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50 stocking fillers for under £50

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Get Christmas all wrapped up with our gift guide

Looking for last-minute Christmas gifts? Or want to surprise your Secret Santa with the perfect small gift? We’ve got everything you need to complete your Christmas list and spread some festive cheer with 50 ideas for under £50.

Up to £10

- For that special someone who knows a great cup of tea can set the world to rights. This pocket pick-me-up from Fortnum & Mason contains five silky tea bags of its timeless breakfast blend (£4.95).

- There’s Christmas crackers and then there’s a Venchi Christmas cracker (£5). The winner gets a small gift plus two delicious Venchi chocolates – but can you convince them to share? For a more sustainable Christmas present, opt for one of its Christmas ornaments which contact a mouth-watering surprise (£8.50).

- Bibliophiles can show their support for London’s oldest bookshop wherever they go the iconic Piccadilly shop’s architectural façade adorning Hatchards’ green tote bag (£5.99).

- If they’re likely to overindulge during the holiday season, the Original Pick-Me-Up from D R Harris will have them back in the festive spirit in no time (£6.50).

- A treat that anyone can enjoy, Fortnum & Mason’s vegan carrot jellies will make a sweet addition to Christmas stockings (£6.95).

- Upgrade your Christmas cheese board with pickled brussels sprouts from Fortnum & Mason – for the sprouts enthusiasts in every family (£9.95).

- We’ve got a clear vision for Christmas morning with this stocking filler; it’s smiles all round as they unwrap lens cleaner from Cubitts (£10). A handy little gift, they’ll also enjoy free refills for life.

- Floris have a cracking Christmas gift for £10. For some festive fun at the dining table or to add a special surprise to their stocking, choose from its holiday cracker selection which contain either 10ml of its new Mulberry and Fig fragrance, Honey and Oud or Cherry Blossom scents.

- Santa knows a thing or two about beard maintenance. Enriched with luxurious jojoba, argan, pumpkin seed and hemp oils, Mantidy’s nourishing beard oil will keep theirs silky and hydrated (£10).

- Whether to revive a pair of much-loved boots or as an accompaniment to a bigger Christmas present, much of Grenson's shoe care range comes in at around £10. There's its nourishing cream (£9), spare laces (£7-9), red dust protectors (£9) and shoe brushes (£8-10) will will help maintain their shoes for years to come.

Up to £20

- Get a complimentary Nice List certificate with every child’s ticket to Santa Rocks at Wonderville near Piccadilly Circus (£11.50). Enjoy the usual panto pandemonium at this fabulously festive show suitable for the whole family.

- Raise the stakes and bring the popular BBC show, The Traitors, to your Christmas dinner table. Get them before they get you in this exciting card game from Waterstones (£11.99).

- Prestat was Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite chocolate shop. Tucked away in Princes Arcade, gift your loved one the royal treatment and choose between dark sea salt caramel truffles or pink mark de Champagne truffles for just £12.

- On your naughty list? Fortnum & Mason have just the thing with its Christmas coal (£13.95). A much more delicious alternative, its coal is cinder toffee dipped in milk chocolate, covered in black lemon sherbet.

- Embrace your competitive spirit and prepare for a Christmas afternoon filled with laughter with Dobble from Waterstones (£13.99).

- A winter essential, we don’t leave the house without Aesop’s cedar and citrus lip balm – the perfect stocking filler (£15).

- Help them treat winter skin and prep for a close shave with Truefitt & Hill’s gentle cleansing scrub (£15.50).

- For the person who always forgets to charge their phone or runs out of battery, stay connected with this portable charger from Mantidy (£16.) If they’re on the go a lot, this tech set which also includes a charging cable and plug in a stylish leather bag, makes a switched on gift idea (£55).

- Whether they’ve eaten at one of his London restaurants or stopped in for a bite at the Royal Academy’s Senate Room, fans of José Pizarro can learn to recreate his delicious Spanish food at home with a signed copy of his cookbook Basque, available in the gallery’s shop (£18).

- Santa Maria Novella’s delicate shampoo is a great gift for pets, even those with sensitive skin (£19)

- Plan a cultural day out together with a ticket to Impressionists on Paper: Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec at the Royal Academy of Arts (£19 per person).

- Whether a gift for your friend, or the in-laws, these hand-decorated festive iced biscuits from Fortnum & Mason are a sophisticated Christmas gift that would suit all tastes. This Robin Redbreast set is particularly sweet (£19.95).

- Gift blue membership at the Institute of Contemporary Arts to friends and family under 26 or over 65 for just £20. This annual membership includes unlimited free entry to all exhibitions, everything in cinema 3, plus discounts on the rest of the programme and more.

