Christmas Gift Guide 2017: Beauty stocking fillers for less than £10

Beauty products are the perfect size for stuffing into stockings on Christmas Eve, and they don’t need to break the bank.

These are our top stocking filler picks for 2017, with all items on this list costing £10 or less from the Direct Cosmetics online store (at the time of writing). Read on for some stocking filler inspiration!


You won’t find many full-size eau de parfum fragrances for less than £10, but look out for their eau de toilette and travel size sisters. ‘EDT’ perfumes aren’t quite as a strong as their eau de parfum counterparts, but they make great gifts all the same.

Travel size or mini EDP fragrances fit easily into stockings and again, give your loved one the chance to try out more expensive perfumes beyond a quick test spritz in a shop! This lets them wear the perfume in different conditions, to help them decide whether to buy the full-size version.  Our top picks here are the Guilty Black EDT by Gucci (fruity and sweet with berry notes) and Versace’s Crystal Noir (a spicy floral).

Makeup, brushes and accessories

Almost every makeup product except for the chunkiest eyeshadow palettes fit into stockings, so you have plenty of options!

Affordable individual stocking fillers like nail polish, mascara, and small eyeshadow palettes are always winning choices here, but if you want to save makeup gifts for under the tree, why not dedicate some stocking space to accessories? Brushes, mirrors and cosmetics purses are all good options. We love Clinique’s set of retro makeup purses – and at only a couple of quid, they’re a steal!


Soaps, body lotions and body scrubs may not be everyone’s idea of an exciting beauty gift, but your more practically-minded family members will definitely appreciate a luxurious bath product in their stocking! Grab indulgent products like Bronnley’s Lavender soap  or Yardley’s moisturising cocoa butter bath bars.


Day creams, night creams, moisturisers and masks all make fab stocking fillers. We particularly love giving hand creams and body butters as gifts, as you can find them in so many different scents and varieties! The Body Shop’s body butters still lead the field here (we love their limited edition chocolate butter!), but we also recommend L’Occitane’s shea butter hand creams (zesty lime is our fave).

Hair products

You won’t fit many bottles of shampoo or conditioner in a stocking, but travel size products and hair accessories are perfect stocking fillers! Small bottles of mousse, serum and oils are other affordable options. Whatever you choose, make sure you pick products that fit the hair type and styling routine of the recipient!


These affordable beauty stocking fillers should leave plenty of your Christmas gift budget leftover. If you’re looking for more beauty gifts this year, don’t pay more than you to: grab some bargains from the biggest beauty brands at the Direct Cosmetics online store – and don’t forget to check out our latest offers while you’re there!

(Please note: all items we’ve highlighted in this article are only available while stocks last – grab them quickly!)


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