Stocking filler ideas under £15

Stocking filler ideas under £15

When I was little it was always customary for us to open our stockings first before our ”proper” presents, I actually loved opening my stocking, I knew it would have all the really useful stuff in, the bits and bobs I needed, be it pants, socks, makeup, deodorant. My mum used to wrap it all individually so it would seem like we had more gifts to open. In my eyes, there are some things that we would all benefit from in our stockings and this is a short list to help you fill those stockings this year.

For Mum

  1. Pyjamas
  2. Her favourite sweet treat (Popcorn, Chocolate, Toffees)
  3. Socks
  4. Her favourite music CD (My mum loves P!nk)
  5. A recipe book (If she likes to cook)
  6. 2018 Diary

For Dad

  1. Slippers
  2. His favourite DVD
  3. A mug (I always buy my dad a mug, every birthday, Fathers Day and Christmas)
  4. A keychain (That will help him avoid losing his keys)
  5. Screen wash for the car

For your Significant Other

  1. A canvas of your favourite photo
  2. A date night snack box
  3. A witty t-shirt
  4. A jar full of memories (DIY)
  5. A notebook

For Her

  1. A Moisturiser
  2. A new shade of Nail Varnish (I vote Red!)
  3. A nice pen (Just me who loves getting pens as gifts?)
  4. A gift card for her favourite shop or restaurant
  5. A bath bomb from Lush Cosmetics.

For Him

  1. A torch
  2. A mini toolbox
  3. Cufflinks
  4. Giftset
  5. Wallet

If you’re doing some last minute Christmas shopping for stocking fillers then I recommend using Amazon and other online stores to collect your presents for Christmas.

What are your go-to stocking fillers?

You can find all my blogmas posts here.



  1. Ash
    December 20, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    This is such a thoughtful list, I always buy my dad a mug every time but this time he has been talking about a perfume he loves so I will get that for him. I loved the rest for others! Thanks for sharing!

    Ash |

    • theessenceofred
      December 28, 2017 / 8:07 am

      Hey Ash,

      Mugs are my go-to with Dad! Glad your dad gave you an alternative this year, perhaps his mug collection was getting out of hand!

  2. December 20, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    This is such a great list. I always struggle with my dad. Just for the record he still doesn’t have a gift. I always find it really easy to buy for the women in my life but I’m awful with guy gifts! Never thought of mugs before x


    • theessenceofred
      December 28, 2017 / 8:06 am

      Hey Sophie,

      You can never go wrong with a fun mug! I hope you managed to get him a gift in time.

  3. December 21, 2017 / 5:26 pm

    I love some of these ideas, particularly the canvas photo and the date night snack box! I always struggle with things to get my other half, so these ideas are really helpful 🙂

    • theessenceofred
      December 28, 2017 / 8:01 am

      Hey Keri,

      I hope you keep these in mind for any birthdays coming up, as well as next Christmas!

  4. December 22, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    Wow such a handy post! Hadn’t even thought of getting the other half something like a canvas, but what a good idea. I’ll definitely be returning to this list in the future!

    • theessenceofred
      December 28, 2017 / 7:59 am

      Hey Sarah,
      These could easily be used as birthday gifts too! I hope this will help you next Christmas and on any up and coming birthdays you have!

    • theessenceofred
      December 30, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      Hey Holly,

      Perhaps you can grab a canvas or two next year.

  5. January 6, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    Ooh this is a great post! I got my mum a collection of Maroon 5 albums for Christmas and she loved it! a music CD is definitely a great idea. x


    • theessenceofred
      January 10, 2018 / 11:32 pm

      Hi Oroma,

      I definitely think it’s an option for everyone, but I do wonder if things like Spotify will kill it off.

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