If you are hoping to spend a little less but use a lot more thought on your Christmas presents this year, then we’ve got your back. Welcome to the Ideal Home Christmas gifts under £20 guide, where you can peruse the perfect presents for a loved one, whether for adults, kids or even your beloved pet. Whilst being sensible and sticking to your Christmas budget.
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Christmas present buying already, you say? The earlier the merrier! When it comes to ticking things off your Christmas to-do list, whether presents or whatever else, you can never be too early in our eyes. It’s a smart idea to split the large expense of presents over a few months and tick things off your list from October onwards. And don’t forget about Black Friday 2021 – for gift buying on a budget…
Spending £20 or less doesn’t mean you have to compromise on a boring gift, either. As we’ve proved below, there are plenty of luxury buys from everywhere including The White Company, Neom, Scandibørn plus more – all for £20 or much less. Get some buys ticked off your list now, and thank us later.
The best gifts under £20 – for adults
Subscription to Ideal Home magazine | £6 for 6 issues at Magazines Direct
Taking the term ‘last Minute Christmas gift’ to another level, you can give someone the gift of Ideal Home mag this Christmas. It’s a gift that keeps on giving, in our eyes…
Personalised Initial Leather Heart Bookmark| £9.50, Not on the High Street
One for the book club fans! This little gift is a winning idea – it’s thoughtful; useful; personal and it’s affordable. Brilliant as a stocking filler or secret Santa.
Three-bottle wooden wine box | £13.99 at Selfridges
Not only can this be for him, but it can also be for any wine lover and is designed to make a wonderful centrepiece in your home. This wooden wine box from Selfridges Selection allows you to display your vintage and everyday favourites with pride.
Habitat Set of 2 Spot Mugs | £8 at Habitat
A lovely stocking filler or gift for a couple, these spotty mugs will ensure they drink their tea or sip their coffee in style. They’re made from porcelain and also dishwasher-proof.
NEOM Real Luxury Travel Sized Scented Candle | £16 at ASOS
Neom candles scream luxury, even at this smaller size. This travel-size candle can, impressively enough, burn for 20 hours. It’s fragranced with essential oils and made using 100% natural wax. What does it smell like? It’s fresh yet floral, with notes of rosewood, jasmine and subtle lavender. It’s ideal for a bedroom.
Le Creuset Stoneware Petite Round Casserole | £19.59 at Amazon
Yes, you can buy a mini Le Creuset casserole dish for less than £20 – only at Amazon. This one is a striking blue colour and they are the perfect size for serving desserts, soup or even for using for side dishes. Love!
Kitsch Satin Pillowcase | £14.99 at ASOS
Treat your friend – or your teenager – to a satin pillowcase and they’ll thank you later. Not only does this one feel super soft, but it’s better for the skin on your face, hair on your head and even your eyebrows and lashes. It aims to reduce your hair frizz during the night, plus they come in a range of colours. A bargain!
Fir Tree Fragrance Oil | £10 at The White Company
This incredibly scented fragrance oil is made for use with your essential oil diffuser. It will flood your entire home with the scent of Christmas – specifically, Christmas trees – and it will bring festive vibes. All without the need for a flame. Wining! You could also use it to fragrance your pot pourri…
The Forest & Co Set Of Two Deco Cocktail Glasses | £19 at Not on the High Street
How lovely are these cocktail glasses? Perfect for a Porn Star Martini or a regular Martini with all of the olives, they are uniquely shaped and they would look lovely on display atop a bar cart. What a great gift for a cocktail lover.
Habitat Acacia Groove Chopping Board | £18 at Habitat
This Habitat chopping board is both practical and pretty, with a sturdy steel handle for easy carrying. It makes a pretty job of serving food, too, whilst it’s made of 100% FSC wood so is also sustainable. For less than £20, you can’t go wrong…
HOLM ‘ Forget Me Knot’ Candles | £20 at ASOS
These uniquely shaped knot candles come in two colours – pink and cream. They are made of soy wax and mostly for display purposes, though you can obviously light them (atop a plate). Super Insgrammable, we think they’re great for placing in the middle of a coffee table.
The best gifts under £20 – for kids
Little Dutch Abacus in Nature | £14.95 at Scandibørn
Perfect for children aged over one, this abacus comes in three colourways to blend in with their nursery. It’ll encourage them to use their hands more, plus it helps identify different colours. Fun, pretty and educational – what more could you want?
Elizabeth Jane Baby Hand And Foot Inkless Print Kit | £11 at Not on the High Street
This print kit is perfect for newborns – or parents who want to treasure memories. They can use it to print their little one’s hands and feed to remember just how small they were. A gift they will truly treasure.
Liewood Birdie Skipping Rope – Rose Multi Mix | £11.95 at Scandibørn
One for the bigger kids, this skipping rope will be sure to tire them out. It’s made of 100% silicone and is adjustable in length, plus it features cat-shaped handles. It comes in more colours so be sure to take a look – it makes a fab stocking filler.
John Lewis & Partners Wooden Coffee Machine | £12.50 at John Lewis
A bargain price to pay for this cute wooden toy, plus it even comes with the mugs, spoons and more, all included. It’s grey in colour so as to blend in with the rest of their wooden toy collection, and they’ll love using it to make you imaginary coffees in the morning.
The best gifts under £20 – for pets and pet lovers
Heather Alstead Design Personalised ‘All You Need Is Love And A Dog’ Mug | £13.75 at Not on the High Street
Personalise this mug to look like their pup, whether they have a Pug or a Greyhound. They’ll use it for their morning coffee and think of you whilst sipping away. You can also personalise it with their dog’s name, for an extra special touch.
Dog Food Tin & Scoop | £15 at Matalan
Store their dog food in style and scoop it with ease thanks to this buy from Matalan. It has handles for easy carrying and a wooden lid, plus it’s easy to clean when necessary. Hide it inside your kitchen cupboard or place it somewhere on display if you’ve got the worktop space.
Eco Dog Toy – Green & Wilds – Lenny the Leek | £10.39 at Amazon
Lenny the Leek is loved by many dogs, far and wide, mostly because it’s very chewable yet also almost indestructible. Made from natural, renewable and recyclable materials such as suede and jute, it’s as cute as it is kind to the environment. Their pet – or your pet – will love it!
GOOD BOY Mini Doggy Mince Pies | £6.99 at Amazon
Yes, you can buy mince pies for your dog. They needn’t miss out on the festivities this year, clearly! Made from dog-friendly ingredients and hard to the touch so as to keep them occupied whilst you enjoy your turkey, they come in a pack of 6. Give one to all of your dog’s friends, too!
Banbury & Co Luxury Cosy Cat Bed | £25 £14.67 (save £10.33) at Amazon
This cosy cat bed has a hanging toy inside to get your cat’s attention, plus it will look nice nestled in the corner of a room. It’s shaped like an igloo to cocoon your pet, and it’s wrapped in faux sheep shearling on the inside for extra warmth. It’s a total bargain…
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