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Practical Stocking Stuffers for the Whole Family Giveaway!

The kids have made their lists and checked them twice; parents have begun shopping for gifts, putting up Christmas lights, and stocking up on items for entertaining.

There is only one item that I tend to forget… the stockings! While I’m focused on shopping for gifts under the tree, I tend to overlook the little surprises that can be found on Christmas morning in our stockings.

Sure, kids will love to find a small toy in their stockings, but they also need healthy, practical items too  – stocking stuffers that are both practical and affordable. Adults like to find little surprises too! From vanity cabinet must-haves to at-home beauty treatments, here are some tried-and-true products to include in your family’s stockings this year… PLUS you can win them all!

Batiste™ Dry Shampoo Lotus: With hints of Apple, Wildberry, Grape and Citrus, Batiste™ Dry Shampoo Lotus instantly refreshes your hair between washes by absorbing excess oil from the roots, leaving hair smelling fresh and clean for every and any occasion.

Nair Nourish Crème for Legs & Body with Grape Seed Oil & Nair Nourish Crème for Face with Grape Seed Oil: Nair™ Nourish™ Crème with grape seed oil and antioxidant rich Resveratrol provides a luxurious at-home hair removal experience that nourishes the skin. It’s like a spa treatment in the comfort of your own home.

Orajel Spider-Man and My Little Pony Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste and Manual Toothbrush: The perfect stocking stuffer for your children, and their smile! Thanks to these beloved classic characters brushing has never been more enjoyable for kids, and healthy holiday presents have never been easier!

Vitafusion Men’s and Women’s Complete Multivitamins: Be at your best through an exhausting month. Vitafusion™ Multivitamins will help ensure your body has the vitamins and nutrients it needs for a happy holiday season and a successful year ahead.

Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Bright & Strong Toothpaste and Battery-Powered Brush: This is the only toothpaste with Baking Soda, Fluoride and Liquid Calcium. The brush does more than just whiten – it removes 2X more plaque than a manual toothbrush. Use them together and everyone will want to know the secret behind your gorgeous smile.

Diovol Tablets: Enjoy and indulge this season. And stop heartburn and indigestion in its tracks! Diovol™ Tablets provide effective and quick relief of occasional digestive problems.

Ovol Regular Strength Chewables: Too much bubbly this season? Keep these chewables close by to help avoid unwanted hiccups at a holiday party.

RUB A535 Anti-Inflammatory Cream: Shovelling, sledding, and skating can be harsh on your muscles and joints. RUB A535™ Extra Strength Heat Cream is effective at soothing stiff, sore muscles, and sprains.

Trojan™ Chain Reaction™ Lubricant: Ignite your intense passion and watch sparks fly with delightfully unpredictable changing sensations. Trojan™ Chain Reaction™ Lubricant allows you to reach new heights of pleasure with a special blend of intensifiers that keep releasing a variety of sensations during use, providing a unique experience every time. Get ready to work up a sweat unlike any other because with this long-lasting lubricant, you won’t want it to end!

Gravol™ Ginger Lozenges: Don’t let a bumpy flight or long car ride ruin your holiday travel this season. Pack Gravol™ Ginger Lozenges to prevent nausea and vomiting.

OxiClean Stain Fighters & Arm & Hammer Baking Soda: The holidays can be a messy time of year, so share your secret of keeping things fresh, clean and stain-free with OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover and Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda.

What are your favourite practical stocking stuffers?


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Stocking Stuffers You’ll Actually Use

Ever wake up on Christmas morning only to realize you forgot to buy stocking stuffers? Stocking stuffers you’ll actually use? Those sad looking stockings hanging on the mantel are completely empty, so you scramble to find something to add last minute.

Little surprises can be just as fun as unwrapping gifts under the Christmas tree. I’m going to make it easier for you to fill those stockings with one of your family’s most trusted brands – stocking stuffers you’ll actually use.

I’m giving away a Healthy & Beauty Stocking Stuffers prize pack from Church & Dwight ($100 value)!

What’s in it? 

