Christmas guide: 10 gifts under £20


Dreamy Boat earrings, £17, Materia Rica. Most gift guides I see assume the reader have pockets as deep as the ocean - and I'm talking Mariana Trench-deep. As much as I'd love to, I can't spend £500 plus on loved ones. Also, as an editor, it's easy to round up a list of 20 stonking items from Gucci, Prada et al but much harder, and hence more interesting, to find genuinely lovely gifts under £50. Museum shops are surefire places to find smaller items (the build-it-yourself Light Stax from the Science Museum is already on our Christmas list) and I've just rediscovered the joys of Anthropologie and Wolf & Badger, both beautifully edited sites with shedloads of gorgeous affordable items - as well as super-special pieces for closer friends. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. I'll be covering these options in upcoming guides. See you then.

V&A Pattern: 100 Postcards, £14.99, V&A.

Ghost, £14 each, Studio Arhoj.

Medium Bag Pom Charm, £7, Topshop.

Light Stax, £20, Science Museum.

Large Silver Colour Pop Bamboo Bowl, £14, Oliver Bonas.

Red Footed Falcon Brooch, £20, Natural History Museum.

Menagerie Juice Glass, £10, Molly Hatch.

Sewing machine necklace, £12, Imperial War Museum.

Bonneval Tea Towel, £14, Anthropologie.


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