Universally useful stocking fillers

I'm calling these ideas 'stocking fillers' but they are perennially useful gifts. Serve them in a large sock if you wish.

Brilliant Baubles

One of my favourite Youtubers, Marie, from the channel BitsandClips buys her children, Scarlet and Luca, one new Christmas tree ornament every year. I love this idea.

Perfectly curated Christmas trees (the ones that look like they should be in the reception of an office block) are nice but they don’t tell a story. At least, that’s what I say to make myself feel better. I buy a bauble whenever I go on holiday and none of them complement each other. See below.

Baubles from Bath, Florence, Stratford-upon-Avon, Mexico and France 

Baubles from Bath, Florence, Stratford-upon-Avon, Mexico and France 

This year we’re buying a little Christmas tree for the for the first time. I’m completely wedded to the idea that each bauble should tell a story, so each Christmas we can look at the tree and be reminded of happy past events.

However, as these are the only baubles I have and the tree would look a little sparse, I’m going to bolster the collection.

I’m not going to over-bolster because I know more baubles await in souvenir gift shops around the world.

I think they would make quite nice secret-santa gifts, stocking fillers or as elaborate gift wrap embellishments.

Hark! My pick of baubles 2015: