Favourite Finds – Stocking Fillers

I haven’t even started, have you?  The dreaded Christmas shopping.  Or maybe it’s not dreaded, maybe you love that frenetic run around the shops in a santa hat!

I’m still way behind this year for one reason or another which is unusual for me, I’m usually much further ahead than where I am now.  So I’ve started to look around for some ideas for stocking fillers or inexpensive gifts that are a little different for people – I think I’ve found a couple of cute little ideas for the home and are a bargain, all under £15 each…

So in no particular order..

First – Hobbycraft.  There’s one right by my work, so every now and then a mooch over there at lunchtime is in order.  I saw these the other day and thought they would be a great idea for an in expensive Christmas present.  You could wrap them in fabric, fairy lights, wool, or leave them as they are, as copper is right on trend at the moment!  And they are only £3 each – how far wrong can you go?

They would look great hanging on the wall or on a shelf.  I’m thinking of “OMG” for someone for Christmas.  Hope she’s not reading, that’ll be the cat well and truly out of the bag!

wPhoto Credit: Hobbycraft (www.hobbycraft.co.uk)

Next up – this fabulous candle from M&S for £12 – and I was drawn to it by the jar!  The candle smells lovely and wintery, and once the candle is all finished, put the lid on and keep the jar on your shelf.  I love the gold geometric shapes on it…

candlePhoto Credit: Marks and Spencer (www.marksandspencer.com)

Now, I’m sure you’ve seen a few of these brilliant lightboxes around to make your own signs depending on your mood.  In Robert Dyas, these are currently (mid-Nov 2016) are on sale for a silly price of £14.99 and easily comes into the ‘stocking filler’ category from a price point.  Who can I buy one for?  Maybe me…

lightboxPhoto Credit Robert Dyas (www.robertdyas.co.uk)

Ok, is a lovely little set of tumblers from Urban Outfitters.  I love the decoration on the side with the elephants and at only £14 for a set of two, a perfect gift for an elephant fan.  Or a drink fan.

elephantPhoto Credit: Urban Outfitters (www.urbanoutfitters.com)

Lastly, it’s the word of the moment – Hygge.  And what better to allow you get your Hygge on and get you through the next few months than a hot water bottle.  Something about it just takes me back to my childhood and a feeling of warmth and safety.  This lovely covered bottle is £15 from John Lewis and I’ll be putting it on my Christmas list….

bottlePhoto Credit: John Lewis (www.johnlewis.com)

Happy Shopping!

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