Since tomorrow is St. Nicholas' feast day, tonight is the time for your children to put their shoes out for treats. Some of my after-Mass conversation this morning was with a parent who forgot this one year. Let's just say her children were seriously traumatized.
Also, my children are of the age where they like money and do not like mediocre chocolate. I've found the gold-colored dollar coins are a great way to maintain the St. Nicholas tradition and make the gift truly appreciated.