Stocking fillers: 19 small ideas with big impact

These stocking fillers are here to provide inspiration for last minute Christmas buys

Stocking fillers: The Handmade Christmas Co. Christmas stockings
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Looking for stocking fillers? You've come to just the right place: we've rounded up a bunch of fun sized gifts to make your loved ones wow and aaah... We've taken the trouble to get the best pick of stocking fillers for everyone 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 in earnest. 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 guide for some inspo? 

1. Help save the planet with a simple stocking filler

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stocking fillers: Chilly's insulated coffee cup

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Looking for an eco-conscious stocking filler? A reusable cup is a must have if your gift is a coffee lover and Chilly’s tumblers come in every design under the sun, including the apparent synonym of millennial excess: the avocado.

Chilly's Insulated Coffee Cup, £25, Amazon.

2. Give them something to do this Christmas

Lottie Lou DIY Macrame Kit

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The perfect gift for someone who is good with their hands and likes quirky, boho home decor, the Lottie Lou DIY Macrame Kit from the Wool Couture Company is a beautiful wall hanging and fun activity in one, for just £28. 

3. Give the gift of relaxation this Christmas

Miniature Bath & Shower Oil Collection by Aromatherapy Associates

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There's nothing like a relaxing aromatherapy bath, especially in winter. Nothing beats a fragrant oil from Aromatherapy Associates, and you can let them choose their favourite scent with their Miniature Bath & Shower Oil Collection, £40.

4. Pick luxurious cashmere socks

Soak&Sleep - Supreme cashmere socks in mauve, £25

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Socks are a stocking essential and cashmere socks are a time-tested gift option; unlike a cashmere jumper, they won't cost the earth, but will still impress your recipient. Our favourite are the Supreme Cashmere Socks from Soak & Sleep, £28. 

5. Personalise their travel accessories

Personalized Leather Passport Cover from Etsy

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Personalised gifting is right on trend, and it does make a classic gift, such as a passport cover, that little bit more special. Small in size, we think this little lovely would make the perfect addition to their Christmas stocking.

We like these colourful Personalised Leather Passport Covers from Etsy.

6. Set them up for the New Year

Mixed metallic set of four champagne glasses

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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?

Family names print

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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?

8. One for the teens

Kiipix instant photo printer

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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.

9. A touch of luxurious home scent

Neom Organics London Real Luxury Diffuser

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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.

10. A Real Homes subscription

January 2020 cover of Real Homes magazine

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Know an interiors obsessive? Slip a subscription to Real Homes and Period Living into their stocking and they'll love you forever.

11. Something for gamers and boxset lovers

Google Chromecast ultra

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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.

12. The best Bluetooth speaker you can buy

UE Boom 2 wireless speaker

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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). 

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

Himalayan salt shot glasses

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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.

14. For more beautiful laundry

Oliver Bonas laundry bags

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We aren’t promising that these super cute laundry bags will encourage them to clean up their floordrobe, but you know, it could be start…

Hana Floral Travel Bag, £19.50, Oliver Bonas. 

15. One for the green fingered

Succulent terrarium DIY kit

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Know someone whose obsessed with house plants? Fuel that obsession with this
Clustered Cube Succulent Cactus Terrarium.

Fill it with your fave succulents, plants or even make it your own with jewellery or spices... It's the perfect gift for gardeners and everyone who loves a display with flair!

16. A portable charger for that person who never has any battery in their phone

stone effect portable charger

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The smartphone is a teen’s lifeline. That’s common knowledge. So you can't go wrong with buying them a gift that ensures their phone never dies on them.

Typo concrete wireless charger, £20, ASOS.

17. For plant powered people

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?

18. For tea lovers

Tiled Margot Monogram Mug

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

19. An instant cinema

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They will thank you when Zoella's recent Asos haul can be transformed into a glorious cinematic experience. All they need to do is slide their phone into the back of this Smartphone Projector  and voila, there she is, larger than life, looking irritatingly peppy telling your teens about clothes they can't really afford. 

Smartphone Projector, £19.99, Firebox.

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Annie Collyer
Head Ecommerce Editor

Hi! I'm Annie, and I'm the Head Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes. I've been part of the Real Homes team since 2018, when I joined as Deals Editor. Along with covering major sales events — from Black Friday to Amazon Prime Day — I review home must-haves so that you can buy with peace of mind. Mostly focusing on home fragrance and sleep, as well as a few vacuum cleaners, I've tested pretty much every item you can think of that you need in your home. I live on the outskirts of the city in a two-bed apartment with my husband and my pug, Doug. So I am always searching for compact alternatives and ways to save floor space. What about when I am not typing away? Well, you'll find me enjoying an iced coffee (no matter the season) and trying out the latest brunch spots the city has to offer, or booking my next holiday. Where else can you find my words? Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home, Gardeningetc, and Woman & Home.