So today I bring you some last minute Christmas stocking filler ideas. I meant to get this post up much earlier but have been so busy lately, mainly planning for Christmas as we have so many friends and family dropping by this year. ...So in the spirit of all things busy and festive, I bring you some last minute Christmas stocking filler ideas - enjoy!
Cruelty free British cosmetics brand Bagsy Beauty have the best products for gifting. I say this because their whole range literally features the most dreamiest packaging. Some of the items also have little loops on the packaging so could even be hung on your Christmas tree! You can read about all the products pictured below in my post here - they're all fab!
I also love Bagsy's ‘Wow Lips’ lip chubbies (as above) - they have a lush creamy texture which is enhanced with moisturising properties to keep your lips nourished (again, especially with this cold weather), and are super pigmented. Quite simply I love them, so have them in various shades! I also think that the slogan on the inner tube of the packaging is a really nice little extra touch.
Following on from the theme of amazing products and fab packaging we have JewelleryBox.co.uk - an online jewellery retailer who sell sterling silver and 9ct gold jewellery items at costume jewellery prices – how can you not love that! There is even an “under £5” section (see here) – great for those of you feeling the pinch at this time of year, but also a great place to source some really beautiful little secret santa gifts.
I really like the way that the brand package their items in loveable brown paper and string:
I actually have a couple of really lovely pieces from this company:
Above: I adore the colourful wooden pegs - such a cute touch!
Pictured above is a sterling silver infinity loop pendant necklace which you can purchase here for only £5.75! The delicate little sterling silver diplodocus dinosaur stud earrings are £6.05 and can be purchased here. Fab pieces aren't they?! The company offer UK next working day delivery and same day dispatch – so it’s not too late to get your hands on these! Browse their website here.
Glitter nail varnish
Now this particular polish is from a past collection by China Glaze – I still have some "supply" of it lol as I am a glitter fiend so stocked up knowing that I would use it loads and loads! (...plus I knew that they would be good for gifting because they're so pretty! Yup "prettiness" is often a key factor for me when choosing gifts lol).
If you’ve not tried the China Glaze brand out than I highly recommend that you do. It is a leading professional nail brand with great quality products - hence why you see the brand being used so widely by professionals and beauty junkies alike. Best of all though, all of the brand’s products are free from the commonly found nail polish toxic nasties that are DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde.
Have you ever tried a clear glitter polish that when you applied it was just like “meh – there’s hardly even any glitter in this!!” …Well good news – ‘Make A Spectacle’ is not like this at all, and as you can see from the picture below, this polish is SO NOT stingy on the glitter:
If you want to gift something fun and quirky, yet functional, then Anatomicals is a great brand to consider. I own several of their products and actually gifted some last Christmas too. I'm particularly fond of the brand's "Puffy The Eye Bag Slayer Wake-Up Under Eye Patches" (you can but them from ASOS for £6 here). The product name might sound gimmicky but these really work and perk up my under-eye area a treat!
Also pictured below is High Noon For The Prune Dry Skin Relief Balm - currently on sale at Amazon.co.uk for £4.35 here, and Oi! You Throbhead Headache Relief Balm which you can get at Superdrug for only £2.49 here ... by the way, this headache balm really works!!
Next up we have the Linziclip – a claw clip with a difference! These revolutionary hair clips are hugely popular world wide so you may already be familiar with them. The women in my house have used these clips for years and my mum and sister actually have them conveniently placed for quick grabbing on their windowsills and in their car door compartments! They are so handy, and make for great little stocking fillers - especially because there are lots of different colours and designs to choose from:
I actually really love the company’s interesting back story of how they came up with the product – you can check it out on their website here.
Above: These little black clips are great for pinning little braids or small sections of hair
The brand actually brings out seasonal limited collections – and featured in this post are a selection of clips from their AW16 collection. Don’t worry if you think that these designs/colours are too glitzy for you as you get plain clips too. For work/everyday wear my sister and me actually have these “classic” brown tortoise shell colour clips.
here - prices range from £4.50.
I love going to Next for Christmas gifts and stocking fillers as they always have such lovely things. If you can’t get to a store then you can browse their stocking fillers online here. Here's a couple of bits I still have left over from gifting last year:
I hope the selection above proved to be a mix of the pretty, interesting, quirky, and functional - thus I hope all you last minute shoppers (I still have a few bits left to buy - so this includes me too!) are spoilt for choice!
...What are your faves from the above?