Saving Money on Stocking Stuffers

November 25, 2009

A stocking full of little giftsWe all love stockings. Up until just a few years ago, my mom would still give me one and it had always been my favourite gift to open. Stockings don't have to cost anything and are supposed to be filled with small trinkets and goodies, not things like $50 gift cards and iPods! Remember when we used to get clementines in there? What happened with that? :)


I don't have kids so I don't have to fight with anyone regarding the contents of a stocking, but sometimes parents have to put their foot down. too many kids are spoiled rotten these days, it's awful. Here are some things you can get for free, but plan early for some of these:


Good luck and happy holidays everyone!

Source: Edited from one of my blog posts:

By Lisa from Halifax, NS

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October 27, 2006

Christmas stocking stuffers can be purchased all througout the year and saved for Christmas Eve. I keep a bag under my bed of "treasures" I find throughout the year.

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July 30, 2010

Buy school supplies and give them as stocking stuffers. My kids never get tired of getting pencils, crayons, markers, and these are always on sale around back to school season.


You can find some items extra, extra cheap like spiral notebooks!

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November 1, 2006

Stocking Stuffers At The Dollar Store. Having five kids, I tend to get stressed about stocking stuffers. I even had my husband do it one year and he was so frustrated because he could not find many "little" items under five dollars. And that can add up quick! So my solution was "Dollar Tree".

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September 15, 2014

The day after Halloween, get as much candy you can for half price. Get only the ones that are not Halloween looking and then freeze the candy. Watch as your kids scream with delight on Christmas morning when they see their stockings!

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Kelly Ann Butterbaugh
November 24, 2008

Sometimes it's the little things that cost the most; stocking stuffers fall into this category. Rather than spend a fortune on small but expensive gifts, be creative and find some great savings on tiny tidbits. It makes it more fun for everyone.

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December 19, 2005

Things get expensive during the holiday season, and the kids get over run with toys and candy. Instead of stuffing our stockings with traditional toys and candy, Santa Clause stocks up on the essentials...

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December 16, 2005

I wanted to purchase my husband some smaller gifts for his stocking on our first Christmas together, but quickly didn't see the point of useless little gadgets/knick knacks that would ultimately end up sitting in storage somewhere...

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November 10, 2004

Sample sizes and travel sizes of shampoo, lotion and the like are good stocking stuffers for little ones. They love the little sizes! By Linda

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July 30, 2010

In July and August, when school supplies are on sale for very little money, I purchase a bunch of small crayon boxes, glue sticks, pencils, sharpeners, tablets, etc.

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October 29, 2009

As everyone knows its Back to School time and stores are selling crayons, pencils etc at extremely cheap prices.

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