Christmas Gift Guide: Stocking fillers and Small Gifts for under £30

By ·December 14, 2016 11:27 am

Christmas is just around the corner and you don’t have many more shopping days left to buy any remaining gifts you’ll need for the big day. Christmas is often stressful enough as it is let alone searching for the perfect gifts for your friends and family so here’s to hoping this gift guide for small gifts can shed some of that stress for you.

If you’re looking to buy for a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, super heroes, gaming and general nerdy goodness then this is the Christmas gift guide you’ll need. You will find a mix of products from gourmet sweets to dinosaur lamps and even some LEGO sets in this guide, all of which are items we’ve been hands on with or coveted throughout the year.

Disclosure: Some of the items presented in this gift guide were sent to us by brands and publicists to review for the sole purpose of inclusion in our guides. However all of views are our own and we have only included the products that we believe in and would’ve bought for ourselves or loved to receive as gifts. Being sent a review sample was and is in no way a guaranteed entry into our gift guides and suggestions.

All of the items in this gift guide are ordered from cheapest to most expensive and then alphabetized should there be any duplicate prices. In most instances we have linked directly to the brand or supplier for you to find out more information about the item and for you to purchase from. We recommend that you shop around for your gifts as some of the items listed in this guide had heavy discounts (50% or over) elsewhere at the time of publication.

Prosecco Gummies

Infused with actual Prosecco, these melt-in-the-mouth Prosecco Gummies taste as good as, if not better than the real thing (depending on how ostentatious your booze tastes are). There are two varieties to choose from, Classic and Fizzy – equally delicious but the latter is sprinkled with fizzy sugar to replicate that authentic Prosecco tongue tingle.

Whilst these gummies are Prosecco flavoured, they’re also completely free from alcohol, so you can chug down the entire jar without fear of ruining your day with a wild drunken outburst.

Game of Thrones Hand of the King Wax Seal Mini Kit From HBO Shop EU

The Hand of the King serves as the head of the reigning king’s Small Council and, in the king’s absence, the Hand becomes his proxy. The individual charged with this powerful responsibility uses the Hand of the King’s wax seal stamp to seal royally issued documents. The Game of Thrones: Hand of the King Wax Seal Kit includes:

  • Hand of the King wax seal
  • wax stick
  • mini envelopes
  • blank scrolls

Batman: The Killing Joke

Animated adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s graphic novel featuring the voice talents of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill.

To prove that one bad day can make any man as insane as he is, the Joker wages a psychological war on Batman that catches Commissioner Gordon and his daughter in the crippling crossfire and leaves scars on the Dark Knight that even time won’t heal.

Read our review of Batman: The Killing Joke here.

Chocolate Brussels Sprouts

Handmade entirely from chocolate; each sprout consists of a solid milk-chocolate centre encased in white chocolate which is then rolled in thick white chocolate with a touch of green colouring added for that classic sprouty finish.

130g box containing eight chocolate sprouts.

Cocktail Pastilles From Smith & Sinclair

Alcohol innovators Smith & Sinclair bring a touch of playful indulgence to the dinner table this Christmas, with their eclectic selection of cocktail confectionery. The only sweets you can buy that contain real alcohol, Smith & Sinclair’s range of all natural pastilles are 6 – 8% ABV each, made by hand with quality spirits, fresh fruit and real spices. Boxes are available in rum, gin, whisky, vodka and mixed in a variety of delectable cocktail flavours for moments of sweet unadulterated fun.

Game of Thrones Coloring Book From HBO Store EU

Immerse yourself in the world of Game of Thrones through this beautifully and intricately illustrated colouring book for adults. Complete portraits of your favourite characters, and experience the dramatic landscapes and cities of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. This is a colouring book of truly epic proportions

Game of Thrones Pop! Jon Snow Bloody Exclusive From HBO Store EU

Game of Thrones is back and with its season 6 and so is Jon Snow. This little Pop! Figure shows Jon as we left him in the last scenes from season 5.

As a true Game of Thrones fan you will need this memorable version of Jon with dress and face soaked with blood.

