25 Christmas gifts under £200
With Christmas only a month away, I’ve found myself perusing the aisles of Waitrose for mince pies and humming carols. Preparing for the season as a single household means less of the decorations and homely atmosphere and more about the giving and celebrating with friends. Presents are simultaneously the most annoying yet exciting part of the season, so I put together 25 Christmas gifts under £200 to help out with your wishlist. From chic interior decor pieces and everyone’s favourite colour pink, to festive themed gifts, here are the most coveted gifts this winter. Best of all, these won’t break anyone’s bank, so there’s more money for mulled wine and Winter Wonderlands together.
The interior lover
Decor can be a highly personal thing but according to Pinterest and like, the entire social media population, Scandi and Moroccan accents have been on trend and elevating homes everywhere. This edit is some of the most affordable yet chic items to display, utilise and keep way beyond December. Alternatively, a useful selection of presents if you know someone that’s recently moved – or that person who has everything so you get them something that looks five times more expensive than it actually is.
1. Attpynta Cedarwood and Eucalyptus scented candle (£28) |2. I+I Tusk gold-plated earrings (£50) | 3. Attpynta Handmade turquoise glazed bowl (£35) | 4. Oliver Bonas Edite ceramic vase (£24) | 5. Attpynta Large wicker basket with white base (£48) | 6. Aspinal of London iPhone leather cover (£55) | 7. All About Yves coffee table book(£35)
Pink isn’t a colour, it’s a way of life
Okay, what kind of psycho doesn’t love pink? For years it has been liberated from the clutches of the basic bitch and brought to the level of millennial adoration, which is exactly where it belongs. The key to a successful present with a long shelf life is not to give into seasonality. I repeat, do not choose the glitter because you’re ‘feeling the spirit’. Go for universal beauty products like Deciem’s hyaluronic acid booster that acts as a serum or anti-oxidant packed chocolate that’s good for your skin. As for alcohol, it may not be the most conventional gift to request and sure you’re always going to be pleased by the typical champagne brands. But people who really know you (and are happy to enable your boozy nights in) will get you a tasteful fine wine that you can enjoy together.
8. BYREDO Rosewater Scented Candle (£54) | 9. Overose Valkiria candle (48 euro) | 10. J CREW Martin knitted turtleneck sweater (£130) | 11. Anya Hindmarch Smiley purse (£175) | 12. Deciem Hylamide Booster Low-Molecular HA (£18) | 13. Boja set of four gold foil Champagne flutes | 14. Frescobaldi Alie rose 2016 (available at major retailers and the restaurant in London) | 15. Esthechoc beauty chocolate (21 pieces £42.50)
The classic Christmas lover
I don’t know what it is but as soon as it hits December, I’m finding a deep love for plaid, cable knit and all things fuzzy emerge. If you’re the same, take a look at these great quality picks. A cozy throw that will make any place that bit more merry, pretty star jewellery for those parties and New Year’s Eve, not to forget the steadily trending faux fur jacket – this is Christmas for grown ups. Or those of us who are trying to be one.
16. Boden Cosy Highlands blanket (£98) | 17. apm Monaco mono meteorites rose ear jacket (£40) & 18.meteorites rose ring (£74) | 19. Prestat praline truffle stocking (£7.49) | 20. Acne Studios Canada narrow fringed wool scarf Merlot (£110) | 21. Johnston’s of Elgin Cashmere white socks (£39) | 22. Topshop Claire luxe faux fur coat (£79)
Bed is my best friend
We spend a huge amount of time in and with our beds – or at least I do. I claim that small people need more rest and whether or not that’s scientifically proven, the point is that we should look just as good in our private spaces, as we do outside. The problem is that lingerie and luxury pyjamas isn’t something that people actively purchase for themselves, which makes this a crucial item for your wishlist. Pick something pretty, comfortable and affordable that your loved ones will be thrilled to spoil you with. Plus, pyjamas that can double up as casual-wear are forever chic.
23. Lucia Berutto velvet suit and belt (£123) | 24. Asceno sky stripe silk pyjama top (£160) | 25. Le Petit Trou Anna ruffled Swiss-dot tulle soft-cup triangle bra & Jovite cutout ruffled Swiss-dot tulle briefs (both £55)