Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Stocking stuffers for all

The much anticipated week has finally come, the week of Christmas! The decorations are hung and plans are in full swing. The stocking stuffers are often times the gifts that are an after thought. This year we have three item ideas for different ages and genders to enjoy. What are your go to stocking stuffers?

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For kids

Chalk, legos or card games. Any of these options will be fun items for kids to play with alone or with other kids!

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For men

Grill tools, action movies or headphones. These gifts are great and cover a variety of interests!

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For women

Socks, nail polish and lipstick. These small items have a great mix of beauty and comfort!

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Hope you are feeling inspired, enjoy your stocking stuffer shopping!

Three Tasty Christmas Drinks

Experiment with new drinks this holiday!

There are so many seasonal drinks to try. Below are recipes of 3 I’ve been wanting to try out! I find myself sticking to the traditional cocoa too often. Even though there is something so fun about trying a new recipe, having success with it and getting to share it with others!  What are your favorite drinks to make or buy this time of year?

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Candy Cane Cocoa

4 cups milk

3 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped

4 peppermint candy canes, crushed

1 cup whipped cream

4 small peppermint candy canes

In a saucepan, heat milk until hot, but not boiling. Whisk in the chocolate and the crushed peppermint candies until melted and smooth. Pour hot cocoa into four mugs, and garnish with whipped cream. Serve each with a candy cane stirring stick.

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Eggnog

3 eggs, lightly beaten

1/3 cup white sugar

Salt to taste

2 1/2 cups milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 pinch ground nutmeg

In a heavy saucepan, combine eggs, white sugar, and salt; gradually stir in milk. Stirring constantly, cook for 10 to 15 minutes over medium heat, until mixture just coats a metal spoon. Remove from heat, and stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Place saucepan over ice water until custard cools, and then refrigerate until chilled.

In a chilled bowl, combine heavy cream, confectioners’ sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat until stiff peaks form. Stir in rum and yellow food coloring. Fold whipped cream mixture into the cooled custard. Pour into serving bowl, and sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve immediately.

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Peppermint Martini

5 fluid ounces vanilla-flavored vodka

2 fluid ounces white creme de menthe

1/2 fluid ounce peppermint schnapps

Fill a cocktail shake with ice. Pour vodka, creme de menthe, and peppermint schnapps over the ice. Cover cocktail shaker and shake; strain into a martini glass.

Comment any of your favorite recipes to try, we’d love to hear!

 

25 Christmas activities Part 2

 Final 15 Christmas activity ideas

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As promised, here are are the final 15 activities to do throughout the season. What is your favorite activity to do with your family?

 

11.Write a letter to santa

12.Read a Christmas book

13.Do a Christmas craft as a family

14.Send out Christmas cards

15.Decorate a tree

16.Start a holiday card photo album

17.Do research on holiday traditions around the world and choose one to add to family traditions

18.Go see the Nutcracker

19.Have random acts of kindness days

20.Go to a holiday parade

21.Bake cookies

22.Build a snowman

23.Do a Christmas puzzle

24.Write a Christmas poem

25.Make paper snowflakes

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