Friday, 4 December 2015

The Frugal Gift Guide: Under £20

Right, let's do this.

I'm fully aware of the irony that I tell everyone to get their presents in October and November, and then I publish my Christmas gift guide in December. But I'm sure there are a few who haven't quite finished their list yet. Which is mainly why I am doing a small, affordable gift guide here - it's more your last little bits to get.

Under £5

1. Plushie letter stickers, £4 each, SkinnyDip

2. Lipbalm, £5, Cowshed at Harvey Nichols

3. Nail polish in 'Pillar Box', £5, Topshop

4. Plate, £2.50, Ikea

5. Set of 6 notecards, £3, Paperchase

6. Set of 3 cactaceae, £4.50, Ikea

7. Tapestry letter cushion, £5, George at Asda

8. Ceramic mug, £4.99, H&M

9. Set of 5 A5 notebooks, £2.50, Muji

10. Long matches, £4, Hay

Under £10

1. Cup and saucer, £10, Kikki K

2. Dream Team Sleep Set, £10, This Works at The Outnet

3. Bloody Mary mix, £7.95, Harvey Nichols

4. 2 pack notebooks, £9, Kikki K

5. Marble iPhone cover, £6.95, Etsy

6. Lip polish in 'Prodigy', £8, Topshop

7. Glitter alphabet stickers, £6.25, Meri Meri at Selfridges

8. Monogram scented candle, £6, Marks & Spencer

9. Marble effect baubles, £6.99 for 2, H&M

10. Wooden chopping board, £7.99, H&M

Under £20

1. Rose-gold effect earphones, £19.99, Happy Plugs at Asos

2. Gold-plated necklace, £15, Z for Accessorize

3. Nirvana hand and bodywash, £14.99, Antipodes

4. Set of 8 glitter antlers, £13.77, Meri Meri at Smallable 

5. Knitted cushion cover, £14.99, H&M

6. Enamel serving trays, £19.99 each, Falcon Enamelware

7. Personalised bauble, £12, Quill London

8. Marble and copper jewellery stand, £16, Oliver Bonas

9. 36 Hours: 125 weekends in Europe, £19.99, Amazon

10. Jewellery pouch, £12, Kate Spade at Amara

11. Black spice and myrrh candle, £12.99, This Works at TK Maxx

Also, don't forget it's Etsy Made Local this weekend - click here to see the market closest to you. And I will be at the London one on Saturday 5th between 12pm and 2pm if you want to pop down.


  1. Thank you so much! Great edit, I always wait for yours every year - that's my xmas shopping sorted x

    1. Thank you! Men and kids yet to come - but I got so excited compiling this, I want it all!!

  2. Lovely little round up! And I discovered the Skinny Dip stickers this week along with Asda homewares - they're fab. There is also the cutest little white bunny in a cloche type dome thing in ASDA for £5 which is kind of kitsch, kind of cool - no idea who to buy it for so I might just have to buy it for myself!

    1. I have the skinny dip letters on my phone, such a great gift and great quality. I can't believe that cushion is so cheap and it's tapestry, not cotton, so impressed x

  3. These are amazing! My sister and I exchange stockings at christmas and I always struggle to get lovely things for the budget we agree. Also thanks @sue for the Asda tip, sounds excellent!

    Now, how many of these things will I buy for my sister and then actually keep for myself...

    1. I am so pleased you like! I have so many presents to buy I can't really afford to spend more than £20 each gift so figured this was more helpful! x

  4. Lovely round up! I discovered Skinny Dip yesterday at the Seven Dials christmas shopping event, it's fab! And I bought two of the initial candles from M&S for myself after seeing in your interiors post, but I'm now buying one for almost every girlfriend. Looking forward to the mens edit - they are always much harder to buy for!


    1. You're like me, once I find a good gift I'm obsessed! Yes, love Skinny Dip, have had those letters on my phone since the summer and they haven't peeled off yet! x

  5. love this

  6. Great selection! Have a few ideas for my secret Santa present now with my friends. Was impressed with your £5 selection. Hoping to see you today at etsy :)
    Tee x


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