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Fitting Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Posted: Monday, November 24, 2003

(NAPSA)-The old adage is true: "You can't fit a square peg in a round hole." The same can be said when stuffing holiday stockings. With the average stocking measuring just seven inches in diameter, some gift items simply don't fit. But don't get discouraged. Consider these items that will fit in stockings and within loved ones' wish lists.

Picture Perfect

The disposable camera has become a convenient and affordable way to capture memorable moments. Measuring about three inches around, disposable cameras are ideal for kids who want to experiment with photography, or for adults hoping to document the holiday celebration.

For a Snowy Day

No matter the size of the stocking, movie tickets make a great stuffer item. A trip to the theater isn't complete without soda and popcorn, so pair the tickets with a gift certificate to the concession stand.

Keep in Touch

Prepaid phone cards are the ideal gift idea for just about anybody-college students, travelers, teens or far-away friends and relatives. Sprint sells cards in denominations of 30 to 250 minutes, and these cards are small enough to fit in a standard-size wallet. Another great item and a safe way to stay in touch is with wireless accessories. Stuff your loved ones' stockings with a hands-free wireless phone kit or car mount, and keep them safe all year long.

Tick Tock

Give the gift of time by enclosing a watch. Novelty watches are good for kids with a favorite cartoon character or action hero, and can be a unique gift for adults. Because of the wide selection and price range, watches can be a very practical or sentimental gift.

Sweet Tooth

Candy and chocolate are a big hit with adults and children. With some extra planning, you can include a personal touch with homemade cookies, toffee or caramels.

Mind Benders

Small hand-held mind games are fun gifts that provide hours of mind-bending entertainment. Plus, they keep travelers occupied during long car rides or flights. Electronic versions of old board game favorites also can be a fun gift among young and old alike.



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