50 chic stocking fillers and Christmas gift ideas under £5

Disclosure: this is a non-sponsored post, and the prices shown below are accurate at the time of posting.

Nivea Mini Treats Gift Pack - £3.93 - Amazon UK

Nivea Mini Treats Gift Pack – £3.93 – Amazon UK

Baylis & Harding Beauticology Gingerbread Small Bath Set - £4.75 - Amazon UK

Baylis & Harding Beauticology Gingerbread Small Bath Set – £4.75 – Amazon UK

Baylis & Harding Beauticology Macaron Small Bath Set - £4.75 - Amazon UK

Baylis & Harding Beauticology Macaron Small Bath Set – £4.75 – Amazon UK

The Body Shop Frosted Cranberry Lip Balm - £4 - The Body Shop

The Body Shop Frosted Cranberry Lip Balm – £4 – The Body Shop

The Body Shop Vanilla Brulee Shower Gel - £4 - The Body Shop

The Body Shop Vanilla Brulee Shower Gel – £4 – The Body Shop

The Body Shop Bob The Polar Bear Bath Sponge - £4 - The Body Shop

The Body Shop Bob The Polar Bear Bath Sponge – £4 – The Body Shop

L'Occitane Delicious Almond Soap - £4 - L'Occitane

L’Occitane Delicious Almond Soap – £4 – L’Occitane

L'Occitane Rectangular Cream Soap Dish - £5 - L'Occitane

L’Occitane Rectangular Cream Soap Dish – £5 – L’Occitane

Lush Dashing Santa Bath Bomb - £2.95 - Lush.co.uk

Lush Dashing Santa Bath Bomb – £2.95 – Lush.co.uk

Lush First Snow Alcohol Free Sparkly Dusting Powder - £4.75 - Lush.co.uk

Lush First Snow Alcohol Free Sparkly Dusting Powder – £4.75 – Lush.co.uk

Lush Yog Nog Soap - £3.40 - Lush.co.uk

Lush Yog Nog Soap – £3.40 – Lush.co.uk

Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage Hand Therapy - £5 - Crabtree & Evelyn

Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage Hand Therapy – £5 – Crabtree & Evelyn

Crabtree & Evelyn Travel Bag - £5 - Crabtree & Evelyn

Crabtree & Evelyn Travel Bag – £5 – Crabtree & Evelyn

Lake Land Happy Jackson Love Me Bag - £3.99 - Lake Land

Lake Land Happy Jackson Love Me Bag – £3.99 – Lake Land

Lake Land Moo Moo Milk Mix For Kids - £4.79 - Lake Land

Lake Land Moo Moo Milk Mix For Kids – £4.79 – Lake Land

Lake Land Bubbly Bung Champagne Stopper - £4.99 - Lake Land

Lake Land Bubbly Bung Champagne Stopper – £4.99 – Lake Land

Babies R Us Hip Hip Hooray Rabbit Comforter - £4.99 - Babies R Us

Babies R Us Hip Hip Hooray Rabbit Comforter – £4.99 – Babies R Us

Babies R Us Snuggle Chums Play Mat - £4.96 - Babies R Us

Babies R Us Snuggle Chums Play Mat – £4.96 – Babies R Us

Paddington Bear Fizzers Gift Set - £2.25 - Marks & Spencer

Paddington Bear Fizzers Gift Set – £2.25 – Marks & Spencer

Harrods Showtime Bib - £2.95 - Harrods

Harrods Showtime Bib – £2.95 – Harrods

Harrods Showtime Children's Apron - £3.95 - Harrods

Harrods Showtime Children’s Apron – £3.95 – Harrods

New Look 5 Pack Gold Symbol Friendship Bracelets - £4.99 - New Look

New Look 5 Pack Gold Symbol Friendship Bracelets – £4.99 – New Look

New Look Gold and Pink Sleek Bangle Set - £2 - New Look

New Look Gold and Pink Sleek Bangle Set – £2 – New Look

Topshop Interlocking Heart Necklace - £4 - Topshop

Topshop Interlocking Heart Necklace – £4 – Topshop

Topshop Knife Edge Hoop Earrings - £4.50 - Topshop

Topshop Knife Edge Hoop Earrings – £4.50 – Topshop

Cath Kidston Mini Clocks Ticket Holder - £4 - Cath Kidston

Cath Kidston Mini Clocks Ticket Holder – £4 – Cath Kidston

Cath Kidston Clocks Pocket Mirror - £3 - John Lewis

Cath Kidston Clocks Pocket Mirror – £3 – John Lewis

John Lewis Inner Peace Yoga Bag - £4 - John Lewis

John Lewis Inner Peace Yoga Bag – £4 – John Lewis

John Lewis Assorted Lip Balm - £5 - John Lewis

John Lewis Assorted Lip Balm – £5 – John Lewis

Superdry Nail File Duo - £4.50 - John Lewis

Superdry Nail File Duo – £4.50 – John Lewis

Wax Lyrical Have A Totes Amaze Christmas Candle Tin - £4 - Tesco

Wax Lyrical Have A Totes Amaze Christmas Candle Tin – £4 – Tesco

Zara White Jasmine Christmas Edition Incense - £4.99 - Zara

Zara White Jasmine Christmas Edition Incense – £4.99 – Zara

Kikkerland Owl Contact Lens Case - £4 - Oliver Bonas

Kikkerland Owl Contact Lens Case – £4 – Oliver Bonas

Oliver Bonas Friendship Bracelet - £5 - Oliver Bonas

Oliver Bonas Friendship Bracelet – £5 – Oliver Bonas

Oliver Bonas Pearl Bracelet - £5 - Oliver Bonas

Oliver Bonas Pearl Bracelet – £5 – Oliver Bonas

Oliver Bonas Silver Two Hearts Drop Earring - £5 - Oliver Bonas

Oliver Bonas Silver Two Hearts Drop Earring – £5 – Oliver Bonas

Henry's Future Concrete Heart Pot - £4 - Notonthehighstreet.com

Henry’s Future Concrete Heart Pot – £4 – Notonthehighstreet.com

The Letteroom Letter Tile Style Buckets - £4.95 - Notonthehighstreet.com

The Letteroom Letter Tile Style Buckets – £4.95 – Notonthehighstreet.com

Beecycle Pack Of Five Message Beanstalk Seeds - £3 - Notonthehighstreet.com

Beecycle Pack Of Five Message Beanstalk Seeds – £3 – Notonthehighstreet.com

The Little Boys Room Personalised Bright Wooden Alphabet Train - £2.75 - Notonthehighstreet.com

