For someone who organises and creates schedules for a living, when it comes to Christmas I am usually pretty good at buying my gifts early. This year however I have so far been useless. I did attempt to Christmas shop at the weekend but I ended up getting distracted by the sparkly dresses and glitter heels in the shop windows. I returned with some new socks from Primark and some cotton wool pads. Success! So I have turned back to the trusty Internet and began my Christmas shop search. You can usually nab a really great bargain or find a handy little discount code whilst shopping online. I can get slightly carried away so have decided to try and stick to a budget of £20.00 per gift. To my family and friends who read this blog I am not a cheapskate, I am just poor. For those struggling to find the perfect present without breaking the bank take a look at these great Christmas gift options all under £20.00.
Scratch Maps are a great way for the travel enthusiast to document their adventures. Scratch Map offer personalised maps with intricate geographical detail. Their original gold foil map reveals vibrant colours and features travel tips and facts.
Available from Scratch Maps at £18.95
For book lovers I highly recommend this hilarious and incredibly relatable book by Sarah Knight. This book is perfect for the workaholic, people pleaser or for total stress heads. The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k had me laughing out loud, gasping in shock and nodding my head in agreement to the honest subjects that Knight writes about. In a nutshell this book teaches you how to stop worrying about having the perfect bikini body, how to eliminate people who bring negativity to your life and how to basically stop trying to make everyone else happy. Sarah Knight does not sugar-coat her suggestions but they are absolutely brilliant.
Available at Waterstones for £9.99.
There are so many fun little Grow Your Own kits available now and Plants from Seed have a fab selection. You can choose from Grow your own coffee plant to grow your own brussel sprouts. Plants from Seed are currently offering 25% off all items using code XMAS16.
Available at Plants from Seed at £9.99
The gift of gin for Christmas is truly a wonderful thing. BoroughBox have the perfect gin based gift box including three delicious flavours such as raspberry, lemon and pink grapefruit. BoroughBox do a fantastic selection of food and drink based gifts that are perfect for foodies. Choose from a variety of hampers and gift boxes including prosecco and popcorn hampers, cocktail chocolate boxes and even a full English breakfast box.
Available at Borough Box for £18.75
Geo-Fleur have a fab variety of plant based gifts including succulents, bonsai and cacti. This Succulent Selection Box contains four large or small succulents and they come in their original plastic terracotta pots. Terrariums became the home decor must have of 2016 and Geo-Fleur also offer a novel little terrarium DIY starter kit containing 3 mini cacti and full instructions.
Both gift ideas start at £18.00 and are available direct from the Geo-Fleur website.
This nifty little gadget has 16 tool features including 3 screwdrivers a can and letter opener and can even be used as a phone stand and ruler. If you know someone who loves gadgets you can’t really go wrong. It has a bottle opener and even a fruit peeler, so you have all the tools needed to make the perfect gin and tonic.
Available from Menkind at £8.99
Naked Marshmallow have created the cutest little gourmet marshmallow toasting kit. Choose from a variety of flavours including Chocolate Orange, Strawberry Cream and Chocolate Orange. Naked Marshmallow also have S’mores and chocolate dipping kits so you are guaranteed to find something perfect for those who have a sweet tooth.
Available from Naked Marshmallow at £15.00.