My family always starts with opening the stockings first and it’s often the most fun part of Christmas morning. The things you can put a stocking – this is where you can get creative! I’ve put together some ideas for a Christmas Gift Guide for Stocking Fillers for you to suit all ages and personalities.
If you want to stand out from the crowd and get a Christmas stocking filler that is really, really cool then I would go for these Stiks lipsticks. Honestly, these lipsticks are designed to stand out and make someone say ‘wow’! If I got one of these in my stocking I would certainly be impressed. These are not your average everyday lipsticks. They are like little Transformer lipsticks (like the robots). These twist to come out of the tube with a flip top and the lipstick tip is flat so it makes it quite easy to draw really sharp lines. I’ve got shades Burgundy and Fuschia below – you can see how cool these really are and what a unique gift they would make in any girl’s stocking! Stiks Lipstik makes putting on lipstick even more fun which honestly I didn’t know could be possible.
Tony Moly is one of my favourite South Korean brands and their face masks have fun packaging but also do the job. And as Avocado is such a hot fruit these days (and great for the skin), popping one of these little masks in a stocking will brighten up anyone’s Christmas morning. The mask plumps and moisturises the skin and contains avocado fruit extract, apricot, star anise and cocktail of skin beneficial vitamins including antioxidants A, C and E. What’s not to love?
Okay so Avon have gone and done something pretty cool. They’ve made nail lacquers according to the birthstones of each month. How genius is that and why hasn’t anyone thought of it before? If you want to give a simple, personalised gift (and trust me, it’s all about the personalisation these days) then these nail lacquers are such a cool stocking filler gift to give. You can choose the following colours: January – Garnet Red, February – Amethyst Purple, March – Aquamarine Blue, April – Diamond Clear, May – Emerald Green, June – Pearl Pink, July – Ruby Red, August – Peridot Green, September – Sapphire Blue, October – Opal Cream, November – Citrine Orange and December – Topaz Blue. A perfect, perfect gift and won’t bust the bank. I’ve got the shades in Pearl, Emerald and Sapphire (below).
I love a body oil and I like them rich, thick (but not too greasy) and natural. For a gal who likes green beauty or one who needs some ‘me-time’, then this Antipodes Heavenly Body Oil is just simply ah-mazing. There is just something about a body oil that makes you feel like you are indulging – this one smells fabulous too with a mix of lavender, rosewood, ylang ylang and jasmine. It’s organic and light and it feels just as good as it smells. Gift it to someone who will really treasure it (because it’s pretty special).
Shampoo and Conditioners are a necessity of life but once you have experienced luxury shampoo and conditioner you can hardly go back! Dermalogica (whose skincare products I love) have just launched a Daily Cleansing Shampoo and Daily Conditioning Rinse. This is a great gift for winter because these hair products are all about nourishing dry strands. With the weather the way it is in the winter and the dry air, these can be a real hair-saver. The shampoo is quite gentle on the hair – it does the job of cleansing but doesn’t strip hair. The conditioner as well is great – it’s really good for dry hair and contains Pro-Vitamin B5 to strengthen hair. I think these two are perfect for all hair types and I love them for fine hair (that’s what I have). It’s so hard to find hair products for fine hair sometimes so these are a fab stocking filler or gift for a fine-haired friend.
For the manic person who needs to learn to relax – this Dream Team Sleep Duo from This Works will be a little lifesaver. It contains two aromatherapeutic solutions that will help induce a good night’s sleep – a Deep Sleep pillow spray and a Deep Sleep Stress Less fragrant roller ball. I love a lavender pillow spray – just having a deep breathe in at night really does help the brain to relax. I like the fragrant roller ball to just apply to pulse points when feeling stressed. Both products contain natural oils. The Deep Sleep Pillow Spray contains lavender, vetivert and wild chamomile oils while the Deep Sleep Stress Less Roller contains refreshing Eucalyptus, Frankincense and Lavender Essential Oils. Someone will thank you for this.
I absolutely adore coffee scrubs! You can read my review HERE on my previous trial of Frank Body. I also love coconut oil so when the two are combined it’s a match made in heaven. This Bean Body Coconut Coffee Bean Scrub smells amazing and does the job of removing dead skin cells for a result that’s super smooth. This would be a fantastic gift for someone who likes green beauty or for someone who has never experienced the joys of a coffee scrub (and who also might be a coffee addict!). You can also use this scrub on the face too so it doubles as a face and body scrub in one!
