One of my favorite things to open on Christmas morning is my stocking. Its always been one of my favorite things to do and we also open our stockings before we have breakfast. Then presents afterwards.
Today I thought I would offer some suggestions on what you can stuff in a stocking for your favorite mom, sister, daughter etc. if you are running out of ideas.
I am known for giving out tooth paste and a tooth brush each year and what better reminder then this to change your tooth brush.
Another item I usually stuff in the stocking is chocolate. Who doesn't love that? This is the Lindts shaped one, our favorite.
As you can see I have some bubble bath pouches and some facial masks so that the busy mom or whoever you are giving this too can have a time out and relax.
I always get deodorant for Christmas and have since I was a teenager. Its tradition.
Another fun thing you can throw in is make up such as eyeshadow, lip gloss, lipstick, nail polish, nail files(not pictured), hand lotion and EOS smooth sphere (lip balm). Plus if you happen to buy them at a beauty counter (the Bay, Sears, pharmacy's or Sephora you can ask for samples and throw those in as well)
Since I am a book blogger and book lover I love getting bookmarks (and yes those are owls you see there), book flags, pens and a cute owl note book for making notes and it fits perfectly in a purse.
You can put a small calendar or pocket agenda in there too so she can keep track of things (that NYC calendar was actually a bday present I got hehe)
In most stores they sell indiviual pouches of drinks and one of my favorites is apple cider and its a perfect drink to have relaxing after a busy day of visiting on Christmas day. So if you know she likes a specific drink why not pick it up for her.
While we (my son and I) were out one day he spotted this cute owl key chain and wanted to pick that up for me along with this bracelet. So I thought I would add those to the picture. Not pictured but I just remembered is a keep sake ornament and yes I will probably get something Owly.
Another thing you can add is gift cards, who wouldn't love a few bucks for coffee or a book etc. Lottery tickets make another great stocking stuffer idea.
I also get a magazine in my stocking. Its usually one I normally don't buy on a regular bases so its a treat one.
The ideas are endless on what you can add to a stocking. Just fill it with things she might love, her favorite things or let the kids shop and pick out a few things for her.
Now its give away time. I was recently contacted about hosting a give away for one of my favorite items that has been included in the above picture. Any idea what it is? Hmm.... well its.....
Five lucky readers of my blog will have the chance to win one of the smooth spheres included in the Alice in Wonderland Set. ( So each winner will get 1 Sweet Vanilla Nonsense and 1 Watermelon Wonderland)Smooth spheres in these delectable Alice-inspired flavours:
• 5 Sweet Vanilla Nonsense
• 5 Watermelon Wonderland
How awesome is this?
** this is a new collaboration between eos and Disney **
We wanted to choose a character that embodied our ideal ‘eos Girl’—fun, smart, stylish…and with a healthy dose of curiosity. Alice in Wonderland has been brought back to life and reinterpreted for multiple generations, but is still a timeless tale of imagination and discovery.
Each of this collection’s Smooth Sphere Lip Balms are:
•100% natural and USDA certified organic
•Revolutionary smooth sphere applies directly on lips, so it’s more hygienic than pot lip balms
•Soft-touch, ergonomic, recyclable packaging is easy to to find in even the largest of bags
•Filled with moisturizing shea butter and jojoba oil
•Not tested on animals
Delightful Design and “Hidden” Mickey
•Sophisticated, consumer loved packaging colors inspired by the characters in Alice
•Our Spheres grew ears! Since this is our first collaboration with another brand, we thought we’d commemorate the occasion with a distinct design update: our eos ‘dimple’ grew ears! We’ve added Mickey Ears to the imprint of our Smooth Spheres to symbolize our partnership with Disney and their iconic character for this special limited edition collection.
How cute is the new packaging? I love it.
Okay so here are the rules guys: (Please Read the Rules)
~Sorry but I can only open this up to Canadians since I am the one having to pay to ship out the sets. Shipping is expensive. So please only enter if you have a Canadian mailing address. Also you need a valid mailing adress no PO Boxes.
~You must answer this question:
What would be your absolute favorite thing to get in your Christmas stocking?
~You must leave your email address in the comments failure to do so will result in disqualification. Sorry but with it being December I don't want to have to spend hours tracking down winners email addresses.
I will be running this contest from now until Wednesday December 12. I would love to have these mailed out by December 14th so that you could get them before the Christmas holiday.
Good Luck everyone.