Sunday, 11 December 2016

UNDER £10 NON-BOOKISH GIFT GUIDE

I'm not trying to make you panic, but today marks two weeks until Christmas. I know, yikes.

Whilst I've nearly finished my Christmas shopping there are still some last minute presents to get and some awkward people to buy for! Let's not even mention starting my wrapping...

If you're in the same boat as me, or you haven't started buying yet, never fear - this gift guide is for you! I've picked out some gifts that will suit your mum, your sister, your boyfriend and your bestie, all for under £10! So let's get started...



Candles
Candles are a pretty safe gift for most people - who doesn't love a candle? Tangy Melon are an online shop with a HUGE variety of candles. Each candle has a quote or phrase, they have a great Christmas collection, and I chose the Scorpio candle* as a present to me, myself and I, but you could personalise this to anyone's starsign or choose a family and friends message. They're beautifully scented and all of Tangy Melon's candles are made with 100% natural wax and oils. They also have a crazy long burn time, I've been burning this sucker all week and it's hardly gone down at all. The scent throw is huge, it fills my whole flat, and they honestly smell like luxury candles, but for less than a tenner, so awesome.

You can also get some bargainous candles from B&M, they have some gorgeous Bath and Body Works dupes and the big jars are only £2.99 - incredible! I've picked up so many of these, and not just for myself haha.





Stickers
These gorgeous stickers from Dorkface would make such a great stocking filler or secret santa gift. This is the Cute girly sticker pack but Jemma makes a whole range of stickers from only £2.50! 

They're perfect for sticking on your phone case, laptop or for decorating your planner or journal. I use them in my bullet journal all the time. I also think it's nice to buy from independent sellers at Christmas because you're essentially getting a present for two people, I know that no matter how successful she is, Jemma is always so grateful for a sale!


Games
I don't know about you but my family has a tradition of always playing games around Christmastime. There's nothing better than curling up in front of the fire with some Quality Street, family and friends and a fun game to play. I bought these games from Waterstones and they have a huge selection, with so many under £10, including these.

Articulate is probably my favourite game of all time and I believe that everyone should own it. You basically have about a minute to read the word on the card and describe it to your team without mentioning the word. There are different categories and it always produces hilarious results. The mini version is perfect for people who travel a lot or who don't have a lot of storage space.

I bought this QI game because my family love a good quiz and this is the perfect way to get started. Cluedo is a favourite of one of my family members and I know they'll love this travel version so they can take it wherever they go.

I always get super competitive and I just have to win so if the person you're buying for is anything like me then they'll be playing these games all year round too.




Prints
This is a slightly more tricky one because prints can be quite a personal thing and everyone has different tastes. But if you're buying for a family member or friend who you know has similar taste to you then you should have no problem.

Over the past few months I've been building up a gallery wall in my office and I've collected some really lovely prints, each for under £10. The best places to find prints at this price are Etsy, Zazzle and believe it or not, card shops. Places like the Card Factory and Clinton Cards often have some beautiful framed prints and signs, sometimes for less than a fiver.


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So those are my recommendations for gifts under £10! I hope you found this helpful and happy shopping!

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Disclaimer: Items marked with a * have been kindly gifted to me by the company, this in no way affects the contents of my review as I only choose to work with companies I genuinely love.

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