I am a big fan of natural deodorants because I don’t like to use aluminium on my skin. This is a very unique product – great for a green beauty girl. It is a cream-to-powder deodorant that you apply with your fingertips. It contains superfine, powdered plant-derived botanicals – including antimicrobial arrowroot and pure, moisture-absorbing kaolin clay – which sit invisibly upon the skin to absorb perspiration all day long; maintaining dryness and inhibiting odour-causing bacteria for optimal (and sustained) freshness. It also smells quite nice and works too. I tested it out myself. And it’s probably the prettiest deodorant I’ve ever seen.
I’ve been very impressed with the MUA Luxe Lip Lacquers. This set includes colours for every occasion – think everyday to a night out on the town. These are long-wear, matte finish lip lacquers in shades Moxie, Tranquillity, Reckless, Halcyon and Kooky. For the price it’s hard to beat (5 for £15) and the whole set makes for a pretty fool-proof stocking filler!
I’m a huge fan of sheet masks and like to share the love sometimes with other people. 7th Heaven has an amazing Multi-Masking Pack with lots of great masks. There is a big trend these days to ‘multi-mask’ which is applying a number of various masks to different parts of the skin – as different parts of the skin have different needs! So this pack pretty much has it all which includes 6 masks called Fruit Smoothie, Strawberry Souffle, Argan Oil Mud, Black Seaweed Peel Off, Dead Sea Peel Off and the 7th Heaven Exfoliator and Masque. This set would make a fabulous stocking filler because who wouldn’t want 6 different face masks?! It doesn’t matter if you have oily skin (Argan Oil mask would suit) or dry skin (Strawberry Souffle would suit here) there is something for everyone. And you have the kind of face that needs different things, well then you will literally be in 7th Heaven.
And for a fun stocking filler I love the Funkin Margarita Cocktail Mixers – these are mini, individual serve packs so they are perfect for party favours or for Christmas brunch! Come on, it’s always more fun to open presents while feeling slightly tipsy. The mixers are a citrus and tangy blend of Persian limes from Mexico and a dash of orange juice, best served with tequila and a dash of triple sec for the classic taste of Mexico. The ingredients are also all-natural, so you can feel a little bit better about drinking that margarita.
There are just so many uses for coconut oil – as a moisturiser, a hair mask, a balm, cuticle oil – there is not much coconut oil won’t solve. So this little stocking filler is an all-round pleaser. For there is not a soul out there who wouldn’t like coconut oil – and organic at that! It solidifies at room temp but will melt with the heat of your hands to make a luscious treat for the body.
Taylor’s 32 Natural Whitening Toothpaste (Fennel & Mint, Grapefruit & Mint, Classic Mint)
Natural toothpaste is having a moment these days and why not? Natural beauty products are, so it makes sense that this would extend to teeth. And even more so because we put toothpaste in our mouth! Taylor’s 32 Natural Whitening Toothpaste is free from artificial preservatives, sweeteners & abrasives and come in three amazing flavours. I’m particular to the Fennel & Mint – it tastes really fresh! These would be perfect added to a stocking and are available from Waitrose.
When I first heard about the Nano Silver Spray I was intrigued. As a frequent traveller this stuff seems like the dream. It targets bacteria, viruses, etc and kills them within 6 minutes. Silver has been used throughout history to disinfect and the Nano Silver basically attacks anything bad by disabling them. It’s great for bug bites, sores, burns and cuts. If you slip this into the stocking of a friend who is always on exotic trips to foreign lands then this could be a life saver/game changer for them. You can also use this handy little spray for eye infections!
I love Super Greens smoothies and juices so it’s great that this is now in masque form as well! This Sukin Super Greens Masque is a little gem – it is packed with extracts like kale, spirulina and parsley to boost skin’s health from the outside. I am a huge fan of masks and this would be a great stocking filler for a health nut friend.
Manuka Honey is so darn good for you! This one is 20+ Active Manuka Honey and is from New Zealand. Manuka Honey has many health benefits and it’s delicious stirred into a cup of black tea or just a spoonful on its own. Almost everyone knows how good Manuka Honey is for you so again, this is a perfect gift to stuff in the stocking of a health nut family member.
Body cream that works on your body like face cream does to the face? Where do I sign up? This Vichy Ideal Body Balm is an amazing rich, buttery balm that is perfect for winter. It also sinks in quickly which is great at bedtime. It is packed with an array of ingredients that are often found in skincare such as Hyaluronic Acid and LHA (Lipo-Hydroxy Acid), as well as a blend of ten essential oils, including Jojoba, Rosehip, Apricot Kernel and Sunflower boosts radiance to reveal healthy-looking skin.
What do you want in your stocking filler this year?
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