This year I intended on being more organised with Christmas gifts and stocking fillers. For those who know me it will come as no surprise that I used Pinterest to pin the lovely ideas that I found and to keep them where I would be able to find them again. I am quite the Pinter-addict!
I have most the main gifts sorted and of course many are made by my very own hands. I can’t say much more though as I haven’t given them yet and they are surprises. What I always seem to forget though are the little fun items for the stockings that Santa’s Elves have worked on. So below are a few ideas that I’ve found and some of my own items that also make great stocking fillers.
Women are always the easiest to buy for in my opinion. Jewellery always fits really well into a stocking as well.
This Camellia Rose bangle style bracelet is lovely for both women and teens alike. I love how this catches the light with all the Rhinestones. You can find it here.
In the age of technology and just about everyone owning a phone, phone covers are a popular choice. I loved this Minion phone cover when I spotted it. I am bit of a fan. Shame they didn’t come in the right size for my phone.
Missy is an absolute bookworm and every year she asked for the same thing from Santa, a notepad and pen. She writes so many stories and gets through so many notebooks that I’m sure she will end up being an author. These stunning notebooks have faux suede bindings with a leather strap to close them. I’m particularly impressed that you can refill them. Click here.
While I’m talking about books I really must show you this stunner. The photograph is one of my mother’s, Christina Powell. A few Christmas’ ago her garden squirrel made of wire frosted over and this was the beautiful result. The photograph was used to make notepads and Christmas cards. I really love these in the glossy finish.
For very young children the first thought is often of cuddly toys but why not make it that bit more special and go for a handmade one? I found this cutie on Etsy (home of handmade lovelies) made by Simply Stitched UK. I can see this fast becoming one of the favourites that has to be in the cot at night.
Another favourite for the stocking is smellies and goes for men and women alike. While I was browsing around some of my fave shops on Etsy I found these delicious looking (although not to be eaten!) bees wax soaps from the Soap Dragon. Don’t they look wonderful!
My next amazing find is from The Turquoise Eye. I’ve been a fan of her work for a few years now and am completely in awe of the detail in her work. Her art work transposes so well to these gorgeous compact mirrors that I’m sure they would be a hit for the lady in your life.
As my fans will know, I make ceramics mostly. They are not so easy to pop into a stocking given their fragile nature however, my ceramic pendants would be fine in the little jewellery boxes they come with. This is an example of a bar pendant that I have on Etsy at the time of writing. These have been very popular and make a lovely gift. Who do you know who is mad about green? Watch out, my sister in law is and she might get there first!
So here we are. A few ideas if you are still looking for the last minute gifts or are stuck with stocking filler ideas as I often am. Please do check out the featured shops as they have lots of wonderful goodies that I like to drool over. If you have no one to send them to, then I’m always happy to receive from them! 😉
If I don’t write again this side of the festivities then I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and here’s to another wonderful year in 2016! I’ll see you on the other side.