The countdown to Christmas is well on the way, and we’ve had a lot of fun putting together a guide of some of the best stocking fillers on the market, just for you. Carefully handpicked from a selection of small and independent businesses, we’ve taken care of all the timely research so you don’t have to. Supporting small businesses not only helps individuals who may have had a turbulent year but also means shorter supply chains, a smaller carbon footprint, and therefore a larger positive impact on people and the planet. So it’s a win win. Plus we’ve found so many handmade, innovative and fun gifts, we know you’ll appreciate, read on for the ultimate stocking filler inspiration.
For the Adults
From Pri Pri kidswear we have beautiful upcycled tote bags handmade from repurposed saris. Grace and Favour Home are offering eco-friendly reusable face rounds and beard shampoo and shave bar from 100% natural ingredients. Purchase a hand-embroidered fridge magnet from Treasure Kave, on Etsy. Make your own natural and vegan-friendly hand cream with a DIY kit from Ruthie Does. Purchase a sustainable packaged and 100% organic Garam Masala Spice blend from The Singing Spice Company and feed a child in need. Milo and James have a collection of natural, organic, and handmade lip balms. For handmade signature soap bars, get in touch with The Make It Studio. And from Mortimer Nannies there are these brilliant time-saving Nanny Planners.
The Big Kids
Card game Super Sapiens is family fun for everyone. Add a little treat with a Christmas bauble full of sweets from Jelly Bird. From Love Science, there are Christmas kits including all ingredients for four fun science experiments. Purchase a perfect little Wish Bracelets from Tash Thompson Design. Kala Paul-Worika is offering beautiful African print hair bands via her Etsy shop. Entertainment for hours with a sew-your-own-bunting kit from Faerie Story.
The Smaller Ones
Build your own plastic-free Dragonfly Glider with this activity kit available from Cotton Twist. Learn to sew with fun sewing cards from Ms Matched. Purchase some Chunky Pavement Chalk from Angels and Butterflies. Piped Dreams and Party Themes offer a range of delicious stocking fillers, including Christmas Cookies and Frozen-themed Marshmallow Pops. Prepare for those magic moments with a handmade Tooth Fairy Cushion from Maud and Evelyn. From Andrea Lemin Design there are these Coloring-in postcards. Ignite your child’s imagination with this Little Nature Explorers Book on Butterflies, from Nurture Collective. Purchase eco-friendly Woodland activity packs, from Helpful kids to keep them entertained whilst you cook up Christmas dinner.
We took into account that babies aren’t quite dexterous enough to open presents, but we didn’t want to leave them out, so here are a few options for the Dribbly Ones in the family: Available from Bean and Fox is a Bunny Teether made from maple wood and organic cotton. Purchase an eco-friendly, sensory Rattle Shaker from the Snug Hub. And finally some handmade baby balm from The Make It Studio.
Now with any luck that’s all your Christmas shopping sorted (If you haven’t read our blog for experiential Christmas gifts you can here). So, all that’s left to do is stock the bar, stick on your favorite Christmas jumper, and enjoy the count down to Christmas. What’s your favorite Christmas song? Let us know in the comments below. We’ll be dancing around the Christmas tree to the Fairytale of New York.
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