Christmas is right around the corner and with Black Friday coming up next week, I thought it was finally time to do my first Christmas post! I wanted to start small and work my way up so I have gathered up my favourite picks for the season’s best stocking fillers and gifts under £10.00.
Zoella ‘Eyes’ Make-up Bag
Zoella, the blogging superstar! I love to support bloggers and this makeup bag that is available at Superdrug from Zoella’s own line is a great stocking stuffer for a make-up lover or someone who travels often. It looks very stylish and with the ‘eyes’ on the bag it is certainly stands out from the usual make-up bags. It is also very reasonably priced at £8.00 so will fit most budgets!
Crabtree & Evelyn Limited Edition Hand Therapy Creams: Iced Rose, Spiced Ginger, Frosted Fruits
Crabtree & Evelyn shine in the realm of hand care and they have recently launched three seasonal limited edition Hand Therapy creams in the sweetest of fragrances that will have you feeling in the Christmas mood in no time at all. Ultra-moisturising, these are little handbag heroes and at £5.00 each, they make a very reasonable stocking filler.
Bleach London Picture Dome
Bleach is the cool hair brand on the block and they have made a picture dome that’s even cooler. This is a great gift for a best friend or for an office Secret Santa party as you can simply slip in a picture of you and your bestie. A personalised gift indeed.
Dapper Duck Lip Balm in Stylish Strawberry
This little duck in the form of a lip gloss simply makes me smile, as will anyone who receives this in their stocking. Perfect for the handbag and definitely something that people will notice. Why don’t they make more lip glosses in the shape of animals? The gloss is also a sweet strawberry and with no calories, it makes it easier to indulge in than that mince pie.
Bleach London Super Cool Colour Hair Crayon in Bruised Violet and Rose
I absolutely love this Bleach Hair Crayon in Bruised Violet because it doesn’t make my hair crunchy and stiff like usual hair colour sprays. In fact, it makes it quite soft. And it also allows me to try and channel Nicole Richie, who rocks the coolest violet hair in the world. To use simply brush on the strands you wish to colour and voila, you’ve got some cool coloured hair that washes out before you have to go to the office the next day.
If I am feeling particularly sweet, I love the Rose colour, it works great on lighter hair, brushed on the ends all around to create an ombre effect.
Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Activating Oil
This is a little superstar facial oil. It has a very refreshing citrus scent, sinks in easily and contains powerful 100% concentrated rose hips oil that activates skin’s natural reparative ability with potent antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Like a superfood smoothie-for the skin.
Molton Brown Gingerlily Body Wash Bauble
I am a huge fan of Molton Brown’s shower gels and body washes and first fell in love over a travel-sized Templetree body wash. This year they come in adorable baubles that can hang off the tree. Although Molton Brown tends to be on the pricier side, their shower gels are truly indulgent and the fragrance smells like a fine perfume! This Gingerlily has top notes of a warming ginger oil, middle notes of exotic tuberose and base notes of spicy cedarwood and an extract of white lily. See what I mean?
No 7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour in Blue Patent
I am in love with dark, gothic colours this season for nails. As the days get darker, so does my make-up mood and my nails reflect this in the winter. I thought the staying power of this nail lacquer was pretty good as well and it gives a glossy, expensive shine!
Charles Worthington Shine Booster Diamond Shine Gloss Treatment
This product is a way for us to all wear diamonds every single day! It is enriched with unique Luminoil Complex and Shining Diamond Powder. I definitely felt that my hair felt silkier after using this and at £9.99 it is a very reasonable treat to give for a stocking filler.
Skin Art Tattoos
Tattoos are back and now they are luxe, metallic and fashionable. Oh yeah, and they wash off-perfect for commitment-phobes. These Skin Art Tattoos are brilliant for anyone who likes to have a bit of bling on their wrist or arm that isn’t jewellery. I liked the ‘Love’ tattoo or the little birds you can adorn on the inside of your forearm. These are great for someone who likes to have a bit of an alter ego sometimes, like myself. Giving these with the Bleach London Hair Crayons would be a perfect gift for a fashionable friend.
Antipodes Jubilation Hand/Body Cream
I love this hand cream because it also doubles as a ta da…body cream! Therefore I think this is a perfect gift for a friend or family member who is either very busy or who likes to travel. The metal tubing on this product makes it feel luxurious and also sets it apart from its competitors. The cream doesn’t feel greasy or heavy and is packed with pure plant oils, essential omegas and vitamins. With the aroma of feijoa and wild blackcurrant there is something fresh and woodsy about this hand cream. You will love it.
Paperchase Tea Infuser
Oh Paperchase, how I love thee for thy quirky ways. Paperchase is right down my alley. I love to browse the shop for gifts and I think it’s a perfect place to find gifts for most of the people on your list. One thing I love? This amazing Tea Infuser. You can dunk the anchor in your tea and wait for the tea to infuse and once done, you can clean it and then place it back on its inner tube where it can rest until the next time you need it. This is a great stocking stuffer or gift for someone who loves tea!
Paperchase Luggage Tag
Everyone knows what it’s like to wait for your luggage to come around and around the revolving carousel at the airport once you’ve deplaned. The annoying thing is often not having any identifying ‘trademark’ on your suitcase so you can pick it out from everyone else’s luggage that looks exactly the same as yours. A decorative luggage tag can come to the rescue and Paperchase has several varieties of them. A great gift for a fiver for a friend who loves to travel.