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21/11/2013 at 13:22
We all get a stocking at the end of our bed, in these will be little gifts and silly things- socks, tissues, lip balm, shower gel, stick on moustache, flashing toothbrush... so on! So to me most stocking fillers cost £2/3 each.
Any other pressies go under/around the tree. We open the big ones in the morning, then later in the evening we do "under the tree presents" which is smaller things that we have squished right round the bottom of the tree such as boxes of chocolates, slippers, etc
I see people say about getting bigger things such as makeup kits and clothes as stocking fillers so now I want to know what a stocking filler is to other people!
21/11/2013 at 13:28
I tend to put things like sweets, socks, toothbrush, felt tip pens, books, smellies, make up, dvd's and cds in the kids' stockings.
Everything else goes downstairs, E's presents on one settee, J's on the other and mine and H's under the tree as well as all the other people I've bought for.
21/11/2013 at 13:30
Same as SW. Tat is the stocking for me.
Liams all go in front of the tree and our tiny piles squeeze in around them
21/11/2013 at 13:32
sweets, gloves/socks, little toys, DVDs. the kids presents are under the tree and ours on the side of the tree
21/11/2013 at 13:34
Yup, tat here too. Tattoos, toothbrush, smellies, chocolates, etc
21/11/2013 at 13:41
Yes, I think its for silly and little presents. This year they include lip balms, glow in the dark bands, hair clips, stickers and sweets. I'll probably put in socks and pants too. I wouldn't put in things like cds or dvds they will go round the tree.
We'll do stocking opening first thing - in previous years our daughter has always brought her stocking in to open with us, not sure what she'll choose to do this year, it might occur to her that she can open it all on her own first.
Everything else is under the tree and has to be opened after breakfast and when dressed.
I know some families like to put most things in the stocking/pillow case instead.
21/11/2013 at 13:50
When I say "stocking filler", I mean cheapo presents, to go along with their other gifts, so anything under a fiver is a "stocking filler". I guess I should call it a sack filler really, but then, I don't use sacks, as they never fit enough in.
In their actual stockings, they have socks, hot wheels car, sweets, anything under a quid.
Their presents are in piles on the sofas. Presents off family and friends, go under the tree, along with their main gift off me. The under tree presents, are opened after their piles of gifts.
C opens his stocking in his room, or he'll bring it in to me. Then, downstairs to tear into their piles of gifts.
21/11/2013 at 13:53
Shower gel, disney toothbrush, sweets, magic flannel, socks, new underwear, rubbishy 'something to open' presents really. Last year we out a new watch in too.
21/11/2013 at 13:54
we don't have stocking fillers- just presents. You each have pile on a chair/sofa etc. you can open them in any size and order.
21/11/2013 at 14:16
Usually chocolate coins, some bubble bath, a new toothbrush, maybe socks/pants. Nothing overly expensive and that can usually be sourced in the £shops
21/11/2013 at 15:15
A stocking filler is what goes in the stocking which in the past has been: tube of sweets & choc coins, new toothbrush or watch, pants, flannel, hot wheels cars, crayons, stickers
21/11/2013 at 15:16
Hit send too soon: for the girls it's ocoins & sweets, tangerine, umbrella, lip glosses, maybe a phone case this year
21/11/2013 at 15:51
A stocking filler is somehting small that will fit in the stocking, like toothbrush, facecloth, orange, chocs and small toys. The girls open these first in our bed with us, then we take our time before moving onto the bigger presents. Often waiting until after my brother and his family have been for breakfast.
21/11/2013 at 18:11
When we were kids our stockings always had chocolate coins, shiny pennies, a selection box, an apple and orange and the other bits like socks stationary, usually a book, smellies, gloves, hat.
21/11/2013 at 18:24
Yup def little things like others have mentioned, toothbrush, choc coins, bubble bath etc. I know what you mean though I've seen "stocking fillers" that I'd class as a main present,£20+ and stuff, those aren't stocking fillers to me
21/11/2013 at 22:26
So we're (nearly) all the same! - Carole, do you not do stockings?
22/11/2013 at 06:32
We don't bother with stockings in our house just all presents down stairs. I may now though start to do them as the boys understand more this year. When my H was younger he saw his mum/dad putting the stocking up in his room so that was the end of believing in Santa for him. So since he told me about that I would leave the boys stockings down stairs
22/11/2013 at 08:33
Yoyo I used to leave E's stocking in her room but for the last couple of years I've left it outside of her bedroom door as I didn't want her waking up as I was putting it there.
22/11/2013 at 12:35
I'll also be hanging my daughter's stocking on her bedroom door handle as her floor is too creaky and I'm afraid of waking her (although she never wakes for the tooth fairy). In fact she's had her stocking hanging up for some weeks now. Or should I say stocking as she has found two and also hung a small bag so that 'Santa' can fit it all in She could be one disappointed little girl as there's no way she's getting that much stuff
22/11/2013 at 14:06
We do little fun gifts in the stocking on the bed. Then I get them a 'main' present and a couple of other bits like a game, DVDs, books - all these will be under the tree.
Everyone gets a stocking and I even buy a couple of bits to put in my own one! I know, sad ;-(
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