One thing that seems to be in all stockings are Drawing and Colouring Sets. For me its a great chance to go through prior to Christmas all of the colouring pads, and crayons that we have accumulated over the year. I use the broken crayons to make new crayons (and to then give as a gift to others) and to really make sure that the colouring pads have been fully used and which themes would go down well again!
How fantastic is that?!
Top Ender and Baby Boy will also get a set of colouring pencils or crayons and a colouring book and drawing pads that I will buy from Poundland or Home Bargains (they have a great Christmas Sticker book at the moment) or the other discount stores that I visit.
Daddy, Granny and I will get something a little more grown up. As there is never enough biros in any house I have brought a multi-pack of biros for each of our stockings. I brought them from WH Smith earlier this year as they were in the clearance section and a bargain price of £1.50.
You have to love the clearance sections for Stocking fillers, but you have to make sure that you look through all year long or you will miss good bargains!