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What's in a traditional British Christmas stocking?

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SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sat 02-Dec-17 15:42:30

I am putting together a smallish, not too expensive, Christmas stocking for a friend.

They are from another country and, from conversations we have had about Christmas, Christmas traditions, things that are typically British etc., I am pretty confident that they would like a traditional British Christmas stocking.

What would you put in that? I need inspiration please fgrin.

I don't normally do Christmas stockings for anyone so am a bit stumped past a satsuma and some walnuts!

MrsMotherHen Sat 02-Dec-17 15:43:02

A handful of quality street

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sat 02-Dec-17 15:44:36

Good idea - thank you!

hashtagelfie Sat 02-Dec-17 15:44:49

Satsuma, Orange, chocolate coins.
We then put in small toys, toiletries,

Petalflowers Sat 02-Dec-17 15:47:17

Satsuma at bottom of stocking,
Chocolate coins

Female: Make up, hair accessories, scented soap, smellies,
Male - smellies,

Fun little toys
Small gadgets
Small books,
Silly things,

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sat 02-Dec-17 15:47:46

Chocolate coins & toiletries could be useful ideas - thank you!

Probably not toys as it's for an adult.

ClashCityRocker Sat 02-Dec-17 15:47:59

A pack of Top Trumps!

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sat 02-Dec-17 15:49:34

Ah, gadgets - actually a small torch might be a good gift for them! (Part of their walk to work is very badly lit).

Thank you for the ideas fgrin.

PenelopePimpleBottom Sat 02-Dec-17 15:52:05

A brain teaser type puzzle
Cool socks
Stationary or a pocket diary

autumncolour Sat 02-Dec-17 15:53:42

Orange, chocolate coins. Small novelties, games puzzles, etc. And a sugar mouse at the bottom - absolutely essential.

lorisparkle Sat 02-Dec-17 15:58:09

I always had a toothbrush, flannel, tube of smarties, satsuma, nuts, fun stationary, tights and when I got older I had a miniature (baileys or tia Maria usually!) and liqueur chocolates. the stocking was very functional but i loved it and even though I am in my forties I still get it now - delivered via my dh at church on Christmas Eve!

GingerbreadMa Sat 02-Dec-17 16:01:05

Satsuma in the toe. White chocolate, lego, socks, pants, toothbrush, small gifts (mini lego or cosmetics) and a book.

yawning801 Sat 02-Dec-17 16:02:53

A lump of coal grin and a satsuma in the toe.

AnnieAnoniMouse Sat 02-Dec-17 16:04:46

A leg?


Just what everyone has said really, plus a candy cane!

Other bits...

Bath bomb
Fancy nail polish (red glitter)
Christmas or fluffy socks
Hot chocolate stirer
Mini Santa/snowball/brussels sprouts chocolates
Heated hand warmer (Card factory have some reusable ones for 99p)

MountainDweller Sat 02-Dec-17 16:05:10

I always got a shiny coin in the very bottom of mine - initially 5p but I think it went up to 20p when the 20p coins first came out!

AdaColeman Sat 02-Dec-17 16:07:19

A Lindt Father Christmas sticking out of the top.

Party poppers, streamers. paper hat.

Nail varnish, lipstick, travel size shampoo etc. hand cream, hair clip, Christmas fun earrings, small bottle of scent.

Bar of chocolate. Tiny box of chocolates. Sachets of hot chocolate drink. Woolly gloves or socks. Keyring.

MrsMcW Sat 02-Dec-17 16:10:29

Crackers poking out the top!

oldsilver Sat 02-Dec-17 16:18:00

Shell nuts, notepad.

Graphista Sat 02-Dec-17 16:20:48

Small selection pack
Colouring book & pencils
Pack of cards
Hat/scarf/gloves MUST be a matching set in a horrible colour/design
Hair accessories
Smellies (again more naff the better)
Small toy or game (as its for a grown up could be a Rubik's cube, mini solitaire/chess/draughts, slinky)

How about this:


<scuttles off to add childish nonsense to my Christmas wish list> grin

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Sat 02-Dec-17 16:22:17

If I was getting a grown-up stocking, in addition to things already mentioned, I would be chuffed to get a 'fancy' pen, like those in the Works that are about a pound. Assuming they are female.

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 02-Dec-17 16:27:10

I usually do one for my Mum and put in a little bottle of wine, a can of ready mixed G & T, Christmas socks, a pen and small notebook, a novel, satsuma, nuts, chocolate coins and a small box of nice chocolates. Plus M & S mini toiletries and a tiny bottle of their Florentina perfume. Maybe patterned tights? Nice soap, bath bomb. Pants?!

GoldilocksAndTheThreePears Sat 02-Dec-17 16:29:28

We always had a satsuma, bag of choc coins, a thorntons choc lolly, lipbalm, tiny diary, socks, things like pencil and notebook, bookmark, basically the little things you wouldn't get for yourself.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Sat 02-Dec-17 16:30:32

Fabulous ideas! Thank you everyone fgrin.

I can go shopping with a list now tomorrow!

megletthesecond Sat 02-Dec-17 16:31:24

Xmas themed / cool versions of the following;

Toothbrush & toothpaste.
Shower gel
Bubble bath
Note pad
Chocolate coins
Little puzzles

Useful bits really.

megletthesecond Sat 02-Dec-17 16:31:34

Xmas themed / cool versions of the following;

Toothbrush & toothpaste.
Shower gel
Bubble bath
Note pad
Chocolate coins
Little puzzles

Useful bits really.

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