Where to find cheap Christmas gifts that look expensive
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Where to find cheap Christmas gifts that look expensive

18 November 2019

The season of goodwill may be a time for giving, but it’s all too easy for spending to get out of hand when that Christmas spirit is in full flow. From family and friends to colleagues and employees, you might just find your Christmas shopping list begins to take on a life of its own. Fortunately, with a little bit of festive know-how, it is possible to source cheap but thoughtful Christmas gifts that will make you look like a big spender. Get inspired by these cheap Christmas presents that look expensive, and save yourself a packet.

A framed print or photo book


These cheap Christmas gift ideas are timeless, personal, and might even get mum, dad or your other half to shed a festive tear or two. Choose to frame a beautiful memory with photo print service Photobox or capture that dream wedding or holiday with the Snapfish photo book maker. With premium finishes and top-notch reviews, you’ll not only look like you spent more money but that you gave more thought to your Christmas gifting too. 

DIY scented candles


There’s nothing quite like a scented candle to make your house feel like a home, but these popular presents come with a price-tag that might cause your wallet to flinch in fear. Fortunately, candles make excellent DIY Christmas gifts while providing a fun, festive project to light up those cold, dark nights. Discover everything you need to get started at Hobbycraft, from Christmas candle fragrance oils to packets of soy wax flakes, or pick up a complete candle-making kit from Amazon. All that’s left to buy is a simple white ribbon or a piece of rustic twine to nail that luxe Jo Malone look.

Christmas tree decorations


Simple, seasonal, and a gift to treasure forever, a well-chosen ornament or bauble makes a classic Christmas gift. The trick to convincing your recipient that you’ve spent a small fortune is to pick a trinket with that one-of-a-kind look. Browse the beautiful white and silver Christmas decorations from The White Company where glittering stars, silver crescent moons, and hand-etched baubles cater to a wide range of budgets. Alternatively, pick up a kitschy glass design from the popular Paperchase collection for a quirky tree that’s as unique as your loved ones.

Winter skincare essentials


Harsh winds and central heating can do a number on sensitive skin in the winter, so nourishing lip blams, moisturising hand creams, and replenishing shaving lotions are perfect Christmas gifts for friends. Check out the great deals at Boots for regular better than half price sales or browse for mini kits from popular brands to give that winter skin a glow. Retro-styled Soap & Glory offer pampering Christmas presents for her in the form of mini shea body butter and creamy shower gel while Bulldog Skincare’s mini aftershave balm and face wash make top Christmas gifts for men. Last but not least, if you know someone who can’t get enough of their anti-ageing lotions or moisturising potions, The Ordinary Skincare, available from Cult Beauty and ASOS, offers little glass bottles of liquid magic that won’t put a dent in your bank balance.

A streaming subscription

Treat your loved ones to a NOW TV subscription gift to make hibernating through the winter nothing short of a dream. From classic boxsets and original series to blockbuster movies and more, you can open up a whole media world to your friends and family for a very reasonable rate. Don’t forget to take advantage of a free trial before you part with your cash, and you could give the gift of priceless entertainment without blowing your budget.

From cheap Christmas gifts under £5 to high-end designer goods with all the bells and whistles, you can cut the cost of the lot with vouchercloud this year. Don’t risk shopping without us.

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