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Classic Stocking Stuffers

December 16, 2011

Stockings can be stuffed with just about anything these days, but this post is going old-school, with classic toys and treats.  These items have been around a long time and they still delight people young and old.

Something beautiful…

A Snowglobe from Vienna, made by a company who has been creating them since 1900.  The 25mm and 45mm sizes are a perfect fit for stockings.

snow globe snowglobe vienna original

the deer and the tree, the gnome

Little handmade felt animals from Gluckskafer:

felt animals lamb deer gluckskafer germany

lamb & fawn

And from the German company Dregeno:

Mini Ornaments

mini wooden christmas ornaments german dregeno

Bunny, Father Christmas, Nutcracker

Push Puppets

elf push puppet dregeno germany woodenNutcracker

wooden original nutcracker dregeno germanAnd, my personal favorite, miniature wooden matchbox scenes

miniature christmas matchbox scenes german dregenogerman dregeno matchboxgerman dregeno matchboxgerman dregeno matchboxAll of the above items are available in Seattle at Clover Toys.

 

Something Edible…

There are many tasty treats we take for granted these days that, historically, have been hard to get and, therefore, treasured.  When I was little, my siblings and I always had something edible in our stockings and, no matter how common the item, it always felt special because it was mine.

Satsumas

These little gems are at their best in the winter months. I can't get enough of them!

Nuts! Especially these…

pistachios stocking stuffers

Just put them in a lovely container et voila!

Honey (make it local and raw if you can)

ballard bee raw honey

from Ballard Bee Company

Old-Fashioned Soft Peppermint Sticks

old-fashioned soft peppermint sticks

seriously addictive

Chocolate 

Theo Chocolate Holiday Pack

Anything from Theo Chocolate will be a guaranteed hit, I promise.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to open my stocking on Christmas morning.  It is like finding a treasure chest without having to follow a map.  What are you hoping to get this year?  And what are you giving that you are particularly excited about? Any fantastic ideas to share?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 16, 2011 11:52 am

    Love these ideas, Joans! So cute!

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