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Stocking-fillers

From perk-filled memberships to award-winning plonk, here are some stocking-filling and budget ideas to make Christmas that little bit jollier.

All items between £1 - £29.99

  • Cashmink plain scarf

    Cashmink plain scarf

    Fear not - Cashmink contains no traces of mink. It's a… More details

    Cashmink plain scarf

    Cashmink plain scarf

    Fear not - Cashmink contains no traces of mink. It's a super-soft acrylic that does a convincing impression of a far more expensive cloth, while being a lot easier to clean. This burgundy scarf offering from John Lewis is particularly dapper.

    £20; johnlewis.com

  • Graham's 10-year-old Tawny port

    Graham's 10-year-old Tawny …

    It's not Graham's, it's... well, it will belong to whoever… More details

    Graham's 10-year-old Tawny port

    Graham's 10-year-old Tawny port

    It's not Graham's, it's... well, it will belong to whoever you so choose. This Tawny is rich in nuts and figs, perfect for the Christmas pudding or served with lashings of log fire and comfy chair.

    £19.99; laithwaites.co.uk

  • People socks from Folk

    People socks from Folk

    Like the Queen's speech and a post-dinner family argument,… More details

    People socks from Folk

    People socks from Folk

    Like the Queen's speech and a post-dinner family argument, novelty Christmas socks are an obligatory feature of the 25th. Thankfully the people print option from the folks at Folk manage to achieve this staple with a surprisingly level of style.

    £15; vanmildert.com

  • The W Club membership

    The W Club membership

    The 'W' stands for whisky, thus a membership to this club… More details

    The W Club membership

    The W Club membership

    The 'W' stands for whisky, thus a membership to this club gifts your recipient: ten percent off products at any of The Whisky Shop stores, free distillery tours and tastings, a malt blenders glass and a bottle of 12-year-old Bowmore.

    £25; whiskyshop.com

  • Your own Banksy

    Your own Banksy

    We once invited the reputable street artist to deface our… More details

    Your own Banksy

    Your own Banksy

    We once invited the reputable street artist to deface our parents' shed as a gift for their wedding anniversary. He declined the offer. If only we'd know about these wall stickers...

    £19.99; thebinarybox.co.uk

  • Henrik Vibskov X Fabrick cushion

    Henrik Vibskov X Fabrick cu…

    If there's one thing we learnt from interior design… More details

    Henrik Vibskov X Fabrick cushion

    Henrik Vibskov X Fabrick cushion

    If there's one thing we learnt from interior design programs, its that you can never have too many cushions. This Aztec monochrome offering from Henrik Vibskov will go with just about anything.

    £26.74; farfetch.com

  • Personalised bottles from Bottle Bazaar

    Personalised bottles from B…

    We base roughly 80 percent of our wine purchases on the… More details

    Personalised bottles from Bottle Bazaar

    Personalised bottles from Bottle Bazaar

    We base roughly 80 percent of our wine purchases on the basis of the label alone. Personalising the label for our own eye would thus nail us hook, line and sinker. Bottle Bazaar's service allows you to pick a bottle of wine or fizz and then create your own label for a special someone. Something nice, like "I cooked, so you're doing the washing up".

    Prices start from £12.50; bottlebazaar.co.uk

  • Minibru coffee press

    Minibru coffee press

    Fancy a brew but can't be doing with the hassle of digging… More details

    Minibru coffee press

    Minibru coffee press

    Fancy a brew but can't be doing with the hassle of digging out the cafetiere? We understand. So do the creators of the Minibru, a single cup coffee press that will delight every caffeine addict.

    £24.99; firebox.com

  • Faith in Nature shower gel

    Faith in Nature shower gel

    No, your female friend won't think you're hinting that she… More details

    Faith in Nature shower gel

    Faith in Nature shower gel

    No, your female friend won't think you're hinting that she needs to wash more if you give her these Faith in Nature shower gels. She'll think that you're a conscientious shopper, aware that they're made from naturally sourced ingredients with nothing artificial anywhere near them. Clever you.

    £9.99; oxfam.org.uk

  • JOCO coffee mug

    JOCO coffee mug

    A coffee barista might be able to write your name on a… More details

    JOCO coffee mug

    JOCO coffee mug

    A coffee barista might be able to write your name on a paper cup, but they're a drag on the environment (the paper cups, not the baristas). The JOCO coffee mug is a suitable replacement, with rubberised grip and 12oz volume. You'll just have to be called JOCO when you use it in coffee shops.

