Christmas Gift Guides – More Stocking Fillers


With so many choices for stocking gifts, we couldn’t leave you with just one guide for filling those socks hanging over the mantelpiece, so here are a few more picks…

Limited Edition It’s Christmas Puzzle

image022It’s the night before Christmas and Marcello Corti has created a wonderfully tradition festive scene that captures the essence of Christmas Eve.  This is the thirteenth piece created by Corti for Gibsons, one of the country’s best puzzle producers.

Complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity, ‘It’s Christmas’ is a 1000 piece puzzle made from 100%recycled board.  The jovial Christmas scene features Santa riding his sleigh, pulled by a horse and two husky dogs, a giant Christmas tree draped in lights and snow, people delivery gifts, children playing in the snow and much, much more.

This would be a great way to start Christmas morning with all the family helping to put the pieces together.

Available at Gibsons 

Lego Friends Sticker Book

Kids, (and grown ups if we are honest), love a good sticker book.  There is something about opening a fresh packet of stickers, putting them in number order and carefully sticking them in to their allotted spaces in the book.  It is a simple enjoyment.

Lego have released a fantastic Lego Friends sticker book that features all of the kids favourite characters.  The starter set comes with a vibrant, fun sticker album and 31 stickers to get you started, it is a brilliant stocking filler at only £2.99.

How To Speak Emji by Fred Benson

How to Speak Emoji JacketWhether you know a text obsessed teen who only types in emojis, or you have an ‘elder’ in need of a little help keeping up with the latest lingo, How To Speak Emoji is just what needs to be stuffed in their stocking! 

It can sometimes be like looking at ancient hieroglyphs when getting a text message these days, but How To Speak Emoji is here to help you sort out your  from your , then you need this book in your life.

Featuring an Emoji dictionary and phrase book, you can look up the meaning of individual emoji or search for well known phrases, including emergency, medical, lyrics, pick up lines and everyday phrases.

Available from Penguin Random House for £9.99 (RRP)


Bargain Buys

poundlandA fantastic place to get stocking fillers and more this year, has to be Poundland.  In a shop where our Dads invariably walk around asking ‘How much is this please?’ because it is just too good to be true that these things could cost just £1.  Granted there are many shops out there where the stock is at the same price but the quality can be questionable, with Poundland though, our experience is great, decent quality, fun, useful products for a brilliant bargain price.

This year a few of our favourite pieces in store are the Beer Crate, Festive Slippers, Colour Change Christmas Mug, Love Duo Picture Frame and the holiday gifts for pets, of course they are all at the fantastic price of just £1.  A great way to bolster your stockings or for those on a tighter budget, either way don’t forget Poundland this year! 

Colouring Christmas

Cappi on loopEvery kids stocking has a colouring book, as a rule, so you don;t want to forget some fabulous colouring pens to go with it.  There is always the problem of them drying out though, but this year STABILO have created a set of pens that will ensure no caps are lost no matter how strong the colouring frenzy is.

The STABILO Cappi come with an ingenious cap ring which no only keeps the pens all together, but also ensures that lids can not go astray.  The set is filled with 12 bright colours that are vivid and cover the required spectrum for any avid colourer and our colourers will also remain comfortable, as they have a wonderful ergonomic grip.

Available from STABILO for £5.50

Haynes Cutaway Colouring – Owners’ Paintshop Manual

Haynes Cutaway Colouring Owners’ Paintshop Manual, front coverWith colouring pens in many stockings up and down the country it is only right to pop a colouring book in.  The car mad person in your life would absolutely love the Haynes Cutaway Colouring – Owners’ Paintshop Manual, especially if they are a fan of Haynes manuals.

Haynes manuals are famous among car owners and the images for the car cut-outs from the covers of the manuals have become somewhat iconic.  Now, they have created a book packed full of classic cars from the 1960s up until the 1980s, the difference is they have removed all colour so you can relax and unwind as you reminisce.

Available from Haynes for £6.99

Terry’s Chocolate Orange

TCO-Milk-BallIt was once a tradition to fill stockings with lumps of coal and oranges, so it seems only right that people fins an orange in their Christmas stockings today, but not any ordinary orange – Terry’s Chocolate Orange.

Deliciously smooth, tangy chocolate is flavoured with the fruit fresh taste of oranges and is a treat in the mouth.  Of course eating the chocolate orange is only half of the fun, you first of all have to try and get that perfect tap on the orange shaped ball of segmented chocolate, so that each individual piece falls open in unison.  Legend tells it can be done, but can you do it?


Guinness World Records 2016

GWR2016_Gamers-Packshots-GamersSpineFor years people have competed against each other and themselves to breaks records and set new ones, all for a coveted spot in the Guinness World Records book.

Packed full of the run of mill, slightly odd and down right bizarre, the athletic, the lazy, the out of this world and the unbelievable this year, the books’ pages are crammed with exciting feats that will amaze you.

Do you know what speed the Fastest Backhoe Loader reached? 72.59mph

Do you know what the largest butterfly is? The Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing, native to Papua New Guinea with a wing span of 11 inches.

Do you know how old, the oldest bowl of noodles ever discovered was? Over 4,000 years old in China, uncovered in October 2005.

All of these incredible feats and many more can be found in this years annual, available fro £20.00


About Author

Founder of Eclectic Enchantments blog, Erika has also been a beauty writer, fashion writer and Beauty & Accessories Editor for a large online magazine before starting Erisea. Erika lives with her dog, Hendrix and beautiful baby girl. She suffers with Fibromyalgia and CFS, among other illnesses which leaves her housebound much of the time. Her passion is writing.


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