Do You Wrap the Gifts that go in the Stockings?

United States
December 23, 2006 11:51am CST
I wrap every little item that goes in the stockings. Some of the things I put in it are: gum, candy bars, deodorant, barrettes (for the girls), pencils, pens, lip balm, granola bars, Little Debbie snack cakes, Matchbox Cars, etc. Each little gift is a surprise. I have been doing this since the kids were babies. They are now doing the same.
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• United States
23 Dec 06
Yes, I always wrapped everything in the sock. But now we only have our furry cat children, so I just drop it into their socks, as I don't think that they will peek, do you? Hehehe.:)
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• United States
24 Dec 06
It depends on what you put inside Margieanne!
• United States
30 Dec 06
meow....treats and catnip.
@Khangura (924)
• Canada
23 Dec 06
no there unwrapped because they are still being covered by the stockings themseleves so there isnt much need to unless you really want to u can i guess.. i mean u gona wrap pencils,gums,candy bars seems odd but i guess peopl do it cuz they hav more freetime,etc
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• United States
24 Dec 06
They enjoy the surprise of unwrapping even the smallest gifts and finding what is inside.
• United States
23 Dec 06
The little presents also? No, if it comes in a box, it's already wrapped. Sometimes, a gift needs to be wrapped to hide it's identity. In that situation, I am apt to put a small item in a very big box, to give the illusion of size.
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• United States
24 Dec 06
I love to do that too! My kids get a kick out of it. I like to put things in oatmeal boxes, soap boxes, and other "fun" boxes.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
23 Dec 06
No my mom never did for us when i was growing up so thats why I dont do it. Plus I think its a waste of good wrapping paper.
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• United States
23 Dec 06
There is always enough small pieces of paper left over from the big stuff. Nothing goes to waste.
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
23 Dec 06
Well, thats just mean.lol. Just kidding. But I don't wrap everything that goes in the stockings. I have heard of people doing it though. I have a hard enough time wrapping the presents.lol
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• United States
23 Dec 06
When the kids were little, I allowed them to open their stocking gifts before I came downstairs. I made sure I had time for a little more rest. The individually wrapped fillers gave me at least 15 minutes more rest.
@tba123 (457)
• United States
29 Dec 06
We don't wrap the gifts that go in the stockings. We wrap every other gift though. By then I'm tired of wrapping gifts and think its just better for my daugther to just pull out the gifts from her stocking. Although she'd probably love it if her stocking stuffers where wrapped too, lol.
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@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
28 Dec 06
My bf and i had this discussion on christmas eve, because he was raised that his mom wrapped everything in the stocking and i was raised where we didn't have that because the stocking was something we could go to in the morning before my parents woke up.
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@Lushlie (572)
• United States
24 Dec 06
I don't wrap everything. I am putting a DVD in my husbands and I wrapped that. But I don't wrap any of the candy or lip gloss that is going in my daughters. I guess it just depends on what it is.
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• United States
24 Dec 06
No we do not wrap the gifts that go into the stockings Santa does. Just Kidding, No we dont we just put them in the way they are
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@clickerz (472)
• Philippines
24 Dec 06
We are not doing this in our family during christmas,maybe its fun if were having this every christmas when er are still young.Its fun.
@lizabeth (666)
• United States
24 Dec 06
I usually don't wrap the gifts for the stocking stuffers. But that is a great idea. I just might do that this year. Thanks!
@dagnarus (10)
• Canada
24 Dec 06
some gifts I wrap up like a dvd or something special, some I don't bother with because they are small, or just candy
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• India
24 Dec 06
Stockings still have a little room to fill? Our Gift Finder Service helps you unwrap their personality so you can wrap up the perfect gift based on their . No presents say they are from us, they are *all* from Santa and I even wrap the little gifts that go in the stocking. Santa also has very specific paper .
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@melanie652 (2525)
• United States
24 Dec 06
No, I've never wrapped the gifts that go in the stockings. I don't wrap the gifts that "Santa" brings either. We would leave those gifts out very late on Christmas Eve after kids are gone to bed or put them out Christmas morning before they're up. Our 2 oldest don't have their own families yet, so I'm not sure what they're doing now. The youngest is still at home and in college. I would assume when they have their own families someday they will probably do the same as I do since that's they grew up? :)
@nhtpscd (1418)
• Australia
24 Dec 06
I only wrap the special little suprises.
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• United States
23 Dec 06
It all goes back to personal prefrence. If you wrap stocking items, good. If you don't that is ok too. Stocking stuffers are a unique animal. If you have small children, you should, they will have more fun. Adults, don't need the wrap...
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@sexybabe (160)
• India
23 Dec 06
nope... don't do so!
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• United States
23 Dec 06
A Christmas Stocking Book - holiday reading
Stockings are our favorite thing. Oddly enough I don't usually wrap anything in them! I hate wrapping!! lol
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• United States
23 Dec 06
I never wrap anything that goes in the stockings.
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@kids91911 (4366)
• United States
23 Dec 06
I only wrap the gifts that go under the tree. I don't bother with the ones that go in the stockings.
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