When I was a kid, we got oranges in our stockings. I know there was a time in American history where an orange in a stocking was really quite a treat, but I wasn’t a kid THAT long ago and oranges were available at the grocery store at any given time of the year. I didn’t care that much, but I remember being six years old and slightly wondering why Santa had found it necessary to scavenge our fruit bowl in an effort to fill our stockings.
Anyway, my stocking history aside, stuffing stockings has become its own little holiday art form, hasn’t it? The term “stocking stuffer,” however is – let’s face – pretty gauche. I’d love to have come up with a different term, but then that could get pretentious. Oh well.
So, I had fun coming up with these 12 unique stocking um…stuffers (gifties? itty bitty presies? stocking fillers? I guess we will stick with stuffers for now). Let’s take a look! (*click on the pics to be taken to the gifts)