Christmas shopping always feels exciting, but come December when the festive season really hits, a lot of us simply don’t have the time or the inspiration to find the perfect gifts for friends, family or colleagues.
With so many gift options on shelves and in stores, shopping itself can be an absolute mission – but we’re aiming to take the time and the stress out of your shopping with early Christmas gifting guides, helpfully broken down into price points to suit your budget.
We’ve had our team of OK! fashion and beauty editors, who are clued up on all of the latest lifestyle trends, select the gifts they want to see under their trees this year. So from claw clips to Crémant, here are the £25 and under bargains we guarantee will win you approval this festive season…
Expert-picked Christmas 2022 gifts under £25
Beauty director Lynne’s picks
Baylis & Harding Light Up Créme Bath Bubbles Decanter, £12.50 here
The nicest way to save on your lighting bills (if not your water ones…).
Juniqe Paris Poster, from £16 here
Chic wall art to brighten up any office or bedroom – and guaranteed to suit most interior design tastes.
Prince Alexandre Crémant de Loire, £13.99 here
Crémant is made in the same way as Champagne but costs half the price – so ask for twice the amount…?
QVCUK Diamonique butterfly studs, £18 here
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but Diamonique is your wing woman in a credit crunch.
Beauty editor Laura’s picks
Westlab Starry Night Bath Salts, £2.99 here
A luxurious bathtime gift doesn’t have to break the bank. This huge bag of Epsom and Himalayan mineral salts (great for soothing aching muscles) has a warm, festive scenting of cinnamon, ginger, and spiced orange.
Words With Wine Book and Wine Subscription Box, from £25 a month here
A gift that goes beyond Christmas Day, Words With Wine is a subscription service that sends a new novel plus a bottle to enjoy it with to your door, monthly or bi-monthly. One-off gift boxes are also available.
Deputy beauty editor Zoe’s picks
H&M Home Sunlit Neroli Scented Candle, £3.99 here
Candles don’t have to cost a fortune. This one looks very luxe but will give you change from a fiver.
Oliver Bonas Clover Marble Effect Hair Claw Clip, £12.50 here
For any trend-lead fashion and beauty lover, I promise this clip will go down a treat under the tree.
Women Don't Owe You Pretty: The Debut Book From Florence Given, £14.99 here
Not sure what to get someone for a Secret Santa or a smaller gift? This book looks great on a coffee table and is a fascinating read.
*Star fashion & beauty buys*
M&S Autograph Green Bra, £24 here, and matching Briefs, £12 here
Fashion editor Lauren says: “When it comes to shopping for undies, M&S is always my first port of call – they cater for larger bust sizes without skimping on style and sexiness. Plus, they look way more expensive than the price tag.”
OK! Beauty Box Subscription, from £7.50 here
If someone in your life loves beauty products, this is the perfect gift for them. Sign up for a subscription, which costs as little as £7.50 for first time subscribers, and you’ll (or they will!) get monthly boxes packed full of beauty treats totalling at least £80 per box.
Standout brands you’ll find inside include Elemis, Percy & Reed, Revitalash and Murad.
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