Don't let shopping for your stocking fillers descend into Christmas Eve dash; well thought-out and carefully chosen small presents can mean more than blowing your budget on the big things. Get it right this Christmas with our collection of the best stocking fillers for under £20.
1. Unique & Unity Undercover Neon Orange Pencil Pouch: £11, uniqueandunity.co.uk
There’s something very satisfying about luxury stationery. This UK-made neon leather pouch holding 5 HB pencils is a thing of beauty.
2. Hey Holla ‘Off to the Gym’ Bag: £18, notonthehighstreet.com
For the gym-goer with a sense of humour (and a willpower problem), this sturdy and eye-catching tote beats your usual smelly gym bag any day.
3. Diptyque Notebook: £15, selfridges.com
Known for their luxe candles, the Parisian-brand also do a line in seriously cool stationery, like this monochrome and purple print one.
4. Neal’s Yard Organic Argan Oil: £17.50, nealsyeardremedies.com
2014 has been the year of peak beard, so keep standards high with a moisturising oil for soothed skin and kiss-friendly. It’s equally good for her hair, too, so you might want to go for 'his' and 'hers'.
5. The Crafty Elks Knitted Hot Water Bottle: £15, etsy.com/uk
‘Tis the season…to sit on the sofa and stay warm. This hand-knitted hottie cover (supplied with bottle) will help. At 21x12cm, it’s small enough to fit in a stocking but big enough to keep the recipient seriously cosy. Comes in a range of colours and knits.
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6. Yes Please by Amy Poehler: £11.89, amazon.co.uk
The first book from our favourite Parks and Rec actor Amy Poehler is a fiercely intelligent, refreshingly honest and - of course - hilarious memoir. Give this on Christmas morning and they’ll be hooked by dinner.
7. Pringle Socks: £15, very.co.uk
You actually can never have too many socks. This pack of three, with a polar design, come in a stocking-friendly pack.
8. Floozie by Frost French Glitter Watch: £20, debenhams.com
Add some sparkle to that stocking with the perfect Christmas party watch, complete with gold-plated dial and bow on the face.
9. Ogario Hair Conditioner: £10.50, ogariolondon.com
Winter takes it out of your hair so this little pick-me-up in a pot for your tresses in a festively-packaged tub will go down a treat.
10. Arrow Super Soft Gloves: £16, urbanoutfitters.com
Bold enough to make a change from your usual navy knits, stylish enough to please even the fussiest of recipients; this pair are a definite winner.
We want to curl up on the sofa with Amy Poehler (though we'll settle for her book) and a Crafty Elks knitted hot water bottle, but, for best results, buy them all.
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