggling going on. #justsayin









I’m just putting this out there as an option for Craig.

I adore Essie nail polish and I’m so hoping to find this color in my stocking this year. It’s called Cocktail Bling and I’m so crossing my fingers that I’ll be wearing it by tomorrow afternoon. #powerofsuggestion








aveeno lip conditionerLastly, this lip conditioner from Aveeno will be in each of our stockings, just as it is every year.

This is, without question, the best lip balm. Ever.

It has a light vanilla scent and isn’t waxy at all.

And it wouldn’t be Christmas without finding it in my stocking.






I hope that you find some lovely treats in your stockings tomorrow morning.

I wish each and every one of you an amazing holiday season!

Happy Holidays!


  1. Sherri

    Ooh, I LOVE that shade of polish! And I also adore gathering the little stocking stuffers….so fun.

  2. Alison l MWT

    I love that nail polish color – I may or may not have something similar on my toes right now. :)

    And I love Color Wonder, it's wonderful for 2-year olds.

    Merry Christmas Nichole.

  3. I need to remember to put a craft in JDaniel's stocking next year!

  4. Cameron

    Love that you're #hashtagging on your blog now.


  5. Tonya

    Drug stores are perfect for stocking stuffers. Walgreens is no exception! Great picks. Hope you got that nail polish… lovely color.

  6. Stockings are typically a bigger deal to us than the gift opening. Glad to see we are not alone ;)

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