The Best Stocking Fillers Under £30
Nomadic Arthouse Art Print
Because who doesn't love walking around the city looking at the Christmas lights adorning the stunning facades and streets? Something I love to do with my sister to see in the holiday season, is wrap up nice and warm and take a long walk around central London seeing all the decorations lighting up the houses and sidewalks, get a glass of mulled wine on the way and eat some hot melted camembert. Bring Christmas City Lights home with you with this stunning A3 print, a unique colourful print will make anyone happy this year.
Earl of East
An absolute must in the Christmas stocking is a delicious warming scented candle. Earl of East are my favourite candle makers, there scents can transform any room into a cosy, spicy and aromatic sensation. You can even personalise the label to the person receiving this special gift.
The best candle holders for your beeswax candle sticks. They are heavy, gold plated and dimpled, the quality emanates from these homemade holders. These are perfect even for the clumsier people out there as they will not knock over very easily, they will keep that candle burning and safe. These are certainly on my christmas list this year.
At least one book should be on everyones christmas list... On Boxing Day when you're coming out from your food coma but still drinking the baileys, full relaxation mode is on, there is nothing more enjoyable than falling into a new adventure with a wonderful paperback. I love buying books from local book shops, nothing beats that smell of old books in combination with the fresh grinding of coffee beans and pine shelves. The experience of buying the books is just as good as reading them.
One Small Shop
How to make even the Grinch happy this holiday? A pair of cosy, soft, warm handmade socks. There is no better gift than the gift of cosiness. One Small Shop has some gorgeous pastel handcrafted socks, keep those feet snug and warm this winter. Put your feet up, hot chocolate in one hand and a book in the other and admire those toes.
How about some French homemade soap made from vegan, cruelty free ingredients by a local artisan family who have been in the business for 90 years? Mais, Oui. Not only leaving your body smelling luxurious and feeling soft, but also leaving your bathroom filled with a delicious floral scent.
How to build the perfect food hamper? First thing, shop the ingredients local... Secondly, buy things you cannot get at your local Tesco and thirdly manifest your inner Cameron Diaz in The Holiday. Marmelo has the most amazing produce from homemade pesto, retro tins of anchovies, jars of massive mouthwatering olives and crunchy almond biscotti to accompany your morning coffee. A small food hamper like this comes to below £30, you have supported a local deli and you are making the receiver of this food package very happy.
Hope you enjoyed my tips on the best stocking fillers this year, supporting small shops and businesses whilst also making everyone around the Christmas tree very happy.
Seasons Greetings, Love Emily x