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Ten Christmas stocking fillers which cost £20 or less

Essential items include chocolates, socks, a diary and... Lynx Africa

The countdown to Christmas has started and present shopping has begun.

While big gifts are nice to receive, one of the best traditions of Christmas morning is seeing what Santa’s left in your stocking.

We’ve given the man in red a helping hand on what items should be in stockings this year. There’s the classics of course - chocolates and socks - and also some unique gifts.

Here we pick out ten stocking fillers that cost £20 or less.

The Signature Collection by Hotel Chocolat

Every Christmas stocking needs some sweet treats, right? The Signature Collection by Hotel Chocolat features 15 classic chocolates in milk, white and dark. Flavours include Eton Mess, lemon cheesecake, billionaire’s shortbread, simple dark truffle and salted caramel.

£15.50; hotelchocolat.com 

Marshmallow Toasting Gift Set from The Naked Marshmallow Co.

Sit around the fire and toast some tasty marshmallows. This gift set from The Naked Marshmallow Co. includes any two gourmet flavours, a non-toxic gel burner, a set of eight bamboo skewers and a bespoke kraft gift box which features an internal printed guide on “how to toast the perfect marshmallow”. 

£19; nakedmarshmallow.co.uk 

The Brexit Biscuit

Launched by Political Confectioneries, The Brexit Biscuit aims to “bring a smile to our divided nation by combining two classic British institutions - biscuits and satire”. Inside the tin, and wrapped up in an Article 50 package, are 14 all-butter snappable shortbreads designed to split like the nation… 52:48. The biscuits feature the Union Flag on one half and the EU flag on the other.

£12.95 for the commemorative tin and 14 biscuits; thebrexitbiscuit.co.uk

Moleskine 2021 diary 

Available in three colours - pink, orange and myrtle green - this Moleskine 2021 large hardcover diary is perfect for keeping your day-to-day activities in order and planning for the new year ahead.

£19; notanotherbill.com 

LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars: The Mandalorian and The Child

You don’t have to be a kid to love LEGO and you don’t have to be a sci-fi fan to love Star Wars. People of all ages will enjoy building these LEGO BrickHeadz versions of The Mandalorian and the Child (who is better known as Baby Yoda).

£18; argos.co.uk 

Lynx Africa 25-Year Trio Gift Set

What does every man want for Christmas? Lynx Africa of course! Hot since ’95, Lynx Africa is celebrating its 25th year and this trio gift set (body spray, body wash and anti-perspirant deodorant spray) is perfect for dads, brothers, uncles and guys everywhere. 

£10; amazon.co.uk 

Beer Hawk Christmas Canister 

This gift by Beer Hawk contains three craft beers neatly packaged in a festive canister that can be popped inside a stocking. It will be shipped to your door in “peek-proof” packaging to keep this beer stocking filler a surprise. 

£10; beerhawk.co.uk

Sipsmith Gin Gift Set 

Available in two sizes, this gift set from Not Another Bill is the perfect tonic for any gin lover this Christmas. The small Sipsmith Gin Gift Set includes one hammered mug, straws, a cocktail recipe card and one 5cl Sipsmith gin bottle.

£20; notanotherbill.com

Marks & Spencer face coverings

If there’s one item that has become a must-have in 2020 then it’s the face mask. Marks & Spencer has a pack of five reusable and adjustable two-ply cotton adult face coverings which come in assorted neutral colours. As GQ magazine says: “This is not just a mask… it’s an M&S mask.”

£9.50 for five; marksandspencer.com 

Happy Socks Classic Christmas Cracker Gift Box

As well as a face mask every stocking this year needs to have some socks in it. Featuring a pair of brightly-patterned socks in a Christmas cracker shape box, this Happy Socks gift set is the perfect stocking filler. 

£12.95; johnlewis.com

Main image: Ryan Smithright/Flickr

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