Filling up the boys’ stockings for Christmas is one of my favorite parts of the holiday.
Maybe because finding my Christmas stocking all filled up was one of my favorite childhood memories!
There is just something magical about seeing your Christmas stocking all filled up with goodies.
Click on “read more” to see what kind of goodies I found for my boys’ stockings!
So I was so excited when I was given the opportunity to spend a $25.00 gift card to Dollar General to help me fill up the boys stockings!
Yesterday, I went to Dollar General to see what kind of goodies I could find. Eli and Ana went with me.
Ana is my precious neighbor whom I love spending time with! She likes to come down to our house and play with “the boys”.
She gets right out in the yard with them and plays football in her sparkly flats and bows in her hair! I love it!
With our Dollar General gift card in hand…
We went shopping!
Ana is a great shopper.
I love the “dollar section” because you can find all kinds of little goodies to put in a stocking. I found some cute tattoos for just a dollar that the boys will love.
They had a wide selection of puzzles. I grabbed a few of the $3 puzzles for the boys.
These games were too big to fit in the boys’ stockings, but I wanted to show you that they have some great ones. Operation is my favorite.
We filled up our cart and headed to the check out counter. I bought Eli some Lifesaver gummies and Ana some Snowman Cotton Candy (with my own money) for being such great helpers.
(Eli had no clue that we were buying things for his own stocking! He was too distracted by all the toys to pay attention to what Mommy was doing.)
Now to the fun part!
I got to go home and fill up the stockings!
Okay, so I am not at MY home. I am actually at my dad’s house the whole weekend while Cy is home staining and polyurethane-ing the floors in the kitchen and den.
So I laid out all the goodies from Dollar General in Dad and Janet’s laundry room floor to take some pictures.
Here are the tattoos that the boys are going to love!
I got the younger three some cool lenticular puzzles…
What is Christmas without some PEZ candy?
Jonathan is my 12 year old, and he is getting too big for toys. (So he says…)
So I got him this brown journal for $3 and some pens for $1. He loves to write and draw, so he will love this gift!
I found this cute little package of airheads with lip balm for just $2.
I also got a package of these marshmallow candy canes for $1. I love buying things like this because you can divide them up and put a little bit in each stocking.
I did the same thing with these Sixlets. (Which is one of my favorite childhood candies, btw.)
So, I got all of these goodies from Dollar General for $25…
Then I divided it all up between the 4 stockings…
I stuffed them up, and they are ready to go!
I have a few more things that I will add later, like socks and toothbrushes, you know…the usual.
But for now, I am thrilled with how much stuff I was about to put in each of their stockings with my $25 gift card to Dollar General.
What is your top money-saving tip for filling stockings?