We know that Santa fills "stockings hung by the chimney with care", but sometimes he gets a little help from us. Why is it ten times more difficult to figure out what to fill those stockings with, rather than the bigger presents under the tree? Here's some help.

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Thanks to "Better Homes and Gardens", here are some stocking stuffer ideas for kids:

"Coloring books or game books

Crayons, colored pencils, or markers

Diary or journal

Dolls or tiny teddy bears

Card games

Certificates to paint ceramics or make a bear

DVDs

Gift certificates

Handheld games

iPod shuffle

Jewelry

Miniatures (such as tea sets, doll furniture)

Mittens or gloves

Movie tickets

Oranges

Puzzles

Slippers

Snow globes

Sport cards

Stickers

Stationery or note cards

Theme park admission"

And, here are some stocking stuffer ideas from "Better Homes and Gardens" for adults:

"Address/date book

Spa items

Camera memory card

Candles

Card games

Cell phone or accessories

Chocolates and candy

Cookies

DVDs

Gift certificates

Golf balls or other hobby goodies

iPod case

Jewelry

Kitchen items, such as a spatula

Magazine subscription

Ornaments

Picture frame

Scarves and gloves

Snow globes

Socks/slippers

Stationery or note cards

Tickets to a concert or sports event

Two-dollar bill"