DIY stocking fillers and Secret Santa ideas to get you inspired

Mini gifts to delight friends and family of all ages

By Alexia Dellner, 15 December 2016
DIY stocking fillers and Secret Santa ideas to get you inspired

With Christmas less than two weeks away, the present-buying panic and crowded high streets are at an all time high. But don't fret - we've rounded up a mix of homemade projects and fabulous gifts for a jam-packed stocking or cute Secret Santa present that shows you really care.

From beautifully scented candles and sweet treats to cosy socks and DIY beauty products, friends and family will love waking up to these 10 brilliant stocking fillers. 

Really easy chocolate fudge

Nothing says you care like a homemade treat and this easy fudge recipe is so simple to make. Buy some foil wrapping paper, stack the fudge in the centre and tie up with matching ribbon. Just remember to remove from stockings before using the fireplace - you don't want the fudge to melt! 

Something to get cosy in

Fill their stocking with something they'll want to use right away, like these snuggly holiday themed socks. Discreet enough to wear to work but full of festive flair. 

Parody books

Adults who grew up with the Ladybird books and Enid Blyton's Famous Five will love these new spoof adult versions that tackle very grown-up problems, from parenting to how to pull the perfect sickie. 

The smell of Christmas

It won't matter what the weather outside is doing - with an inviting set of 12 candles, you can bring the warming scent of snow, a winter forest, holiday magic and more into your home.

An all natural body scrub

For a stocking filler that smells good enough to eat, try this pumpkin pie spice body scrub that's made with brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, olive or coconut oil and vanilla extract. Scoop into a sealable glass jar and then tie with a pretty bow. 

Milk chocolate Santa

Ho, ho, ho! It will be a very Merry Christmas indeed with this chocolate Santa Claus. Why not throw in some chocolate gold coins for good measure? 

Mug cosy

For the coffee or tea lover in your life, these handmade mug sleeves make such a thoughtful stocking filler. They take some time and effort to make, but the results are so adorable - and your friend or family member will think of you every time they sip their morning cuppa.

A spritz of joy

A lovely fragrance really is the gift that keeps on giving. Don't worry if you don't know their favourite scent - woodsy and masculine, David Beckham's Instinct Set is a winner for men while women will love the floral notes in Marc Jacob's Daisy Dream Set

Their favourite tipple

Whether it's an ice cold San Miguel, a glass of fizz or a classic British Ale, with a handy gift set you can raise a glass (glass included!) to friends and loved ones this Christmas. For those who can't wake up without their morning cup of Joe, give them a luxurious Italian coffee set and for little ones, there's a Coca-Cola drinking set.

A cherished memory

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so why not put a lovely photo in a pretty frame to give to friends and family? Nan and grandad will love a pic of the kids, or you could frame a fun family moment from the year. 

And to make your gift sparkle...

... Don't forget those special touches and final flourishes! From handcrafted gift bags and unique gift tags to cheerful stockings and festive wrapping paper, a little bit of effort can go a long way. Happy holidays! 

Pick up all your stocking fillers and Secret Santa gifts online at George or from your nearest Asda store