We think Christmas should be more about what you spend your money on, than how much money you spend. And to help you in your search for some great (not-so-expensive) presents, we’ve compiled a list of our top picks for under £20.
Horn salad serving spoons, £17.75 from Ritakonig.com are a useful but elegant everyday item that are always a welcome addition.
A set of 10 cards & envelopes, £12.90 from Papier because who doesn’t love stationery.
Taika red porcelain mug by Iitalla, £17.50 from Skandium. A really Christmassy colour, the perfect size for a large cup of tea and only available until the end of the month.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, £9.99 from Anthropologie. A lovely edition of this classic book – our comfort read for winter nights.
Dari marble cheese and fruit board, From £18 at Rowan and Wren. Perfect for the stilton.
Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford reissued by Penguin, £6.59 each at Hive. Mitford at her wittiest, we could re-read these every year.
Chanel green Le Vernis nail varnish, £18 from Selfridges. A classic with a twist.
Rococo cat that got the cream ganache box, £16.95 from Rococo. We can’t resist either the box or the chocolates inside.
Large rose pebble soap, £16 from Bamford. This smells divine and lasts for ages.
Large porto stoneware plate, £20 from The White Company because these serving dishes are hard wearing but very pretty.
Classic panettone, £19.70 from Ottolenghi. New to their online shop this year and, yes, absolutely delicious.
Voiced by Sandra Bullock, Steve Coogan and Jennifer Saunders, amongst others, this DVD is a smash-hit at our house. £15.59 at Hive