Stocking filler gifts for grown ups
Some of these items were gifted for the purposes of this guide, however this is not a sponsored post and the decision to include each item is my own.
The kids are sorted in my Christmas Gifts that Boys and Girls will Love guide, and now it’s time for the grown ups. I don’t know about anyone else. but as I grow I care less and less about quantity and “stuff” and more about those smaller gifts that have a lot of thought behind them.
So, here are some things that the grown-ups in your life could appreciate. This comes with a warning though. If you’re in my family, stop reading now so you don’t spoil any surprises under the tree. You have been warned!
The Almanac: a seasonal guide to 2022
This book is nothing short of beautiful. Packed full of information and stunning illustrations to inspire you for the coming year.
Divided into the 12 months you expect in a traditional almanac. The practical information you would expect is also there such as information on each of the seasons but there were also a lot of lovely details on each month too. Think meteor shower of the month, beehive behaviour, folklore, seasonal recipes and charts tracking moon phases and tides.
Absolutely stunning. I bought this copy for someone specific, but I am VERY tempted to pick up my own copy too!
Find out more on Amazon: The Almanac (affiliate link).
Henry Bell Bird Feeder
Henry Bell are a fourth-generation family-owned British business that produces quality animal feeds. What they also produce are these beautiful bird feeders that have our feathered friends at the heart of their designs.
With stylish designs, quality products and 100% recyclable packaging, this is a brilliant option for the nature loving people in your lives.
The Henry Bell Heavy Duty Fat Ball Feeder is made from aluminium and finished in a striking black that makes a striking feature in both modern and traditional gardens. A great feeder which holds up to 5 fat balls.
Find out more on the Henry Bell website: Henry Bell Feeders
Clear Confidence Plastic-Free Shaving Brush
If anyone is looking for practical gifts that is still a little but special and is mindful of the environment, then this is the gift for you.
Not that I have first hand knowledge of it, but I’ve been told that a traditional wet shave is a great experience and once you’ve had a little practice, is guaranteed to give you a great shave every time.
I can’t really vouch for that first-hand, but I can say that a traditional shaving brush like this one from Clear Confidence looks great and can form part of a really lovely Christmas gift. 100% wooden with grass-based sisal bristles, this vegan brush is great for people who are looking for products which are both ethical and environmentally friendly.
I’m planning on pairing this with a lovely traditional shaving soap bar and putting together a gorgeous gift set which is not only beautiful and a little bit special but will actually be used on a daily basis too.
Find out more on the Clear Confidence website: Clear Confidence Plastic-Free Shaving Brush
Skimono Beauty Masks
Now these masks just scream luxury to me and would fit in beautifully in the stocking of any beauty loving queen in your life. Skimono is an award-winning beauty mask brand specialising in luxurious, highest-grade bio-cellulose, 100% natural and biodegradable face and body masks.
Their indulgence packs are a great way to try the brand and contain a fabulously indulgent sample of some of their masks. Within the Advanced Moisturisation+ Indulgence Pack you can find:
- Advanced Moisturisation+ Face Mask – restores a soft and supple complexion with a replenishing serum infused with extract of rose & hyaluronic acid in an innovative bio-cellulose face mask.
- Nourishment+ Hand Mask – contains shea butter, Aloe Vera & hyaluronic acid to eradicate dryness and restore softness
- Total Conditioning+ Foot Mask – contains shea butter, olive oil, tea tree and chamomile, to soften hard skin, refresh & revive tired feet
Find out more on the Skimono website: Advanced Moisturisation+ Indulgence Pack
Period Pick Me Up Gift Set
Now this is something I was VERY excited about when I saw it. As someone that struggles with her periods, I am interested in anything that could help.
Beautifully packaged, the gift set contains:
- Oh My Flo’ tea: a naturally caffeine-free tea which is delightfully fruity and full of mood-boosting adaptogens including raspberry leaf, goji and schisandra berries.
- Our Remedy Mood Swings oil: blended with essential oils, this CBD oil is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. With a peppermint taste, it is the winner of Hip & Healthy Magazine’s ‘Best CBD for Periods’.
This looks and smells amazing and if it works to help you relax and rebalance during your period, then it would be worth its weight in gold!
Find out more on the Our Remedy website: Period Pick Me Up Set
Christmas is not Christmas without a lovely indulgent box of chocolates and I always think at this time of year you really can’t beat Guylian chocolates.
I absolutely love praline, so their Belgian Chocolate Seashells are such a delicious treat for me. I also love the fact that they come with every price range in mind from their small stocking filler box all the way through to their Belgium Deluxe Assortment, there is something to suit every budget.
Find out more on the Guylian Website: Guylian
Winner of the Woman & Home 2021 beauty awards and already shortlisted for the 2022 ASOS beauty awards, it is eco-friendly using natural jojoba and bamboo. Exfoliators are designed to gently remove dead skin cells to reveal brighter skin and smooth tone and texture.
Apply moderate amount onto wet fingers. Gently work in a circular motion over the face, avoiding the eye area. Rinse thoroughly. For refreshed skin, use 2-3 times weekly.
Find out more online at: smoothing exfoliator
Beauty and Grooming Gifts from Wilksinson Sword
From indulgence down to practicality, it may feel like a bit of a change in tone, but I wanted to include some of the items you would find in your shopping basket all year wrong. Sometimes these are the things that can make just the right kind of stocking fillers.
For example, The Wilkinson Sword Intuition Perfect Finish Eyebrow Shaper is a multi-purpose beauty tool that precisely styles eyebrows and easily removes fine hairs on the face. Whereas the Wilkinson Sword Hydro Comfort razer provides a quick and comfortable shave for faces or legs.
These are the kinds of gifts that may not be extravagant, or sexy but they are practical things that people will use. Everyone has their thing. It could be soap, shampoo, hair products or basic beauty products like these.
When times are tough not only is this an inexpensive way to tell someone you are thinking of them, but they help the recipient too. Making sure that it is one less thing that they have to buy in the weekly shopping. And when someone is going through a hard time, little things like that can really go a long way.
Find out more on the Wilkinson Sword website: HYDRO Comfort Skin Reset Razor.
And that’s it !! From indulgences through to the basics, hopefully this has given you a little gift inspiration for your Christmas shopping. Just remember to pause and enjoy the season.
Merry Christmas and happy shopping!!