My children are grown up but still living at home - any suggestion though they might not have a stocking any more has been firmly rejected! But as they get older it gets harder to find suitable small items to fill the stockings. And then there is the having too much unnecessary 'stuff' debate! So I am trying to find stocking ideas that are small, useful and significant and not just more rubbish to put into landfill.
Right - bracelet with charm and bag from Inspire my Soul
Bath Bombs - I recently came across a new small business called Lavana Botanicals and I really loved their mini bath bombs for both male and female! They have an Etsy Shop so do go and check them out - lots of Christmas themed items!
Sustainable Make-Up Remover Pads - I found these at the new Craft Coop shop that has opened in High Wycombe, what a great idea! The small business is called Pretty Purple Cat and you can see their full range and buy via Facebook. They specialise in reusable products and these make up remover pads do away with the need to use cotton wool pads. They come in a box of 7, one for every day of the week and can be washed at 60 degrees in the machine and reused! Lots of really pretty designs in a pretty box, perfect stocking filler, they are £15 per box. Lots of other products too!
Books - I found a fun selection of books about London when I was in Mayther in Marlow recently, any of these would make good stocking fillers for teenagers or indeed a gift for anyone in the family who loves a day in London, like me!
Below - The 500 Hidden Secrets of London, 111 London Pubs and Bars and 111 Places in London.
Essential Oils - I just started using a Diffuser and Essential Oils by DoTerra from The Rainbow Rooms in Marlow. I definitely recommend diffusing lavender at bedtime, it really relaxes me and helps the quality of my sleep. I have a good selection of oils now for all different uses and I love them. I will be adding an oil to each of my kids stockings as they are keen to 'borrow' mine, I will also get them a small diffuser like this one from Amazon.
Lip balm - from Gem's Natural Skincare - a small jar and a lip balm would make ideal stocking fillers and they come beautifully packaged too!
Candles - I love these mini or travel size candles from Warren Beauty, they are handmade in Wales and are all-natural, perfect for a teenager or older daughter in her stocking.
And how about some fun items below - duck soap, keyrings and fun soaps and shower gels - all from Warren Beauty. Jane has a stall from now up until Christmas at Windsor Station if you want to go and have a browse!
Another one for the boys - who are notoriously hard to come up with ideas for! Look up Oddballs - really fun underwear, socks and other apparel!
I hope these suggestions are useful - I have tried to focus on something useful, reusable and not just 'stuff' for the sake of stuff! I am publishing three gift guides in total all in the lead up to Small Business Saturday which takes place on 1st December this year
Have you seen my other gift guides:
Christmas Gift Guide | Small Gifts for the Girls
Christmas Gift Guide | Stocking Fillers for Teenagers
Christmas Gift Guide | Vouchers and Gift Boxes
And take a look at this excellent blog post from Jo another local small business who I am working with at the moment - Less is More - makes a lot of sense to me!
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