Stocking stuffers are almost always an afterthought for us, which is why, aside from some of the little toys knits I mentioned the other day, I really only started thinking about them yesterday. I made a quick stop at the store and gathered up some candy and a few trinkets from the dollar section. I was reminded by the fellow behind the counter just how exciting the stocking is to the little ones as he recounted his own memories of finding his filled stocking on Christmas morning. It’s funny the places we find perspective sometimes isn’t it?
I was happy he was so open with me because I really did need a reminder about how special the little things are. Certainly special enough to put a few moments of thought and care into.
And so, here are some simple gift ideas, on the small-ish side, that can easily be made before Christmas.
Felt superhero masks from Cutesy Crafts (free templates)
Felt animal masks from Petit Poulou (free templates)
Shape Sticks with free printables from Tried and True
“Candy” coin rolls from Martha Stewart
Personalized key chains (for the older kiddos) from Little Lovelies
Monster page corner bookmarks from Tally’s Treasury
Wooden slingshot from Made by Joel
Felt finger puppets pattern from Ginger and George available to purchase here