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 4 gift guides are in progress and will be out over the next 5 days.
Under £50 - this guide
Under £100 (In progress)
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.
The 10 Best Purchases Ever According to You - Under £50
1. An electric blanket or heated throw
The NUMBER 1. The most frequently mentioned item was some form of electric blanket. SO wholesome. The intelliheat pad looks pretty great but it's slightly over budget.
'I'm such a grandma but the dreamland intelliheat heat pad'
2. Toastie, snack, or soup maker
Electric blanket + cheese toastie = Winning.
'My 3-IN-1 roaster snack maker. It does toaster sandwiches, pannins and waffles'
3. Good quality hoop earrings
I love Nue Hoops (you can embellish them with add-on charms) but Amazon has plenty of options too.
4. Nice boots or Wellies
'Spend money on anything that separates you from the ground', so the adage goes.
These come highly recommended - super warm with a fur lining
5. A sturdy rucksack
My rucksack instead of a handbag - I get so much less neck pain and it is a funky rucksack'
6. Sunrise alarm clock
'My Lumie lamp. An absolute game changes for the dark winter mornings'
7. Voucher for a restaurant (+ babysitting)
I love this option and plenty of you with kids suggested this - give the gift of time away from the kids.
8. A nice leather make-up bag
'Leather cosmetics bag (mine's Penhaligon's. Classy, good quality and last years'
Well, this looks genius...
9. Chanel & other bouji make-up
'Make-up you would never buy yourself'
10. Electric toothbrush
We should all be using one. I've been recommended the Phillips Sonicare which is brilliant.
More top picks from you....
Milk frother - £49.00
Power bank - £24.99
A massage or spa voucher
A cleaner for three hours
Diptique candle - £49.00
Chess set - £27.99
A charity gift
'My bf's dad once Gifted a goat to a Namibian refugee camp in our names'
A day out
'A day out with a member of the family. Instead of stuff, I asked for their time. Zoo, crazy golf, afternoon tea, and even a museum. Doesn't have to cost the earth. Memories last longer'
A good quality wooden chopping board - £39.99
V- shaped cushion - £26.99
'Also, useful for raising your laptop on your lap'
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