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Best Christmas stocking fillers: smaller Christmas gift ideas

From super-luxe to cheap and cheerful, we've got the goods.

Best Christmas stocking fillers: smaller Christmas gift ideas

Christmas is nearly here. It's officially time to start thinking about presents. And while you might have those big presents sorted – it's good to plan ahead, after all – the smaller gifts might be eluding you.

Alright, maybe you are one of those people who picks up stocking fillers all year long, dutifully budgeting and spreading the load. But chances are you're like us: disorganised.

UPDATE: We've added some delightful gin (that comes in a teeny tiny bottle - well, 20cl to be precise), some pawsecco (for the classy pet in your life who suffers from fomo) along with some Stormtrooper shaped goodies for your sipping pleasure - we gave you a clue there! Be sure to snap these up as we're certain they'll go quickly. Our final addition is a small joke present in the form of Poo-Pourri Toilet Spray in Secret Santa scent, of course.

But never fear. Not only do you have a full month to plan, we've also spent some time trawling through the best of the best gifts to make every member of your family a happy Christmas bunny.

Here are the best stocking fillers available now.

Best stocking fillers for all the family

Best stocking fillers for all the family

1. Pantherella monogrammed cashmere socks

From £37.00
View now at Pantherella

There's nothing more luxurious than a gorgeous pair of cashmere socks, so these could just be the perfect stocking filler for the glamourpuss in your life.

Available in a range of colours, you can get these personalised with up to six characters, though the classic initialled monogram is the company's most popular.


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2. The Halloumi Cookbook

£7.19
View now at Amazon

Grilled, barbequed, fried, baked, roasted – this book has it all. Whether someone's a fussy eater or a foodie, they'll find something to enjoy in this halloumi cookbook.

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3. Poo-Pourri Secret Santa Toilet Spray

£8.00
View now at Poo-Pourri

This is ideal for those in your family who appreciate a little toilet humour. Spray this Christmas-themed toilet spray before going to the bathroom to prevent odours and replace them with the scent of cinnamon, vanilla and citrus. Made only from essential oils, this spray does not contain any alcohol or parabens.

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4. Fenty Beauty lip luminizer

£20.45
View now at Amazon

Anyone into cosmetics will be thrilled with this gift from Fenty Beauty, Rihanna's critically acclaimed beauty range. A shimmering rose nude, the gloss is designed to suit all skin tones – so you can be sure you're getting it right whoever you're buying for.

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5. Palmers' Dry Gin 20cl

£14.75
View now at The Whiskey Exchange

Launched to celebrate Palmers' 200th anniversary at the Langley Distillery in Birmingham, this small bottle makes for the perfect stocking filler - just hold back the temptation to crack it open first thing on Christmas morning. Made in still known as 'Angela' - named after the great granddaughter of the company's founder - which holds 1,000 litres of this wonderfully dry gin, this offering is ideal for that gin lover in your life.

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6. Original Stormtrooper Glass

£10.00
View now at MenKind

If you're in the mood for a Stormtrooper-inspired tipple, look no further than this helmet shaped glass. Ideal for the Star Wars fan in your life who has always dreamt of drinking from an inter-galactic head, this glass will make you cooler than venturing into space without a spacesuit. If, however, you're into drinks of a warmer variety, this drinks flask might actually be the offering for you.

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7. Quenches bamboo toothbrush

£4.95
View now at WWF

If someone in your life is big into the environment, there's no better gift than this bamboo toothbrush. "Sustainable, biodegradable, compostable and naturally antibacterial", the toothbrush also saves water – if you twist off the neck piece and fill it with water then you don't need to run the tap at all.

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8. One Hot Dog hot water bottle

£12.99
View now at Scribbler

Keep warm and express your love of dogs with this sweet Scribbler hot water bottle. Perfect for dog lovers or that person who sneakily turns the heating up when nobody else is looking...

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9. Spreadable gin & tonic marmalade

£10.00
View now at Oliver Bonas

Lots of people enjoy a tipple – but why not skip the standard bottle of wine or spirits and get them something unique. This gin and tonic marmalade is suitable for veggies and tastes delicious. The bold packaging looks cool as anything, too.

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10. Hawkshead black garlic ketchup

£5.99
View now at Amazon

If you like big flavours, this black garlic ketchup is a great little addition to a Christmas stocking. Add to cooked dishes, use as a marinade or just as a side for dipping, it's incredibly versatile and packs a big punch. Plus it's vegan

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11. M&S Origami Kit

£5.00
View now at M&S

A cheap and cheerful gift for anyone into crafts, this sweet origami kit will be welcomed by kids and adults alike. A great way to keep the kids busy on Christmas day while you perfect your roast potatoes.

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12. Pawsecco pet champagne

From £4.99
View now at Amazon

Don't forget the pets this Christmas! Pop a bottle of this Woof&Brew cat and dog wine in their stocking and they'll be as happy as can be. This, obviously, does not contain any alcohol.

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13. Personalised apothecary candle

£15.50
View now at Not on the High Street

Another gift you can personalise, this beautiful apothecary candle is lovely on its own before you even think about that extra special personal touch.

The soy wax candle also comes in a classic apothecary style jar, so it looks good too.

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