It’s that special time of year again, when halls are decked with holly, chestnuts roast on open fires and Mariah Carey plays on a never ending loop to the fury of all those working in retail. Yes, Christmas is upon us and with it the need for gift inspiration so you can give the special ones in your life something they actually want this year.
Luckily for you we’ve curated a little selection of perfection for a whole host of different tastes. In this the first of our three guides of Christmas we’re focussing on smaller pressies, all for under £50. Here’s our Christmas Stocking Fillers Gift Guide.
Make that poker faced King or Queen in your life feel ace with the gift of these gorgeous playing cards from Purling. Their roaring 20’s playing cards will bring a touch of luxury to any game, printed on slimline textured linen card with unique designs that evoke an altogether classier era. A real diamond in the present stakes.
Lost in the Lakes – £ 16.99
Anyone who has holidayed in the mountainous magnificence of the Lake District will love this account of travel writer Tom Chesshyre’s 379-mile hike around the area last year. Descriptions of the stunning scenery bring Tom’s words vividly to life and will have readers daydreaming about their next summer trip to this much loved landscape.
Skullcandy Dime 3 Earbuds – £34.99
This tiny set of water-resistant wireless earbuds from Skullcandy give meaning to the statement that good things come in small packages. Despite being diminutive these fellas deliver quality sound, a whopping 20-hours of battery life, multipoint pairing and a whole host of other features. The Dime 3s are the very definition of value for money.
You just can’t go wrong with fashionable and functional gifts and these lovely fingerless wool knit glove from Snowpeak are just that. Ideal for braving the great outdoors on a bracing winters day, these lightweight and durable handwarmers will keep pairs of mitts toasty and look good in the process.
For the drinker in your life with a sense of adventure, these mountain themed glasses are the perfect gift. Crafted from X1 Crystalline and featuring a precision glass sculpture of the iconic Mount Everest, these weighty vessels are ideal for sipping a wee dram from while planning that next expedition to headier climbs. Gives a different meaning to whiskey on the rocks.
Weird Walk – £19.99
Anyone with an appreciation for the folklore of Albion will love this recent release. This guide by zine creators Weird Walk takes you on a rambling walk through Britains ancient, myth filled landscapes, with all of the strange seasonal rituals and old standing stones that sit like ancient teachers in far flung fields, giving insight along the way into how these things connect us to our past.
Lindt Swiss Luxury Selection Pralines – from £7.50
There’s something about even the word Lindt that summons up that warm Christmasy feeling. Their new luxury selection pralines will go a step further, with every bite taking the lucky gift recipient on a unique chocolate journey with a rich tapestry of sweet treats to enjoy. Possibly in one sitting!
A nice classy gift here in the shape of this retro pen set from Hello Day. Made from wood and brass these two writing wonders contain a retractable rollerball pen and an engraved twist-off cap, with their wooden shafts finished with a brass stud at the base. Writing the weekly shopping list just became oddly satisfying.
What more of a quintessential stocking filler gift than a pair of socks? And these lovely organic cotton tootsie warmers are particularly nice examples. Coming ready for gifting in a reusable beer carton are two pairs of one-size-fits-all socks in white and grey colourways adorned with the funky Field Apparel logo. Perfect for your sole mate.
Happy Camping Tea Towel – £9.99
Turn the chore of drying dishes into a joy for someone with the gift of this stylish printed tea towel inspired by vintage souvenirs. Made from 100% cotton, this towel depicts scenes of nature and camping in the wilderness of North America. In fact it’s so nice it might be better served as a wall hanging than a plate wiper. But luckily that’s not our decision.
If you have a friend or family member who drinks like a fish we have a surefire hit of a present idea for them. This neat set of four shot glasses from Kikkerland is decorated with koi fish that magically appear to tell people’s fortune when cold liquid is added. Could it be red for love? Gold for good luck? Or just drunk after sinking too many shots?
Fjällräven Vardag Classic Beanie – £35.00
Anyone stepping out for a chilly Christmas stroll will appreciate this gift to keep that noggin nice and warm in the cold. It doesn’t hurt that this Vardag Classic Beanie from Scandi legends Fjällräven looks rather swish as well. Made from 100% recycled polyester, with more colourways than you can shake a stick at, this cosy beanie is as eco-conscious as it is simply stylish. Hats off.
Babingtons Blends Christmas Tea – £13.99
The tea lover in your life will appreciate the gift of this seasonal blend from Babbingtons. Since the launch of their famed Rome tea shop in 1893, the brand have made loyal customers throughout the world with their brewteaful beverages. This Christmas tea is a perfect blend of black teas from India and Ceylon, filled with festive spices like cinnamon, cloves & ginger.
Yeti Rambler 14oz Mug – £30
What better way to drink said tea than from this magnificent mug. The Yeti Rambler is a bit of a unit. Holding 14oz it’s double-wall, vacuum-insulated body protects hands from hot or cold contents. With a MagSlider™ Lid that seals drinks, keeping splashes at bay while on the go. It’s large capacity even enables the mug to double as a camp bowl. A versatile piece of kit.
Wild Nature Calendar – £13
A rather lovely 2024 wall calendar here from Wild Nature. Containing a stunning image each month drawn from talented photographers with an eye for capturing amazing images of the beauty of nature. There’s also a companion diary on offer to gift alongside it.
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