5 Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

If you are heading out shopping this weekend and still need a few stocking stuffers, we have some ideas for you! Below are some products we have recently tried and reviewed or have used in the past. From techie stuff to kids toys, there are last minute stocking stuffers for nearly everyone in the family!

1. Shredz. We got our first snow the other day and our boys have been outside playing with their new Shredz action figures and accessories. The boys really like them! The photos speak for themselves.

2. Eco.Ditty. Eco.Ditty is a company that offers eco-friendly, organic cotton, reusable sandwich and snack bags.

3. Fruit. My mom use to always put a huge apple and orange in our stockings. We never saw that size of fruit any other time of the year.

4. Love’s Christmas Journey DVD. We won this movie in a drawing or something and received it this week. Planning on watching it this weekend or sometime over Christmas.

5. PlayMG. PlayMG is a portable mobile gaming device. It is very cool. So cool that my husband and I have enjoyed playing NBA Jam. ;) If you knew us, you’d know that we both love basketball both watching and playing, but don’t do much of either anymore. Though PlayMG is a pricier item for a stocking stuffer, it is the size of a perfect last minute stocking stuffer, especially if you are stuck in what to get a special someone. No need to buy extra equipment, as it uses a standard cell phone charger to charge. Accessories can be purchased separately, like a case, charger etc.

We have really been enjoying learning to us our PlayMG, but I wouldn’t say it hasn’t been as user friendly as I would like. It took me an email and a couple calls to support and I still cannot get the internet to work even though my WiFi says it is connected. I have to call them again after Christmas. The game has frozen on us a couple of times causing us to reset it by pressing the brightness and volume down buttons, which I need to ask about. Support has been great though.


There were a couple of cards like this and that was the extent of instructions. :( It came beautifully packaged though in a nice box that slide out like a drawer. Too bad my children sort of wrecked ours already or I could show you how nice it was.

I will say that so far the PlayMG has been a motivator for my boys (9 and nearly 11) to do their chores, so it is working in the sense that I want it too. I like that it is portable and needs no other service other than WiFi and it will work with our NetZero device. I also like that we can use the Bill My Parents card. I added $20 to it and Bill My Parents added another $10, so I can use that as an extra incentive for chores. OR if certain individuals are not complying then I can say I get to spend the money instead. Hoping I don’t have to resort to that but if I have to play hard ball I will!

The Bill My Parents card works like a debit card but teens cannot overspend if there is no money on the card. Parents can be notified via email of purchases etc., but they will not be able to get a report of websites visited or what their kids watched. That’s a downfall, if you ask me. I like that it’s a debit card. Now that my girls are getting older, it will be a useful tool to use to educate them about responsible credit card use.

Overall, we like PlayMG, I just wish more instructions came with the device on how to get everything set up -email, internet etc. This is a great device that gets my children OFF my iPhone and onto THEIR games without expensive cell phone charges or contracts.

Have fun with any last minute shopping, visiting or preparing you have to do this weekend!

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35 comments

  1. Jennifer says:

    these are some great gifts. Looks like your kids had fun with those snowboarders, lol

  2. Yeah, it looks like they tired themselves out from that last photo, doesn’t it? That’s why I included it! ;)

  3. Leila says:

    Thanks for the ideas! This year, the kids’ stocking stuffers are going to be fabric crayon rolls from a work at home mom with new crayons and coloring books!

  4. Staci says:

    Great ideas. We actually have the MG… but they saw it come in the mail so we had to give it to them already. ;)

  5. Yeah, I had mine hidden and then got an email saying they wanted something posted for the 21st so there went that surprise! Oh well.

  6. Darcy says:

    Those little snowboarders are neat! There aren’t enough winter outside toys :)

  7. They are Darcy and the boys love them. I forgot to mention that one somehow got ripped in two…haven’t figured out who or how yet though and probably won’t.

  8. mel says:

    Those look like some great gift ideas! I never heard of MG before but it looks like something my kids would like too!

  9. If I had of thought of it or was in vlogging mode, I would have taken a quick video of one of the children or my husband playing one of the MG games.

  10. Kathleen says:

    These are definitely some great stocking stuffer ideas.

  11. Sheri says:

    My boys would love the Shredz.

  12. Colleen says:

    PlayMG definitely a present vs a stocking stuffer I”m giving one to my nephew.

  13. Lolo says:

    Those snack packs are great to have.

  14. I can think of a few peoople those would be perfect for

  15. Billie says:

    Great ideas, Jake got the MG for his birthday and loves it.

  16. Stefani says:

    These are some great ideas!

  17. Those are some wonderful gift ideas!

  18. The kids are having too much fun.

  19. Marcie W. says:

    Wonderful ideas! I usually do most of our stocking stuffers in the dollar section, but this year I found a lot of great deals.

  20. Those look like some great stocking stuffers.

  21. What great stocking stuffer ideas! And YAY for a snowy Christmas!

  22. HilLesha says:

    Wonderful ideas!

  23. Maryann says:

    I over stuffed our stockings this year. Ended up wrapping some stuff!

  24. Such great ideas! I haven’t seen the snowboard figures before, I bet my little boys would love those! Shawn White is a huge hit in my house!

  25. Toni says:

    Great ideas!!!

  26. Mom Foodie says:

    Love the suggestions.

  27. Jenn says:

    Play MG looks fun!

  28. My mom used to get oranges in their socks growing up – it was a big treat bc they were so expensive.

  29. My parents always put an orange in my stocking too!

  30. Love that little Eco Ditty!

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