Christmas gift guide: stocking fillers

They say that big things come in small packages, and these little luxuries are sure to surprise and delight come Christmas Day

Style 10 Dec 2021

Roll up

What do you get the person who has everything? Somewhere to store it, of course! These compact goat leather jewellery rolls from British luxury brand Ettinger are small but mighty. Each one can fit up to three pairs of earrings, some rings, and necklaces in the two zip pockets. To make it extra special, you could also have the recipient’s initials embossed for a lovely personal touch. Ettinger Capra Ecru Mini Jewellery Roll, £145 each,


Sock it

What would Christmas be without a new pair of socks? Recently revived shirtmaker Thomas Pink stocks the perfect merino wool socks in a range of elegant colours that look the part and will last well beyond the festive season. £22,


Miniature heroes

This compact travel set from Cowshed is ideal for the person who is always on the go. The luxury spa brand offers a taste of its bestselling products, with miniature shampoo, conditioner, bath & shower gel (both invigorating and calming) and body lotion. It also comes in a handy flight-friendly travel bag. Cowshed travel set, £20,


Head boy

When it comes to keeping it cosy, a knitted beanie hat makes for a perennially perfect present. Effortlessly cool Swedish menswear brand C.QP’s Italian-made knitted beanie in a ravishing shade of rust is crafted from premium 100% Super Geelong Merino wool and will keep you nice and toasty. £46,


Diamonds are forever

These exquisite pink and white diamond Boodles earrings set in platinum are a real showstopper. The British heritage jeweller is renowned for its quality diamonds, and the unusual asymmetrical cut of this delicate pair – part of the Secret Garden collection created to celebrate Boodles’ involvement with RHS Chelsea Flower Show – really showcases the company’s fine craftsmanship. Boodles Secret Garden pink and white diamond platinum earrings, £8,500,


Leader of the pack

Speaking of games, a simple pack of cards can be used in hundreds of different ways for hours of fun. Perfect for a friend or party guest, this stylish pack from Connolly comes in a classic black and red design and features a chequered racing flag on the back as a nod to the brand’s motoring heritage. Connolly playing cards, £50,



Who doesn’t love finding a cheeky bottle of something in their stocking? Surprise a loved one this Christmas with a bottle of Savoia Americano Rosso, an aromatised wine hailing from Turin. This elegant aperitivo can be served with a splash of soda, prosecco or mixed with gin to make a negroni. However you serve it, it’s an all-rounder, and the retro-style glass bottle will look fantastically festive on your drinks cabinet. £19.95, available from


X marks the spot

When it comes to games, nothing beats a classic. And they don’t come more traditional than noughts and crosses. With this handcrafted wooden set from Italian designer Brunello Cucinelli, you can do away with the pad and pen altogether and play till your heart’s content. Walnut wood and Krion® noughts and crosses set, £620,