Stocking fillers are one of the more fun things to shop for at Christmas time. An opportunity tap into your loved one’s interests and habits (good and bad) and treat them to those ‘little somethings’ they’ve had their eye on in previous months.
We’ve taken the liberty of browsing Give as you Live stores for some stocking filler ideas for women, and put together a collection of the most wanted stocking fillers ‘for her’ for Christmas 2012. Take a look at the top picks below – remember, there’s a whole load more over on our dedicated Pinterest board.
All of our selections will raise money for your chosen charity through Give as you Live, so if you haven’t yet done so, you can download it here.
We recommended The Hangover in our Christmas stocking filler for men gift guide; now, Kristen Wiig leads the cast as a maid of honour leads her best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) and a selection of bridesmaids on what the description calls “a wild ride down the road to matrimony.” The Mail Online reviewed the film: “I compared laughs in The Hangover 2 and in Bridesmaids, both of which I watched recently. Scene by scene, the funny bits were funnier, and the laughs lasted longer, in Bridesmaids.“
Small bronzing beads top give her skin a healthy, warm glow. One customer review said it was ‘the perfect pick me up’: “I would love to wear a bronzer but I am too pale and they always make me look orange so I choose radiance to give my skin a lift and this works perfectly. It doesn’t over do it like some blushers and it looks very natural but sparkly! Love it.”
Naughty but nice hand cream
Take a look at this little cupcake. Of course, it’s not the kind of cupcake you can eat, but a wonderful pot of hand cream. It’s a perfect little Christmas stocking filler for your girlfriend, wife or mum. Just make sure they don’t eat it. This Xmas stocking filler won’t fill you up, but it weighs in at a shade under a fiver and still raises a nice little 24p for the charity of your choice.
The big book of ideas notepad
A useful stocking filler for any woman – notepads always come in handy, whether you are at home, work or just out and about. This one is a ring-bound glossy notebook, and can be personalised with any name on the front cover. We think the personalisation makes the gift more special.
Fifty shades trilogy box set
Here’s what a reviewer on Amazon said about the trilogy: “I picked up Fifty Shades of Grey having heard some interesting reviews and was hooked immediately. I got Fifty Shades Darker before finishing the first book as I couldn’t bear the thought of having to wait to find out what happened next. When I finished Fifty Shades Freed a week after I picked up the first book in the trilogy I felt a huge sense of loss. Without a doubt this is one of the best reads around.”
Now 82 compilation CD
Now That’s What I Call Music! (1983 – present) is the biggest selling compilation series…ever! Now 82 includes some of the most biggest pop songs of 2012, from artists such as: Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Cheryl, Justin Bieber and many more.
It’s always good to keep up to date with chart music. This cd will have your loved one bopping along over the Christmas and New Year period!
Coconut body scrub
This exfoliating body scrub contains organic virgin coconut oil. It leaves skin soft and smooth. Here’s what a body shop customer thought of the product: “The Coconut Body Scrub is absolutely amazing. Used with the Coconut Foam Bath and Body Wash, it leaves your skin feeling so soft and smells gorgeous for hours. I’m totally addicted to this stuff and the rest of the Coconut range.” Ladies love to feel pretty and pampered, and at £12.50 it’s a great stocking filler for her – as it might not be something she would buy herself.
Heart photograph keyring
This unusual heart-shaped photograph key ring can hold 2 photos. At less than £20, this stocking filler could end up in your own shopping bag if you’re buying a gift for a girlfriend or special lady. This silver-plated photograph key ring comes in a draw-string pouch inside what we are promised is a “gorgeous” Arthur Price gift box.
Priced at £19, it is a more special stocking filler. Your loved one will remember you each time they take out their keys.
Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren’t trusted not to steal the silver. There’s Aibileen, raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son’s tragic death; Minny, whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue; and white Miss Skeeter, home from College, who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared.
Here’s a review from Goodreads.com: For you other people, who need to be swayed by hype – i give you hype. this book’s hype is merited – it would be a perfect book to read this summer when you are melting from the sun and need a good story.. this is a very tender and loving book, about hope and sisterhood and opportunity, but also about beatings and terror and shame.
Cath Kidston floral diary
Who doesn’t need a diary to start off the New Year with? This cute Cath Kidston diary is covered in pretty flowers, will fit in your handbag and is perfect for keeping your plans and appointments safe.