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Old 12-06-17, 10:02 AM
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Christmas Stocking Stuffers

What are some fun/different things you like to give as stocking stuffers?

There's the usual candy, socks, etc, but what do you like to get to make it stand out? I always include scratch-off lottery tickets. This year, for my dad, I'm thinking about including Lotto Love tickets, I haven't really been able to come up with much else yet...
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Re: Christmas Stocking Stuffers

I don't stuff stockings for anyone except my kids (was the same way when I was a kid), and all that really goes in there is small things that I don't feel like wrapping, lol.
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I don't stuff stockings for anyone except my kids (was the same way when I was a kid), and all that really goes in there is small things that I don't feel like wrapping, lol.
We draw names of family members and do stockings instead of gifts. They usually end up being pretty fun and interesting, but I am struggling this year.
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For teh adults we always do cheap CVS/Walgreens/Rite-Aid type stuff. Scotch tape, index cards, pens, small containers of Purell, Chapstick, small containers of Cracker Jack, Combos, Turtle candies etc. Kids get simialr stuff though. Pens and pencils, small notepads, candy, crayons, silly putty. Stuff like that.
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Re: Christmas Stocking Stuffers

This year, Amazon Dot or Google Home Mini. They are $30 now, and on Black Friday they could be had for $20 after gift certificates.

(Yes, I know. You are letting Jeff Bezos hear everything you say at home )
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Re: Christmas Stocking Stuffers

In my wife's stocking I put an orange, some bars of fancy chocolate, hair scrunchies, Burt's Bees lip balm, and whatever else she might want at the time like an LED headlamp or spare phone charger.
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Old 12-06-17, 11:46 AM
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Small, relatively inexpensive, but useful tech gifts are always a winner: like Tile Mate, long phone charging cables, the smallest Kindle Fire tablet (at BF prices at least), a Wemo Mini Smart Plug, etc.
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Our stockings are 75% candy. We always have a couple lottery scratchers and a gift card in the $10-$25 range. And there's usually a small wrapped present like a travel alarm clock, a small phone charger, or a memory card for the camera.
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I am always looking for things for my wife. She is delightfully non-materialistic, is allergic to scents, not big on jewelry and I haven't picked out the right size for her in 35 years. So far I have the traditional woodworking piece I make plus tickets to Bill Engvall.
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Sadly, my kids already have these, but I think banned book matches are pretty cool:

https://www.outofprintclothing.com/p...s-matchbox-set
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Old 12-06-17, 08:38 PM
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I made some custom magnets on Shutterfly. Just grabbed some photos from various friends' Facebook pages and got them printed on magnets. They turned out really well.
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I hate when I get lottery tickets in my stocking or in a card or something. Such a waste.
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I am always looking for things for my wife. She is delightfully non-materialistic, is allergic to scents, not big on jewelry and I haven't picked out the right size for her in 35 years. So far I have the traditional woodworking piece I make plus tickets to Bill Engvall.
Allergic to SMELLS??? How is that even possible? Sounds like you really have your work cut out for you. Good luck!
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Saw this at Trader Joe's and thought it might be good for adult.

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Grab a bunch of cheap Miramax DVDs. Tell 'em they'll be collector items in the future
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Allergic to SMELLS??? How is that even possible? Sounds like you really have your work cut out for you. Good luck!
I didn't word that very well. She has several allergies and has a heightened sense of smell. So even if it is something she isn't actually allergic to the small will bother her. I can spray something in the basement and an hour later she will complain of the smell upstairs. I can't smell a thing and she thinks it's very strong.

All that to say perfumes and smelly stuff is a no go for Christmas presents.
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My family was poor, so 1/2 our stockings were always filled with mixed nuts.
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My family was poor, so 1/2 our stockings were always filled with mixed nuts.
Better than the new toothbrush and other toiletries I used to get as a kid...
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Old 12-07-17, 06:32 PM
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I'm giving plasma lighters.
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Old 12-08-17, 12:15 PM
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I give up, what is it?
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Old 12-08-17, 12:23 PM
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I think it’s a fancy lighter.

Here’s a tip I’m going with this year: Digital meat thermometer. Great for cooking and no one ever has one. I go to my MIL house and she never has one.

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Even if they can't play them, some cassettes might be fun. I think a lot of them have digital downloads in them.

https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/cassettes
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I give up, what is it?
I think it's a water bottle with a built-in ultraviolet light that kills bacteria. I've heard about them, so this is only a guess.
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I give up, what is it?
In the pic above? It's a plasma lighter. Just a fancy lighter which you can use in any wind conditions since it's not a flame.
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