    £19.99; firebox.com

  • Carluccio's Piatti di Stagione

    Carluccio's Piatti di Stagione

    Just in case you don't squeeze enough carbs into the… More details

    Carluccio's Piatti di Stagione

    Carluccio's Piatti di Stagione

    Just in case you don't squeeze enough carbs into the Christmas dinner, someone could crack open Carluccio's Piatti di Stagione - containing four pastas with seasonal sauce pairings.

    £29.95; carluccios.com

  • Chillsner beer cooler

    Chillsner beer cooler

    For the friend who comes round with a pack of not-so-cold… More details

    Chillsner beer cooler

    Chillsner beer cooler

    For the friend who comes round with a pack of not-so-cold ones, the Chillsner is the first beer cooler that you can drink through. Ice cool beer in minutes. Just don't be tempted to lick it.

    £24.99; firebox.com

  • Max Benjamin body lotion

    Max Benjamin body lotion

    Max Benjamin's Dodici body lotion is a careful balance of… More details

    Max Benjamin body lotion

    Max Benjamin body lotion

    Max Benjamin's Dodici body lotion is a careful balance of Tuscan lavender and Sicilian lemon. Apparently those are masculine scents? Either way, it leaves skin feeling fantastic and smells considerably better than that Lynx you gave your brother last year.

    £19.95; maxbenjamin.co.uk

  • Thyme to Party

    Thyme to Party

    One for your mother after she's had a few too many… More details

    Thyme to Party

    Thyme to Party

    One for your mother after she's had a few too many sherries. A mix of rosemary, thyme, lemongrass or lemon balm, it comes with instructions to make herbal teas and cold compresses as natural hangover remedies.

    £25; plants4presents.co.uk

  • Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Grande Reserve

    Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Gra…

    The Brut Grande Reserve of Nicolas Feuillatte is rested in… More details

    Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Grande Reserve

    Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Grande Reserve

    The Brut Grande Reserve of Nicolas Feuillatte is rested in a cellar for three years in order to intensify its flavour. The recipient will probably feel like doing something similar if they polish this off straight after dinner. Ice bucket included.

    £29.99; sainsburys.co.uk

  • Berkley iPad Mini case

    Berkley iPad Mini case

    This Berkley iPad Mini case from Covert is crafted from… More details

    Berkley iPad Mini case

    Berkley iPad Mini case

    This Berkley iPad Mini case from Covert is crafted from hopsack tweed, allowing someone's iPad to be better dressed than we are. A microfibre interior ensures it will protect against scratches and keep screen clean.

    £29.99; covertaccessories.com

  • Bahoma Chameleon body lotion

    Bahoma Chameleon body lotion

    Unfortunately, the Chameleon body lotion from Bahoma… More details

    Bahoma Chameleon body lotion

    Bahoma Chameleon body lotion

    Unfortunately, the Chameleon body lotion from Bahoma doesn't bestow powers of camouflage upon those who use it. Fortunately, it does smell fantastic, and is packed with vitamin E for extra hydration.

    £22.95; bahoma.com

  • Five footballs for children

    Five footballs for children

    This gift from UNICEF supplies five footballs to children… More details

    Five footballs for children

    Five footballs for children

    This gift from UNICEF supplies five footballs to children in locations all around the world - from schools to refugee camps or child-soldier rehabilitation centres - in an effort to help them bond over the beautiful game.

    £19; shop.unicef.org.uk

  • Hamburger press

    Hamburger press

    Got a friend who drooled over the ShortList burger search?… More details

    Hamburger press

    Hamburger press

    Got a friend who drooled over the ShortList burger search? Then pass them a tissue. Then buy them this superb double patty press.

    £14.99; clasohlson.com

  • Pizza stone

    Pizza stone

    Never managed to achieve the perfect pizza base? Probably… More details

    Pizza stone

    Pizza stone

    Never managed to achieve the perfect pizza base? Probably because you weren't using a pizza stone. Rectify this situation immediately and never cook another bad pizza again.

