Stocking Stuffer Ideas for a Toddler & GIVEAWAY!

This is the first Christmas Little Man has been so aware of his surroundings and has DEFINITE opinions as to his “wants.” Although I could always go with the typical Hot Wheels, candy, or squirt gun I wanted to be a little more thoughtful for his stocking this year. As I thought about the wonderful products and brands I have encountered this year I realized that these ‘different’ type of products would be PERFECT stocking stuffer material for any toddler! So here are a few of my favorite things that Little Man has also loved this year.

 

The pack of goodies I recieved from Nature's Path!

Nature’s Path Organic Foods, is a family-run company with the mission of being a trusted name for quality organic foods in every home. All of Nature’s Path products bear the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal and are USDA certified organic, vegetarian (many are vegan), Kosher certified and whole grain. I was blessed to receive a pack of their wonderful cereals and bars to test out. I couldn’t believe how fast I gobbled them up! My son loves their bars and they are a great healthy snack on the go. I was even happier when I learned that some of their line is sold at Trader Joes (one of my favorite grocery stores) while most of the other products are sold at Ralphs. Since then I have been buying their granola cereals for myself and the bars for Little Man. The bars are a great little addition to his stocking this year. Go check out all their products!  www.naturespath.com

 

Beautiful Day CD Cover

Beautiful Day CD – Singer, song-writer, and mother of three Erin Wurtemberg is raising awareness about the life-saving efforts of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) by releasing her first full-length record, entitled Beautiful Day. I first heard the album last spring and loved the folk-pop sound. Little Man kept asking for it in the car and I knew I had a new favorite on our hands.  Erin, who also happens to be a fellow MOPS mom and friend, is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each CD to CHLA, an organization that she credits with saving her daughters life back in 2005. Take a listen and hear her story below!

 

 

 

LUSH FUN Soaps – There’s not much more I can say about these new multi-purpose, moldable soaps for your body hair and bath that I haven’t already said in my previous review here. But with a price point of $6.95 they are a great little stocking stuffer for any kid wanting something new and different to play with for bath time. And mom will love that they don’t stain but actually get your kid clean! To view all the colors and where to buy visit LUSHUSA.COM.

 

Miss Pattycake’s Christmas DVD – Now I am adding this item on faith and I will explain why. I received Miss PattyCake’s Eggstraveganza Easter DVD last Spring and Little Man asked to play that thing so many times I think we burned a hole in it. At first they seemed a bit cheesy but all the songs and the message of the story of Christ was so good I couldn’t argue with it’s results. It’s always tough getting through holidays with a little one and trying to instill in them the REAL meaning for the celebrating. Miss Pattycake’s Easter DVD helped tremendously and I am certain her Christmas one will do the same. I have already ordered a copy and am anxiously awaiting its’ arrival to begin combating all the secular messages of Santa, Elf on the Shelf and other things that may distract his little brain from the true meaning of Christmas. To see the full collection of songs and DVDs visit http://www.misspattycake.com/

UPDATE:

Now comes the FUN part! THREE of these wonderful brands have provided items to fill your little ones’ stocking this Christmas! Nature’s Path will provide a basket full of goodies, Erin Wurtemberg has promised a copy of her Beautiful Day CD and Miss Pattycake will provide a copy of her Christmas DVD to one the special winner!

How do I enter you ask? Well you have two chances:

  1. Comment below with what you plan to fill your kids stockings with this year.
  2. Share this post on Facebook and fill out a seperate comment letting me know you did so!

Winner will be chosen end of day December 15th so HURRY!

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And the winner is PRISCA! Thanks everyone for entering!

Comments

  1. I always start off with an apple and an orange. My parents did it with me and I do it with my kids. I am putting in a few homemade treats. My kids have food sensitivities so it is easier just to make everything myself. Each of my kids is getting a Jacob’s ladder, a pencil and some stickers and activity sheets. My kids are very into pencils right now. I tend to downplay stockings and Santa, but this is one indulgence I don’t mind. They love it and it is such a small thing they don’t forget the deeper meaning on Christmas.

  2. We stuff Samantha’s with yummy treats she likes for example puffies, squezzie packs of fruit in a pack, favorite candies, and drinks. Also she usually gets one DVD in her stocking like daddy used to get.

  3. We are headed to both grandparents’ houses for Christmas, so I will have some grandmotherly competition in stocking-filling. My mother is the queen of bizarre stuffers that she finds and then everyone always gets mints or gum or something. (No gum for the kiddos yet of course.) I almost always pitch in some Lindnor truffles, and then some silly little things like slinkys. This year I am also going to snag some of that Lush soap if I get a chance, bc it sounds awesome, and add some craft supplies – Zoe is in need of new markers and crayons and the stocking seems like a good place if they fit!

  4. Some snacks and art stuff

  5. For Asher’s first Christmas he got milk storage bags and a Wubanub. Now it’s batman books and a harmonica. And little Christmasy toys like a Santa ball and a stuffed snowman.

  6. My girls are getting oranges, lip balm, a candy cane and some dollar items from Target in their stockings this year!

  7. I posted on FB– hope people enter!!

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