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2015 Christmas gift guide: ideas for £10 and under

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Every festive season comes with the same particular challenge: finding the perfect secret Santa gift or stocking filler that comes in under a tenner. 

Whether you've pulled a complete stranger's name out of a hat in the office sweepstake or you're tasked with finding the perfect little something for your best friend, the struggle is real when it comes to finding a suitable Christmas present on a budget.

We've taken on the baton for you and scoured every deep and dark corner of the internet to bring you a comprehensive guide of 50 brilliant gift ideas for £10 or less. From the wacky and the weird to the bold and the beautiful, there is something in here to please everyone. 

  • Copper alphabet letter

    A copper initial is surely the ultimate gift for the person who has everything. Buy a single initial or splash out on an entire name or word.

    £10, oliverbonas.com

  • Printed notebooks

    These beautiful notebooks will give them the perfect remedy for a drizzly Monday morning in the office.

    £9, oliverbonas.com

  • Personalised Nutella

    Make a hardcore Nutella fan's day with their very own personalised jar.

    £4.99, selfridges.com

  • Unicorn light

    Who doesn't need an illuminated unicorn in their life? Available in pink, purple, white and yellow, you can't go wrong with this little light as a gift.

    £9.99, firebox.com

  • Champagne Truffles

    Upgrade a chocoholic's stash with these light and creamy champagne truffles from cocoa masters Hotel Chocolat.

    £5.50, hotelchocolat.com

  • Green Tea plant kit

    The ideal gift for any green tea fanatic, this tiny box contains all they need to grow their own green tea plant. #teagoals

    £8.99, etsy.com

  • Leopard egg cup

    Make breakfast fun and give boiled eggs a makeover with this kitsch leopard egg cup.

    £10, joythestore.com

  • World's smallest voice changer

    Hours of fun are guaranteed with this teeny, tiny voice changer that comes equipped with four different settings.

    £10, urbanoutfitters.com

  • Build your own chocolate reindeer

    Building this delicious milk and white chocolate reindeer is the only time it is acceptable to play with your food

    £8.99, selfridges.com

  • Navy guinea pig hankie

    This hand-printed cotton hankie will make a smart gift for any discerning gentleman.

    £6.50, ifeelsmug.com

  • Cocktail recipe cards

    Say goodbye to endless hours of digging through Google with these beautifully designed cocktail recipe cards. Fill in your favourite tipples as a subtle Christmas hint or leave them blank for a free-fall of ideas.

    £10, ifeelsmug.com

  • Mini lip bullet pyramid

    Treat a beauty fan to this miniature lipstick in Joyride, Topshop's bestselling lipstick shade. You might even be thanked with a kiss under the mistletoe.

    £5, topshop.com

  • Mosaic frame

    Whether you leave it empty or add in a personal photo, this tiled glass frame makes for a lovely gift.

    £10, joythestore.com

  • Alphabet pencil case

    This smart, personalised pencil case will add instant pizzazz to a dull desk (and put a stop to the ever-prevalent office pen thief).

    £8.50, oliverbonas.com

  • Ted Baker heart sticker

    Plush fashion stickers were everywhere this year. Treat a stylista to this affordable option.

    £8, selfridges.com

  • Slush cuppy

    Drink connoisseurs can make perfect slushies in seconds with these handy mugs. The hard part will be choosing a flavour (and deciding whether or not to add a splash of vodka...).

    £9.99, firebox.com

  • Alice in Wonderland pencil set

    These bright pencils embossed with Alice in Wonderland quotes, from "We're all mad here" to "Curiouser and Curiouser", will please even the fussiest of literary fans.

    £6.50, shop.bl.uk

  • This Works dream team

    Give the gift of sleep with this mini dream kit from This Works, containing a travel-sized Deep Sleep Pillow Spray and Deep Sleep Stress Less roller.

    £10, harveynichols.com

  • Audrey Hepburn pocket mirror

    A black and white photograph of iconic actress Audrey Hepburn gives a vintage feel to this little pocket mirror, perfect for all touch ups on-the-go.

    £4, npg.org.uk

  • Pug pop-up pet

    A present for life, and not just for Christmas, this pop-up pug is the ideal gift for city-dwellers who can't fit a real pet into their house share.

    £8, shop.southbankcentre.co.uk

  • Battle of the Bikes card game

    Let the battle of the bikes commence! This trump card game is perfect for cycling fans of all ages and will test their knowledge of everything from the Brompton Pinarello racer to the Mongoose BMX. 

    £8.95, shop.southbankcentre.co.uk

  • Diving Lady notebook

    This beautiful handmade notebook is the perfect nesting place for great ideas.

    £7.50, snowdenflood.co.uk

  • Pineapple trinket dish

    A bronze pineapple trinket dish is the perfect place to stash jewellery, keys and other miscellaneous bits and bobs.

