I'm a bit out of touch when it comes to filling up a Christmas stocking since it has been ages since I made my one for my sister (Sorry, Vanessa! You said you didn't believe in Santa anymore!) but I thought it would be good to try and find a whole bunch of things to use as Christmas stocking fillers all for under £40!
Obviously, as you can tell, I've gone for a beauty theme and £40 was the budget I set myself. Everything pictured above all comes to the grand total of £36.51.
It's always really hard to find decent things priced between £5-£7 but what's a Christmas stocking without a bit of cheap toot in there, anyway! My token novelty item is the fast food lip balms but everything is else, I'd say, is pretty decent for such an affordable price. Here's more information on the items I've picked:
1. Crazy Rumors Lip Balm, from £2.99
These are my absolute favourite lip balms in the whole wide world! I blogged about them here and they are made of 100% natural ingredients, cruelty free and suitable for vegans. They come in the most strange (but wonderful) flavours. You can buy them from Holland & Barrett for £3.50 but they stock a limited range of them. Online retailer, Ecco Verde sell them for £2.99 and they have almost (if not all) flavours in stock but there is the added cost of postage.
2. Nail Art Cat Transfer, £2.50
Nail transfers are quick and easy to do. A quick Google search for 'nail transfers' or 'nail decals' will bring up hundreds of designs for you to choose from so there's something for everyone. Of course, the cat ones caught my eye!
3. Ciate Nails Christmas Bauble, £8.00
Nail polish is always a good stocking filler for beauty fans. In the past, I've bought Barry M and Models Own but these Ciate Miniature Paint Pot are so adorable packaged, it's hard to resist!
4. Bomb Cosmetics, from £2.24
Bomb Cosmetics is an alternative to LUSH, it's also cheaper too so it's possible to buy 2 or 3 things to fill Christmas stockings. Keep your eyes peeled for the festive selection, it's all very very cute!
5. Fast Food Lip Balms, £7.00
Well, what d'ya know! One of most expensive thing on this guide is actually the tackiest item! I've tried these types of lip balms before and they're not the best quality but I think there has to be at least one novelty product inside a Christmas stocking (it's like a rule, or something!) and I've picked this set of lip balms from ASOS.
6. Rimmel Nail Polish, from £3.99
The 3 for 2 offer is back on in Boots so it's time to do some serious beauty shopping, whilst treating yourself to something too! There are, of course, LOTS of things to buy in Boots but as stocking fillers go, these nail polishes from Rimmel are really cute and are only £3.99 each!
7. Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon, £7.99
I uhm and ahh about buying people lipsticks as presents, unless they have requested a particular shade but lip crayons have been huge this year and you can't go wrong with a pink!
8. Yankee Candle, £1.80 each
Strictly speaking, this is not exactly a beauty item but who doesn't love candles! These votive sampler sized Yankee Candles, priced at £1.80 each, don't give off the strongest of smell but it makes a nice stocking filler and the recipient can sample the scents before committing to the large jars. I particularly like the Candy Cane Lane, Christmas Garland and Snowflake Cookie. You can buy them slightly cheaper on Amazon.
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