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Stocking fillers for parents

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Impatientwino Wed 25-Oct-17 06:56:49

So my parents are on their own for Christmas as we are all away. I think they're looking forward to it for a change!

I want to do them a little gift bag/stocking of presents to open as they are saving their gifts until Boxing Day when we are all descending on them so I want them to have something to open.

They are both not the easiest people to buy for but trying to think of some ideas for them to open?

So far I have

Mini bottle of wine
Small box of chocolates
Mini umbrellas (they do weekends away a lot)
Gin and tonic can
Molton brown miniature

Any ideas - I've got a newborn so not functioning on all cylinders and trying to get things sorted as DH away a lot in November/December

Thank you

bigchris Wed 25-Oct-17 06:58:58

Mini shower gel, shampoo etc

Pocket diary

Mini torch

vlooby Wed 25-Oct-17 07:00:24

Nice chutney / jam?

Impatientwino Wed 25-Oct-17 07:40:29

Thank you! Torch is great idea as DF is forever losing them!

Ricekrispie22 Wed 25-Oct-17 08:36:36

Bottle opener
Key ring
Bath salts
Lip balm
Glasses case
Scented candle
Compact mirror
Sudoku/crossword book

Leeds2 Wed 25-Oct-17 17:31:18

Handkerchief, or one of the small packets of tissues. Balsam usually do one with a Christmassy picture on.
Bottle opener.
Pack of AAA batteries.
Block of fudge.
Handbag mirror.
Mug with a hot chocolate sachet and packet of marshmallows in.

GinFuzzy Wed 25-Oct-17 17:35:30


GinFuzzy Wed 25-Oct-17 17:36:11

Tin of mints

LockedOutOfMN Wed 25-Oct-17 17:42:16

Desk calendar
A little game like pelmanism (Tiger have cute ones, not expensive)
Pair of socks
Tube of Smarties

Impatientwino Wed 25-Oct-17 21:36:10

Thank you all, not had a chance to get back on here today until now so just seen your posts. Greatly appreciated flowers

goose1964 Wed 25-Oct-17 21:38:38

Books or bath bombs?

NeitherNowtNorSummat01 Wed 25-Oct-17 22:22:19

A lovely tree decoration

tentative3 Wed 25-Oct-17 22:22:49

Bit random but my parents go on lots of weekends away and end up having picnics/random meals. Got them each a sistema little plastic cutlery set! Very successful present.

Oldieandgoldie Wed 25-Oct-17 22:31:24

Chocolate Santa/coins/sprouts
Shortbread Scottie dogs (Sainsburys or Lakeland)
Christmas tea towel.

Urglewurgle Wed 25-Oct-17 23:21:41

These people do some cute little daft 'in a matchbox' gifts...

I'm sure I've seen pocket survival/walkers/fishing kits in places like Debenhams.
Chocolate sprouts.
Niace pen.
Xmas socks.
Niace/Xmas teabags.

Last year we got my mum things like posh marmalade (TKMaxx - it was blood orange and something else flavour), posh candy floss (Harvey Nicks - £10!), mini fancy gins (Harney Nicks again), hotel chocolat minis, old fashioned sweet shop sweets...

singadream Fri 27-Oct-17 23:49:14


Just joking. But I love how we assume old people are boring. I saw a fab drama on tv once where a couple used condoms they found in the parents’ bedside unit when they stayed there and the condom split so they got pregnant and the parents had actually been using them to snuggle cocaine and died when they split in their stomach. Or something like that. Though that now sounds ridiculous so maybe I dreamt it.

anyoldname76 Sat 28-Oct-17 09:34:24

im doing stockings for my mum and dad this year, so far i have got

for mum
lip balm
tote bag
back scratcher
mini gift set
choc orange

for dad
novelty bottle opener
bottled beer
pack of cards
wooden puzzle
mini gift set
choc orange

alletik Sat 28-Oct-17 16:23:08

What about the ‘ingredients’ for a perfect night in...

New DVD (I know it’s Christmas, but unless you have Sky these days, tv can be a bit shit)
Hotel Chocolat Chocolate
Something for a relaxing bath (bombs, salts etc)
Something to do to relax - Crossword book, magazine, book to read etc...
Perhaps a game that can be played by two if your parents are in to that.
Christmas nuts or nice nibbles
Nice candle

PurplePotatoes Sat 28-Oct-17 16:26:57

I do one for my mum every year as she always does one for all of us.

Bed socks, chocolate, those alcohol sets with a miniature and chocs in are all good and those small Yankee candle votives as well. I usually wrap 2 or 3 together like a cracker. Face masks, travel size smellies, mini bottle of wine, keyring.

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