Blog Special: Christmas 2015 Gift Ideas For Under Ten Pounds

Wow. This post took a LONG time to finish... Good job I enjoyed putting it together. It's a tad longer than any I've ever done before but I hope that doesn't stop you enjoying it. Choose a quiet moment, make a brew, put your feet up and relax. And off we go again... 
Hello all! And hello month of October!

Growing up, the first of October was always the 'official' date that we were allowed to play Christmas music in the house. It is in fact a rule that my mum still abides by to this day even if I do choose to ignore it! (I may have been playing my cd back in July! Sorry mum!!)
As you'll no doubt have seen, many of the shops are already stocking Christmas gifts. But do not panic! If (like me) your purse strings are feeling a little tight this year, you'll be on the look out for presents on a budget. Bearing this in mind I decided to put together this 'Christmas Gift Special' which features over 200 gift ideas all for under £10. Yes really!
I scoured the internet and cherry picked the best items so that all you have to do is skim through the images below. Enjoy!

Hope you've had a fabulous weekend! Lots of love... girlgonedreamer xxx

I love Boots! There's so much choice and with the 3 for 2 option it always helps save some pennies! My personal favourite this year is the No.7 Lip Treats and the Happy Jackson range!

Jack Wills Stocking £6, St. Tropez Cracker £5, Paul Frank Cosmetic Bag £6, Bailey's Gift Set £6, Festive Mug £8.50, Happy Jackson Coin Purse £8, Mini Lip Gloss Collection £6, Laura Ashley Diary £7, Soap & Glory Cracker £6, Happy Jackson Nail Files £5, Happy Jackson Lip Balm & Scrub Set £6, No.7 Lip Treats £8, No.7 Bath Milk Bauble £6, Happy Jackson A5 Notepad £9, Happy Jackson Bath Fizzers £6

Baylis & Harding Toiletries Set £8, Red Door Tin (contains Choc Chip Cookies) £6, Emma Bridgewater Photo Album 6x4 (200 photos) £9, Boots Juicy Mini Mix Body Butter, Wash & Polisher £5, Starbucks Festive Mug £8.50, Festive Reindeer & Penguin Chocolates £6, No.7 Star Bauble (contains Nail Polish) £6, Photo Frame 15x10 £6, Happy Jackson Organiser/Sticky Notes £8, Fat Face Soap & Dish £8, Boots Traditional Shortbread £6, Happy Jackson 'I Am Lovely' Mug £8, No.7 Glamour Cracker (contains Mascara & Eye Pencil both in Black) £8, Champneys Purse & Temple Balm £8, Ted Baker Sparkle& Shine (Lip/Cheek Tint & Nail Polish) £8, Seventeen Mini Eye Palette £8, Thoughtful Gardener Hand Care Kit £9, Yankee Candle Tea Lights £6.75

I have to be honest, I always forget about TKMaxx when Christmas shopping. This year however, I think I'll be paying my local store a visit. They stock some gorgeous things. Check out the stylish vintage vanity case and the cute Ciate gift sets!

Wash Bag £6, Microwavable Bear £7.99, Vintage Vanity Case £9.99, Crabtree & Evelyn Body Wash £7.99, Set Of 12 Makeup Brushes £9.99, Pink Dot Hot Water Bottle & Cover £9.99, Beyonce Gift Set £7.99, Bamboo Brush Set £9.99, Lulu Body Duo Set £9.99, Ciate Nail Varnish Sets £7.99 each, Kenneth Cole Organizer £6, Filofax £7.99, Reindeer Knitted Hot Water Bottle £9.99, Laura Ashley Body Lotion £7.99, Front Cover Ultimate Eyeliner Kit £8

It should come as no surprise that Waterstones features on here. It's probably one of my favourite shops EVER!! Obviously there are so many books to choose from, I've just included a few that I've read. You'll find most paperbacks are under £10.
P.s... Who else is looking forward to reading Zoe Sugg's new book Girl Online 2?

