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Stocking stuffer ideas can be a challenge for tweens. When the kids are young I always had fun finding little toys and treats that would put a smile on their face and keep them entertained while I make my coffee on Christmas morning. Our rule is stockings first while mommy gets coffee and then we start in on Santa’s pile. However, now that my oldest is a tween, finding stuff to fill that stocking with isn’t easy.
After some searching I think I’ve come up with a stocking full of fun that will keep my tween as amused as my little ones.
My Top Tween Stocking Stuffers
Snacks and Candy; I’ve always put candy in the kid’s stockings but as my son has gotten older I have started putting different types of snacks in his stocking. Such as mini jars of Nutella, cans of Pringles, and Slim Jims.
Small electronics; I have started keeping an eye out for budget friendly small electronics, such as headphones, a selfie stick, and portable batteries. I found a number of items in the $5-$10 range.
Clothes; My son loves Under Armour (Like most boys his age) and these shirts roll up easily and it ends up being a really practical gift that he will enjoy.
A simple and cool old-school toy; Think Magic 8 Ball or Rubik’s Cube. This will keep my almost teen entertained while I’m making that coffee and just maybe keep him away from his phone.
Some Old Spice Styling Products; When my little boy sprouted into the double digits and beyond, I suddenly realized he was spending a lot more time focusing on his looks. The boy who didn’t want to shower suddenly needed his hair cut at a barbershop, his clothes to look just right, and lets not get into the cloud of cologne that follows him out of his bedroom.
Old Spice Pomade, Putty and Paste hair stylers make the perfect stocking stuffers. Not only will they help you win stocking stuffer bragging rights, but you’ll also be giving your little guys (and the big ones too) the tools they need to achieve the holiday hair style they’ve been searching for!
Best of all, Old Spice Styling Products are both affordable and easy to find. Ranging from just SRP: $6.99-7.99, they are at a perfect price point for stocking fillers. Plus, they can be found at Old Spice and in hair care aisles at mass retailers and drugstores nationwide, so they make great last minute gifts.
Finally the last thing I make sure I stuff in his stocking is a piece of wrapping paper. A few years ago I started wrapping gifts with different paper patterns and making the kids find a ball of their patterned paper in the toe of their stockings to see whose gifts were who’s. This has been such a fun tradition!
What are you putting in your tween’s stocking this year?