Kids Stocking Stuffer Ideas + GivAway!

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Candy.  It was the main stocking stuffer at our house.  Kids love all things sweet and sugary, right?  I’m a pretty laid back mom.  My kids get candy on occasion.  I’m not opposed to a little sugar.  What I am opposed to is other stuff that is put into candy to make it taste so yummy.  Thankfully there are now companies springing up that make natural and organic alternatives.  And let me tell you, they are good!

One of these companies is Surf Sweets.  Surf Sweets are made with organic fruit juice and sweeteners.  In addition to being free of artificial colors (yeah! artificial colors in food is a big pet peeve of mine) and flavors, they are one of the only candies made without corn syrup.  They are gluten-free, casein-free, and made in a facility free of the 10 most common allergens.  This is a big deal to a family like ours where we deal with artificial color intolerance and nut allergies.

They are really good too!  I was sent a few packs to sample, and I have to say that I definitely liked the gummy bears better than some other organic gummies I’ve tried (which were good too, only Surf Sweet’s were better).  Surf Sweets have quite a few varieties to choose from including Gummy Bears, Gummy Worms, Sour Worms, and many more.  They come in larger 2.75 oz. bags and small .9 oz bags.  You can find Surf Sweets at these local retailers and on

Now that we’ve got the candy covered, check these out.

Both educational and fun, Pedestal Pets are much more than most pencil toppers out there.  Pedestal Pets come in 3 series: Neighborhood, Safari, and Barnyard Friends.  Each package includes 4 animal toppers with 4 coordinating pencils and 4 fun fact cards.  With the fun fact cards, kids will learn fun facts about their favorite Pedestal Pet animals.  They can also trade these with their friends!

Another cool and unique thing about Pedestal Pets is that kids (with mom and dad’s help) can visit the Pedestal Pets website and print out an adoption certificate complete with the child’s name and the names they’ve choosen for their Pedestal Pets.

If you’re looking for a trendy and educational gift to fill the stockings with this Christmas. I would highly recommend Pedestal Pets.  They’re cute, they’re great quality, they’re fun, and your kids will love taking them to school!

Pedestal Pets are available at hundreds of specialty retailers around the country and can be purchased online at

Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review I was sent samples of the above-mentioned products free of charge. The opinions expressed are honest and are entirely my own.


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  1. Melanie Mervin says
    Everyone in our home has a stocking :)
  2. Mary Beth Elderton says
    I always did stockings. Now, my grand kids have stocking.
  3. We do stockings, even for pets.
  4. Julie Lynn Bickham says
    Yes I stock stockings! My children love it!
  5. Yes we do stockings, even for the dog and cat.
  6. I love giving stocking stuffers to my son - anything from little toy cars to toy trains to fruit snacks. I think the smaller gifts are a lot more fun to give.
  7. Mary Somerville says
    Yes, we do! Santa's Elf, even leaves them a few surprises, before & after the big day!!
  8. I have stocking for all six of my kids at Christmas. Thanks.
  9. Yes, we do stocking stuffers. I think they are just as much fun as the presents. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :) Renee fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com
  10. I always do stockings for christmas!!! :)
  11. I do stockings for Xmas and they are fun to do. Rita
  12. My mom had huge stockings for all of us growing up but I can't find one for my daughter anywhere! It was my favorite part of Christmas growing up.
  13. I love doing stocking first thing Christmas morning...well, after coffee, coffee MUST come first!
  14. Kimmie Barnes says
    Yes I do and it is one of my kids favorite things, Kimmie Barnes jakeremom--twitter and GFC
  15. Yes, I do, even for my kids in their 20s!
  16. Jessica Snook says
    Stockings are the best part of Christmas, so yes! :)
  17. Jacqui Odell says
    yes we do
  18. of course we do!!
  19. Stephanie V. says
    yes, small ones
  20. we do! even the dog gets one
  21. I do every now and then. I love stockings!
  22. We all have stockings in our house.
  23. Soha Molina says
    absolutely. they are very popular in our household.
  24. Yes we've always done stockings.
  25. Velvet Hubler says
    Gotta have the stockings
  26. Christian Nunez says
    We started doing stockings about 4 years ago! It's a lot of fun!
  27. Yes, ever since I was a kid we did stockings and we still do, it's still a lot of fun no matter how old you are.
  28. Yes, we do stockings. Even for the pets and adults cause it's FUN!
  29. we do stockings - I include new toothbrushes, new and different dental care and hair care items, nail polish -- even earbuds. These are not expensive items, but replacements that are new and different
  30. Yes we do..
  31. how cute for my granddaughter
  32. Jennifer Lachman says
    I always do stocking stuffers for the kids mostly inexspensive things
  33. We do stockings, I save up little things all year
  34. This is our first Christmas with our daughter so I am just figuring out what should be in her stocking!
  35. Alicia millette says
    Stockings are the best part of christmas!! I remember dumping mine was my favoritist part.
  36. we do stockings. the kids love them jenzen69atyahoodotcom
  37. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says
    Yes we do
  38. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says
    yes we do candy in the stockings vmkids3 at msn dot com
  39. We do stockings for the whole family each year.
  40. Kelly Beam Brown says
    Of course we do stockings; that is one of the favorites things to open are the goodies inside!
  41. Lisa Garner says
    We do stocking for our children every year.
  42. I do them and most times do them for our close friends also.
  43. @lovinmomma88 says
    I do now, but didn't always used to :)
  44. Yes,we all have one even the pets -)!/Deb55106/status/141427798903500800
  45. Yes we do.. 6 all on our Mantel ..
  46. love these too cute of an idea for stocking stuffers
  47. We stopped doing stockings for adults the last couple of years or so I think. lnb1191(at)aol(dot)com
  48. Brittney House says
    When my kids were younger I made stockings but now that they are older, no.
  49. yes, stockings are fun
  50. Bobbi Kilbarger says
    This is our first Christmas in our own house so we're excited to start doing stockings for our 2 children.
  51. Yes, we love doing stockings at our house! My husband even built a wonderful "fireplace" so the kids have a place to hang them. :-) And the cool rule we have about stockings -- you can get into them as soon as you wake up on Christmas morning, no matter how early! It was a tradition from when I was growing up. :-)
  52. Helena Juarez says
    Of course we do stockings; that is one of the favorites things to open are the goodies inside! of course we do!! Yes, we do stocking stuffers.
  53. Ruthie Walker says
    Stockings are the best part of christmas!! Yes, we do stockings. We do stockings, even for pets. I think they are just as much fun as the presents.