Filling a carefully thought-out stocking for your partner can be a minefield. We know it’s tempting to leave it to the last minute and go nuts in the Boots 3-for-2 deal – or fill the entire stocking with ‘hilarious’ joke gifts you found in Poundland. But trust us, you’ll get much more appreciation if you plan ahead a little and stuff your partner’s stocking with thoughtful gifts. You can’t go far wrong with chocolate and a few little well-considered treats!
To help you out, we have again enlisted the help of our sister site Average Janes. We have four guides in total which will be released in the next week, Days Out and Experiences, Luxury Beauty, Music & Tech, Stocking Fillers (below) and Lingerie! Here the girls have put together a few ideas for little stocking fillers:
Bailey’s chocolate collection, £9-£22 ~ Libby
There’s nothing like the gift of chocolate for Christmas and these new Baileys chocolate truffle and flavour infusions are bound to be a festive hit. We’ve taste-tested and can confirm they’re as delicious as they look. Our personal favourite was the popping candy star. Available in three festive collections: Bailey’s Glittering Chocolate Box (£9), Bailey’s Shimmering Star (£5) and Bailey’s Golden Christmas Tree (£22) from Tesco and Debenhams.
Claudia First Base Lip Balm, M&S, £5 ~ Becky
Our girl-crush fave Claudia Winkleman has just released her new beauty range with M&S. Not only will this give your girlfriend kissable lips, you’ll be bang on trend for bagging a hot new beauty product. Get that mistletoe ready!
Grab it from M&S right now and it is even half price!
Magic Mike XXL DVD or Blu-Ray, Amazon, £10 ~ Libby
For an abs-olutely amazing stocking filler, give your girlfriend the gift of male strippers. We’re sure there’ll be no complaints! Picking up three years after Magic Mike, Channing Tatum has given up his stripping career and works in a furniture store. Thankfully though, that’s not for long and he’s soon getting his kit off. Magic Mike XXL is a fitting sequel to the highly successful comedy drama.
Grab it from Amazon and make her family feel a little awkward at present giving time.
Escape to Wonderland colouring book, Amazon, £4.89 ~ Becky
Believe it or not, adult colouring books have really taken off this year. This is the perfect gift if your girlfriend enjoys getting creative in her downtime. Pair it with a pack of colouring pencils for extra thoughtfulness points. This Escape to Wonderland is one of our favourites and can be bought from Amazon for less than £5.
Russian Doll Measuring Cups, House of Bath £17 ~ Libby
For a Jane who loves to bake, these Russian doll measuring cups are a fun, quirky stocking filler. The two dolls open up to provide four pieces, clearly marked in cups, mls and fluid ounces. Grab this gift quick as it’s proving very popular, with 5 star ratings. She’ll never having measuring issues again! Available from House of Bath.
Personalised Bauble and Candle, Ijustloveit.co.uk £14.99 & £12.99 ~ Holly
The perfect stocking filler for anyone who loves Christmas. Who doesn’t want a bauble with their name on? Bring it out every year for pride of place on the tree. Hand-designed with your special message or loved one’s name, what a sparkly treat to open on Christmas morning! If you think the bauble might not do it for them, what about a personalised scented candle? The vanilla one smells gaw-jus. Both available from ijustloveit.co.uk.
Tanqueray London Dry Gin, £16 ~ Rhian
There is only one thing that goes down better than pigs in blankets at Christmas and that has to be alcohol. A good gin will often go down a treat with the whole family, after all who doesn’t love a good G & T? A classic like the original Tanqueray London Dry Gin is the perfect mix of being a great quality without breaking the bank.
Club Tropicana Unusual gift box, Deathtoflowers.co.uk, £15 ~ Holly
Want a quick cheat instead of a stocking? This unusual gift box might not appeal to everyone, but once your other half has opened it and read the wise words of Beyonce from the fortune cookie (yes, you read that right), she’ll be ready to inflate that flamingo and head out to your hot tub (or bath…). In this quirky box you’ll find chocolate, a flamingo floating cup holder, vintage postcard and some other little goodies. Got a kooky girlfriend? This is the one for them. Find out more here.
So there you have it, our top stocking fillers from the girls – get stuffing!
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