Part three of my Christmas gift guide series is a bit of inspiration for little stocking fillers. I love having a stocking full of smaller gifts as often a bit of extra thought has gone into them and you can get some really lovely little pressies!
I’m a big thing of all things edible as a Christmas gift, and these beautifully decorated gingerbread biscuits from Biscuiteers would make a lovely little gift! This Christmas tree shaped biccy has hand-iced baubles and tinsels and has been finished with a sprinkle of sparkle. The biscuits are then presented in a little Biscuiteers gift box.
I know I’m 25, but these adorable cute little kitten lunch boxes from Sass & Belle are the best things I’ve ever seen! I may receive some odd looks at work putting these in the fridge, but what’s not to love? Pink, kittens, food.. my favourite things! And I think the retro design is actually quite pretty, and the two sizes are perfect for little desk snacks. If you know a cat lover, or anyone young at heart, these are a winner!
I’m a bit obsessed with white ceramic woodland animals recently, and my dressing room is full of little birds, owls, rabbits and deer! This little stag jewellery dish would make a lovely stocking filler for Christmas. It’s practical as well as pretty, and it would be very useful for storing earrings and hair grips etc.
If you’re looking for an extra special gift this Christmas, how about a personalised letter box cake from Baker Days? You can add a personal message as well as your own photos which will then be printed on the icing. The cakes are small enough to fit through your door in the post, and they come in a sweet little tin. There are three different flavours available; vanilla, chocolate, and fruit cake, but they also do gluten free and dairy free options too!
As my sister was recently married I thought this lovely wooden Mr & Mrs photo frame would make a great gift for her and her new hubby. I got one of her professional wedding photos printed to put in the frame so it’s ready to put up straight away. The frame is made using carved wood with a heart motif, and is available in landscape and portrait. I hope they like it!
I also thought I’d get the bride and groom their very own personalised photo calendar. I made it with Snapfish and included lots of my favourite photos from their wedding day. I love personal gifts like this, and I think a calendar is especially great as it can be put on display and is useful too! They are really easy to create and order online, and you can chose how many photos you put on each page, and you can also personalise the dates on the calendar to remind you of special events!
I always get my Mum one every Christmas too, so I also ordered her one filled with family photos from the past year. At the end of the year she then cuts out the photos to put in photo frames around the house so they are constantly being updated!
If you know someone with a sweet tooth like me or a chocoholic, how about treating them to a luxury box of chocolates? This beautifully crafted box is from Amelie Chocolate, and is made from the finest Belgian chocolates and ingredients. This box is the Christmas selection and it contains 25 exquisitely hand decorated chocolates and is beautifully finished with a hand tied ribbon. There’s a huge variety of different fillings in the box so there should be enough to suit every taste!
Soap and Glory do a fab range of little stocking fillers, and best of all they’re 3 for 2 at Boots! This Winter Wonderhand set is only £8 and contains three mini hand creams with different fragrances; two of which are Christmas limited editions! You could also treat someone to a mini Kissmas Cracker which contains the super popular Sexy Mother Pucker lip gloss in pink shade ‘rose and shine’ for only £6.
I’m not a huge fan of Lush if I’m honest, although I do like to visit the flagship store on Oxford Street whenever I’m in London. However, bath goodies do always make excellent gifts and this year my niece has asked for some Lush bath bombs, and as she’s only 11 I picked up a few of the basic bath bombs for her to put in her stocking. The whole living room now smells lovely! I might have to keep one myself to ‘test’!
Again, another Christmas present winner will always be perfume. This is my favourite new perfume for winter, Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent. It’s not something I would usually go for, but it’s really grown on me! And I do love the black glittery bottle.
Around this time of year you can also often get the gift sets for the same price as the singular bottle. For example this set is only £1 more than the standalone bottle, and it also includes a miniature mascara, an eye crayon and a black gift box. Although, I always look forward to treating myself to a gift set in the sales after Christmas!
Cute little things like purses also make great stocking fillers. This 100% leather coin purse from Joules is ideal for keeping loose change or cards and comes in three autumn/winter shades with the metal hare branding stud on the front.