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Christmas stocking ideas for your first Christmas together

Stockings Ideas for your First Christmas Together

- posted by EmmaLee Woodland

It's that time of year again! The cold weather that just blew in means it's time for hot cocoa and spiced cider, and it's time to gather the family for some fun.

We've had several of our staff get married this year, including Jerica from the web store whose wedding is tomorrow! We're so happy for her!

Starting a new family is so exciting. If this is your first Christmas together, we want help you out with your Christmas stockings.

Matching or Individual?

It's up to you whether your family chooses a different style of Christmas stocking on the fireplace for each person in the family, or if your family decides on matching stockings. If you're matching stockings, you can tuck a couple extra away for children or in-laws yet to come!

Looking to start a new family tradition? I love what the Blalock family did with their stockings. Lisa Blalock ordered several of our Wrangler denim Christmas stockings, and take a look at what she did with them!

Lisa & Lainey Blalock embroidered their Wrangler Christmas stockings

"We had these same stockings when I was younger and they were misplaced," she shared with us. "We were thrilled to be able to find the same ones and get our names on them! We can't thank you guys enough!"

What a precious idea! Additionally, you can embroider more names as your family grows.

Traditional or Personality?

Here at Smith and Edwards, we have stockings to fit all personalities. Whether your family is freedom-loving military supporters or you have a hard-working honey who wears Carhartt, we've got you covered. You'll also find lovely embroidered burlap & felt Christmas decorations if you decorate your home in a more rustic or traditional style.

Military Camo & real Carhartt Christmas stockingsTraditional Christmas stockings

You'll even find stockings to help count down the days to Christmas!

Count down to Christmas with this Advent Calendar stocking!

We guarantee there will be something for everyone at Smith and Edwards. And of course, you'll find plenty of stocking stuffers for everybody on your list! Visit Smith & Edwards online to start your shopping. Click here to see the Wrangler & Carhartt Christmas stockings.

Santa Claus will be at Smith & Edwards Saturdays in December in 2013!

Santa Claus at Smith & Edwards!

- posted by Rose - Smith & Edwards

Santa Claus will be at Smith & Edwards Saturdays in December in 2013!Just off exit 351 on I-15, back in the Camping section of the Sporting Goods department at Smith & Edwards, is where you'll find Old St. Nick!

Bring your kids to visit Santa at Smith & Edwards for their last chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas. He knows who's been naughty and who's been nice! Your kids will love getting to sit on Santa's lap.

Santa will be at Smith & Edwards from 12-4pm the following dates: November 28 & 29; December 6, 13, 20, 23. Your kids will love getting to sit on Santa's lap!

See photos on our Facebook page: Santa at Smith & Edwards

Santa Claus will be at Smith & Edwards Saturdays in December in 2013!

Santa Claus at Smith & Edwards!

- posted by Rose - Smith & Edwards

Santa Claus will be at Smith & Edwards Saturdays in December in 2013!Just off exit 351 on I-15, back in the Camping section of the Sporting Goods department at Smith & Edwards, is where you'll find Old St. Nick!

Bring your kids to visit Santa at Smith & Edwards for their last chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas. He knows who's been naughty and who's been nice! Your kids will love getting to sit on Santa's lap.

Santa will be at Smith & Edwards from 12-4pm the following dates: November 28 & 29; December 6, 13, 20, 23. Your kids will love getting to sit on Santa's lap!

See photos on our Facebook page: Santa at Smith & Edwards

Santa Claus will be at Smith & Edwards Saturdays in December in 2013!

Santa Claus at Smith & Edwards!

- posted by Rose - Smith & Edwards

Santa Claus will be at Smith & Edwards Saturdays in December in 2013!Just off exit 351 on I-15, back in the Camping section of the Sporting Goods department at Smith & Edwards, is where you'll find Old St. Nick!

Bring your kids to visit Santa at Smith & Edwards for their last chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas. He knows who's been naughty and who's been nice! Your kids will love getting to sit on Santa's lap.

Santa will be at Smith & Edwards from 12-4pm the following dates: November 28 & 29; December 6, 13, 20, 23. Your kids will love getting to sit on Santa's lap!

See photos on our Facebook page: Santa at Smith & Edwards

Santa Claus will be at Smith & Edwards Saturdays in December in 2013!

Santa Claus at Smith & Edwards!

- posted by Rose - Smith & Edwards

Santa Claus will be at Smith & Edwards Saturdays in December in 2013!Just off exit 351 on I-15, back in the Camping section of the Sporting Goods department at Smith & Edwards, is where you'll find Old St. Nick!

Bring your kids to visit Santa at Smith & Edwards for their last chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas. He knows who's been naughty and who's been nice! Your kids will love getting to sit on Santa's lap.

