Maybe you are past the age when you can be satisfied with a few chocolate coins and a tangerine but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still have a stocking. I know that opening up Christmas stockings as a family all squished up in our big bed is one of my favourite things and I always insist that Andrew gets me some stocking fillers – I’m a big kid at heart.
Here are my favourite stocking gift ideas for women:
Proper Chocolate for grown ups:
With lots of options around for really good chocolate these days you are a bit spoilt for choice but here are some of my faves:
Hotel Chocolat – how about some of their salted caramels for pure indulgence or perhaps a pot of their salted caramel and pecan spread…mmmmmm.
Potash Farm: Single origin chocolate with cobnuts for something a little different. In dark or milk .. Dark for me please.
Butlers Chocolates: Totally gorgeous and very festive looking boxed and bagged chocs. I love the Marc De Champagne Truffles:
If you aren’t a chocolate lover what about a sweet novelty treat like this Travel cup filled with jelly beans from The Jellybean Factory ?
Or even some gourmet popcorn from Love Popcorn
You can never go wrong with a little boozy treat and how about something you don’t normally buy:
Licor43 – this slightly nutty and sweet liqueur is perfect added to hot chocolates or just alone.
Maybe try a different wine? Both Lindemans and Waitrose Cellar have some fantastic options whatever your taste may be. I love the Bin 45 reds From Lindemans:
or the Prosecco from Waitrose Cellar
I’ve recently tried Raspberry Gin and Damson port from Raisthorpe Manor and they would make delicious additions to a stocking…and these miniatures are the perfect size too.
Something bath or smellies related is normally in my stocking and it’s a firm tradition. You could give some pretty little sets from Sanctuary, Champneys, Vaseline or Lynx depending on your budget:
I’m a bit obsessed with the Sanctuary bath relaxer and the 2 day moisture shower oil so either of those in my stocking will make me a happy girl.
I like the lip balm gift set tins from Vaseline. I always, always, always have a tin of Vaseline in my bag and so I love having a set of them in my stocking.
Did you know Lynx did female deodorants and gift sets? I didn’t. They could make a great little gift for older teens or for women of all ages as they smell really good!
You could also add a little notebook set or desk caddy – I LOVE stationery and so do most of my friends. I think it goes back to school days when you just weren’t cool if you didn’t have a fountain pen or a multi coloured pencil. Life Canvas have a lovely range.
I’m sure I’ll think of more over the next few weeks but for now I hope that gives you all some ideas on stocking fillers for the women in your life.
* Some of the products included in this guide have been gifted to me for review purposes.