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YMM Parent Stocking Stuffers

By on November 25, 2020 0 338 Views

The Christmas stocking – it’s a tradition that is said to originate from the life of Saint Nicholas. In some earliest Christmas stories, empty socks filled with toys were the only gifts children received from Santa Claus. Today, these holiday traditions continue and are one of the most favoured things to open on Christmas morning.

We’ve put together a top-five list of local must-haves found in YMM’s home-based business industry. From hot chocolate bombs to holiday ornaments, there are so many creative and crafty ways to fill up your loved ones’ Christmas stockings for mom, dad, the kids and furbabies!

Customized Glass Bulbs

Handmade-personalized bulbs are the perfect way to create family traditions, and Krystle’s Kreations offers a variety of designs and colours with feathers and glitter to make your holiday tree sparkle. (Glass bulbs from Krystle’s Kreations: $8 to $15 each. Order on the Krystle’s Kreations Facebook page.)

Hot Chocolate Bombs

When you pour hot milk over these chocolate bombs, they melt and release a delicious explosion of marshmallow and chocolate goodness. Children of all ages will enjoy the entertainment from this unique treat. (Hot chocolate bombs from L’Bomb Treat’s Fort McMurray. Available in various flavours: Small $4, Large $5; Order on the L’Bomb Treat’s Facebook page or email lsbombtreats@hotmail.com)

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Homemade Wood Ornaments

Humorously 2020-themed and authentic homemade wood ornaments will be a great accent to add to your family’s Christmas tree keepsakes. Kingwood Décor & Design offers wood signs, décor and more created from maple, walnut, birch and pine. (Wood ornaments from Kingwood Decor & Design: $10 each. Order online at www.kingwooddecor.ca)

Saltwater Blossoms

Inspired by the elegance of florals and glitter, Saltwater Blossoms is a new, local home-based biz with epoxy resin designs featuring tealight holders, cone ring holders, coasters and more. (Prices vary for each design ranging from $10 to $45; Order on the Saltwater Blossoms Facebook page.)

Pup Slip-on Bandana

Little Bear Wear has a holiday line of pup slip on bandanas to give to your furry family members. This home-based business offers a variety of durable products including dog and kitty collars. (Pup Slip on Bandana: $16 each. Order on the Little Bear Wear’s website at www.littlebearspetportraits.ca)

Win A Shop Local Stocking!

Tell us your favourite local shop for a chance to Win A Shop Local Stocking! It’s packed with items from our top-five list of local must-haves found in YMM’s home-based business industry + some additional YMM Mag Swag, all carefully placed in a beautiful stocking purchased from the Heritage Village Christmas Store.

To enter: tell us your favourite local shop by sending an email to Your McMurray Magazine at dawn@balsom.ca. Must be a resident of the Wood Buffalo region to enter.

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YMM Parent Team is a collaboration of authors and contributors from in and around Fort McMurray.