With Christmas very nearly upon us and the majority of gifts already under the tree (or frantically scrawled on a shopping list), it’s time to turn attention to the stocking fillers. If you’re lacking ideas, take your pick from our guide below…
A long-term love: Jo Malone Bath Soap, £15
Known for their powerful, lingering scents, a Jo Malone soap isn’t your standard supermarket number.
Featuring their classic combinations of blackberry & bay, lime basil & mandarin and pomegranate noir, there is something to suit every gender and taste, all clad in wonderfully festive waxed paper.
A new partner: Molton Brown Festive Shower Gel Bauble, £10 each or £25 for a gift set of three
For a newer companion, shower gel makes a practical but thoughtful gift.
Molton Brown’s Christmas range add a touch of fun with their bauble packaging, and deliciously themed scents—frankincense & allspice, oud & gold and muddled plum are just some of their current offering.
Your children: Clarins Beautiful Lips Collection, £17.60 / Johnny’s Chop Shop Superior Grooming, £20
For a daughter on the go, Clarins’ Beautiful lips collection is £17 well spent.
Containing a lip oil, two glosses and a lipstick, these miniatures slip easily into a handbag to maintain well-hydrated lips.
If your son sports a beard, the superior grooming set may well be up their street. Presented by the cult barbershop chain, the set includes a hair clay, face wash, face balm, conditioning shampoo and a pocket comb.
A grandchild: BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 28 Colour Eyeshadow Palette, £13
Embrace a youngster’s burgeoning interest in cosmetics with a fun, colourful eyeshadow palette.
BH Cosmetics are known for a huge array of colours, featuring 28 of their brightest in the vegan-friendly metallic pack which works just as well for glamorous disco looks as it does character face paints.
A parent or sibling: This Works The Big Bang Cracker, £13
For the parent or sibling who deserves some much-needed rest, This Works have the answer.
Their Big Bang cracker offers a festive miniature version of their hugely popular “big sleep” products, including a plush sleep mask and deep sleep pillow spray, infused with calming lavender and patchouli oil.
Best friend: ESPA Time For Calm, £22
Encourage rebalancing, comfort and restoration in time for the New Year by gifting a friend the ESPA Calm set.
Presented in a keepsake-worthy box, it contains a bath oil, body oil and restorative balm, infused with sweet orange and rose geranium to encourage hydration, loosening of tight muscles and an overall sense of wellbeing.
Next-door neighbour: Spear & Jackson Hand Cream In A Box, £6
For a friendly neighbour who’s always around for a chat or assistance, the Spear & Jackson Gardener’s Hand Cream makes a lovely present.
Lightly fragranced and formulated with quick absorption, the cheerful packaging belies the highly reasonable price tag—affordable enough to treat everybody in the street!