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10 Frugal and Practical Ideas for Christmas Stocking Fillers for Children and Adults

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I’m a fun gift giver…..when someone gets a gift from me, they know it probably won’t require batteries or dusting. Stockings are my favorite part of Annie’s Christmas gift. I KNOW I have more fun stuffing it than she does opening it. Who doesn’t get excited to find a light up toothbrush at Target for $1.07? I wish someone would put a light up toothbrush in MY stocking. The best part is, when the batteries run out in the toothbrush you can just give it to the dog for a chew toy. At least that’s what Christy from The Simple Homemaker does. More bang for your buck!

If you struggle over what to put in Christmas stockings, today I’ve got you covered! Head on over to Homemakers Challenge where I share 10 frugal ideas for stocking stuffers for children AND adults…..beware, I do say the word “underwear” on multiple occasions. Hey – by now you know if I’m writing it, there is humor involved.

*This post is linked at Frugal Days Sustainable Ways at Frugally Sustainable, at Weekend Whatever on Your Thriving Family, and at Finer Things Friday on Amy’s Finer Things.

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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her three children, Annie (June 2009), Andy (August 2012) and Eli (September 2014). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest and more to keep up with her daily antics.


  1. Great ideas, Stacy! It’s nice not to have “junk” in the stockings. I actually always liked getting underwear and socks….one less thing to buy myself!

  2. Heading over to read! I LOVE stocking stuffers!

  3. Stuffing the stocking is more fun than filling the big empty space under the tree! Definitely agree! Heading over!

  4. LOL – I love the puns, especially the “holy” one.

    Great ideas, too. Who wouldn’t want to have lots of chapstick around their house all year long? Maybe those of us with 5 year old girls who will eat the chapstick? Just saying. :)

  5. GrandmaValune says:

    I am trying to read your stocking filler list, but all I get is an ad for light- up stockings. Ha! I hate to miss the list, because your ideas are always wonderful. Any idea what I am doing wrong?

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