Christmas is only weeks away and you may be fretting over what gifts to buy and in particular what is best as a stocking filler. There are lots of options out there, so we have collected our very favourite stocking fillers for him and her this Christmas. We have everything from hair products, to electronic toothbrushes, to smartphone chargers and much more!
For The Hair Style Queen – Label.m Hair Products (from £21.95)
Label.m House of Holland Cleanse & Condition Box
If you are looking for a stocking filler for the super stylish and fashion conscious, then we would certainly recommend this gorgeous Label.m House of Holland gift box. Label.m are renowned for cutting edge hair products and this Christmas they have teamed up with quirky Fashion Designer Henry Holland. This collection is not only fun and exciting, but it is also superb quality for your hair.
The cleanse and condition box comes perfect for coloured hair or there is an option for dry/damaged hair. The set contains a treatment shampoo and a luscious conditioner. For only £21.50 this is a salon quality product and a must buy for any stocking.
label.m New Volume Styling Kit (£27.75)
Another product from the label.m Christmas collection is the New Volume Styling Kit. This kit allows you to achieve trendy volumised results in the comfort of your own home. The kit also contain a COMPLIMENTARY label.m Large Hot Brush worth £11.50 which enables the most incredible blow-dries – whether straight, curly, flick-shaping or building through volume.
All label.m products available from end August 2016 at label.m Concept salons as well as TONI&GUY and essensuals worldwide.
For The Busy Beautician – ecoTOOLS Mini Boho Luxe Set (£4.99)
Another great beauty stocking filler now for the ladies, this ecoTOOLS mini set is ideal for those who are always on the go and who live that party lifestyle. Ideal for slipping into any handbag, the set includes a high-quality powder brush and foundation brush. These little brushes may look small, but they work wonders and application is perfect, as you would expect from an ecoTOOLS product. Available from retailers and ecotools.com.
For the Kids – Shuffle Connect 4 and Game of Life Card Games (£6.99 each)
Connect 4 has to be one of those classic games any member of the family can play, it really is the perfect Christmas game. However, you may think that the traditional Connect 4 game is a little large and not quite right for a stocking. Well, luckily, the lovely people at Shuffle have created a range of classic games in card form.
The Shuffle Connect 4 is an equally excited version of the traditional game, but it comes in card version and is perfect for travelling, the car and those Christmas stockings! Suitable for ages 6+ with 2-4 players, the aim of the game is to be the first person to complete four Connect 4 missions. Cards must be laid out side by side to make a connection of 4, plus, there are special tiles which grant you extra goes and other funky twists.
There are also three other variation ways of playing our Shuffle Connect 4 for Young Players, Open Missions and Double Handed. The winner of the game is the first player to complete four missions!
You also play The Game of Life too, which we loved just as much! Find out more here.
For The Traveller – Colgate® ProClinical® Pocket-Pro® (£69.99)
This is a great little device and one that we would highly recommend for those who travel, use the gym or who just like to have a toothbrush just in case! Super slim, easy to stowaway and a great performer too!
You may expect that the smaller tooth brush size means that you get less of a clean. However, that is not the case at all! The brush delivers over 25,000 strokes per minute and the results are fantastic for a device so compact. As is common with a lot of electronic toothbrushes, the two minute timer and 30 second quadrant pacer ensures that you clean your teeth for the correct length of time recommended by dental professionals.
On a practical note, the device can be charged using the USB carry case, which is super portable and very convenient. No more struggling to find a shave point here!
For The Writer – Urban Cottage Industries Personalised Notebooks (£Various)
Urban Cottage Industries have some spectacularly cute personalised gifts for Christmas 2016 and one of our favourites are their personalised notebooks. A great gift for any writer, they have a range of genuine Moleskine and Leuchtturm notebooks and diaries.
We were lucky enough to receive one of the orange Leuchtturm Notebook (£17.04). The notebook comes beautifully embossed with whatever you would like and this is created from type cast from molten metal on a mechanical Linotype machine. It is then beautifully wrapped in traditional brown paper for a truly nostalgic gift. We love love love this!
The Leuchtturm notebooks are 145mm x 210mm (approx A5) and have 249 ruled and numbered pages. There is a matching orange elastic closure strap, two ribbon bookmarks (one striped, one plain) and stickers for labelling and archiving. There are also three contents pages, eight detachable perforated pages and a pocket inside the rear cover. The paper is ink proof and acid free. What more could you want? Find out more here.
For The Budding Journalist – Sheaffer Quattro Multifunction Pen (£25)
Do you know a budding journalist or even someone who just loves a nice pen? If so, the Sheaffer Quattro Multifunction Pen is a great choice. This multi-purpose pen comes with three writing colours (red, blue and black) and a stylus. Just apply a twist to the pen and you can rotate through the colours at ease. A simple present and one, in this case, which is built with great quality and a beautiful finish. The pen retails at £25 and is available from Amazon, The Pen Shop and all other good stationery stockists.
