Christmas Gift Guide 2015: Stocking Fillers

It's finally time to crack on with my Christmas Gift guides. Yay! I am starting with stocking fillers, as it is probably my favourite part. From makeup and skincare, to Christmas crackers and yummy treats.

First, we have some lovely little Soap & Glory Kissmass crackers*(£6.00 each) and a set of Three body butters* (£8.00). These are really well priced and would make a fantastic stocking filler for any beauty addict. The crackers feature Soap & Glory’s bestselling, original lip plumping Lip Gloss in Rose & Shine and the set of three body butters contains Soap & Glory's The Righteous Butter, Smoothie Star and Sugar Crush. They all smell amazing!

The Crabtree & Evelyn Citron Honey & Coriander Hand Therapy Cracker* (£5.00) would be ideal for anyone (unless you hate coriander), as hand cream is an everyday essential for most of us. It is nicely presented and very affordable too.

For This Works addicts, or anyone who needs a bit of de-stressing, I would recommend the beautifully packaged minis of some cult This Works products. The Stress Less Roller ball mini cracker* is only £6.00 and the Calm Hug* containing a 10g pot of the Sleep Balm is £10.00.

I have always loved the look of Molton Brown baubles and the Molton Brown Templetree Festive Bauble* (£10.00) stole my heart this year. Sooo, sooo lovely. It looks very luxurious and the fragrant wash smells amazing.

Continuing with more baubles, the No7 Star Bauble* (£6.00) is an absolute bargain! It contains a full size Stay Perfect nail polish in shade Milan and the packaging is super sparkly and eye catching.

If you want to treat a skincare addict to something that will definitely work, the Pai limited edition Rosehip Oil*(£22.00) might be a good option.  The oil is a unique blend of Rosehip fruit and seed oil and it is presented in a limited edition collectible drum, Ideal for damaged skin and fine lines. It is an amazing product and I am on my second bottle, as it helps to soothe and heal scarring left after breakouts.

You can't go wrong with a nice hand cream with a handy little pump dispenser. Saves a lot of hassle and I always keep one next to every sink. This floral and musk fragrance is just lovely and the formula helps to hydrate and soften the skin.

A little bit pricey for a stocking filler, but this Mango Face Cream boasts the superior moisturising properties of hyaluronic acid and has a light ‘plumping’ action for a softer, smoother, youthful appearance. Featuring a blend of five hydrating oils (olive, almond, avocado, sunflower and grape seed), antioxidant vitamin E and soothing aloe vera gel, it will transform your skin. 

Balance Me have a nice selection of little gifts on offer this year, all very affordable and presented in cute boxes. We have the Heavenly Hands Duo Christmas Set*(£8.50) with a Rose Otto Hand Cream & a Super Moisturising Hand Cream; the Luscious Lips Christmas Set* (£6.00) with a Shine on Tinted Lip Salve in 'Sheer Red'. and last but not least, the Body Beautiful gift*(£6.00) with the award-winning Rose Otto Body Cream.

If you are not splurging on the latest Naked palette or anything fancy, there are plenty of cheaper options to choose from, like the Freedom Makeup House Of Glamdolls Palette* (£8.00) or the lovely  Seventeen Easy On The Eye Palette in Birthday Suit* (£7.99). 

The Nail Wraps* pictured are actually discontinued, but I think that any nail wraps or stick-on nails would be a great little stocking filler.

Some more budget friendly options for makeup addicts. Bourjois is always my go to drugstore brand and I have never been disappointed with their products. They have some gorgeous new eyeshadow quads out, as well as new shades of the lip velvets ad nail lacquers. All perfect for the festive season.

How stunning is the Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara* (£24.50)? Can we take a minute to appreciate the design? Put this beaut in your favourite girl's stocking and she will be over the moon. It not only looks spectacular, but works wonders too, creating perfectly open, full and even lashes. 

You can't do Christmas without some sweet treats. I think everyone needs some in their stocking. The Honeycomb Dips* and Salted Caramel Honeycomb bar* by Mighty Fine would be an amazing gift for those with a sweet tooth.

And here's one for the health freak in your life - the Pukka Elderberry Syrup* and Elderberry & Echinacea Tea. These will help to boost your immune system and make the winter colds easier to handle.

Do you do stocking fillers for Christmas or are you a 'big gifts only' kind of person?

*PR samples

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