Good things come in small packages, or so the saying goes. Can good things come in small prices though, especially when it comes to Christmas? Well, that is always my goal… particularly when it comes to stocking fillers… a great gift at an affordable price. In search of a bargain I’ve been trawling the shops and the online offers to snap up the best gifts and unbeatable prices and while doing so I created 10 Bargain Stocking Fillers from Groupon – you don’t want to miss out on these!
What are you putting in your Christmas Stockings?
To be honest, there were a couple of years I forgot about stocking fillers and I always felt there was something missing on Christmas morning. I’m not trying to sound too materialistic here. Yes, of course, you [hopefully] have oodles of presents under the tree. But sometimes it is the extra thrill of what else might be hiding lusciously in your Christmas Stocking on the mantle. Am I alone?
When looking for great gift ideas I never want to appear stingy or cheap. I want the receiver to think WOW she’s put a lot of thought or money into this. Even if I’ve just scored an excellent deal on the likes of Groupon. Which does really have some excellent ideas and offers so it’s a win-win all around – for my budget and the lucky gift recipient.
So, today is December 15th. You literally have 9 shopping days left until Christmas. I am sure, like many, many others you are pulling your hair and possibly your teeth out and trying to figure out what to get everyone. And how the hell you going to stretch your £/$/€100 budget to the 59 people you have to buy for, am I right? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.
So here we go, my 10 Stocking Fillers from Groupon for £2.99 t0 £29
1. Vera Wang Lovestruck Floral Rush Perfume for only £19.99 [normally £63]
Who doesn’t love a lovely new scent? I adore this Vera Wang Lovestruck Floral Rush Bottle. Not only will the lady in your life smell amazing, but this perfume bottle is totally instagrammable! It also will look fabulous on her dresser too! And you realise that at only £19.99 on Groupon that is less than half price! What an amazing deal?!
2. Seven Pairs of Weekday Boxers for £10!
What man in your life wouldn’t need these? If you bought him two sets you’d at least know he would always have clean undies on! It works out at £1.43 per set of boxers… not even Penneys/Primark could beat that I think?
I also have a sneaky suggestion on wrapping each one up individually to put in the stocking. Be extra sneaky and put them in different shaped packets or boxes so they’ll think it something different each time. I know, I know, I’m terrible!
If you have 7 brothers buy 1 set and give each of them one pair – he he.
3. Pearl Climber Earrings with Crystals from Swarovski® for £5.99 [normally £31.99]
We all know I am a MAJOR magpie and that I might have a slight obsession with Swarovski, right? Well, I can’t get over this bargain! £5.99 for these earrings? [That’s an 84% saving for those trying to do the math.] They are gorgeous! Even at £31.99, I’d think them a bargain! This is definitely that type of gift that makes them think you spent a HUGE amount on them and the reality is, their Starbuck order is probably more expensive. If you haven’t already bought 12 sets of these I do not know what is wrong with you!
4. One, Two or Four Pairs of Men’s ‘Bring Me Beer’ Warm Winter Socks from £2.99 [Normally from £9.99]
Who doesn’t love a good novelty sock? Now while these are advertised as men socks, once the sizes are available I think these would be perfect for your beer drinking gal pals too! Never limit yourself to the ‘advertised persona’ of a gift! If its right for your mate who cares? You could pair these with a couple of their favourite beers and a fun bottle opener and job done! Pick them up right here.
5. C’est La Vie Inscription Necklaces with Crystals from Swarovski® With Free Delivery £8.99 [Normally £42]
Who does not love to receive jewellery? Especially one that comes with a little [ahem] Swarovski bling? This is a gorgeous piece that would set off any outfit for a lady in your life this festive period.
Or if it’s a message that’s special to a guy friend or your special man, you could always remove the chain and add ‘the charm’ to a keyring. [I know I am just full of great ideas!]
