Gah! Christmas is nearly upon us! Well, that's what the stores would have us believe at least. Don't fret. There's still plenty of time to visit some locally owned stores to find some super fun stocking stuffers that will knock your kid's socks right off.
So. You guys. Let's talk about the thing sitting on everyone's to-do list this month: Presents. Buying allllll the presents. I am always curious to learn about how different families handle holiday gifting.
There are so many unique traditions out there. Today I want to talk about stockings in particular. I LOVE the stockings. Such a fun chance to surprise your littles with tiny little treats. Here's how it works in my house, at least for stockings: I collect small things throughout the year that I think my boys would enjoy in a stocking. I look mostly at thrift stores and garage sales. This works for me because that way I'm not stuck in December paying a ton of cash out of pocket. I also always stick in some candy - the good stuff, like the Reese's Trees and the Candy Cane Kisses - oh my word. During December my body weight is probably half sugar.
Other fun things that always go into stockings are a new toothbrush, some special sparkly toothpaste (Crest makes it - it's a treat), and a super fun box of Band-Aids. The Band-Aid brand always has a ton of licensed characters and designs to choose from. I pick that stuff up when I notice it go on sale at Target. So that's kind of it! Pretty simple!
This year I decided to check out what sort of options for small stocking stuffers are out there at our local toy stores. And I was so, so, so impressed! Turns out Eugene is full of fun little treats that kiddos will LOVE. I visited the following three stores in a single afternoon - they're all pretty close to each other. Today I'm starting with Replay.
255 E. 18th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
So this place is owned by a toy ninja named Shane. He is an expert on all things PlayMobil, vintage, collectible, and most importantly, Lego. His shop sells both new and preowned toys. While RePlay has plenty of fun toys that would totally be awesome for a kiddo's stocking, here's what I'm planning on doing and am super pumped about:
Side note of nostalgia: RePlay also has a great selection of the wooden-ish puzzles that I had when I was little. Maybe you played with them too? They're reasonably priced from about $4-6, and would be a super great stocking stuffer if your kid had a giant sized stocking.
*Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway*
RePlay is giving away a $20 gift card just in time!
Use it to get great stuff or put the card itself in the stocking & let your kiddo pick out something fun!
To be entered comment here (or on Facebook) with your favorite toy as kid.
(I think maybe we've done this question before but let's just got for it!)
Drawing will be Tuesday night at 9pm.