Give them a surprise… Christmas gifts they won’t expect

Christmas shopping. Probably the hardest decision-making process of the retail year  – especially now there is so much choice out there. Whether you are shopping in-store or online, it can be really difficult to finally knuckle down and make a decision, and if you have more than a handful of people to buy for, it can feel like a real endless struggle! Not ideal, when the festive season is meant to be that of joy and spending time with your loved ones.

To save you time, effort, and grey hair-inducing stress levels, we’ve rounded up a great selection of quirky gifts that take the pain out of the process. In fact, we guarantee there is a gift here that matches the wants and needs of all of those on your Christmas list this year.

Whether its shoe-cleaning wipes for a sneaker-lover cousin, Glossier make-up for an aspiring beauty queen, or even a luxury chocolate penguin (just because!) there’s gifts here that will bring the joy back into festive shopping, and put you into the good books of your friends and family on the 25th of December.

These items from an array of your favourite retailers won’t break the bank either; prices start from just £5 and don’t exceed £20, meaning regardless of your budget you can find a lovely surprise gift that you know they won’t be expecting. We recommend getting in there quickly as a lot of these must-have items are predicted to be sell-outs. Race you to the checkout page?

 

SOAP, £8, conranshop.co.uk

NECKLACE, £21, estellabartlett.com

PINATA, £19, uk.sunnylife.com

CANDLE, £5, Primark

PANETTONE, £19.95, carluccios.com

CHOCOLATE PENGUIN, £8, hotelchocolat.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SKINCARE GIFT SET, £15, nourishskinrange.com

MATCHES, £5.95. berylune.co.uk

 

 

NOTEBOOK, £14, uk.bando

CREAM BLUSH, £15, glossier.com

BEARD COMB AND POUCH, £9, traidcraftshop.co.uk

TRAINER CLEANING KIT, £15, menssociety.com

EDIBLE PAINTS, £15.99, firebox.com

Compiled by Nicole Gray. Additional research: Charlotte Page and Sarah-Rose Harrison. Photographs: Natasha Pszenicki