Buying at Christmas can be stressful. We get it. Maybe you have to buy for a new boyfriend’s family. Or your 7-year-old has a new BFF. 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 who 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 an under a tenner.
For your cheffy friend with a minimalist kitchen
A very on-trend copper canister that even makes vegetable oil feel fancy.
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
An inexpensive way to get the teacher – or anyone you still haven’t shopped for – something fancy this Christmas.
For your friend with a sad desk job
These desk notes remind us of Fruit Pastille lollies.
For your colleague with a snack drawer
For your cousin, who works from home now
Having it hit the Y key on your keyboard is entirely optional.
For your friend who is still mourning Grumpy Cat (RIP)
Because staring at a cat every day for a whole year is practically self-care.
For your colleague who is too desk-bound to go to the gym
For your mother-in-law who is getting serious about plants
For your mother-in-law who is getting serious about plants (but also has a holiday booked)
For your uncle who does a mean fry-up
The beauty of this fried-egg pan is — aside from making the best crispy-edged eggs ever — is you can use it for toasting nuts or melting butter, too.
For your office Secret Santa
Make someone’s passive-aggressive notes about the office fridge feel a little less intimidating.
For your brother who just honeymooned in Italy
For your stepbrother who wishes he was salt bae
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 doesn’t use the whisky rocks you bought him last year
Perfect if he has strong opinions on whisky (if not, we have tons of other boyfriend gifts here).
For your work husband who hates plastic
For the dad who makes a legendary Sunday roast
Give the gift of superior gravy this Christmas.
For your boss, who thinks Pret coffee tastes like soil
*Cardi B voice*: Drip-drip.
For your aunt who loves all things Le Creuset
Great for stashing hairclips, spare change, or maybe even a boiled egg.
For the girlfriend whom you’re just getting serious with
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
For your old uni housemate who just got on the property ladder
We also like this streamlined candlestick holder.
… And here’s something to put in that candle holder.
For the girlfriend who’s just signed up for a charity half-marathon
This highly reviewed roller would be great for someone who signed up to a 10k and is already regretting it.
For your partner who is in the dictionary right under ‘light sleeper’
For your new girlfriend’s mum
This is a great price for a super-hydrating hand cream.
For your dad who says musicians are boring these days
The autobiography everyone was talking about this year is on offer at the moment.
For your boyfriend, who is on his feet a lot
For your housemate, who has a ‘Kill Bill’ poster on his wall
For your uncle who is hosting all (yes, all) of the extended family this year
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