Stocking Stuffer Inspiration

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When I was growing up, our Christmas morning consisted of a mad dash for presents coupled with a breakfast of See’s candy. My dad always bought my mom a box for Christmas. And she was kind enough to share. Now that we’re adults, Grampa Jack gives each family its own box.

Nuts and Chews, in case you were wondering.

While I love me some See’s candy, it’s not really the breakfast I want my kids to have. Several years ago, I started including items in their stockings that were special food items that would make for a healthy better-than-candy breakfast. Some things I’ve included in the past have been clementines, apples, granola bars, juice boxes, fruit leathers, dried cranberries or raisins, and mini boxes of cereal.

The kids are free to eat whatever is in their stockings as the morning progresses. I still make a “real breakfast,” but it’s fun for them to have these little snacks first thing.

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  1. That is a great idea!!! I force my hubby and son to sit down and eat breakfast (cinnamon buns usually) before we open any presents and my hubby has never fully enjoyed that idea maybe I'll try out yours.

  2. I think this is a great idea! And I've heard so many people say they want non-candy stocking stuffers for just this reason — they just don't want to fill their kids up with so much junk food.

  3. you are a genius! Did I spell that right? I always knew you were SMART, but you never cease to amaze me! Great idea!!!! And I don't even have kids, but I do make a stocking for the four-legged kids!

  4. great idea… I will be using this idea this Christmas!