Stocking fillers, Secret Santa or just trying to keep the Christmas spend down. Buying great gifts for under the £15 price tag isn’t always easy, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done! So with that in mind, I’ve rounded up some of my favourite affordable gift ideas for the festive season. (FYI some links are affiliate links!)
FOR THE HOMEBODY
My favourite category of gift to buy, beautiful homewares! My philosophy with gifting is to either go for something super useful, or something that you’d never buy for yourself because it feels too luxe! This includes things like beautiful Anthropologie mugs and coasters, gorgeous candles. For those who like nothing more than snuggling up at home in the winter, a luxurious snuggly hot water bottle always makes a great gift.
I’ve definitely got my eye on these gorgeous Meri Meri Cacti Cookie Cutters, for a bit of baking fun. Luxurious tea and coffee supplies always go down a treat, as do good cookbooks, my favourite is The Roasting Tin! Wonderful cosy socks will never go amiss either.
For The Traveller
Travellers are always easy to buy for! There are an abundance of beautiful passport covers and luggage tags out there, and you can never have too many pouches to organise your cables, beauty bits, and paperwork. Keepcups are always a great gift to give or receive, as are reusable water bottles. Beautiful travel journals are something I often like to gift too. Oversized blanket scarves make great gifts too, so they can stay warm wherever they are.
For The Beauty Lover
There is an abundance of fantastic, well priced beauty products on the market this year! From adorable minis of one of my favourite mascaras, to the irresistible Aromatherapy Associates Baubles, there’s something for everyone. I recently received this & Other Stories Hand Cream Set, and have chucked one in my handbag, one in my desk drawer and one on the bedside table which is super useful, or you could buy the set and dish them out amongst friends. Things like sheet masks, nail polish and Lush bath bombs always make good stocking fillers too!
For The Foodie
Because who doesn’t love getting snacks for Christmas? As far as I’m concerned it’s not a Christmas stocking without Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, and a bar of chocolate or four. I also think coffee pods + syrups, small batch gin, and luxury hamper goodies are a great shout! Last year I gifted a few of these Gin Grow Bars and they went down a treat – perfect for any tricky gin lovers out there. Kitchen goodies are always a great idea, I love this gin jug, and these cocktail themed tea towels.
For The Eco Warrior
It can be hard to give and gift sustainably this Christmas, but it’s not impossible. When shopping for the eco warriors in my family I go for things they use and love, and things to make life easier. We all love the Weekday Organic Cotton Socks, which make a great addition to any stocking (it’s not Christmas without socks). Environmentally friendly candles are always a win, vegan friendly bath products, and dark chocolate too. I mostly go for plants with beautiful plant pots (herb gardens always go down well) or a voucher for their favourite independent coffee shop.
What would be in your ideal stocking?