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#aSIMPLEchristmas :: stocking stuffer secrets {luna star naturals} :: giveaway

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Have yourself a Merry SIMPLE Christmas

Let’s chat about Christmas Stockings for a minute, ladies. Specifically those Stocking Stuffers!

To be transparent, stocking stuffers are never over the top in our house. Just some simple little goodies for the kids. But, if I don’t do my proper planning and add specific items to the shopping list, I find myself stuffing their stockings with cheap, junky things.

Here are our three SIMPLE Stocking Suffer must-haves for simple and fun stockings ::

1. Sweet Treats

Because we inevitably still have gobs of Halloween candy stashed in the kitchen cupboard, we tend to not focus much on sweets in the stockings. Instead, we add just one or two special holiday treats — a candy cane, little bag of chocolate kisses, or some cane in a cute Christmas-y tin.

2. Everyday Essentials

It’s amazing how happy a new pair of socks, mittens, or toothbrush make my kids! Stockings are a great opportunity to give a jazzed up version of those everyday essentials. A toothbrush they can personalize with stickers or plays some fun tunes while brushing. Sparkly hair accessories. Or socks featuring a favorite new character.

3. Something Special

pinkinaturali3Our stockings always include a fun new toy or trinket. For my son, cars and crayons are a hit! But, for my girls, especially my pre-teen, it becomes more tricky.

They would both love make-up or nail polish in their stockings but I know they’re still too young for traditional products. That’s why I love Luna Star Naturals!

No harmful or mystery ingredients, Luna Star Naturals offers high quality play makeup kits and polishes perfect for little girls! My girls especially love the PINKi Naturali nail polish.

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Designed for 2-3  day wear, the PINKi Naturali nail polish features Color ‘N Peel technology that allows you to remove the polish without the use of a chemical nail polish remover. This makes my mom-mid rest easier when they are asking to paint their nails every week. And, with PINKi Naturali polish available in a variety of fun colors, I can get pink and sparkles for my girly-girl Zoe (Denver and Indianapolis are her favorites — see below) and blue (Salem) or green (Saint Paul) for my “anything EXCEPT pink” Abbi. The smaller bottles also make it a lot esker for the girls to use the polish all on their own, which makes them feel so grown-up!

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What are your Stocking Stuffer secrets? Must-haves? Items to avoid? Special traditions?

A SIMPLE GIVEAWAY!

To help ease your Stocking Stuffer shopping, we’re giving away two bottles of Luna Star Naturals’ PINKi Naturali polish {winner’s choice of colors based on availability, est. value $17.98}. Winner can select from Nashville (Red), Denver (Hot Pink), Sacramento (Baby Pink Shimmer), Juneau (Pearly White), Montgomery (Peach), Salem (Metallic Blue), Augusta (Sunflower Yellow), Concord (Baby Purple), Hartford (Baby Violet), Indianapolis (Silver Sparkles), Saint Paul (Green), and Little Rock (Powder Blue). To enter, simply use the rafflecopter form below.
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  • Darlene Ysaguirre
    December 7, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    I try to fill my kids stockings with all their favorite sweets and treats.

  • Darlene Ysaguirre
    December 7, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    I think my daughter would love the Denver and the Concord.

  • Katie Bellamy
    December 7, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    My daughter would like Denver! Her favorite color!

  • 1955nurse
    December 7, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Everybody always gets a new, fun toothbrush (one that lights up, plays music, etc.) as well as lip balm & other small goodies that I find that are more personal. Like my Grandson loves Pokémon cards, my Grandaughter loves anything Hello, Kitty! 🙂

  • 1955nurse
    December 7, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    My Grandaughter would love the Salem, or Denver! Ty4 the chance….

  • laurie
    December 7, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    i usually put their favorite junk food in their stocking

  • Mandy Kauffman
    December 7, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    The Dollar Tree is THE place for stocking stuffers on the cheap for your little ones! I even found a bunch of Disney Frozen items this year! 🙂

  • Mandy Kauffman
    December 7, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    My youngest cousins would love Sacramento color. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  • Lisa L
    December 7, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    I think my daughter would like Montgomery, such a pretty peachy color!

  • trixx
    December 7, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Nashville would be a great Christmas-y color! My daughter would love it

  • Brandi Elam
    December 7, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    We do dollar spot at Target & Dollar tree for most stocking stuffers but we also try to put one higher dollar item in there as well, usually wrapped- a special necklace, a $15 gift card, etc.

  • Brandi Elam
    December 7, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    We like Salem.

