Christmas gift ideas… three words i don’t look forward to hearing, but that time of year has come around once again. We are all thinking about what gifts to get for our loved ones and this can be even harder to do when you have no idea what to get them. All non essential shops are closing due to lockdown 2.0, so we are all going to have to do more of our Christmas shopping online. Whether you have a large or small budget, hopefully this list will help.
Christmas Gift ideas on a budget
Times are hard for so many of us and we don’t all have a lot of spare cash to splurge on expensive gifts. Personally I would prefer a carefully selected, or handmade gift to an overly expensive gift tat has had no thought put in to it.
First up we have something for those with a sweet tooth. Strawberry Pencils* This is also a throwback to my childhood that I just couldn’t leave out. If you have never experienced strawberry Pencils what have you been doing with your life?
Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about the chocolate lovers out there. My absolute favourite at the moment is Lindor Chocolate. Personally, I love the white chocolate Lindor*, however, they do have a wide vaiety of different flavours that will suit everyone. They also have Milk Chocolate, Dark, Mint Strawberries & Cream, Orange, Coconut and salted Caramel. Price: £3.50 per box
I use Amazon for a lot of my purchase and with Amazon Prime I can get most orders the next working day, even during the pandemic. I would recommend purchasing prime if you don’t already have it.
Skin Care and Beauty
The beauty industry is full of Skincare and makeup brands with a wide range of prices and it’s difficult to know what brand is best. You don’t always have to go for the most expensive product to get the best quality. Some of my favourite brands are BH Cosmetics, Milani, Revolution Beauty ( Previously Makeup Revolution), and The Ordinary. Beauty Bay is a great place to find afforadable skin care and makeup as well as some higher end products.
My recommendations are:
- The Body Shop Aloe Cleanser (£8.50), Toner (£8.50) and Moisturiser(£14.00). My rep is Skin Deep Beauty base but you can purchase them online or in store as well.. There are deals on all the time.
- The Ordinary Hylauronic Acid (£5.95), Mandelic Acid (£5.75) and Retinoid (£4.95).
- BPerfect Carnival Palette. Retails for £40.00
For the men
Let’s not overlook the men in our lives. From my personal experience I find that there are notoriously hard to buy for, however, I ‘ve found a few products that never fail.
First up we have the old reliable Lynx Gift set. Boots always do great offers around Christmas time with their 3 for 2 on hundreds of products.
If you are on a budget gift sets are the perfect option. My dads favourite was always Lynx Africa. The current price is £2.80 on sale, however these usually retail for around £5-£6.
For those with a slightly bigger budget you can’t go wrong with a nice Eau de Toilet like Armani Code.
I hope this helps in some way. Just remember, it really is the thought that counts and not how much you spend. For those that like hand made gifts keep your eyes peeled for the small business Christmas gift guide coming next week.
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