Christmas stockings are my favourite part of Christmas morning. I’m pretty sure my love for Christmas stockings comes from Christmas mornings with my grandparents. They liked us to all eat breakfast before the main gifts in the morning. But, seriously, what kid wants to wait an hour after they wake up on Christmas morning to open their gifts? No kids, that’s who. So to hold us off, they would let us go take apart our Christmas stockings.
My grandparents were so amazing at finding the perfect little trinkets for our Christmas stockings. My grandmother even handmade some of the little items we found in our stockings. I pretty much knew what was waiting under the tree for me (either because I only asked for one thing, or I snooped). But I never even had an idea of what unique stocking stuffers I’d find Christmas morning. That sense of surprise fulled my love for looking through my stocking Christmas morning.
And that love of stocking has continued into parenthood for me. My aunt actually handmade my girl’s stockings. They are giant. Almost as big as the girls. I love filling my little one’s stockings for them to open Christmas morning. But, finding unique stocking stuffer ideas for kids was not as easy for me as it seemed for my grandparents. I often found myself wandering aimlessly around the mall looking for those perfect little stocking stuffers for my kids. Often coming away empty-handed or with very generic things.
Handmade Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Kids
Which is why I love Etsy for finding the perfect stocking stuffer ideas for kids. First of all, everything on Etsy is handmade. Most of the makers on Etsy are hard working moms. So buying off of Etsy means you are supporting small home businesses. Secondly, you can get one of a kind items. I can’t always find my kids names on items unless I order them from Etsy (like the personalized notebooks below). And, lastly, buying local handmade goods from Etsy doesn’t cost more money than buying from local corporations. I set my preferences and price point, and Etsy gathers all these unique stocking stuffer ideas for kids for me to browse. Buying handmade doesn’t mean going over budget.
What are some of your favourite unique stocking stuffers for kids from this list? Do you have an Etsy shop that makes unique stocking stuffer ideas for kids? Please share the link to your shop/page below so we can all check it out!
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Unique Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Kids