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12 Christmas Gift Ideas for under £70

This is such a busy time of year - how organised are you for Christmas? The list seems endless - attending school Christmas fairs and concerts, buying and decorating the Christmas tree not to mention all of the Christmas work parties, it's no wonder that thinking up Christmas gift ideas, let alone finding the time to buy them, is sometimes way down a very long To Do List.

Things to think about when giving and receiving Christmas gifts

When we do get time to buy Christmas gifts, it's easy to get swept up in the idea that we should buy lots of random Christmas gifts for everyone in our lives but this year particularly, it's cheaper and kinder to think mindfully about the gifts we're giving.

We don't want our gifts to end up being a physical or emotional burden to the giver because they're not what they wanted. Getting rid of unwanted gifts is one of the toughest decisions we see when helping families declutter their homes.

Organising expert Marie Kondo talks about gift-giving and her advice is sound - "The true purpose of a present is to be received and is a means of conveying someone's feelings". The joy for the giver is when they bought the gift with you in mind and when they gave it to you. They wouldn't want you to keep an unwanted gift out of obligation, feeling bad every time you see it.

Christmas gifts that will be loved long after Christmas Day

The inspiration for the HappyNEST Christmas gift guide is a selection of gifts that will give pleasure all year round - evergreen fashion classics that never go out of date, stylish gifts from independent retailers, products to keep your home stylishly organised or fun experiences that will make for long-lasting memories - they don't clutter up any cupboards at home! And every Christmas gift idea is under £70 (at time of publication).

Christmas Gift Ideas for Her

This Sparkly blazer from Marks & Spencer is ideal for Christmas Day but will be a classic wear all year round too. Paired with velvet trousers, vest top and heels it makes for a glamourous Christmas Day outfit or worn with a slogan t-shirt, jeans and trainers for a dressed down, fun feel any day of the week.

Blazer, £69

a black sparkling jacket
Sequins will work for Christmas Day and beyond

A memorable night is on the cards with this cinema experience for two with cocktails. This Shoreditch venue was originally an old Victorian police station and now houses a fabulous 52 seater cinema. Sit and sip a classic cocktail while watching a cult classic, Hollywood hit, or independent gem. A great date night idea for movie or cocktail fans!

Vintage Cinema and cocktails experience for 2 - £42

a vintage cinema in the dark with low lights
A classy date night at this vintage cinema complete with cocktails

The Wardrobe Mini Edit from HappyNEST is a great gift for anyone longing for a stylishly organised wardrobe. 2 hour session £50 (geographical restrictions apply, see website for further details)

a pic of a wardrobe and words to describe
Give the gift of stylish organisation with the Wardrobe Mini Edit

Christmas Gift Ideas for Him

This stylish coffee pot works on induction hobs so there's no more excuses for those expensive takeaway coffees when he can make his own so easily at home.

Bialetti Coffee Pot, £54

a copper coloured coffee pot
A stylish way to make your morning coffee

A 96ft double decker barge, moored on the Regent’s Canal in Paddington is the setting for this dream of a cheese-based date! Afternoon tea done differently for the savoury lover in your life, you'll sample 6 cheeses and share a carafe of wine. The selection of cheese served is from British farmers and communities you won't find on a supermarket shelf.

Cheese barge experience for two £54

cheeseboard and wine
Afternoon Cheese on the Barge is a savoury lover's dream

Ok, this one is super practical but this will also make Dad a Superhero on Christmas Day when the kids get gifts that don't include batteries. This battery case is an organised Dad's must-have! You'll thank us later...

Interdesign battery organising case £9.67

Christmas gift ideas for Kids

This Toadstool Storage basket from Dunelm is a stylish, fun way to organise the playroom and you might even persuade the kids to help tidy up.

Storage Basket, £55

a woven basket in shape of toadstool
Stylish storage to keep the kids organised

London-based brand Mimi & Lula will make sure your little fairy will shimmer and shine this Christmas with these silver sequin fairy wings! Please note, not suitable for kids under 3.

Sparkly Fairy Wings £20

a little girl with wand and fairy wings
The magic of Christmas with these adorable fairy wings

The Kid's Den kit has all the essentials adventurous kids need to build dens anywhere they want. Kit contains tarpaulin sheets, string, tent pegs, a wooden mallet and instructions.

The Original Den Kit £45

bag with various camping items
Adventures await little ones with this fab den building kit

Christmas Gift Ideas for Teens

These personalised eye masks will make for a restful night's sleep, dreaming of your perfect date and you can customise the name on the front to make it truly personal!

Eye Mask £10

black eye mask with writing on them
Beauty sleep made much easier with these hilarious eye masks

This personalised AirPods case is completely customisable, handcrafted and made of Vegan leather.

AirPods Case £19.99

leather case with AirPods
This AirPods case is so stylish, your teen might take the AirPods out from time to time!

The perfect t-shirt for your sleepy teen, these come in a range of sizes and colours. Grumpy teen not included.

I have no clue T-shirt £24.95

rail with different coloured t-shirts on
These t-shirts describe teen life to a tee...

We hope these Christmas gift ideas have given you some inspiration as well as food for thought on what and how to gift this Christmas. Giving an experience is a great way to create memories and reduce clutter in the home and something useful is always appreciated too.


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