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Best stocking fillers for foodies

Published: October 26, 2021 at 10:22 am

Pack a stocking full of festive edible treats with our guide to stocking fillers for foodies, with everything from chocolates to mini gins, hot sauce and more

Fill up a stocking with a selection of foodie treats for the keen cook or gourmet in your life. Edible gifts make the perfect stocking fillers, whether it's a tin of sweets for snacking on before Christmas dinner is ready, chocolates for sharing round during a Christmas movie or mini hot sauce for tucking in a lunchbox. We've covered all bases to cover the perfect food stocking fillers for all tastebuds, from gourmet pasta for the dinner party host to a gift set of miniature gins for the keen cocktail maker.


Why not add a homemade touch to a stocking, too? Our collection of edible gift recipes is filled with inspiration: try making a box of boozy gin and tonic truffles, herby cheese & rosemary biscuits or classic fudge. Get the kids involved with making stockings for other family members with simple recipes such as white chocolate pretzel bites or fruit and nut choc bites – easily layered into a bag, tied with a ribbon and popped in a stocking.

For more than 400 buyer’s guides, visit our reviews section to find our ultimate foodie gift guide, spirits reviews and the results of our 2020 Christmas Taste Awards. Discover plenty more Christmas gifting inspiration with our best Christmas hampersgin gifts or best baking gifts.

Tiny Tony’s Christmas pouch, from £5

Tony's chocolonely

20 tiny bars of Tony’s Chocolonely chocolate is a good way to start Christmas Day. This paper pouch is perfect for sharing (if you can), and contains milk, white, and milk hazelnut bars.

Malfy gin set of 4, £15.99


Add to the stocking of one lucky recipient, or break up this set and spread the miniatures across multiple stockings. The pretty bottles make perfect gifts and the gin doesn't disappoint – the Malfy Gin Con Arancia with deep blood orange notes is our favourite.

Lindt Lindor double chocolate truffles, £4.49


You can’t go wrong with a luxurious box of Lindor. This new launch combines the best of both chocolate worlds, with a milk chocolate shell and signature melting filling made from dark chocolate.

Candy Kittens wild strawberry Christmas jar, £7

Candy Kittens

A simple jar filled with sour vegan sweets. Choose between wild strawberry, very cherry or sour watermelon flavours – strawberry is our favourite.

Jaffa cakes Christmas pole, £3

Jaffa cake pole

Supersize some Jaffa joy with this Jaffa cakes pole, filled with 40 Jaffa cakes to last all the way from Christmas and into the new year (if you can resist!).

Firelli hot sauce, £3.95

Firelli Front Cut Out

A gift for the one who has to add hot sauce to everything, this mini bottle is perfect for stockings and adding heat to meals on-the-go. They’ll probably want to add a splash to the Christmas dinner…

Laiba bottled cocktails, £7.50

LAIBA Passion De-Light

We love these dinky bottled cocktails from Laiba. Simply pour over ice for instant cocktail hour. The 90ml size makes them ideal for stockings and there’s plenty of flavours to choose from, including passion de-light and a twisted negroni or bloody mary.

Sous Chef sombreroni pasta, £5.99

Sous Chef sombrero pasta

Make midweek pasta much more fun with this colourful sombreroni pasta, shaped like stripy Mexican hats - an ideal talking point for anyone who loves to throw a dinner party. The colourful stripes are naturally created from beetroot, spinach and paprika.

Love Cocoa white chocolate salted caramel popcorn, £6.95

Love Cocoa Lovingly Dipped Popcorn

Five delicious words to make up one snack: white chocolate salted caramel popcorn. Love Cocoa make enjoying chocolate environmentally friendly too, planting a tree for all of the bars, nibbles and snacks they sell.

Divine chocolate orange thins, £4


Chocolate orange lovers will love this new launch by Divine. A citrussy twist on traditional After Eights, these are just as moreish - neat dark chocolate squares contain a tangy orange cream filling, perfect for sharing after dinner. Plus they are vegan-friendly, palm oil-free and Fairtrade.

Dorset sea salt garlic, £4.79


Keen cooks will appreciate this handy little jar of garlic-infused sea salt. Use as a rub for meat or veg, sprinkle over roast potatoes (especially for Christmas dinner) or try adding to marinades for maximum seasoning.

Seggiano balsamic fig glaze, £10.99


For anyone making a daily lunchtime salad, this rich and sticky glaze will be an upgrade from standard balsamic vinegar. Made with grapes from single-estate vineyards in the province of Modena, it combines tartness with sweetness.

Whittard hot chocolate stacking tin, £16

Whittard hot choc

Cover all hot chocolate bases with this festive trio: three tins of milk, white and sweet salted caramel hot chocolate for sipping all winter.

Naked Marshmallow s'mores marshmallows, £6.95

Naked Marshmallow smores

We love a toasted marshmallow (check out our reviews of the best marshmallow toasting kits), so these gourmet s'mores marshmallows were sure to be a hit. In festive packaging that's perfect for stockings, these fluffy white marshmallows are studded with chocolate chunks and rolled in a biscuit crumb to recreate that campfire classic.

Walkers Santa’s sleigh keepsake tin, £4.75

Santa's Sleigh 2

Making a stocking for a parent or grandparent? This keepsake tin from Walkers is filled with their classic buttery shortbread, the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea.

  • Available from Walkers, £4.75

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