Stocking filler ideas
Because you're never too old for a good Christmas stocking
It doesn’t matter how big or sensible you grow up to be, a stocking stuffed with surprises always sparkles with magic. Whether you’re suited and booted for the 9 to 5 or just trying to figure out this whole “adult” thing – throw a stocking our way and we become big kids. They don’t have to be flashy or cost a fortune. In fact, they’re better when they’re not. Revive old traditions and invent new ones, like that time mum wrapped them in recycled newspaper (brilliant idea). It’s the little things that count, so rekindle the real magic of Christmas with small surprises, handpicked with care. If you’re stuck for stocking filler ideas, we’ve rounded up some cracking treats for the whole family – whether you want to save, splash out or splurge – from vegan beauty gifts to grooming kits. Get ready to knock their socks off.
Little gifts for everyone
Whoever you’re buying for and however big your budget, these smaller surprises are sure to put a big smile on their face. Beautifully boxed mini bath treats and hand cream selections are packed with TLC the whole family can enjoy, or introduce them to a new favourite with our Special Edition body care duos. So, show a whole lot of love to your Secret Santa or send a thoughtful thank you to someone who’s been a star with our purse-friendly presents and luxurious little pampering bits. Here’s our pick of the bunch from this year’s line-up…
Our supreme, green skin-clearing regime: The Tea Tree Skin Purifying Kit. Enriched with powerfully purifying Community Fair Trade tea tree oil, this purse-friendly gift has everything they need to take care of oily or blemish-prone skin.
Elevate their at-home facial with a trio of mini expert face masks, plus a star-spangled headband to keep hair away from the action. Our Things Might Get Messy Masking Kit includes the Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask, British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask and Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing Mask.
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They can melt away every last trace of make-up with our luxuriously rich Camomile Gentle Make-up Removal Kit. We’ve matched our nourishing Sumptuous Cleansing Butter with the Gentle Eye Make-up Remover and a muslin cleansing cloth so sensitive skin can feel silky-soft while getting squeaky clean.
“The Vitamin E Quench Sheet Mask makes a great little stocking filler. It helps skin feel hydrated and makes a refreshing self-care treat at the end of an indulgent Christmas Day.”
Global Skincare Brand Manager at The Body Shop
Let them pick and mix from three fragrantly fruity shower gels in mini with our Sweet Shower Gel Trio. Packing a punch of feel-good freshness with Satsuma, Strawberry and Pink Grapefruit, it’s like someone turned the taps on summer.
Our Christmas Fizz Bath Bomb Bauble is packed with six fragrant Bath Bubbles, so they can get merry in a tub full of fizz: two Moringa, two Pink Grapefruit, two Coconut and a bath lily to make a long soak explode with colour and scent.
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Give them a good dose of TLC. Our Nourishing Body Butter Trio is packed with three mini versions of our bestselling Body Butters – a rich treat for round the clock hydration. Snuggle up with soothing Almond Milk & Honey, tropical Mango and sublimely soft Moringa.
“I love that these Bath Blends have been formulated with second-choice fruits and veggies. My skin is always left feeling hydrated and nourished after I add them to my bath. Our Bubbling Berry & Mango Bath Blends Duo makes the perfect gift for any bath lover.”
Global Bath & Body Junior Brand Manager at The Body Shop
Tell them to keep that mistletoe handy, ‘cause this nourishing exfoliator is enriched with sugar and almond oil to make their pout lip-smackingly smooth. Slip our Sugar Lip Scrub in their stocking, in Festive Berry or Warm Vanilla. Or, you know, just get ‘em both…
A supreme treat to leave skin feeling buffed, smoothed and nourished, these mini seasonal body care sets are packed with a mini Body Scrub, Body Butter and bath lily with three Special Edition scents to choose from. A gorgeous value gift for anyone on your list, or a great way to find your personal favourite...
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Palms and pinkies need a helping hand this time of year, so treat them to our Christmassy Hand Cream set. This festive trio is packed with all three Special Edition scents, and our pocket-sized heroes help protect hands with a light gel-cream formula to leave skin smelling sweet.
“I love The Body Shop Body Yogurts as they absorb instantly and leave my skin feeling hydrated. I’m really excited to try one of the seasonal scents – I’ve got my eye on Festive Berry!”
Global CRM Assistant at The Body Shop
Just 15 minutes with our Drops of Youth™ Youth Concentrate Sheet Mask and their skin can feel fresher in a flash. Each biodegradable sheet mask is infused with a concentrated hit of our iconic Drops of Youth™ formula, enriched with 3 plant stem cells and Community Fair Trade moringa seed oil.
Not only does our legendary Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask help dry, frizzy hair types to feel intensely nourished and instantly shinier, it’s made with natural-origin ingredients like real banana puree from Ecuador and Community Fair Trade brazil nut oil. Plus, it smells incredible.
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It couldn’t get much more wholesome than 100% Natural Shea Butter. Our iconic Community Fair Trade shea butter in its purest form, handcrafted by women in Ghana who have used shea to intensely nourish dry skin for generations. We’re nuts about this multi-purpose butter, with so many ways to care for hair, body, lips and face.
“The Hemp Overnight Nourishing Rescue Mask is a great treat for my skin. I love that it’s entirely vegan and leaves my skin feeling really hydrated the next morning.”
Social Media Assistant Manager at The Body Shop
Hands that hustle need hardworking hydration. Our legendary Hemp Hand Protector has been making softies of baristas, bakers and bootmakers since 1998, enriched with hemp seed oil for up to 24hr hydration.
Smooth dudes need a kit that can master a nick-free shave. Our Shave Away Kit has got the goods for that. Our Maca Root & Aloe Softening Shaving Cream helps skin to feel more moisturised. Work it into a rich lather with the super soft, cruelty-free wooden shaving brush, and he’ll be fresh faced in no time.
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When the rugged look turns unruly, he needs the tools to tame that facial hair. Our Hipster Beard Care Kit is a dinky set containing scissors, a beard comb and a conditioning beard oil to keep those whiskers looking and feeling their very best.
“The White Musk® range is perfect for filling up boys’ stockings. It has a lovely deep scent with hints of lavender and sandalwood, so it’s not too overpowering. The hair and body wash make brilliant stocking fillers.”
Global Skincare Junior Brand Manager at The Body Shop