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Stocking fillers for my mum, please help she's so hard to buy for!

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PinotAndPlaydough Tue 15-Nov-16 10:05:15

We will be with my mum for Christmas, she has done so much for me and my family this year and I want to do a nice stocking for her. Problem is I'm on a very tight budget and she not only has expensive taste but is generally hard to buy for. She doesn't like candles or bath stuff. She likes shops like jouls, white stuff, boden etc. Any ideas for things that will fill a stocking but keep to a budget of £25? At the moment I can only think of practical things like tissues and nail files Any ideas please, I really want her to have some nice new bits on Christmas morning smile

thingsthatgoflumpinthenight Tue 15-Nov-16 10:16:44

I have the same problem with my mum! So far for her stocking I have bought a few foodie bits - some dark choc covered brazil nuts & some crystalised ginger (all nicely wrapped from a naice chocolate shop), a keyring with a pic of the DC in, some cashmere socks (a bargain in TKMaxx) and a half size bottle of her favourite Christmas drink (in her case chocolate liqueur). I'm hoping that when I give it a test fill there won't be much space left grin

DramaInPyjamas Tue 15-Nov-16 10:19:00

A fancy notebook and pen?

PinotAndPlaydough Tue 15-Nov-16 10:23:31

Note book and pen is a good idea, she's a therapist so would get good use from that. Hitting up tk max also sounds like a good idea.

PilkoPumpPants Tue 15-Nov-16 10:25:35

The body shop hand creams are lovely and perfect size for a stocking.

WorkAccount Tue 15-Nov-16 10:26:33

Most of the shops you listed do christmas stocking fillers, she may enjoy fewer nice things.

UnoriginalNN Tue 15-Nov-16 10:27:51

My DM is the same and TK Maxx is my first stop!

insan1tyscartching Tue 15-Nov-16 11:27:43

I'm rubbish to buy for too blush dd fills my stocking because dh is useless the things I liked best last year were a book and booklight and a portable phone charger.

TheDuchessofDukeStreet Tue 15-Nov-16 11:31:21

If you have a look in the beauty department in Marks and Spencer's, they have a nice selection of posher toiletries such as Ren, in travel sizes. Perfect for a naice stocking.

Ceaser1981 Tue 15-Nov-16 20:20:07

A nice scarf, gloves, coin purse, loccitane have crackers and baubles for around 10 i think.

Jessica78 Tue 15-Nov-16 22:12:56

I've been doing one for MIL - socks, bookmark, sweets, nail file, ink pad and stamps, shopping bag (an alphabet letter one for her initial), cd, crochet wool, scarf, beeswax candle, nail polish, chocolate - hope that helps x

crookedy Tue 15-Nov-16 22:25:49

We all get Santa stockings still here and I do my mother's.things she's liked have been notebook/pen. Magnetic bookmark. Apron. The Phoenix bumper magazine (I'm in Ireland) it's a political/news magazine of the year.and always a walnut whip!grin
Having to do it every yr is tricky but rule is something you eat/need/wear/want.costs me more than her main present!!

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