Much like the yearly tradition of decorating a Christmas tree or tacking a sprig of mistletoe overhead, hanging stockings by the fireplace signals the Christmas season has arrived. The stocking tradition is thought to stem from a legend about St. Nicholas, a Greek bishop who lived during the third century and was known for his fondness of children. According to one story about the man, also admired for his devotion to those in need, St. Nick helped three poor daughters without dowries by throwing bags of gold through a window in their home. The bags just happened to land in their stockings or shoes that were drying by the fire.
While most children won't wake up to find gold in their stockings this holiday season, many will find treats and presents instead. In this article, we will explore five traditional stocking stuffers. First, let's look at stocking stuffers that are sure to cure anyone's sweet tooth.