Each year I put together a stocking for my dad and Mr WLL and they do the same for me. Our stockings generally have a Lush bath bomb in, some Christmas PJs and some chocolate, along with any other little things that we fancy popping in there. Today I wanted to share with you some ideas for things that you could put together in a stocking for one of your friends or a woman in your family.
|Kiss Haute Couture Lashes in Lust*|
|Kiss Everlash MD Eye Lash Enhancing Serum*|
I think a little bundle of beauty essentials would be a lovely addition to any girls stocking and there's loads of products that would be suitable. The Kiss Everlash MD Eye Lash Enhancing Serum (review here, buy here) is a clinically proven serum that may help lashes to appear longer and healthier in only 4 to 6 weeks. Speaking of lashes, the Kiss Haute Couture Lashes in Lust from Superdrug are one of my favourite styles. This double pack will see the wearer right though the festive season as these super full and volumising lashes are reusable and come with plenty of lash adhesive and a genius applicator that I use to apply all of my lashes.
|Kiss Nail Wraps*|
Also from Kiss are the gorgeous Nail Wraps available from Asda. I've reviewed a similar pair here and these black and jewel ones are perfect for the festive season. Another option would be to pop in a pair of the imPRESS false nails. This press on manicure is a fuss free way to achieve gorgeous nails for New Years Eve this year. They're available from Superdrug and Boots.
There are lots of Christmas crackers and tree ornament style gifts kicking around this year and I've found two of the best out there. The first is the Nails Inc Christmas Cracker Collection that I wrote about in another of the gift guides that I posted this year (see here). It contains 6 full sized nail polishes that you can split up and pop into different friends stockings.
|Weleda Christmas Cracker*|
The second is the Weleda Christmas Cracker. There's three available and each contain a miniature Weleda product- Skin Food, Pomegranate Hand Cream or Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream. I have the latter and for only £3.50 its a bargain. I've used some Weleda hand creams before and they're amazing at making your hands feel soft and supple which is perfect for this time of the year.
These would make a cracking stocking filler, a fun addition to the dinner table or a quirky tree decoration.
Chocolate and Sweets
You can't go wrong with a little bit of chocolate at Christmas time. Whether you opt for a traditional selection box or something a little more lux like the Christmas Pick Me Up Gift Set from Hotel Chocolat, it is sure to be appreciated. This is actually the chocolate that Mr WLL has chosen to put into my stocking this year but I wanted to photograph it first to share it with you in case any of you wanted to buy something similar. It contains a reindeer slab, some caramel buttons and 6 Christmas Mess Chocolates, all packaged together in this lovely little set.
|You Complete Me Puzzle*|
One really sweet gift you could give someone you love this Christmas is the 'You Complete Me' puzzle from I Want One Of Those. Made up of 11 wooden jigsaw pieces that fit together to make a heart shape, you can put it together, turn it over and write your own message on the back, before breaking it back up and popping it back in the gorgeous gift box to give to your partner, friend or family member.
Since this is the last Christmas before Mr WLL & I get married, I'll be writing something smushy on the back of this and popping it into his stocking this Christmas.
IWOOT sell loads of really great gifts and gadgets, I'd definitely recommend checking them out this Christmas. The You Complete Me Puzzle is £10 and there is free delivery on offer for orders over £10!
Lush Bath Ballistic
A Lush bath ballistic is a great little gift to pop in a stocking. This one is the Secret Santa bath ballistic and it is actually the one I'll be receiving on Christmas Eve to use before putting my Christmas PJs on.
Secret Santa is modelled on the first Lush store and actually has a Satna Claus inside. It retails for £5.75 from the Lush website and in store.
ChapStick Lovely Lips Kit
The ChapStick Lovely Lips would make an ideal stocking filler. At only £3.99 from Feel Unique, it is super affordable too. The tin has a lovely design and there's lots of different ones available. Inside there are three ChapStick Lip Balms- one apple, one cherry and one strawberry which is my favourite. These make your lips feel super soft and smooth so they make great gifts, particularly at Christmas time as the weather is so cold. Each lipbalm has an SPF of 15 too so if you're off for a little winter sun then you can take these with you to protect your lips!
That's all of my stocking filler recommendations over for another year. What are you hoping to receive in yours this year?