The holiday season can be quite expensive but doesn’t have to be. Here are 20+ Christmas stocking stuffers for kids under 10 dollars.
Let’s take a look and get inspired!
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The Legend of the Christmas Stockings
Were you aware that this beloved Christmas tradition goes as far back as 1823 when Clement Clarke Moor wrote “A Visit from Saint Nicolas“?
Yes, this Christmas tradition is originated from the life of Saint Nicholas!
Here is a short version of the most popular legend about why stockings are hung at Christmas:
A recently widowed man had three beautiful girls. He did the best he could but had a tough time making ends meet.
Therefore he was worried that through their impoverished status they weren’t able to marry.
St. Nicholas was in town and heard about the family. He knew the man wouldn’t take his charity directly.
So he decided to slide down the chimney and fill the girl’s recently laundered stockings and hang them on the fireplace to dry.
Quite interesting isn’t it?
Do you like to read more about how this essential part of the Christmas tradition came to be?
Then take a look here for that and more fascinating information.
What gifts are from the parents and what is Santa Claus bringing?
So big shock Christmas socks are from St. Nicholas!
But what gifts are from Santa now? What gifts from the parents? Or does St. Nicholas has to bring the stuffing fillers now?
Good questions and I m sure there is no perfect answer to it.
My advice is to decide from the beginning on one tradition that fits your family and stick to it. It is not right or wrong.
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How to fill Christmas Stocking Stuffers
No need to get overbored!
But as you also can tell, by now the holiday season can be very expensive if you get overbored.
The good news is, it doesn’t have to be.
There are still so many nice things out they don’t have to be expensive and bring a great deal of joy. Especially as I always try to remember my children that Christmas isn’t about getting toys, it’s about the celebration of Jesus’s birth!
Therefore I m always looking for inexpensive things to fill my advents calendar and Christmas stockings. Here is my tip on what I m trying to include in our stocking stuffers:
- something fun
- something useful
- something educational
- something to read
- something for the family
- something to play with
20 Best Stocking Stuffers for Kids:
Here are some of my top picks for this years Christmas:
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You can not get around the popular pop its.
Do you like to puzzle? Try these snake shapes.
Let’s be creative and build some paper airplanes. It is the perfect steam activity to keep the children busy for a whole afternoon. Tip: Make an airplane race competition afterward.
Need some quiet time in the house. Try this scratch art set to keep your kids entertained during stressful times to calm them down.
Invisible Ink markers are perfect for secret messages and little adventures.
Something funny. We all need to laugh some more!
Does your kid like music? Then try this harmonica.
Need some calming activity? Try this super Z outlet.
Something useful for cold times!
Something for the family. Perfect for another game night.
Time for a shadow animal show.
Something for wild boys and girls! It reminds me of Max and Moritz a German classic.
Build your own wooden car and race afterward.
Let’s paint dinosaurs.
Time to play jokes on each other!
Riddles are so much fun!
Girls it is time to look pretty.
Scissor skills for the little once.
My girl is obsessed with unicorns, what shall I say.
For joke lovers.
Something educational. Let’s practice handwriting.
Something to read!
I hope my Christmas stocking stuffers for kids were useful to you. Don’t forget to leave a comment below and let me know what you like to buy as stocking stuffer materials. I love to hear from you!
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