I am an overachieving gift giver. When it comes to the big gifts, anyway. I spend a lot of time thinking about and carefully planning what will go under the tree for each person on my list. But I always have a hard time with stocking stuffers. I’m not a fan of putting random little things in stockings if they’re not going to be used. It’s sort of goody bags at a birthday party. I don’t want to give â€” or receive â€” random plastic crap.
I’d rather stuff my family’s stockings with useful stuff, so I’ve been known to include soap, deodorant (yep!), edibles and similar items. When Walmart challenged me to find apparel gifts for at least 2 people for $20 or less, I figured that would be a great way to fill up my kids’ stockings. Except I have 4 kids â€” not two. So I challenged myself to find 4 gifts for the same amount.
Here’s what I found:
For my oldest stepson, Angry Birds boxer briefs at $6.84. Just because they’re funny. And I can’t wait to see the look on his face when he pulls underwear out of his stocking.
For the second boy, Batman slipper socks at $3.97. My stepson loves characters and dressing up, so I knew he’d get a kick out of these. Plus they’ll stop him from falling on out slippery floors.
For my youngest stepson, a cool t-shirt with a graphic print, just $2 on sale! He loves anything that will give him a little extra swag, so I knew this would be perfect for him.
And for my daughter, something that will make her squeal with joy, a Furby t-shirt for $6.97. She has begged and pleaded for a Furby for Christmas, and though I haven’t gotten one for her, I got her this tee in hopes that Santa will ;).
Before tax, my total was $19.78. After tax, $20.97. Not bad for some things that will go a long way toward filling their stockings, since they’ll take up a good bit of space.
There were lots of other options as well: t-shirts galore with every character you can imagine, winter hats, gloves, scarves, socks, undies and more. If I can’t figure out another way to round out their stockings, I’ll be back for more. Plus, my hubby always asks for underwear for Christmas 🙂
DISCLOSURE: I am a member of the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with beauty products to try as well as compensation for sharing these inexpensive apparel gift ideas with you. Participation is voluntary and, as usual, all opinions are my own.