Here are some ideas for each age group that you can include in your boxes:
Pre-school Age (2-4 years)
New crayons, coloring books, pencils, glue, markers, Play-Doh, puzzles, stickers, small toys, small dolls, stuffed animals, small books, hats, magazines, flashlight/batteries, Legos, hair products, toothbrush, fun shampoos and soaps, lotions, card games, harmonica, fast food coupons, gift cards, a hand-made holiday card.
School & Pre-K Age (5-7 years)
New crayons, coloring books, pencils, fun shampoos, soaps, lotions, card games, harmonica, hair products, markers, glue sticks, puzzles, hand puppets, small ball, stickers, small action figures, costume jewelry, socks, gloves, hats, toothbrush, small books, collectable cards, costume jewelry, chap stick, note pads, fast food coupons, gift cards, a hand-made holiday card.
School-Age (8-11 years)
Fast-food coupons, gift cards, socks, markers, pens, costume jewelry, chap stick, lip gloss, note pads, blank tapes, flashlight/ batteries, small photo frames, belts, scarves, hats, gloves, nail polish, emery boards, calculator, key chains, craft items, small posters, stationery, sunglasses, books, a hand-made holiday card.
Pre-teen & Early Teen (12-14 years)
New or blank tapes, pens, staplers, hats, gloves, jewelry, craft kits, books, toothbrush, hair brush, socks, nail polish, chap-stick, lip gloss, mints, calculator, stationery, sunglasses, posters, fast-food coupons, gift cards, belts, small photo frames, small photo albums, flashlight/batteries, a hand-made holiday card.
Please DO NOT include: used items, toy guns, knives, violent tapes or CDs, money, food items that may spoil, glass items, or food with nuts or peanut butter in any of the Holiday Hope Chests.