Santa will be at Smith & Edwards from 12-4pm the following dates: November 28 & 29; December 6, 13, 20, 23. Your kids will love getting to sit on Santa's lap!

See photos on our Facebook page: Santa at Smith & Edwards

Santa Claus will be at Smith & Edwards Saturdays in December in 2013!

Santa Claus at Smith & Edwards!

- posted by Rose - Smith & Edwards

Santa Claus will be at Smith & Edwards Saturdays in December in 2013!Just off exit 351 on I-15, back in the Camping section of the Sporting Goods department at Smith & Edwards, is where you'll find Old St. Nick!

Bring your kids to visit Santa at Smith & Edwards for their last chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas. He knows who's been naughty and who's been nice! Your kids will love getting to sit on Santa's lap.

Santa will be at Smith & Edwards from 12-4pm the following dates: November 28 & 29; December 6, 13, 20, 23. Your kids will love getting to sit on Santa's lap!

See photos on our Facebook page: Santa at Smith & Edwards

Santa Claus will be at Smith & Edwards Saturdays in December in 2013!

Santa Claus at Smith & Edwards!

- posted by Rose Marion

Santa Claus will be at Smith & Edwards Saturdays in December in 2013!Just off I-15, back in the Camping section of the Sporting Goods department at Smith & Edwards, is where you'll find Old St. Nick!

Bring your kids to visit Santa at Smith & Edwards for their last chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas. He knows who's been naughty and who's been nice! Your kids will love getting to sit on Santa's lap.

Santa will be at Smith & Edwards from 12-4pm the following dates: November 28 & 29; December 6, 13, 20, 23, 24. Your kids will love getting to sit on Santa's lap!

See photos on our Facebook page: Santa at Smith & Edwards

Simple Christmas Gifts at Smith & Edwards

Simple Christmas Gifts

- posted by Rose Marion

It's so easy to turn the holidays into stress and chaos! I know a family that had to put a limit on presents for the kids because it turned into a competition for all the aunts and uncles! And another family stopped hosting because it was so challenging accommodating the entire family as it grew - just became too much, especially with the winter travel.

For a lot of people, a simpler, slower pace is ideal for the holidays. That's what they should be about, anyway - spending real time with loved ones, taking pictures for the scrapbooks, enjoying each other's company, and celebrating the season.

With none of the stress and running-around that the media tells us we need to get caught up in.

So if you're looking to have a simple Christmas this year, we're right there with you. You'll find frugal and simple Christmas gifts for the most important people in your life at Smith & Edwards in Farr West and SmithandEdwards.com.

Take a look...

For Him: Carhartt Jackets

Guys, it's straightforward. You know if you want outdoor or work clothes that hold up for years, you go to Carhartt. So ladies, if you want to give your husband or your father something he can really use, get him a Carhartt jacket.

Carhartt Jackets for men at Smith and Edwards - GREAT prices!Carhartt Quick Duck Jefferson JacketCarhartt jackets are always priced competitively at Smith & Edwards! Jackets range from $79.99 to 119.99. See Carhartt workwear online. Plus, there are also vests and hoodies that will keep him warm, too.

One newer item from Carhartt is the Quick Duck jacket, which is even more repellant than other Carhartt jackets. It has 3M Thinsulate with Rain Defender finish to give him the warmth and durability he loves in his Carhartt clothes.... plus it's lighter-weight and rain-resistant. Carhartt Quick Duck Jefferson Traditional Jacket, $119.99.

For Her: Kitchen Basics

Some cooks like and welcome help from their guests when they're cooking for the holidays. Others of us would rather the guests stay in the front room and visit, while we try to calculate the turkey or cry over onions!

If your wife loves to cook but you'd like to make it easier for her, check out these simple but oh-so-valuable kitchen gadgets from Progressive. Each bundle below has essentials that are just beyond the basics but will make her life so much easier.

Super Savings Progressive Kitchen Gadget Gift Set
Super Savings Progressive® Kitchen Gadget Gift Set - see it online

$24.99
Super Savings Progressive Kitchen Gadget Gift Set
Super Savings Progressive® DELUXE Kitchen Gadget Gift Set - see it online

$48.99

And, if your daughter is moving out of the house, help her remember the time she spent baking with you with this sweet baking bundle! It's just $34.99 (online-only!) See the Baking Bundle here.
Red Baking Kit at SmithandEdwards.com

For a Home Chef: Seasonings & Fermenting

Whether your Christmas tradition involves a Ham, a Turkey, or if Frosted Cookies are the must-do family tradition, you've got to have the right spices, extracts, and of course food coloring on hand!

Get your herbs, salt-free seasoning, vanilla extract, and much more delivered right to your home, no matter how rural your homestead is. See spices online!
Spices and Herbs at SmithandEdwards.com

Pickling and fermenting is a fun way to preserve pickles, make sauerkraut, kimchi, and more sour-but-so-good food. For the serious gourmet in your family, or the person who loves finding the results of a months-long project... a pickling crock or fermentation crock set is the perfect gift.

