17 Stocking Gifts Your S.O. Will Love

Whether it's the office secret Santa or presents for the family, it's easy for Christmas gifting to spiral out of control. The stumpy tree poking out from a mound of patterned paper; unwrapping ceremonies that last longer than your average turkey roasting time; four copies of Nigel Slater's Eat (true story, 2013).
This year, sack off tradition and opt for a grown-up stocking – thoughtfully chosen mini gifts heaped at the foot of the bed, to be opened before breakfast (Bucks Fizz optional). Would you buy yourself a pair of luxe black scissors? Or that expensive hand cream you've been pilfering from your colleague whenever their back's turned? Probably not, and we'd hazard a guess that your S.O. wouldn't, either. Alternatively, these gifts would be ideal for a secret Santa when you want something a little more thoughtful than a novelty mug.
Our list of souped-up, extra-special everyday finds is guaranteed to please come Christmas morning. So if, like us, you think kids shouldn't have all the fun, click on through...