I’m never entirely sure quite what the exact definition of a stocking filler is, so in case you’re not either, on this page are a selection of smaller gifts from £2-£30 that I would love to receive on Christmas morning or in the office secret santa. Hopefully there’s something for every budget and age group. This is a work in progress- I’m sent new products to try every day, so I’ll keep adding to the page and updating as I find new things I love. Keep checking back!
Christmas Stocking Fillers 2016- Lulu Guiness Lip Vaseline Lip Therapy £2
The great thing about these little tins is that they are functional, fun but stylish too. At well under a fiver they won’t break the bank, but the recipient won’t be embarrassed to pull one out of her handbag in mid January when the winter wind is playing havoc with her lips.
Christmas Stocking Fillers 2016-Mac Essential Brush Travel Kit £29
These mini Mac brushes are part of the utterly delectable Nutcracker Sweet collection and are perfect for touch ups on the go. Included is a miniature-sized 167SE Face Blender Brush, 217SE Blending Brush and 266SE Small Angle Brush as well as a gorgeous brush holder, just the size to slip into your clutch or weekend bag.
Christmas Stocking Fillers 2016-Burberry Glitter Polish £15
Whilst we love the look of glitter nail polish, we don’t wear it all year because taking it off is such a faff. It’s perfect for Christmas though- and this Burberry gold glitter polish is sufficiently luxe that it will keep the most discerning and particular of recipients happy.
Christmas Stocking Fillers 2016- Skinny Dip Phone Case £12
Skinny Dip phone cases are enormously popular thanks to their range of Instagram friendly patterns and images. This pink and lilac palm case is suitable for an iphone 6/6s and is a budget friendly £12. If palm trees aren’t your thing, there are a multitude of other colourways and sizes.
Christmas Stocking Fillers 2016- No7
Boots No7 have a whole range of stocking fillers that are just the perfect size. The No7 Stroke Of Midnight eye duo is £10 and includes a mascara and eyeliner. The no7 Nude To Night nail duo £8 is a great Secret Santa gift containing a nude polish for the day and a glittery gold polish for the evening. Finally the No7 Winter Nudes Nail Collection £12 is perfect for someone who wears polish every day. The wintery shades go from a barely there nude to a dark berry. These are perfect stocking fillers for the over thirty women in your life.
Christmas Stocking Fillers 2016- Tangle Teezer £10.50
If your household is anything like mine, you can never have too many hairbrushes as they constantly disappear. Tangle Teezers are gentle on the hair, compact and their bright colours should help make sure they don’t go missing too. Use them wet or dry with minimal hair breakage. This sherbet lemon version is £10.50 but there are other colour options and sizes.
Christmas Stocking Fillers 2016-My Wraps Headphones
These wraps wristband headphones are such a clever idea as they look like bracelet when not in use. Ideal for someone who is constantly misplacing their headphones or finding them in a tangle at the bottom of their bag. They have a patented locking system which means there’s no need for any tying or knotting. Just fasten them around your wrist until you need them. As well as blue there are multiple colour options and leather, denim and even wooden bracelet style versions too. Starting at £15 they make a great gift for anyone in the family.
Christmas Stocking Fillers 2016 -Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Bag £15
We love this gorgeous makeup bag from Charlotte Tilbury. One side is printed with the lip prints of some of the most fabulous women in fashion, the other has a quote that reflects the core philophy of Charlotte’s brand. Roomy enough to hold your day to day makeup when you’re out and about, we think it’s a steal at only £15.
Christmas Stocking Fillers 2016 – Penhaligon’s Scent Library £18
The Penhaligon’s scent library is a great gift for a couple who like to smell good as it contains both male & female fragrances. Included are ten of the brand’s most-loved fragrances – including the iconic Blenheim Bouquet and Quercus. They come housed in a sleek tin containing ten 1.5ml bottles. Buy them for someone who appreciates quality.
Christmas Stocking Fillers 2016 – Diptyque Candle £20
You simply can’t go wrong with a Dyptique candle and the Baies is the bestselling fragrance in the Diptyque range. Whilst the standard size is a little bit too expensive to really be a stocking filler, the mini version of this candle at only £20 is a luxurious treat that anyone would be thrilled to discover under the tree on Christmas morning.
Christmas Stocking Fillers 2016 – Mini Beauty Blenders £14.50
These baby sized Beauty Blenders are a great little stocking filler or secret santa gift. They are ideal for reaching the smaller contours and tiny crevices of your face. Apart from that, they work just the same way as their bigger brothers and sisters; dampen then squeeze them out before use for a flawless, airbrushed finish.
Christmas Stocking Fillers 2016 -Face By Pixiwoo £10
This is a great little beauty book and especially suited to a slightly younger reader in their teens or twenties. Packed full of makeup tutorials, tips and tricks, as well as being accompanied by a downloadable app to bring the pages to life, it’s perfect for fans of Pixiwoo and general beauty addicts alike.
Pretty Honest Sali Hughes £12
For women in their thirties and up who love beauty but would still appreciate the ultimate beauty manual, I’d recommend Sali Hughes’ Pretty Honest as a fantastic, down to earth, no nonsense beauty book.
Christmas Stocking Fillers 2016-Nugg Lip Mask
This Nugg lip mask and beauty cloth set contains Nugg’s award winning lip mask as well as a beauty cloth to help remove it. Perfect for the Christmas period when lips can get dry and uncomfortable, this is a great little stocking filler.
Christmas Stocking Fillers 2016 -Foreo Luna Play £29
The Foreo Luna Play is a great introduction to the Foreo system as it’s a tiny, limited life product that has around 100 uses. It’s also perfect for someone that already has a Foreo but who travels a lot. It uses the same sonic technology as the larger Foreo systems but is only about the size of a cotton pad. Better still, it’s a much cheaper version too, at only £29.
Christmas Stocking Fillers 2016-Blank Canvas Brushes
These Blank Canvas makeup brushes are perfect stocking fillers. Sold either individually or in sets they are beautiful to look at and to use too. They come in a variety of metallic shades and prices for individual brushes are between £5-£15 meaning you can give them individually, or select a few to make a larger present.
Christmas Stocking Fillers 2016 – Percy & Reed £6
The Percy & Reed Big, Bold & Beautiful Dry Instant Volumising Spray (phew, what a mouthful!) comes in a giftable box and is great for people who want to add a bit of body to their hair. It’s also a perfect secret santa size and comes in at a very purse friendly £6.
Christmas Stocking Fillers 2016- Soap & Glory Girl-O-Whirl £12
We love the way you can twist the girl-o-whirl to make three different, but equally fabulous ladies. We’re fans of the contents too- with scrubs and body cremes, hand creams and body wash as well as a shower puff, this gift looks more expensive than it is at £12.
Charlotte Tilbury Mini Lipstick Charms £29
Charlotte Tilbury Mini Lipstick Charms are mini versions of her ever popular K.I.S.S.I.N.G range in her three favourite shades. Included are the dreamy Penelope Pink, pretty pink Bitch Perfect and iconic So Marilyn red.
Elizabeth Arden I Heart Eight Hour Lip Palette £27
If you love Eight Hour cream and a pop of colour too, then this festive palette from Elizabeth Arden might just catch your eye. The three colours are plum, blush & cherry and it has the usual lip moisturising properties as standard eight hour cream, just with a hint of colour too. It’s a gorgeous gift and costs £27.
Flavr Christmas Jumper Phone Cases
These cases are a fun way to get in the Christmas spirit and would make a great Secret Santa gift. Unlike some novelty cases they are flexible, not rigid so will absorb an impact.