The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide on a Budget.

Christmas shopping on a student budget can be hard. So, here is the answer to your prayers, the ultimate Christmas gift guide 2022. With ideas for all friends and family members, you’ll take some serious inspiration.

To make your life easier, we have put together the ultimate Christmas gift guide for 2022, on a student friendly budget!

Christmas is most people’s fave time of the year. However, this year with the struggles of the cost of living and being a student, it’s hard not to be worried about the cost of Christmas. With something for everyone, we hope you take some inspo!

However, gifts don’t always have to be something you buy; you could bake some delicious cookies and drop them off at your friends’ and families’ houses. Food is the way to everyone’s hearts, after all, we have some amazing Xmas recipes on our blog so check them out

Something for everyone with this gift guide:
  • For the gin lovers in the family. This personalised gin glass makes an excellent present, it adds the extra thought and effort of it being a personalised gift. Perfect and thoughtful, and only £11.95 from Amazon.

Gin glass

  • For the vegans and veggies. A veggie Chinese takeaway will have you woking up your favourite meat-free Chinese dishes! With over 70 vegan and veggie options, this is a great gift for the cooks of the family. At the moment this is on sale and only £12.25! The perfect gift.  

Veggie cook book

  • For the beard growers. This funny gift is perfect for a bearded member of the family! Also great for a secret Santa present, and even better that it is under £10! Perfect for the student budget.

Beard trimmer catcher

  • For teenage boys, this is the perfect stocking filler, it’s not Christmas unless someone receives a Lynx set. Continue the tradition by getting a Lynx duo gift set for just £3, (comes in a range of scents!) We have linked to Superdrug, but these are available from multiple shops.

Lynx set

  • For the Grandmas and Aunties of the family. Stacey Solomon’s Bathe and Bloom gift collection with Dove, is a perfect present. This lovely set includes 5 items for just £10.00, if you don’t know what to get your Mum, Aunty, or Nan, then this is a great option! Available from Boots at the link below.

Dove gift set

  • For family members who love to explore the world. A travel passport holder from Etsy starts from just £7.50, with personalisation included. A great unique gift idea for someone who loves jetting about, this gift is perfect as it’s personal but still gentle on your budget. (We have linked one but there are plenty to choose from on Etsy, so have a look around.)

Passport holder

  • For the planner of the family. A 2023 diary is a great present for someone who is super organised or wants to become more organised. Etsy and Amazon have plenty of designs to choose from. Prices start from as little as £5 depending on the style you are after. Again, a lot of these can be personalised, which makes it extra special. We have linked one but again have a little look on both Etsy and Amazon.

2023 Diary

  • For pretty much anyone. Perfume and aftershave always make for a great Christmas gift for all family and friends. The Perfume Shop always has great offers for both men’s and women’s fragrances. If you want to push the boat out, they also do gift sets for certain brands, however, they do tend to be more expensive. The Perfume Shop also offers student discount, which is great for extra £ off your gifts. The link direct to The Perfume Shop is below.  

The Perfume Shop

  • For a sister, girlfriend or friend. These cosy microwavable slippers are perfect. Such a cute gift and perfect for this time of year, with a lavender scent you’ll feel like you’re at a spa. These are available from Prezzybox and are £22.

Cosy microwavable slippers

  • For the Croc lovers. You can’t go wrong with a stocking filler and croc jibbitz are a great option for someone who loves their crocs. You can get all kinds of jibbitz from Office characters to football players and your fave foods. They come in Bundles available from JD or, for more individual and specific ones, Etsy is the best place. Follow the link for a generic ‘croc jibbitz’ search.

Croc jibbitz

  • For the beer drinkers. A personalised beer glass is a great gift. You can write anything on it so you could add either a sentimental or funny message. For just £9.99 this is a great option, budget or not!

Personalised beer glass

  • For candy lovers, you can’t go wrong with a giant 1kg Pick n Mix bag full of their favourite sweets. Every sweet lover will adore this gift! Many places do these now, but we have found one for just £12.99 and you also get 20% off with your first order.

Pick n Mix

  • Finally, in case you get a secret Santa. Secret Santa is great but it can be hard if you don’t know what the person likes. Normally the budget is pretty low so check out Prezzybox gifts under £10 section, linked below, there’s something for everyone. 

Secret Santa present’s

With this gift guide giving you plenty of inspo for all friends and family members, you shouldn’t be short of ideas. Give what you can this Christmas but more importantly, spend some quality time with friends and family whilst you are home from uni.

Happy shopping and a very Merry Christmas.

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