    £7.50, joythestore.com

  • Neom body oil

    Neom's iconic de-stress bath and body oil is now available in a handy mini-size jar, for the ideal post-Christmas-shopping treat.

    £8, neomorganics.com

  • Turner coaster

    Art lovers will rejoice in placing their mug on this coaster printed with Turner's Fishermen on the Lagoon.

    £3.50, shop.tate.org.uk

  • Wire candle holder

    Add a  touch of glamour to a desk or home with this sweet candle holder.

    £10, urbanoutfitters.com

  • Monogrammed pocket notebook

    Know someone who likes to doodle and scribble notes on the go? Treat them to a monogrammed pocket notebook from Studio Sarah.

    £6.95, studiosarah.co.uk

  • Personalised Christmas gift caddy

    This personalised tea caddy arrives full of this year's Twinings Christmas tea, a wonderfully warming blend of winter spices. There is also space on the back to add a personalised message.

    £9, twinings.co.uk

  • Frida Kahlo socks

    The legendary Frida Kahlo is immortalised in these colourful socks, which make an ideal gift for any art fan.

    £7.50, shop.tate.org.uk

  • Vodka miniature

    This cool 50ml version of the cult Crystal Head Vodka makes shots even more fun.

    £8.99, selfridges.com

  • Eat Me egg cup

    This sweet, stripey egg cup is both a pretty and practical present.

    £7, shop.bl.uk

  • Green & Pleasant gift set

    Craft beer and ale fans will delight in this three pack of independent drinks from Green & Pleasant, an English beverage company that scours the country for all the latest and greatest alcoholic treats.

    £9, green-and-pleasant.com

  • Movie buff quiz

    This movie buff quiz is the ideal game to crack out at quieter moments during the Christmas break.

    £7.95, bloomsburystore.com

  • Leon breakfast and brunch recipes

    Their breakfast will be the most important and delicious meal of the day with this recipe book of speedy dishes. From wheat-free pancakes to a breakfast banana split recipes, it's the ideal book for those who take morning meals seriously.

    £6.99, bloomsburystore.com

  • YAY! lunch box

    Put the joy back into bringing packed lunches to work with this bright plastic lunch box.

    £5.95, bloomsburystore.com

  • Pencil case

    This handmade pencil case printed with hot air balloons will add a sense of escapism to the daily grind.

    £9.99, chaseandwonder.com

  • Earl's Delight tea

    This British-made Earl's Delight is a tea with a difference. Mixed with Flush Darjeeling, Italian bergamot and Provencal cornflowers, the unusual flavour offers tea fans a delicious alternative to the usual builder's cup.

    £6, vandashop.com

  • Bucks Fizz orange marmalade

    Mixed with a dash of edible glitter and a glug of Marc de Champagne, this sparkling marmalade is a deliciously festive gift.

    £7.95, fortnumandmason.com

  • Stag metal lantern

    Let them light up any room with this decorative metal lantern.

    £2.99, shop.cancerresearchuk.org

  • Customisable cookie stamp

    If you can't say it with words, why not say it with cookies? Tell someone how you really feel this Christmas with a customisable cookie stamp that comes complete with the entire alphabet.

    £9, pinksumo.com

  • The Liberty colouring book

    Packed full of intricate patterns from the Liberty archive, this colouring book is the fashionable way to tap into the mindful colouring trend.

    £9.99, liberty.co.uk

  • Solid clay mug

    This chic mug made of solid clay will make morning coffee even more delicious.

    £6, shop.southbankcentre.co.uk

  • Submarine tea strainer

    This neon yellow submarine strainer is the fun way to infuse tea. Simply pop your favourite loose tea leaves in and let it work its infusing magic.

    £8.95, harveynichols.com

  • To do list

    Ideal for those who love to get organised, this beautiful pad turns the chore of list writing into an attractive prospect.

    £4.75, kikk-k.com

  • ghd gift card

    This gift voucher from genius hair brand ghd is the ultimate present for the hard-to-please recipient.

    £10, ghdhair.com

  • Chocolate spoon

    Make your fix of hot chocolate even more indulgent with a delectable melting chocolate spoon. 

    £2.95, harveynichols.com

  • Lido soap

    This handmade soap with olive oil and lavender makes a brilliant stocking filler.

    £3.50, snowdenflood.com

  • Cowshed cracker

    Containing a mini body wash and 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, this Cowshed cracker is a delicious smelling little treat.

    £10, harveynichols.com

  • Hat in a wool blend

    There's something irresistible about a fluffy pom pom, particularly when it's attached to a soft, woolly hat. Give them the gift of warmth and style with this fluffy treat.

    £7.99, hm.com

  • Temporary tattoo pack

    These pretty temporary tattoos are perfectly timed for the festive party season. Simply stick them on and remove with baby oil - perfect for the commitment-phobes among us.

    £5, asos.com

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Sarah Biddlecombe is an award-winning journalist and Digital Features Editor at Stylist

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