What to Fill Christmas Stockings With?
Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas
Christmas stockings have a long and varied history, with different countries and cultures having their own unique traditions. But what should you put in them? Here are some ideas to get you started when it comes to what to fill Christmas stockings with.
The history of the first Christmas stockings
The history of Christmas stockings is often debated. One theory is that they were inspired by the story of Saint Nicholas, who was said to have left gold coins in the stockings of poor children. Another theory is that they evolved from pagan traditions, such as hanging stockings by the fire to ward off evil spirits.
Whatever their origins, Christmas stockings are now a firmly established part of the Christmas tradition in many parts of the world. In the United States, it is common for children to hang their stockings by the fireplace or bed on Christmas Eve, in anticipation of Santa Claus filling them with goodies.
So what should you put in a Christmas stocking?
Sweet treats are always a popular choice and there are endless possibilities, from candy canes and chocolate coins to festive cookies and cakes. Small toys are also a good option, especially if they can be easily wrapped. Other ideas include:
– Socks or other small clothing items like organic cotton boys underwear
– Novelty keyrings or other trinkets
– Gift cards or vouchers
– Small books or magazines
– Stationery items such as pens, pencils, and notepads
– Games or puzzles
Whatever you choose, make sure it is small enough to fit in the stocking and that it is age-appropriate for the recipient. And if you’re stuck for ideas, a quick search through the gift ideas below will reveal plenty of inspiration.