When you’re a kid, every year ‘Santa’ - aka your mum, makes you up a Christmas stocking, filled with lots of lovely little gifts. The magic that comes with those childhood memories is hard to recreate, but with a little luck, it is doable.
If this year, you have decided to make up a stocking for one of your loved ones, you may be struggling to get it quite right. You want to recreate the magic from their childhood memories, but just can’t quite put your finger on the best way to do it. Don’t stress, that’s why I’m here to help.
To help you create the perfect stocking, I thought that I would share a few tips.
A clementine is a must
It’s not a stocking without a clementine, or some form of orange, at the bottom. So that should be the very first thing on your list of things to buy.
It’s not technically a present, but it’s still worth mentioning as, without an orange, a stocking isn’t a stocking. Perhaps ask your loved one what their favourite orange is - clementine, tangerine or satsuma, and get that to put in the bottom?
As well as an orange, one of the most important things a stocking should contain is, of course, lots of sweet treats. After all, it isn’t Christmas without chocolate is it? The best generic stocking filler treats are chocolate coins, but you can get much more creative than that.
Look out for treats that your loved one likes - are they a chocoholic or a sweet lover, and pack them into their stocking. If you fancy surprising them with something different, look online for unique sweet treats. For this, websites like notonthehighstreet.com are ideal, as they have lots of quirky options to choose from.
Little bits and bobs
Socks, mini games, and cutesy little gifts are the things that make up a stocking. Well, when you’re a child they are, at least. For an adult stocking, the same rule applies, fill your loved one’s stocking with lots of little bits that you know they will love.
For some amazing stocking fillers, have a look online. You’ll find that sites like http://www.giftsfromhandpicked.co.uk/, have some wonderful stocking fillers. Even if you have no idea of what to get, go online and have a browse, and a couple of ideas should come to you.
When it comes to finding the perfect stocking fillers, personalised gifts can be ideal. When a gift is personalised, it shows the recipient that you chose it just for them.
Have a look online for websites that offer a personalisation service for gifts, and have a browse. Anything from personalised sweets to a pair of socks with a cute message on them makes a fantastic stocking filler.
I told you it didn’t have to be hard to put together a stocking that the receiver will love, did I? All you need to do is follow the tips above, and you can ensure that your stocking is a major success.