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More Ideas for Filling Girlies’ Stockings!

As explained in my previous post, my Mum, Nana and I collectively contribute to each others’ stockings every year. This usually means buying 3 of everything. With my wedding coming up, however, we’re on a bit of an economy drive, so finding more specific gifts for each person has become a priority. I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve bought for them, in case it might help you come up with something new. 

  
1. Books – I buy a lot of books and I also buy a fair few books for my Nana through the each year so Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without getting her a couple. A novel is a great stocking filler: easy to pick up for a few quid, a great present if the giftee likes to read, and it takes up a big chunk of space in that stocking. If they don’t read, how about a daft little thing from the humour section (just make sure it’s actually funny) or one of those little cookery or baking books you get. If they’re planning a holiday, how about a travel guide? 

Books as Stocking Filler Ideas
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

  

2. Cosy Socks – knowing my family, the warm socks of last Christmas seem to have scarpered, never to be found again by the time Christmas rolls around again.  At this time of year you can find great cosy socks all over the place. Even shops which don’t normally sell them seem to stock them for an impulse buy. Stick with your budget, but pretty and buy soft! These particular ones were from M&S – £5 for 2 snazzy pairs. 

 

Secret Santa Ideas
Ted Baker Gift Set
 
3. Bath Stuff People Might Actually Like! This is a lovely little gift set from Ted Baker which, for £6, offers a handbag-sized perfume and a travel sized body wash. Great for a secret Santa present too. 

 

Chocolate Coins
Chocolate Stocking Fillers
 
4. Chocolate! Of course, you can’t skip the obligatory chocolate coins, and I usually throw in a Chocolate Orange as well. Marks and Spencer are selling a good range of Christmassy chocolates perfect for throwing into a stocking, including clementines, brussel sprouts and caramel parcels, as well as the traditional chocolate coins. 


Super Drugstore Stocking Fillers for Ladies

If you’re anything like me, you’ll find it increasingly difficult to come up with ideas for stocking fillers as each year goes by. It’s really important to me that people don’t receive presents for the sake of just having a present; it should always be something people might want or like, or don’t even know they might want!  
My Mum, Nana and I contribute to a great big stocking for each other every year, so it can be hard to think of new ideas. Yesterday, I took a trip up to Superdrug for a bit of a stocking filler smash and grab (without the stealing) and I thought it might be helpful to share with you some items which make great stocking fillers but wouldn’t necessarily be traditionally considered for a Christmas present. 

  
This is something I’ll probably put in my own stocking: the B. Eye Shadow Brush, which looks lovely and soft, as well as big enough to blend out your shadow. It would probably be great for concealing too. At £3.99 and with good-sized packaging, it ticks the stocking stuffing box, whilst being a great present.

 

Imperial Leather; Stocking Filler Ideas
Imperial Leather Shower Gel
 
Shower gel is another great filler product. Most people use it, and they certainly know someone who would use it even if they themselves have a bath every day. It might be a bit of a boring present, but it will at least be useful (which, let’s face it, we start to appreciate as we get older) and if you can find an exciting scent or texture, even better. 

 

Superdrug Stocking Fillers
Superdrug staples
 
Beauty staples….I happen to know my Nana can’t be without this Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream and my Mum keeps complaining about having dry elbows so I’ve picked a pot up for her as well. 

Nail polish remover pads are so handy for anyone who might ever wear nail polish, so a great, cheap little thing to throw in there. I always seem to be running out!
This GOSH Eyeliner was for me to replace one which has stopped sharpening, but you can’t really go wrong with a kohl liner as a little extra, and it’s always an intriguingly shaped present to open. And you currently get a free smoky eye palette when you spend £10 on GOSH in Superdrug (one present for you, one present for me….)!

Makeup Stocking Fillers
Makeup Revolution Palettes
 
I have to admit that eyeshadow palettes are a bit of a guilty pleasure for me just now – so many pretty pigments. However, I’m a big believer in sharing the love, so if you’ve bought something and loved it, why not buy one for someone else?  These are getting towards the pricier end of stocking filler territory but there’s still a 3 for 2 in Superdrug so it sort of evens out. The Makeup Revolution Beyond Flawless palette is one of my favourite things just now, but the Flawless palette has a slightly broader range of colours for people who might not be so comfortable with the concept of 50 shades of nude. 

I also picked up the Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 palette for my Mum, as she tends to wear a lot of purple shades so I thought this might introduce her to the 21st century and no make-up make-up. Plus it comes with a brush, and it’s in that crucial £5 bracket. 

Other things I’ll probably pick-up at some point or which might be suitable for a sister or friend:

  • Hair bobbles 
  • Hand cream
  • Face masks
  • Hairspray or dry shampoo
  • Bath bombs/bath salts/bubble bath 
  • Body lotion 
  • Vaseline or lip balm
  • Nail polish
  • Lipstick or lipgloss
  • Blusher, bronzer or highlighter 
  • Your favourite primer or setting spray 

I wouldn’t recommend gifting a concealer or foundation (no matter how badly you want to share the wonder of Collection concealer) as you are very unlikely to be able to correctly match their skin tone!

Let me know if this has helped any of you out or if you have any ideas for me!