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36 Gifts Under £10 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)

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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.

Or how about some fancy olive oil to go in it? This is one of Amazon’s best-rated oils under £10.

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

Stress relievers can look a bit tacky, but this physio ball, for strengthening wrist muscles, also doubles as a great squeeze-when-agitated tool.

For your mother-in-law who is getting serious about plants

We know mums are tricky to buy for. We like this ornate, smoke-coloured mister for her plants.

For your mother-in-law who is getting serious about plants (but also has a holiday booked)

A clever doodad that waters plants — a great gift for a plant mum who has a life outside her garden.

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

Post-it Dispenser

Make someone’s passive-aggressive notes about the office fridge feel a little less intimidating.

For your brother who just honeymooned in Italy

Great for cutting pasta but also an essential tool for any cheffy person.

For your stepbrother who wishes he was salt bae

You know how we said snacks make great gifts? See also: fancy salt. Anya Hindmarch says she can’t live without it.

For your niece who is moving from acrylic nails to all-natural

Writer Natalya Lobanova says, ‘I’ve tried a lot of nail moisturising products, and this is the one I always come back to’.

A fancyish file would also make a great gift for anyone whose nails are on point.

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

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

For your aunt who loves all things Le Creuset

Le Creuset Egg Cup

Great for stashing hairclips, spare change, or maybe even a boiled egg.

For the girlfriend whom you’re just getting serious with

We’ve been obsessed with these Italian toothbrushes ever since writer Hannah Hanra found them in a pharmacy in Florence.

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

Not too thin and not too thick, these pens come recommended by Diptique creative director Myriam Badault.

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

‘Me,’ by Elton John

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

One of our favourite prints you can buy on Amazon, this is an ideal gift for someone who needs to get with the times.

For your uncle who is hosting all (yes, all) of the extended family this year

Cut through the post-turkey brain fog with some tough trivia.

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36 Gifts Under £10 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)