On the hunt for gift inspiration? Here are eight of our favourite, affordable gifts from independent brands across beauty, interiors and fashion.
From uplifting, slogan T-shirts to a sleepy shower mist that will turn your bathroom into an at-home sanctuary, scroll down to discover eight of our favourite gifts for under £20 from The Drop by Stylist…
Sleep Goddess Slumber Beauty Sleep Shower Mist
“If, like me, you’re not a fan of baths (or don’t have a tub) but like the idea of a relaxing soak that will help you sleep, this is the answer,” says Stylist’s senior beauty writer Hanna Ibraheem. “Created specifically for showers, Sleep Goddess’s clever powder releases notes of relaxing lavender and geranium – two scents known for aiding sleep – turning your bathroom into a soothing sanctuary.”
Anna Philip London Meta Triple Hoop Earrings
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that gold hoop earrings are a jewellery essential. “Whether you wear a streamlined wardrobe of chic basics or favour printed dresses and bold brights, the humble gold hoop will elevate all of your outfits and never look dated,” says Stylist’s executive fashion director Kitty McGee.
Afroani Rainbow Crocodile Clips and Claw Set
Afroani was founded by natural hair expert Anita Lusuardi in 2020, and her hair accessories (which are made from cellulose acetate, an eco-friendly alternative to plastic) are designed to glide through all textures with ease. Simply pull your hair back into a 90s-style twist with the large claw, or frame your face with the rectangular crocodile clips for an instant outfit upgrade.
Lolly & Kiks African Wax Print Storage Basket
Inspired by her Nigerian heritage, founder Xandra hand-makes every fabric basket at her home in London using bold Ankara wax prints available in 11 different patterns and five sizes.
Eclat Skin London EGF Youth-Cell Activation Pro-Elixir Serum
Eclat Skin London’s serum is super-charged with EGF – and with a huge saving of more than 80% exclusively on The Drop, the lightweight, silky formula is our skincare routine’s new best friend. Also packed with glycerin and argan oil to nourish and soothe, it’s a guaranteed glow-giver.
Kim & Tonic Just Quietly Smashing It T-Shirt
“Add some feel-good vibes to your everyday wardrobe with this cotton T-shirt,” says Stylist’s style director Polly Knight. “Team with high-waisted denim, your comfiest sandals and some oversized sunnies for a cool yet punchy look.”
Anouska Georgia London Initial Baguette Ring
“Move over initial necklaces, it’s all about the initial ring,” declares Stylist’s fashion features editor Billie Bhatia. “Crafted from crystals, these personalised baguette rings will add a sprinkle of glamour to your ring stack.”
Kente Creatives Handheld Fan
Kente Creatives’ stylish handmade designs are brilliantly effective for those summer days spent on the Tube. Even better, when you retire them from public transport duties when autumn arrives, they double up as a statement wall decoration.
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