Christmas stockings can be the best and the worst things. It can be all too temping to buy lots of small presents to fill a stocking, without considering whether the items you’re buying are suited to the person. If you’re reading this then yes mum, I am referring to you.
Below is a list of ideas for some stocking presents – mum please take note.
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In my opinion, Christmas isn’t Christmas without chocolate. My parents have always put selection boxes in our stockings and I think chocolate is the perfect stocking filler.
If I were to choose which chocolate to receive for Christmas I would opt for this Thorntons once for £10 from Amazon*.
Mini Alcohols –
I’m not the biggest drinker but I do occasionally like a little tipple for a treat. Getting some minis at Christmas is the perfect option for me as a full size can last me for years. I love a gin and tonic and so this selection of three gins for £10.96 from Amazon* would be my choice.
Every year I like to get a bauble with the date on it to remember that Christmas. This Christmas is a particular special one as it will be our first in our new home. I think these personalised baubles are the perfect little stocking filler which can be brought out every Christmas along with all of their memories.
Hot chocolate stirrers are one of my go-tos when I’m creating stockings. This particular set from Amazon is £7.49 and comes with three different flavours of hot chocolate*. These stirrers are also a great option for a homemade gift – you can find lots of recipes and tutorials online as to how to make them.
Pamper Set –
Anyone who suffers with their mental health knows that Christmas can be a difficult time of year. Because of this I think a little pamper pack is a great idea to buy someone to remind them to take the time to unwind and indulge in some self-care.
This set from Etsy is only £6.50 and contains Lavender Soap, Scented Tealight, Lavender, Sweet Orange & Bergamot Bath Melts with Dried Lavender and Himalayan Bath Salts with Dried Lavender. Lavender has many benefits (you can read my post about it here) and so I think this is the perfect set to unwind with at Christmas time.
A Game –
A Game is perfect for Christmas. Last year I got my boyfriend Cards Against Humanity* and we had so much fun playing it with everyone over the festive period.
It’s perhaps not appropriate for all members of your family and so think before you choose who to invite to the game! We had to lower our voices whenever the grandparents walked past haha.
Hot Water Bottle –
I am always cold and so in the Winter (and Summer) my hot water bottle is my best friend. I live in fear of the bottle leaking and having to go without it until I can get a new one!
A hot water bottle is the perfect stocking filler for anyone who feels the cold. This one from Amazon is only £8.90*.
I was a little late to the party with pop sockets and only got one at the begining of this year, however I would not be without it now! I originally bought one as I noticed the weight of my phone was causing quite an indent on my little finger (can you say first world problem?), thankfully the pop socket has changed how I hold my phone. In my opinion everyone should own a pop socket and a spare in case theirs breaks!
Considering how expensive mobiles are I would recommend spending the extra money and buying a genuine Pop Socket from their website.
Take Away Dice –
When I first saw these existed I had a good laugh to myself and then realised that they’re actually a brilliant idea! I don’t know about you but my boyfriend and I often struggle to decide what we’re going to eat. This particular take away dice is only £4.20* and could be solely responsible for cutting down arguments between families and couples!
Other Gift Ideas:
- A Diary – All too often stockings are filled with presents you probably won’t use much over the coming year. A diary can be a great addition to a stocking and is actually useful!
- Make-up Bag – In my opinion you can never have too many make up bags, however that is coming from someone who literally packs the kitchen sink when going away. Make up bags can also be used for all sorts of items, I have a pretty one that I keep medication in so that it’s all in one place.
- Faux Ice Cubes – On a friday night a chilled alcohol beverage can often be the perfect treat, however when the ice melts and weakens your drink it can often put a dampener on things. There are a wide range of faux ice cubes out there which you keep in the freezer to chill your drinks without them melting into your drink.
What’s your favourite stocking filler?