10 under 10 stocking stuffers

You asked for it. You got it.

After reposting last year’s 50 Under 50 Favourite Things list, my friend Anna suggested a 10 Under 10 Stocking Stuffer list. Ok!

Here are ten awesome items, all under $10.00, for the little and big kids in your life:

Stocking Stuffers


Lego 8pcs Super Heroes figures ($7.18)

Shopkins – Season 3 – 5 Pack ($7.99)

Mud Puddle and other mini books by Robert Munsch ($1.99)

Nutcase Bicycle Bell ($9.50)

2-pac Dot Socks ($7.20)

Crayola 16 Pip Squeak Markers ($6.49)

Geo Form Diamond Shaped Wooden Puzzle ($10.00)

WinnWell Street Hockey Balls ($1.99 each)

MEC Newbie Kids Sunglasses ($10.00)

Star Wars Pez Dispensers ($3.36 each)

Big Kids

Rose Salve Lip Balm ($7.70)

Beer. A bottle fits nicely in a sock. This is my pick ($8.00)

MEC Turbo Red LED Light ($6.75)

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ($7.79)

Feed Nova Scotia – A New Kind of Light CD ($10.00)

Cocoa Camino Fair Trade Instant Hot Chocolate ($6.75)

e.l.f. Studio Matte Lip Color ($4.99)

HotHands Hand Warmers 10 Pair Value Pack ($7.99)

Made in the Maritimes Seaweed Soap ($7.50)

Nautical Letterpress Bookmark at Inkwell ($3.00)

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Oh, and don’t forget to add a clementine, toothbrush and lotto tickets in all the stockings!

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Our stockings are hung by the chimney with care!IMG_3997IMG_3998Mike and I made our stockings when we first moved in together … 12 years ago … and we’re still fighting over who’s better. My mom made David stocking – which is the better than both of our combined because it’s bigger and wool expands better than felt. My mom knit/felted these as well: IMG_3994IMG_3993 IMG_3995Happy stocking stuffing to all and to all a good night.

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all about castle

Lately I’ve seen a lot of CASTLE popping up on Pinterest and design blogs… and for good reason! If you are not sure what I’m talking about, check out their site and read what they’re all about:

“CASTLE loves having a bit of fun. We love color and whimsy. We love making accessible art and beautiful bedlinen. We love spots and fluro and grey and yellow and love hearts and flowers and paint and felt and everything that POPS around in our studio. If its fun we love it.”

I’ve been drooling over a few items and love the simplicity of their designs. Plus, felt is awesome. Here is what’s on my radar:


A. YEEHAH! Screen Print / B. Tutti Fruitti Linen Cushion Cover / C. Banana Linen Cushion Cover / D. Big Top 1 Screen Print / E. Hell Yeah Towel / F. Brett Acrylic and Metallic on Linen / G. Sunny Bag / H. Fluro Neutral Spot 3 Screen Print / I. Happy Place Towel / J. Tulip 2 Tea Towel / K. Green Stripe Pillowcase / L. Fluro Pink Spot Pillowcase / M. This Is Where The Fun Stuff Happens Felt and Linen / N. You’re So Very Very Pretty Felt and Linen / O. Big Party Hat Felt, Linen and Acetate / P. Ode to Zoe 4. Bananas Felt and Linen / Q. Be Colourful Felt and Linen / R. You Drive Me A Beautiful Crazy Felt and Linen (all images are from castleandthings.com.au)

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And speaking of felt, I have to share with you something super-special that my Aunt Maureen gave David when he was born. It’s called the Learning Book and each page was hand-sewn and embroidered on felt with buttons, velcro, sand paper, zippers, ropes and yarn attached – each page features a letter from the alphabet plus a learning tool. My aunt started making this book years ago but put it aside. David was the first born of the next generation, and scored the finished product. How amazing. xomeg