Let’s shop! Budget-friendly stocking fillers for her
It's time to start ticking off your list! Luckily, Muddy's done the hard work for you - here are the best stocking fillers for under £30, all available from The Indie Store.
GREEN WITH ENVY
Beauty bits always go down a storm in a stocking, and this Christmas-tree-green nail polish in festive Emerald is one of our faves for winter. Pick it up from Pure Source in Cambridgeshire.
Ooh, Mr Darcey
Dreaming of Mr Darcey emerging from the lake soaked through to his six pack. No can do, but we can immerse you in scent of the story. West Berkshire based Literati & Light create candles inspired by literature and this one will whisk you off to the Pemberley Estate.
If you’re from the school of thought that stocking fillers should be practical (did anyone else get toothbrushes as a child, or is that just me?), then these nifty tweezers from The Bean Hive, Northamptonshire, are a perfect budget buy.
Wrap it up
Baby it's cold outside. What you need is a scarf so big, it practically gives you a hug. This chunky pink check beauty is by Rino & Pelle and available from Newbury boutique Fifi & Moose.
If ever there’s a year to share this advice, it’s 2020 – and how can you look at that cute little face and not feel cheered up over a cuppa? Buy yours from Angela Reed, Essex.
Make a statement
Dangle a little contemporary cool to her Christmas Day outfit with these gorgeous resin and gold earrings from Newbury retailer Amelia Rose Accessories.
It’s always nice to find a little festive tipple in your stocking, and we’ll be gifting this delicious Rhubarb and Raspberry Gin from Berkshire Botanicals to a lucky few this season.
In the bag
Upgrade their toiletries bag with this stripey number from Gift Pop in Berkshire. I’m partial to the hot pink but it also comes in classic navy too.
Kickstart her day with a restorative herbal tea. Bracknell-based Apothenie's handpicked Morning Bloom is the ultimate breakfast brew. This carefully crafted tea contains the energy boosting Mate with a heavenly mix of mellow fruitiness, and a touch of citrus. A perfect cup to wake up to.
Ready for your close up?
Photographer David Bailey has snapped some of the most famous people in the world. He's a man with all the goss. So expect his memoir Look Again to be packed full of roguish tales and entertaining indiscretions. Available from The Little Bookshop in Cookham.
And Now to Sleep
2020 insomnia is a thing, so anything that calms the mind and encourages those ZZZs is likely to be a hit. All my friends are getting a tin of this organic Sleep Balm from Leicestershire’s The Home of Handmade this Christmas.
It’s not Christmas without chocolate, and these Spiced Rum Truffles from Newbold Spirit in Warwickshire are infused with a little extra festive spirit. Expect them to be snaffled by 10am.
If you know someone who’s become a houseplant addict in lockdown (or whose green thumb could use a little polishing), this book from Ginger Zebra in Devon is an ideal gift to help them brush up.
Give the gift of relaxation this Christmas with this elegant glass bottle of bath soak from Oxfordshire’s ilā spa. It’s made with vetivert, petitgrain and apricot for the ultimate soothing scent. Bliss.