Gift Guide: Under £15.

Gift Guide Under £15

The under £15 gift guide edition...

Bit of a last minute gift guide this one - with only 9 days until the big day. Can you believe it's 16th December already? I'm loving participating in all things festive but it honestly doesn't feel like Christmas Day is around the corner at all. Anyway, I've been thinking about doing an under £10 gift guide for the past couple of days and this morning I decided to kick my arse into gear and put one together. Only difference is I changed it to an under £15 as there's a few little luxuries that I wanted to include but they slightly go over the £10 mark. If you're looking for a last minute gift and you're on a budget then I hope this gives you a few ideas!

For the home...

One of my favourite things to do all year round is hunt down luxurious looking homeware bits at affordable prices and this year I came across some real gems. You can never go wrong with homeware, especially for the ladies, so here's a few ideas. I recently came across Trouva where you can shop some of the cutest independent boutiques on the web, and the site is full to the brim of beautiful homeware bits. I picked up this gold candle wick trimmer which is £14.95 and would make such a lovely gift as it's something that's a bit more of a luxury item but stunning nonetheless. I feel like it's one of those things you justify to yourself - like for me I knew I'd use it as a blog prop in so many photographs, but for someone else they might give it a miss so they would really appreciate it as a Christmas present. I also got this dusky pink vase that I'm in love with, it's only £12 and any blush pink lover will be thrilled to receive this beauty for her home. Another fab gift is anything from Rifle Paper Co, the cards in particular are a bit pricey compared to your usual greeting cards but they're so stunning that they also come in perfectly as little prints to put on display. My current fave is the 2019 new year card which I have sat on my shelves and I just love how cute it looks! There's so many other lovely options too.

Gift Guide Under £15

Sass & Belle are another brand that are well known for the cute and quirky home bits they bring to the table. I adore my gold sunburst mirror that looks gorgeous on the wall, I've seen so many similar mirrors for triple this price! ASOS stocks Sass & Belle and you can find so many other bits on the website, some of my personal faves for under £15 include the rainbow trinket dish, gold cactus ring dish and the cutest flamingo salt & pepper pots!

 

Another good place to find really affordable home bits is Home Bargains - duh it's in the name. But seriously, home bargs sell some of the best candles, they are less than a fiver and are on par to Yankee candles. My personal Christmas faves are the gingerbread and vanilla sugar cookies scents. They really do fill your home with the most delicious festive scents. I've introduced so many people to these candles and they would be the best gift to wrap up for someone who doesn't already own some as they're a game changer!

Gift Guide Under £15
Gift Guide Under £15

Things to eat...

When you're on a bit of a budget or are just looking for something nice and small, you can never go wrong with foody bits. One of my favourite things to do when it comes to food gifts is to create my own little hamper full of bits and bobs that I come across in different places. You don't even have to do it all fancy - you can pick up plenty of nice treats in a supermarket. Places like B&M, Morrisons, Poundland, Pound Stretcher and Holland & Barrett are perfect for picking up cute little things for hampers. You can create such a gorgeous little hamper for under £15 if you spend time shopping around. You could easily get 15 different things for it!

 

If you don't have time to make your own, some of my favourite finds online for under £15 include the chocoholic's letterbox gift set, a personalised Terry's chocolate orange christmas pud and the prosecco truffles gift box from not on the high street. Debenhams also have some fab options like this Christmas jar of treats, Mrs Bridges 3 jar chutney selection, Mrs Bridges afternoon tea set and a Nando's peri peri salt & shaker set.

 

Reading material...

Admittedly I don't find much time (none) to read but I love having pretty books on display on my shelving units. You can never go wrong with a good book at Christmas, especially when most are under the £15 mark. When everyone has time off work over the holidays, it's the best time to get stuck in a good read so pick a good'n! I find book gifts are even better when they have pretty covers to unwrap - some of my favourites include The Little Book of Life Hacks, How To Be Parisian, Love Style Life and Pretty Honest.

 

If you need a bit more gift inspo than the above, you can have a browse of the below for some extra ideas...

(some things included are under the £15 mark due to being on sale at the time of writing this!)

 

 

This post contains items that were gifted to me.