Seven Thoughtful Stocking Filler Ideas
We've blown the doors off at least a third of our advent calendar, how is it this close to Christmas already?!
It's time to get serious about gifting, so we've put together a round up of some very thoughtful (and generous!) stocking fillers to brighten up someone’s Christmas morning.
Now the holy trinity of festive gifting requires something boozy, something chocolatey and something smelly (in a good way). But we've also thrown in something cosy, techy, and er... toothbrush-y. Let’s get into it.
1. Soap Set: Kinfill
We defy you to find a more perfectly-formed soap than this curvaceous little doughnut from Kinfill. Exuding herbal notes of lavender, anise, and mint, this unconventional soap bar will refresh your dirty digits and, thanks to its halo design, won’t sit in water getting soggy – so it’ll last longer.
2. Banana Rum: Discarded Spirits
Baileys? Pffft. Sipping on this fruity rum is like drinking a warm, liquified banoffee pie. Delicious served on the rocks, blended with ginger ale, or glugged generously into Daiquiris and Pina Coladas for a banana-y twist. Zero waste cocktails? We’ll drink to that!
3. Water Therapy: The Nue Co
Picture yourself standing barefoot on the seashore, cool water gently caressing your toes as you stare out at the endless, undulating blue. You close your eyes to inhale the refreshing sea spray aroma and take in the sound of distant breaking waves. Feeling calm yet? This is just a smidgen of the serenity you’ll feel after a spritz of Water Therapy from the Nue Co.
Inspired by the concept of blue medicine – the belief that water positively impacts our mental health – Nue Co’s functional fragrances use olfactory technology and a marine-inspired formulation to recreate the sensory feeling of being in or around water. Just, bliss.
4. The Whole Studio Collection: Cartographie
It’s time to snub the uninspiring tub of Quality Street. When it comes to decadently tasty morsels, the female-founded chocolatiers at Cartografie deliver. We’re talking hand-shaped, hand-dipped, gourmet ganaches. All made from single-origin chocolate sourced directly from the farmers. Yum.
Ear (1) Earbuds: Nothing
At SURI, we’re all not-so-secret Nothing super fans and their earbuds are a must-have. Enigmatic transparent design – check. Industry-leading sound quality – check. Active noise cancellation – check. 34 hour battery life – check. Carbon Neutral – check! We could go on, for quite some time…
6. Yuru Beanie and Mittens: Finisterre
We were definitely in denial about how cold it really was until this week. It’s now officially desperate coat-scarf-hat-mittens-thermals weather. So why not treat your head and hands to this soft and cosy combo from eco-conscious fashion brand, Finisterre? Made using an Alpaca and Merino wool blend, this set is knitted by hand so each piece is subtly unique to the artisan who created it.
7. Sustainable Electric Toothbrush: SURI
Ho Ho Ho. You knew it was coming. It wouldn't be Christmas without a SURI toothbrush tucked away beneath the tree. It’s the gift that keeps on brushing, and thanks to our plant-based heads and repairable aluminium body, the lucky recipient will be using it for many Christmases to come.
And there you have it. Good luck squeezing all of that into a stocking. Stay tuned for more sustainable Christmas gift guides over the next couple of weeks. Better yet, scroll down and sign up to our newsletter.