15 Christmas Gifts Under £20 – Festive Presents That Won’t Break the Bank

As our favourite time of the year approaches, it can seem like you’ve got a never-ending list of peeps to shop for. There’s the fam, your boyf (and his fam), the office secret Santa, your besties – suddenly your potential spend can really add up.

Last year’s Christmas was a bit pants if we’re honest. With the tier system and various travel bans in place, lots of us weren’t able to spend it with the people we love the most. That means you’re probably looking forward to spoiling everybody even more than usual, but it doesn’t mean you have to break the bank.

With just a few weeks to go, it’s time to get serious about shopping. If you’ve got a list as long as your arm, or you’re a bit strapped this year, check out our affordable gifts that are cute as you like, but won’t leave you in the red for 2022.

Of course, we all know it’s the thought that counts, but these gorgeous Christmas gifts under £20 manage to be purse-friendly, as well as unique and thoughtful. That’s all the major present buying criteria covered (you’re welcome). Happy shopping!

1) The Grinch Mug and Sock Set – £17.99

A cute pair of socks is always welcome, and these adorbs Grinch Socks come with a mug too! Featuring the statement ‘I can’t adult today’, they’re as festive as it gets, and are perfect for those days when adulting is all a bit too much (basically every day). If they’re super-fans of the green-faced Christmas icon, why not double treat them with this Grinch Water Bottle as well? It’s greener than Greta.

2) Personalised Christmas Decoration – £11.00

Every Christmas tree tells a personal story, with decs we’ve collected over the years. It doesn’t get much more personal than an actual Personalised Christmas Decoration though! Decorate this stylish wooden star with the text and images of your choice and get ready for some serious appreciation to come your way. Supplied in a drawstring bag and shipped in a sustainable gift box, it’s got thoughtful written all over it.

3) Personalised Chocolate Box – £17.99

A box of Cadburys’ Roses is a non-negotiable Crimbo tradition in our house and this Personalised Roses Letterbox Selection takes the whole experience to the next level. With 580g of delicious chocs and a space for a personalised message inside and outside the box, it’s exactly what we want dropping onto our doormat this festive season. If Cadbury’s Heroes are more their jam, this Heroes Letterbox Selection will put a big smile on their face.

4) The Snowman Bingo – £7.99

The best Christmas celebrations involve a brilliant game and this Snowman Bingo is just the tinsel-covered ticket. The ideal way to bring family and friends together, and get involved with a spot of festive fun, it’s a luck-based game for all ages. And what’s more Christmassy than the Snowman? If they can’t get enough of Raymond Briggs’ classic animation, hit them up with this Snowman Mug and Jigsaw Puzzle Gift Set too. Altogether now, we’re walking in the air…

5) Pokémon Headphones – £14.95

Perfect for your nephew/BFF’s kid/daughter/son (delete as appropriate), these striking red and white Pokémon Pokeball Headphones are just what they need for gaming, listening to music or watching movies. With an 85 dB restriction, they protect little ears while delivering a whole lot of fun – gotta catch ‘em all!

6) Naked Marshmallow Co Toasting Gift Set – £19.00

I mean honestly, who doesn’t love a toasted marshmallow? With two flavours of gourmet marshmallow, a gel burner, bamboo skewers and a bespoke kraft gift box, this Classic Marshmallow Toasting Gift Set is everything our mouth could want and more. If you’re buying for a plant-based buddy this Crimble, never fear. This Vegan Marshmallow Toasting Gift Set has got them covered.  

7) Hanging Planter – £13.00

At £13 this gorgeous Celestial Hanging Planter is an absolute steal. Made from durable iron in warm gold, it’s shaped like a crescent moon and features a handy chain and hook so they can show off their plant babies to perfection. It’s the dream Christmas gift under £20. We love.

8) Trinket Dish – £6.50

If she’s into all things sparkly, this cute as a button little Trinket Dish will be the perfect accessory for her dressing table. With a quirky face design in a matte red finish, it makes a dreamy home for any jewellery collection.

9) Positive Message Lightbulb – £19.99

Say how you feel with lights, with this on-trend Love Screw Down Message Bulb. With a standard screw fitting, it’s the ideal accessory for any cutting-edge home. Or if you’re really feeling the lurve this festive season, this Heart Shaped Screw Down Bulb will have them all of a flutter.

10) PlayStation Mug – £7.99

If they love gaming more than life itself, then this classic PlayStation Logo Mug will make them smile every time they do the office tea round. Featuring the iconic PlayStation logo in full colour, it’s a peach of a gift for any gamer, young or old.

11) Cute Terracotta Planter – £9.00

House plants make living spaces better. Fact. And every houseplant deserves a planter that’s every bit as gorgeous. This fun little Leggy Plant Pot is a contemporary spin on a classic plant pot. Three legs and a pair of characterful eyes put a whole lot of personality in the party and would bring any indoor garden to life.

12) Festive Scented Candle – £18.00

Nothing makes a home smell more festive than a gorge scented candle, and this Gentlemen’s Hardware Tobacco and Orange number has a deep, earthy scent that’s just right this time of year. They can make the most of those dark evenings with Netflix on, a big fluffy blanket and one of these flickering away.

13) Beard Dryer – £12.99

Is it just us, or does literally everybody have a beard RN? If they’re fuzzy of face, they need this portable Beard Buddy Beard Dryer in their lives – nobody wants to go out with damp face furniture when the weather is sub-zero. The well-groomed guy in your life will thank you – trust us.

14) Body Vase – £13.99

Are they into the body positive décor trend? Us too. Hit them up with this bootylicious Body Vase that has curves in all the right places. A brilliant reminder of the diversity and beauty of the female form, it’s the kind of home accessory that would make Lizzo proud!  

15) The Perfect Penknife – £16.00

Every urban adventurer needs a good penknife in their life and this stylish brass Fish Penknife will have them hooked. A unique design, packaged in a smart tin, it comes with a handy carabiner, so they can easily attach it to their keys. Nice!