There are lots of advent calendar ideas out there for kids, but what about our spouses? I like to try and make the effort to create a tradition just for my husband (see my post Christmas Traditions for you and Your Spouse).
Because I tend to overthink what I should do for the kids, and underthink what I should do for my husband at Christmas time, I decided to do an Advent calendar for him this year. As I thought through different ways of going about it, I decided fishnet stockings would only be appropriate. This can be used for an advent calendar, the 12 days of Christmas, or just as a creative stocking on Christmas morning.
You can put them in little party favor boxes (I did a mixture of square, present, and cylinder), or if you have a Silhouette CAMEO you can make your own. You can also wrap items and stuff them in that way too.
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You can hang the fishnet advent calendar, hide it in his sock drawer, or send it off with him to work! Whichever works best for you and what you decided to include in it! I always like watching him open gifts, so I'm hanging his in our room away from the kids. You can fill each box with fun coupons or activities that he can redeem later, or you can fill them with fun treats, or some stocking stuffer ideas from below.
All you do is stuff each gift into the stocking, and tie a ribbon in between each one! Super easy.
Seasonal Stocking Stuffers:
Gourmet Hot Cocoa (“Baby it's Cold Outside”)
Tin of Coal Gum (Gonna Find Out Who's Naughty or Nice!)
Candy Cane Kisses (“Merry Kissmas”)
Grow Your Own Christmas Tree (“Oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas tree!”)
Practical Stocking Stuffers
Cologne or hair product
Scalp Massager. This won't fit in a gift box, but for about $1, These things are so cheap, yet so amazing
Chapstick or even better, Fire & Ice Kiss Stix (“I saw mommy Kissing Santa Clause”)
Farkle (our favorite family game)
Would You Rather. A fun game to play together in when driving in the car.
Funny Stocking Stuffers
Wiener Cleaner (gag gift)
Pro Thumb Wrestling
Mini bottle of Martinelli Sparkling Cider (I found some at the Dollar Tree)
WANT ANOTHER FUN IDEA? This is a really fun post about fun ways to exchange stockings with your spouse each year (including a bunch of fun “themes”): Creative Ways to Exchange Christmas Stockings With Your Spouse