Our Favourite Presents Under £20

These dinky presents will work as stocking fillers or small tokens of appreciation, without breaking the bank:

Christmas tree cake moulds, £11.99 from Zara Home:

Conde Nast magazine subscriptions are currently £19 for a year including delivery. Titles include Vogue, House & Garden and Conde Nast Traveller:

Corduroy washbags with a waterproof lining, £15 small and £18 medium from Designers Guild

Handmade in London, these soaps and bath soaks are named after boroughs and locations: Hackney, Columbia Road, Lavender Hill, Whitechapel, Marble Arch, Camden, Brick Lane and this Bloomsbury bar which has the scent of fresh roses, honeysuckle, primrose and peony, £10 from Soapsmith:

Chocolate bar library books, £6.95 from Fortnum & Mason

A fiery lemon and ginger infusion that can be made into a hot drink or spooned onto porridge or toast, Remedio Naturale, £5.50 from Agua de Madre:



All-natural bubble bath in a lovely glass bottle. Scented with geranium, lavender and sweet orange essential oils, £16 from Bramley:

BAGGU make the lightest reusable totes. Wavy stripes in yellow and gold, £14 from The Conran Shop

Tea Infusion Pop, “Fleurs d’hiver” are ready to infuse in boiling water in many flavours that each combines aromatic plants, flowers & herbs with honey. £8.50 from Straw London:

Hexagonal marbled paper pen pots, £20 from Choosing Keeping:

Julianna Byrne x Polkra tea towels in 3 designs, £9 each from Polkra:

A beautiful pair of socks by Korean designer Minju Kim, £14 from The Shop Floor Project:

These Daisy socks are good too. £20 from Couverture and the Garbstore:

A smart update on the Carambar. These caramel batons handmade in Normandy come in gift boxes from €15, or get a taste of all 5 flavours in L’Initiation, €5 from Les Bâtons:

Mary Berry, Gino D’Acampo, Stephen Fry, Nadiya Hussain, Sir Paul McCartney, Rick Stein, Yotam Ottolenghi and Vogue Williams have all contributed recipes to this cookbook that contains 40 first courses, 40 main courses, and 40 puds. 100% of profits go to charity, The Passage that supports London’s homeless. £18.89 here.

Tile stickers come with puffer fish, divers, lobster, Fornasetti pop art and these shells, £10.95 from Graham & Green

Long tail velvet hair bow, £8 from Etsy:

Hand-weaved Bamboo Tray by Parisian brand Sarany Shop, 38cm wide, £20 from Couverture and the Garbstore

Pietro glass votive, £10 each from Anthropologie:

The second in the seasonal quartet from Allie Esiri will see anyone through the winter. The beautiful cover is designed by Zanna Goldhawk. A Poem for Every Winter Day, £12.99 from Waterstones:

— Daisy Allsup
9th December 2020