It may feel as if it’s way in the future, but it’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to getting organised for Christmas. Here to help, I’ve put together a quick guide of lovely stocking fillers for £10 and under from amazing small businesses. I hope this will to help you get off to a great start with your Christmas shopping this year!
Read on to browse some gorgeous small gifts and stocking fillers that friends and family will love…
Stocking Fillers For Foodies
Christmas goes hand in hand with food, and there’s an abundance of gift ideas out there for food loving friends. But something unusual, practical AND personalised? Under a tenner? No way, I hear you say.
Cue our brand new “pudding stirring” wooden spoons here at Doli Dwt! Made from quality wood, engraved with your choice of name(s) and decorated with a festive grosgrain ribbon, this humble but lovely spoon will add star baker quality to all your Christmas baking. It could also start a poignant tradition with your little ones! Bringing out the special Christmas spoon each year to bake festive goodies will create magical memories together as they grow up!
Find it in our shop here, £8.
Things are certainly looking better this year for family get togethers over Christmas. However, there still may be many reasons why you can’t travel or meet with friends and loved ones. Ruth from CocoBean Chocolates has the perfect, delicious, mini-gifting solution for this situation!
You can send some cheer in the form of a Coco Bean Brownie (or 2)! They are boxed with a lovely, specially designed-by-Ruth Christmas card with your personal message. Ruth says that it’s “Seasons Greetings done right in these odd non contact times”. A single brownie of your choice, plus the card, is £6 including delivery. 2 Brownies and a card is just £8 with delivery. Visit Www.cocobeanwales.com to order.
Stocking Gifts For Stationery Addicts
Do you know someone who plans, lists and organises everything to the nth degree?! Then a stationery gift always goes down a storm! And at the opposite end of the scale, Christmas is the perfect time to give your most shambolic buddy something to help them becoming more organised one of their easiest-to-keep New Year resolutions!
Whether it’s planning their week, or jotting down a shopping list, Megan Tucker Illustration has all organisational needs covered with her gorgeous stationery range. Most of her items are available in English and Welsh versions too. Priced between £6.50-8.50, they all come under the £10 bracket.
On the subject of the less-than-organised people in our lives – I bet you know someone who is constantly losing their keys?! Under the sofa, next to their pillow or in the fridge….. They’ll be sure to know where they left them if they’ve got one of these fabulous key fobs from Mitch at Stitchymoocrafts.
Working with fetching fabrics from the likes of Liberty (pictured) and Rifle Paper Co., each gorgeous fob has been quilted and finished with beautiful hardware. They can slip over your wrist, or found easily at the bottom of a bag, making them practical as well as pretty. Mitch has a colour/pattern to suit everyone in her Etsy store, and at just £4.75 you might be able to treat everyone!! Truly lovely stocking fillers for £10 and under.
To make doubly-sure you don’t spend ages riffling around in your bag for your keys, why not snap one of these small cross-body bags from Poppers & Pockets? Perfect for just the essentials, your keys will be easy to spot!
Lynne has various designs in her shop, but this tartan one with its soft red and green hues would look particularly lovely layered over a neutral coloured coat during Autumn and Winter. It’s currently on special offer for £9.99. As a new-dog mum, I think this would make a perfect bag for dog walking! I just need keys, phone and doggie bags but struggle to hold them while wrestling a puppy on a lead! This small bag would be an ideal solution!
You would also have room to slip in one of the colourful and quirky pocket mirrors from Jac’s Little Welsh Studio . Then you can check that you’re still looking fabulous rather than windswept whilst you’re on the go!
Featuring prints of Jac’s very own watercolour illustrations, you can gift these tiny pieces of joyful art for just £6.50. This makes them an ideal secret Santa gift! They’d be a huge hit with teens and tweens too!
Small Gifts for £10 and under for the Home
It’s always lovely to receive something beautiful and handmade for your home. In the era of the “shelfie” and eclectic gallery wall, small but delightful decor items really are having their time to shine.
Quil from Love & Lovelier creates small but mighty ceramics that will make anyone smile. Her items come in a range of price points under £20 and can often be personalised. These these delightful glazed Welsh hearts, which would look spectacular arranged amongst a gallery wall of family photos, or resting against a photoframe, are just £9.50 including postage!
Another beautiful little decoration to hang from a shelf are these gorgeous hand-painted baubles by contemporary artist Catrin Saywell of Cat & Clay Jewellery Forget just hanging baubles at Christmas… These beauties are so magnificent they deserve to be displayed all year round! They will be appearing in her shop in October – but be quick as they don’t stay in stock for long! (Keep an eye on her Instagram for updates). They are £10 each.
And who doesn’t love a sweet smelling home? Little Bit Different hand make luxury vegan-friendly soy wax melts that make lovely stocking fillers, starting at £3 each. Vicky also offers a letter-box friendly gift set of 12 melts for £10. Purse-friendly, and great for distanced gifting too if you opt to have them sent directly to your recipient.
Motivational Stocking Fillers
It’s always good to tell loved ones how fantastic they are, and that they’re doing a super job whatever obstacles are in their path. Carli from Colour your Life Club knows just how important a little nod of encouragement can be, and designs the most colourful and uplifting pin badges, stickers, stationery and mugs at pocket-friendly price points.
With prices ranging from 80p for stickers to £8.99 for mugs, there’s something to make both adults and children smile. Visiting her website to see her huge range of fun products that make perfect stocking fillers for £10 and under is a must.
Christmas themed Stocking Fillers under £10
Of course, everyone loves a Christmas themed stocking filler too! Here are a few little festive treats that won’t break the bank but will break out a smile….
Doli Dwt has our very own robin and penguin baubles. Painstakingly wood burned into a solid beech sphere, then lovingly hand painted, I have individually handcrafted every one. Their charming little faces bring a smile to everyone who sees them. And they’ll bring joy each year when you bring them out for the festive season.
Mucky Ducky Designs has wonderful little hand painted Nut Crackers in a variety of colours. From the traditional red and black combination, to this lovely pink and grey, they are beautiful!
Her 13cm freestanding Nut Crackers (as pictured) are £10. Additionally, smaller hanging ones, perfect for the Christmas tree, are available for just £6.50 each.
And finally, we all have a friend who can’t resist a Christmas novelty earring! Check out this fun cookie cutter design from Swirly Buttons! Perfect secret Santa gift, to adorn your Christmas party/dinner outfit, or for a friend who loves baking! She has lots of other designs too, including stars, hearts, and Christmas trees, priced at just £6 a pair.
I hope that this hand full of ideas for stocking fillers for £10 and under has given you some inspiration for your Christmas shopping this year! When you’re ready to go, I can highly recommend the small businesses I’ve selected, having experienced their products myself. You’ll find something lovely on each of their websites if you give them a little visit.