Grey E.L. James £5.99, Elizabeth Is Missing Emma Healey £5.99, The Great British Bake Off Diary £8.99, Future Author Tote £7, Girl Online Zoe Sugg £5.99, Me Before You Jojo Moyes £7.99, Banksy Wall Calendar £9.99, Jacqueline Wilson Diary £6.28, Orange Notebook £5.99, Read To Me Tote £7, Sprinkle Of Glitter Diary £7.49, The Little Book Of Calm Colouring £5.99, I Love Books Tote £7, Paperweight £7.99, All The Bright Places Jennifer Niven £5.99, Girl Online On Tour Zoe Sugg £6.49

Again one I don't usually think of... Asos. I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised at their choice of items for under £10. Whether you're after makeup or wall art, there's something for every girl!

 Barry M Shadow & Blush Palette £6.50, Happy Days Cherry Lip Balm £3.99, French Rose Lunch Bag £4.50, Nail Art Brush Set £6, Bourjois Aqua Blush £8.99, Cath Kidston Hand Care £8, Cath Kidston A5 Notebook £6, Retro Plaque £3.50, Monki Croc Effect Purse £6, Cath Kidston Purse £6, Heidi Polka Dot Lunch Bag £4.50, Peanuts A6 Notebooks x 3 £7.99, Cath Kidston A5 Notebook £6, Travel Cup £4.95, Monki Brrr Gloves £6, Cath Kidston Purse £6

The Zoella Beauty range (which Zoe Sugg launched in September 2014) is a personal favourite and you can find most of it in Superdrug!! Featured below are just some of the items you can currently buy. I love the guinea pig makeup bag! Keep a look out for newer items that Zoe's recently added to the range.

Powder Puff With Dusting Shimmer £8, Solid Fragrance £5, Guinea Pig Makeup Bag £8, Eyes Makeup Bag £8, Just Say Yes Makeup Bag £8, Tutti Fruity Makeup Bag £6, Body Lotion £5, Jar of Bath Fizzers £9, Hand Cream £5, Fizz Bar £5, Fragranced Soap On Stick £5, Blissful Mistful Body Spray £8

I haven't tried Tanya Burr's makeup line yet but I've heard good things. The packaging is also super pretty which I'm a bit of a sucker for! Superdrug have got some lovely gift sets in store this year, but I've got my beady eye on the cosy looking snuggle blanket! Perfect for curling up on cold winter nights!

Tanya Burr Trio (Nail Polish, Lip Gloss & Nail File) £6, Tanya Burr Perfect Brows £6.99, Flutter Makeup Brushes £5, Sweet Snuggles Blanket £5, Tanya Burr Rosy Flush Cheek Palette £8, Tanya Burr Manicure Set £6, Flutter Phone Pouch £4, Simple Minis Set £3.50, Sweet Snuggles Hot Water Bottle £7, Studio London Makeup Brushes £5, Flutter Pedi Set £4, Studio London Perfect Finish 2 £3, Baylis & Harding Midnight Fig & Pomegranate Set £5, Makeup Revolution 'Colour Blocks' £4, Green & Blacks Selection £2.50, Cadbury Selection Box £2 

I cannot believe that Next do stationery! When did that happen? I'm adoring these hardback notebooks along with the sticky notes set. A must for every blogger and/or writer! My friend bought the festive fragranced diffuser just last week. I'm loving the christmassy packaging! Is christmassy even a word? Well it is now! :) 

Make Me Beautiful Eye Shadow £7.50, Pink Extra Large Scarf £4, Set Of 3 Hardback Notebooks £7, Small Grey Faux Fur Hot Water Bottle £8, Blush Chevron Snood £8, Navy Tiger Print Scarf £6, Festive Spice Fragranced Candle Jar £6, Boutique Candy edt £6.50, Dark Orchid Fragranced Candle £8, Slogan Bag (*£12 but so gorgeous I had to include it!) Cashmere edp £8, Crossover Ring £5, Festive Spice Diffuser £6.50, Just Pink edp £8, Cajun Nuts £8, Set Of 3 Pens & Sticky Notes £6

Accessorize has got to be right up there at the top of my list for best gifts under ten pounds. Whether you're buying earrings for your nanna, bracelets for your sister or even just treating yourself, they have SO much to choose from. I love the pretty broochs and the rose eclectic stretch bracelet!

