Christmas Gift Guide 2023 | Main Gifts and Stocking Fillers Ideas

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I’m back again for another year with my Main Gifts and Stocking Filler Ideas Gift Guide, I’ve made sure to include a variety of gift ideas, however, there are a lot of beauty gifts featured as I decided not to do a stand-alone beauty gift guide this year just because I'm behind on content. However, if you’re looking for more gift ideas then you can check out my post about 12 Gift Ideas To Add To Your Christmas Wishlist

First up is the Soap & Glory Berry & Bright Duo RRP £5 which could be both a main gift or stocking filler depending on your budget. The set contains two Limited Edition products which are the Berry & Bright Body Wash (75ml) and the Berry & Bright Body Butter (50ml). They’re an ideal size for travelling and have a lovely zesty berry scent. You just can't go wrong with Soap & Glory, can you?

The PMD Beauty Wave Pro RRP £119* would be perfect for any skincare lover in your life. It’s a rechargeable multi-functional skincare and it’s available in 2 different colours. It has an Extract Mode which helps get rid of sebum, dead skin and blackheads, an Infuse Mode which helps your skincare to absorb into your skin more thoroughly and a Lift Mode which uses EMS to help give you a more toned and youthful appearance. You can read my full review here and you can also get 30% off the RRP using this link or with the code at checkout: ASTOLDBYKIRSTY

If someone you know is interested in becoming more eco-friendly then you could buy them some Wuka Period Pants or maybe a Wuka Gift Card (they start from £10). Wuka’s Period Pants come in different styles from high waist, midi briefs, bikini briefs, thongs and more, with different colours and absorbency levels. I find that period pants genuinely make my periods easier to deal with as well as obviously being more eco-friendly. They go up to a size 6XL (24-26) and they are true to size. I have the Ultimate High Waist in Heavy Flow in Black RRP £25.99* and the Heavy Flow range absorbs 20ml of blood which is the equivalent of 4 tampons or 3 pads. They are just so comfortable to wear, they wash nicely and they work well for heavy periods. I genuinely cannot recommend period pants enough. I’ve also noticed that they have Fill Your Own Crackers boxes for £1.99 each to make your gift extra Christmassy which I thought was quite cute. 

There are two limited edition ranges available from The Body Shop this Christmas. One is Pears & Share and the other is Cherries and Cheer. The Body Shop Pears & Share Mini Gift Set RRP £10 comes with a shower gel (60ml), body butter (50ml) and a shower lily and it also comes in a nice presentable, recyclable box. The Pears & Share range has a lovely fruity-floral scent as it contains Pear, Sloe Berries and Peony. I'm definitely going to have to pick up the 250ml shower gel before the range sells out.

The Lottie London Oil Slick Duo Set RRP £8 contains two lip oils in the shades Hot Cocoa and Marshmallow. I find that lip oils are great if your lips need something more than just lip balm as they're super hydrating and they also add a nice amount of shine too. 

If you’re buying something for a Harry Potter fan then I feel like the Harry Potter Hogwarts Wash Bag RRP £10 from Boots would make a lovely gift. I was genuinely surprised at the quality of the bag considering it was only £10. It has a soft velvet-like finish and it also has an outline of Hogwarts Castle on the other side. It’s also bigger than I expected so it fits all of my main makeup in. It's also in the 3-for-2 Christmas Mix and Match offer.

I think I’ve featured the Nintendo Switch for about 3 years in a row but I genuinely can’t recommend it enough if someone you know is looking for an affordable console with a good selection of games available which you can play in both handheld and docked mode. There are also a lot of bundles available this year such as this Nintendo Switch OLED Neon + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + 3 Months of Nintendo Switch Online for £299 which is a really good price. Also if you're looking for some game recommendations then I did a post all about 7 games I would recommend buying on the Nintendo Switch earlier this year. 

If your giftee is looking for a steam hair straightener then The Bellissima Steam Elixir Hair Straightener RRP £149.99* is a great cheaper alternative to other well-known brands. I did a full review earlier in the year which you can check out here. They also usually have a % off or voucher available if you buy it from Amazon so you can usually get it for around £100 which I think is a really good price compared to others that work in the same or a similar way. I can definitely see a difference between using regular hair straighteners and my steam hair straighteners.

Pyjamas are always a nice gift to receive at Christmas. I like to buy pyjamas from either ASOS, George at Asda or Primark. You could also buy a dressing gown or an oversized fleece hoodie similar to an Oodie. I actually caved and bought an Oodie dupe for plus-sized people on the TikTok shop and it’s so comfortable, cosy and warm. It's literally one of the best things that I've bought for myself this year and it was just over £20 in the sale when I bought it which I think is a bargain.

Another cosy gift you could buy someone is an Electric Heat Pad RRP £22.99 which is perfect for anyone who suffers from general aches and pains, bad periods or conditions such as endometriosis or PCOS or just as a way to keep warm and they're also super cheap to run. I’ve been using my electric heat pad for my chronic pain and endo for literally years and I genuinely can’t be without it. 

Moving onto stocking fillers, first up is the Treaclemoon The Honeycomb Secret Shower and Bath Gel RRP £1.99 because they’re so good for the price. You can pick them up in Boots, Asda Tesco, and Waitrose. I even mentioned their Shower and Bath Gel which is a Lush Snow Fairy dupe in my blog post about affordable dupes I would recommend

Another stocking filler idea is buying your recipient a new mug and then adding some hot chocolate sachets inside and maybe some mini marshmallows or a couple of candy canes. I tend to buy my mugs from George at Asda, B&M and Home Bargains. The Warm & Cosy mug featured is from Home Bargains and I think it was about £4.

You also can’t go wrong with chocolate at Christmas (as long as your recipient can eat and likes Chocolate obviously). I usually opt for Tony’s Chocoloney, a box of Lindt Lindor chocolates or maybe something from Hotel Chocolat when I'm gifting chocolate to someone.

Lastly is the Organic Shop Christmas Cookie Body Scrub RRP £3.99 which is a recent purchase of mine. It smells lovely and I just thought was a really good price. It’s one of those kind of sticky body scrubs that exfoliates your skin really well. They also have other products available such as body creams, hair masks and skin care. 

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