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29 Gifts Under £20 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

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Chances are, you’re already making a start on your Christmas gift-hunting, but we’re here to help. But no matter who you’re buying for, a great gift doesn’t need to 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 (whom you haven’t seen since February) or the colleague you used to grab lunch with, we’ve rounded up some of the best gifts you can buy online for under £20. 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 Bake Off–obsessed co-worker

For your dog (from your dad)

For your dad (from your dog)

Something to make 6 a.m. walkies a little sillier.

For your cat

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

Carhartt Hat in Port

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

£15 for 6

At least he’ll be warm from the ankles down.

For your younger brother, who keeps losing his phone

A Tile is cheaper than annual phone insurance.

For your 6-month-old godchild

This combination soft toy and teething ring comes recommended by experts.

For your 8-year-old godchild

For your 12-year-old godchild

Dobble Card Game

This card game (which experts told us is sure to sell out) is for all ages, but is easy for kids to pick up.

For your (virtual) workout buddy

From £14

Whatever workout you’re doing together, it’s time to dial it up a notch.

For your ‘office’ secret Santa

There are loads of beeswax wraps online, but we like the honeycomb design on these ones.

For your (incredibly bored) furloughed friend

Her Chilly’s bottle, Vitamix, or bedside lamp would look so much more amusing with some googly eyes stuck to them.

For your (incredibly zen) furloughed friend

HOMESCAPES Acorn Bird Feeder

If they’ve ticked “getting into bird-watching” off their 2020 bingo card, this will help them attract more to their balcony or garden.

For your boyfriend’s mum

These sheet masks come from Amazon’s in-house beauty line, Belei (which our beauty columnist Rio is a fan of).

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

For your brother who still designs mansions on The Sims


If he has an appreciation for architecture, this “definitive” book on Bauhaus features 575 illustrations, including architectural plans, photographs, and sketches.

For your godfather, who can touch his toes now

Photo: retailer

All that newfound bendiness is pointless if he’s not rolling out those muscles.

For your friend that’s just gotten pregnant

Seedlip Garden 108

She can still enjoy an (almost) gin-and-tonic.

For the mum who’ll have a glass of prosecco, but just the one

For your uncle, who just got an AeroPress

The first rule of take-coffee-seriously club: Always grind your beans yourself.

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

Even 15 minutes in the company of this de-stress candle would mean the world to them.

For your 7-year-old’s new BFF

A minifigure from Lego’s new Super Mario range is an inexpensive (and highly covetable) gift for her new pal.

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29 Gifts Under £20 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)