Buying at Christmas can be stressful. We get it. But you don’t need to spend a lot to bring someone joy. We’ve been meticulously writing about the best gifts for everyone in your life at the Strategist UK, so we’ve put together the best gifts you can buy online that all come in under a tenner, from something for a Pokémon-loving nephew, to the perfect choice for a (still) working-from-home dad. And to shop for everyone else on your list, visit our gift guide hub.
For your friend who has mastered agnolotti
For your aunt, who married a heavy sleeper
For your girlfriend, whose toothbrush has mysteriously appeared in your bathroom
Stronger than a pack of Trebor mints.
For the housemate who blew her rent money on Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance
Give her the confidence to wear those 993s outside.
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 deserves a knighthood
Admittedly, they might need something a bit stronger, but this is a thoughtful stocking-stuffer.
For your friend, who works from bed
For your cousin, who works from the kitchen table
Having it hit the Y key on your keyboard is entirely optional.
For your nephew who named the hamster ‘Pikachu’
The franchise’s trading-card game is bigger than ever, so a booster pack of cards would make a great stocking filler.
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
For your uncle who sends you pictures of each and every fry-up
For your office Secret Santa
For your brother who (finally) rescheduled his Italian honeymoon
For your stepbrother, who prefers a starter to a pudding
For your niece who is moving from acrylic nails to all-natural
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
He should swap his classic bitters for these chocolatey ones, which pairs great with rum, sweet vermouth, or any aged spirits.
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 your work wife, who fidgets on work calls
For the dad who makes a legendary Sunday roast
For the boyfriend who cooks a mean oxtail ragu
For the sister-in-law who’s a doodler
Not too thin and not too thick, these pens (which came in at number 24 in our exhaustive pen testing project) come recommended by Diptique creative director Myriam Badault, British GQ art director Kevin Fay, and designer Chloe Ainsley. [Editor’s note: This product is low in stock.]
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
This is a great price for a super-hydrating hand cream.
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
How about one of our favourite prints you can buy on Amazon, instead? [Editor’s note: This product is low in stock.]
For your downstairs neighbour (with an enviable herb garden)
For your upstairs neighbour (who stomps around the flat)
A gift that says “please keep it down,” but kindly.
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