For The Wildlife Enthusiast – Frances Lincoln RHS Wild in the Garden Diary 2017
A diary is a must purchase for any stocking and this awe inspiring offering from the Royal Horticultural Society is no exception! The RHS Wild in the Garden Diary 2017 celebrates British wildlife. It is illustrated with photographs of birds, mammals, amphibians and insects that may be found in gardens, plus tips on how to manage your garden to enhance the wildlife potential and thereby add interest and enjoyment.
This wonderful diary comes with full colour photographs on a week-to-view diary format. Plus, there are neat pockets on the inside and a ribbon marker too. Simply lovely! Find out more here.
For The Teenage Girl – Tribe Perfume(£24.99)
Are you looking for a cute perfume to pop in your teenager’s stocking? If so, this 1990s favourite perfurme is back! Opening with a bright cocktail of juicy fruits, a delighted bouquet of rose, jasmine and orange flower brings the femininity. Then, soft musks, creamy vanilla and sheer cedar-wood offer an enveloping bold and unique signature.
The iconic perfume sponsored Take That’s 1992 tour, and was brought back after popular demand. So if your teenage daughter loves singing those 90s cheese anthems, then this really is a must buy. Available from www.tribeperfume.co.uk.
For The Teen On The Go – VARTA Portable Powerpack (£7.99)
One thing teenagers always seem to mention is their lack of phone battery. A teenager is constantly on the go and checking Snapchat, Instagram or whatever social platform is the flavour of the week. This powerpack is under £8 and therefore the ideal stocking filler for any
This neat little powerpack contains enough power to give an iPhone 5s a full charge from scratch. Plus it can be used with interchangeable leads to accommodate android and other devices. The charger is fuelled by a micro USB and takes a couple of hours to fully charge. This is a great product for the teen on the go and also to give you as a parent some piece of mind. Available in coral, grey, black, mint green and white. Find out more here.
For The Fashion Conscious Teen – Jamberry Christmas Socks Nail Wraps (£15)
Jamberry specialise in nail wraps and they have some super cute designs for the Christmas season! The nail wraps are thin, vinyl sheets that are pressure and heat activated to adhere to your nail for a long lasting and unique look.
They are made with durable materials, so smudges and streaks are never an issue and each style will last for up to two weeks. They have over 300 adorable patterns! We have tried a few types and they are simply adorable. The results also last for well over a week and almost the promised two weeks, which is just perfect for the Christmas period. Find out more here.
For The Tea Drinker – O-Teas
One of the best things about being British is a nice cup of tea! So why not treat a tea lover in your life to this great value selection from O-Teas! This 12 piece selection includes a set of 4 black tea flavours. Each Gift box contains 3 individual teas of Darjeeling, Earl Grey, English Breakfast and Black Tea with Apricot.
Plus, all of the teas are individually boxed and then put into a Gift Box, perfect as a present or as a treat for yourself! The set is super cute and the tea is great quality too. A perfect gift! Find out more here.
For the Christmas Jumper Fan – FLAVR Christmas Jumper Cases (from £9.99)
What if I told you that you could combine all of the magic of a Christmas Jumper with the practicality of a phone case? Well, now you can! FLAVR’s new Christmas cases offer some super cheesy Christmas jumper designs for a range of smartphones and we love them.
With designs to appeal to everyone such as the “I want to believe” case (For X-Files fans), the “Selfie Elfie” case, the “Do the Dab” case and the “Jingle Balls case”, the new FLAVR range is sure to cause amusement amongst friends and colleagues.
Also, the case comes set into a card of the same design, therefore making it the perfect gift this Christmas. Is it the most protective case in the world? No. But is it fabulously festive? YES! We love them. Available from Carphone Warehouse and http://www.shopflavr.com/ from £9.99. For iPhone 5/5SE, 6/6S, 7, 7 Plus and Galaxy 7 and 7 Edge.
For The Professional – BITMORE® JUUCEE PRO™ TRAVEL CASE (£34.99)
Are you looking for the perfect travel case to store cards, money and also to help you keep your gadgets powered up on the go? If so, this case from Bitmore does all of that and more!
Designed to cater for all the needs of today’s 21st century traveller, the Juucee Pro™ Travel Case is the perfect accessory for organising travel documents and tech gadgets in one place, whilst having the ability to charge on the go.
On opening the case, you will find a tight fitting and secure Smartphone holder, elastic cable ties for earphones, pens and other accessories. The case also includes canvas pockets and sleek synthetic PU leather sections for credit cards, passports, ID cards and other important documentation, as well as a mesh pocket for loose change.
Not only that, the Juucee Pro™ Travel Case features an integrated rechargeable, powerbank, with a 4000mAh capacity. This neat feature is almost unnoticeable and results in a full charge for most smartphones. The integrated charging cable is compatible with all Android, iOS and Windows devices. For us this works perfectly and gives our iPhone a full charge every time.
A very nifty optional extra is the built-in USB flash or pen drive that offers instant storage on the go, holding up to 32GB, which sits in the front cover for easy access.