Pearl & Crystal Brooch £8, PU Heart Mirror £7, Owl Bracelet £3, Chalk Mug £6, Edelweiss Large Spiral Notebook £8, Edelweiss Diary £6, Love Heart Bracelets £6, Olivia Owl Card Holder £5, Silicone Pink Pencil Case £5, Rose Eclectic Stretch Bracelet £8, London Eye Pocket Makeup £6, London Boutique Applique Pencil Case £7, Trapped Flower Long Pendant £8, Jewelled Teardrop Earrings £8, Pear & Crystal Teardrop Stud Earrings £6, Love Heart Midi Rings £4, London Boutique Notebook £5, London Boutique Ball Pen £1.75, Edelweiss Pencil Case £7, Classic Occasion Crystal Brooch £8, New York Mason Jar £6

I usually only buy clothes from New Look. Oh and shoes! (Doesn't every girl?) But on browsing their website I discovered a handful of items that would make cute stocking fillers. I bet Taylor would love that red lippy!

Tote Bag £4, London Purse £3.99, Cream Makeup Bag £3.99, Pure Colour Red Matte Lipstick £3.99, 2 Pack Red Boucle Slipper Socks £3.99, Pink Faux Fur Keyring £3.99, Foundation Brush £3.99, Beach Clutch £3.50, Pack Gold Shape Bracelets £4.99, Coral Metal Trim Card Holder £3.99, Owl Coin Purse £3.99, Red Zip Around Card Holder £3.99, Yoga Bag £2.50, Yellow Card Holder £3.99, Motivation Tote £2.50, Pink Kabuki Makeup Brush £3.99

Those of you who've been with me since the start may remember how much I love Cath Kidston. I mentioned it on a prior blog post! The only downside for me is that we don't have a shop in Preston. The good news however, is that all Cath's gorgeous products can be bought online from her official website. Below are just a few of my favourites.

Pin Tin (includes Pins) £4.50, Merry Christmas Stanley Mug £6.50, Christmas Ditsy Mug £6.50, Painted Rose Wrapped Soap £5, Cath Kidston Mini Sew Book £9, Mews Ditsy Flora Wrapped Soap £6, Squirrels Zip Purse £6, Bramley Sprig Bedsocks £8, Merry Christmas Travel Cup £8, Painted Rose Lip Balm £6, Mushroom Pin Cushion £8, Provence Rose Candle £6, Merry Christmas Billie Mug £6.50, River Daisy Zip Purse £6, Posey Mixed Socks £6, Provence Rose Tape Measure £5

I'm going to be brutally honest here. When Jim Chapman (Tanya Burr's other half) launched his stationery line I felt a pang of jealousy. And I hate that feeling. If I ever got the opportunity I would LOVE to design and release my own stationery line. Maybe one day hey?
Jim's collection isn't particularly large, there's actually only a handful of items but they're all must haves. Especially if you're part of the blogging community. 
'eat, sleep, repeat' anyone? Can someone remind us bloggers what sleep is??

Pen £8, Hello Best Friends Jotter £2, Notes To Selfie Jotter £2, Pin Me A5 Notebook £7, Long Time No Blog Pencil Case £6, Eat, Sleep, Repeat Pencil Case £8, Ring Binder £5

I love The Body Shop. It's partly to do with the fact that they don't test on animals but they also stock some fabulous items. I'll never forget the year I received a Peach Melba set of soap and lip balm, I would have been about fourteen years old. It was one of my favourite scents and for years if I caught a whiff it reminded me of Christmas. Sadly I've never been able to get hold of it again but the Satsuma scent is a fantastic alternative.
If my blogger friend Kayleigh is reading this then she'll be cheering right about now... She is a HUGE Lush fan and with good reason! The products smell so good you'll want to eat them.