    £11.99; clasohlson.com

  • Jefferson’s Very Small Batch Bourbon

    Jefferson’s Very Small Ba…

    Why is it called very small batch bourbon? Because… More details

    Jefferson’s Very Small Batch Bourbon

    Jefferson’s Very Small Batch Bourbon

    Why is it called very small batch bourbon? Because Jefferson only uses 8-12 barrels of hand selected bourbon to create its whisky. Carries notes of vanilla, caramels, and assorted fruits.

    £29.99; aldi.co.uk

  • Prosecco and truffles

    Prosecco and truffles

    Spending Christmas alone with the Ms/Miss/Mrs this year?… More details

    Prosecco and truffles

    Prosecco and truffles

    Spending Christmas alone with the Ms/Miss/Mrs this year? The perfect accompaniment for your post-dinner collapse on the sofa: prosecco and Marc de Champagne chocolate truffles.

    £25; [[[http://www.marksandspencer.com/Hampers-Flowers-Plants-Flowers-Gifts/b/1569012031#rh=p_36%3A1500-2000&page=2&sort=-price&size=12&lo_binKey=p_36&lo_binValue=1500-2000 marksandspencer.com

    ]]]

  • Reindeer braces

    Reindeer braces

    Nothing says Christmas more than novelty Christmas socks.… More details

    Reindeer braces

    Reindeer braces

    Nothing says Christmas more than novelty Christmas socks. Or the novelty Christmas jumper. But the British Belt Company are trying their hardest to get in on the act with these novelty reindeer braces.

    £15; thebritishbeltcompany.co.uk

  • Max Benjamin body wash

    Max Benjamin body wash

    Ever washed your body with grapefruit and pomelo? Neither… More details

    Max Benjamin body wash

    Max Benjamin body wash

    Ever washed your body with grapefruit and pomelo? Neither had we, until we went to one of those fancy hotels and gave it a try. We emptied most of the bottle onto ourselves and proceeded to smell glorious.

    £19.95; maxbenjamin.co.uk

  • Ella bracelet from Joya

    Ella bracelet from Joya

    This leather bracelet with turquoise stones is an ideal… More details

    Ella bracelet from Joya

    Ella bracelet from Joya

    This leather bracelet with turquoise stones is an ideal stocking-filler for your little sister, even if she isn't called Ella.

    £20; foursaints.co.uk

  • Bershka Scarf

    Bershka Scarf

    The one virtue of embracing the cold clutches of winter is… More details

    Bershka Scarf

    Bershka Scarf

    The one virtue of embracing the cold clutches of winter is the ability to layer up with nice accessories. At least that's what some knowledgeable fashion types told us. Either way, this is a lovely scarf from Bershka to fill someone's stocking.

    £19.99; bershka.com

  • LEGO Architecture Big Ben

    LEGO Architecture Big Ben

    You're not allowed to buy kids LEGO beyond the age of 15.… More details

    LEGO Architecture Big Ben

    LEGO Architecture Big Ben

    You're not allowed to buy kids LEGO beyond the age of 15. It's in the small print somewhere. Thankfully, LEGO have created a 'just for adults' series of Architecture. This Big Ben model is 20cm of pure childish joy.

    £24.99; shop.lego.com

  • Doggy Equafleece

    Doggy Equafleece

    We couldn't leave man's best friend out of our gift list.… More details

    Doggy Equafleece

    Doggy Equafleece

    We couldn't leave man's best friend out of our gift list. The Equafleece manages to be both useful (it's a high vis jacket for a dog) and utterly hilarious (again, it's a high vis jacket for a dog). Keeps him safe and makes the world a happier place.

    £15; equafleece.co.uk

  • Boba Fett LEGO key ring light

    Boba Fett LEGO key ring light

    Not only is this a LEGO Boba Fett character, it's a LEGO… More details

    Boba Fett LEGO key ring light

    Boba Fett LEGO key ring light

    Not only is this a LEGO Boba Fett character, it's a LEGO Boba Fett keyring with an inbuilt LED torch! Your dad's keys have never looked cooler.

    £6.99; amazon.co.uk

  • Blinkbox gift cards

    Blinkbox gift cards

    Give the gift of television. And film. Entertainment in a… More details

    Blinkbox gift cards

    Blinkbox gift cards

    Give the gift of television. And film. Entertainment in a card basically. Tesco's blinkbox service boasts ten times the number of blockbuster films as Netfilx and Lovefilm Instant, and has over 10,000 films and TV shows that you actually want to watch. With shows available for as little as 99p, a £20 voucher promises hours of popcorn action.