  • Audra watts
    December 7, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I love the Hartford color

  • janetfaye
    December 7, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I use small toys and small packages of candy as stocking stuffers.

  • Diana Hatch
    December 7, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Sacramento looks fun

  • Renee Richardson
    December 7, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    My daughter would love to have Little Rock because that is where we live. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and Happy Holidays 🙂

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  • Darlene Owen
    December 7, 2014 at 11:40 am

    I like the Sacramento – Pinki Naturali Water-Based Nail Polish

  • megan Tilley
    December 7, 2014 at 11:19 am

    My daughter would love Indianapolis (Silver Sparkles), and Nashville.

  • Kimberly
    December 7, 2014 at 9:34 am

    I think she would like the Sacramento and Hartford colors the best.

  • rochelle johnson
    December 7, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Denver, hot pink would be the one my daughter would choose

  • saralynns2
    December 6, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Indianapolis and Little Rock sound like colors that would be loved 🙂

  • laurie
    December 6, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    i would like to try the Juneau color

  • Teri H
    December 4, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Stocking stuffer tip – Choose fruit instead of candy!

  • Teri H
    December 4, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Concord – Pinki Naturali Water-Based Nail Polish

  • Erin Lehman
    December 2, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Stocking stuffer secret = Target dollar aisle for the win!

  • Erin Lehman
    December 2, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Probably Denver and/or Little Rock.

  • Amber L.
    December 2, 2014 at 11:59 am

    I know my daughters would love the Indianapolis (Silver Sparkles)

  • Mary Dailey
    November 29, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    I find small bargains all year long to put in the stockings!

  • Mary Dailey
    November 29, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    My grandddaughters would love either pink or purple.

  • Marci
    November 29, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    My daughters would like the Indianapolis (Silver Sparkles),

  • Kristen
    November 28, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Sacramento

  • Jessica
    November 27, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    My daughter would love the Hartford color.

  • Amy B
    November 26, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    We’d love the Hartford and Nashville!

  • Misha Estrada
    November 26, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    My little girl would love Sacramento.

  • iamalighthouse
    November 26, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Definitely something bright, like the emerald!

  • janetfaye
    November 26, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I usually buy small packs of candy to use as stocking stuffers, or small toy items for my grandson.

  • rebecca day
    November 25, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    i would like would like baby purple.

  • Kelly F
    November 25, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Lottery tickets and little candies are the best for adult stockings! I like to add stickers and art supplies to my kiddos!

  • Kelly F
    November 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    My niece would love the Montgomery color! 🙂

  • Leela
    November 25, 2014 at 4:58 am

    Homemade cookies and candies.

  • Leela
    November 25, 2014 at 4:57 am

    The pink and purple.

  • Shakeia Rieux
    November 25, 2014 at 1:58 am

    My niece would like Sacramento and Little Rock

  • Anne Perry
    November 24, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    they would like the Salem

  • nannypanpan
    November 24, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    they’d like concord

  • Kim
    November 24, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    my tip– stickers!! so cheap but they love em

  • Kim
    November 24, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Denver!

  • D Schmidt
    November 24, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    They would love Sacramento (Baby Pink Shimmer) and Montgomery (Peach)

  • Keara B.
    November 24, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    My tip – I love putting $1 lotto scratch tickets in my hubby’s stocking for Christmas!

  • Keara B.
    November 24, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    My daughter would love Denver because she loves pink!

  • janetfaye
    November 24, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    My granddaughter would like baby purple.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Amanda Alvarado
    November 24, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    My daughter would love the Denver!

  • Patricia
    November 24, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Purple is her favorite.

  • melissaandkeith miller
    November 24, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    She would like Denver

  • Jaime
    November 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    PURPLE

  • Jeanna
    November 24, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    My daughter would like the Denver (Hot Pink).

  • Amanda Lea
    November 24, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I like to put lego minifigures as stocking stuffers

  • Amanda Lea
    November 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Sacramento

  • Jennifer Tilson
    November 24, 2014 at 11:41 am

    I like to put those mittens or gloves in stockings.

  • Jennifer Tilson
    November 24, 2014 at 11:28 am

    My daughter would love Denver. But, we do live near Nashville so maybe that’s the way to go.

  • Kimberly Bauer
    November 24, 2014 at 10:59 am

    My daughter would love the Sacramento

  • Adrianne B
    November 24, 2014 at 10:42 am

    She’d love Denver and Sacramento!

  • betsy
    November 24, 2014 at 10:35 am

    They love any pink color.

  • Samantha C.
    November 24, 2014 at 10:28 am

    My girl likes Denver color.