Christmas is fast approaching and I can't contain my excitement! I'd like to say that I love Christmas but I find Christmas day itself quite dull. I much prefer the prep and hustle and bustle beforehand. The shopping for presents, finding the perfect gifts and then getting to wrap them up all beautifully ready to pop under the tree. Not everybody finds Christmas shopping as fun and easy as I do, so today I thought I'd help you out with some little gift ideas for my favourite part of Christmas. Stocking fillers! I'm not sure what it is about stocking fillers I enjoy so much but I love those small little gifts, quite often funny or containing inside jokes, that I really enjoy buying. I've put together a few items including skincare, make-up, homeware and fragrance to give you some inspiration for those all important stocking fillers.
Firstly a little quick blast from the past, who remembers the So? fragrances?* So...Kiss me was basically the scent of my childhood and probably the first fragrance I ever bought myself. These would make a great little stocking filler for a niece, cousin or even younger sister. They're a great option for a little lady who is maybe a little too young for perfume but still wants to smell delicious. Out of the three the Vanilla is my favourite as it basically smells like cake, how could you resist? They're so easy to just pop in your handbag to freshen yourself up throughout the day and are readily available to buy in Superdrug.
I always feel that Christmas is the perfect time to spoil your mum. They work so hard throughout the year, but especially at Christmas. Mine always does all the shopping, the wrapping and everything in between, so I always like to get her a little extra special for her stocking. This Aurelia Skincare Cell Revitalise Moisturiser* is a gorgeous little treat to pop in any Mama's stocking, or any other lady you want to spoil. It is a little on the pricier side for a stocking filler, but if you can't go a little overboard at Christmas when can you?
This Body Shop hand cream gift set could easily be given to one person as a gift, or you could be thrifty about it and split them up to give to a few different people. The Body Shop hand creams are probably some of my favourites out there, I pretty much have one in every handbag. They're just so easy to throw in your bag and apply on the go, they absorb quickly, leave your hands feeling super soft and they smell incredible!
For some reason giving mugs as a gift is a thing of mine. I think because I love them myself I always want to give them to other people, so as soon as I saw this one from Chickidee* I knew it would be perfect for my other half as we often joke about how we are going to be weird pensioners with bright coloured hair and faded tattoos. Pop this in a stocking and spend your winter evenings with it full of hot chocolate and marshmallows whilst you watch cheesy and predictable christmas films in channel 5.
I always think sometimes 'practical' presents are always needed somewhere along the line. Wether its underwear, socks or a much needed hair product. For me dry shampoo is an everyday essential, I honestly don't know how I ever survived without it. So this Paul Mitchell Dry Wash* is a perfect but practical stocking filler. A lot of dry shampoo's I've used leave a very powdery feel in your hair, but this one doesn't. Your hair feels clean, fresh and light, not to mention it has that typical 'hairdresser' smell that instantly makes you feel pampered.
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a festive candle, am I right? It just doesn't feel right unless you have a spicy, warm and cinnamon scented candle burning in your house. I much prefer these types of scents to the sickly, sweet cake like candles as they instantly add a festive feeling to your home. Wrap it up nicely and pop on a little bow and it would be the perfect little treat for anybody.
This last one could quite easily be a little treat to yourself, sneak it in your own stocking and nobody will notice. This lovely little Sleek liquid lipstick gift set from Boots would be great to put in any ladies stocking, although I highly recommend keeping it for yourself like I did. You get four mini versions of some classic shades every woman needs in her make up bag. A classic red, a vampy purple, a light nude shade and a darker nude shade. Seriously what else do you need? The formula glides on and really does stay all day.
So theres a few little ideas for some last minute stocking fillers, what are your favourite types of gifts to buy?