    £20; blinkbox.com

  • Fair Isle Knit Slippers

    Fair Isle Knit Slippers

    Put your dad's tattered old slippers into retirement with a… More details

    Fair Isle Knit Slippers

    Fair Isle Knit Slippers

    Put your dad's tattered old slippers into retirement with a pair of these Fair Isle knit slippers. Warm, comfy, and almost stylish enough to be worn for a quick trip to the shops. Almost.

    £20; johnlewis.com

  • Taste of Spain hamper

    Taste of Spain hamper

    A trip to Spain might be a bit out of your budget, but you… More details

    Taste of Spain hamper

    Taste of Spain hamper

    A trip to Spain might be a bit out of your budget, but you can always fool taste buds into thinking they've travelled. This hamper includes El Navarrico piquillo peppers, Santo Domingo smoked sweet Spanish paprika and Very Rare Oloroso sherry (we don't think it's really that rare).

    £30; marksandspencer.com

  • Hile Kapu coffee clip/scoop

    Hile Kapu coffee clip/scoop

    For the caffeine addict in your life, Hile Kapu has created… More details

    Hile Kapu coffee clip/scoop

    Hile Kapu coffee clip/scoop

    For the caffeine addict in your life, Hile Kapu has created this coffee clip that doubles as a scoop. That's assuming that a bag of coffee lasts them longer than a day.

    £21; e-slide.co.uk

  • Barbour Paisley Handkerchiefs

    Barbour Paisley Handkerchiefs

    How anyone could degrade these handkerchiefs with unsightly… More details

    Barbour Paisley Handkerchiefs

    Barbour Paisley Handkerchiefs

    How anyone could degrade these handkerchiefs with unsightly snot is beyond us. Will instantly enhance the top pocket of any jacket.

    £19.95; johnlewis.com

  • Star Trek pizza cutter

    Star Trek pizza cutter

    Pizza, the final frontier. These are the voyages of... you… More details

    Star Trek pizza cutter

    Star Trek pizza cutter

    Pizza, the final frontier. These are the voyages of... you get the point. It's the coolest novelty pizza cutter your little brother has ever seen.

    £24.99; shop.shipnduck.com

  • Pocket diary

    Pocket diary

    The staple stocking-filler, or a not-so-subtle hint to your… More details

    Pocket diary

    Pocket diary

    The staple stocking-filler, or a not-so-subtle hint to your friend often-absent friend that they need to sort their act out.

    £8.33; collinsdebden.co.uk

  • Philographic posters by Genis Carreras

    Philographic posters by Gen…

    Philographics series by Genis Carreras reduces vastly… More details

    Philographic posters by Genis Carreras

    Philographic posters by Genis Carreras

    Philographics series by Genis Carreras reduces vastly complicated philosophies into stylish design pieces. A great deal deeper than that Jimi Hendrix poster your mate still has from his University days.

    £14.99; shop.shipnduck.com

  • Willow organic box

    Willow organic box

    Far too many men don't know the benefits of exfoliating.… More details

    Willow organic box

    Willow organic box

    Far too many men don't know the benefits of exfoliating. Educate them with this Willow organic beauty set. Includes cleansing face and body wash scented with hints of cedar wood and spicy citrus, with jojoba oil (a handy replacement for whale oil) and aloe vera.

    £28; willowbeautyproducts.co.uk

  • Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin

    Oliver Cromwell London Dry …

    We have no idea if Oliver Cromwell was a fan of London Dry… More details

    Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin

    Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin

    We have no idea if Oliver Cromwell was a fan of London Dry Gin, but he's on the bottle all the same. Aldi’s gin managed to beat both Hendrick’s and Bombay Sapphire at the prestigious International Spirits Challenge earlier this year. The best £10 you'll spend all year.

    £9.70; aldi.co.uk

  • Bershka knit aviator hat

    Bershka knit aviator hat

    Don't worry, it's not actual fur. All the same, this snug… More details

    Bershka knit aviator hat

    Bershka knit aviator hat

    Don't worry, it's not actual fur. All the same, this snug fur trapper from Bershka will keep someone's noggin just as toasty as if it were made from the real thing. Perfect for flying, apparently.