Cranberry Lip Gloss £7, Satsuma Shower Gel £4, Cherry Blossom Set (Edt & Moisturiser) £8, Tote Bag £5, White Musk Set (Edt & Lotion) £8, Satsuma Soap £2, Tote Bag £5, Argan Oil Treats (Shower Gel, Lotion & Bath Lily) £8 all 
The Body Shop

Lush 'Little Snow Fairy' (Pink Wrap) includes Bath & Snow Fairy Showel Gel £8.50, 'The Night Before Christmas' (Blue Wrap) includes Intergalactic Bath Bomb & Snow Angel Bath Melt £9.95, 'Secret Santa' (Wrap not shown) contains Dashing Santa Bath Bomb & Peeping Santa Bubble Bar £9.95, 'Golden Wonder' (Gold Wrap) contains Golden Wonder & Star Dust Bath Bombs £8.95 all

Christmas just wouldn't be the same without chocolate and a movie sesh. Home Alone and Miracle on 34th Street always get me in a festive mood! As for selection boxes, there's plenty to choose from. I've seen various popping up in most of the supermarkets. 
When it comes to stocking fillers, Poundland and B&M can't be beaten. I personally don't recommend using cheap skincare or foundation as I find it causes breakouts but I've never had a problem using the nail polishes or eyeshadows. 
Don't forget to try WHSmith for books too! They often have good offers or discounts at this time of year. 

Makeup Gallery Eyeshadow, Nail Polish, Blusher, Lip Gloss £1 each - Poundland 

DVDS: Jingle All The Way £2.99, Home Alone Collection £7.99, The Polar Express £3.99, Miracle On 34th Street £2.99 - Home Bargains 

Books: 'How To Fall In Love' Cecelia Ahern, 'Always The Bridesmaid' Lindsey Kelk, 'The Shock Of The Fall' Nathan Filer, 'Still Alice' Lisa Genova £5.59 each

Cadbury Selection Stocking £3.99, Freddo Selection Box £2.99, Santa Selection Box £2.99 

I couldn't believe my eyes when I was browsing Tesco Direct... Every year I searched high and low for Elizabeth Arden 5th Ave perfume because it was one of my Nanna's favourites. And every year I struggled to get hold of it. For some reason my usual 'go to' stores eg. Boots never stocked it. I think the last place I managed to find it was Wilkinsons. But low and behold this year I've actually stumbled across it on Tesco's site. How ironic that she's sadly no longer with us. (I'm sure she's having a good giggle at this right now!)
Tesco also stocks plenty of other girly gifts perfect for your mum, sister or best friend!
If like me you have friends or relatives that love wall art then check out Homebase, The Range and B&M.

Accessorize Love edt £8.58, SJP NYC edt £9.81, Cosmetic Bags 12x19cm £7.99 each, Elizabeth Arden 5th Ave edp £9.60, Mobile Cosmetics Palette £5.45, St. Moriz Gift Set £7, Kylie Darling edt £9.56, Kate Moss Lilabelle edt £7.50, St. Moriz Instant Tan £9.99 all Tesco Direct, Home Sweet Home Canvas £9.99 Homebase, Life Is A Journey... Wall Art £8.99 The Range, L'Oreal Skincare £7.50 & Calcot Skin Treats £3.50 both Tesco Direct, LiveLaughLove Metal Wall Art £5.99 Life/Love Wall Plaque The Range, London Canvas £8.99 Homebase

And that's a wrap folks... Hope you've got some inspirational gift ideas from this post. Do let me know if it's been of use or if indeed you buy any of the above. Have a good week. Until next time! xxx

*All prices were correct at time of publishing.

Images taken from the following, copyright not my own

Gift Images
*Boots: *TKMaxx: *Waterstones: *Asos:|shopwomen *Superdrug Zoella:,,,, *Tanya Burr & Superdrug: *Next: *Accessorize: *New Look: *Cath Kidston: *Paper Ducks/James & Friends: *The Body Shop: *Lush: *Poundland: *B & M: *WHSmith: *Cadbury: *Tesco: *Homebase: *The Range:

Header Images

*Lush: *Boots: 
*TKMaxx: *Waterstones:  
*Asos: *Zoella: *Superdrug: *Tanya Burr: *Next:  
*Accessorize: *New Look:  
*Cath Kidston: *Paper Ducks: *James & Friends: *The Body Shop:  
*Lush: *Poundland:  
*B&M: *WHSmith: 
*Cadbury: *Tesco: 
*Homebase: *The Range: 

Edited using basic Photo Collage


  1. So many great gift ideas! Thank you for the inspiration, Justine!!
    And thanks a lot for following me on bloglovin, dear.


  2. Thanks! Hope you found it of use xx

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