All this is available for a reasonable £34.99, therefore making it the perfect stocking filler. Available in Charcoal Black, Stone Grey, Ash Grey, Earth Brown. For stockist information please visit www.bitmore.co.uk.
For The Lady Looking For A Laugh – The Mills & Boon Modern Girl’s Guide to Working 9 to 5 (£6.99 each)
What better for a stocking filler than a quirky, funny and genuinely entertaining little read. This retro style hardback book is packed full of witticisms about modern life.
The Mills & Boon Modern Girl’s Guides bring together nostalgic black and white archive photographs of twentieth century women with witty twenty first century commentary from a dynamic writing duo under the pen-name Ada Adverse.
For Those Who Scrub Up Well – The English Soap Company Elf Gift Set
Soap is a classic stocking filler gift. But you can rest assured that this gift from The English Soap Company is a cut above the rest. This elf gift set collection is charming, Christmassy and a great looking gift too. The range has a scent of cinnamon and mulled wine for that true Christmas feel. Plus, each soap is triple milled for the ultimate in soapy goodness. Elf Gift Bar Soap: £5.99 and Elf Guest Bar Soaps: £2.95. Available from https://www.theenglishsoapcompany.com/
For Those Who Like A Glass Of Bubbly – Tesco finest Prosecco DOCG Valdobbiadene, £10
Prosecco is one of the biggest hits in our household and we think it makes the perfect stocking filler too. This reasonably priced bottle from Tesco offers great depth of flavour, gorgeous golden hue and vibrant bubbles. You will find flavours of apple, white flowers, citrus, grapefruit and a hint of honey, it’s an exquisite tipple to accompany your festivities. One of the nicest mid-range Proseccos we have tried this Christmas! Available from Tesco.
For Those Who Pamper – Along Came Betty, For Your Hands Only Hand Care Set (£6 from Tesco)
This gorgeous set is perfect for the winter, when the hands begin to crack and perish due to the cold. The set includes Very Berry and Peachy Keen products, which nourish the skin and moisturise against the elements. Plus, there is also a pair of funky nail files to keep nails in check and ready for the Christmas festivities. A lovely set. Available from Tesco.
For The Car Fanatic – Simoniz Five Piece Award Winners Car Gift Pack (£20 from Halfords)
The final gift in our guide is this fabulous gift pack from Simoniz, available at Halfords. The set includes all you need to keep your car polished and shiney!
Simoniz Ultracare Alloy Cleaner is a unique spray which cleans alloys quickly with no damaging effects. Unlike other cleaners, Ultracare is acid free, so even if your alloys are scuffed or damaged, the cleaner won’t corrode them or cause any harm.
Simoniz Mixra Glass Cleaner has been developed to provide you with maximum visibility when driving. Road dirt, insects and other deposits can easily build up on your windscreen, windows and headlights. Using Mixra Glass Cleaner guarantees high visibility by quickly and easily removing dirt and leaving you with a clear, streak free finish.
The fabrics inside your car, such as on your seats and the carpet, can be difficult to clean, but our specially developed Upholstery and Carpet Cleaner formula makes it easy. This cleaner is guaranteed to remove stains quickly thanks to the intensive cleaning brush. It also contains a pleasant fragrance which will bring back that new car aroma.
Simoniz has decades of experience in car cleaning and caring for exteriors, and our Insect and Tar Remover makes it easy to remove unsightly and harmful insects, tar and other deposits from your car’s bodywork. You can use it in between washes to keep your exterior free from dirt and damage. Simply spray on and the tough cleaner will dissolve the deposits without affecting your paintwork.
The Award Winners Car Cleaning Collection from Simoniz is available from Halfords from £20.
Christmas Edition Krispy Kreme Donuts (Launch on 5th December)
This Christmas, Krispy Kreme is un-wrapping a new collection of sweet treats, perfect for festive gatherings, stocking fillers, or even a midnight treat for Santa and his reindeers!
Straight from the North Pole, Krispy Kreme is introducing a festive
doughnut dressed in red that we’re sure you’ll want to find under the tree on Christmas morning.
The Krispy Kreme Christmas collection is available in a Festive Dozen box from the 5th December. Whether you want to spread a little joy with friends and family, or are looking for the perfect treats to bring along to the office Christmas party, be sure to pick up this limited edition box, filled with the new range, along with some of our most popular Krispy Kreme doughnuts from 2016!
ABSOLUT MINIATURE 5CL (RRP £4.00. Available in ASDA and other selected retailers)
Absolut Vodka Original is the world’s number one premium vodka and is made from natural ingredients, distilled from grain grown in the rich fields of southern Sweden. Rich, full-bodied and complex, yet smooth and mellow with a distinct character of grain, followed by a hint of dried fruit, the vodka is distilled three times producing a pure spirit.
Perfect in a: Cosmopolitan.
MALIBU MINIATURE 5CL (RRP £4.00. Available in Asda and other selected retailers)
Add a little Caribbean sunshine to this Christmas with Malibu Original. Versatile and smooth, the original No.1 coconut flavoured rum offers taste of summer over the festive season.
Perfect in a: Piña Colada.