Tuesday 4 November 2014

Christmas Gift Guide #3 // Stockings and Secret Santa

Something I really struggle with at Christmas time is Secret Santa gifts, so I've put together a guide of cute and quirky items that would be perfect for your office Secret Santa, or if you're putting together a stocking or hamper for someone! It can be so easy to just buy a gift set from Boots, but by putting together your own set of stuff, it makes it so much more personal.

1 - Fair Trade Sari Notebook by Paper High, £3 // These notebooks are the perfect stocking size, although they come in a larger size too if that's what you're after. They just look so pretty, and there's a huge range of colours to choose from. click here

2 - Yankee Candle sampler in Snowflake Cookie, £1.80 // Obviously there's a huge range of scents to choose from, but this is my favourite of the Christmas ones. For £1.80 they're actually really good value, because they burn for around 15 hours according to the website. click here

3 - Essie nail polish in Funny Face, £7.99 // I love Essie nail polishes, which is no secret if you've seen my Essie Collection post! Again there's loads to choose from, so if you know the favourite colour of whoever you're buying for, that's definitely a good starting point. Little things like nail varnish, lipstick and single eyeshadows are perfect for stockings and Secret Santa. click here

4 - Black RI mini pouch purse, River Island, £5 // Everyone needs a coin purse, and I think this one looks so chic considering it's only a fiver! Black goes with everything too. Fabulous. click here

5 - Floral socks, New Look, £2.99 // These socks are my favourite thing in the world, last time I counted, I had about 20 pairs of frilly socks. Who even needs that many?! Clearly me... But they're so cute, and there's always a range of different designs in places like Primark and Topshop too. click here

6 - Pink scrunchie, New Look, £1 // I am so glad scrunchies are back in fashion; I already own loads, and I think they're an amazing way to jazz up a plain and boring hair style when you're in a rush! You can get them pretty much anywhere now. click here

7 - Olaf iPhone case from eBay, £3.99 // I'm a massive fan of the iPhone cases that incorporate a character holding the Apple symbol, I think they look so cute. And who doesn't love Frozen? Plus, for less than a fiver these cases are an absolute steal - I've never had a problem with the quality of cases from eBay either! click here

8 - Hello Kitty nail files from Amazon, £2.65 // Anyone who knows me in real life knows how much I love Hello Kitty .. As I write this, I'm wearing my Hello Kitty onesie! Cute nail files are a definite must for stocking fillers, and there are loads out there. click here

9 - Cute quote magnet from eBay, 99p // Little gifts like this are so sweet and you can find a quote that really suits the person you're buying for! I love this one: the message is lovely and the picture is really cute too, and for 99p I might have to buy one for myself... click here

10 - Moon and Sun earrings, Topshop, £6.50 // These earrings are definitely on my Christmas list - I love the new trend of double earrings or whatever they're called. Super pretty. click here

These are all just ideas which can be adapted to suit the people you're shopping for this Christmas but I hope you've spotted something that you can work with! If you have any other stocking filler ideas please pop them in the comments below or tweet me over at @katygilroyblog


  1. me and my friends always do secret santa and I never know waht to buy! so this is really helpful ha I'll probably get them some mini yankee candles. would really love if you could check out my fashion blog? :)


  2. That Olaf phone case is !!! I love it. I really want to watch Frozen now...
    This is such a lovely post & is making me excited for secret santa and christmas ^.^

    niamh / niamhsdream.blogspot.co.uk