Stocking Stuffers

stocking.jpgMy Mom reminded me today that stocking time is quickly approaching!

*Sidenote: I can’t wait to go home–that’s right folks, from the 19th of December until my birthday (turning the big 27 in 2008), you can find me in LeRoy, NY.*

In past years, we’ve brainstormed together to create a list of season’s best stocking stuffers. And since I’m a firm believer in the beneficiality of holiday rites, I say, “Let’s do it again, by Jove!”

The Ultimate Stocking of 2007

Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin (used paperback edition perfectly acceptable) ELVES HAVE ACCOUNTED FOR THIS ITEM!

Dried Cherries & Cranberries

Pentel Metal Tip 0.7mm Ball Black Ink Pens

A Simple Silver Necklace with a very small clasp, so that I can change the charms.

Variety of Exotic Spices

Heavy Duty Potato Masher new.gif

Black Nylon Socks are always a big hit, and a great filler!

Pencils with Erasers

Nutmeg Grater

Tweezers with plastic tips like Mom’s and Phoebe’s new.gif

Magazine Subscription that comes to me in Italy  (preferably Bon Appetit, Gourmet or Food & Wine) new.gif

A Cool Contact Lens Case

My Signature Perfume (I don’t know what that is yet…I love BVLGARI, but that’s my sister’s signature scent, so I can’t use that. I guess what I really need is: A book or guide of some sort on how to pick a perfume that’s right for you.

A Good Recent Family Photo (or perhaps we can arrange to take one…)

A Coupon to Go See or Rent Becoming Jane

An Insulated Lunch Bag

I need some serious fashion help, therefore: a book about dressing with style new.gif

Mouse Pad

One of those plastic clips that keeps your toothpaste near the top of the tube (Uncle Charlie had one on Nantucket)

A Pecan Pie

Dad’s French Toast (After stocking opening)

A Pumpkin Shaped Cookie Cutter

Travel jewelry case

A Turkey Dinner (Thanksgiving style. Okay, okay, obviously this is not going to easily fit into my stocking. Neither is the pecan pie. I’ll settle for eating them together at some time during the Christmas season).

What do YOU want in your stocking?!? Everyone who posts a comment detailing the contents of their Ultimate 2007 Stocking will be entered in a contest to win a Fabulous MoltenChocolate Prize!! Enter now!! The Elves are waiting…


  1. Carrie · December 3, 2007

    You’ll love Becoming Jane – you should be asking for the DVD! 😉

    Some contents for my stocking:
    – Zig markers for scrapbooking in many colors
    – OPI nail polish
    – Dangly silver earrings
    – Figs
    – Socks (agreed.. I always need them..)
    – Bracelet with a toggle clasp
    – Any peanut butter and chocolate candies
    – Becky Higgins’ scrapbooking layouts book (OK – I have become uber nerdy over the scrapbooking lately..)

    Fun times!! Hope you have a merry christmas. We’re flying to NY on the 19th too – will we both be at JFK at the same time??? LOL 🙂

  2. Mom · December 5, 2007

    I hope Santa brings some of that wonderful tomato paste in a tube. Those Italian elves are so clever!

  3. Carrie · December 5, 2007

    Oh yeah, that tomato paste is awesome… no wasting a whole can for one tablespoon!! We buy it from an Italian specialty store here. Maybe it’s cheaper directly from the Italian elves themselves??? 😉

  4. Bonnie · December 6, 2007

    I love stockings at christmastime! I think I like them even more than the presents under the tree. What a fun contest, Shiraz!
    My stocking would have…
    not those big oranges, but delicious little clementines
    dates (dried cherries are one of my favorite too) and walnuts
    fabuloso italiano cioccolato
    fun recipie cards or cooking gadget
    good, long winter book
    bottle of vino bianco or chianti
    tickets to the theatre or to visit my far away cousin in Italia for a cup of cappucino
    the promise of world peace or someway to contribute to it

    Thanks for the chance to dream, shiraz… See you in January?!

  5. Dawn · December 19, 2008

    This is fun Shira! I want in my stocking…

    Tickets to the Super Bowl (you said it didn’t have to be realistic)

    Bras and underwear (I HATE spending money on them)

    Obedience classes for the puppies

    A new “winter” lotion-I’ve been using vanilla two years in a row now

    Dried pinapple

    A snow tube to go sledding in

    I hope Santa is generous…I’ve been a really good girl this year! Have a wonderful time at home Shira 🙂

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