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A stocking, that is.
Emptying out the stockings Christmas morning is almost more fun than opening all your gifts. Okay, that’s a lie, but we always got to check out our stockings first when I was a kid, and finding what surprises were crammed inside was a perfect start to the morning.
There’s a trick to stuffing stockings, of course. The items have to be small, but fun. What better place to find small, fun items than a dollar store?
I stocked up for stockings (ha!) this year at my local Dollar General.
For Mr. Smarmy’s little sister, I got a reindeer Pez dispenser (Pez dispensers are classic stocking stuffers, in my opinion) and a bunch of knee socks. I was obsessed with fun socks when I was her age, plus there’s something amusing about stuffing a giant sock with more socks.
For the cats, even though they’ve probably been more naughty than nice, a cute little owl catnip toy and some rattle balls (which I may or may not regret giving to them, depending on how noisy they are, haha).
And for the adults… a nice assortment of ornaments. As you can see, I’m quite partial to snowflakes. Oh, and some silly Christmas pencils for good measure.
When asked what item I’ll save money on this Christmas by shopping a dollar store such as Dollar General, I’d say the ornaments were the biggest steal. Everyone wants to have a tree covered in cool stuff, but when ornaments are $3, $5, or even $10 a pop, decorating the tree can get pricey. With ornaments for $1, you can’t lose.
Now I need to go make these stockings….