35 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Toddlers

This Christmas I have two toddlers running around the house and so the majority of my gift buying/making has been aimed at them. I LOVE stockings - there is just something about opening all the little gifts and I have very fond memories of stockings growing up. So stockings are a must have in our house, and I make sure they are full, ok overflowing! :)

Here are some great ideas of "clutter-free" stocking stuffer ideas. My kids have so many toys, and so I didn't want to fill their stockings with little trinkets this year.

1. Socks
2. Underwear
3. New pyjamas
4. DVDs
5. Chocolate
6. Candy
7. New toddler cup (my daughter picked one out at Dollarama that was Minnie Mouse - perfect!)
8. Hair ties
9. Hair clips
10. Winter hat
11. Winter mittens
12. Winter scarf
13. Bubble bath
14. Crayons
15. Markers (washable of course!)
16. Colouring book
17. Notepad for doodling
18. Toothbrush
19. Toothpaste
20. Apron (check out my cute ones on my Etsy site here)
21. Movie tickets
22. Wallet or small purse
23. Life Savers Christmas Book (I actually found some "gummie" ones this year) - Check them out here.
24. Fun Band-Aids with their favourite characters on them.
25. Microwave popcorn pack
26. Bubbles
27. Stickers
28. Small book
29. Play-Doh
30. Temporary tattoos
31. Small cars (ok this is kind of clutter, but my little man LOVES to play with cars)
32. Juice boxes
33. Small craft supplies (glue, feathers, pom poms, etc).
34. Bib
35. Gift certificates (maybe a day at the zoo, aquarium, museum, amusement park, etc).

I hope this list helps you fill your little one's stockings. Merry Christmas!

35 Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men

It's December and Christmas is coming .... quickly! I thought it would be nice to put some gift idea lists together and the first on the list is stocking stuffers for men.

1. Chocolate
2. A new tie
3. Gift cards for iTunes or Google Play
4. DVD or Blu-ray
5. Tie clip
6. Socks
7. Underwear
8. Movie tickets - I personally love the Cineplex "night-out" coupon which includes 2 movie passes, 2 large drinks and a bag of popcorn.
9. Video game
10. Homemade date coupons
11. Lottery tickets
12. Small speaker for their phone or music player
13. Magazine
14. Candy (other than chocolate)
15. Cologne
16. Body wash
17. Lip chap
18. Book
19. Lighter
20. Gadgets or small tools
21. Gum
22. Coffee mug
23. Gloves
24. Winter hat
25. Pocket knife
26. Mini bottles of booze
27. Box of ammunition (for the hunters)
28. Pen
29. Deck of cards
30. Board game (like bananagrams or other small card game)
31. Flashlight
32. Framed photo (of yourself, your kids, grandkids)
33. Everyday essentials like toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo
34. Razors and shaving cream
35. Gift cards - restaurants, coffee shop, their favourite store

There are so many more ideas, but I think the most important thing is to know the men you are shopping for and appeal to them. Appeal to their likes, hobbies and dislikes. And have fun with it!


It's Black Friday today, and so I thought I would do a sale on my Etsy site: felicia colenbrander designs.

For all orders placed between Friday - Monday you can receive practically free personalization (only $0.20 for an embroidered first name) on any blanket! What a perfect Christmas gift! Hope you have a great weekend!

Food for Thought - Max Lucado "In the Grip of Grace"

I just finished an amazing book - "In the Grip of Grace" by Max Lucado. It is based on the book of Romans and is a really great read for all Christians.

Below is the publisher's description of the book, but it talks about so much more than what is listed here. Lucado talks about our need to stop judging each other and to let go of legalism - items that are way too common in our churches today. He talks about how important it is to fellowship with fellow believers, even if our beliefs don't match up exactly. He talks about letting go of our hate and forgiving and loving one another. And so much more! And I love that Lucado writes in such a way that is very easy to follow and isn't boring in any way.

Bottom Line: Go and read this book! You will not be disappointed.

Publisher's Description:
Get caught!
Life is full of fumbles and stumbles. Fraught with opportunities to make mistakes, occasions to feel guilty, and the drive to “do it yourself.” The pressure to be self-sufficient is high, but it isn’t the life God offers.
The way of the world will direct you to try harder and work smarter so that you can take care of yourself and even make yourself successful. But the way of the cross will point toward the place where you stop striving . . . stop pushing . . . stop every self-initiated effort—so that you can fall into the boundless, liberating, refreshing grace of God!
Just imagine being love-driven instead of self-propelled. Imagine abandoning your life to Jesus instead of trying to save yourself. Can you imagine exchanging your fears for that peace that passes understanding? Being relaxed and free instead of stressed-out and anxious? If you can imagine enjoying God instead of trying to repay him, then you can imagine grace.
So go ahead! Jump off the cliff of self-sufficiency. Leap out of legalism. Walk off the pier of guilt and condemnation. That’s the only way you’ll land in the strong arms of the Father who loves you . . . the Father who catches you—every time—in the grip of his grace.
**taken from Christianbook.com