With Christmas Day just around the corner, there’s no better time to get all your festive essentials sorted.
And to make this stressful time of year that little bit more streamlined, we’ve compiled a list of the best stocking fillers for women, all for under £30.
Whether cosmetics are her thing or she’s more into planting her own Christmas tree, we’ve got a little bit of everything to choose from.
Best for: Something that will last all year long
Ted Baker has created a glitzy nail polish gift set that contains four shades: rose gold glitter, dark green shimmer, light pink and red. Wear the pink or red during the day, then add a top coat of rose gold glitter for nights out. It’s the ideal stocking filler for those who like to keep their nails in check at all times – the box is pretty, too.
£19.99, Blondies Kitchen
Best for: Those with a sweet tooth
Blondies Kitchen creates delicious American-style cookies – crispy on the edge, chewy on the inside and soft in the middle – and this set of eight will be gone within minutes of opening. All contained within a glass cookie jar and finished off with a festive red bow, this is the ideal treat to slip into a stocking this Christmas.
The cookies are a mixture of chocolatey flavours, although you can make specific requests under “special instructions” at checkout. They are extremely moreish, and Blondies Kitchen also does a great mince pie.
Best for: The hardworking woman
The Christmas season is often stressful, and what better way to relax and unwind than by recreating the atmosphere of a spa? Well, this candle will help you do just that. Light it up and run a nice, hot bath for the hardworking woman in your life. It also comes in a stylish copper-gold tin that will look great on the dressing table when not in use.
£1.15, Not On The High Street
Best for: The avid gardener
This little seed packet contains an ‘Abies Nordmanniana’ seed, which is more commonly known as the non-drop Nordmann fir Christmas tree. Plant it outside to ensure the seed gets the cold it needs to germinate, and it will eventually grow up to 16 metres tall. Look after it well and next year you’ll have a Christmas tree ready to use for your 2019 festivities.
£20, Le Creuset
Best for: Those who love luxury kitchenware
Le Creuset products are always reliable, high quality, and look good in the kitchen or on the dinner table. This bright orange salt and pepper shaker set is ideal for anyone who loves a splash of colour in their kitchenware, and is a genuinely useful gift. Made from specialist clay, this set is durable and strong, with a five-year guarantee. They can take pride of place on the Christmas dinner table.
£20, Charlotte Tilbury
Best for: The make-up junkie
These handbag-friendly mini lipsticks are the portable versions of Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Lips matte liquid lipsticks. The shades here include a nourishing rosy pink and a warm deep berry. They both come in a golden handbag case too, making it a novel little stocking filler that Charlotte Tilbury fans will obsess over.
Best for: The budding photographer
The Mpow portable lens kit will transform your photos, enabling you to take striking pictures using just your mobile phone. Three clip on lenses are included: a fisheye lens that can capture 180 degrees of the scene, a 0.36X wide-angle lens that is ideal for shooting open areas, and a 20X macro lens that can take stunning up-close-and-personal images. The lenses can be used on most iPhones and Androids.
Variable price, Air & Grace London
Best for: A shoe-lover
If you’re not already an Air & Grace fan, you soon will be. The brand makes high-end trainers, high tops and boots that are beautifully stitched and packaged, coming in an array of on-trend designs. The quality and comfort is what really stands out with this brand though. We wear ours regularly on the commute to work and pick up a compliment or two along the way. If you’re feeling generous, buy a pair for someone special, otherwise go for a gift card.
Best for: The pamper queen
Baths aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but those who enjoy a relaxing dip at the end of a long day will definitely appreciate these Lush goodies. The ‘Seasons Greetings’ Christmas gift box contains a spicy pumpkin seed bath oil and a sea salt and rose bath bomb. All Lush’s products are made using 100 per cent vegetarian and vegan-friendly ingredients, and are not tested on animals.
Best for: The kitchen connoisseur
Archive your family’s beloved recipes in this hardback cookbook, ensuring you’ll never forget a secret ingredient again. Each page includes space to jot down the ingredients, method and cooking time – and there’s even a space to stick a photo of the culinary masterpiece. If that’s not enough, there’s also a handy cooking guide section that gives you tips, tables and more.
Best for: The active Instagrammers
Perfecting the art of a selfie is no easy task, but it’s a task that’ll be made a lot easier with this selfie ring light. The little light is made up of 36 LED bulbs that offer three different levels of brightness. And there’s no need to worry about charging it every night, as it’s powered by two AAA batteries (not included). The ring light is compatible with all smartphones including iPhones and Androids.
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