ONE in four will have less than £300 to cover the whole of Christmas this year, according to research by

For those struggling with tight gift budgets, we’ve searched for some of the best stocking fillers for £1 or less from the biggest retailers as well as supermarkets.

There’s something for all ages, with treats that will thrill the kids or fun, token gifts to amuse and entertain adults. 

All products were in stock and available when we checked, but prices and availability may change.

Also watch out for delivery charges pushing up the cost of the purchase.  

1. Hot chocolate disc with mallow topping, £1, B&M

Create the perfect hot chocolate with this reindeer-themed hot chocolate disc and mallow topping.

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All you need to do is stir it into hot milk – buy here.

2. Christmas Hand Cream 50ml, £1, B&M 

For those suffering with dry hands this is a thoughtful little gift for them to keep in their pocket or handbag.

Comes in Fairytale Fizz or Christmas Angel-themed packaging – buy here. 

3. Mini Quick Dry Nail Polish, 60p, Primark

A nail polish that dries in one minute – perfect for the busy people in your life.

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Comes in white, pink, red, green and purple colours.

Buy it in stores. Check availability here.

4. Sainsbury's Milk Chocolate Sprouts, £1, Sainsbury’s

For people who really hate their sprouts this is a great little joke – brussels that are made from balls of solid milk chocolate.

There’s also a cheeky elves version. Buy here. 

5. Stitch kit, £1, Hobbycraft

Hobbycraft have a lovely range of colourful sewing kits allowing kids to master the art of cross stitch, all for one quid each.

They include coloured threads, a plastic needle and plastic canvas and instructions to get going.

Available in heart, unicorn, butterfly, dog, whale and fairy designs.

Buy here.

6. Christmas Gingerbread Man Head Boppers, £1, The Works

A fun accessory for Christmas parties. There’s also a Santa version – buy here. 

7.  Festive Erasers, £1, The Works

This pack of six colourful Christmas character erasers, including a gingerbread man, a snowman, a reindeer, a stocking and Christmas trees.

Perfect for use at home or to brighten those grey January days at school – buy here. 

8. The Jelly Bean Factory Gourmet Jelly Beans, 90g, £1, Poundland

This is a sweet gift for fans of jelly beans. There are 36 different flavours available.

Buy here. 

9. Tumbling Disco Babs pack of 2, £1, Poundland

Kids love these sticky plastic figures which can walk across windows when you stick them on.

Buy here. 

10. Diggin' It Dig Kit – Deep Sea Surprise, £1, Poundland

These fun dig kits include a block of sediment or material that kids can excavate to discover hidden gemstones. Contains one gemstone, four mini gems, a hammer, chisel and paintbrush.

Buy here.

11. George Home Spiced Berry Votive Candle, £1, Asda

Fill a loved one’s home with the fruity fragrance of this pretty votive candle from George at Asda. 

Burn time of up to 25 hours – buy here. 

12. Orange & Neroli Bath Soak, £1, Asda

Gift a relaxing session in the tub with this bath soak, which you just sprinkle into the hot water. 

Buy here. 

13. Xmas Characters Bath Fizzer, £1, The Range

Kids will love bathtime with one of these festive fizzers, with designs including penguin, reindeer, or snowman.

Just drop it into warm water and it will release a nice scent – buy here.

14. Christmas Scratch Art, 80p, The Range

Scrape a black board to reveal the shiny image underneath – a relaxing activity that gets kids engrossed. Includes scraper tool. 

Buy here. 

15. Hot Hands Hand Warmers Twin Pack, £1, Halfords

A thoughtful gift to someone who has to work outdoors or walks to work – hot hand-warmers to save for the worst of the wintry weather.

Shake the heat pack to activate the heating ingredients and place in the pockets of clothing or wrap in a layer of cloth.

Provides 10 hours of warmth – buy here. 

16. You're My Lobster board game, £1, Argos

A game designed to reveal how well you know and your friends know each other, by answering questions about your lives. 

Contains 100 question cards with 200 questions, as well as paddles, pens, scorecards and player tokens.

Can be played by two or more people. For ages 12 years and over – buy here.

17. Colour-in bag, £1, Wilko

Wilko is back after collapsing earlier this year – and it’s great for buying little stocking filler toys and games.

This colour-in bag is a lovely activity for kids to do over the holidays – buy here. 

18. Cocomelon 24 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle, £1, Wilko

Little Cocomelon fans will love this jigsaw. 

There's also a QR code to play the accompanying video – buy here.

19. Peppa Pig Bubble Maze, £1, Morrisons

Kids can enjoy blowing hundreds of bubbles and solving the puzzle on the lid. 

There’s also a Paw Patrol-themed one.

Suitable for ages 3 years and upwards – buy here. 

20. Playing cards, £1, Morrisons

Stuck for inspiration? Gift a pack of playing cards to a loved one and a world of games opens up for you to play with them – buy here.

21. Zed Candy Mini Jellybean Machine 50g, £1, Iceland

Something a bit different – sweets that come in a little jelly bean machine.

There’s a gum balls version as well as jelly beans – buy now.

22. Peel-off face mask, 89p, New Look

These masks are designed to cleanse, reduce redness and purify pores.

Apply by cleaning your face, emptying the sachet onto the skin and then leaving the mask to dry.

Then peel it off gently to a refreshed face. Comes in pink guava, charcoal, red passion, blemish clay and tea tree varieties. Buy here.

23. Unicorn squishy, £1, Poundstretcher

Perfect for kids who love to fidget with their toys.

Available in Poundstretcher stores.

24. Milk chocolate coins, 69p, Tesco

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a little bag of golden coins for the kids – and maybe for the adults too.

Tesco has them a 62g-pack for 69p – buy here.

25. Tesco car air freshener, £1, Tesco

A thoughtful gift for someone who likes a clean and fresh-smelling car – buy here.

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