  • Arm & Hammer™ Spinbrush™ Truly Radiant™ Deep Clean Manual Toothbrush
  • Arm & Hammer™ Truly Radiant™ Rejuvenating Toothpaste
  • Arm & Hammer™ Kid’s Spinbrush™ My Little Pony™ Battery Brush
  •  Arm & Hammer™ Spinbrush™ Super Mario Bros™ Battery Brush
  • Nair™ Moroccan Argan Oil Face Wax
  • Batiste™ Blush Dry Shampoo
  • RUB A535™ Nighttime
  •  Gravol™ Natural Source Ginger Liquid Gels
  • Gravol™ Multi-symptom™
  • Vitafusion™ Men’s Complete Multivitamin
  • Vitafusion™ Women’s Complete Multivitamin


Health & Beauty Stocking Stuffers Giveaway

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Stocking Stuffers for Kids

Wondering what to put in your children’s stockings? While socks are always needed, a little something extra in the stocking is fun for the kids to find Christmas morning.

Here are some great stocking stuffer ideas for kids:

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Kre-O CityVille Population 2-Packs

Despicable Me 2 Battle Pods Minion and Pod



Play-Doh Treat Without the Sweet Holiday Pack

PLAY-DOH Grab ‘n Go Pack Assortment

LITTLEST PET SHOP Singles Assortment

Beyblade BeyBattle Tops Assortment

MARVEL Universe Movie Series 2″ Action Figure (styles may vary)

Available at most toy stores, Walmart and Target.

Mastermind Toys also has some adorable gifts under $10 that are perfect for stocking stuffers – they are usually located around the cash counter.

Merry Christmas!



Cute Books For Kids: Great Gift Ideas

by Danielle Christopher

Whether you are looking for a last-minute gift, stocking stuffer or new books to enjoy with your little ones, here are some great book gift ideas for kids and great gift ideas from Raincoast Books:

My Little Stocking by Sara Gillingham

The fuzzy little elf may have left surprises in this little stocking. This book is perfect in the lead up to Christmas morning or any playtime fun.  A cute book for kids!

A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel

We were new to the series of Bad Kitty when Raincoast Books sent us this book to review.  Within the first few pages we were howling with laughter. My five-year-old said the kitty reminded her of Mittens from the movie Bolt.

When the greedy Kitty doesn’t get all the presents she wants for Christmas, she takes off through town and through three complete alphabets. When she meets a new friend just as an old one catches her, she starts to learn the true meaning of Christmas.

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Press Here by Herve Tullet

Press Here is a fun read that involves color connecting with fine motor skills. The power of imagination is at the guidance of the yellow dot.

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It’s a Little Book by Lane Smith

The companion to It’s a Book is now in diapers! An inquiring little donkey asks his friend many questions about the thick square.

My favorite question was, “Is it for emailing?”. That had my youngster asking her own questions about the book.  This is a great book to encourage children to ask questions to learn.

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One Love adapted by Cedella Marley. Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

The classic song of hope’s writer, bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer-musician is the basis of this beautiful book. Adapted by his oldest child, the positive message will be passed on to the next generation. It is amazing what can happen when we all get together with one love in our hearts.

I went to bed with the song still in my head.

My Little Sweetheart by Sara Gillingham

This brightly illustrated board book poses the question – who loves baby? From the adorable artwork to the fuzzy finger puppet, this story is one of my pre-schooler’s favorite at bedtime.

It is a challenge to find what book is the one for kids. The fun is trial and error. Some books get read many times a week (or day.) And some books sit on the shelf.

Kids love to be exposed to the wonder in books. Reading to them daily helps. Going to the library, the bookstore and having books at home is a great gift of your time.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. Please feel free to leave a comment on your recommendation for kids’ books. We would love to hear them.

Danielle Christopher is a stay-at-home mom of two daughters, ages one and three.  She blogs for The Momoir Project and writes book reviews for Women’s Post.  Her teen story is in the collection “Parent/Teen Stories: Without Judgement”.  She lives with her husband of seventeen years and her girls in Langley, B.C..   Follow her on Twitter.