Christmas is right around the corner, and you know what that means – it’s time to start planning ahead and buying gifts. There are plenty of bug-themed gifts you can get for your family and friends of all ages, many of which make great stocking stuffers. Below is a list of five bug-themed gift ideas that you can stuff in your loved one’s stockings this Christmas season.
A staple of childhood is a simple sheet of stickers. If you shop around, you’ll find that there are many different bug stickers that you can buy for your little one. Whether you want something cute and cartoonish or creepy and realistic, there’s sure to be sets of bug stickers that will please everyone.
There’s the classic bug candy – gummy worms and other insects – and then there’s the candy which actually contains a bug within its center. Suckers containing insects such as crickets, beetles, and scorpions have long been popular among older children, and chocolate covered ants and grasshoppers are popular snacks in other countries. Bug candy is a fun gift if you’re looking for a novelty item or if you’re looking to broaden your child’s culinary experiences.
Glow-in-the-dark Bug Wall Clings
Glow-in-the-dark wall clings have been popular for quite the wall, and there are many different types to choose from. Insects are always popular for kids, since many kids are fascinated with bugs. After all, who doesn’t want a handful of creepy, crawly critters glowing on their bedroom wall at night?
Bug jewelry is a diverse gift option that can be given to both young and older children alike – and can also be a great stocking stuffer for adults, too. There are tons of gorgeous jewelry pieces featuring a variety of bugs set in acrylic, so you can pick from bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, and key chains. You might even want to pick a piece that glows in the dark, especially for the younger kids or someone who is prone to having a hard time locating her keys in her purse. If you don’t like the idea of jewelry featuring actual insects, then plastic bug jewelry, such as spider rings, are also available and would make a good stocking stuffer.
Plastic or stretchy bug toys always make excellent stocking stuffers, especially for younger kids. Children love playing with bugs, and toy versions of our insect friends gives them the option to explore the bug kingdom without actually getting down and dirty with real live insects. Bug toys are great gifts for toddlers and preschoolers – just make sure they’re big enough so that your child won’t choke should the toy happen to make its way to their mouth.
These are just a few ideas for stocking stuffers with a bug theme. There are tons of creative gift ideas that you can consider, especially if your child is fond of or fascinated with bugs. When you don’t know what to get your little one, you really can’t go wrong with bug-themed presents.
Chris is a blogger for Fox Pest Control a Virginia Beach based pest control company.