Buying at Christmas can be stressful. We get it. Maybe you have to buy for a new boyfriend’s family. Or your 7-year-old has a new BFF. We’ve been meticulously writing about the best gifts for everyone in your life at the Strategist UK, but it’s important to remember, no matter who you’re buying for, you don’t need to break the bank. So we’ve put together the best gifts you can buy online that all come in an under a tenner.
For your cheffy friend with a minimalist kitchen
Or how about some fancy olive oil to go in it? This is one of Amazon’s best-rated oils under £10.
For your friend who is giving up her four-coffee-a-day habit
For your kid’s primary-school teacher
An inexpensive way to get the teacher – or anyone you still haven’t shopped for – something fancy this Christmas.
For your friend with a sad desk job
For your colleague with a snack drawer
Life hack: Gift people snacks.
For your cousin, who works from home now
For your friend who is still mourning Grumpy Cat (RIP)
For your colleague who is too desk-bound to go to the gym
Stress relievers can look a bit tacky, but this physio ball, for strengthening wrist muscles, also doubles as a great squeeze-when-agitated tool.
For your mother-in-law who is getting serious about plants
We know mums are tricky to buy for. We like this ornate, smoke-coloured mister for her plants.
For your mother-in-law who is getting serious about plants (but also has a holiday booked)
A clever doodad that waters plants — a great gift for a plant mum who has a life outside her garden.
For your uncle who does a mean fry-up
For your office Secret Santa
For your brother who just honeymooned in Italy
Great for cutting pasta but also an essential tool for any cheffy person.
For your stepbrother who wishes he was salt bae
You know how we said snacks make great gifts? See also: fancy salt. Anya Hindmarch says she can’t live without it.
For your niece who is moving from acrylic nails to all-natural
Writer Natalya Lobanova says, ‘I’ve tried a lot of nail moisturising products, and this is the one I always come back to’.
A fancyish file would also make a great gift for anyone whose nails are on point.
For your boyfriend who overcommitted to Movember
A great little stocking stuffer for the man who has everything, including copious amounts of facial hair.
For the boyfriend who doesn’t use the whisky rocks you bought him last year
Perfect if he has strong opinions on whisky (if not, we have tons of other boyfriend gifts here).
For your work husband who hates plastic
What to get the ecowarrior who already got a water bottle.
For the dad who makes a legendary Sunday roast
For your boss, who thinks Pret coffee tastes like soil
For your aunt who loves all things Le Creuset
For the girlfriend whom you’re just getting serious with
We’ve been obsessed with these Italian toothbrushes ever since writer Hannah Hanra found them in a pharmacy in Florence.
For the boyfriend who is handy(ish)
For the sister-in-law who’s a doodler
Not too thin and not too thick, these pens come recommended by Diptique creative director Myriam Badault.
For your old uni housemate who just got on the property ladder
Affordable homeware accents are a great gift.
For the girlfriend who’s just signed up for a charity half-marathon
For your partner who is in the dictionary right under ‘light sleeper’
A ‘holy grail’ eye mask.
For your new girlfriend’s mum
For your dad who says musicians are boring these days
For your boyfriend, who is on his feet a lot
It’s time to address the size 11 elephants in the room.
For your housemate, who has a ‘Kill Bill’ poster on his wall
One of our favourite prints you can buy on Amazon, this is an ideal gift for someone who needs to get with the times.
For your uncle who is hosting all (yes, all) of the extended family this year
Cut through the post-turkey brain fog with some tough trivia.
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