The Best Stocking Stuffers For Her Under £25
Christmas is close again. You can almost smell the mulled wine. You can almost taste it. You can almost feel the annoyance of having just paid over a fiver for a small, lukewarm paper cup of it. And you know what that means – it’s time to start thinking about stocking stuffer ideas for women to impress all the ladies you’ll be spending Christmas morning with.
Yes, you could leave it late, like you did last year and the year before that. But that’s exactly the sort of attitude that sees men stood in Argos on Christmas Eve in a frantic last-minute hurry, staring maniacally at a pink toaster thinking, “Surely I’m not actually about to do this, am I?”
It doesn’t have to be that way. Start early and check out our suggestions of the best stocking stuffers for her to start your Christmas shopping the right way this year. Everything below costs less than $30 but will still earn your serious brownie points heading into the new year.
5 Minute Journal
Work notes? Check. Poetry? Check. Pros and cons about your relationship? Check, check. Whenever she needs a little clarity, she’ll turn to this small but meaningful gift (just make sure you never, ever, give her a reason to write out option no. 3). Seriously though, this is one of those stocking stuffer ideas that will actually get used and be appreciated.
The 1700s brought us Romanticism. The 1800s had Impressionism. The 1900s saw Cubism and Surrealism. And today? Selfies, mate. Selfies. Help the woman in your life perfect this new and complex art form by supplying her with the tools necessary to take the ultimate Instagram snap.
Cocktail Recipe Book
Want to buy yourself an infinite supply of delicious cocktails and disguise it as a thoughtful gesture? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. The Woman’s Drink recipe book has everything she needs to make ‘female-forward cocktails,’ without having to mess around with off-the-cuff recipes. So all you have to do is sit back and take a sip.
Though we should all aim to avoid making sweeping generalizations based on gender, there are some about the fairer sex that hold water: A) they like chocolate, and B) they really like chocolate. If only there were some way of combining those two things, it would surely make the perfect Christmas gift…
Ted Baker Harly Heart Stud Earrings
Ears – not one of the most attractive body parts, are they? Perhaps that’s why most women opt to punch holes through theirs and adorn them with little bits of decorative jewelry. Show the woman in your life you love her lugs, regardless of their imperfections, with this gift for your girlfriend. Aw, how cute.
Sushi Rolling Kit
Sadly, this isn’t quite as exciting as it sounds, unless perfectly formed sushi rolls are what really sets your female friend’s pulse racing. Oh, they are? In that case, she’s going to love this DIY kit. Make restaurant-quality sushi in the comfort of your own kitchen with this nifty little stocking stuffer idea for women.
J.Crew Gold Stackable Gold Ring Set
J.Crew stuff is nice, gold stuff is nice – ergo, a gold-plated J.Crew stackable rings are a very nice stocking stuffer and Christmas gift for her. There’s no faulting that gift-buying logic. With a sleek, understated design, three options to wear together or apart, and J.Crew-engraved branding to the inside, this one is sure to earn pride of place on your significant other’s hand and won’t just get tossed in the jewelry box to gather dust.
Rainbow Bagel Kit
Step aside, bakers, because now you’re not the only ones who get to have all the bagel-y fun. This handy baking kit allows you to make your own rainbow bagels, once an NYC novelty you had to wait hours in line for, can now be a breakfast staple! Nearly as good as going to the big apple itself, you can take a trip together in the kitchen and that’s almost the same, right?
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand & Foot Duo
It’s no secret that girls like toiletries, so why just get one when you could get two? This selection box from L’Occitane has everything the woman in your life needs to keep her hands soft, clean, and smelling great. Perfect size for any gal who is on the go or might have a reason to stay a few nights away from home…
Le Pom Pom Spirit Eye Pouch
If (heaven forbid) your significant other hasn’t spent all her money on your Christmas gift, she’ll be needing something stylish to keep it and all her extra goodies in. Well, here’s the perfect solution. Anthropologie is renowned for providing fashion-forward at wallet-friendly prices and this cute (yeah, we used that word) pouch exemplifies that perfectly.
Birch Bark Candle
Encasing a candle in something highly flammable may not be in accordance with most sensible fire safety regulations, but for god’s sake, it’s Christmas. These extremely good-looking candles probably won’t burn your house down, but even if it does, at least it will look cool in the process.
That icy winter weather can wreak havoc with a girl’s hair, but with one of these in her handbag, she’ll never have to worry about it again. Shash Brushes have earned legions of loyal fans worldwide for their superior ability to tame the unruliest of manes, making it the perfect stocking stuffer idea for women you have no idea how to shop for.
Cropped Turtleneck Jumper
There’s nothing like a bit of knitwear for seeing the cold months through in style – and where better to pick it up from than fast fashion juggernaut H&M? It’s nice, it’s wallet-friendly, it’s purple, it’s wintery and it’s ribbed for pleasure. What more could she possibly ask for?
Would anybody actually have any slippers if it weren’t for Christmas? Probably not. And while as kids they may have been one of the dullest gifts we could receive, as adults it’s a different tale altogether. A pair of proper cozy slippers is a sure-fire winner and these ones are as warm as they come.
CraveBox Candy and Snack Hamper
Say what you want about the modern diet, but there’s no denying that humankind has mastered sugary sweets and delicious snacks. For a little taste of classic American candy and snack, this mini gift set is ideal. It includes favorites such as Welch’s, Fun Dip and oreo mini’s.
River Island Tartan Scarf
A scarf is possibly the most traditional (i.e. safest) Christmas gift, and this sweet muti-color tartan number from high-street stalwart River Island is a great option for the lady in your life. Don’t worry it comes in different colors, you could even get a matching one for yourself…wouldn’t she love that.
Bring back the home-cooked meal and make something up together. Earn yourself lots and lots of “Awww, aren’t you the sweetest” points and treat your lady friend to a sentimental token of your love with a personalized recipe book (you can put the work in, or you can build it together). That’s assuming you fill it with good food. It probably won’t go down as well if you just put loads of pictures of fried chicken and cheeseburgers with restaurant receipts. Having said that though, we don’t know your girlfriend – it might be right up her street.
Everlane ReNew Transit Bag
If you’ve not heard, the bum bag aka crossbody is alive and well – with the likes of Balenciaga,