- White, red or rosé, let the experts at Berry Bros & Rudd match you with an outstanding bottle of wine for under £20 from its curated selection.

Up to £30

- Help them stand out from the crowd with Sage Brown’s leather luggage tags, available in more than 20 different colours (£25). Make it truly their own with signature personalisation available from £15.

- Puss in Boots: an LGBTQ+ adult pantomime is just the ticket this Christmas. Get yours from £25. Or why not inspire a new belief in magic with tickets from £25 to the ground-breaking show, Unbelievable at Criterion Theatre.

- Originally crafted for King Edward VII in 1903, The King’s Ginger Liqueur continues to delight today. Pick up a bottle from Berry Bros & Rudd and add an extra splash to cocktails or enjoy on its own at the Christmas party (£25.50).

- Don’t miss your last chance to see thought-provoking performance artist Mariana Abramović at the Royal Academy before it closes on 1 January (from £25.50 per person).

- Whether as an early Christmas present or post-Christmas treat, this haunting love story at His Majesty’s Theatre is an unmissable experience. Book tickets to The Phantom of the Opera from £27.50.

- Historic chemist and perfumer D R Harris has delivered the same care and quality products for more than 200 years. We love this exceptional travel set, suitable for airplanes, and think your gift’s recipient will too (£27.50).

- Celebrate the dog parent in your life with this smart dog walking pouch from Mantidy (£29). Filled with treats and dog waste bags, enjoy exhilarating winter walks together.

- If their Christmas is typically accompanied by a glass or two of something special, Fortnum & Mason’s Sherry Tasting Box would make a fine gift (£29.95).

- The team at Santa Maria Novella have been producing Pot Pourri for over three hundred years. Its famous product wrapped in an embroidered silk bag would be a welcome addition to any house (£30).

- Stuck for gift ideas? A good pair of socks is a classic choice. We love the Herringbone socks gift box from Sirplus (£30).

- For your sustainability-conscious friends and family, the Traveller MyPlanet bottle from Shackleton is made from 100% recycled aluminium. Combining function with a sleek Swiss design, this reusable bottle is made to last and last.

- Give the gift of your time and a memorable meal at one of London’s best restaurants. Choose between set menus at Toba, Café Murano and many other top restaurants in St James’s (c.£22-30).

Up to £40

- If you’ve got big adventures planned together in 2024, gift them something to unwrap and spark excitement with this set of two luggage tags from Aspinal of London (£32.50).

- Enjoy a romantic Raclette meal for two on-demand with Paxton & Whitfield’s candlelit heater (£35). Add a choice selection of cheese from an extra £9.95.

- Could one of Floris’ Jermyn Street collection scents become their signature fragrance of 2024? Find out with this gift set which includes testers in five iconic fragrances (£35).

- Combining supportive fit with a luxury finish, British heritage brand Sunspel has mastered the perfect pair of underwear (£37). Unwrapping its stretch cotton trunks will never be a disappointment.

- Spend the morning shopping or wandering St James’s many art galleries before the real treat. Book in for a two-course Chinese fine dining experience at Gouqi from Seven-Time Michelin Starred, Group Executive Chef Tong Chee Hwee (£38 per person).

- Round off their presents this year with a winter chestnut cashmere blend scarf from Moss (£39.95).

- An approaching new year calls for a reset. Help them feel refreshed with a gift card redeemable against any of Truefitt & Hill’s male grooming services (£40).

- A true London institution, a meal at Rowley’s should be on any foodie’s bucket list. Treat them to three courses for £40, which includes the option to sample its signature sirloin steak.

Up to £50

- Named as the World’s Best Gin not once, or even twice… Four-time award-winning gin, No.3 London Dry Gin from Berry Bros & Rudd comes in a colourful gift box that will brighten their Christmas morning (£42).

- Bursting with candied oranges and sultanas, this buttery panettone by Michelin-starred chef Gian Piero Vivalda for Venchi is a faultless example of the classic Christmas treat (£42). For an even more indulgent treat, try its dark chocolate panettone, best served warm.

- Treat your nearest and dearest to a classic Christmas pastime and tuck into decadent festive cakes and elegant sandwiches at DUKES’ festive afternoon tea (£45 per person). Explore more of London’s best festi-teas with our guide.

- Lauded by critics and foodie influencers alike, get a taste of Fallow in St James’s Market with its pre-theatre menu (£46 per person). We recommend its legendary corn ribs to start.

- Create a lasting memory for 2023 with a romantic meal at The Rooftop at the Trafalgar. Get cosy under blankets and dine on small plates and winter cocktails overlooking Trafalgar Square (minimum spend, £50).

More ideas

For even more Christmas gift ideas, take a look at our top 10 Christmas gifts for the whole family. Or browse more small gifts and stocking fillers available on nearby Regent Street.