Stuck for affordable gift ideas this Christmas?
Whatever your budget this Christmas season, there are plenty of gift options that will show your loved ones you care. We’ve put together some of our favourite unusual, thoughtful and affordable Christmas gift ideas for all ages to give you a head start on making your list.
The gift of brilliant adventures - £14.99
The Joyously Busy Great British Adventure Map has something for everyone, wherever they live.
Packed with details of the best beaches, mountains and other outdoors places to explore, as well as events, points of interest and some longer adventure routes for the more intrepid adventurers in your life, it will inspire countless days out in the years ahead.
The Marvellous Maps Company has lots of other intriguing and inspiring maps too, including the Amazingly Adventure filled Map of Wonders for kids, the Thrillingly Plotted Literature Map and the Delightfully Stuffed Food and Drink Map.
Sweet dreams of sausage dogs – from £10.95 for a single duvet set
Brighten up an animal lover’s bedroom with this charming bedding set - featuring sausage dogs!
With multicolour dogs on one side and a more subtle ochre and white combination on the reverse, this cosy set will add some unique sausage dog charm to any bedroom.
The double and king size set comes with the sausage dog design across the two pillow cases for an extra funny touch.
Surprisingly special socks – from £6 for child’s sizes
Chatty Feet has given the gift of socks a bright and funky makeover, with funny, colourful designs of characters you know and love.
For music lovers, there’s David Toewie and Eltoe John, for arty folk there’s Frida Callus and Vincent Van Toe, and for science buffs there’s Steven Toeking and Albert Einstoe.
With lots more themed choices for women, men and kids, they’re a small yet thoughtful gift that will raise a smile every time they get an outing.
Colourful, creative fun for crafty kids and grown ups – from £15
Perfect for budding crafters, Stitching Me Softly’s range of craft kits make it easy to create eye-catching accessories and handy items for the home - even for complete beginners.
Give the gift of style and creativity with a chunky woven necklace kit, available in a range of gorgeous colours.
For littler hands that need something extra easy to get started, the friendship bracelet making kit comes with everything they need to make cheerful accessories for all their besties.
Plus, with sustainability as part of their ethos, the Bristol-based company partners with Ecologi to plant one tree for every craft kit sold.
Let the alternative websites do the searching for you
If our favourites aren’t quite right for the special people in your life, there are several websites dedicated to the more unusual and often handmade gifts. We love Etsy, Folksy and Not On The High Street. With everything from art prints to toys, and jewellery to gardening tools, there really is something for everyone.
Or you could read more about ideas for gifts to show you care.