Instead of Secret Santa, our office has decided to put together stockings for needy children. I chose to make a stocking for a 10-12 year old girl. I want to have a mixture of practical things and fun things. My family doesn't have a lot of extra money,so I'm going to stick with items from discount stores to get the most things for the least amount of money. On the practical side, I want to give gloves, a hat, shampoo, soap, deodorant, tooth paste, and a tooth brush. On the fun side, I'd like to give nail polish, lip gloss, a mild perfume, and a small puzzle book. Here is my dilemma: I could give a pack of playing cards and pack of dice, and I could include typed instructions for playing different card games (go fish, crazy eights, slap jack, etc) and directions for playing yahtzee with the dice. I'm just worried that this might seem tacky or condescending. I'd like some other perspectives. Any other donation ideas would be great, too.