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21 Gifts Under £20 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

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We’re on the home stretch to Christmas. You might have done the big shop, but there are still a few names left on the list. What to get for your Secret Santa? What do you buy your 8-year-old godchild? We’ve been meticulously writing about the best gifts for everyone in your life at the Strategist UK, but whoever you’re buying for, it’s important to remember you don’t need to break the bank. So we’ve put together the best gifts you can buy online that all come in at under 20 quid.

For your Bake Off–obsessed co-worker

This black cocoa powder will give your cookies an irresistible, slightly savoury flavour.

For your auntie who solely wears cashmere from October through to February

Enchant her with this gizmo that will de-bobble gentle fabrics in seconds.

For your dog (from your dad)

“He loves wearing it.” — your dad, probably.

For your sister-in-law, who’s chronically frazzled

A spritz of this spray on her pillow will work wonders.

For your younger brother, who keeps losing his phone

A Tile is cheaper than annual phone insurance.

For your 6-month-old godchild

These stacking rings are particularly appealing to 6-month-olds, according to experts.

For your 8-year-old godchild

For your 12-year-old godchild

An all-ages party game that rewards competitiveness.

For your 16-year-old godchild

If they’re hanging out with their friends in parks, they may as well do it in style.

For your sister’s boyfriend, who calls kombucha “booch”


René Redzepi’s fermentation bible might move him away from scobies, and toward shrubs.

For your school friend who’s just become a mum

This canvas tote would make for a good nappy bag, thanks to its inner pockets.

For your office secret Santa

There are loads of beeswax wraps online, but we like the honeycomb design on these ones.

For your boyfriend’s mum

There are a range of colours, but we like this kelly green.

For your girlfriend’s mum

Reviewers rate these gloves for running or cycling outdoors.

For your hard-to-buy-for cousin

For your brother who’s just moved into halls

His floor-mates will be texting you their thanks.

For your friend that’s just gotten pregnant

She can still enjoy an (almost) gin-and-tonic.

For your recently retired uncle

Give him the gift of a new hobby, and your aunt the gift of fresh tortillas.

For your granny

A nice brolly that you haven’t spent too much on, promise.

For your great-granny

A range of shades are available, but we like this elegant purple.

For your friend, who’s a teacher

Celebrate the end of term with a de-stress candle.

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21 Gifts Under £20 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)