Christmas Stocking Fillers inspiration

Christmas is just around the corner and, if you’re struggling for gift ideas, then we’ve got you covered with our guide to Christmas stocking fillers.

Whether you’re shopping for family, friends or even searching for Secret Santa gifts, we’ve collated some of the best pocket-sized presents that will fit neatly inside a stocking and bring a smile on Christmas morning.

Sweet treats

Chocolate Christmas coins are a tradition that have stood the test of time and are an easy win when it comes to stocking fillers.

Head to Hotel Chocolat or Marks & Spencer if you’re looking for a little more luxury from your sweet treats and choose from festive flavours, boozy truffles, premium biscuit assortments and more!

variety of chocolate boxes

Stocking Fillers at Hotel Chocolat.

And if they don’t take your fancy, then it’s hard to go wrong with a classic selection box, with varieties available for both kids and adults.

Pocket-sized beauty

From lipsticks and eye make-up to moisturiser and perfumes, cosmetics are perfectly sized gifts for stocking fillers. Boots, Superdrug, Marks & Spencer, New Look, Next and Asda all have a wide selection for both men and women and will have some great festive offers for you to make the most of.

Go the extra mile by creating a hand-picked collection of miniature cosmetics, all gifted together nicely in a stylish cosmetics bag. Or, make the most of special festive Christmas gift sets that come beautifully wrapped but are still perfectly sized for your stocking.

Cosy feet

It may be a Christmas cliché, but it’s hard to go wrong with a nice pair of socks. Spotted or striped, cotton or cashmere, you’ll find a great selection of this Christmas gift staple in stores such as Next, Topshop, Marks & Spencer, New Look, H&M, Moss Bros, Superdry, USC, Asda and TK Maxx.

Socks from New Look

Slippers are also a great winter essential that fit neatly into a stocking. Go for a rubber sole if you’re looking for a sturdy pair that will stand the test of time, or a novelty festive fluffy option will make a nice quirky wrap-up.

If you can’t decide between slippers and socks, fear not, a toasty pair of slipper socks make for the perfect stocking filler.

Literary lovers

The great thing about giving books as a Christmas present is that there is something to suit every taste. Whether you’re buying for a self-proclaimed cook, a hopeless romantic, or a sci-fi fanatic, there’s a perfect page-turner just for them.

Every year, publishers save their biggest book releases for Christmas and 2020 is no exception.

New books tipped to become best sellers this year include Barack Obama’s memoir A Promised Land, Nigella Lawson’s Cook, Eat, Repeat, and The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch by children’s favourite Tom Fletcher.

Head to WHSmith to take your pick.

Bath bombs and bubbles

Everyone loves a bit of fizz at Christmas, and not just in a glass! A bath bomb is a great way to take bath soaks up a notch.
You’ll find bath bombs in all shapes, sizes, styles and scents, from relaxing lavenders to more energising fragrances that help to kick start a busy day.
Luxurious bubble baths are also a great Christmas gift idea, or bath oils that really help to unwind after a hectic week.
Stores such as Boots, Superdrug, Next and TK Maxx have all of the inspiration you’ll need and a great team of experts on hand to help.

Face coverings

This year has been nothing if not different and, among all of the new ways of life we have adjusted to, face coverings are certainly one of them.
Reusable face coverings come in a range of patterns and prints – and many manufacturers have teamed up with charities, so part of the price goes to a good cause.

Reusable tote bags

For the eco-minded, a reusable fold-away tote bag is a great stocking filler gift idea and you’ll find a range of different ideas at Marks & Spencer, Asda, H&M, New Look and Next.

They are roomy, long lasting and can be used all day every day, from shopping, to going to work, visiting the gym, or even as a stylish bag for school or university.

Fashionable and functional, with a tote, your perfect stocking filler is in the bag!

Scented candles or diffusers

There’s nothing quite like the sweet scent of home, especially when it’s helped with a beautifully smelling candle.

Choose a candle for a sweet-smelling gift that will also make winter nights even cosier or go for a freshly scented diffuser if you’re looking for something to last that bit longer.

There’s a great selection of seasonal scents too, from spicy cinnamon to gingerbread.

Head to TK Maxx, Asda, Marks & Spencer and Next to pick this easy win stocking filler.

Hats, scarf and gloves

When the temperature drops, it’s time to wrap up warm. Stylish and snug accessories are a must for a winter walk and are a great way to give an old outfit a new lease of life.

For phone-lovers out there, keep an eye out for tech-friendly gloves that can keep your fingers warm while you use your touchscreen.

And there are lots of cute options for kids, who can dress up like their favourite furry animal.

A visit to Marks & Spencer, Next, H&M, TopshopUSC, River Island, Superdry and Menkind is a great place to start.

Diary and planners

Whether it’s for planning schoolwork, organising a busy work schedule, or simply a diary to keep on top of a hectic (virtual) social life, help your friends get things in order in 2021 with a diary or planner.

With all kinds of styles, patterns and sizes, it’s the perfect stocking filler for everyone!

Head over to WHSmith, Hobbycraft or the Card Factory on your next visit to take a look and be inspired!

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