Chances are, you’re already making a start on your Christmas shopping, but no matter who you’re buying for, a great gift needn’t break the bank. In fact, an inexpensive token might be just the thing for some of the people in your life this year, whether you’re shopping for your favourite aunt or the colleague you used to grab lunch with. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite products we’ve been writing about at the Strategist UK, all of which are under £20, including a charming squeaky toy for the dog, must-have stocking stuffers for kids, and the perfect gift for an AeroPress convert.
For your Bake Off–obsessed co-worker
(Hollywood handshake not included.)
For your dog (who has been a very good boy)
How about this charming (not to mention highly rated) hide-and-seek toy?
For your cat
Another satisfied customer.
For your niece, who goes to drag brunch at Blame Gloria
For your sister, who is starting a new job
A classic Moleskine will always make a good gift.
For your sister-in-law, who’s chronically frazzled
A spritz of this spray on her pillow will work wonders.
For your new (!) boyfriend
First-time Christmas gifts can be tricky, but something practical and stylish will go down a treat.
For your housemate, who is chilly even when the thermostat’s cranked up
For your younger brother, who keeps losing his phone
A Tile is cheaper than annual phone insurance.
For your 6-month-old godchild
For your 8-year-old godchild
An easy win.
For your 12-year-old godchild
For your (virtual) workout buddy
For your ‘office’ secret Santa
There are loads of beeswax wraps online, but we like the honeycomb design on these ones.
For your friend who (truly) adores their Roomba
For your friend who said ‘I quit’ in 2021
For your boyfriend’s mum
For your boyfriend’s brother
A catchall gift like a nice pair of gloves (that are smartphone-friendly) would be appreciated.
For your hard-to-buy-for cousin
Pleasingly interesting, thanks to a variable grid design on each page.
For your brother who still designs mansions on The Sims
For your godfather, who can touch his toes now
All that newfound bendiness is pointless if he’s not rolling out those muscles.
For your friend that’s just gotten pregnant
She can still enjoy an (almost) gin-and-tonic.
For the mum who’ll have a glass of prosecco, but just the one
This nifty stopper keeps the fizz in for days.
For your uncle, who just got an AeroPress
For your nephew, who prefers milkshakes
This frother will make them extra creamy (and can be used to make a particularly good cappuccino when he’s a bit older).
For your granny
A nice brolly that you haven’t spent too much on, promise.
For your great-granny
A range of shades are available, but we like this elegant purple.
For your friend, who’s a frontline worker
For your 7-year-old’s new BFF
An affordable must-have this Christmas.
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