Little Joys – Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget

#AD This post on Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget is written in conjunction with Boots UK but all thoughts are my own.


Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget

Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget

Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget in 2022

With the festive period fast approaching, many of us are asking how we can celebrate Christmas on a budget given current financial pressures. It is undoubtedly a real concern as the cost-of-living crisis in the UK takes hold.

Bills have soared across the board and just covering the basics; food, warmth and shelter leaves many of us with little to spare.

Have no fear though I am here to help!

This blog contains the best tips on buying Christmas presents for your friends and family with a range of small gift ideas for a Christmas on a budget.  Best of all you can buy them all in one place, Boots.

Boots is a one-stop shop to an affordable Christmas full of little joys. I have a few tips for you on how to afford Christmas this year and I want to show you all I got for just £100 at Boots – ticking a range of great small gift ideas off my list.

First though a few tips to keep your Christmas finances under control.


Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget

Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget

Know your budget

Know how much you can afford for Christmas – how much you want to spend on food and entertainment and what is left for gifts. Be realistic and don’t overstretch yourself. You will enjoy Christmas much more if you aren’t worrying about money and you will spread a great deal more Christmas cheer too!


Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget

Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget

Set a spending limit for your small gift ideas for Christmas on a budget

I would recommend setting a spending limit for gifts and perhaps consider doing this in agreement with your friends and family.  This way, you can avoid overspending and during the holiday season – it will only make you stressed.  Additionally, setting a limit will help you focus on finding thoughtful, small gift ideas that your loved ones will appreciate, rather than simply opting for the most expensive items.


Keep a clear list of what you have bought

One year I bought duplicate gifts for a couple of people because I shopped super early, stashed them away and forgot about them – oops! Lists keep your budget and gift buying organised.


Consider shopping at Boots – a one-stop shop for Christmas gifts! 

Before I show you all the small gift ideas, I have chosen from Boots let me tell you why it is the place to shop this year.

Firstly, you can get everyone a gift at Boots. This well-loved high-street retailer has over 2,300 UK stores and have been at the heart of our communities for over 170 years. Boots are far more than simply a chemist that sell toiletries too as you will see from the choices I have made.

Boots have a wide and interesting range of Christmas gifts to suit everyone no matter who you are shopping for from kids to partners, older relatives, co-workers – and they have stocking fillers, advent calendars and Secret Santa gifts for colleagues.
You really can get everyone a gift from Boots and it saves a rather huge lot of hassle shopping around.  I was so excited to find so many of the gifts I need to buy in just one place!


 Boots Christmas Gift Finder 

If you want to make shopping at Boots EVEN EASIER you have to check out their gift finder tool it’s just brilliant. It totally narrows down your present hunting and offers speedy solutions to Christmas shopping by offering gift options that are right for you and that can keep you on budget too.

How cool is that?


boots gift finder


Anyhow, without further ado, let me show you what I picked from their brilliant range of small gift ideas.


 Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a budget for Her

Searching Christmas gifts for her bought some lovely options into view.  Here’s what I picked …


For gran 

Mini Indulgence Collection – Laura Ashley

This set is so lovely, it has hand lotion, body lotion, body mist and lip balm and it is in a gorgeous little tin.


Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget

Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget



For my bestie

Cora Cole 14k Gold Plated Necklace

This pretty necklace is perfect for my bestie and I know she will adore it! A great price at £15.


Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget



For my niece

Cosy & Co warm socks 

These super snug socks will keep her cosy in her student flat this winter and aren’t they sweet? Id love to find these under the Christmas tree!


cosy socks

Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget


Stocking fillers

Stocking fillers should be special though inexpensive small gift ideas and I have chosen some lovely ones here from Boots that I know will go down a treat.


For me! 

Joules rollerball fragrance set 

What a treat this would be to find in my stocking – perfect for keeping in my handbag.

Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget


For him

Caramel and Chocolate Popcorn

I’d definitely pop this in my son’s stocking (and I would definitely pinch some when he opened it.) A little bit of luxury for just £4.

Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget


Small Gift Ideas for Christmas Gifts on a budget for Him

I love a man to smell good and have biscuits for me to steal so I had easy pickings when it came to choosing Christmas gifts for him


For my uncle

Ted Baker gift set

This sterling blue gift set has body spray, body wash, wash cloth, cleansing bar and antiperspirant and is a great value and good-looking gift at just £16!

Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget

Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget


For my nephew

Build your own robot spider

How much fun does this look?  It can walk and climb, and you get to build it too!




For my hubby

Dark Choc Ginger Biscuits

These are his absolute faves!


Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget



Secret Santa Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget

Having to choose Secret santa gifts can feel scary – you don’t want to get it wrong, but your budget is limited, and you may not know the other person too well. Don’t stress though Boots have loads of small gift ideas that make the perfect secret Santa.


For a vegan

Plant Life Vegan Hot Choc

A range of delicious hot choc flavours in a lovely presentation box.


Small Gift Ideas for Christmas

For a woman

Joules Body Care Minis set 

Joules is a universally loved brand and with these gorgeous bright colours this tin of minis would be a hit with anyone!


Small Gift Ideas for Christmas on a Budget



Small gift ideas for Christmas on a budget for me!

I always buy myself a little Christmas gift and my treat this year had to be a Clinique perfume – My Happy Cookies and Cream (£22.) I now actually smell like Christmas! (And yes, I know I should have waited to open it!)

 Small Gift Ideas


I think you will agree I got so, so much for £100. And what a brilliant variety of small gift ideas from Boots that won’t break the bank. Lots of them are 3 for 2 (cheapest free) and you do of course get Boots Advantage Card points with every purchase which creates further savings in the future.

It really is a one-stop shop full to the brim of little joys for a Christmas on a budget and is a stress-less as well as costs less experience doing your Christmas shopping at Boots

By adopting some of these small gift ideas, you can avoid too much worrying about Christmas this year! While budgets may be tight, gifts can still be fabulous and thoughtful.




  1. November 18, 2022 / 6:05 pm

    Keeping a list and setting a budget is really helpful! Love the Boots gift ideas too!

  2. Elizabeth Burton
    November 18, 2022 / 6:57 pm

    Oh these are great! I love Clinique Happy. I always save up my Advantage points to use for Christmas.

  3. November 20, 2022 / 10:30 am

    Wow so many lovely gift ideas – I’m definitely pinching some of these! Love the gift finder tool too.

  4. November 22, 2022 / 12:30 pm

    This is inspired!!!

    And it anyone asks; I’m totally here for socks and vegan chocs

  5. November 28, 2022 / 12:21 pm

    Yes, I do too it makes me – happy!

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