No matter who you’re buying for this Christmas, it’s good to remember you don’t need to shell out on something totally lavish. Maybe you’re doing a cost-conscious Christmas this year, or you have an office Secret Santa with a strict limit. Our stocking-stuffers shopping guide is a roundup of our favourite products we’ve been writing about at the Strategist UK, all under 20 quid, so you can gift something special or interesting (or both!) this Christmas.
We love the subtle red-and-green band around the lip of this mug.
This glass nail file is a little out of the ordinary and would make a great stocking gift.
The best stocking stuffers are everyday essentials that are nice enough to leave lying around. Example: this tortoiseshell comb.
Okay, you might not be able to physically fit this plant in a stocking, but it’s a resilient, interesting-looking present that’s hard to kill.
£10 and under
A great gift for new home owners or people who like it on the rocks.
The greatest gift you can give someone. No reason to use the office cutlery again.
This is useful for getting scuffs out of your suede boots – but it’s also a great tool for tackling stains on leather furniture, too.
You could use this receptacle to stash hair clips or trinkets (or … an egg).
Writer Hanna Hanra found these toothbrushes in a pharmacy in Florence. ‘The perfect Christmas present for my style-conscious, dentally aware friends’, she says.
Give the gift of prying and jimmying this Christmas.
It’s mac wax, but Swedish.
£15 and under
Not only is the length super-helpful, but the cherry-red colour on this charger is highly appealing.
Give ‘jotting down the big food shop’ a bit of flair.
Fancy-looking alternates to every day objects make perfect stocking stuffers.
Make every morning feel like you’re in a fancy European hotel.
£20 and under
Two things we like about this; the stretchy wetsuit material and the tiny red accent on the zipper.
For low-maintenance men — this salt spray will give hair a bit of texture without feeling gunky.
Great for the book lover who wants to read just one more chapter.
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