I had so much fun creating a christmas wish list for myself that I have put together a handy stocking filler guide for all of you, that will hopefully give you some xmas inspiration! I always find it a bit more difficult to buy smaller presents for people, whether it be a simple secret santa gift or a little something extra to go with their main gift and I think I can blame that on my usual laziness when it comes to buying everything. This year however, i've decided to be super pro-active and get it all out of the way as soon as possible. I've gained so many ideas whilst making this and I tried to think of all tastes and different budgets, so hopefully there will be something here that applies to everyone.
Beauty products are always a staple element of any christmas stocking and you can add anything from cute little sparkly nail polishes to luxurious bath & shower products. If your girl likes to pamper herself then a stocking filled with a selection of little bits and pieces to help her get ready for a night out or unwind after a long week will be the perfect thing for her to open on the 25th December! A useful tip is to gain some knowledge of her favourite colours and maybe things she's running out of that can be replaced with a well thought of gift. Remember that some products may not be suitable for all skin types so it's helpful to get items that aren't irritable or too perfumey and maybe read some reviews online justs to be sure! I'm sure you've endured hints and nudges from the girls in your life about what they want for christmas and it's difficult to whittle it down to a few choice things or even find a suitable substitute for something a little more expensive, remember though that deals go on and off throughout December so look out for those price drops!
Who doesn't love some good old fashioned accessories? Whether you are recieving your annual hat and gloves or a cute little purse to store your christmas money in, accessories are thoughtful little gifts that show someone really cares. Most things should keep you within your budget but obviously if you've got that extra special person to impress, then a trip to Tiffany's won't hurt. Hint hint. Just kidding, but jokes aside, accessories can be another stocking filler that can allow you to help a person stock up on things that they really need or are always running out of. Take hair ties for instance - a girls best friend and her worst enemy. We love putting our hair up but no matter how many multipacks and array of coloured hair ties we buy, they always mysteriously disappear. A thoughtful little pack of hair ties is actually more meaningful than you would think and I certainly can't complain when I get little bits and pieces that are going to keep me stocked up for awhile! My mother does the obligatory hair brush - hair ties -extra make up - thing every christmas and it always makes me smile. No matter what you get it's important to remember that a gift is just a sign that you care and no matter the price tag, they will love you for it!
The final selection of stocking gifts didn't really come under a specific name so I decided to go with 'This and That' as these gifts are the odd bits and bobs that you didn't realise you wanted until you get them. Stationary is a classic xmas gift, everyone needs a good bit of stationary and some websites/shops personalise items with a name of your choice, making it extra special. Other items include mouthwatering chocolates, lacy delicates and a captivating bit of literature. There's a vast array of things that you could buy your loved ones to go in their stocking, it's simply a case of searching for the right things and you can pick them up pretty much anywhere. I've detailed a selection of items below to get you inspired but it's one of those things that you'll know is right when you see it!
There's a lot of other ideas you can add to your stockings, for instance my mother likes to put scratchcards in ours in case one of us wins big or maybe you could add a voucher or gift card. Or maybe you want to move away from the traditional stocking? Maybe they asked for a handbag for christmas? You could always individually wrap items and put them in the handbag and either wrap the bag, place it in a large gift bag or sneakily place it under the tree or in front the fire place late at night! It's always great to shake your christmas up a little and go for gifts they aren't expecting, but will most definitely love.
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