We so often leave buying a few stocking fillers to the very last minute. Stocking fillers always bring their recipients so much joy, so why are they a Night Before Christmas afterthought?
By Irene Falcone
This year, it’s time to put a little more thought into those bargain beauty buys. Instead of gifts that are purely there to take up space, take the time to purchase a few stocking fillers that your loved ones will actually use. So many novelty gifts are used once then thrown away, contributing to our already shocking global waste problem. 2020 is the year to give useful, meaningful presents.
To help you choose the perfect little gift, we’ve rounded up some tried and tested stocking stuffer ideas to serve as the cherry on top of any Christmas present- for him, her, your bestie, your mum… the list goes on!
Christmas stocking stuffers for him
How many times have the men in your life responded to “What would you like for Christmas?” with “Socks and underwear”? This year, give him what he really wants. The Boody Men’s Original Boxers in Grey Marle are seam-free, sleek and have just the right amount of stretch, plus they’re made from breathable, anti-fungal, anti-odour and natural thermo-regulating and moisture wicking organic bamboo.
Another great stocking filler for the men in your life is the Life Basics Reusable Bamboo Cutlery Set. What might seem like a slightly obscure gift is actually one of the most practical, as this six piece set will save the recipient from every having to use disposable plastic cutlery on their lunch break ever again!
The Ethique Tip-to-Toe Men’s Shampoo & Shaving Bar is the perfect Christmas gift for the man who loves to multitask, as this low-fuss male grooming solution works as an all-in-one shampoo, bodywash and shaving lather without waste- one bar of Tip-to-Toe is the equivalent of up to three bottles of liquid shampoo!
Looking for more Christmas gift ideas for him? Check out our Christmas Gifts for Men for our top picks.
The best Christmas stocking fillers for her
Hand cream has always been a stocking-stuffer-staple, but given the amount of drying sanitiser we’ve had to use this year, there is no one who won’t appreciate this gift! We love the Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream, which heroes natural pomegranate extract and shea butter to activate cell renewal for softer, younger looking hands.
Another beauty gift any woman will appreciate is the Ethique Pinkalicious Shampoo Bar. This shampoo bar works for every hair type, so it’s a failsafe Christmas gift, with pink grapefruit, vanilla, coconut and cocoa butter working to gently cleanse the hair and leave a stunning fragrance behind.
An equally fun stocking stuffer is the Mineral Fusing Body Oil Shimmer in Gold. This natural body oil works to hydrate, tighten, plump and firm the skin while giving it a subtle, radiant golden glow- perfect for the festive season.
A bonafide natural beauty icon, the Weleda Skin Food Body Butter is on the wishlist of everyone in the Nourished Life office. This rich, all-natural body butter has a beautiful whipped texture and relies on the hydrating properties of sunflower seed oil, cocoa seed and shea butters and rosemary, chamomile and calendula extracts to instantly relieve and nourish dry skin without any greasy residue.
Looking for more Christmas gift ideas for her? Check out our Christmas Gift Ideas for Her for our top picks.
Stocking stuffer ideas for your best friend
Lip balms make for another classic stocking stuffer, and our favourites for this Christmas are found in the Salt & Glow Lip Balm Set. This trio includes three balms for only $15, so you can gift them as a set or split them up between Christmas stockings!
Give the gift of an at-home, spa quality facial with the Nourished Life Gua Sha. This rose quartz facial tool can be used in traditional facial massage to lift and sculpt the face while relieving muscle tension- something we could all do with after the year we’ve had!
For the friend with a sweet tooth, gift the Frank Simple Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies. A delicious alternative to regular apple cider vinegar, these sweet berry gummies taste amazing and make it simple to get your daily apple cider vinegar fix!
The perfect gift for the skincare lover (and a beautiful accompaniment to the aforementioned Gua Sha!) is the Salt by Hendrix Mermaid Oil. This moisturising facial oil is rich, yet light enough to be quickly absorbed into the skin without leaving a sticky residue in its wake. Created for use on the face, neck and decolletage, this oil is suitable for every skin type- making it another failsafe Christmas gift.
Stocking stuffer ideas for your mum
Another classic Christmas stocking stuffer, and one every mum will love, is a box of beautiful loose leaf tea. We love the Pukka Tea range, all of which are certified organic, carbon neutral and ethically sourced. Our pick? The Elderberry and Echinacea blend, which is made with sweet, ripened organic fruits.
The mum who needs to unwind will love the Black Chicken Remedies ‘Serenity’ Essential Oil Inhaler. This natural oil blend contains lavender, patchouli and bergamot, all of which target specific areas to re-energise the body and mind in times of stress, anxiety and fatigue.
Another at-home spa-facial gift is the Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Mask, which works to exfoliate and resurface the skin to reveal a brighter, more even complexion. It’s a post-facial glow in a tub!
Beautiful lipsticks are always a warmly received Christmas gift. Our favourite? The Luk Beautifood Lip Nourish Lipsticks, which are made with a nourishing blend of avocado oil, cocoa butter, sesame seed oil and beeswax to glide on seamlessly while coating the lips with creamy, naturally pigmented colour.
Looking for more Christmas gift ideas for mum? Check out our Christmas Gifts for the Natural Beauty Junkie for our top picks.
Brand: Andalou Naturals, Black Chicken Remedies, Boody, Ethique, Life Basics by Nourished Life, Luk Beautifood, Salt and Glow, Salt by Hendrix