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Need Ideas for Great Stocking stuffers(No Candy)

I have 3 children ages 6,almost 3,7 month old.I want to get stocking stuffers early,I'm stumped we have been creative in the past but I really want some idea's for all 3 of them.I have a few item's that are the usual.I already have bought several toy's for my 3 yr old because her B-Day is 2 wks after Christmas.

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I have read all your responses & I love them all.There is no need to go broke I will make my list & go from there but of course need to leave room for my husbands ideas.

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we always put in gift cards for their favorite stores. (Barnes and Noble, Target, toy stores and even Sonic and fast food places).

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Hi S. -

I always start browsing / buying from the target dollar bins around this time. They cycle through different kid themes, and honestly it's my kiddos favorite part of the store :) I hope you find what you're looking for!

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We always get little things like fun christmas socks, pez dispensers (I know you said no candy, but I've got a huge collection from when I was a kid, since my grandma started the tradition and it's fun that we still get them).

the dollar tree is a great place for stocking stuffers. They always have little toys and things. Good luck!

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My two boys are almost three years old and one year old. Some things they both love are Mardi Gras-style beads, flip books (words and pictures), Magna Doodle, Etch a Sketch (they make minis of both that are really cheap and are great car toys, too!), stickers, and toys that make noise when you shake them. Your oldest may enjoy "old-school" toys: slinkys, play-doh (they make small ones), etc.

Have fun!

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i just found out a coworker is selling avon, and got to look at a book for the first time in a couple years - i got my son some colored roll on bath soaps, and they have mini bubble baths too. for like a dollar or two. if you go to the HBA department in walmart they have a kiddie section where they have stuff like that, and bath fizzies and things, all pretty cheap. i love getting stuff like that for stocking stuffers - stuff i don't really buy for my son normally. makes it more "special"!

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A few things we usually put in the stocking are toothbrushes, a Christmas ornament, money, underwear, socks, fun hair things for our daughter, lotions,soaps, hotwheel cars.

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If your kids are into anything, any favorite cartoons, movies etc, i suggest buying them different things oriented around that. it works great for my kids. my son loves anything with wheels and an engine, so last year his stocking had matchbox cars and motorcycle themed items. my daughter is into disney princesses and fairies, so that's what her's was themed. as far as the 7 month old, baby einstein had some really cute toys that can be educational as well as fun. good luck.

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S.,

We usually put bath stuff in the stockings...new scrubbies, shower gel, rubber ducky for the baby, etc. We also put "special" chap stick or lip stuff (my girls like KU and K State, so I try to find those), stickers of what they currently like, and a small toy or stuffed animal. I've alos put special fuzzy socks (one year I found toe socks) in them. We also put a special cd or dvd for all of us in front of the stockings with a note from Santa which says it is for the whole family.

Have fun with this! I love doing the stockings!

D.

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Hi S.,

Every year I do new toothbrushes with different characters on them. Both Santa and the Easter Bunny brings my kids new toothbrushes. I also like doing character body washes & shampoos and my boys liked the fake razors and soap that comes in a can that looks like shaving cream. You could also do a video, coupons or gift cards for like blockbuster or AMC. You've got to love Christmas. I've got about 1/2 my shopping done but I still need to do stocking stuffers myself. Good Luck and Happy Holidays

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My son and all his little friend love his RubixCube! He is age two.
Also Avon sells these colored soap rollers- kind of looks like roll on deoderant but they are for their bath and my son just loves them! They would be perfect for stocking stuffers! I have a friend who sells Avon if you need, you can order right on line and have it delivered to your home very cheaply if not free. Hope this all helps!
Can you believe we are already having these discussions- Christmas is only two months away! WOW!!!

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I love all of the ideas from the others! I have a 15 month old and I am going to get him "first words" flash cards for his stocking...not too sure what else. I also found this great online store called olivekids.com - they are a little pricy but I ordered my son a placemat and plate with his name on it - I shopped around online and could not find any other store that sold the same thing at a cheaper price. I also ordered my freinds kids a placemat with their name on it...cute idea for the kitchen table or craft table for play dough or coloring.

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Oranges, fruit. The dollar store- toys coloring/ activity books, toothbrushes. Etc. I love the dollar stores.

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Boucny balls, hot wheels cars, playdoh. Stickers, crayons, funny pencils. For the baby - teethy toys, rubber ducky, stuff animal. Look for fun socks and hats. Just look at the dollor store and Walmart and Target.

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we always put in gift cards for their favorite stores. (Barnes and Noble, Target, toy stores and even Sonic and fast food places).

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Avon sells these roll on bath soaps ($2) that you can get in different color/scents and if you go to the dollar tree, some of them have animal shaped bath sponges. This year Avon have matching chap stick too.

My other thought is your 3 and 6 yr old like crafts, you could get crayons and paper, playdough

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Hi S.,

How about little race cars (plastic for the 7 month old), small puzzles, little games, little notebooks with a special marker(doesn't write on anything but the book), movies from the $5 or less sections at the stores, extra pieces for whatever toys they already have (legos in a baggie, more magnet ABCs, a new leap pad cartrige, a marker that ran out) pretty rings or other jewelry, coloring books, music cds, new mittens or gloves, a scarf or hat, popcorn (always fun to eat with a movie), hair ties/bows, dinosaurs, small choo choos, items to make a Christmas craft so they will be occupied.

The target $1 bins are a good place to start.

Melanie

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