6. Adam Carter RFID Men’s Leather Wallet in Choice of Style £6.98 [Normally £39.99]
Do you ever look at men’s wallets? The ones they actually use? Most men have wallets that they’ve had since they were 10 years old! Faded, worn, falling apart, bulging at the seams and [horror of horrors] with velcro! If this sounds like a man in your life then buy one of these wallets quickly!
They’re currently being offered in a range of styles [ranging from 3-12 card slot options. So if you’re guy still carries phone cards from 1995 with him there is one with room :)] And added security bonus is these are RFID signal-blocking wallets, meaning that your credit card information can’t be electronically stolen from your pocket.
Want to add something a little different to their Stocking this Christmas?
I adore experience gifts for two reasons. One, I’m big on making memories and doing fun and special things when you can. And let’s face it, often we really want to do these experiences I’ve listed below but often we don’t/ won’t buy them for ourselves or never make the time. If you receive it as a gift, well that sort of ‘forces’ you to do them [in the nicest and best way possible].
The second reason is, an experience gift is often a great way for you to accompany the giftee too… making memories and fun for you both. They are in fact the gift that you receive too – total bonus!
So let’s see what great bargain experience gifts they have on Groupon for your Stocking Fillers…
ps, my tip is to dress the printouts/ vouchers as a nice scroll tied with a ribbon or a fancy box.
7. Off-Road Experience or Titanic Guided Tour at Segway NI from £15 for 1 [Normally £25] or from £29 for 2 [Normally £50]
I did my first Segway tour in Rome for my 30th birthday. It was hands down the best way to see the city. Yes, sure, there is that an initial scary period of not knowing how on earth to move or drive the segway but after a few minutes you’re whizzing around streets and past monuments like nobody’s business. This would be a fun activity to do in the New Year and a great way to spend some time with your friend or family member!
On Groupon at the moment there are two different options offered; the Off-Road Experience and the Titanic Guided Tour both available for either 1 or 2 people with different price points. You can check them out here.
8. 20-Module Photography Course from Photography Made Easy for £20 [Normally £295]
This gift has a staggering 95% saving! And for only £20 you can give someone the gift of a new hobby or a chance to actually turn an already loved hobby into a career! Let’s be real, with many of us sharing so much of our life visually online, through Instagram, Facebook and Twitter everyone needs to know the do’s and don’ts of taking a good photo. The gift of this camera course will not go to waste!
9. One-Hour Horse Riding Lesson for One £7.50 [Normally £15] or Two £14.95 [Normally £30] at Mackenzie’s Equestrian Centre
If you’re located in or near to Co. Antrim, or indeed fancy a trip, this could be the [affordable] reason to go! Horse riding is such a fun treat to do. And who knows, if they don’t already have a great love of horses you could spark something in them! This would be great for kids who are 4 years and above! According to the T&Cs, the cut off is up to 14 stone – so if you’ve not eaten too many mince pies over Christmas you could even get one for yourself 🙂 Check out the full details here.
10. 18 Holes of Golf and a Hot Drink for Two £16 [Normally £140] or Four £30 [Normally £280] at Scrabo Golf Club
I am not a golfer but the reviews on this gift are excellent and the price seems AMAZING to me. Like with what I suggested with the ‘Bring Me Beer’ Socks you can theme this gift with some golf balls, tees and gloves and perhaps some cute ‘socks’ for their golf clubs?
So which of these 10 Bargain Stocking Fillers from Groupon is your favourite, let me know in the comments. For me its a tie between the Vera Wang Lovestruck Floral Rush Perfume and the Pearl Climber Earrings with Crystals from Swarovski®. Are you surprised?
If these ideas didn’t inspire you enough, you can find many more on Groupon here.
This was a Paid Advertisement [#AD] but all items included were chosen and written about by me for the 10 Bargain Stocking Fillers from Groupon.
[At the time of writing all these were available in stock for 7 working day delivery. Delivery is not included in the price of the item listed about but for most appeared to be in the region of £1.99 per item. Always check the small print before you buy. Especially for the experiences!]