Friday, November 30, 2012

13 Stocking Stuffers for 8-10 yr old BOYS!

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Stumped on stocking stuffers for older boys?  Here are 13 things you could include for a boy in the 8-10 yr old age group!
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1. Socks (told you it was going in everyone's stocking this year!)
2. Scented Pencils.  Smencils are all the rage at our school.  Kids love to get to use them!  They come in a ton of different patterns (regular, Ninja Turtle, Princess, etc).  I thought these Finding Dory ones were super cute.  

3. Yo Yo
4. Paperback book (Popular series include "Magic Treehouse" and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid")

5. Hex Bugs (I prefer the fish to the beetles! Less creepy!)

6. Lego Blind Bag (Or any small set or mini figure.  My son loves the blind bags and they are inexpensive and small enough to put in a stocking!)

7. New Wallet (I got our son a Shawn White wallet for 75% off at Target and have it set back for his stocking.  Shhh!)
8. Suduko or Word Search book
9. Can of silly string*
10. Mini boxes of cereal
11. Earbuds
12. Boxer shorts
13. Small notepads

*only if you are really, really brave


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

11 Stocking Stuffers for 2-4 yr old Boys

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Continuing with the series on stocking stuffers for BOYS.  Here are 11 ideas for boys in the 2-4 age group:

2-4 yrs old:
Socks (yes, this is on every list!)
Homemade playdoh
Baggie of Kix cereal
Sippy Cups
Underwear!!  :)
Small book
Musical toys (maracas, triangle, etc)
Homemade I-Spy bottle*
Character Toothbrush (for us it is Thomas the Train this year)

*For the I Spy Bottle, here is one I have pinned that is very similar to one my MOPS group made.  I love it!  Great for quiet time, playing in the car, waiting at restaurants or offices, etc!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

10 Stocking Stuffers for Boys (ages 2 and under)

Do you realize we have less than a month until Christmas?!

We are <this close> to being done with our shopping.  Over the weekend I bought gives, wrapped, and started on the stockings.  This week I'll be doing a series on stocking stuffer ideas for BOYS.
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I made these lists to give you some ideas of non-candy stocking stuffers for boys (we moms of boys can't get by with throwing hair clips in a stocking!).

Everyone seems to vary on how much they spend at Christmas and how full they actually "stuff " a stocking.  If you are like us, you may choose just a couple things off each list to include in a stocking.  If you feel like splurging, try to get ALL of it in there!  It really is up to you.

Today we look at the 2 and under crowd:

Under 2 yrs old:
bath soap
cute washcloth
Gerber Graduates Puffs
baggie of cheerios
small board book
rubber ducky
jar of baby food
baby/toddler spoons

Yes I am putting socks in the stockings this year!  We seem to always need them this time of year and I think they will help "fill" up the stockings.  There is no candy on the list above...we do put in a little bit but I try not to do too much. Kids + Candy = Crazy House.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

For my American readers-Happy Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States.  Enjoy your feast of turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie!

You know what holiday is coming up next....  :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Donation: Complete!

Blogger has been giving me FITS!  This is at least the fourth time I've tried to post this.  Looks like it will finally go through so hooray for that!

Remember the poll we had?  Where you all voted where I should send the money I earned blogging?  Samaritan's Purse was the option that won and I completed the donation to partially stock a fish pond for a community in need.

As it turns out, when I went to make the donation, this was listed as an "urgent need" category.

Thank you all for your votes and for your support, you made this happen!