Thrifty Gift Guide £5 – £10 #12DaysofThriftmas

Thrifty gift guide £5 - £10

On Wednesday I brought you my thrifty gift guide for items over £10 (check it out here), today is the turn of items priced over £5 and up to £10. I’ve tried to feature items from both high street shops and hand crafted items and small businesses from the UK.

Thrifty Gift Guide £5 – £10

may the wings of your eyeliner always be even

May the wings of your eyeliner hoop*
Unicorns, eyeliner and craft all rolled into the one? Err yes please! This sweet little stitched sign set in an embroidery hoop will look fan-friggin-tastic hanging over a dressing table mirror, in a bathroom or even a craft corner. For a further range of witty sayings check out all of the designs here.
PERFECT FOR: Beauty fans, crafters, bloggers, kitsch lovers

modelsown diamond luxe nail polish collection

ModelsOwn Diamond Luxe Nail Polish Collection
This luxury nail polish kit from ModelsOwn features 4 10ml nail polishes (with real diamond dust – ooh err), a double ended cuticle pusher and gold nail art tape. This little bit of luxury will be a welcome addition to any nail enthusiast’s collection.
PERFECT FOR: Best friend, beauty fans, bloggers
PRICE: Usually £10 currently £7 // DIRECT LINK //

wishing on a star purse

Wishing on a star purse
The perfect little pouch to pop handbag essential into. Purses and pouches aren’t just for cash you know. I use sweet little pouches like this to corral make up or even pens and chargers. This pretty little purse could turn the recipient from disorganised and messy to organised and chic in one zip of a pouch. Err maybe.
PERFECT FOR: Teens, organised women, daughters, students.

hand made wrist warmers

Handmade wrist warmers*
A delicately soft pair of wrist warmers might not seem a necessity but oh my friend you’d be wrong. This hand knitted pair are the perfect handbag addition to knitters, reading-on-the-commute type and generally anyone who has cold exposed hands. I’m making great use of them when snapping photographs or reading my smart phone on the way to work.
PERFECT FOR: Commuters, knitters, grandma, mum, office workers and bestie.

lush helping hands

Lush Helping Hands
A little luxury for chapped, cold, winter hands. Helping Hands is a Lush classic and one I reach to both for myself and as a gift time and again
PERFECT FOR: Everyone – who doesn’t need hand cream?
PRICE: £7.75 // DIRECT LINK //

dunelm peppermint and white tea candle

Hotel Peppermint & White Tea candle
I reviewed this candle earlier in the year and told you my friend mistook it for a very expensive candle from The White Company. It is a beautiful scent and has an understated and elegant design. You can read my full review here.
PERFECT FOR: Mum, best friend, aunt, expensive candle lovers and house proud people.
PRICE: £9.99 // DIRECT LINK //

body shop bath sprinkles

Glazed Apple Bath Sprinkles
The Body Shop’s Glazed Apple range smells utterly amazing and this sweet little container of bath sprinkles is a hit with me. I’m not one for blowing a chunk of cash in scenting a bath, so i’m pleased to report a little goes a long way with these sprinkles and aaaah that smell is gorgeous.
PERFECT FOR: New mums, best friend and mum.
PRICE: £7.00 // DIRECT LINK //

hand crocheted minion hat

Minion Crochet Hat
If you don’t love Minions then I fear you may have been holidaying on another planet. With a Minions film coming out in the new year, this cuter than cute crochet hat will not only keep heads warm but also look adorable to boot.
PERFECT FOR: Despicable Me lovers, big kids and film fans.
PRICE: From £5 depending on size // DIRECT LINK//

lush kalamazoo beard

Lush Kalamazoo
Shaving sets used to be the go-to gift set for men but alas many of them have gone the bearded route over the years. My own bearded chap loves Lush Kalamazoo which is a facial wash designed for the hairy chaps. This face ash contains pineapple to cleanse and oils to keep the beard soft and silky. A sure fire hit with kissers of bearded men the world over.
PERFECT FOR: Beardy folk.
PRICE: £6.50 // DIRECT LINK //

bird garland

Bird Garland*
This adorable garland is not only a perfect festive addition but a year round decor choice for those with impeccable taste. Know someone who can’t bang nails into walls or put up pictures? A beautiful garland they can string from stairs or furniture will be received gratefully!
PERFECT FOR: Bird lovers, fairy light fans, baby’s nursery and home decor enthusiasts.

revolution flawless eyeshadows

Revolution Flawless Palette
Revolution have take the budget beauty world by storm this year with their constant stream of great quality products. The brand is noted for their excellent eyeshadows and this palette contains an extraordinary 32 shades perfect for creating great eye looks for any occasion or skin shade.
PERFECT FOR: Make up fans, teens, best friend.

tesco socks for men

Spotty socks
Mr Thrifty tells me these socks are fantastic quality and they’re fun without being cheesy. Socks for men are the law at Christmas so a budget find like this works wonders on both the feet of the chap in your life and your pocket.
PERFECT FOR: Brother, husband, dad, grandad.
PRICE: £7 for 5 pack // DIRECT LINK //

accessorize earring set

These delicate earrings are utterly beautiful as a set but even better than that, once re-packaged into individual boxes with contrasting tissue paper you can get 3 gifts from one set. Bargain!
PERFECT FOR: Best friend, loved one, secret santa.

plastic name necklace

Name necklace*
The instant you see that photo up there you’ll know exactly who in your life will love it. Make sure to leap in and grab this personalised treat fast!
PERFECT FOR: Teens, kitsch lovers and anyone with an unusual name.

Don’t forget to check out my thrifty gift guide for gifts over £10 here and check back on Tuesday for my under £5 guide.


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  1. I love this guide! Favourite has to be the palette for under £10! With all those shades, that’s amazing! X

  2. I love that purse, it’s so cute! I also really like the idea of the bath sprinkles – I think it’s a good way to avoid getting a typical gift set of body products that some people don’t look twice at. In regards to the socks, my dad always says that that’s the best way to tell when you’re getting old – if you get socks for Christmas. Hoping I don’t get any this year! 😉
    Megan x

  3. I love the look of that candle! lovely post x

    Alice, That Fashion Victim

  4. Thanks for the candle tip! I was recently given the Wild Mint White Company candle and am absolutely in love with it but already worrying about living without the candle once it’s finished! This dupe is perfect.

  5. Such simple yet great ideas! lovely post xx

  6. Oooh why haven’t I heard of glazed apple at The Body Shop? I will be checking that out next time I go, and possibly gifting it to myself!!

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