Christmas gift guide 2016 - £10 and under

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Whether it’s sumptuous chocolate or stylish jewellery, a tenner goes a long way. Here are 30 inspired stocking filler suggestions for her, him, couples, kids and pets…

Got a little more to spend? See our gift ideas up to £50, up to £100 and the blow the budget items at over £100.

  • Glitter-up

    Ponytail and wrist candy inspired by Christmas jumpers (£8, Popband).

  • Candy stripes

    All the profits from Matalan’s sweet children’s pyjamas go to Alder Hey, Europe's largest children's hospital (£8, Matalan).


  • Wrists get lit

    Gold, frankincense and myrrh. Well, one out of three is a decent start (£6.95, National Gallery).

  • Metamorphosis

    Butter up skin with organic raspberry and apple night cream (£8.50, Green People).

  • Bittersweet

    Dark raspberry chocolate in association with the Natural History Museum – perfect for the most cultured of chocoholics (£3, Prestat for Natural History Museum).

  • Soaper Duper

    Passionfruit body wash with a free pun (£7.50, Liberty).

  • Treat time

    A dog is for life, not just for Christmas. These puds are for dogs, just at Christmas (£3, Selfridges).

  • Tyrannosaurus eggs

    The world’s biggest egg. Or a dinosaur egg cup holder (£9, White Mint).

  • Not just any...

    Christmas biscuits from M&S you say? Don’t mind if I do (£9, Marks & Spencer).

  • Model present

    That Play-Doh’s got your name on it. Literally. When you buy it from John Lewis Oxford Street (£1.99, John Lewis).

  • Deep thinker

    Alas, it’s not the latest offering from Stephen Hawking, but a reasonably priced notebook (£2, Hema).

  • What's in the box?

    Perfect for keeping Christmas treasure safe. As long as you can figure out how to open it again (£9.99, Red5).

  • Bullseye

    Where better to hang precious mementos than on Cupid’s golden arrow? (£10, British Library).

  • Brewski trio

    As a child, a tube of fruit pastilles was a real Christmas treat. Here's a similar gift, albeit for grown-ups (£7, Brewdog).

  • Legendary lip balm

    So, all you want for Christmas is a mystical Unicorn with a mane like a rainbow? Done (£3.99, Lakeland).

  • Lighten up

    O star of wonder, star of night, star of royal beauty bright. Yours for less than a tenner (£7.50, Hema).

  • What makes you

    Open Pandora’s box (£8.99, Natural History Museum).

  • Black raspberry and bubbles

    If Prosecco, Chambord liqueur and a flamingo doesn’t shout Christmas, then what does? (£10, Sainsbury’s).

  • Sail away

    Powerboating while in the bath. What can go wrong? (£9.95, Red5).

  • So fresh and so clean

    Meraki’s green seaweed soap is packed with refreshing minerals (£6.25, Trouva).

  • Happy feet

    An Insta-friendly treat for teens (£9.99, Daisy Street).

  • Snap!

    Christmas card games just got a lot more personal (£7.99, CEWE Photoworld)

  • Splash man

    Bruce Wayne would be so conflicted if he got this for Christmas – bath time enhanced but secret identity revealed (£4.99, Truffle Shuffle).

  • Sew pro

    A classic repair kit in an arty tin (£6, Imperial War Museum).

  • Mr Natty

    It’s not beard oil. It’s beard elixir (£9.50, John Lewis).


  • Rhythm and flute

    Kids will surely love these tiny musical instruments. Parents may not be quite as keen...(£4, JoJo Maman Bebe).


  • Shimmer into 2017

    A pocket-sized 2017 calendar for teens...and beyond (£7, Smiggle).

  • Sheer surprise

    Novelty Christmas socks with a flash of ankle (£7.50, John Lewis).

  • Coast it

    Where there’s gin, there’s a coaster making a joke about it (£3.95, Source Lifestyle).


  • Festive phone

    Cheer up an iPhone 6 with a fluffy bearded Santa (£10, Asos).


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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.