At Christmas it is often not the big presents or events that make the largest impression or that really make Christmas special. Rather it is the little things that add that extra magic and that make us smile which contribute more to the overall experience and the overall Christmas feel. Case in point: stocking fillers. Often they are small gifts that don’t cost much, but at the same time they are often the ones that show the most thought or the nicest touch. If you’re struggling for ideas this Christmas then here are the top 10 stocking fillers to help you come up with some ideas.
Many people (children) hate getting socks for Christmas, but they are nevertheless synonymous with the Christmas stocking and at the same time these can actually be nice gifts – whether they’re fun socks with TV characters on or practical wooly socks to help you through winter.
9 Coffee/Hot Chocolate
A luxury hot drink is ideal as one of the top 10 stocking fillers. It’s at once festive (think Christmas blends or ginger flavors) while also being something that will last past Christmas and that your recipient can give to others.
A small game is also a great idea for Christmas and this is something that can be used on the day and bring the whole family closer together (though there’s also the slight chance it will drive you further apart if you are very competitive). One of the top 10 stocking fillers for sure.
If you are the generous type and you want to put something a little more extravagant in your children’s stockings, then a Wii console is ideal for creating a fun party atmosphere that can get everyone involved.
A CD is the perfect small gift and also one that can help to set the mood of Christmas. It wouldn’t be Christmas without some music and that’s what makes this one of the top ten stocking fillers. If you choose something romantic such as crooner music then this can be a great romantic gift too.
Chocolates are highly romantic and lovely comfort food for the cold winter months, so these have to be one of the all time classic top 10 stocking fillers.
The idea of curling up by a fire with a book is something that any fan of Christmas will be find appealing and romantic. This is something that people can use right away and if it’s a book you’ve read it will give you something to chat about too. Or again if you’re looking at a slightly more expensive and generous present then an e-reader can be a great modern alternative. Or how about other reading paraphernalia such as a reading light?
A bottle of champagne is perfect for celebrating Christmas or can be saved for the new year, or alternatively if you want something more Christmas-centric then how about some mulled wine that you can give you that warm feeling in your stomach.
2 Homemade Jams
A homemade jam is great comfort food, and if you are able to make it from scratch then that’s even better as it means you can show effort and thought in your gift. Anything homemade is a great gift so think which other of these top 10 stocking fillers you could make yourself.
1 A Festive DVD
There are a few films that scream Christmas and if you put these in someone’s stocking then you can bring that festive cheer home and give you something to watch together that will really create a Christmas vibe.
And Some More…
And some more ideas if you’re still stuck could be a red lipstick for a woman to help her feel festive (or full makeup kit), a nice jumper (that’s very warm) or hat, herbs and spices for cooking, a picture frame for a nice picture of this Christmas, vouchers, a subscription to their favorite magazine or some candles to help set the lighting.