Stocking Fillers are some of my favourite presents to buy and everything included is affordable as all the gifts are under £15. I feel like it’s the maximum that I would personally pay for a ‘stocking filler’ style gift so that’s why it’s the limit in this gift guide. Some of these would also make great Secret Santa gifts, so if you’re taking part in one this year then you’ll want to carry on reading! Buckley London who are a costume jewellery brand have released a beautiful Christmas range this year where all gifts are priced at £12 each and are fun gifting concepts. Every Buckey London piece is designed in the UK by an in-house team of designers and are known for their aspirational, yet attainable products. The first two are premium crackers which feature a metallic foil design with a gift tag and black ribbon finishing. Inside the women’s cracker is a chic silver tone mesh bracelet with a crystal set heart charm, whereas inside the men’s cracker there’s a polished hematite bracelet. They’re both simple but beautiful styles that would make lovely gifts for both family and friends. Also included in their range is a beautiful bauble that can be hung on the tree and contains a choice of a brilliant-cut CZ pendant, a semi-precious rose quartz bracelet, or a luxurious three-piece stud earring set which is what was inside this bauble. Afterwards this bauble with the lovely quote ‘Be Happy, Be Loved, Be You’ can be hung on the tree. Their festive range is fun and great value, and jewellery always makes such a special gift.
In Gromit Unleashed 2, Gromit returned to Bristol for his second starring role in the award-winning charity’s sculpture trails, however this time joined by his best friend Wallace and arch nemesis Feather McGraw. The trail featured over 60 giant sculptures in iconic locations around Bristol, designed by high-profile artists, innovators, designers and local talent. You may have seen people following the trail over on social media as it made the perfect family day out, however they’ve now released a lovely merchandise range featuring all the favourite characters. If you know someone who took part on the trail then these would make a lovely gift, certain to bring back those treasured memories. However they would also be lovely a lovely gift for someone who is a fan of Wallace and Gromit as there’s lots available within the Gromit Unleashed 2 collection including travel mugs, notebooks, pencil tins and chocolates.
Laura Ashleys classic collection of English garden inspired luxuries invites you into their elegant world, share in their rich design heritage this year with some lovely products which are available in Boots (yes they are part of the 3 for 2 offer). Indulge your senses with their Luxury Scented Candle (£14) which scents your house with delicate notes of geranium and neroli, or soothe and soften hands with their indulgent shea butter-enriched Hand and Nail Cream (£6). As they’re included within the Boot 3 for 2 offer you could always buy two as gifts and treat yourself to something too.Feather and Down is another luxurious brand that is included within the Boots 3 for 2 and their gifts are perfect for anyone who needs help sleeping, or loves to use pamper themselves and use relaxing products before bedtime. The Feather and Down Perfect Partners Set (£8) includes a Pillow Spray and Relaxing Roll On which are an infusion of Lavender and Chamomile essential oils which encourage calm, tranquility and a restful night’s sleep. A little fun fact is that research has shown that lavender increases the type of brain waves associated with relaxation, so why not escape the daytime stresses with this perfect relaxation set.
You don’t have to spend a lot to make your home smell amazing, and Bolsius proves this. Their Reed Diffusers fragrance the home with your favourite scent, all you do is pop the reed sticks in the elegant bottle containing the liquid and you’re done! They have a range of fragrances from fresh linen, vanilla and magnolia including seasonal scents.
This Cocktail Party Bath Bomb Gift Set (£10) is from a lovely company called The English Beagle. The English Beagle champions independent British producers and celebrate the love of family and gift giving providing beautiful heartfelt gifts, all of the products featured on The English Beagle are deigned and manufactured within the UK and it’s great to support independence businesses. This set contains 4 bath melts and they not only smell incredible, but they all contain cocoa butter for a deep moisturising treatment.This Poo-Pourri (£6.99) from Find Me a Gift would make such a fun gift or present for Secret Santa. It’s from Find Me a Gift which has have gifts for literally everyone on their website, no matter what the occasion. This is a funny gift which you spray into the toilet and is designed to replace the smell when you use the toilet with a pleasant citrus aroma.
If you’ve been stuck with ideas for stocking filler gifts or Secret Santa, I hope that this has helped you with inspiration. I’ve been writing lots of different Christmas Gift Guides for different categories, so if you’re interested in reading more then jut search ‘Christmas’ on my blog and they’ll all come up!