Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Christmas Gift Guide: Stocking Fillers


With less than two weeks to go until the big day, I thought it was about time I put up a Christmas gift guide! I don't know about you, but I've still got a fair bit of Christmas shopping to be cracking on with. So, I'm putting together a couple of gift guides for any other last minute shoppers like myself! First up - stocking fillers.

Stocking fillers are probably my favourite gifts to buy (and to receive!). And there are so many options when it comes to buying those little extras - from key rings to lip balms, candles to phone cases and everything in between.

I don't think you can go wrong with candles at Christmas, and this gingerbread one was a total steal from the Wickford & Co range at Home Bargains (and it smells amazing!). If pamper products are more your thing, then a Body Shop body butter* is a great option, as is a mini Molton Brown shower gel (for something a bit more luxe) or a So...? body spritz*. For a really gorgeous pampering gift, Being by Sanctuary's 'I Don't Give a Frappe' set* has everything you need for a bit of relaxation and even comes in a cute plastic cup (plus it's reduced on Boots at the mo!). A total must-have for skincare fans has got to be Pixi Glow Tonic - this is a failsafe option if you're wondering what to get the skincare lover in your life!

For makeup lovers, head to TK Maxx and pick up an Anastasia Beverley Hills eyeshadow for the bargain price of £3.99 - the perfect little addition to a bigger present! While you're there, grab a Too Faced Melted Matte liquid lipstick for £5.99 - another total bargain considering these usually retail for almost £20!

If the person you're buying for is a lash addict (like myself!) then they'll love these uber glam faux mink lashes* from FalseEyelashes.co.uk - they're perfect for the party season and a really good price for a mink-style lash! Sticking with all things party, an incredible new brand I've discovered is Prima Makeup, which does these amazing Diamond Metallic Eyeshadows*. For a super glittery, full-on glam look these are insane, and a much cheaper alternative to the Stila Glitter & Glow Eyeshadows (honestly, these are just as good - but so much cheaper!)

If the person you're buying for is forever glued to their iPhone, then why not get them a unique phone case from CaseApp*? I love how you can create your own designs or choose prints you like and turn them into your very own phone case. It makes a really cute personalised gift too!

TK Maxx or Homesense are the places to be for stationery lovers - there are so many cute notebooks, sticker books and diaries in there, which make ideal stocking fillers. Or, you can find some super cute stationery bits on Etsy too - I went to one of the Etsy Christmas Gift Fairs a couple of weeks ago and stumbled across this adorable 'Crazy Dog Lady' keyring from Faye Finney - she has some super cute Christmas cards and other bits too!

If none of these tickle your fancy, I've put together a little selection of other stocking filler-y bits I've found online below. Let me know what you're hoping to get in your stocking this year!


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