If you celebrate Christmas, you're most likely going to be spending money on other people, (obvs, that's what Jesus' birthday is for right?). That means trying to buy stuff that your fam, friends (and your slightly creepy step-uncle) might actually use and enjoy. It's a high-risk game.
So, in an effort to save the world from Lynx Africa gift sets, here's the GFY Gift Guide: a crowdsourced guide to the things YOU actually love.
How the guides are compiled:
I put out a request on the GFY Instagram for you to share the items you love and actually use. These could be gifts you've received or things you've bought for yourself.
This was the criteria:
✅ High quality & long-lasting
❤️ Things you've loved and used for years
👛 Good value for money and/or increases in value
🌎 Bonus points for sustainability
The results were compiled into 5 budgets. The other gift guides are in progress and will be out over the next 5 days.
Under £100 - this guide
Bouji AF - £100 PLUS (In progress)
We've then done the maths to find the 10 most popular items in each budget.
There are also some special mentions for those that didn't make the top 10 but are just great ideas.
I hope you find this useful.
Important information! Please note that some of the links are affiliate - this just means we get paid a small % of every transaction but it won't change the price you pay.
1. Fluffy AF Ugg slippers
Agreed! In at number one are Ugg slippers!
I'm a huge fan of Ugg, particularly their fluff yeah range. Adorable.
UGG Women's Fluff Yeah - from £68
Traditional Ugg slippers - from £78
2. A Kindle
For the literary queens and kings in your life...
Kindle - from £69.99
A special mention to the very expensive but apparently very good noise-cancelling Airpods. Let me know if they're really worth it.
Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Wired) - £99.99 https://amzn.to/3GbUB19
4. A great coffee machine
'My boyfriend bought me one 5 years ago and it's still going'
Nespresso Vertuo Plus - £94.99 https://amzn.to/31rR4wV
If you're on an under £25 budget, the Aeropress was highly recommended
Aeropress - £26.78
5. A weighted blanket
I've heard SO much about these - they were frequently mentioned in nearly every price category.
If you're looking for a well-reviewed blanket under £50, this one might be worth a look:
Sleepdown Weighted Blanket 6kg - £41.99 https://amzn.to/3rt778D
This brand also comes highly recommended:
GnO Adult Weighted Blanket - £89.99 https://amzn.to/3GoWSqf
6. A Neom diffuser
Ok, so you definitely don't have to spend this much on a diffuser but a couple of you suggested this one and I would agree that Neom products are 👌.
NEOM – Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser - £95.00 https://amzn.to/3Dhy3dy
for a more affordable diffuser, Muji is a safe bet.
MUJI Aroma Diffuser - £59.95
7. Levi jeans
Ok so personally, I've never found a pair of jeans I love. I think jeans suck but a handful of you sung the praises of your trusty Levis
Levi jeans - from £80
8. Special jewellery
Who doesn't love something sparkly? This was a top pick.
One of you suggested a Swarovski tennis bracelet as a special gift
9. A backpack
Again, we've seen the trusty backpack in nearly every category but for good reason. The Fjallraven is a firm fave...
Fjallraven Unisex Kanken - from £57.00 https://amzn.to/3dtQ9yR
10 . GHDs
And finally...this icon. Still a classic and a teeeeny bit over budget
GHDs - from £107.00 https://amzn.to/3ddvAX7
Not a Christmas present per se but Chip is this year's Christmas saving partner and they're very kindly giving £20 to all GFY followers. This post is not sponsored but Chip is a long time partner of GFY.
How to get the £20
✅ You’re a new customer to Chip
✅ Download the Chip app and use code GFYS20 (profile > earn and track rewards)
✅ Connect your bank and save at least £1. The offer is available on all Chip plans (including Chip Lite which is free)
✅ You’ll receive your £20 on the 13th December. Woohoo
T&C's and eligibility criteria apply please visit this link for the full T&C's
Other top picks...
Sweaty Betty Leggings
Can't beat them - from £70
Dressing table mirror
You're basically a Kardasian.
Fancii LED Makeup Mirror - £69.99 https://amzn.to/3oh8CVt
💌 While you're here, sign up for more financial inspiration
Join the party 🥳
✅ A monthly 💷 round-up straight to your inbox