Stocking fillers are one of the fun traditions at Christmas – lots of random goodies which keep you entertained on Christmas Day and don’t get used beyond that.
Over the years, my mum has managed to nail the balance between silly and useful. She still does the stocking for me even though I’ve moved out because she’s an angel.
So, I’ve had a go at mimicking her style to bring you 10 stocking fillers – some whacky, some wonderful. Stocking fillers don’t seem to be as cheap as they used to be (does that make me sound old?) but I’ve tried to stick to under £7.
I feel like this could be one of those things which sounds better than it is. Lip balm is always handy come winter time, though, and it’s an item my mum never fails to include. Seen as though I’m doing my best to imitate her flare for stocking fillers, this one had to make the list.
2. Emergency Tea Bag Tin | Qwerkity, £3.99
The saying goes that tea solves everything, so why not make sure the tea lover in your life can carry around a stash for emergencies? It just makes sense.
3. Animal Blowing Bubbles | Berylune, £4.25
Whether you’re a little kid or a big kid, bubbles are always fun. They’re maybe even twice as much fun when they’re this cute.
4. Gingerbread Star Shaped Candle | Next, £4.50
You can’t go wrong with a candle during the cold, dark months! If you really want to capture the scent of Christmas, is there a better choice than gingerbread?
5. Grow Your Own Pussy Cat | Prezzybox, £4.99
Now, you’re not likely to benefit from the many ways cats are amazing with this substitute, but it would be a bit of fun. Look on the bright side: you miss out on the smelly litter trays with this version!
6. Fidget Fob | Mankind, £5.99
You know those people who just HAVE to keep their hands busy? Well, here’s a stocking filler specifically for them. It has a variety of buttons and switches to play with. The convenient small size makes it slide into a pocket with ease.
7. Polar Bear Cosy Socks | Accessorize, £6.00
Fluffy socks are a must in winter so I’m sure you’ll agree that these would be an excellent stocking filler.
The pretty packaging alone is enough to make me want to buy this for someone. From a more practical standpoint, the creams contain shea butter to moisturise and nourish skin.
9. Animal Cable Bites | FIREBOX, £6.99
With six animals to choose from, including a penguin and a dog, these are an adorable way to liven up your charger! They look pretty funny. Nom nom nom.
10. Clipit Camera String | IWOOT, £6.99
If you know an Instax lover like me, this is a good way for them to display their snaps!