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

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Buying at Christmas can be stressful. We get it. And this year, figuring out what to spend on loved ones might be extra difficult to navigate. 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 whom 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 under a tenner. Lastly, as it’s edging closer to Christmas, we’ve checked to make sure that everything featured will arrive on your doorstep before December 25.

For your friend who has been Instagramming restaurant meal kits since July

Whether they’re ordering pappardelle from Marcella or chicken jujuh from Berenjak, some fancy olive oil would be the perfect finish.

For your auntie, who loves a puzzle (but hasn’t a lot of space)

This puzzle might be small in size, but it still has 150 pieces.

For your friend who is giving up her four-coffee-a-day habit

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

For your kid’s primary-school teacher, who valiantly Zoomed their way through Key Stage 2

Admittedly, they might need something a bit stronger, but this is a thoughtful stocking-stuffer.

For your friend, who works from bed

These massagers can be used on arms, legs, or shoulders.

For your cousin, who works from the kitchen table

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

For your colleague who Slacks about their snacks

For your mother-in-law, who is getting serious about plants

Perfect for someone who can propagate almost anything.

For your father-in-law, who can’t even keep his cacti alive

A clever doodad that waters plants would be just the thing.

For your uncle who sends you pictures of each and every fry-up

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

For your office Secret Santa

Post-it Dispenser

Just because they’re not in an office right now doesn’t mean this (adorable) Post-it dispenser won’t come in handy.

For your brother who cancelled his honeymoon in Italy

VonShef Dough Scraper

Home-made pasta might have to do for now.

For your stepbrother, who prefers a starter to a pudding

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You know how we said snacks make great gifts? See also: fancy salt. Chocolatier Paul A. Young told us about this brand, which is more sustainable than Maldon.

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’.

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 got into old-fashioneds during lockdown 2.0

These bitters are made from West Indian oranges and would be useful in any home bar.

For your work husband (who you ate lunch with every day)

Give them a decent hot sauce and even their microwaved leftovers will taste like something you picked up at Kerb.

For the dad who makes a legendary Sunday roast

These silicone trivets will keep his legendary roast from scorching the tablecloth.

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)

Give the gift of prying and jimmying this Christmas.

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

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

Just staring at the tin will make you sleepy.

For your new girlfriend’s mum

For your husband, who doesn’t want anything

Nobody can resist a Tangfastic (or ten).

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

For your downstairs neighbour (with an enviable herb garden)

These herb scissors feature five sets of blades, and come with a cleaning brush.

For your upstairs neighbour (who stomps around the flat)

A gift that says “please keep it down,” but kindly.

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