11th December 2020

Christmas is a time of year filled with fun, family and joy, but it can also be very stressful, especially when it comes to buying presents which often can add up to a lot of £££!

 Whilst normally we’d be fighting our way through the crowds in Lush, on the hunt for a scented glittery bath bomb, or in Boots grabbing as many 3 for 2 gifts as we can, this year things are a little different.

 We also know just how tricky it can be to budget as a student, so we’ve pulled together some unique Christmas present ideas that you can grab for your loved ones online, all for under £25!

1. 192 Pages of Wellness - £24.99

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This may be the most expensive on our list, but it’s 100% worth it.

This organisational diary is great to remind the lucky receiver to keep self-care at the top of their priority list, which is much needed after 2020! 

From listing out daily intentions, monitoring sleep patterns, planning daily meals and more, this is the perfect gift to set your friends and family up for happy, healthy and organised new year.

2. Stainless Steel Drinking Straws - £9.99

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It’s the small things that make a BIG difference, right?

So why not treat your family or friends to these adaptable and reusable drinking straws!

Not only will you be doing your bit for the environment, but buying these straws from Eco Bravo also supports Water Aid in providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene care to those that need it most.

Did we mention how useful they’ll also be for any future social gatherings too?

3. Grow Your Own Herb Garden Kit - £15.26

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This little gift from Simply Sow Vaxthuset on Etsy is perfect for any green-fingered, foodie enthusiasts!

With this little kit, that keen chef in your life can make those Instagrammable, healthy new year dishes with their very own Rosemary, Thyme or Coriander.

The ‘New Year, New Me’ process couldn’t be more rewarding than being self-sufficient, environmentally friendly and locally sourced!

4. Filter Coffee Gift Box - £20

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Know someone who has been living on coffee with working or studying from home?

Do you know a coffee lover who has been working or studying from home this year?

This Filter Coffee Gift Box makes a delicious cup of filtered coffee and is sustainably and ethically sourced, the perfect companion to help anyone get through their working day.

Also, if your coffee goes down a treat as a gift, they could even sign up for monthly subscriptions from £7.95.

5. Incoherent Party Game - £20

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You can’t go wrong with a good party game, especially one to whip out before a night out (remember when they were a thing…)!

This Incoherent Party Game from Men Kind is an ideal gift for any uni mates, guaranteed to provide a few laughs and get everyone talking, even though you might be stuck in.

6. Adopt An Elephant - £3

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Christmas is a time for giving, so why not adopt an elephant from WWF UK for a loved one?

Great for any animal lovers, complete with a cute cuddly toy, regular updates on their elephant and a certificate!

You can also rest easy, knowing that this gift will be helping fund WWF’s work to protect elephant habitat, reduce poaching and address human-elephant conflict. 

7. Monstera Adansonii Plant - £5

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We don’t know about you, but we’re obsessed with houseplants at the moment, and they can be a great way to help brighten up a friends room.

Patch Plants sell some stunning plants, at great prices, and this Monstera Adansonii plant is super easy to care for too, a win win!

8. A4 Photo Calendar - £6.75

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Have you got a load of pictures of you and your friends and family? Why not turn them into a photo calendar!

Photo calendars not only are an efficient way to keep organised, but also have that personal touch as a present, making them a truly unique gift option that can be used all year round.

Want to find out more?

Whichever gifts you decide upon this Christmas, buying unique gifts on a budget doesn’t have to be super stressful!

If you are currently at uni and are struggling to budget, we can help you keep on top of your money, with one fixed, monthly payment for all of your bills. Simple.

Check out SplitTheBills now and make life easier for everyone in your shared student house.

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