No matter whom you’re buying for this Christmas, it’s important to remember you don’t need to shell out on something totally lavish. Whether 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 tasteful, inexpensive, and full of inspiration. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite products we’ve been writing about at the Strategist UK, all of which are under 20 quid, so you can gift something special or interesting (or both!) this Christmas.
To make sure no stocking is left unstuffed, we have checked the delivery times for each item. Check below for specific dates that gifts need to be ordered by to arrive in time for Christmas. We’ve used standard Amazon shipping times, but Prime customers can expect their deliveries to dispatch a little quicker.
£5 and under
Chef James Cochran says this cherry-bourbon sauce is particularly good on a Boxing Day sandwich. Last day to purchase: 19 December.
For something more nostalgic, give the gift of tuck-shop nostalgia. Last day to purchase: 21 December.
A very classy way to take notes (we’ve included some pens further down too). Last day to purchase: 21 December.
£10 and under
These LEGO Minifigures feature monster-themed characters such as a zombie businessman, a wolf-man, and a mad scientist. Last day to purchase: 15 December.
This scented candle was featured on our roundup of the best (according to reviewers). Last day to order: 21 December.
Perfect for a teen with excellent taste in music. Last day to purchase: 17 December.
This is useful for getting scuffs out of your suede boots – but it’s also a great tool for tackling stains on leather furniture, too. Last day to purchase: 21 December.
An addictive, pattern-spotting game for kids and adults alike. Last day to order: 21 December.
It’s mac wax, but Swedish. Last day to order: 14 December.
£15 and under
Okay, you might not be able to physically fit this plant in a stocking, but it’s a resilient, interesting-looking present that’s hard to kill. Last day to purchase: 16 December.
Give the gift of prying and jimmying this Christmas. Last day to purchase: 19 December.
Perfect for a cosy day watching The Princess Switch 3 on Netflix. Last day to purchase: 21 December.
For low-maintenance men — this salt spray will give hair a bit of texture without feeling gunky. Last day to purchase: 21 December.
£20 and under
Not only is the length super-helpful, but the cherry-red colour on this charger is highly appealing. Last day to purchase: 21 December.
A tiny bottle of Champagne would be a nice present to find in a stocking. Last day to purchase: 19 December.
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