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Stocking fillers and Christmas Eve boxes

Surprise your loved ones with special, thoughtful gifts.

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What goes in a Christmas stocking?

For most families, hanging a stocking up on Christmas Eve is a beloved annual tradition. But what do you put in these sock-shaped bags? We've got lots of ideas to get you started.

  • Socks - these small and inexpensive items are ideal stocking fillers. Go for a practical plain design or choose a fun print to reflect their personality.
  • Puzzles & games - small puzzles and games to play together are a great way to extend family time into the evening.
  • Beauty bits - pop some make up items in their stocking for some last minute glitz and glam for the big day.
  • Home fragrance- whether they like fruity or floral fragrances, here's something to transport them into a magical world.

Stocking fillers for kids

Top up their stocking with these pressie ideas for babies, tots and teens.

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Ideas for babies and toddlers

Little ones may be too young to fully appreciate the joys of Christmas, but that shouldn’t stop you from gifting them something special. Stuff a small stocking full of soft toys and cute clothes for them to wear - maybe even a little Christmas outfit?

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Ideas for kids

Practical presents, games, soft toys and more. Brighten up their face and double the Christmas cheer with these ideas. It's also a fun way to keep them occupied whilst waiting for guests to arrive.

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Ideas for big kids

Choose the best gifts that tie into their interests. Are they enthusiastic about games and do they have an existing console? Select from a range of games and gaming accessories to surprise them.

Stocking fillers for adults

Great gift ideas for the grown-ups.

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Gift ideas for men

Show them you care with a stocking stuffed with gifts that are big on sentiment. From socks and slippers to grooming gifts and gadgets, there are countless options to choose from. If they’re a bit of a coffee nut, you could treat them to a travel mug or one-cup cafetiere.

A mother and daughter having fun while doing a skincare routine.

Gift ideas for women

Whether they're a fashionista or fitness fanatic, there are an array of great gift ideas for you to pop in her stocking. From beauty essentials and skincare sets to little luxuries and thoughtful surprises, there’s pressies for all tastes and budgets.

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Novelty gift ideas

Have fun with the family with gifts that are a little silly. These gag gifts can take the form of novelty socks, a jokey mug, or even a cheeky party game. Regardless of what you choose, it’s sure to get a giggle.

More ideas for stocking stuffers

Still stuck for suggestions? Why not try one of these ideas?

Red sequin Christmas stocking.

Traditional stocking fillers

Want to go traditional with your stocking fillers? Then include a bag of chocolate coins, some nuts, a candy cane and a selection of toys and games. Oranges and apples are also classic stocking stuffers, so add these too.

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Self-care stocking fillers

Give the gift of me-time with these little luxuries. Encourage them to work on their wellness with these self-care indulgences for some Christmas holiday wellbeing.

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Gift cards

Filling a stocking doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, there are loads of great gifts that you can pad out a stocking with. Mix these budget pressies with some sweet treats for a festive stocking that’s super pocket friendly.

Christmas Eve box

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What do you put in a Christmas Eve box for kids?

Get your kids leaping with joy a day before the big day. Fill the Christmas eve box with fun pressies from pyjamas to games to books. You can also pick craft kits, soft toys, and more. Nothing expensive, just little gifts your kid would love taking out of the box one after another.

Argos Home festive tails Christmas Eve box.

Christmas Eve boxes for adults

Make the Christmas Eve box just as exciting for the adults. Think Christmas jumpers, board games, socks, and slippers. How about some novelty bits? Pick small gifts that suit their personality.

Sure of some things, unsure of the rest? Add a gift card to the mix, so they can select what they love the best. 

More Christmas inspiration

Pink and white Christmas themed bedding with Christmas trees, Santa, reindeers and elves print.

Christmas bedding

Make bedtime comfy, cuddly, & oh so Christmassy.

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Christmas decorating ideas

Get your house festive-ready.

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Christmas hosting

Plan the perfect festive feast.

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Stocking filler ideas
Not only do Christmas stockings look great by the fireplace but they’re also a great way to add a little extra sprinkling of magic to Christmas Day. Aside from the big boy Christmas gifts sitting under the tree, Christmas stocking presents are the perfect opportunity to give your loved ones fun and useful bits they may need. If your stockings are looking a bit thin and you’re after some great products and inspiration, then you’ve come to the right place.

Stocking fillers for little ones
Whether you’re shopping for a baby, toddler or teen, we’ve got fun and exciting stocking fillers to put a big smile on their cute faces (even the moody teenagers). Check out our little gifts for kids, a wide selection of fun sized toys that will fit perfectly in your kid’s stockings. Choose from amazing gifts from top brands like LEGO, Chad Valley and K’NEX toy sets for the creative kids with big imaginations. Our Barbie dolls, Disney princesses and LOL Surprise dolls are great for those who love a bit of role play. Or choose from our Marvel, Paw Patrol and Peppa Pig figures to surprise them with their favourite TV characters.

Stocking fillers for everyone
Christmas stockings are not just for the little ones to enjoy, everyone can get involved in the mini gift giving tradition. We’ve put together a fantastic collection of small gifts for everyone. Whether you’re stuck for a specific gift for the mystery name you’ve drawn, we’ve got a wide selection of secret Santa gifts to find the perfect present. Or you might want to spoil the special someone in your life with a bigger present, our Christmas gifts range is the perfect place to browse.

Creating the perfect stocking display
Create a wonderful fireplace display with our twinkling Christmas lights and for a real air of magic, add a beautiful Christmas garland for a truly traditional touch that will have your fireplace looking like it’s come straight out of a Hollywood Christmas movie scene.