    £16.99; bershka.com

  • Zip earphones

    Zip earphones

    It's been a long day. You've fought you way onto the bus… More details

    Zip earphones

    Zip earphones

    It's been a long day. You've fought you way onto the bus and all you want to do is listen to Step's Greatest Hits to unwind - but your headphones are tangled up. It's the final straw. You're going to hurt someone. All of this could be avoided if someone had got you these zip earphones. No tangle, no rage.

    £13.99; mobilefun.co.uk

  • Soap on a roap

    Soap on a roap

    No, it doesn't smell of fish. This aquatically themed soap… More details

    Soap on a roap

    Soap on a roap

    No, it doesn't smell of fish. This aquatically themed soap on a rope is part of a range from the RNLI, so as well as making you squeaky clean, you'll also be contributing to a worthy cause.

    £8.95; rnlishop.org.uk

  • Parker pen gift set

    Parker pen gift set

    We used to get one of these every year from our… More details

    Parker pen gift set

    Parker pen gift set

    We used to get one of these every year from our grandparents when we were younger. Now we're old enough to actually look after a pen, we've got nothing but chewed up biros. The Parker gift set includes an 'Urban Premium Pearl Lacquer Ballpoint' and a notebook.

    £29.16; penshop.co.uk

  • Paisley socks

    Paisley socks

    These cheerful paisley socks are appropriated made by Happy… More details

    Paisley socks

    Paisley socks

    These cheerful paisley socks are appropriated made by Happy Socks. Explosive, bold, and impossible to lose in a darkened sock draw.

    £8; johnlewis.com

  • Christmas cookie cutters

    Christmas cookie cutters

    The perfect stocking-filler for those wanting to drop a… More details

    Christmas cookie cutters

    Christmas cookie cutters

    The perfect stocking-filler for those wanting to drop a "Make me some cookies" hint this Christmas. Remember to say please.

    £1; poundland.co.uk

  • Tour of Silverstone

    Tour of Silverstone

    For the petrol heads, this tour of the most iconic location… More details

    Tour of Silverstone

    Tour of Silverstone

    For the petrol heads, this tour of the most iconic location in British motor racing is a must. A two-hour interactive tour that takes in the Race Control centre and Grand Prix track.

    £20; silverstone.co.uk

  • Goo.ey gadget covers

    Goo.ey gadget covers

    No one gets excited about gadget covers - but then not all… More details

    Goo.ey gadget covers

    Goo.ey gadget covers

    No one gets excited about gadget covers - but then not all gadget covers are like Goo.ey. This funky substance won't stick to your pocket or skin, but allows you to plonk your phone or tablet to any smooth, glossy surfaces like glass or mirrors. We're not sure why this is useful, but we like the sound of it.

    £15; gooeyskins.com

  • 3 months of curry

    3 months of curry

    No, it's not a gift voucher to your local Indian. Every… More details

    3 months of curry

    3 months of curry

    No, it's not a gift voucher to your local Indian. Every month, The Spicery sends out a box of recipe cards, drinks recommendations and freshly ground spices to make your own curries. Ideal if you need to hint to your other half that they need to spice up their cooking.

    £19.95 for 3 months; thespicery.com

  •  Marl Bobble Hat by Bunker Mentality

    Marl Bobble Hat by Bunker …

    Bobbles are in. We read it on a very influential fashion… More details

     Marl Bobble Hat by Bunker Mentality

    Marl Bobble Hat by Bunker Mentality

    Bobbles are in. We read it on a very influential fashion blog so it must be true. Either way, this bobble offering from Bunker Mentality is just right for any ski trips or snowball fights that January might promise.

    £20; bunker-mentality.com

  • Wool felt device case by Muji

    Wool felt device case by Muji

    Even gadgets get cold during the long winter months. Muji's… More details

    Wool felt device case by Muji

    Wool felt device case by Muji

    Even gadgets get cold during the long winter months. Muji's wool felt portable device case, handmade by craftsmen in Kyrgyzstan (they know a thing or two about keeping warm over winter), can keep anything measuring 9cm by 14cm nice and snug.

    £9.95; muji.eu

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