No matter who you’re buying for this Christmas, it’s important to remember you don’t need to shell out on something totally lavish (something that’s never been truer in 2020). 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.
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£10 and under
This glass nail file is a little out of the ordinary and would make a great stocking gift.
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.
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.
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.
An addictive, pattern-spotting game for kids and adults alike.
It’s mac wax, but Swedish.
£15 and under
£20 and under
Contributor Grace Banks told us about these 19th-century bath salts, which she found while living in Berlin. This is her favourite, “a tough mineral scent that completely overpowers the vaguely fruity notes.”
Great for the book lover who wants to read just one more chapter.
For low-maintenance men — this salt spray will give hair a bit of texture without feeling gunky.
Not only is the length super-helpful, but the cherry-red colour on this charger is highly appealing.
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