If every Christmas you find yourself struggling for stocking filler ideas, this is the perfect round up for you. It can be a tricky task and it is all too easy to fall into the routine of giving the same old Xmas stocking fillers every year.
And while your loved ones probably do appreciate all those chocolate, stationary and skincare sets, this could be the year to switch it up a little.
Whether it is for your husband, father, friend, child or anybody else you are planning a stocking for, we have lots of affordable yet special stocking filler ideas. From make-up and jewellery to technology and fashion, the options really are endless.
If you want to change the way you do presents this year, why not make the stocking the main event? The saying does go that great things come in small packages...
You could also even invest in a personalised stocking for a truly thoughtful and unique gift that they can use every year. Happy shopping...
Stocking Filler Ideas For Her
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, £19
One of these mascaras sells every 8.5 seconds! Yes really - the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is number one in America and for good reason. At £19 it is very affordable and given the results, your loved one will feel and look amazing.
Cashmere Bed socks, £36
Help keep your loved-ones' toes nice and cosy with a pair of these cashmere bed socks. Made in Scotland by the experts at Johnstons of Elgin, these socks are a real treat for your feet. Choose from five different colours including grey, pale blue and ivory.
Hobbs Brooke Purse, £59
Perfect as a stand alone gift, this purse is perfect if you are looking to spruce up her stocking this year. The deep Bordeaux colour is beautifully rich and elegant. With plenty of card slops and a zipped coin purse, this present is practical and pretty. Crafted from premium leather, it is a real treat.
Origins Mini Souffle Sampler Bodycare Gift Set, £25
These three little tubs will help create head to toe bliss. Designed to help hydrate the skin and boost your mood, the essential oils in these body creams will turn any frown upside down. These scented creams smell so good you'll be craving a real life souffle!
Whittard Mulled Wine Tea Bauble, £6
If you know someone who loves this classic Christmas tipple, why not help them enjoy the flavours of mulled wine without the alcohol? This unique blend of blackberry leaves, apple and cloves is sweet, bitter and outrageously festive. And since it is snuggled inside a decorate bauble you can pop it straight into the stocking without the fuss of wrapping!
Work Hard, Play Hard & Be Kind 2018-2019 Diary, £23
Help make the new year an organised one with this chic and stylish diary. This A5 planner has a week by week view on each page and is scattered with inspirational quotes. There is also space for some creative doodling or for you to make a note of any achievements and aspirations.
Tangle Teezer Limited Edition Glitter Gem Compact Style, £12.50
If you are looking for a gift that is both practical and stylish, this Tangle Teezer is perfect. It effortlessly detangles, smooths and shines hair leaving you it party ready. Your loved-one can slip this compact brush into their purse so that it is always on hand for a quick touch up. This is the limited edition design but if you head to the website you'll find lots of different colours and styles - you can even get your own image printed onto a Tangle Teezer!
Daisy London English Daisy Drop Bobble Bracelet, £59
If you are looking for a dainty piece of jewellery to include in a stocking this year, this bracelet is a perfect match. Daisy London's signature design makes it a timeless favourite and something that can be worn all year long. Building on its original Daisy collection, the brand have added some new items including this bobble chain bracelet. Hand crafted in sterling silver and 18ct gold plate, it is a special gift that won't break the bank.
Stocking Filler Ideas For Him
Luckies of London Eric the Memo Elephant, £12.53
Help him keep on track of everything with this handy little memo elephant. Eric comes with one felt tip pen and a dry wipe cloth so you can keep track of all those important dates and errands.
Thomas Pink Brass Collar Bones, £20
Help keep his shirt collars looking smart and crisp with these brass collar bones from Thomas Pink. Made from sturdy brass they are the perfect accessory to keep collars looking in tip-top condition. Also available on from Thomas Pink are mother of peal collar bones or classic silver ones.
Lush Kalamazoo Beard and Facial Wash, £7.50
If the man you are buying for has a beard, help him keep it in great condition with with beard and facial wash. Made with fresh pineapple juice, it is full of enzymes to cleanse the skin and leave his beard soft and strokeable.
Pug in a Mug Tea Infuser, £5.49
If he loves dogs and tea this is sure to put a smile on his face! This silicone tea-infuser hooks on to the side of a mug and allows the tea to slowly infuse. The pug is 9cm tall and is designed to hold loose tea leaves.
Personalised Noto Silver Lined Large Notebook, £22
For a truly personalised stocking filler why not customised this notebook? Handmade in Italy from a brushed leather-look material, it has 64 ruled-pages of A4 ivory paper. You can select your preferred type face and type your message for it to be laser etched onto the cover.
The Secret Art of Being a Grown-Up: Tips, Tricks, and Perks No One Thought to Tell You, £10.99
Bridget Watson Payne argues that grown-ups have more fun, will your loved-one agree? This book promises to share all the secret tips and tricks that make being a grown-up fun. Scattered with quirky one-liners and colourful illustrations, this will make a light-hearted read which is sure to trigger a smile or two.
The Gentleman's Curry Kit, £14.49
This clever spice kit from Tyga is perfect for cooking enthusiasts. It is a gourmet gift that won't break the bank and it is something a little different for a stocking filler. Each kit contains all the spices, herbs and pastes you need to create a selection of dishes including Lamb Biryani, Saag Aloo and Kerla Pepper Chicken. The recipient simply needs to buy the fresh ingredients or rice for each dish. The themed recipe kits include easy-to-follow recipe cards and there are also follow along videos available online. Packaged in a sleek gift box, it will bring a smile to any foodies face!
Stocking Filler Ideas For Kids
Rex International Hatch Your Own Dino Egg, £3.95
This fun DIY kit is sure to excite your little one. Simply submerge the egg in water and then watch it hatch and grow. They'll have their very own dinosaur in just 72 hours.
Personalised Kids Baking Set, £13.50
Get them excited to bake with their very own personalised kit. The set includes a rolling pin, spatula, pastry brush, spoon and cutting board. There is an option to add a bag and apron too. The kit is designed and made in Hampshire and is recommended for children aged five and above.
Original Rubik's Cube, £9.70
Looking for a way to get technology out of their hands? Go retro this year and keep the little-un occupied with a classic Rubik's Cube. They are sure to get hooked and won't want to look at another computer or phone screen until they have completed the challenge. We are sure you'll be forgiven for wanting a go too!
Jellycat Peanut Penguin Christmas Soft Toy, £9/£16
This beautifully soft, fury friend is perfect as a stocking filler. Choose from a small 11cm sized toy or the larger 23cm one. He will make the perfect Christmas companion for any little one this year.
Bad Dad by David Walliams, £6
Comedian David Walliams has written several award-winning children's books. Bad Dad is his latest release, set to go on sale from 2 November. It tells the story of a father and son who embark on an adventure to break an innocent man out of prison. Sound like something your little-one would like? Already a best-seller on Amazon this book is sure to be as popular as David's previous books.
The only thing left for you to decide is where to place the stocking. Will it be at he end of your love-one's bed or do you have a fireplace to hang it from?