When I was a child, the stockings were, by far, my favorite part of Christmas morning. I loved the surprises and the kitschy baubles. And there is nothing more tantalizing than seeing a row of overstuffed stockings hanging on the fireplace mantle or banister. Just thinking about it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
This year, you can make sure everyone on your list has a nice, plump stocking to delve into with the Scary Mommy Stocking Stuffer Guide.
Let’s start with the good stuff — chocolate! Make sure to snag a few of Hershey’s assortment bags, so you have some to put in your secret stash.
Raising the next Jedi? This is the perfect little flashlight for the Star Wars lover in your family. It will make playing under sheet forts so much more fun and is great for reading in the dark.
3. Blind Bags
Blind bags are a surefire hit, especially since kid loves watching other people open them on YouTube, right? Whether your kid likes PJ Masks, Justice League, or Hatchimals, there is something for literally everyone. And at just a couple dollars, why not buy a few?
4. Fidget Cube
Fidget spinners might be this year’s most annoying trend, but the tiny and colorful fidget cube are the perfect solution. Kids can toss them in their pocket or play with them on long car rides across the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house — without annoying the crap out of us parents with the constant spinning and whirring. Win-win.
Nostalgia alert! These Lip Smacker chapsticks are peak childhood, and they smell (and taste) just as good as we remember. In fact, you just might want to grab a set for yourself so you aren’t sneaking them from your daughter.
These are balls parents will actually let their kids play with in the house. Squishes are all the rage right now, and the neon lights are sure to make late-night games of catch a lot more fun for everyone.
Calling all craft lovers! Not only can kids use these to create handmade gifts for relatives, but after the thrill of the holidays has worn off, and parents are trying to figure out how to survive another snow day, they’ll be the cure to mid-winter boredom.
8. Sushi Go!
Family game night is always fun, and Sushi Go! is a fun, fast-paced game everyone will enjoy. We love popping some popcorn and playing round after round with some good music in the background.
What holiday would be complete without some Legos? Sure, they’re painful AF to step on in the middle of the night, but they keep kids occupied for hours, and they never go out of style. These mystery bags are cheap enough that you can add a few minifigures to your kid’s collection without going broke.
This isn’t just any Play-Doh kit — each can contains confetti Play-Doh in fun colors and includes cookie cutters for hours of playing.
So, with just a few clicks, you can make sure everyone’s stocking is bulging with lots of exciting, fun things to play with on Christmas morning and all winter long.