8 wonderful Christmas stockings from our favourite bloggers

How much do you spend on Christmas stockings? Choosing stocking fillers is such a lovely part of getting ready for Christmas, but it’s getting more and more expensive. In fact, the average spend on a single Christmas stocking is now over £70! 

We know it’s possible to fill a stocking with goodies for much less, so we challenged eight of our favourite bloggers to come up with a great stocking for half the price. 

As you’d expect from these brilliant bloggers, each stocking is a thing of beauty, filled with the perfect combination of little gifts to delight and surprise. And at around £35 each, they’ll take some of the pressure off the Christmas spend. Read on for wonderful, Christmassy inspiration. Some of them are even up for grabs - so good luck!


Home and Horizon

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Choosing gifts for a tween was Lauretta’s challenge. 
Image: Home and Horizon

Stuck for stocking fillers for your ‘tween’? Blogger Lauretta’s daughter Nadja is on the cusp of adolescence, so the Home and Horizon author knew she had to find gifts to make her feel grown-up, while still appealing to her childlike nature.

Lauretta chose a cute bamboo travel mug for hot chocolates when they’re out and about: ‘I know that Nadja would love to have her own special drink in her own special cup’. She also chose a money-minder keyring to help her keep loose notes safe when she’s shopping in town.

Next, Lauretta added a pack of Guatemalan worry dolls - which Nadja has wanted ever since finding Lauretta’s own set in her bottom drawer. There’s also a scratch world map for her travel-mad daughter, and a portable charger for keeping tablets and phones full of juice. We think Lauretta’s stocking is the perfect blend for a tween girl.

What Lauretta bought:

Total Price: £33.75 

Love this stocking? Check out the giveaway on Home and Horizon.


Three Sons Later

practical christmas stocking by three sons later
Go practical for your stocking fillers, says Fionnuala.
Image: Three Sons Later

‘Year on year, however hard I plan, I splurge on stocking fillers in the last few days,’ admits Fionnuala of Three Sons Later. Determined to complete our challenge, Fionnuala chose to put together a stocking for her outdoorsy husband. She picked out thoughtful, practical gifts she knows he’ll love.

A foldable wooden ruler, cast iron garden bell and pocket torch were ideal for upcoming DIY projects. And Fionnuala knew her bearded husband would put a grooming kit to good use. 

Last, but not least, she added an alarm clock to dissuade him from keeping his phone by the bed: ‘Smartphones, as we all know, are incredibly useful but also highly addictive and can disrupt our sleeping patterns… it might just lead to a better night’s sleep’.

What Fionnuala bought:

Total Price: £35.75

Want this practical stocking? Check out the giveaway on Three Sons Later.  
 

Treasure Every Moment

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Helen has picked the perfect stocking for a little lady.
Image: Treasure Every Moment

Shopping for a little girl? Helen from Treasure Every Moment chose a selection of whimsical gifts for her own 3-and-a-half-year-old.

She bought gingerbread-men cutters and a cute bamboo children’s tray to make dolly tea parties come alive. Next, she chose animal stamp pens, pencils, notebooks and a magic aquarium to appeal to her creativity. And the pretty hair clips and mermaid bath fizzer make the perfect gifts for a little Ariel.

Last of all, Helen bought one of our jumbo storage bags so that Isabella can play grown-ups - packing and unpacking it for imaginary holidays or shopping trips.

What Helen bought:

Total Price: £35.55


Cassiefairy

retro christmas stocking
Reminisce this year with a vintage-style stocking.
Image: Cassiefairy

Want to go retro with your Christmas this year? Then look no further for inspiration than Cassiefairy’s My Thrifty Life. Blogger Cassie’s vintage stocking will appeal to children and the young at heart. We love the selection she’s picked out!

The vintage-style catapult, juggling balls and astronomy kaleidoscope take Cassie back to her own childhood: ‘These are the low-cost yet great fun items that every childhood stocking should contain.’

With a wooden pull-along car and two make-your-own toy kits, Cassie’s stocking will keep everyone happy for hours.

What Cassie bought:

Total Price: £35.60

Love this vintage stocking? Check out Cassiefairy’s giveaway today. 


The Gingerbread House

christmas stocking filler for husbands
Don’t get stuck shopping for the men in your life.
Image: The Gingerbread House


‘I don’t know about you, but I find my husband pretty difficult to buy for’ says Jenny from The Gingerbread House. If you’re in the same boat, you might want to try Jenny’s selection of stocking fillers. 

Her partner travels for work, so she picked out useful, smaller items that he can take with him. Sticky notes, an insulated lunch bag, manicure set and car air freshener are ideal for his work travels. And to remind him of home whilst he’s away, a small picture frame (which Jenny is going to put snapshots of their children in) is a thoughtful reminder. 

What Jenny bought:

Total Price: £33.60 

Are you stuck with what to get the men in your life this year? Then check out the giveaway Jenny is hosting!  


Little Lauren’s Blog

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Stocking fillers for more than one person? Take inspiration from Lauren.
Image: Little Lauren’s Blogs

When Lauren took up our challenge, she had one question on her mind, ‘Is it possible to fill a stocking for three people on a budget of £35?’ With her mum and sisters living on the other side of the country, she decided her gifts were going to include goodies fit for a pamper evening. 

Sparkly tea lights and moisturising animal face masks set the scene for a cosy night in. Lauren also included cupcake cases for festive baking and girly lipstick pens for some screen-free games. 

Lauren says: ‘The idea behind creating the stocking for my mum and sisters is to create a lovely memory.’ A beautiful sentiment indeed!

What Lauren bought: 

Total Price: £34.05

Want a cosy night in with this amazing stocking? Enter the giveaway here!
 

The Crafty Gent

crafty christmas stocking
Get all the tools for a crafty Christmas.
Image: The Crafty Gent

Do you have a crafter in your family, or a friend who loves DIY? Let your imagination flourish with this selection of goodies from Mike at The Crafty Gent. Mike has picked out the tools every creative mind needs to get started on their next craft project.

There’s a small, A5 notebook for sketching out ideas and a retro-wooden ruler for sizing up materials. Scissors, a 6-in-1 hammer and screwdriver, and a pocket knife are essential tools for any serious crafter. And the smart bakers twine will always come in handy.

What Mike bought:

Total Price: £33.65

Want to win this bundle? Then be sure to check out The Crafty Gentleman’s giveaway. Running until the 21st November.


Beyond Tired

Magical Unicorn stocking fillers from Rex London
Treat your little one to the Magical Unicorn range.
Image: Beyond Tired

Buying gifts for a ‘threenager’? Blogger Katie from Beyond Tired knows what her own daughter likes: ‘Elsie is at that stage where she loves lots of cute, magical little things.’

Katie picked items from our Magical Unicorn range, including notebooks, erasers, pencils, and a magical scratchpad ideal for her three-year-old’s budding imagination. She also chose bath bombs for Elsie to enjoy when she has a ‘big girl bath’. 

Next are some games the family can play together. A cute board game will provide festive family fun, and there’s a build-your-own Fire Engine for daddy-daughter time. 

What Katie bought:

Total Price: £35.55 

Love this stocking fit for a ‘threenager’? Check out the giveaway on Beyond Tired. 

With eight stockings to choose from, we hope this has made present buying a little easier this year. Been inspired by these bloggers, or love the products? Then share your thoughts with us! Tag us on Instagram @RexLondonUK or use the hashtag #RexLondon.