The Little Boys Room Personalised Bright Wooden Alphabet Train – £2.75 – Notonthehighstreet.com

Sophia Victoria Joy Personalised Baby Keepsake Building Block - £5 - Notonthehighstreet.com

Sophia Victoria Joy Personalised Baby Keepsake Building Block – £5 – Notonthehighstreet.com

The Contemporary Home Decorative Sentiment Stone Heart - £3.50 - Notonthehighstreet.com

The Contemporary Home Decorative Sentiment Stone Heart – £3.50 – Notonthehighstreet.com

Sanctuary Spa 5min Thermal Detox Mask - £3 - Boots

Sanctuary Spa 5min Thermal Detox Mask – £3 – Boots

Sanctuary Spa Hand Wash White Lily and Damask Rose - £5 - Boots

Sanctuary Spa Hand Wash White Lily and Damask Rose – £5 – Boots

Sanctuary Spa Hand Lotion White Lily and Damask Rose - £5 - Boots

Sanctuary Spa Hand Lotion White Lily and Damask Rose – £5 – Boots

Bulldog Original Face Scrub For Men - £4.99 - Amazon UK

Bulldog Original Face Scrub For Men – £4.99 – Amazon UK

Bulldog Original Face Wash For Men (x2) - £4.50 - Amazon UK

Bulldog Original Face Wash For Men (x2) – £4.50 – Amazon UK

Bulldog Original After Shave Balm For Men - £4.99 - Amazon UK

Bulldog Original After Shave Balm For Men – £4.99 – Amazon UK

Nivea Men Shave Gift Pack - £5 - Amazon UK

Nivea Men Shave Gift Pack – £5 – Amazon UK

Nivea Men Minis Gift Pack - £4.50 - Amazon UK

Nivea Men Minis Gift Pack – £4.50 – Amazon UK

Sweaty Betty Winter Warmer Luxe Parka

“I love this sporty, stylish and fashionable winter coat from Sweaty Betty. I think it’s great for the city and outdoor activities. Don’t you?”

 

As winter approaches and the weather turns frosty and wetter (not that it hasn’t been wet all along – we live in Britain after all where rain gets featured as one of the top tourist attractions), I’m finding myself entering hibernation mode (involuntarily, of course) more often that I should. Forget outdoor activities, I can’t even bring myself to go to the gym where it’s warm! The thing is though, I prefer exercising outdoor, and I particularly like cycling to work. I can’t stand public transport – whenever I take the bus, I get stuck in traffic; whenever I take the tube, I get stuck underground! Despite the deteriorating weather condition, I still cycle, but I’m forcing myself to do it every time. And that’s the problem, I don’t want to have to force myself to do it, I want to enjoy doing it (like I did in the summer). So, thinking cap on; light-bulb moment achieved: I need to get myself a new clothes (anything) that would make me want to get on my bike. I need to be inspired! I told my husband about it earlier today; his response: “but you’ve got so many exercise clothes already” – men, they never understand, do they?! But you get me, right? Think about that time when you really want to do something just because you’ve bought a killer outfit and you can’t wait to wear it – right, right?? There you go, I knew you’d understand.

When it comes to workout clothes, Sweaty Betty is certainly one of my favourites (if not my favourite). I love their clothes – they’re stylish, comfortable, not too expensive (I don’t think it’s more than the mainstream brands) and the quality is really good. Anyway, look what I found on their website:

Sweaty Betty Winter Warmer Luxe Parka | www.angeliquelee.co.ukThey called it the “Winter Warmer Luxe Parka” – “The ultimate weather-proof jacket for day-to-day style and winter commutes, this durable layer is waterproof and windproof with an insulated lining for extra warmth. Drawing in at the waist for a flattering and feminine fit, this luxe parka jacket features a subtle camo-floral print. Reflective seams, velcro cuffs and a back cycle vent ensure maximum functionality.”

I love it! “Ultimate weather-proof” is exactly what I need to brace the wind and rain in this city! “Insulated lining for extra warmth” means it’s winter-ready – very practical! And the style… don’t you just love the style? I think it’s really flattering; it’s sporty yet fashionable. If I had one of these, I’d want to get on my bike and cycle to work even in the frostiest and wettest weather (within reason, of course – I’m not an unreasonable person; I wouldn’t, for example, cycle in a hurricane). Also, I think the reflective seams are a nice touch; it’d help me stay visible on the road. It’s a great parka for outdoor activities, I give you that (I’m thinking: walking, running, cycling, boating? etc). But I also think it’d make a good city wear – I can see myself wearing it over regular clothes, with leggings, jeans, and boots, going about my day (shopping, Starbucks-ing, lunching, walking around town, and in a few months… even pushing my pram with Baby G inside). So stylish!

So… all I want for Christmas is… (or rather, one of the things I want for Christmas is…) the Sweaty Betty Winter Warmer Luxe Parka! It’s a good investment! I think my husband would agree!

Disclosure: this is a non-sponsored post; all opinions are completely my own.