Game of Thrones McFarlane Construction Lannister Banner Pack From HBO Shop EU

Help show support for the Lannister House’s claim to the Iron Throne with buildable Game of Thrones Construction Lannister Banner Pack. Inspired by HBO’s Game of Thrones television series! Each banner pack includes two figures, a banner with family crest and sigil, a detailed base with the House name, customizable weeds, and dirt.

Also available in a Stark variation.


Created by renowned paper artist Marc Hagan-Guirey, this 126 page book features twenty horrifying cut-and-fold (kirigami) scenes; with nods to everything from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Nightmare on Elm Street to Count Dracula and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Jurassic Park Collection

Experience one of the biggest movie sagas of all time with the Jurassic Park Collection. From Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park), Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park III) and Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World), dinosaurs once again roam the Earth in an amazing theme park on a remote island. The action-packed adventures find man up against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking filmmaking, these epic films are sheer movie-making magic which were 65 million years in the making.

Welcome to Jurassic Park.

Giant Cola Bottle

The Giant Cola Bottle is more than a mouthful, even for diehard gummi fans.

One hundred and twenty times the size of a typical cola bottle sweet and flavoured this gargantuan 420g confection is only for the brave.

Star Wars: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume One From The Topps Company, Lucasfilm Ltd and Gary Gerani

For the first time ever, you can find all of Topps’ classic Star Wars cards reprinted in book form.

With the release of the original Star Wars, Topps’ had the foresight to release over 300 trading cards across 5 series featuring movie facts, plot summaries, actor profiles and puzzle cards; and you can find every card (front and back) immortalized within this tome.

Alternative movie posters and art

Indulge that cinephile in your life and decorate their home with these creative movie poster prints from Alternative Movie Posters and Firebox.

These posters are re-imagined by a wide range of emerging artists to create stylistic alternative prints.Championing new artists from all over the world with fresh prints added all the time. From just £19.99 for a medium sized print, these are an affordable way to brighten up someone’s home.

Juice Junkie - Emergency Power Bank

Juice® Junkie is portable power bank easily fits in your pocket or bag, and clips on to your wellies!

The Juice® Junkie will provide you with 1,3500mAh worth of emergency power whilst on the go! The Juice® Junkie will provide around 50% full charge for your iPhone 6/6s.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Big Sleeve Edition

Visionary director J.J. Abrams brings to life the motion picture event of a generation. As Kylo Ren and the sinister First Order rise from the ashes of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is missing when the galaxy needs him most. It’s up to Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, a defecting stormtrooper, to join forces with Han Solo and Chewbacca in a desperate search for the one hope of restoring peace to the galaxy.

Packaged in a large format vinyl display sleeve, this edition of The Force Awakens comes packages with four art prints and loaded with bonus content.

The Transformers: The Movie - Limited Edition, 30th Anniversary Steelbook

For the ultimate fans and collector’s, The Transformers: The Movie Limited Edition, 30th Anniversary Steelbook comes with highly collectible Steelbook packaging, 2 Blu-ray set of the newly remastered movie (Both aspect ratios), immersive bonus content including brand-new featurettes, plus many more.

This is a must-own collection to every fan’s library!

Pokemon Movie 1-3 Collection - Limited Edition Steelbook

For the first time ever you can own all three of the original Pokemon movies in one Blu-Ray boxset.

This boxset includes Pokemon: The First Movie, Pokemon: The Movie 2000 and Pokemon 3: The Movie, all of which are presented in widescreen 1080p for the first time ever in this collector’s edition.

Brain Specimen Coaster set

Each set features 10 glass Brain Specimen Coasters equipped with rubber feet (keeping your beverage scoffing slip and scratch free) and have a charming slice of brain printed on them.

When stacked in the correct order they reveal an alarmingly realistic 3D organ. Each coaster is numbered – so there’s no need to worry about any stacking mishaps.

Dinosaur Bottle Opener

Tear into a cold one with a pre-historic beast; its arms may be pathetically short but this T-rex makes quick work of your bottle caps.

