Christmas Gift Guide - Stocking Filler Ideas
Hotel Chocolat Elf’s stocking – three types of chocolate, all packed up in a cute little stocking. Need I say more? This one won’t last long once it gets discovered. £10
M&S Mini Fragrance House – M&S get waaaaay overlooked in the fragrance department when it comes to their own brand stuff. There are a lot of VERY dupable perfumes against some of the huge fragrance houses, so if your budget doesn’t stretch to the big boys, I guarantee you’ll find one you like here. There are three purse-sized sprays included, so it’s a great discovery box and if you find one you love, then the full-sizes are very affordable. £10.
Flutter bath fizzer – for £1, this would make a cute little stocking stuffer for all ages. It’s much cheaper than your typical Lush bath bombs, but has all the fun and a beautiful scent.
Pusheen nail polish set – I am a sucker for a cute nail polish kit and who can resist one with Pusheen the cat featured on it?! You get four shades of nail polish inside, all in easy to wear pastel shades. It seems aimed towards a younger audience, but I know a lot of people who would be keen to see this under the tree, so maybe not! £10
Frozen lip balms – thankfully my neighbour’s kids seem to have moved on from Frozen (hearing Let It Go 1000 times a day through thin walls is not the one) but for any fans out there, these will make the perfect treat. Choose your favourite character and you’re all set to go.
Ted Baker Sweet Treat – Inside this cute little parcel you’ll find a mini Ted Baker fragrance and a matching nail polish. These actually come in a gift set of three (£25) but you can split them up and gift individually to make that $$ work harder.
Laura Ashley soap bauble – you’ll find a mini soap and hand cream inside this very festive looking bauble. Once you’ve used up the products, the bauble could be reused for another year – why not pop a few chocolates inside instead! It’s now out of stock online, but should still be in store if you’ve got one nearby.
Lip Smacker Skittles selection – I have about 7 lip products in my handbag right now. It’s an addiction, what can I say. But what I love the most are Lip Smackers as their fun flavours and hydrating formula make moisturising your lips just that little bit more fun. The Skittles multi-pack is a clear winner (although look out for the Coke ones too) - ideal for someone that loves a sweet treat! £7
Body spray treats – perfumes can be a bit tricky if you’re hunting for a secret santa idea or stocking filler, but body sprays make a lovely alternative on a budget. Ted Baker’s White is a floral scent with a fruity twist (£7) whereas Yardley’s English Bluebell sits firmly in the floral corner, but without being too heady or old lady.
Percy Pig soap on a rope – my first thought when I saw this was ‘OMG, please let it smell like Percy Pigs’ and I can confirm that it certainly does. Percy’s are one of the key reasons to go into M&S as far as I’m concerned, so anything along that theme is a winner in my books. Package this up with a bumper bag of the sweets and you have a serious double win on your hands. £4
Too Faced Melted tree hanger – Too Faced’s Christmas offering has been so fun this year – it’s hard to choose a favourite. The tree decorations each come with a deluxe mini Melted lipstick, in the Melted Berry shade. There’s also another one with a mini Better Than Sex Mascara, which is super cute! They’re £10 each.
PS Contour and highlight crayons – Primark’s beauty range is such a good budget buy and I love the gift packs of Contour and Highlight crayons they recently launched. Each one has three crayons, with different shades of either cream contour or highlight. It’s the perfect thing to pop into handbags for top ups on the go and at £4 per set, they’re well worth a purchase.
Dirty Works Crackers – these work out to just £1 per cracker, and have mini Dirty Works treats inside each one. You could either gift as is or split up and use on the dining table on Christmas day – it would definitely make a nice change from crappy jokes and giant plastic paperclips!
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