50 gifts under £10 that seem far more expensive than they are

It’s no secret that Christmas doesn’t come cheap. Recent research from Nationwide Building Society found that consumers are planning to spend an average of £363 on presents for their family, and that’s before you factor in the cost of food, drink, decorations and everything else.

Even Secret Santa can stretch your bank balance, especially if you’re taking part in multiple draws – spending limits apparently average £13, but can often go as high as £25.

However you don’t always have to break the bank to get a lovely-looking gift – and we’re willing to put our money where our mouth is to prove it.

We’ve selected an impressive range of gifts that cost less than £10 but look and feel much higher-end– a little treat that someone might not buy for themselves but will make them feel special every time they use it.

Whether you’re stuffing stockings, surprising a colleague or just trying to make your money go further at one of the most expensive times of the year, no one will feel hard done by at finding one of these little luxuries under the tree.

50 thrifty gifts for £10 or under

For the foodie

Miniature Damson Vodka Liqueur, £6.95, Liberty London

2-pack spoons, £8.99, H&M Home

Liberty London Earl Grey tea, £8.95, Liberty London

Ceramic Cup & Saucer, £9.99, H&M Home

Spiced Salted Caramel Fudge, £8, Harrods

LYCKAD Oven/serving dish, £5.50, IKEA

Buveur Negroni, £7.49, Selfridges

Citrus Squeeze Bottle Opener, £8, Anthropologie

Boozy balls truffles, £5.95, Harvey Nichols

Portland coffee cup, £6, M&S


For the beauty buff

Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask, £10, Net-A-Porter

Habitat Fig & Cedar Bath Salts, £6.50, Sainsburys

Toothpaste, £10, Aesop

Murad Dewy Vibes Nutrient-Charged travel water gel, £10, Selfridges

Ren All Is Bright Stocking Filler, £10, Selfridges

Indie Lee brightening cleanser, £8, Net-A-Porter

Small travel makeup bag, £10, Cult Beauty

Tubereuse Noir Eau De Parfum Rollerball, £5.99, Zara

Aromatherapy Associates Forever Evergreen Support Breathe Bath & Shower Oil Ornament, £10, Net-A-Porter

Zoeva Makeup Mirror, £9, Beauty Bay

Institut Karite So Magic light hand cream, £7, Selfridges

Mac Mini Lipstick, £10, Selfridges

Nail Salon Memphis tweezers, £9, Selfridges

Domed Powder Brush, £8.99, Spectrum Collections

Make-up Organiser With 4 Drawers, £9.99, Beautify

Holiday Monogram Soap Bar, £7, Anthropologie


For the fashionista

Constellation Ceramic Ring Holder, £6, Oliver Bonas

Teal Recycled Beanie, £10, Topshop

Pearl Hair Clips, £8, & Other Stories

Tarana Geometric Trinket Dish, £10, John Lewis & Partners

Thin Bar Studs, £8, & Other Stories

Liberty Rachel Floral Print Dressmaking Tape Measure, Blue, £9.95, John Lewis & Partners

For the homebody

Lace Edge Gold Mini Double Photo Frame, £8.50, Oliver Bonas

Oak scented candle in a tin, £6.99, H&M Home

Belle Checked Sleep Mask, £7.50, Anthropologie

Floral Monogram Decoration, £10, Anthropologie

Indian Cotton Crew Neck Long Sleeve T-Shirt, £9.95, Muji

Geranium Hand Wash, £10, Arket

3-pack toothbrushes, £5.99, H&M Home

Winnie plant, £8, Patch Plants

The Laundress Delicate Spray, £8.33, Net-A-Porter

Purple Jumbo Slub Socks 1-Pack, £6, Urban Outfitters

This Works Can’t Sleep Set, £10, Selfridges

The Owl & The Apothecary – Smudge Stick, £10, Gazelli House

For the traveller

elago AirPods Silicone Duo Case, £10, Urban Outfitters

Leather Luggage Tag, £6, Kikki K

How To Travel Guide, £10, School Of Life

Know Yourself Cards, £10, School of Life

Happy Plugs Gold Earphones, £6.99, TK Maxx

Passport Holder, £8, Typo

Feature by Rebecca Fearn