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Fifty Festive Stocking Fillers

The perennial problem when buying gifts for someone you love/like is the question of whether it’s enough to show them your appreciation of them.

“Let’s not go mad this year” you say to each other in unison, each knowing deep down the urge to buy at least some token items will be hard to resist. Eventually, the concept of stocking fillers are used to top up the present count and what started off as an Xmas of austerity ends up as a credit-card fuelled jamboree. Unavoidable.

Even if you’re just looking for some inspiration to buy a single gift for that hard-to-buy-for father-in-law, this list should throw up a few options. It took us a good while to put together so to be fair, the least you can do is give it a bit of your time.


Kavu Stocking Hunter
Because no stocking filler guide is complete without an actual stocking.
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Animal House Book by James Brown
Because without James there would be no Loaded Magazine, and without Loaded Magazine there would be no Proper. James helped us get our thing off the ground in our formative years, helping us turn a fledgling fanzine into a real magazine and for that we’ll always love him. More than that though, this book is a record of a time in which James and co not only documented 1990s popular culture, but also contributed to it more than most of your favourite bands. It’s a must read for anyone who wants to know what the world was like just before the internet turned us all into dickheads.
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Mr Maria Smiley Star Light
Because this sitting on a shelf next to the books you’ve pretended to have read makes you around 12% more interesting. It’s also infinitely instagrammable.
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Notorious B.I.G Figurine
Because Christmas is for toys, even when you’re an adult.
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Gramicci G-Shirt Keyring
Because if you get bored you can try and get your pet budgie to wear them.
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Barbour Tartan Scarf
Because it’s the season for both giving gifts and wrapping up warm. Wrap this up as a gift and kill two birds with one stone.
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Snow Peak Titanium Single Wall Mug (450ml)
Because there are very few cooler ways to consume a hot drink.
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Acqua di Parma Fico Holiday Gift Set
Because this is a genuine fave in the Proper office and it also looks lovely on your bathroom shelf.
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Duralex Picardie Tumblers
Because they come in all the colours of the rainbow and will help disguise the drink they hold within, creating a cunning element of surprise to dinner guests.
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Carhartt City Candle
Because it’s so nice you won’t want to light it.
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Paradise New York Dolls Ashtray
Because it’s got rude women on it lol.
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Universal Works Navy Cord Bucket Hat
Because it’s made from Brisbane Moss cord and that’s really good, you know.
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Iron And Glory Never Forget Elephant Key Hanger
Because it’s pretty genius to pair an elephant (which never forgets) with your keys (which you often forget).
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L’eau D’Issey Pour Homme Eau & Cedre
Because fragrances are for Christmas, and if you’re fortunate enough, summer holidays at the duty free. But mainly Christmas.
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‘Housing’ – From The Archives – Limited Edition Photo Book
Because there’s a beauty in the ugliest of scenes.
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Kavu Ornaments Accessory
Because who doesn’t need a ball on a string that looks like a Christmas Pudding made out of wool.
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Mulberry Grained Leather Card Slip
Because a wallet-type product is always a reliable gift.
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Barbour Logo Hip Flask
Because a hip flask from one of the world’s most iconic heritage brands is never an unappreciated gift.
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Fera Ranger Bag
Because it’ll last longer than you will.
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Preston Bus Station Clock Badge
Because this is no generic northern transport hub. It’s an unlikely, iconic building that should be celebrated.
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How to be a Spy book
Because your neighbour is a dickhead and you need to know why.
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Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Cutlery Set
Because you never know when you’re going to demolish an impromptu meal. Carry these and the conundrum is solved.
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Studio A-OK Hand Ashtray
Because some people still inexplicably insist on polluting their delicate lungs with toxic chemicals. And others do the same with greenery. If they must do so, they must do so using this.
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Fisher Space Bullet Pen
Because a pen that works where there’s no gravity is pretty genius, even if you could achieve the same outcome with a pencil.
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Elmer Neck Warmer
Because scarves can (at times) be a little cumbersome. This isn’t and it does the same job.
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Smith and Goat Concrete Cylinder Pot
Because if a tie dye concrete pot is a thing, then it’s a thing you have to own. No questions.
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Karlsson Mini Flip Clock
Because you’ve got £200 to spare on something that tells the time in the most iconic and stylish manner.
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Urbanears Boo Earphones
Because these are made from 97% recycled plastics and they’ll also give you 30 hours of airtime.
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Have You Tried Cheese Teatowel
Because nobody has a life so good that it can’t be improved by this token of bizarre irreverence.
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HAY Pao Portable Lamp
Because mushrooms are bang on trend and your desk will be enhanced by this lamp.
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Wedgie x Mundial World Cup Doorstops
Because nobody can claim to have completed life until they own a piece sturdy of wood painted to look like David Seaman.
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Archivist Gallery L’Elephant Hand Soap
Because to be honest mate, right, you properly stink.
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Paul Smith Mini Model Car
Because nobody’s life can possibly be complete without owning a miniature version of an iconic vehicle.
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Jason Markk Travel Kit
Because keeping your expensive footwear looking great is a full time job.
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Cableami Quilted Cord Cap
Because the luxury scruff look could never be perfect without one of these.
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Football Shirts – A connoisseurs guide by Neal Heard
Because we contributed to it.
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Hestra Army Leather Patrol Gloves
Because white gloves make you look like a snow commando.
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Newgate ‘Luggage’ Small Putney Wall Clock
Because although nobody needs a clock on a wall to tell the time anymore, it item like this presents an opportunity to talk about timeless design in an ironic way.
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Kovap Yellow Tin Wind up Car
Because just when the novelty begins to wear off a few months down the line, you can put it back in your living room on April Fools, point at it and tell everyone you “love a wind up”. They won’t laugh, but you will.
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Jurrasic Lab Terrarium
Because they’re just cool, ok? They’re just cool.
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Hikerdelic x Druthers Ribbed Beanie
Because we made it.
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Anonymousism Tie Dyed Underpants
Because they’ll hide most accidents involving full bladders.
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Aesop Travel Kit
Because the hotels your better half/loved one stays in always has nice soap, but it’s not this nice.
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Kavu Cabin Toes – Polar Fleece Sock Booties
Because it’s cold in winter, duh.
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Leatherman Sidekick Multi Tool
Because these guys know about this sort of thing better than anyone. And it’s better that all your emergency tools are attached to each other, you’d only lose them if they weren’t.
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Dometic Thermo Tumbler
Because if you’re gonna have a hot drink in the cold, you need to keep it warm without taking the skin off your palms. This will do that.
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Magpie and Peanuts Tea Towel
Because there’s a lot of dishes that’ll need washing this Christmas and tea towels are yet another way to signal how cool you are.
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COPA World Cup Box Set of Socks
Because socks and Christmas are synonymous and these have little mascots on them.
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Yeti Boomer 8 Dog Bowl
Because Christmas is for dogs too.
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Klättermusen Algir Large Accessory Bag
Because this Algir Bag is exactly why Klattermusen are leading the way in aesthetically pleasing outdoor gear.
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adidas Shinpads
Because nothing fills a stocking better than a shinpad. Sorry. Had to get that one in.
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