Christmas Stocking and Stuffers

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by Ganado, Sep 30, 2020.

  1. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Every year i send christmas stockings stuffed with gifts to family and friends. I start this time of year so that im done and have them shipped by December 1st.

    Normally i just buy good wool socks and stuff them and this year I'm doing something different. So would love some suggestions for what to send in the stockings.

    theses are the stockings im using for guys

    I may still do pairs of wool socks for some of the women as their stockings. Not sure on this one yet.

    I will buy and break into packets some bacon band-aides and shakespere insult band-aides into each stocking. (doesnt everyone need weird bandaids at family gatherings :p)

    and lip balm... is always a hit.

    Ive done tactical flashlights and knives....
    i have a few things i make that are standard every year like nylon scrubbies... the guys use them on cars and guns and the gals use them in the kitchen.
    I am just at a loss for other creative ideas this year for stocking stuffers.
    I have trapped myself by being creative on this for over 10 years and I just need some fresh ideas.

    PARAMETERS (I try to stay inside of)
    1) I try to keep the whole thing under $50 each so
    2) individual items are best kept under $10
    3) Non perishible items.
    4) no ammo as i have to ship some of these overseas
    5) hard candy only

    Any suggestions much appreciated
  2. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

    Jerky is good for the guys, a scented sachet for the ladies. (Betcha the sachet lasts longer than the jerky.)
  3. runswithdogs

    runswithdogs Monkey+++

    What the ever-loving duck would I do with a “scented sachet” o_O

    Gimme the jerky... or knives... sharp staby knives:cautious::D
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  4. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    Scented sachet....

    Ok so I am always in need of good tweezers. IDK why, I probably have 15 of them, but they seem to go awol on a regular basis. Always losing or ruining scissors too. Echoing @runswithdogs on the knives. The packs of ponytail holders, if they have long hair. Never have enough of those. Pacifier for the whiners in the family. Ummm.... fast orange hand cleaner? IDK how much it costs. Get out of jail free card from monopoly, for grins. Those small LED flashlights. Oh those face masks that are in the mylar pack, they're like this paper face cover soaked in aloe or whatever, they're a couple bucks usually. Tire pressure gauge. Hand sanitizer. Mint chocolate candy canes. Small packet of butt wipes. An onion.... to confuse them. That Poo-pouri spray for the toilet. A garrote. Just kidding. Sortof. Dollar Tree has soft gloves for a dollar. Handheld can opener. Packet of seeds.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2020
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Thot 'ol merk said "ladies." :lol:
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  6. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    @runswithdogs is right. This year stockings should contain knives. lots of them. or complete AR parts kits complete with receivers. oh and bullets. Datrex bars?
  7. runswithdogs

    runswithdogs Monkey+++

    Candles/tealights (unscented, long burning emergency, scented, beeswax depending on who your getting it for)
    Sharpie markers, chalk pens, labels for jars(you can get black board type labels to work with the chalk pens)
    Esential oils tailored to individuals (for instance, bog myrtle is good for bug repellent. Peppermint for headaches)
    Books, joke books. Survival, wild food. Etc
    Duct tape (comes in all sortsa cool colours now)T-rex tape, Gorilla tape
    Pull back racing toys (i think im gonna get dh a dino one for stocking stuffer this year, cheap fun and pretty sure the dog will kill it before the days out...)
    Tin signs or metal door plaques
    Tools like compact ratcheting screwdrivers with switchable bits. Handy things to keep around.
    Camping cutlery
    Waterproof pouches
    Neck tube/buff
    Beard oil/cream. Beard brush (Probably just for the guys that one)
    Mini first aid kit
    Stickers/vinyl decals
    Folding/pocket knife, Mora knife (not sure if that would fall in the price range over there but I got one for DH last year around £12 and its sharp as &%€@)
    Silicone travel bottles/tubes
    Usb memory stick
    Airpress pen
    Leather journal/notebook
    Coffee, fancy types, or teabag types for camping, tea, hot chocolate
    Waterproofer spray.
    Single use Hand warmers
    Luckies key pete (magnetic key holder thingie)
    Desktop bowling game
    Unicorn gold spray (look it up :p )
    Black pad and metallic markers
    Heat holder socks
    Mechanic or gardening gloves
    Pink stuff paste
    Zam-buk herbal balm (lip or ointment etc)
    Arc lighter
    Retro coffee mug (the tin ones that have a enamel coating)
    Playing card dec
    Posh chocolates/chocolate bars
    Biltong, Droewors, Jerky.
    Old movies, 3 stooges, bad horror movies. Etc (thrift store)
    Fancy popcorn & popcorn flavourings
    Stormproof matches
    Collapsable silicone cups
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  8. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    Good suggestions above. Here's a few that come to mind:

    Thumbdrives loaded with links to survival references, "life hacks", gardening lore, cool stories and videos on the Net. Even a small flash drive can hold a lot of links and summaries.

    A half-dozen Omega-Matches in their straw tubes, packed in a small bottle with a striker strip.

    Credit-card sized Fesnal lens (use with tweezers to pull thorns & splinters.)
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  9. runswithdogs

    runswithdogs Monkey+++

    Heres a few more
    Heavy duty kitchen/utility scissors(the kind you can cut up chickens with... not the flimsy doilies making kind)
    Microwavable stuffed toy/teddy (heat pack, might be to large though)
    Shot glass/es, lime. Tequila miniature and a lil packet of fancy salt.
    Rubber duck(so many fun ones to choose from now .)
    IOU coupons (can buy pre-made ones you just fill in the IOU, or make your own)
    Glitter/glitter gel, unicorn snot (kids/teens)
    Slime (my nieces love this stuff)
    Stress balls/squishies
    Temporary tattoos
    Micro locking carabiners
    Pack of modelling balloons (the long ones you can twist into shapes)
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  10. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    How about a flint and steel?
    Packages of seeds...maybe herbs if they don't really garden.
    Microfiber cloths are good for many applications.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2020
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  11. Gray Wolf

    Gray Wolf Monkey+++

    Miniature bottles of liquor.
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  12. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    AR-15 parts list:
    • Upper Receiver Parts
      • Stripped Upper Receiver
      • Barrel
      • Muzzle Device (Flash Hider, Muzzle Brake, etc.)
      • Gas Tube
      • Gas Block
      • Hand-guard
      • Charging Handle
      • Bolt Carrier Group
      • Forward Assist
      • Dust Cover
    • Lower Receiver Parts
      • Stripped Lower Receiver
      • Pistol Grip
      • Lower Parts Kit (Includes Trigger/Hammer parts, Safety Selector, Bolt Release, Magazine Release, etc.)
      • Optional Upgraded Trigger (from what comes with lower parts kit)
      • Buffer System (Buffer Tube, Buffer, Buffer Spring)
      • Stock or Pistol Brace
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  13. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Good ideas, but the stockings would need to be "non-standard" for the OP.
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  14. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++

    Some cheap ideas:
    Dried fruit - my wife drys pineapple and apple slices in the dehydrator. Low cost and kids love them.
    Jerky - same as above
    Home made kettle corn
    Home made vanilla (buy beans and soak in Sam’s Club vodka, package in small bottles)
    Home ground whole wheat flour
    Garden seeds
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  15. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    omg did anyone read keep it under $50.00 ? lol

    thanks guys!

    @DW the pony tail holders great idea... i cut up little girls tights, best pony tail holders in the world supper cheap and dont pull your hair $2 gives 20 or so pony tail holders
  16. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Its the end of 2020 , coal and a match with all them masks !!
    I need to see the girls faces again !!
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