WHILST we are all adding gifts to our carts, the stockings can be an overlooked, last minute extra haul of panic buying. But to make it a little easier to give something useful and actually wanted, here is an eclectic array of small gifts to help ease the stress of gifting season.
D’Orsay x LRNCE – Palais de la Bahia Fleur Candle
£90 – buy here
It isn’t Christmas if you don’t get at least one candle. But this limited edition scent pushes the usual hero candles aside and makes way for one only few with have on their tables.
Smythson – Multi-Compartment Leather Travel Wallet
£245 – buy here
If you know their plans are to travel more next year, this is the perfect thoughtful addition to a stocking.
Etro – Embellished Leather Hairband
£225 – buy here
An accessory that never goes out of style are hairbands. Having recently had a resurgence on the runway, this Etro version makes for a more embellished version of the classic.
Melyon – Le Calendula
£16 – buy here
Soft, creamy and entirely handmade, this soap by Melyon is crafted from natural Glycerin and infused with sweet orange to give it a scent that will leave your body smelling good for hours.
Malaika – Napkins (set of 2)
£50 – buy here
Up their table setting attire with these hand-embroidered linen napkins from Egypt.
Aries – Fast Food Trucker Cap
£55 – buy here
Adding a splash of humour to your wardrobe, this cap will see you through all the seasons elevating any look.
Tajin from Mex Grocer – Chilli and Lime Seasoning
£5.60 for 400g – buy here
If you’re looking for something small to give a foodie in their stocking, look no further than Tajin’s array of seasoning. Coming in a variety of flavours, their Chilli and Lime adds a kick to any meals – from sprinkling over pasta dishes to adding to a piece of fruit.
Zara Hair x Guido – Hair Kit
£35.99 – buy here
The debut collection of Zara Hair is a collaboration with fashion hairstylist Guido Palau, a renowned figure in the industry. Comprised of four products, all centred around gold, the full pack will give you a sparkly touch on the 25th.
Klayd – Long Sleeve Crop
£48 – buy here
Everyone needs shapewear so why not make a purchase that gives back. In partnership with LindungiHutan, every purchase supports deforestation and education in Indonesia – plus, 75% of the collection is made from recycled polyester.
Shop100ml – Airplane Mode
£136 – buy here
Pre-packed and ready to be taken everywhere, yes everywhere! The travel-sized minis are curated to address face, body and mind, and formulated with vegan ingredients and sensitive to all skin types.
Ami – De Coeur Stud Bucket Hat in Ivory
£119 – buy here
It’s cold – we all know that. So opening this unisex bucket hat in blended angora is most definitely going to be a gift received with gratitude – it also comes in black if you’re after a more sleek look.
Ayda Activewear – Holiday Sock Pack
£44 – buy here
Socks are a right of passage in stockings, so why not make it a little more entertaining with socks that give attitude.
Korina Roumelioti – Ceramic Espresso Cup & Plate (set of 2)
£85 – buy here
Add a splash of colour to your morning coffees with this set of espresso mugs.
Khaite – Vail Glove in Camel
£500 – buy here
Made of Mongolian cashmere, this doesn’t get more luxury than these gloves. And with ski season around the corner, it’s time to renew your wardrobe for the aprés-ski.
Mejuri – Charlottle Bold Hoops
£98 – buy here
Jewellery for everyday is an afterthought so before they open the sparkly pieces under the tree, Mejuri has the perfect array of staples.
Areaware – Little Puzzle Thing Soft Pretzel
£8 – buy here
Its time to update the games draw with this fancy and fun puzzle. With time between stockings and Christmas lunch looming, it is the perfect present to bring family and friends together.
Calvin Klein Underwear at Yoox – Set of Boxers
£47 – buy here
It’s a rite-of-passage to receive underwear in your stocking. It might not be at the top of your wishlist, but it’s certainly wanted.
Almarow – Alba Aperitivo Ring
£151 – buy here
Coming in a plethora of different colours, this cocktail ring will certainly catch eyes through to the New Year. Fun, small and definitely packs a punch, this is a great addition to elevate a stocking.
by Imogen Clark