18 best Christmas stocking fillers

From reed diffusers to wireless speakers and even DIY macrame kits, here's our top pick of this year's stocking fillers

Christmas stocking

Need some stocking filler ideas? You've come to just the right place, as we've got the best pick of stocking fillers for every person in the family, whether they like gardening, home decor, photography or can't stop playing video games.

With Christmas creeping up, it's time to start shopping. You've probably got an idea of what you're going to get those people closest to you, but if not, why not use our gift guides for some inspo? Shopping for him, her, a teen, a foodie or someone who loves pets or books? We've trawled the shops and found the best Christmas gifts for 2018. 

1. For that Instagrammable moment

Available in both black and white, this letter board is the perfect stocking filler for anyone who loves their home decor. You can write any message you like, add symbols and even make some words larger than others. Perfectly placed in a home office to write your to-do list on, in the kitchen to display the week's meal plan or in a bedroom to show off an inspiring quote. 

felt letter board

(Image credit: Amazon)

2. Just in time for New Year

You might need to cram these in the stocking, but for anyone who loves entertaining they're a must-have. Mix up your glassware with this set of honeycomb Champagne glasses. Hand finished in four different foilings, from gold to silver, copper and pewter, there are wine glasses to match. The only way to drink Champagne this Christmas, right?

Mixed metallic set of four champagne glasses

(Image credit: Oliver bonas)

This cute family names print is available in both A4 and A5 sizes, and will look lovely on a bedside table or hung in a hallway as part of a gallery wall display. Also, who doesn't love a personalised gift?

Family names print

(Image credit: Etsy)

3. One for the teens

Turn your phone's photos into vintage print-outs in seconds with this instant photo printer. With no cables, Bluetooth or WiFi needed, you simply just place your phone (with the picture you'd like to print on the screen) on top of the printer, press the shutter dial, rotate the dial and voilà. Oh, and it's also available in jet black, cherry blossom pink and sky blue.

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Kiipix instant photo printer

(Image credit: Firebox)

5. A touch of luxurious home scent

Part of the Neom Scent To De-Stress™ range, the London Real Luxury diffuser certainly won't disappoint. Made from a blend of 24 different oils which are all 100 per cent natural, organic and cruelty-free, Neom are also vegetarian-conscious and aim to use minimal chemicals. It made our round-up of the best reed diffusers, so we know it's good, too.

Neom Organics London Real Luxury Diffuser

(Image credit: Neom Organics London Real Luxury Diffuser)

6. For home lovers who love to snuggle on the sofa

The perfect addition to any sofa or bed, this chunky blanket is available in five different colours from grey to beige, pink, green and khaki. Featuring a twisted rope-style tassel detail on two sides, the blanket is made from pashmina and will keep you warm all winter. 

Chunky tassel fringe knitting throw blanket

(Image credit: Ebay)

7. Somewhere to put your copy of Real Homes magazine

Need somewhere to store your latest issues of Real Homes and Period Living magazines? This contemporary magazine rack will jazz up any living room.

Ben de Lisi magazine rack

(Image credit: Debenhams)

8. A gouda gift for cheese lovers (sorry)

We probably eat more cheese (and everything else) around Christmas and New Year, so this cheeseboard will be a welcome stocking filler. Made from oak, it has a glass cover to keep your cheese fresher for longer. The stuff of dreams…

Boska cheeseboard

(Image credit: John Lewis)

9. For gamers and boxset lovers

Know someone who's desperate to get into gaming – or just catch up on the latest must-see films and boxsets? The Google Chromecast Ultra will allow your giftee to stream Netflix, Youtube and much more, all on your 4K TV. Interested? Read the full review from our mates at TechRadar for the full tecs and specs.

Google Chromecast ultra

(Image credit: Google)

10. The best Bluetooth speaker you can buy

A great gift for a teenager who likes to blast their music, this UE Boom 2 wireless speaker isn't only the best Bluetooth speaker around, it's now really resilient, thanks to being made waterproof (handy for when they inevitably drop it down the loo/in the bath/in the shower). 

UE Boom 2 wireless speaker

(Image credit: UE)

11. For grandma (you know what she's like)

Complete with an Acacia wood serving board, these shot glasses naturally infuse shots with a subtle salt flavour, so you'll never have to lick your (or anyone else's) hand during a tequila shot again. It's a huge bonus that they look good.

Himalayan salt shot glasses

(Image credit: Firebox)

12. For wine aficionados 

Not actually just a gift for wine aficionados, this Üllo wine purifier apparently makes bad wine taste good and good wine taste fantastic. Working to remove the sulphites from wine which have been found to give you hangovers, it's a just-in-time gift for anyone who tends to over-indulge at this time of year, too. 

Üllo wine purifier

(Image credit: Firebox)

13. For craft lovers – a gift that's on trend

Know someone who loves a bit of crafting? This make-your-own macramé kit is ideal for making a bowl or plant hanger. While we're at it, it will keep teens quiet/offline for a while, too.

DIY macrame bowl hanger

(Image credit: Wool Couture)

14. A gift for your home

A gift for all the family, this personalised family note board is something you never knew your hallway was missing. It can be personalised to say your family's name on top, and has a notepad attached to write details on such as doctor's appointments or shopping lists. There are also hooks below for keys or a dog's lead. Handy.

Personalised family note board with key holders

(Image credit: Abigail Bryans Designs)

15. One for the green fingered

Know someone whose obsessed with house plants? Fuel that obsession with this DIY succulent terrarium kit. Complete with a succulent plant, soil and decorative gravel (which you get to choose), it comes in three different sizes, and there's a concrete planter you can add on which can be personalised. It's also the perfect gift for gardeners, too.

Succulent terrarium DIY kit

(Image credit: Badger and Birch)

16. For the family cheat

Monopoly: Cheaters Edition Board Game

(Image credit: Monopoly)

Everyone has one big fat cheater in their family when it comes to playing board games, so here's their chance to shine. This brand new Monopoly game tests how long you can get away with cheating for, and whoever cheats the most wins! Certainly worthy of a Christmas Day play we think. 


Vegan on the go easy recipe book

Vegan, or thinking of going vegan for your New Year's resolution? This book will help you out by offering 100 plant-based lunch recipes which aren't just easy to make, but affordable too. Tofu sushi, anyone?


An ideal gift for that person who always has a cuppa in their hand, this pretty mug has a personalised touch with their initial on, and you can get a coaster to match.

Tiled Margot Monogram Mug