Who doesn’t love a stocking at Christmas? As a kid, stockings are exciting. Oversized socks stuffed full of little prtesents to intrigue and keep you busy. They can be a parent’s saving grace, giving you a few extra minutes to grab a cuppa or get the breakfast started. They aren’t just for kids either, we all need a little wonder in our lives and stockings provide just that. Perfect for those awkward to wrap little presents, or sweet treats and collectables.

LOL Loves Mini Sweets with Haribo


What could be better for little girls than a present that combines Haribo and dolls? L..O.L. have teamed up with Haribo to do just that with their L.O.L. Surprise! Loves Mini Sweets Haribo Series 3.

Inside each surprise balls your little one will find a doll that matches the theme of their favourite Haribo treat. There are 10 different dolls to collect in total, all brightly coloured and full of character. Along with the doll, in true L.O.L Surprise! fashion, there is a stunning outfit and 7 fabulously fashionable accessories to discover.

This is sure to keep L.O.L. Surprise! fans busy and overjoyed Christmas morning. The surprise balls are available from Smyths Toys for £9.99

Wax Melts

Wax Melts seem to have taken the scented world by storm in recent years. The little waxy parcels are absolutely perfect to pop in a stocking for someone who adores having a wonderful aroma wafting around the house. They have the added bonus of making the stocking smell delightful too.

We have come across some festivly scented wax melts, that are also ethical buys from the Fairtrade Foundation. One of our favourites hasto be the Winter Vetiver, Cedar Bark & Ginger Wax Melt Disc. Along with the Pine, Cardamom & Eucalyptus one. Strong, yet not overpowering scents, they fill the room and indeed home for hours.

An incredibly easy way to get that festive atmosphere the wax melt discs are available as part of a gorgeous calendar this year for £70 Ava May Aromas (Ava Mayfair Christmas Advent Calendar).

Swizzels Sweet Shop Favourites Gift Box


A stocking just would not be a stocking without a few sweet treats hidden away inside. There are so many to pick from of course, but we love the idea of being met with a box of Swizzels Sweet Shop Favourites Gift Box.

This handy box is packed full of delicious Swizzels yummy treats. Seets such as Drumstick Lollies, Love Hearts, Refreshers, Parma Violets and Fizzers. Theyare sure to be a big hit Christmas morning and are just right for sharing as you’re opening your gifts!

Available from Swizzels and all major retailers for £3.00

Grace & Stella – You’re My Pot O’ Gold Bath Bomb

There is nothing like a little luxury tucked away in a stocking. Our next pick feels just like that! Grace & Stella is a lovely company that make vegan and cruelty free products for the body. The ‘You’re My Pot O’ Gold’ bath bomb is not only a wonderful gift, with a lovely message, but it smells and feels amazing.

A moisturising bath bomb, it leaves your skin feeling nourished. It has the added bonus of lavendar extract and is packed with other oils that help you feel amazing and get ready for a good night’s sleep. Not to mention helps ease aches and pains. However there is more! A surprise is hiding in this adorable cloud shaped bomb, and that is a bath full of beautiful rainbow colours.

Available from Grace & Stella online for £6.00

Bewteen Dog & Wolf by Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry


The penultimate pick for this gift guide is for the book lovers out there. Especially if they are looking for an exciting read that is packed full of love, friendship and fear.

Between Dog & Wolf is set in 1985 and takes place in Moscow, Russia. The Soviet Union is falling apart and the country is gasping for air. The old regime is ending, but a new one fights to take hold. Amidst the chaos are four teenagers. Teenagers who are battling to make sense of the world around them and reconciling that with being teenagers.

At every turn they are met with saddness and tragedy, but they strive for a life so different to the one they live. The books is filled with friendship and love against a backdrop of chaos.

Available from Indigo PRess for £12.99

Aviela Pamper Kit

Our final item for stockings is pure luxury and indulgence. From Aviela, comes the 100% Pure A Grade Shea Butter Pamper Kit. The kit contains the multi award winning Shea Foot Butter (60ml) and the Shea Hand Butter (50ml).

Incredibly rich, both products are intensely moisturising and nourishing. They soften the skin and have some rather amazing properties including, anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant and anti-ageing. If that wasn’t enough, both work to protect the skin.

Shea butter is fantastic to promote hydration and healing, whilst improving the overall condition of the skin. To boot, the packaging is gorgeous, you wont even need to wrap the box, making this an even better choice this Christmas.

The Pamper Kit is available from Aviela, for £30.

Of course we can’t forget the chocolate coins and satsumas! You will be able to find all manner of gifting ideas this year on The Wonderment throughout December. Don’t forget to join the conversation over on social media too. You can find us on TikTok, Instagram, Threads, Facebook and Twitter.

About Author

Erika is bright, bubbly and friendly. Studying to be a counsellor, she is committed to helping others in the pursuit of better mental health. Having suffered from mental health issues herself including severe anxiety and PTSD, she wants to show others that the light at the end of the tunnel is not just a cliché!
Erika enjoys spending time with her little one, friends and family, crafting, reading, writing, music gaming, cooking, creating art, cacti and llamas.

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