Stockings are a great Christmas tradition. Typically, a large sock is pinned to the wall and filled with small presents. These can be anything from chocolates and clementine’s to more useful gifts like eye drops and sunglasses. Children are told to be good all year, or they risk getting a lump of coal in their stocking instead of presents. For adults, stockings are a chance to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones that are small enough to fit inside an oversized sock.
We’ve listed our favourite Christmas gifts for stockings from the high street and around the web. These Christmas gift ideas are perfect for a last-minute shop.
The sweet treat
Popsy Daisy do some amazing handmade popcorn in delicious flavours. Their whiskey and salted caramel popcorn looks heavenly.
Baileys chocolate truffles are another decedent option. These truffles are filled with caramel with a touch of the classic Baileys taste.
The Proper Chocolate Company do some amazing chocolate creations in small batches in Dublin. Their chocolate slabs feature unusual designs, all for an affordable price too.
The eco warrior
Christmas can often be a time of excess packaging and plastic everything. Give the gift of eco-friendliness with a stainless-steel straw. This one is slightly twisted in design and has a unicorn rainbow tint to it.
If you have someone in your life who’s always buying coffee, a keepcup is a great gift idea. They’ll also benefit from a cheaper brew as a lot of coffee shops give you money off when you bring your own cup.
Another eco friendly stocking filler idea are shampoo bars. These are a great alternative to traditional shampoos that come in plastic packaging.
The beauty queen
There are a lot of incredible beauty gift sets around at Christmas time. This mini lipstick kit is ideal for touch ups on the go. Small enough to fit into the most impractically small handbag, these lipsticks also have amazing staying power.
There’s nothing like a warm toned neutrals palette. A staple in anyone’s handbag, this affordable and compact version from NYX is sure to be well received.
Give the gift of an at-home spa with the Thera-Pearl Eye Mask. This soothing eye mask helps to relieve the symptoms of dry eye, as well as puffiness. This versatile mask can both retain heat and keep cold for long periods of time, for a variety of treatment uses.
The person that has everything
When you have no idea what to get someone, you can never go wrong with a mug. They’re useful, they come in endless styles, and they’ll think of you every time they make a cup of tea. This regal looking alphabet mug has the feeling of being personalised without having to get someone’s name printed.
Socks are the best gift because they’re practical, you can never have too many socks, right? If you want to give something a little more special, Happy Socks do some wonderful and wild patterns. With everything from The Rolling Stones to hamburger print, you’ll have a hard time choosing.
Candles are that luxury item that we rarely think about buying ourselves. For the festive scent of clove, clementine and sweet mandarin, this organic candle by the Irish brand Celtic will fill the room with a relaxing scent. This would be perfect for both men and women.
The health conscious
For those that like a practical gift they'll get a lot of use out of, our seasonal shop page is full of ideas for Christmas presents. Here you'll find everything from comfi coloured contact lenses to The Eye Doctor Lid Wipes and Sunpocket sunglasses.
It's nice to get your friends and family more personalised gifts, but the useful, everyday products are also always appreciated. You'll find everything you need to protect your eyes at Feel Good Contacts.