Stocking Stuffers + Holiday 2020 Fun Ideas

Hi Friends! Los Angeles announced a new series of public health restrictions this week, limiting and closing many non-essential businesses. Playgrounds are closed again, along with the Zoo, outdoor dining (it's in the 70s here) and numerous other establishments. Schools haven't been open at all this school year, so we aren't effected by that. But I know other families, in other parts of the world have kids learning from home that were previously attending in-person.

We are planning to spend the holidays with just our family of 4 (my dog is of course included) which will be strangely different. While I feel extremely grateful that we are healthy and that we can take walks and "play" in our yard thanks to the weather, it has been stressful for me to make this holiday season just as special for my 5 year old who says "Christmas is her favorite holiday". So I wanted to share some things we have done or are planning to do with her to help celebrate the holidays, and make things feel as "normal" as possible.

1. We brought back her Elf on the Shelf which is a huge hit. (also grabbed this Elf on the Shelf stocking stuffer for her here, under $5)

2. We decorated our tree together.

3. We got ice cream to go, and drove around seeing all the beautiful holiday decorations.

4. We got this gingerbread house kit here that we will make as a family.

5. We will bake and decorate sugar cookies and give them out to neighbors.

6. Santa will be driving down our street on Friday, and we are planning to make pizza bagels while we wait outside on blankets to see him.

7. We read Christmas books every night before bed. (these are some of her favorites this year: here, here and here)

8. I purchased some cute Christmas clothes (this top here and here), holiday headbands (got her this one here and here) and socks (these are the ones I got her here, also love this pair here and here; and would make a great stocking stuffer) for her all from Target, which she's been wearing on repeat.

9. We will have a "wrapping party" to wrap our gifts. She picked out our wrapping paper this year.

10. We have 2 advent calendars for her and one for our dog (found it at Trader Joe's), that she loves opening each day.

11. She had a lot of fun looking through toy catalogs, cutting out items on her list and making a collage that we hung in her room.

12. We will go on a holiday scavenger hunt in our neighborhood. (we did this for Halloween and it was a big hit) (this is the one we are doing here)

13. We made holiday dog treats using Christmas cookie cutters for our dog. (used this easy and healthy 3 ingredient recipe here)

14. We will make our Santa List and "mail" it to The North Pole.

15. I picked up some cute ornaments for her to paint from Michaels and give as gifts. (this one here, here, and here) (they have so many great holiday crafts for kids to keep them busy and they make great gifts for family members, all on sale here)

16. Tonight we are going to make hot cocoa, build a fort and watch a Christmas movie.

If you have other ways you are making the holidays special this year, I would love to hear!

In to today's post, I'm rounding up my favorite picks for stocking stuffers in my 4th 2020 Holiday Gift Guide. I've once again broken it down into 3 "mini guides": For Her, For Him and For Kids. See my previous 2020 Holiday Gift Guides "For Her" here, "For Him" here, and "For Kids" here, where almost everything is under $100.

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1. slip silk silver pillowcase 25% off, in queen or king size, also comes in white, pink, caramel and black

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1. Happy Socks snowflake socks 25% off

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1. Melissa & Doug scratch art mini notes

2. Portable wireless bluetooth mini speaker under $20, also comes in black, red, blue and pink

3. Smackers shimmer Disney princess compact under $10, also a Frozen set here

4. Santa Claus Go Fish card game

5. "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" paperback book

7. Holiday Reindeer Popper also comes as a snowman here

8. Nature Sand dinosaur fossil dig

9. Reindeer farts cotton candy also comes in unicorn here

5. Selfie ring light on sale, under $20

6. 10 ft 20 LED photo clips string lights under $10

10. Christmas Fun Mad Libs


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