I struggle every year to come up with nice, small gift ideas for my friends. I love to give my bestest friends some token of my affection for them each year. This year, I started earlier, so that I can find original, more personal gift ideas to give to them. So, I've decided on hampers. Now not huge hampers, more like small boxes filled with lovely trinkets that I know they will adore.
The beauty of a hamper / basket / gift box of goodies is that you can personalise them to the person. So, since October I have been collecting small bits and pieces for my friends to add to their Christmas box. The main thing is that this is a token, not a lavish, ostentatious present. To give you some inspiration, I've found some lovely fillers. And, the best bit is the entire stocking is less than €30.
Typical gifts of the Christmas season are gloves and PJs, both of which I love getting as I never buy them for myself. If you want to stick to a festive theme for your stocking, take a look at my ideas above.
Adding in some homewear is a nice idea: Tiger do a huge range of photo frames, candles and posters to add to your stocking for less than a fiver. Add in a cushion and socks and then all you need is the Netflix subscription (which by the way is a great gift idea!)
For the fashionista, try assembling some accessories like bracelets, hats and watches all of which can be purchased under the €30 threshold. Next have beautiful watches under €25 that can be worn with some gold bangles or chain bracelets.
The main thing is your stocking fillers need not cost a fortune. The trick is to start to gather them now; when you see something you know a pal might like buy it and store it away for the festive season. The above trinkets would also work for a Secret Santa!
Have you any stocking filler ideas that you'd like to share (ones that I can also use, please and thank you!)