No matter who you’re buying for this Christmas, it’s good to remember you don’t need to shell out on something totally lavish. Maybe you’re doing a cost-conscious Christmas this year, or you have an office Secret Santa with a strict limit. Our stocking-stuffers shopping guide is a roundup of our favourite products we’ve been writing about at the Strategist UK, all under 20 quid, so you can gift something special or interesting (or both!) this Christmas.
A nice stocking stuffer, with a flavour for every day of the week.
“I’ve tried a lot of nail-moisturising products, and this is the one I always come back to,” says writer Natalya Lobanova.
The best stocking stuffers are everyday essentials that are nice enough to leave lying around. Example: this tortoiseshell comb.
£10 and under
One of our favourite cheap gifts from expensive places was practically made for stockings.
So long, filter coffee! This made our list of the best gifts for boyfriends, but it’s a great option for any coffee enthusiast.
Queer Eye’s Antoni puts this umami-packed salt on everything.
Writer Hanna Hanra found these toothbrushes in a pharmacy in Florence. ‘The perfect Christmas present for my style-conscious, dentally aware friends’, she says.
A clever doodad that waters plants, even when you forget.
This body wash comes recommended by the Strategist’s Rio Viera-Newton — she loves it so much she’s started buying it in bulk.
£15 and under
If you can’t justify buying one of their £200-plus blankets, this key ring is a nice option.
This Finnish furniture company does an aesthetically pleasing tape measure.
Great as an apartment accent, bad for your poker face.
An essential purchase for your favourite pooch.
Pair them with these water-bearing brushes and you can do some illustrating practically anywhere.
You might not be able to do your grocery shopping at F&M like the queen, but you can at least make doing the dishes feel a little fancier.
£20 and under
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