Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas Ideas | 12 Gifts Under £10

Unfortunately, we're not all millionaires and fortunately a lot of us have more than one or two people we would like to shower with gifts this Christmas. I wanted to do this post to help anyone struggling to think of thoughtful gifts for their family and friends that don't clean out your bank account. So without further ado, as the end of this year is fast approaching here are the 10 gifts I found and some of these can work for girls and boys. Let me know what you think and any good ideas you may have in the comments. I would love to hear your ideas as I always struggle to think of great gifts for my family. 

1. A Travel Mug - £7.99
A great gift for any coffee or tea or even hot chocolate lover. As a Costa addict myself I would definitely thank anyone who would encourage me to make my own drinks. Think of the money you would save if you went without your Starbucks lattes. Incidentally, Starbucks have their own plastic travel cup for a measly £1.20. I love mine. 

You can get these in store . . . suitable for both boys and girls. This picture is from LukeDoesLife, one of my favourite bloggers, check him out for some awesome Christmas ideas too. His pictures are flawless! 

For those of you who don't want to venture out in the cold to pick up either of those above adorable travel cups, you can order the Starbucks Christmas Mug online, that is just as pretty as either of the other two options. 

Starbucks® 2014 Red To-Go Cup Mug, 355 ml/12 fl oz

3. A Money Box - £9.99
Keeping with the save over spend theme, these lovely money pots are a steal for £7 at Clintons. There is a great range, you can find a pot suitable for everyone. This one is my favourite. 

4. A Planner - £3.00
Help someone get organised with a cute planner. I love the cover of this one, it's cute and plain enough to feel comfortable with anywhere and everywhere. I am definitely guilty of daydreaming.

5. An Academic Diary - £7.99
A new year, a new start. Studies are important after all. Both of these notebooks are from Clinton's but you can find planners and diaries at similar prices in WH Smith and Paperchase.

6. A Magic 8 Ball - £4.99
A great gift for under a fiver. You can never be too old for this and it cures boredom instantly. If you know someone who has never had a magic 8 ball it is almost your duty to remedy that a fast as possible! 

Of course I had to include some beauty options for you lovely people. I have seen this Euphoria palette all over Instagram. Makeup Revolution is one of the hottest makeup brands right now, they have great products for pennies basically. It contains some lovely neutral shadows, a contour, highlight and a blush powder. Everything you need for your face for just £6. This photo is from @fluttersparkle she has a lovely Instagram account, check her out.

Speaking of Makeup Revolution, this blush palette is so pretty I would want to keep it all for myself. Love the colours it is such a unique palette and would suit any skin tone. A fantastic buy.

From, I don't have much jewellery and any jewellery I own is current in a tangled unmanageable heap. Here is a pretty practical solution to an age old problem, you can keep all of your pretty things neat and lovely and on display. 

10. Lava Lamp - £9.99 
Like a Magic 8 Ball I don't think you can go wrong with a Lava Lamp you can get them in a variety of colours, sizes and styles. This one is from Robert Dyas. I find them soothing and awesome.

11. An Alpha Letter Mug - £6.99
The tenth thing is a mug, another fail safe option because I love mugs and I think these are quite pretty. Great for guests as well. If you want a cute gift for your boyfriend or girlfriend this would be perfect. Matching mugs are way cooler than his and her clothing. There are some  lines no couple should cross.

W*Anchor Mug - £6.00
 I got this or my housemate and honestly, no regrets. It's funny and will never fail to make you laugh. Plus, I think the most important quality in a friend is that they don't take themselves too seriously and they can take a joke. So if you have a friend like that, get this mug. It will cheer everybody up.

And a final beauty gift because why not? Just saw this on @beccarose's Instagram account and fell hook line and sinker for these gorgeous shades and the rose gold packaging. All yours (um sorry a loved one's) for ten pretty pounds. 

Thank you for reading, I hope you found this post helpful. If you did follow me on bloglovin and leave a comment with your thoughts and Christmas gift ideas below. Love hearing from you guys. Have a brilliant start to your week. 

Love ♥


  1. There are some lovely ideas in here! I got my boyfriend a little travel mug as a stocking filler :) xx

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    1. Yep can never go wrong with drinkware :) glad you like it!
      Kiran x

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