The Christmas Stocking Filler Edit: All Under £40
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Whether you’re looking for compact but wonderful stocking fillers, or just a present that fits your budget, we know the task can be very overwhelming. So, we’re here to help.
Below, we’ve compiled ideas for gifts and Christmas stocking fillers – all £40 or under. We’ve split them into beauty and non-beauty ideas, gifts for her, him and the kids. There’s something for everyone. And we hope that you find that perfect present you were looking for.
Stocking fillers for women & men: £40 and under
Gender-neutral gifts you can’t go wrong with.
Soho Home Casa De Folklore Mug, £28
We all know that person who’s obsessed with collecting mugs. And this year, our mug pick is Casa De Folklore by Soho Home. The ceramic mug is hand-painted using an age-old painting technique and is decorated with a beautiful traditional Romanian pattern.
Tom Dixon Fog Incense Cones in London, £15
Anyone who loves their home scents and wants to explore the wonderful world of incense would appreciate these Fog Incense Cones by Tom Dixon. We’ve short-listed the London variant because the warm scent – a spicy blend of black pepper, oud, vetiver, cedar wood and patchouli – is perfect for wintertime.
La Montaña Winter Oranges Scented Candle, £39
On the other hand, a candle is another classic choice. We would choose the Winter Oranges Candle by La Montaña that features zesty, spicy notes of orange, cinnamon, red apple and clove. As this burns, it transforms ordinary spaces into cosy, Christmassy sanctuaries.
Rococo Chocolate Bar, £5.95
You can never go wrong with chocolate as a stocking filler. And if you’re looking for a chocolate bar that really impresses, we recommend these from Rococo. We particularly love the Earl Grey Tea Dark Chocolate Bar and the Honeycomb Crunch Milk Chocolate Bar.
The Laundress Stain Removal Kit, £35
Have a fashion-obsessed friend but don’t want to gift them clothes? This Stain Removal Kit is the next best thing. The kit comes with a stain removal solution, soap bar and brush – all made with biodegradable and allergen-free natural ingredients. Together, they can rescue clothes from everything including red wine stains and make-up smears.
Zara Home Colourful Bamboo Design Borosilicate Glass Straws, £15.99
Anyone trying to make more sustainable choices will appreciate these Colourful Glass Straws by Zara Home. Unlike metal straws, glass ones are easier to keep clean and don’t affect the taste of your beverages. Plus, these are adorable to look at too.
Stocking fillers for kids and gifts under £40
Gifting a tiny tot? We like these kiddie presents that are as aesthetically pleasing for adults as they are fun for little ones.
Liewood Callum Play Tableware Set, £35
A perfect addiction to any play kitchen, the Liewood Callum Play Tableware Set comes with a set of four teacups, saucers and spoons. It’s made from sustainable beech wood and is super lightweight and easy to clean.
Moulin Roty Watercolour Artist’s Case, £39.95
Know a little artist? Then, this Moulin Roty Watercolour Artist’s Case will make for a great gift. Inside a beautifully illustrated wooden suitcase you will find watercolour paints, brushes, watercolour pencils, a pot and a notebook.
The Carnival of the Animals Musical Book, £25
We love this Carnival of the Animals Musical Book that plays six stunning musical pieces by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, from the humorous musical suite The Carnival of the Animals. Alongside the music, children can enjoy poems and beautiful papercut scenes.
Bookspeed Illustrated Books, £20
Skincare stocking fillers: £40 and under
Gifting skincare and make-up can be tricky. Below, are gift ideas we think every beauty lover will appreciate.
Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Collection, £40
Everyone’s skin needs hydration – especially during the colder months. Which is why the Hydra-Essentiel Collection is a safe bet for most skin types. The set comes with the Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream for normal to dry skin, the Fresh Scrub for much-needed wintertime exfoliation and the SOS Hydra Mask for an instant hydration boost.
Earl of East Japanese Bathing Ritual Bath Salts, £24
If you have a friend who loves baths, we highly recommend getting them the Japanese Bathing Ritual Bath Salts by London-based brand Earl of East. The mineral-rich salts are blended with essential oils that together create a highly therapeutic bathing experience. You get to pick between two scents: Onsen (peppermint, eucalyptus and neroli) and Shinrin Yoku (cedarwood, black pepper and oakmoss).
Baxter Of California Exfoliating Body Bar, £16
This isn’t just an ordinary soap bar. It’s an exfoliating soap bar that’s specifically formulated for men’s skin. The Baxter Of California Exfoliating Body Bar contains ultra-fine particles of jojoba meal and crushed olive seeds that slough away dry patches and dead cells on the surface of the skin. What you’re left with is smoother skin and the lingering scent of cedarwood and oakmoss.
Make-up stocking fillers under £40
Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler, £17
Everyone needs an eyelash curler (or two) in their make-up bag. So, we think getting a make-up lover a high-quality one is always a good idea. Our pick is Kevyn Aucoin’s Eyelash Curler. The wide, curved shape fits many different eye shapes and doesn’t snag or pinch the lashes.
Patrick Ta She’s Extra Setting Fan, £21
Know someone who loves all things OTT? Then, the Patrick Ta She’s Extra Fan is the present to give. It’s meant to help you set half-dried concealer, liquid lipsticks and make-up mists. And you get to look extremely glamorous while you do it. The fan is bound to come handy during the summer months too.
Make-Up Minis Stocking Filler, £25
The Make-Up Minis Stocking Filler contains four products that work for everyone, irrespective of skin tone and type: a black mascara, lip comfort oil, SOS Primer and Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch. You can’t go wrong!
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