This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Food Lion. All opinions are 100% mine.
For as long as I can remember I have always loved holiday gift shopping. There is just something so fun about choosing the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. It is like a scavenger hunt to find the perfect gift that your loved one will enjoy and that shows that you truly care.
No matter what age you are shopping for, it’s always fun to find fun stocking stuffer ideas and unique presents for the ones we love.
Every year the adults in my family exchange holiday stockings instead of big gifts. This is to help keep the price reasonable for everyone, but also makes it that much more fun to come up with ideas for each other than can fit into a stocking! Trust me when I say we have come up with some pretty creative things to stuff down in there!
At Thanksgiving dinner we all put our names into a bowl and draw out who our stocking will be meant for – similar to Secret Santa! We do our best to keep it a surprise, but I have to admit trying to figure out who everyone has before the big day comes is half of the fun. No matter who I have been paired with I have always enjoyed coming up with gifts that are small enough to fit but will bring some big smiles.
This year, I’m adding even more fun to our holiday plans. I recently read a holiday post on the Food Lion blog that gave me an idea about how my kids could join in the fun as well.
The blog post, “Stocking Stuffers Under $10”, had lots of really great ideas for small holiday gifts. They’re all divided by who the gift recipient is – gifts for teens, gift ideas for dad, etc. I saw so many little gift ideas that I know my kids would like that I decided to let them have some fun with stocking stuffers this year. I’ve asked some of the parents of my kids’ friends to join in and we’re doing a stocking swap this year. So fun!
Each of the kids will fill an inexpensive stocking with small gifts, toys, and treats. They’ll get together in small groups – younger daughter’s school friends, son’s baseball team, older daughter’s soccer team – and exchange the gifts in a white elephant/gift swap circle.
I shared the Food Lion post to give the families ideas to get them started on the stockings and can’t wait to see how it goes. The kids are looking forward to putting their stockings together every bit as much as they’re looking forward to receiving them at the parties.
There are a lot of awesome posts on the blog so be sure to check them out for décor, entertaining, and gift-giving ideas this holiday season! Food Lion always has great resources for celebrations, holidays, and special events with family and friends. I love being able to find the perfect recipe, décor inspiration, or party theme from their blog to help elevate and spice up our events and traditions.
Food Lion is more than just the grocery store that offers easy, fresh and affordable food that nourishes my family. It’s an authentic and true member of the community – from the friendly employees and great prices to fun and festive ways to enjoy our days with friends and family.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! Be sure to check out the Food Lion blog for lots of great recipes and holiday inspiration.
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