A bottle opener like no other, this colossal creature is crafted from cast iron and has an incredible weight to it.

Meantime Brewery London Gift Pack

London’s got a proud history of brewing, the capital saw the creation of some of the most iconic beers in history, two of which have been recreated and perfected in this unique gift pack.

2 x Balloon Glass

1 x 750ml London Porter

1 x 750ml IPA

Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection From Bitmap Books

Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection is a compilation of Japanese game packaging for Nintendo’s Super Famicom console, professionally shot and presented as a glorious hardback edition.

The book features around 250 titles, including many rare examples and some that have never before been documented in print. Sourced from the archives of renowned collector, Stuart Brett (aka Super Famicom Guy), each box is beautifully presented life-size, with a critique of the artwork, plus interviews with other collectors, explaining their love of the format.

2001: A Space Odyssey - Illustrated Edition From The Folio Society

Every bit as ambitious and prophetic as the film that shared its inception, Arthur C. Clarke’s novel remains a towering science-fiction classic. This is the first illustrated edition.

This edition includes the foreword written jointly by Clarke and Kubrick, as well as Clarke’s ‘Back to 2001’ preface written in 1989.For this first illustrated edition, Joe Wilson has contributed seven colour illustrations that capture the book’s vision of 2001’s remarkable future, while the binding shimmers with holographic foil.

Dino Lamps

Light up your living space with these Dino Lamps!

Available in three of the finest breeds (T-Rex, Triceratops and Diplodocus), each of them contains an energy efficient LED bulb that’ll probably last until the next mass extinction.

Doctor Strange's Sanctum Sanctorum (76060) From LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Stage a mysterious battle at Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum, featuring a portal beast with moving tentacles, eyes and teeth. Use the levitating function levers to hover the Super Heroes around the house. Attach the cape of levitation to Doctor Strange and fly him towards the portal beast to use the mystical artifacts in battle. Trap a minifigure in the tentacles and stage a heroic rescue.

Includes 3 minifigures: Doctor Strange, Karl Mordo and The Ancient One.

Hatching Dragon Egg

Whilst you’ll never be able to fully train a dragon (no matter what Dreamworks might have you believe), this hatchling gives you the unique opportunity to nurture a close bond while it’s still young.

  • Melt away the scaly wax egg to reveal a porcelain dragon
  • Bring these mythical beasts back from the brink of extinction
  • No need to walk into a blazing funeral pyre to hatch them
  • Each egg contains a random colour of dragon, it’s a lucky dip!

Mine Loader (42049) From LEGO Technic

Head underground aboard this authentic replica of a real-life mine loader, featuring a yellow and black color scheme, versatile working grabber, detailed engine with moving pistons, articulated central steering mechanism and huge tires. This rugged 2-in-1 LEGO® Technic model also includes a cargo element, and can be rebuilt to create a Mine Cutting Machine for a double build-and-play experience!

The Walking Dead Monopoly - Survival Edition

Despite its post-apocalyptic setting, The Walking Dead Survival Edition Monopoly board game delivers classic Monopoly wheeling and dealing game play. Players vie for, and must then fortify, the prime real estate and resources that will sustain their lives with specially created walls and guard towers. The game includes 6 ‘undead’-themed tokens such as Rick’s Hat and Lucille to help you take control of the Alexandra Safe-Zone, The Hilltop Colony or The Kingdom. Perfect for The Walking Dead fan in your life!

That wraps up our Christmas gift guide for stocking fillers and small gifts for under £30, would they make a good gift for someone you know? Do let us know in the comments below and if you need any more gift suggestions just hit the “Christmas Gift Guide 2016” link below to view our other guides. Peace out and happy holidays!

Written by Michael James Ilett


Michael James is the nerd that recites! He founded this site with the intention of building a one stop entertainment site for all of the nerdy things he loves in life.

Michael can often be found building LEGO, playing Civilization V and World of Warcraft, watching Sci-Fi and continuing to wait for “The Winds of Winter” to be released.

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