SmithandEdwards.com is your source for pickling crocks AND the matching weights and lids to get your fermenting start. Plus, we guarantee that your American-made stoneware crocks will arrive in perfect shape - no cracks or broken crocks here! Shop pickling crocks here.
Shop Pickling Crocks and Fermentation Crocks at Smith & Edwards

Simple Gifts for the Kids

It's difficult not to give your kids everything they hope for! Here are some great simple toys to give your children for Christmas that don't even take batteries.

Paracord + Buckles: Give your teenagers a fun project to keep them busy over Christmas Vacation: there are hundreds of videos on YouTube showing how to make paracord bracelets, knots, monkey fists, keychains, and so much more!

100-foot hanks of paracord start at just $6.99 at Smith and Edwards and you can find buckles here to go with your paracord bracelets.

Paracord Hanks
Hanks of Paracord (over 150 colors!)
Paracord Buckles
Paracord Buckles

Arrowcopter (in-store only) toys are the flying toy you can spin with your hands! These fun flying toys are a blast on sunny days in the snow. And they start at just $3.99 a package! In-store only.
Kids Arrowcopter ToyWooden rubber band toys & swords are great ways for your kids to use their imagination and creativity! These toys make great gifts and are super-cost-effective: this Jumbo Marshmallow Shooter is only $7.99! Find it online.

Jumbo Marshmallow Slingshot toy

Ty Giraffe Beanie Boo

Gabriel and the 16" tall giraffe!

Ty Beanie Boos: Every child loves their own special stuffed animal. Ty's so-adorable Beanie Boos have HUGE glitter-rimmed eyes, cute smiles, and so-soft plush coats.

Available in 6" - 16" heights, you'll find the perfect snuggle buddy for your child. Click here to see Ty Beanie Boos.

For the Family

Have new neighbors? Is this your son or daughter's first Christmas as a new family with their spouse? Give a thoughtful gift of Food Storage. You'll fill their pantry with freeze-dried meals that will provide for them, like you have all those years before. Choose from baking mixes, vegetables, and freeze-dried meal pouches they can use in an emergency or on camping trips!

Food Storage Baking Mixes from Honeyville
Food Storage Baking Mixes
Freeze Dried Vegetable Cans from Honeyville Grain
Freeze Dried Food Storage Cans
Freeze Dried Meal Pouches
Freeze Dried Meal Pouches

Wrapping it Up

All Wrapped Up wrapping paper

Bonnie's fun gift wrap designs.... on PAINT CANS!

When you need wrapping paper for Christmas or any occasion, you'll find both tulle and locally-produced gift wrap by All Wrapped Up online here and in-store in the Housewares department. This gift wrap is printed in the USA.

All Wrapped Up is based in Layton, Utah. Bonnie's gift wrap always has fun designs... plus she makes HUGE rolls of wrapping paper - 150 square feet - that will last you for ages!

In fact... check out Bonnie's great Neighbor Gift ideas with her All Wrapped Up gift wrap from when she stopped in at Smith & Edwards last year!

Bonnie and Leslie with their fun Neighbor Gifts made with paint cans wrapped in All Wrapped Up wrapping paper!

Bonnie and Leslie with their fun Neighbor Gifts made with paint cans wrapped in All Wrapped Up wrapping paper!

Each of these gifts is sure to delight your friends and family - as well as be absolutely useful. You'll love giving these simple Christmas gifts. We hope we can help make your holidays even better this year!

Happy Holidays!

Santa Claus will be at Smith & Edwards Saturdays in December in 2013!

Santa Claus at Smith & Edwards!

- posted by Rose Marion

Santa Claus will be at Smith & Edwards Saturdays in December in 2013!Just off I-15, back in the Camping section of the Sporting Goods department at Smith & Edwards, is where you'll find Old St. Nick!

Bring your kids to visit Santa at Smith & Edwards for their last chance to tell Santa what they want for Christmas. He knows who's been naughty and who's been nice! Your kids will love getting to sit on Santa's lap.

See photos on our Facebook page: Santa at Smith & Edwards

Santa Claus will be at Smith & Edwards Saturdays in December in 2013!

Santa Claus at Smith & Edwards!

- posted by Rose Marion

Santa Claus will be at Smith & Edwards Saturdays in December in 2013!Just off I-15, back in the Camping section of the Sporting Goods department at Smith & Edwards, is where you'll find Old St. Nick!

Bring your kids to visit Santa at Smith & Edwards from 12-4pm each Saturday from November 30th until Christmas. He knows who's been naughty and who's been nice! Your kids will love getting to sit on Santa's lap.

See photos on our Facebook page: Santa at Smith & Edwards