Christmas gift guide 2016 - £50 and under

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Whether you’re buying for your grandma or your other half, couples or kids, here’s a beautiful selection of homeware, food, fashion, beauty and more priced up to £50…

Got a little more to spend? See our gift ideas up to £100 and the blow the budget items at over £100.

And don’t miss the £10 and under stocking fillers.

  • Top hat

    UMD X Opening Ceremony’s new customisable collection includes this divine Merino beanie (£45, FarFetch).

  • Rhubarb, rhubarb!

    Noble Isle uses fine local ingredients from the UK and Ireland for its luxury bath and body collection, including “forced rhubarb” from a Yorkshire farm (£20, Noble Isle).

  • First Christmas

    This pure cotton festive sleepsuit and matching hat is all the adorable (£14, John Lewis).

  • Stylish serve

    Wow a party host with Maik London’s geometric birch tray, made at a family-run factory in Sweden (£38, Maik London).

  • Mega minis

    Benefit’s staples for cheeks, brows, lashes and eyes - plus brushes - come in an irresistibly cheery collectable tin (£29.50, Boots).

  • Centrepiece

    A chic festive bloom in a classic gold pot (£25, Marks & Spencer stores).

  • London calling

    Bobbi Brown’s limited edition London palette features three warm, creamy eye shades, a rich navy shadow and a peachy-pink blush (£45, Harrods).

  • Staying trim

    The Swiss Army Knife of beard groomers. Groomarang is a comb, template and styler in one, for beard and stubble wearers to shape their neck, cheek and jaws (£12.99, Groomarang).

  • Meat feast

    A box at breakfast time typically means cereal - but this Christmas delivery provides a luxury full English for two (£18.95, Farmison).

  • Feeling supersonic...

    Give me gin and tonic. It takes 22 hand-foraged botanicals and 17 hours of distilling to make The Botanist so beguiling (£33, The Botanist).

  • Bourbon legends

    Two presents in one - not only do these miniature American legends tick the Christmas booze box, they're an ideal shortcut to becoming a bourbon connoisseur (£36.95, The Whisky Exchange).

  • Delicate danglers

    Toollaly’s vibrant kingfisher earrings are super light (£40, Toolally).

  • Sock it to him

    Kick the boring out of cotton socks with monochrome jacquard footwarmers from cool Italian label Marcelo Burlon (£36, Marcelo Burlon).

  • Charming

    Branch on the Park’s bracelets are handmade in east London using tiny crystals linked with positive energies and finished with symbolic charms (£25, Branch on the Park).

  • Sexy tea

    Treat the serious tea-drinker to a glitzy art deco-inspired walled glass and New York Breakfast brew from cult Australian brand T2 (£45, T2).

  • Game on

    Forget Trivial Pursuit and liven up the festive lull with Pie Face Showdown - just add whipped cream (£21.99, Argos).

  • Soothe and calm

    Pimp bathtime with the Clean Beauty Co’s glorious blend of four natural minerals and oils (£20, Clean Beauty Co).

  • Purrfect pet food

    Brighten your pet’s life (and your kitchen) with Alessi’s Tigrito adorable food and water bowls for cats - or dogs (£49.95, Utility Design). 

  • Lightning bolt

    A clutch with shock factor (£25, Very).

  • Perfect pests

    LittleLife's novel ladybird luggage holds up to 20 litres (£35.99, Go Outdoors).


  • Belt up

    British designer Laura Queening’s ethical wardrobe classics are handmade by disadvantaged craftspeople in Nepal (£25 each, Aura Que).

  • Nice bit of kit

    Professional grade. Carbon. Titanium. Words equally powerful when applied to cars, bikes and, erm, trimmers (£37.95, Amazon).

  • Carry art

    Scribblers can colour the jungle on their insulated lunch bag (£10.94, British Library).

  • Patent power

    The Kirkgate Mini in Alexa Chung’s Archive for M&S is both gorgeous and machine washable (£35, Marks & Spencer).

  • Copper feel

    Shake up cocktail hour with a copper and gold cup designed to keep contents at the optimum temperature (£30, Royal Greenwich Museum).

  • Crafty pup

    Spend Christmas Crafternoon crocheting a sausage dog (£12, Button Bag).

  • Nutcracker fruitcake

    Love it or hate it, Christmas cake is around but once a year. We’re taking our slice of personalised Nutcracker fruitcake with a wedge of cheddar (£50, Biscuiteers).

  • Merry and bright

    These seamless jumpers are made from ethical Royal Alpaca, aka cashmere for kids (£30, Plum of London).

  • Sew good

    Stylish handmade needle books for crafty types (£12, Livinglongingly).

  • Batter up

    Lekue’s new batter shaker makes cooking pancakes and crepes speedier and smoother (£29.90, Lekue).


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Anna Pollitt

Anna is a freelance writer and editor who’s been making her dime from online since 2007. She’s a regular at, ITV News and Emerald Street and moonlights as a copywriter and digital content consultant.