I was only recently speaking with some friends about how much Christmas gifting has changed. When I was a child most stocking filler items cost around £5, but money went a lot further then. Now, my household would categorise a stocking filler as under £20, so although there are vast differences in what people are happy to pay for gifts at Christmas, that’s the budget I’ve set for this guide. Bearing that in mind, here are my gift suggestions for good quality and thoughtful stocking fillers for her.
BUCKET LIST BOOK, NOLKI | £16.00
Perfect for the girl who keeps her feet on the ground when her head’s in the clouds (bonus points if you can name the song reference). I’ve always had big dreams but I’m also someone who typically prefers to plan over being spontaneous. This Bucket List book is designed for anyone who likes to make lists and to track goals and plans. It’s also a vote of confidence, that you know the recipient has big things planned.
HOW TO DRINK GIN | £9.35
Gin is the drink of the moment. Fellow Norfolk dweller, Sue Telford, has written a whole book about gin, including how to make and mix it. This is the perfect stocking filler for anyone who likes gin and experimenting with drinks, as it features quite a few cocktail recipes. If you’re already planning on gifting someone a bottle of gin (like the homemade sloe gin in my eco-friendly gift guide), then this would make a great accompanying gift. It’s also a great ice-breaking exercise on Christmas day; who fancies a cocktail?!
MINI CLEANSE IT | FAIS | £8.00
A discovery sized bottle of Fais Grapeseed and Rose face cleanser. This is suitable for all skin types, so it makes the perfect little beauty gift for any skincare or travel lover. Mini products from high-end brands make great stocking fillers, as they’re a little bit of luxury without the big investment.
PAUL & JOE HAND CREAM | £11.00
A lot of us are guilty of not using hand cream enough, but at this time of year, it’s a must. This Paul & Joe one comes in a floral tin that’s perfect for popping in your handbag.
THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER, SOAP & GLORY | £10.00
Soap & Glory skincare products make fantastic stocking fillers. All of the ranges smell amazing and feature essential products like shower gel and body butter, which everyone uses. A bonus is that these things are quite large, so they fill out a stocking well if it’s looking a little lacklustre.
ROSEY HAND DUO, SANCTUARY SPA | £12.5O
Another safe bet is a hand wash and cream duo. I love gifting these within hampers or stockings as again, you can be sure that they’ll get used. This Sanctuary set comes in a really pretty rose gold holder too, for a little added luxury.
Sheet masks are a stocking filler must for any beauty lover. Most of them are super affordable, and December and January are months in which a little extra TLC goes a long way. Plus, who doesn’t love provisions for a pamper Sunday? For a really great stocking filler, grab a selection and tie together with a ribbon.
On the topic of skincare, Caudalie has gone all out on their Christmas gift options this year. They have some beautiful stocking filler and tree hanging additions, as well as larger sets. Shopping with brands who package products in cute little crackers like this really makes life so much easier. No need to wrap it yourself, just pop it in a stocking and you’re sorted.
I cannot explain in words how delicious this candle smells. It’s the sweetest gingerbread scent which is essentially Christmas in a candle. I couldn’t wait to shoot the images for this guide so that I could light it. Now that I have, I can also vouch for its great burning time. Packaged in a cardboard box, it’s super easy to wrap which is handy because Jamie’s not so great at wrapping complicated shapes and I’m definitely putting more of these candles on my own Christmas list.
SEASONAL DELIGHTS REED DIFFUSER | £13.50
If your recipient isn’t the biggest fan of sweet scents, then Seasonal Delights may be a better option. With base notes of cinnamon, this is also another very festive fragrance that’s perfect for scenting the house over the winter months.
Hopefully this has given you a little extra inspiration of what to add to stockings for your mum, nan, sister, friend.. the list goes on.. this year. All well within a £20 per filler budget, with many of them actually coming in closer to the £10 mark. Happy shopping!
* This post contains gifted items. As always, all words, images and opinions about the suitability of these products are my own. Please read my full disclaimer for more information.