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36 Gifts Under £10 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

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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

Oil and Co Olive Oil Dispenser

A very on-trend copper canister that even makes vegetable oil feel fancy.

Elea Creta Greek Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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

Stainless Steel Tea Infuser

There’s a reason northerners swear by loose-leaf tea.

For your kid’s primary-school teacher

English Tea Shop Organic Fairtrade English Breakfast

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

Multicoloured Sticky Desk Notes with Small Wooden Pencil

These desk notes remind us of Fruit Pastille lollies.

For your colleague with a snack drawer

Snyder's Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Pieces

Life hack: Gift people snacks.

For your cousin, who works from home now

Ocamo Drinking Bird

Having it hit the Y key on your keyboard is entirely optional.

For your friend who is still mourning Grumpy Cat (RIP)

2020 Cat Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar

Because staring at a cat every day for a whole year is practically self-care.

For your colleague who is too desk-bound to go to the gym

Orange Soft Foam Physiotherapy Ball

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

Glass Watering Spray Bottle

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)

Scheurich Bordy Watering System

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

Tefal One Egg Frying Pan

The beauty of this fried-egg pan is — aside from making the best crispy-edged eggs ever — is you can use it for toasting nuts or melting butter, too.

For your office Secret Santa

Post-it Dispenser

Make someone’s passive-aggressive notes about the office fridge feel a little less intimidating.

For your brother who just honeymooned in Italy

MasterClass Dough Scraper/Cutter

Great for cutting pasta but also an essential tool for any cheffy person.

For your stepbrother who wishes he was salt bae

Maldon Sea Salt Flakes

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

Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil

Writer Natalya Lobanova says, ‘I’ve tried a lot of nail moisturising products, and this is the one I always come back to’.

Professional Glass Nail File With Case Set

A fancyish file would also make a great gift for anyone whose nails are on point.

For your boyfriend who overcommitted to Movember

Kent Handmade Fine Toothed Moustache and Beard Comb

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

Large Ice Cube Moulds Trays by Twist & Tumbler (2 Trays)

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

Bamboo Cutlery Set

What to get the ecowarrior who already got a water bottle.

For the dad who makes a legendary Sunday roast

OXO Good Grips Gravy/Fat Separator

Give the gift of superior gravy this Christmas.

For your boss, who thinks Pret coffee tastes like soil

Magicafé Pour Over Coffee Dripper

*Cardi B voice*: Drip-drip.

For your aunt who loves all things Le Creuset

Le Creuset Egg Cup

Great for stashing hairclips, spare change, or maybe even a boiled egg.

For the girlfriend whom you’re just getting serious with

Acca Kappa Medium Pure Bristle Black Toothbrush

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)

Whitby Pruning Pocket Knife

Give the gift of prying and jimmying this Christmas.

For the sister-in-law who’s a doodler

Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, 12 Count

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

Moonlove Lotus Incense Burner

Affordable homeware accents are a great gift.

House Doctor Candle Stand Circle, Brass Finish

We also like this streamlined candlestick holder.

UnBeelievable 100% Pure Beeswax Handmade Taper Candles Pair

… And here’s something to put in that candle holder.

For the girlfriend who’s just signed up for a charity half-marathon

TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller

This highly reviewed roller would be great for someone who signed up to a 10k and is already regretting it.

For your partner who is in the dictionary right under ‘light sleeper’

Lewis N. Clark Comfort Eye Masks

‘holy grail’ eye mask.

For your new girlfriend’s mum

Burt's Bees 99.9% Natural Moisturising Almond and Milk Hand Cream Jar

This is a great price for a super-hydrating hand cream.

For your dad who says musicians are boring these days

Me by Elton John

The autobiography everyone was talking about this year is on offer at the moment.

For your boyfriend, who is on his feet a lot

FitFoot Baby Feet Foot Peel Mask

It’s time to address the size 11 elephants in the room.

For your housemate, who has a ‘Kill Bill’ poster on his wall

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy – Yellow Circle

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

After Dinner Riddles

Cut through the post-turkey brain fog with some tough trivia.

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36 Gifts Under £10 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)